Smart Grid

Investigating OGC Standards' Potential Role in Healthier, More Resilient Communities

  • Posted on: 7 March 2012
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Eddie Oldfield, Director, New Brunswick Climate Change Hub

Over the past decade, location data and spatial analytics have played a transformative role in addressing a number of global issues. My interest has focused on improving public health and sustainable communities through improved sharing of geospatial information.

Convergence, interoperability and standards

  • Posted on: 5 April 2012
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Geoff Zeiss, Director of Utility Industry Program, Autodesk, Inc.

In the 200 years since the beginning of the industrial revolution, urbanisation has been occurring at an exponential rate – representing the largest impact humans have had on the planet. Infrastructure development and maintenance is in need of major investment, estimated to be on the order of $24 trillion over the next couple of decades – and most of the funding will have to come from the private sector. The World Economic Forum estimates that we will have to build the same urban capacity (housing, infrastructure and facilities) in the next 40 years