* Identifying the aspects that contribute to integration and interoperability: Technological, political and cultural
* Global standards and developments for open geospatial practices, architectures and interfaces
* Standard based web services - the potential for government and military use at planning and operational levels
* Developing a fully interoperable data sharing strategy
Open Geospatial Consortium
Third Open Source GIS Conference - OSGIS 2011
Centre for Geospatial Science, University of Nottingham
21-22nd June 2011
Building up Open Source, Open Standards, Open Data research
OSGIS 2011 Call for papers
The OSGIS conference series has a strong international focus and takes a holistic approach in bringing together speakers and delegates from government, academe, industry and open source communities. High profile speakers from all over the world are invited for giving presentations and running hands-on workshops for the conference series.
The key aims of OSGIS conference series are:
1. to hear presentations from government, academic, industry and policy makers on open source, open standards and open data geospatial technologies
2. to provide platform to network and develop ideas for future collaborative work in open source GIS
3. to understand current developments in open source GIS
4. to act as a focus for open source, open standards, open data GIS research
OSGIS 2011 Keynote address -Professor Thierry Badard (Laval University, Canada)
OGC- OSGeo Interoperability Day Workshop (21 June 2011) - (Organised by Tyler Mitchell, Executive Director, Open Source Geospatial Foundation
OpenGov: Open Data, Open Source and Open Standards Workshop (21 June 2011) - (Organised by Dr Hanif Rahemtulla, University of Nottingham
OSGeo Director Board + stakeholder meeting - 23 June 2011 (By invitation only)
We look forward to welcoming you to the Centre for Geospatial Science for research collaborations in this exciting and rapidly developing research theme.
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.
The European Space Agency in Frascati is organising a “Big data from Space” event to address the barriers that hamper an effective use of large volumes of Earth observation data. The event will focus on issues associated with the organisation and delivery of large volumes of contemporary and historical Earth observations, either space-based or from ground (including ubiquitous information-sensing mobile devices, aerial sensory technologies, wireless sensor networks).
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The EGU General Assembly 2011 in Vienna, Austria will bring together geoscientists from all over the world into one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences. The EGU provides for scientists a forum to present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geosciences. Technical sessions of interest to OGC members include:
1. Real Use of Standards and Technologies (RUST)Conveners: John van de Vegte (KNMI), David Arctur (OGC)ESSI-RUST is a session where standards and technologies meet end users bydemonstrating leading-edge and ready-to-use services and applications.Focus will be on (but not exclusively) OGC based services, datainterchange encodings (GML, netCDF, HDF), CF-conventions and their use inapplications and services. Future challenges in RUST shall also beaddressed.
2. Information Fusion: Issues, Barriers and ApproachesConveners: David Arctur (OGC), Peter Fox (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)Merging disparate data sources and models for multidisciplinary study isan increasingly urgent need. Key drivers for this direction of researchinclude requirements for improved situational awareness; the vital needfor enhanced preparedness and swift, appropriate response to natural andmanmade disasters; global climate change; and a wide range of othersocietal and environmental circumstances. Technology - including standards- for meeting these ends has advanced rapidly, but cultural,institutional, and related issues can impede our ability to apply it. Wewelcome submissions that describe successful integrative data analyses,with descriptions of specific solutions for overcoming barriers andobtaining cooperation and coordination in multidisciplinary settings.
3. Climate Information IntegrationConveners: David Arctur (OGC), Stefano Nativi (Univ Florence, CNR), SandroFiore (CMCC, Center for Euro-Mediterranean Climate Change)The current climate debate highlights the importance of free, open,authoritative sources of quality climate data that are available for peerreview and for collaborative purposes. It is increasingly important toallow disparate organizations around the world to share climate data in anopen manner, and to perform dynamic processing of climate data via webbased services, using common “community agreed” standards without havingto change their internal systems or the language that they use internallyto describe their data. We also wish to identify archives of qualityclimate data, and make these available for interdisciplinary work. Focuswill be on applications and opportunities for enhancing existing dataexchange standards for use with climate data.
Steven Ramage, the OGC's Executive Director Marketing & Communications, will speak on "Utilising geospatial information to support multi-agency operations and disaster response."
This webinar is provided by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Simple and consistent access to energy data is critical for local governments that are leading efforts to lower energy use and cut GHG emissions within their communities. Data driven performance analysis is key to set sound energy management goals, identify cost-effective energy efficiency measures, target investments, and generally improve overall operations.
In this webinary, Eddie Oldfield, Director, NB Climate Change Hub and Chair, QUEST Caucus New Brunswick will talk about Web-based energy mapping applications and the importance of using software that implements OGC Web Service standards.