OGC Location Standards for Next Generation LBS

Wednesday, 2013-02-27
Wednesday, 2013-02-27

This event will include

    Are you looking for ways to provide the highest value LBS to users?   

    • Provide the freshest and most contextually relevant data
    • Make information access rapid, incremental   
    • Communicate position quickly, inexpensively including when roaming     
    • Offer fewer LBS apps that provide greater data depth and reliability
    • Support for indoor as well as outdoor positions


    Are your LBS platform tools efficient in terms of data access and management?

    • Lower costs of creating and maintaining location-based data sets     
    • Keep maps and all geodata current     
    • Mix data sets while keeping intuitive and consistent symbols      
    • Accommodate diverse mobile platforms with consistent behaviors     
    • Use best available position accuracy given device sensors     
    • Use open APIs to reduce overhead between LBS tools


    Printable invite can be downloaded here



      Wednesday February 27, 2013 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM


      Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya (ICC)
      Parc Montjuic
      Barcelona, Spain



      Event Agenda:

      The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites all mobile developers, location data providers, network operators and LBS service users to an exciting event and reception.


      Presentation Agenda


      Registration Opens




      Denise McKenzie, OGC


      The power of location on mobile devices

      George Percivall, OGC


      OGC standards power next-gen emergency response apps

      Movie: Luciad Emergency Response Demo

      Frank Suykens, Luciad


      Fraunhofer experience with a mobile app to record health data in the field

      Hylke van der Schaaf, Kym Watson, Fraunhofer IOSB


      Shared Situational Awareness - from Desktop to Mobile

      Roger Brackin, Envitia


      OGC Open GeoSMS

      Kuo-Yu “Slayer” Chuang, ITRI


      Wikitude's leadership in open standards: OGC ARML2

      Martin Lechner, Wikitude


      3D portrayal of geospatial

      Volker Coors
      Fraunhofer IGD


      Introduction to OGC Standards Showcase

      George Percivall

      1600 Reception including OGC Standards Showcase and Demonstrations



      Standards Showcase during Reception

      OGC Standards Activity

      Standards Experts

      OGC Web Services

      Mike Reynolds,
      Augmented Technologies

      Kym Watson and Hylke van der Schaaf; Fraunhofer IOSB


      Kuo-Yu “Slayer” Chuang;
      Industrial Technology Research Institute

      Sensor Web for IoT

      Joaquín del Rio Fernández
      Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya


      Sisi Zlatanova
      Delft University of Technology


      Martin Lechner

      3D Portrayal

      Volker Coors
      Fraunhofer IGD
      Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart

      Places of Interest (PoI)

      Alessandra Donnini


      Frank Suykens

      Roger Brackin


      OGC standards for Mobile


      OGC Nordic Forum Interoperability Day

      Monday, 2012-09-03
      Monday, 2012-09-03

      The OGC Nordic Forum ( is organising an "OGC Nordic Interoperability Day" to spread information about OGC open standards and practical implementations. The event is hosted by ULI Geoforum and participation is free of charge!"
      Time: September 3, 9.00-16.15
      Place: Saturnus Konferens, Stockholm
      Organizer: OGC Nordic Forum & ULI Geoforum

      The day will be focused on OGC members' use cases and how OGC standards have been used.
      After the seminar the OGC Nordic Forum will have a meeting – for OGC members only. Time: 16.30-17.00Registration deadline: August 27.


      OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) Summit

      Wednesday, 2009-06-24
      Wednesday, 2009-06-24

      Massachusetts Institute of Technology

      77 Massachusetts Avenue
      Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

      The meeting will be held at the Stata Center (Building 32).



      Special thanks to:



      MIT Lincoln Labs

      as sponsors, and to

      for hosting this event.

      If your organization would like to help, please contact Greg Buehler.

      Schedule of Meetings: 

      Will be posted shortly.


      The Registration for this session is now OPEN.  There is a $40.00 charge for each Summit for non-OGC members, and a $20 charge for all OGC Members.

      Non-Members: Go to the Summit Registration Page.

      OGC Members: Login to the OGC Registration Page.

