Far more than a mere communication device, mobiles now serve as our books, health monitors, payment transfer devices, social connectors and tour guides. Mobile technology is embedded in our cars, homes, appliances, governments and utilities. Mobile is enhancing and expanding education and thus, transforming the world. Mobile World Congress 2012 will celebrate the current state of mobile and offer a glimpse into where mobile has the potential to go next.
MundoGEO#Connect LatinAmerica 2013, Conference and Trade Fair for Geomatics and Geospatial Solutions (http://mundogeoconnect.com/2013/en) is the largest conference and trade fair of geomatics and geospatial solutions in Latin America. It will be held this year in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from June 18 thru 20. The program includes more than 15 activities, among forums, special events, courses and user meetings. The previous event edition had 3,350 participants from 27 countries and over 70 global brands in the fair. The 2013 event program was created from suggestions of the geospatial community, through the evaluation of the previous editions and also a request for ideas, in which professionals in the industry sent their opinions on how to solve the key challenges of geospatial technologies in Latin America.
Among the many choices of activities, the event organization offers customized packages for participants and discounts for teachers, researchers, students, groups and subscribers of the MundoGEO magazine. "In 2013, we set a different way for the professional to register, from which you can choose only one activity or a combination among them, with special discounts. Additionally, the option to register in the forums allows the freedom to choose up to seven different topics with only one investment. All that plus the time in between intervals or the open day to visit the trade fair of products and services, which is going to hit a record of exhibition booths", explains Emerson Zanon Granemann, director and publisher of MundoGEO.
Check out the list of activities and the full program at http://mundogeoconnect.com/2013/en/program.
The theme of the plenary is industry and governments working together to implement interoperability. Dr. Paul Kaminski, Chairman of the US Department of Defense Science Board, and Gen(ret) Harald Kujat, former Chairman of NATO’s Military Committee are just a few the featured speakers along with senior industry executives.
Topics that will be explored in depth include market conditions providing the demand for interoperability, the transition of the NCOIC business case responding to the market, and a discussion by senior customers and industry executives of the need for interoperability for coalition and joint operations. The plenary session will provide an excellent opportunity to hear from those in a position to influence either RFPs or the responding proposals.
Additionally there will be a series of business and technical discussions that will tie business objectives with technical capabilities to allow industry understanding of customer views and customers of industry concerns.
This two-day general session will assemble the Key Organizations and the Senior Leading Experts that are shaping the direction of Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) current requirements and exposing the many future capabilities for the services and public service sectors. Industry plays an increasing role in providing ISR assets across a very broad range of needed missions – including but not limited to: Persistent Global Surveillance & Global Strike, Counter-intelligence & Counterterrorism, Maritime Domain Awareness, Space Defense, Anti-Access and Contested Global Commons. ISR and evolving technologies clearly being an imperative need in Irregular Warfare has resulted in operational surges in both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Carl Reed, CTO, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) will be among the speakers.The conference will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada
Seattle, WA, USA
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.
The OGC France Forum (http://www.forumogcfrance.org/ in French and http://www.forumogcfrance.org/ in English) and announced that it has organized an Interoperability Day to be held on November 21. The topic of the day is "Download, Sharing, Service: Questions, Solutions, Advantages".
The day long event will be hosted by Le ministère de l’Ecologie, du Développement Durable, des Transports et du Logement (the Ministry for the Environment, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing). It will take place at the Grand Arche de la Défence in Paris. Francois Robida (BRGM), a European Board Director of the Open Geospatial Consortium, will provide the opening remarks.
There will be presentations by:
Marc Leobet (MEDDTL)
Athina Trakas (OGC)Benjamin Chartier (NeoGeo Technologies)
CAP Gemini – MEDDTL (intervenant à confirmer)
René-Luc d’Hont (3Liz)
urélie Léonard (ONEMA)
Anthony Mauclerc (BRGM)
Erwan Bocher – Antoine Gourlay (IRSTV)
Software vendors including Autodesk, Bentley, Esri, Intergraph, and Oslandia will show interoperability among systems that implement the OGC Web Feature Service Interface Standard. The meeting will conclude with a roundtable discussion.
Sheraton Premier at Tyson's Corner 8661 Leesburg Pike Vienna, Virginia 22182 United States
Registration and Coffee will begin at 8:30 AM and the remarks will conclude by 4:00 PM followed by a Social Hour and Vendor Interoperability Showcase until 5:30 PM. View the complete agenda.
Sheraton Premier at Tyson's Corner 8661 Leesburg Pike Vienna, Virginia 22182 United States Rooms start at: $209.00 per night*
Use the web link above to reserve your room in the OGC Room Block.
NOTE: This Room Block closes on 12 September. After that date, the room rate may go up and rooms are subject to availability.
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