OGC Event to Highlight Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Solutions
Mark Reichardt Executive Director, Outreach and Community Adoption Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc tel: +1-301-840-1361 mreichardt [at] opengeospatial [dot] org
September 3, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) (formerly the Open GIS Consortium), NAVTEQ and the Chicago Geospatial Exchange invite those interested in geospatial technologies and telematics to attend "OGC Industry Day - Geospatial Requirements for Telematics" on Monday, 13 September, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the Holiday Inn Chicago - Mart Plaza in downtown Chicago. This event will bring together government, industry and academic experts to present, learn about, discuss and demonstrate geospatial information requirements and solutions for Homeland Security, Location Services and Vehicle Services (Telematics). Visit http://www.opengeospatial.org/events/?page=040913 for more details or send email to registration [at] opengeospatial [dot] org. Seating is limited. The event will focus on the role of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in government, business, and consumer services. The requirements for Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) and related topics will be featured. Attendees will network with others to learn about successes to date and to discuss the challenges that must be resolved to mobilize innovative technologies and interoperable solutions that address government, business and consumer needs. There are no registration fees associated with attending this event. An evening reception following the day's plenary sessions will include cocktails and demonstrations of telematics, navigation and geospatial technologies. NAVTEQ will conduct live demonstrations of the company's proprietary data collection technology and tools in the afternoon and evening. Other vendors of telematics products and services are invited to demonstrate their offerings. The OGC is an international voluntary consensus standards organization of more than 250 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geoprocessing interface specifications. OGC's Specifications support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT.