Agro-Geoinformatics 2012 - Shanghai, China

Thursday, 2012-08-02
Saturday, 2012-08-04

This First International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics (Agro-Geoinformatics 2012) will be held in Shanghai, China on August 2-4, 2012. This conference has been sponsored by USDA through a Science and Education Competitive Grants Program grant "Enhancing Knowledgeable Agricultural Decision Support in Global Perspectives - Collaborative Partnership in Agro-geoinformatics Education and Research Exchange" and other organizations. The Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems (CSISS) of George Mason University is responsible for organizing and Shanghai Jiaotong University for hosting the conference. We estimate that at least 200 professionals from all over the world will attend the conference. The conference will include plenary, oral, and poster sessions.


Fifth International Augmented Reality Standards Meeting

Monday, 2012-03-19
Tuesday, 2012-03-20
Central (CST)

Commons Learning Center
J.J. Pickle research Campus, UT Austin
10100 Burnet Road, Bldg. 137
Austin, Texas 78758


UT at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin

Special room block at:
The Westin Austin at The Domain
11301 Domain Drive
Austin, TX 78758
United States
Phone: (512) 832-4197
Nightly rate:  $139.00
To book your rooms in the OGC block, visit:
This block is open until 26 February 2012.


This meeting has a one-time charge of $75.00 (regardless of whether you attend one or both days).  You can now register for this AR meeting.

OGC Members may attend free of charge with OGC TC Meeting registration (you should put both registrations in your cart before you checkout).

OGC France Forum Interoperability Day

Monday, 2011-11-21
Monday, 2011-11-21

The OGC France Forum ( in French and 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.


See for a more detailed agenda.
Visit to register for the event.


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.



Sunday, 2011-10-16
Wednesday, 2011-10-19

The GEOINT 2011 Symposium takes place Oct. 16-19 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.
The GEOINT Symposium is the nation’s largest intelligence event of the year.
Last year, GEOINT 2010 attracted more than 4,000 total attendees to hear speakers and see exhibits focusing on a multi-INT agenda, and this year we expect another great turnout.
This year’s theme is Forging Integrated Intelligence. With this in mind, GEOINT 2011 offers 10 keynote speakers, three amazing panel discussions, lunchtime workshops, and afternoon breakout sessions on human geography and socio-cultural dynamics, open source GEOINT, weapons of mass destruction, crowd-sourced intelligence, international commercial satellite imagery, cloud computing, the Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise (DI2E), the implementation of NGA’s Vision, homeland security applications, and so much more.


Geoweb Summit

Thursday, 2011-11-10
Friday, 2011-11-11

Geoweb Summit Fall 2011, New York City

3.00 pm - Doors open
4.00 - 4.45 pm - Panel 1        Local mapping
4.45 - 5.30 pm - Panel 2        Location intelligence
5.30 - 6.30 pm - Reception   Networking break + wine reception
6.30 - 7.15 pm - Panel 3        Augmented Reality
7.15 - 9.00 pm - Reception    Networking + wine reception continues

George Percivall, OGC Chief Architect, will participate in the Augmented Reality panel.  OGC's new standards working group for creating Augmented Reality Markup Language (ARML) will be a highlight of this panel.

There is also a $50 discount code 'OGC', valid until the end of the month:


DGI2012 Defence Geospatial Intelligence

Monday, 2012-01-23
Thursday, 2012-01-26

Westminster, London, England

Since its launch in 2003, Defence Geospatial Intelligence (DGI) has become the largest and most international annual gathering dedicated to the high-level discussion of geospatial intelligence and national security in both defence and intelligence operations.

Addressing the use of geospatial information in scenarios such as international conflicts, defence operations, C4ISR, humanitarian disasters, crime, national security, border control, arms treaty monitoring and global climate change; the fundamental objective of DGI is to help organisations understand how to build the necessary infrastructure and architecture to take advantage of geospatial intelligence capabilities.

Steven Ramage, the OGC's Executive Director Marketing & Communications, will speak.


spatial@gov 2011

Tuesday, 2011-11-15
Thursday, 2011-11-17

Canberra, Australia

spatial@gov® is the geospatial event organised in conjunction with the peak organisations in Australia and New Zealand representing trhe public, private, research and professional sectors of the spatial community. Themes for this year's conference include:

  • Water Security
  • spatial@defence
  • Government Spatial Activities in Other Countries
  • Access to Government Spatial Information
  • Emergency Response
  • The Spatial Framework for Virtual Australia
  • spatial@biz

Steven Ramage the OGC's Executive Director Marketing & Communications, will speak. 


LocNav USA 2011 - San Jose, California

Tuesday, 2011-10-18
Wednesday, 2011-10-19

This conference incorporates the Location Business Summit, Beyond Navigation, Workshops & The Get Funded Show.

George Percivall, Chief Architect and Executive Director, Interoperability Program, OGC will speak at this event.

Get a 15% discount if you quote that you were referred by George Percivall when you register.