Technical Committee Meeting

June '09 OGC Technical Committee Meeting

Start: 
Monday, 2009-06-22
End: 
Friday, 2009-06-26
Location: 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

The meetings will be held between the Stata Center (Building 32), Building 32 and Building 4.

 

Sponsors: 

Special thanks to:

MITRE

and

MIT Lincoln Labs


as sponsors, and to

MIT
for hosting this event.

If your organization would like to help, please contact Greg Buehler.

Schedule of Meetings: 
The tentative agenda for the week is now posted. Please continue to check back as this schedule is constantly updated.
Registration: 

 

On-line Registration is now open

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.

Notice: There will be a $55 USD charge per person to attend the Wednesday Evening Reception.

 

Meetings and EventsEarlybird Rate (Before 15 June)Regular Rate (15 - 20 June)On-Site (after 20 June)
OGC Member - Technical Committee (comp'd) $0$0
$50
OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings $100.00 $120.00 $150.00
OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $60.00 $75.00 $105.00
Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings
$325.00 $350.00
$400.00
Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $200.00
$225.00
$275.00
Wednesday Reception Only $55.00 $55.00 $55.00

 

Accommodations: 

The Cambridge Marriott is the Official Headquarters of the OGC Technical and Planning Committee Meeting.  OGC has secured a limited block of rooms at the Cambridge Marriott Hotel for $199.00 per night plus tax (this rate includes free Internet).  The Marriott is the most convenient hotel to the OGC Meetings. 

Parking is $22 per day for self-park, or $30 per day for Valet.  Public Transportation from the Airport is available (Silver Line to South Station then the Red Line to Kendall Square/MIT), and Kendall Square Station is adjacent to the Marriott Hotel.

Guests may reserve their rooms on-line or by calling Marriott Central Reservations at 1-800-228-9290, (Group Code: OGCOGCA), no later than Monday, June 1, 2009 to receive the discounted rate for the room block

Cambridge Marriott Hotel
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: (617) 494-6600
Toll Free: (800) 228-9290

Local Information and Travel: 

Airport

The closest international airport is Logan International Airport (BOS)

Parking

Parking in Cambridge and Boston can be expensive and hard to find (Marriott Parking is $22 per day for self-park).  Whenever possible, park your car at the hotel, and use public transportation to get to the MIT campus. If you must drive to the campus, on- and off-street parking is available for a fee, but most public parking is not very close to the center of the MIT campus

Public Transportation (the MBTA, known as "the T")

The closest subway station to campus is Kendall Square on the Red Line, you may also want to consider going to Central Square (also on the Red Line) or taking the #1 or CT1 bus across the Charles River from Back Bay, depending on where you are coming from and your destination on campus.

Public transportation fares and schedules may be found at the MBTA website. If you are coming to MIT for an extended visit, you may want to consider buying a stored value CharlieCard or an unlimited use weekly or monthly pass.

 

July 2007 OGC Technical Committee Meeting - Enghien-les-Bains, France

Start: 
Monday, 2007-07-09
End: 
Thursday, 2007-07-12
Location: 

Hotel Du Lac

Address:
89, rue du Général de Gaulle
95880 Enghien-les-Bains FRANCE

Sponsors: 

Platinum Sponsor

IONIC

Silver Sponsor

BRGM

Schedule of Meetings: 

View the Tentative Agenda for the Week.

Note: OGC will also be hosting the OGC France Interoperability Day on Wednesday, 11 July. Details can be found here .

Registration: 

PLEASE NOTE: There are meeting fees associated with this meeting, however, due to increased Member Benefits, OGC Members, who live within 200 Kilometers (exempt*), or stay in OGC's Room Block, now receive a specific number of complimentary registrations (Comp'd**) for each meeting, based upon the level of membership.

 

Lunches are included in the meeting fees and hotel rates.

All rates below are in US Dollars Earlybird Rate
(Before 10 June)
Regular Rate
(10 June - 4 July)
On-Site
(after 4 July)
Technical Committee Meetings      
Comp'd Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $- $- $50.00
Non-Comp'd Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) See Daily Rate
Non-Comp'd Member out of Hotel Block See Daily Rate
Non-Member in or out of Hotel Block See Daily Rate
       
Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate      
Comp'd Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $- $- $50.00
Non-Comp'd Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $60.00 $75.00 $100.00
Non-Comp'd Member out of Hotel Block $185.00 $200.00 $225.00
Non-Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $300.00 $325.00 $350.00
Non-Member out of Hotel Block $400.00 $425.00 $475.00
       
Planning Committee Meetings Only      
Comp'd Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $- $- $50.00
Non-Comp'd Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $100.00 $125.00 $150.00
Non-Comp'd Member out of Hotel Block $125.00 $150.00 $175.00
       
Reception (Wednesday 11 July)      
Reception Ticket $60 $60
$60

 

Membership Level Number of Complimentary Registrations
Associate 1
Technical 2
Principal 4
Strategic 6
OGC Members MUST login using your OGC Web Portal account in order to take advantage of these Complimentary Registrations.