      Note: This Web Portal uses the SSL Certificate Authority of the Open Geospatial Consortium. You may install the OpenGIS Root Certificate and bypass future warnings about using OGC's Certificates.

      Local Information and Travel: 


      The closest international airport is Logan International Airport (BOS)


      Parking in Cambridge and Boston can be expensive and hard to find (Marriott Parking is $22 per day for self-park).  Whenever possible, park your car at the hotel, and use public transportation to get to the MIT campus. If you must drive to the campus, on- and off-street parking is available for a fee, but most public parking is not very close to the center of the MIT campus

      Public Transportation (the MBTA, known as "the T")

      The closest subway station to campus is Kendall Square on the Red Line, you may also want to consider going to Central Square (also on the Red Line) or taking the #1 or CT1 bus across the Charles River from Back Bay, depending on where you are coming from and your destination on campus.

      Public transportation fares and schedules may be found at the MBTA website. If you are coming to MIT for an extended visit, you may want to consider buying a stored value CharlieCard or an unlimited use weekly or monthly pass.


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      OGC Standards for the Internet of Things - a Workshop

      Wednesday, 2011-11-30
      Wednesday, 2011-11-30

      EUROCONTROL Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium

      Workshop during the OGC Technical Committee, 30 November 2011, 1:00 to 5:00 pm

      This workshop saught to explore the role of OGC standards in the development of the Internet of Things (IoT).  The workshop covered current activities on IoT by several organizations. The workshop applied OGC standards to enhance the capabilities of IoT.  Relevant OGC topics included location, sensor webs, spatial models including 3D and location-enabled mobile services.

      This meeting was "Public" and open to the OGC Members and Non-Members.


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      OGC Training at MundoGEO#Connect LatinAmerica 2014

      Wednesday, 2014-05-07
      Friday, 2014-05-09

      We invite you to register for a 1 day OGC training course to be held May 8, 2014 during the MundoGEO#Connect LatinAmerica 2014 conference. The training will be in Portuguese and will be led by Luis Bermudez, director of the OGC Compliance Program. Attendees successfully completing the training will receive a certificate from OGC and MundoGeo and either one free membership for their employer or a discount coupon**.

      This is an important training session because OGC standards have become increasingly important in a world where location and other types of geographic information are becoming integral parts of the information infrastructure. OGC is the main international organization responsible for open geospatial standards, and these standards make it possible for geospatial data and geoprocessing instructions to be communicated between platforms, systems and applications. Receiving training in OGC standards is important for both software developers and information system managers.

      The MundoGEO#Connect LatinAmerica 2014 Conference and Trade Fair will be held at the Fri Caneca Convention Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

      **Terms and Conditions apply

      OSCRE Seminar – Do you know what you own? Solutions for consolidated portfolio reporting and benchmarking. London, England

      Thursday, 2011-01-27
      Thursday, 2011-01-27

      Access to good quality data around real estate portfolios is increasingly important and responses to the question “Do you know what you own?” are increasingly uncomfortable. 

      Large and diverse portfolios comprising a range of property types and managed by local business units using a range of systems presents a number of genuine challenges for consolidated reporting and benchmarking. 

      Standardisation at industry level is a large part of the solution and this free event will bring together those who share this problem with those who are solving it. 


      QUEST International Conference and Tradeshow 2012

      Sunday, 2012-11-18
      Thursday, 2012-11-22

      The infrastructure deficit currently facing municipalities worldwide is actually a once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve the efficiency of energy, transportation, land-use, water and waste systems in communities, and thereby cut costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and take a giant step in the direction of sustainability. Integrated Community Energy Solutions (ICES) is a model that is being implemented worldwide to achieve these results.

      Cold climate communities present a unique challenge with respect to energy use. I invite you to participate in QUEST’s 6th annual conference - the only conference and tradeshow in Canada that is taking an integrated approach to addressing our current infrastructure and investment challenges. This year’s event will showcase the latest research, proven solutions, and the most innovative opportunities relating to ICES, and all within the context of creating smart energy communities in cold climates.