Register to attend the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Technical Committee's Smart Grid Ad Hoc Meeting, "The Smart Grid's Geospatial Requirements"! As Mark Reichardt, President and CEO of the OGC, explains in "Space, Time, and the Smart Grid’s Neighboring Worlds ", Smart Grid web services will need to communicate information about location, proximity, political and ownership boundaries, weather-affected regions and more. Those web services will communicate through open standard interfaces and encodings IF THE SMART GRID STANDARDS COMMUNITY MAKES IT SO! If your company or agency is involved in the Smart Grid Standards effort, we encourage you to meet with other members of the Smart Grid standards community to explore the Smart Grid's geospatial issues in a special Smart Grid Ad Hoc meeting in the Olympus Mons (CL4) facility at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California from 1400-1700 on Wednesday afternoon, December 9, 2009. Agenda for the Smart Grid Ad Hoc meeting: 1. Areas of convergence between current Smart Grid standards and OGC standards: Common Information Model and the contexts for geospatial information and processing, Wide Area Situational Awareness, cyber-seurity, requirements for Sensor Webs and other topics that are defined or inferred in Release 1 of the NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards . 2. OGC involvement and participation: formation of a Domain Working Group and orchestration of collaborative work by OGC and other SDO's (IEEE, IETF, OASIS, etc). 3. Next Steps and Actions. We invite you to also attend the OGC Technical Committee's Evening Reception and dinner from 1830-2100 at the world famous Computer History Museum in Mountain View. The OGC holds its Technical Committee Meetings five times per year at locations around the world, and the Evening Receptions are always memorable events! The ad hoc meeting is free but registration is required. Click here to register.There is a $50 charge to attend the reception and dinner. Payment will be collected at on-site registration and must be made via Credit Card.If you cannot attend, but wish to participate, there is limited conference call capability: dial in +1 512 225 3050 passcode:36429# Full OGC Technical Committee meeting information can be found here . Location:Google, 1400 Crittendon Lane, Mountain View, CA 94043Register in the Lobby of Building 1400.Map showing meeting location.
Athens Ledra Marriott Hotel
115 Syngrou Avenue
Athens, 11745 Greece
Telephone: +30 210 930 0000
Special thanks to:
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for helping to sponsor this event. If your organization would like to help, please contact Greg Buehler.
Whilst market demand for standards compliant components is steadily growing, many end users are still puzzled as to how the underlying specifications actually evolve, or what the direct benefits are in the context of their day to day business. Moreover there are questions relating to the level of real life adoption on national and European levels.
On Friday the 3rd of April 2008 you have a chance to get first hand answers to such questions at the OGC & HellasGI Greek Interoperability Day, held in Athens, Greece.
The presentation sessions include experts from OGC, governmental organizations, academics and companies.
The presentation sessions during the Interoperability Day are accompanied by selected company and project presentations in the catering and break-out area.
The language of the event will be mainly Greek but some of the presentations will be in English.
The complete agenda is available for download.
You must call to reserve your rooms prior to this date at +1 877 227 6963. NOTE: The hotel is having some trouble keping the block open, so if they say it is full, you might have to try again the following day.
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- Parliament Buildings and Ottawa Congress Centre
Boulder, CO, USA
We have a small block of rooms at the Residence Inn
3030 Center Green Drive
Boulder, CO 80301
You can book your rooms there or at any of the below hotels.
Boulder Lodging @ http://www.boulderlodging.com/map.asp
Courtyard by Marriott
4710 Pearl East Circle
Golden Buff Lodge
1725 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80301
1345 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80302-6803
Boulder Outlook Hotel
800 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80303
Best Western Boulder Inn
770 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80303
Registration will be available shortly.
On Wednesday, June 10, 2009, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT (15:00-17:00 UTC), the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) will conduct a free webinar demonstrating results from the OGC Web Services, Phase 6 (OWS-6) testbed activity.
The webinar connection URL is: http://ogc.acrobat.com/ows6
The OWS-6 webinar will be conducted using Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro, which only requires a web browser with Adobe Flash plug-in. Audio as well as visual will be provided via Flash inside the browser. Go to Adobe.com to test and install Flash in your browser if you are not sure you have it.
The URL below runs you through a test for your connection. As an attendee, you only need to pass steps 1-3. Step 4 is only for the presenters.
If you have never attended a Connect Pro meeting before:
Test your connection: http://ogc.acrobat.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview
If your computer doesn't support audio, we are still investigating an alternative dial in capability. If available, these details we be visible on the webinar screen when you log in. Regardless of your audio connection, questions from attendees will be welcomed using a text-chat capability within the webinar.
To register for this webinar go to:
In October, 2008 OWS-6 participants began a set of parallel development activities organized around geospatial interoperability requirements in the following areas:
- Sensor Web Enablement (SWE): geospatial rights management; interfaces for Chemical-Biological-Radiological-Nuclear (CBRN) sensors; georeferenceable imagery; harmonization of the OGC's OpenGIS® Sensor Model Language (SensorML), Geography Markup Language (GML), and Uncertainty Markup Language (UncertML) Encoding Standards, and the W3C's MathML; and the OGC's Web Notification Service (WNS) Best Practice document.