 

OGC Members: To receive your full OGC Member Discount for Meeting Fees, please login using your OGC Web Portal account and if outside the 200 Kilometer radius of the Meetings, you must reserve your hotel room at the Hotel, then Click here to Register.

Non OGC Members: You must have an "Official" invitation from OGC Staff to attend. Please contact gbuehler [at] opengeospatial.org (Greg Buehler) to receive a guest registration.

If you are an OGC Member and do not have a OGC Portal Account, you may contact your official representatives to create your account.

Accommodations: 

NOTE: The Hotel Du Lac is full. The staff at Hotel Du Lac are working to book attendees into local hotels. There is an IBS Hotel at Saint-Gratien, 15 minutes walk from the hotel. You can make the reservation by e-mail directly on the web site : http://www.ibishotel.com/ibis/fichehotel/gb/ibi/5542/fiche_hotel.shtml.
This is NOT in the OGC Room Block.

Hotel Du Lac
Address: 89, rue du Général de Gaulle
95880 Enghien-les-Bains FRANCE
tel: +33 1 39 34 11 11
fax: +33 1 39 34 11 01
mail: escaleaffaires [at] lucienbarriere.com

The OGC Room Block must be reserved via phone or email and you must ask for the OGC Meeting rates. If you have trouble reserving your room directly with the hotel, please contact Greg Buehler at +1 812 334 0601 or via email gbuehler at opengeospatial.org. Note, you can get cheaper rooms at this hotel outside our "OGC" room block (staying outside the "OGC" block will incur surcharges per day). Due to our contract, we must include Lunch and Breakfast with our room rate.

ALL ATTENDEES MUST STAY IN THE "OGC" HOTEL ROOM BLOCK OR YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY A DAILY RATE SURCHARGE FOR EACH DAY THAT YOU ATTEND.

Day/DateRoom typeUS Dollars (estimated)Euros
Sunday, 8 July Single (includes Monday Breakfast)   168.00 €
Monday, 9 July Single (includes Monday Lunch and Tuesday Breakfast)   198.00 €
Tuesday, 10 July Single (includes Tuesday Lunch and Wednesday Breakfast)   198.00 €
Wednesday, 11 July Single (includes Wednesday Lunch and Thursday Breakfast)   198.00 €
Thursday, 12 July Single (includes Thursday Lunch and Friday Breakfast)   198.00 €
Friday, 13 July Single (includes Friday Lunch and Saturday Breakfast)   168.00 €
Saturday, 14 July Single (includes Sunday Breakfast)   168.00 €

 

 

This rate is per night and per room booked, service charge and VAT included (excepting local tax at 0.92 Euro per person per day). Double rooms are available at an additional charge (for a second OGC attendee room and board is 80 €, for a guest or significant other, the price would be 25 € for room and Breakfast is availble for 14 €).

Reservation guaranteed by credit card, payment due upon departure from hotel. Cancellation and modification possible until 4pm (local time), 3 days prior to arrival date, after this time, the first night­s stay per room reserved will be charged. Exchange rates are for information only. Check-in time is at 3 p.m. & check-out at 12 p.m. Underground car park: 8 Euros per day per vehicle. OGC reserves the right to charge your credit card or invoice your organization for any charges that you incur that are not settled directly with the hotel.

NOTE: This Room Block closed on 10 June. After that date, the room rate may go up and rooms are subject to availability. Lack of availability does not reduce our room block, and therefore, does not waive your requirement to stay in the room block.

If you work more that 200 kilometers from the hotel, you must stay in the the OGC Room Block to in order to have your Meeting fees reduced. (See OGC's Room Block Policy FAQ`s.)

