Luis Bermudez's blog
OGC now provides a WMS 1.3 Client Test that client developers can use to confirm that their clients correctly implement the OGC Web Map Service 1.3 Interface Standard.
I'm very pleased to announce the KML 2.2 validator now available at the OGC Testing Facility. It validates if implementations are correctly publishing KML data. The validator tests kml and kmz files, located locally or available via a URL. To get certified follow these simple steps.
More details about the test in my previous blog about this topic. Enjoy!
KML is an XML language focused on geographic visualization, including annotation of maps and images. KML is supported in numerous earth browser applications and geospatial software products. About 70 KML 2.2 implementations are registered in the OGC implementations database.
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Thanks to a very kind invitation from Vasu Kilaru (EPA National Exposure Research Laboratory), I attended the recent Air Sensors 2013 workshop at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). My presentation was about the use of OGC standards for Big Data in the context of Sensors. I participated in a breakout session led by Sherri Hunt (EPA Star Program) that focused on challenges for the next 5 years.
Last week, on November 1 I was honored to be a panelist at Panel session no.4 in the Mini-series on "Ontology and Semantic Technology for the Earth Science Community". This panel was organized by ONTOLOG, one of the most well-known international ontology forums. There were about 45 virtual participants.
Last week I attended the workshop “Connecting Grassroots to Government for Disaster Management” at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. This was my first meeting I have attended that was fully dedicated to the discussion of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI). Lea Shanley, director of the Commons Lab, brought together top-notch panelists (see agenda) from government, university and industry. A great variety of topics were
I attended the second day at the 2012 Air Transportation Information Exchange Conference, at NOAA in Silver Spring (See Nadine's related blog here). The first three talks were focused on semantics. Then my colleague Nadine Alameh gave a rich multimedia overview (70 Mb presentation) about OGC and OGC Web Services activities (OWS). I talked about the semantic work being advanced in OWS.