- Geo Processing Workflow (GPW): Web services security; asynchronous workflows within and across security domains; Open Grid Forum (OGF) application of services implementing the OpenGIS Web Processing Services (WPS) Interface Standard; GML application schema development and ShapeChange enhancements; and others.
- Decision Support Services (DSS): ISO 19117 and OpenGIS Style Layer Descriptor (SLD) Encoding Standard portrayal; 3D fly-through; indoor/outdoor 3D route services; OpenGIS Web Map Tiling Service (WMTS) interface development; and integrated clients for multiple OGC Web Service (OWS) services.
- Aeronautical Information Management (AIM): Web standards for providing up-to-date aeronautical and weather information to pilots and aircraft while at the airport gate or en-route to its destination. To support these goals, the scope of the AIM thread had the following areas of work: Use and enhancement of the OpenGIS® Web Feature Service (WFS) Interface Standard and Filter Encoding (FE) Encoding Standard in support of AIXM features and 4-dimensional flight trajectory queries; architecture for alert/notify of aeronautical information changes; prototype of clients for retrieval, integration and visualization of AIXM content, weather, and other aviation data; emphasizing time and spatial filtering in order to present just the right information into any given user context anytime, anywhere.
- Compliance and Interoperability Test and Evaluation (CITE):Continued development of robust test and certification tools for the OGC Web Mapping Service (WMS) 1.3 standard.
The webinar will demonstrate OWS-6 achievements involving Web services architecture and interoperability solutions that are documented in OGC Engineering Reports. The plan is to release the Engineering Reports as OGC public documents in July, 2009. The SWE, GPW and DSS portions of the demo will show how standards-enabled interoperability supports coordinated responses to a hypothetical disaster scenario involving an airport hostage crisis.
OWS-6 sponsors include:
- US Dept. of Defense Joint Program Executive Office - Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD)
- Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) GeoConnections
- US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
- EUROCONTROL - The European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation
- EADS N.V. Defence and Communications Systems (DCS)
- US Geological Survey (USGS)
- BAE Systems
- ERDAS, Inc.
- Lockheed Martin Corporation
For more information and to register for the free webinar, go to:
OGC's Interoperability Program is a global, hands-on and collaborative prototyping program designed to rapidly develop, test and deliver proven candidate standards. In OGC's Interoperability Initiatives, an international team of technology providers work together to solve specific geo-processing interoperability problems posed by the initiative's sponsoring organizations.
The Westin St. Louis
811 Spruce Street
St. Louis, MO 63102 USA
|US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency||Northrop Grumman Information Technology-TASC|
(Tentative) 8:30 – 9:00: OWS-5 Overview and Summary 9:00 – 9:15: GML Application Schema Processing and UGAS Tool Updates (GPW) 9:15 – 9:30: Data Views Implementation in ebRIM Catalog (GPW) 9:30 – 9:50: Workflow Architecture and Conflation (GPW) 9:50 – 10:00: IEEE 1451 and in-situ sensors10:00 – 10:15: Georeferenceable Imagery – Workflow:10:15 – 10:30: Georeferenceable Imagery – Clients10:30 – 10:45: Break10:45 – 11:00: Earth Observation11:00 – 11:15: WCPS and others11:15 – 11:45: CITE11:45 – 12:00: KML 112:00 – 12:15: KML 212:15 – 12:30: Fed Geosync
OGC has a Room Block at:
The Westin St. Louis
811 Spruce Street
St. Louis, MO 63102 USA
The Room Rate for this block is $169.00 (single or Double), and are exclusive of applicable state and local taxes. which are currently 14.991% per room, per night, and are subject to change without notice. There are a limited number of hotel rooms for Saturday night, March 22, and your preferred room type for this night might not be available.
You can call the hotel directly +1 (314) 621-2000 or reserve your room online
The Cut-off date for accepting reservations into this block is 03/03/08. Reservations made after this date will be accepted on a space and rate available basis (Note: on 9 January 2008 the rates for the rooms during this meeting were quoted at $229).
The Closest International Airport in the Lambert - St. Louis International Airport (STL).
View a local map with tons of great information :
- the light rail line from the airport to the hotel (Metro Two-Hour Pass from Lambert Airport $3.50, Seniors [65+] $1.75)for those that don't want to rent a car. Regular metrolink fare from locations other than the airport are One-Ride Ticket $2.00 - Seniors $1.00
- also provided locations of interest. Mostly those within walking distance of a metrolink stop or the hotel. Some locations however, you'd really need a car. Most of them have a link to their web site for menus, music schedules, etc.
Organised by Tyler Mitchell, Executive Director, Open Source Geospatial Foundation