Local Information and Travel: 
  • Map to Hotel
  • By plane - Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle Airport, 20 km away (45 minutes).
  • By train – Enghien-les-Bains Railway Station, 15 minutes from Paris, – Gare du Nord Railway Station, direction Pontoise or Valmondois. – Saint-Gratien RER Railway Station, line C, 2 km away, direction Montigny-Beauchamp-Argenteuil.
  • By car – 12 km from Paris / Porte de la Chapelle by the A1, exit N°3 Saint-Denis, direction Epinay-sur-Seine, then Enghien, – 15 km from Paris / Porte Maillot by the A86, direction Cergy-Pontoise then the A15, exit n°2 Enghien-Montmorency.
  • Paris Metro
    Example Train route from CDG:
     Line/Train   Aeroport Charles de Gaulle 1 - RER Duration
    RER B

    from : Aeroport Charles de Gaulle 1

    in the direction of: Saint-Remy-les-Chevreuse

    to : Gare du Nord

    32 mn

      Correspondence at : Gare du Nord (Surface) - SNCF 3 mn
     SNCF

    from : Gare du Nord (Surface)

    in the direction of : Persan Beaumont

    to : Enghien-les-Bains

    15 mn

June '13 Virtual OGC Technical Committee Meeting Plenary

Start: 
Monday, 2013-06-17
End: 
Monday, 2013-06-17
Location: 

The June 2013 OGC Technical Committee will be held Virtually over a three week span from May 27th through June 17th.  The Domain and Standards working groups will hold virutal meeting between 27 May and 14 June.  The Chairs are asked to record their sessions and make them available to those with appropriate access for the individual groups.

Schedule of Meetings: 

A detailed schedule is posted here.

Registration: 

OGC Members and invited guests will be asked to register for the GoToWebinar prior to 17 June.  Details to follow.

March 2012 TC/PC - Austin, Texas

Start: 
Monday, 2012-03-19
End: 
Friday, 2012-03-23
Location: 

Commons Learning Center
J.J. Pickle Research Campus, UT Austin
10100 Burnet Road, Bldg. 137
Austin, Texas 78758

Sponsors: 

UT at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin

Schedule of Meetings: 

The Initial Schedule of Meetings is now posted. Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

Registration: 


On-line Registration is now open:

The Smart Grid Ad Hoc is open to the public and admission is free, but Smart Grid Ad Hoc attendees who don't plan to attend other OGC Technical Committee sessions must register via email at register [at] opengeospatial.org (register [at] opengeospatial.org).

    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.

    The Wednesday evening Reception will be $50.00 USD per person.

    Meetings and EventsEarlybird Rate (Before 16 March)On-Site (on or after 16 March)
    OGC Member - Technical Committee (comp'd) $0 $50
    OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings** $225.00 $275.00
    OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $100.00 $150.00
    Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings **
    $325.00 $375.00
    Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $200.00
    $250.00
    Wednesday Reception Only $50.00 $50.00

    ** Use for two or more days of Technical Committee attendance.

    Accommodations: 
    Special room block at:
    The Westin Austin at The Domain
    11301 Domain Drive
    Austin, TX 78758
    United States
    Phone: (512) 832-4197
    Nightly rate:  $139.00
    These rates will be available until 26 February 2012.  After that, rooms and rates will be on an as available basis.
    To book your rooms in the OGC block, visit:
    Local Information and Travel: 

    Directions and Parking

    The Commons Building (#137) is located at:

    • J.J. Pickle Research Campus
      10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78758
      (between U.S. 183 and Braker Lane)
    • View parking map
    • All visitors must use the Burnet Road entrance and obtain a parking permit from the gate guard. 
    • Disabled spaces with ramps are located on the west and north sides of the building.

    If you require additional assistance or accommodation for your visit, please CommonsCenter [at] mail.utexas.edu (e-mail) UTAustin or call 512-471-5898 at least five working days prior to your arrival.

    November/December 2010: OGC TC/PC Meetings

    Start: 
    Monday, 2010-11-29
    End: 
    Friday, 2010-12-03
    Location: 

    The University of Sydney
    Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre
    Eastern Avenue Complex
    Sydney, Australia

    – located 1.6km from the hotel

    Sponsors: 

    CSIRO

    Schedule of Meetings: 

    The Tentative Agenda is now available.  This agenda will be updated as new sessions are confirmed.  Please continue to check back for the latest information.

    Registration: 

    On-line Registration is now open

    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.

    The Wednesday evening Reception (1 December) will be Sydney Harbour Dinner Criuse. The cost of the Reception tickets are $85.

     

    Meetings and EventsEarlybird Rate (Before 8 November)Regular Rate (8 November - 26 November )On-Site (after 26 November)
    OGC Member - Technical Committee (comp'd) $0 $0
    $50
    OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings $70.00 $80.00 $90.00
    OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $50.00 $60.00 $70.00
    Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings
    $90.00 $100.00
    $110.00
    Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $70.00
    $80.00
    $90.00
    Wednesday Reception Only $85.00 $85.00 $85.00
    Accommodations: 

     

    The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney
    28 Albion Street
    Surry Hills NSW 2010
    Sydney, Australia

    The hotel is right next to Central Station, allowing easy transport from the airport to the hotel.
    There is an Airport Train which departs Mascot Airport to Central Station. Please use this link for the timetable http://www.airportlink.com.au/

    Accommodation only @ $169.00 per night
    Full Buffet Breakfast @ $29.00 per person
    Accommodation and Buffet Breakfast @ $184.00 per night (single share)

    NOTE: If you have problems booking on-line, please contact the hotel directly at < reservations [at] css.mirvac.com.au >, use the Event Code: OGC2811

     Visit the online booking form  to reserve your hotel rooms.  This block will remain open until either the hotel sells out of rooms or one week prior to the event, which ever is earlier.

