Big Data in the Geosciences

Thursday, 2015-10-29
Sunday, 2015-11-01

A workshop to be held at the 2015 IEEE International Big Data Conference

This workshop focuses on highlighting the state-of-the-art research surrounding Big Data in the geosciences. The Workshop Chairs and Program Committee, with assistance from the Open Geospatial Consortium, seek to engage the scientific community in understanding their big data challenges and problems. Finally, we aim to identify gaps in current technologies as well as gaps in the education of new data scientists. This workshop will provide a venue for participants to showcase innovative tools and services, build new collaborations, and hear from application scientists and educators about the challenges they face.

March '16 Technical and Planning Committee Meeting - Washington, D.C.

Monday, 2016-03-07
Friday, 2016-03-11

World Bank
1818 H Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20433 


Schedule of Meetings: 

The tentative agenda is now posted.


On-line Registration is now open:

  • We will cut off early-bird registration on 29 February. On-Site registration fees will be imposed on or after 29 February. If you register after 29 February you will not be able to pick up your security badge ahead of time, and therefore, will have to queue for entry into the facility (see security below).
  •  OGC Members Must register through the My Account section of the OGC Member Portal
  •  Non-members and Guest may register directly through the OGC Storefront.

There are Meeting Fees associated with the OGC TC/PC Meetings. Based upon your organization's OGC Membership Level, you will have at least one Complementary registration for each meeting.


Due to security protocols at the World Bank Facility, all attendees must enter with valid government issued photo ID. All attendees will be issued an OGC name badge and a World Bank Security badge. These two badges must be worn at all times throughout the week. In order to avoid the long security queue on Monday morning, those pre-registered prior to 29 February may pick up their OGC name and World Bank security badges on 6 March 2016 from 4-8 pm at the Elephant & Castle, 900 19th St NW, Washington, DC.


You may find your hotels from the list below or via your favorite hotel booking site (i.e. or  You may also wish to consider hotels in nearby Maryland or Virginia that are situated along the Metro Rail Lines (such as from ).  The Farragut West and Farragut North Metro stations are a 10 minute walk from the World Bank facility.  Locations within a 10-15 minute subway ride include locations such as Rosslyn, VA; Crystal City, VA, Bethesda, MD.

Hotels closest to World Bank

Local Information and Travel: 

The nearest Metro station is Farragut West Metro Station (0.2 miles).

Upcoming TC Meeting Briefing

Thursday, 2015-07-30
Thursday, 2015-07-30
Eastern (EST)
Webinar Information: 

Never been to an OGC Technical Committee Meeting and wonder what happens? 
Or perhaps you have been but not in person for a while? 
Or maybe you are a regular who wants to know what is in store for the next TC meeting in Nottingham?


If you answer "yes" to any of these then join us for a webinar on Thursday 30th July 2015 at 1000EDT. 

The agenda will be:

1000  New Member Orientation (also good for those interested in becoming members of the OGC)
1020 Updates to the Policies and Procedures of the OGC
1030 Quick look back at what happened in Boulder (June) - new standards, new votes, summits, etc
Quick look forward at what is coming up for work and discussion in Nottingham (September)
   - summits, votes, new work items, etc.       
   - Introduction to our TC Hosts, British Geological Survey
1050 Summit Overviews

We are aiming to stick quite closely to these times so if you only want to listen in to a particular section you should be able to join us at the right time.

Make sure you register for the webinar at to be sure you receive the link.

For those that can't make it we will be recording the session and will put a Youtube link back on this page fairly soon after the session.

Remember the next OGC Technical and Planning Committee meeting is only 7 weeks away. The meetings are from 14-18 September 2015!

TC Meeting registration will open soon and we always welcome those who are not yet members to attend as well as welcoming our many members from across the globe. 

For more information see the meeting page 

Look forward to seeing many of you at the webinar and in person in Nottingham in September.


September '15 Agenda for the Nottingham TC hosted by British Geological Survey