Many OGC members will be present at the 7th International 3DGeoInfo Conference co-organized by the Geomatics Department – Laval University and the GEOIDE Network. 3DGeoInfo will be held in the beautiful city of Quebec, Canada in May 2012. 3DGeoInfo is part of an important joint event called Global Geospatial Conference 2012. (including GSDI World Conference, GEOIDE Annual Scientific Conference, Canadian Geomatics Conference). 3D GeoInfo 2012 is recognized as an official event of ISPRS.3DGeoInfo aims at bringing together international state-of-the-art research and facilitating the dialogue on emerging topics in the field of 3D geo-information. The conference offers an interdisciplinary forum in the fields of 3D data collection and modelling; reconstruction and methods for 3D representation; data management for maintenance of 3D geo information or 3D data analysis and visualization. We sincerely welcome you to take part of this activity in sharing with us your expertise and passion about 3D data and technologies.
Fiera di Brescia
At this meeting, Italian members of the Open Geospatial Consortium will discuss the proposed constitution for an Italian Forum for the OGC. The workshop is public and will be held during the ASITA Conference in Brescia, Italy. It will provide an opportunity to discuss Italian experiences with interoperability and open standards, and it aims to outline the benefits of being a member of the Open Geospatial Consortium and the importance of a National Forum.
The meeting has been organized under the patronage of AMFM, the italian association for GIS.
The URL is http://www.asita.it/
The program is here:
At Map Asia 2010 & ISG 2010, Steven Ramage, Executive Director, Marketing and Communications, The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Norway will conduct a workshop titled "Standards and Interoperability":
Most organizations that could benefit from geospatial information don't yet benefit because spatial information has been locked in non-standard systems, or “stove pipes”. A committent to interoperability and to standards unlocks this foundational information type. However, with geospatial data and processing as well as with other kinds of data and processing, it is clear that while technical interoperability is necessary, it is not sufficient. Therefore, the use of standards and interoperable architectures are secondary to an understanding of a given business process and how geospatial data and services and by extension standards can best be used. The workshop will explore the return on investment, requirements and solutions for integration of geospatial standards and interoperability strategies into government and commercial business processes.
This workshop has become “INSPIRE in the global dimension”, a track organized on behalf of the EuroGEOSS project for the INSPIRE Conference in Krakow, Poland. For further Information, see the INSPIRE 2010 conference website.
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.
The Geospatial Intelligence Middle East Summit 2012 will explore recent technological advances and how they can be organised into a fully integrated and interoperable enterprise to meet the unique requirements here in the Middle East. Themes include how you can use social media for Geospatial Intelligence support, and how to effectively build a unified and integrated database or web service for all government operations to include support for maritime and national security operations.
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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Open Geospatial Consortium UK and Ireland Forum
Best practice makes perfect with Open Geospatial Standards
Thursday 25th January 2007, 0930-1530
British Geological Survey Offices, Nottingham, UK
Effective use of geographical data underpins many critical business and governmental decisions and strategies - in marketing, distribution, sales, planning, environmental protection, defence, security, service provision or any one of a dozen other areas of business, local and central government.
All too often business decisions and support systems are based upon what is perceived to be the most cost effective application of geographic information and processing systems. Often they are made with cursory thought towards the reduction of technology life cycle costs and open spatial standards.
A few questions to consider.
- How well you make use of geospatial information (GI) to enable your operations? This can make the difference between profit and loss, between effective provision of public services and failing services.
- How will you adapt your current products and services to exploit new capabilities and how will you protect today's investments from tomorrow's disruptive technologies?
This Seminar was aimed at all decision makers and managers who have to face these challenges in the coming months and years, it helped describe how to achieve interoperability across technologies, how to future-proof your investments and present best-practise for optimal results.
The presentations are now available for you to review:
- An OGC Update: current focus and future trends - Carl Reed
- Standards and collaboration - key elements in a national spatial data infrastructure - Thorben Hanson
- The role of international standards in a free software development network: Case of gvSIG - Michael Gould
- The benefits of developing GeoSciML to the global geoscience community - Tim Duffy
- Making the business case for geospatial interoperability - Andy Coote
- OGC - The Missing Link - Martin Daly
- Open GIS standards and new 'ad hoc' ones such as Google Maps - which to use? - Eamon Walsh