Civil & Land Development Summit 2013

Monday, 2013-03-18
Monday, 2013-03-18

Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel
P.O. Box: 6382, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Tel: + 971 2 4415 900
Fax: + 971 2 4415 666




The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) Land Development Working Group in partnership with buildingSMART International will host the inaugural Civil Summit as part of the OGC Technical and Planning Committee meeting in Abu Dhabi. This event will focus on the current need and future opportunities for open standards in Civil and Land Development. Representatives from buildingSMART International and buildingSMART Middle East chapter will be providing an update from their USA meeting being held 12 March in Waltham and activities in Middle East.

Recent years have seen a significant increase in demand for interoperability between Spatial, Civil and BIM in daily workflows. The aim of this industry gathering is to facilitate open discussion and actions for future development. Participants from industry-leading organizations around the world will engage in interactive discussions, lightning talks, and inspiring presentations. This event is free and open to all who would like to participate.

Join the conversation! This one-day Civil Summit is the best opportunity in 2013 to engage in Civil and Land Development standards.

Call for Presentations

We are seeking presentations on: existing workflows (what is working – what can be improved) from the viewpoint of civil engineers, from a BIM perspective, Planning and Operations, Policy and Law (Government), software vendors and more are welcome. What are the emerging best practices for data and services interoperability? Who is leading the way with technical innovation and market adoption? What is happening with LandXML?

If you would like to present please make your submission no later than 12th March to Bart De Lathouwer at bdelathouwer [at]


Final Agenda can be found here


Please register via this link

This registration is for the Civil Summit only. If you are attending the OGC Technical and Planning Committee meetings you will need to register separately via the OGC portal.

Key Dates

12 March 2013: Submissions for Presentations    

18 March 2013: Civil Summit 2013


The summit will be held on Monday, March 18, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, UAE in conjunction with the OGC Technical Committee Meeting. For details on venue and accommodation information please check the Abu Dhabi Technical Committee information page on the OGC website:


Program organizers: Scott Simmons, CACI and OGC 3DIM  and Bart De Lathouwer, OGC


Geospatial Web Services Workshop 2008

Monday, 2008-06-16
Tuesday, 2008-06-17

Service-Oriented Software Research Network (SOSoRNET) and Centre for Geospatial Science, University of Nottingham would like to invite you to join us for a two day workshop on geospatial web services which will be held at the University of Nottingham. Participation in the workshop is free but limited to 50 people on first come registration basis.

The key aims of this workshop are:

  1. to hear presentations from leading academic and industry players on their research on geospatial web services technology
  2. to network and develop ideas for future collaborative research in geospatial web services
  3. to understand current developments in geospatial web services with focus on generalization and schematization research.


For more information and to register, please go to:



Middle East Geospatial Forum - Geospatial Technologies for Sustainable Middle East

Saturday, 2012-03-03
Sunday, 2012-03-04

The 2012 Middle East Geospatial Forum will take our engagement with the
stakeholders to the next level and build on our objective of propagating
and promoting the significant usage of geospatial technology as a tool
that serves varied domains. The conference will be based on a carefully
designed plan with plenary sessions that feature an array of celebrated
speakers from around the globe, who will bring along with them a wealth
of knowledge and expertise to the Middle East geospatial community.

The conference will also have an exhibition area where companies from
all over the region will showcase some of the latest developments taking
place in the field. In all, the conference will offer a delectable
blend of precious information with ample networking opportunity.


Geospatial Law Webinar

Tuesday, 2010-06-29
Tuesday, 2010-06-29

Event URL:

The price to attend is $85, which is payable at the time of registration.
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Webinar Information: 

The objective of this webinar is to educate the geospatial community (users
and executive management) on some of the key legal issues associated with
collecting, using and licensing geospatial data. Attendees will get a
lawyer's perspective on several areas of law, including privacy,
intellectual property, licensing, data quality and liability that impact
geospatial operations.

Speakers include:

   * Kevin Pomfret, Attorney, LeClair Ryan LLP, Executive Director, Center
for Spatial Law and Policy; OGC Board Member
   * Kara John, Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property & Privacy,
DMTI Spatial
   * Peter Schreiber, Attorney and Lead Counsel, ESRI

This online event will last for 90 minutes, with a substantial amount of
time dedicated to a "live" question and answer session for attendees.

Attendees will learn:

   * What issues a lawyer considers important with respect to protecting
intellectual property rights
   * How lawyers deal with issues such as privacy and liability in a
   * How a license agreement can be used to allocate business and legal
risk associated with a transaction
   * What the key provisions are for a spatial data license agreement
   * What are the legal ramifications of location-based services