Directions Magazine Webinar: Open Sensor Webs for Better Living in Cities and Regions

Tuesday, 12 June, 2012 - 15:00
Tuesday, 12 June, 2012 - 04:00
Eastern (EST)

Previous OGC GovFuture webinars, produced in cooperation with Directions Magazine, provided an overview of OGC standards for Spatial Data Infrastructures and also looked at the Dutch national program for 3D urban modeling and analysis based on the OGC CityGML Encoding Standard. Our June 12 GovFuture webinar will focus on the many ways in which OGC Sensor Web Enablement standards can help cities and regions improve quality of life for citizens.

This webinar will show how Internet-connected sensors are being used to support municipal and regional operations. Speakers will show how open standards for sensor webs multiply the potential of such sensor networks. The webinar will feature speakers who have been closely involved in multiple projects that take advantage of open standards to help enable officials and citizens to publish, discover, assess, control, access and use sensors as well as live and stored sensor data.

During this webinar, you will learn:

How the EU FP7 project, EO2HEAVEN (Earth Observation and Environmental Modelling for the Mitigation of Health Risks), funded by the European Commission, has combined environmental sensor data with other sources of data, including public health data, to assess environmental risks in Europe and Africa
How open sensor networks can be managed with respect to privacy, liability and security issues
How GovFuture membership in the OGC can help governments derive maximum value from geospatial technologies integrated with sensor webs

Kym Watson of the Fraunhofer Institute IOSB (Germany) will give a summary of how OGC Sensor Web Enablement standards have been used in EO2HEAVEN to the benefit of policy makers, local authorities and scientists.  Watson is the coordinator of the FP7 project EO2HEAVEN and has represented EO2HEAVEN in various GEOSS meetings organized by GEO and the European Commission.

Simon Jirka, the 52°North representative to EO2HEAVEN, will talk about the technical details and challenges of sensor webs based on open standards. The 52°North group (Germany) is doing most of the SWE implementations for EO2HEAVEN.

Steven Ramage will introduce the speakers and speak briefly about the OGC, OGC's Sensor Web Enablement initiative, and OGC GovFuture membership.

Who should attend

This webinar is oriented toward local and subnational government entities worldwide that could benefit from interoperability standards for sensor networks and could also benefit from access to OGC GovFuture resources.

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