OGC 3D Fusion Summit

Tuesday, 23 June, 2009 - 04:00
Tuesday, 23 June, 2009 - 04:00

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

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



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.

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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.


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.


OverviewThis is the first time in North America that industry leaders are coming together to exchange knowledge about 3D geospatial solutions for urban planning, homeland security, urban warfare, and personal navigation. Implementers, software vendors, public agencies, and academia will provide diverse perspectives. If you are considering 3D solutions, come see the latest available. If you are already working in 3D, learn more about the latest in 3D open standards and interoperability.   8 - 9 a.m.Registration9 a.m. Introduction to 3D @ OGCTim Case, GISP, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Chair, OGC 3D Information Management Managing 3D Vector Data in a RDBMSMike Horhammer, OracleA review of data management of 3D models, textures and associated attribute information in a database, with a focus on Oracle Spatial. Feature descriptions and demonstrations from diverse users will be shown. Finding Clarity in 3D Point Cloud DataSpar Point Research Laser scan and LiDAR data are transforming 3D data acquisition and visualization. A review of standards and emerging best practices.10:15Break10:30 Maturing 3D Applications in Commercial Software The Benefits of a 3D City GIS for Sustaining City InfrastructureAlain Lapierre, Senior Director, Civil and Geospatial Framework, Bentley Systems Given that worldwide urbanization is accelerating, a significant battleground for sustaining infrastructure is at the city- and local-government levels. To effectively manage all of the geospatial and non-geospatial information associated with urban infrastructure, cities today need a 3D City Geospatial Information System (GIS). Working at the City LevelNeal Niemiec, GISP, Infrastructure Technical Specialist, Autodesk One of the first commercial applications to implement CityGML, Autodesk LandXplorer products provide a system for the management, collaboration and visualization of 3D digital cities, infrastructure and land development models. Demonstrations of CAD, GIS and BIM being integrated to analyze, simulate and visualize a city and its infrastructure assets. 3D GIS solutions with ESRIPatrick Gahagan, ESRI A tour and demonstration of current capabilities and future efforts in managing, analyzing, and visualizing 3D geographic information. Reflections on the Practice of 3D City ModelingPaul Cote, Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Design 12:00 p.m. Lunch  Demonstration Tables from vendors and users1:30 pm Moving forward with 3D: Industry Drivers and Needs Panel discussion with audience feedback2:30 p.m. Break 2:45 p.m. Demonstration Applications Overview  CityGML, proposed IndoorML, and City Modeling Best Practices Claus Nagel, University of Berlin Recent Developments in 3D ETLDr. Kevin Wiebe, PhD, Chief Scientist, Safe Software Updates on recent FME developments in 3D support, highlighting format and data model transformation between OBJ, 3ds, CityGML, SketchUp, IFC, 3D PDF, among others. In particular, recent developments around the transfer and manipulation of textures will be presented. Unleashing the Power of Data Interoperability for Facilities ManagementNiels la Cour and Alexander Stepanov, UMass Amherst The University of Massachusetts Facilities and Campus Planning Division deals with a number of complex systems in its role of Facilities Management. Examples of how the ESRI Data Interoperability Extension, developed with Safe Software technology, is used to leverage investments in many different 3D data applications. Next Steps for 3D FusionCarsten Roensdorf, Ordnance Survey, Chair OGC CityGML SWG 4:30 pm Conclusion