Orlando, FL, USA
The upcoming FOSS4G 2011 will take place from September 12-16 in Denver, Colorado.
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the Association of Geographic Information (AGI) have joined forces to offer you the chance to learn more about open standards and interoperability. Hosted at the Met Office in Exeter on 22nd June 2012, following the OGC Technical Committee meetings earlier that week, the day will be of interest to everyone in the geocommunity, especially those who want to know more about what Open Government and international geospatial standards can offer them and their organisation.If you are interested in standards policy and the EC INSPIRE Directive, or the recent UK Government consultation on Open Standards, there will be representation from Central Government, Ordnance Survey Great Britain and the Met Office, amongst others. If you are more technically minded there will be a hands-on workshop where you’ll get the chance to try out OGC compliant web services and data feeds in open source software. Remember to bring your laptop!More details to be confirmed in the coming weeks. There are exhibitor and sponsor opportunities available for this event.
OGC and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
To register for the Ocean/Met/Hydro Water Cycle Summit click here.
Members and non-members of the OGC are invited to attend the "Oceans/Met/Hydro Water Cycle Summit" to learn what has been accomplished so far by the two working groups and to discuss what remains to be done.
The ability to easily exchange hydrological, oceanographic, meteorological and climatological information in a timely and useful fashion is becoming increasingly important for operational purposes as well as research. New information technologies present new opportunities for collecting, publishing, discovering, accessing and using data, but open, international interface and encoding standards and best practices are necessary to make the most of these opportunities.
These two OGC working groups provide venues and a mechanism for seeking technical and institutional solutions to the challenge of describing and exchanging data about the state and location of water resources and atmospheric and oceaonographic phenomena. The groups work to ensure that OGC standards allow the hydrological, meteorological, and ocean observation communities to achieve effective interoperability across the world's information technology infrastructure.
The summit will focus on information system interoperability as it relates to understanding the water cycle, though other domain requirements also shape the development of the relevant interface and encoding standards.
While the WMO's Commission for Hydrology (CHy) has the recognized mandate to publish and promote international hydrology standards, the OGC contributes to the process with its resources and experience in guiding collaborative development among disparate participants in a rapidly evolving technological environment. The OGC Hydrology Domain Working Group is open to both member and non member participation and is intended to be a public forum for communication. A similar relationship exists between the WMO's Commission for Basic Services (CBS) and the OGC Meteorology and Oceanography Domain Working Group. The email list and the wiki for each Working Group are open to all interested parties.
International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software
July 5 - 8 2010, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
The GIS for the United Nations and the International Community Conference is organised by UNITAR’s Operational Satellite Application Programme (UNOSAT) and Esri to bring awareness of the positive potential for GIS professionals to work together on global issues ranging from disasters to climate change and humanitarian assistance. From an office in Geneva to a refugee camp in Africa, GIS enables better collaboration, visualization, and rapid dissemination of critical information when and where it's needed most. Empowering action in territorial planning, as well as in response operations, requires a true geographical understanding of the complex challenges being faced.
Join us to
- Understand how to make critical information more accessible and actionable
- Develop and direct strategies on how to best apply
geographic information science to devise better responses to regional
and global challenges
- Discover how to better organize and manage information,
resources, and people through improved visibility, communication, and
- Participate in building a community to expand capacity and understanding at all levels