    Rates include:

    - Overnight accommodation in a Deluxe room (comprising 1 x King bed or 2 x king-single beds)
    - A full Buffet breakfast daily (where package selected)
    - Return scheduled transfers to / from The University of Sydney and The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney
    - Use of the hotels leisure facilities – indoor heated pool & spa, gym and sundeck area
    - Broadband in guest rooms (fee applies)
    - Wirless access in lobby, restaurant and function rooms (fees apply) 

    Hotel Disclaimer:

    As the preferred hotel for the OGC Conference, this exclusive rate is extended to conference delegates only. We are pleased to extend this offer for delegates staying in Sydney before or after the event, valid for from Sun 18th Nov until Sunday 12th Dec 2010. Bookings must be made by Friday 8th October, nights outside the conference dates are subject to room availability. Rate includes accommodation, limited scheduled transfers to/from the University of Sydney and use of the hotel's leisure facilities - indoor 20m pool, spa, sauna, gym and rooftop sundeck and access to two restaurants and two bars on site. Deposit Schedule: A deposit of the total of the first night's accommodation per room booked is due within 72-hours of booking A further deposit of 50% of the entire stay per room booked is due by Friday 8th October Final payment is due 3 weeks prior to the arrival date Cancellation Schedule: Cancellations after 15 Nov 2010 or within 7 days of arrvial will incur 100% cancellation fee of the full stay Cancellations after 30 Oct 2010 will incur 50% cancellation fee of the full stay Cancellations after 15 Oct 2010 w

    Local Information and Travel: 

     The Sebel Surry Hills will organise transfers daily for the delegates to/from the University – a 5-10 minute drive from the hotel
     
    Monday:
    06:45am - depart hotel to The University of Sydney
    19:30 - depart University and return to The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney
    Tuesday
    06:45am - depart hotel to The University of Sydney
    19:30 - depart University and return to The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney
     
    Wednesday
    06:45am - depart hotel to The University of Sydney
    19:30 - depart University and return to The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney
    Thursday
    06:45am - depart hotel to The University of Sydney
    17:30 - depart University and return to The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney
     
    Friday
    06:45am - depart hotel to The University of Sydney
    19:30 - depart University and return to The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney

     

    Flights to and from Sydney

    • Delegates visiting Sydney from overseas
    • Visa for Australia
      Most overseas visitors need a valid visa before they can travel to Australia. Travellers should arrange their visa well ahead of time (at least four to six weeks before leaving their home country) to ensure entry into Australia is seamless. Travel agents or airlines can arrange visas.  See website
    • Incoming passenger cards
      Most visitors need to complete and present a passenger card when they enter or leave Australia. On the way in, the airline crew give visitors this card to complete before they land.


    • Luggage at Sydney Airport
      At Sydney Airport, visitors can pick up a free luggage trolley after they pass through immigration, before retrieving their luggage to move through Customs.


    • Australian quarantine inspectionsAustralia’s distance from the rest of the world protects it from a number of diseases. To keep things this way, our quarantine process is extremely strict. Almost all bags are X-rayed, many are searched, and trained dogs sniff luggage.
      Visitors may not bring any food, flowers or other prohibited items (visitors will be given a list) into Australia.


    • Visiting Sydney from other Australian regions
      If visitors are coming to Sydney from anywhere else in Australia, the process is simple. There are five domestic airlines flying to Sydney: Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Blue, Aeropelican and Rex.

      The Sydney domestic and international terminals are separate buildings, next to each other. There are no formalities when visitors arrive, other than to collect their luggage and head off to enjoy the city.


    Getting to Sydney from the airport

     

    Sydney is only eight kilometres, or five miles, from both the International and Domestic Airports. Getting into the city is therefore quick, and easy.

     

    • Taxi
      Each terminal has its own sheltered taxi rank. Supervisors are on hand to ensure a smooth flow of taxis, and only authorised taxis have access to the rank. Your journey into the city should cost between AU$25-30, and will take about 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic.


    • Public Bus
      Sydney Buses has a timetables service between Bondi Junction and Burwood which includes the T1 International and T3 Domestic Terminals in the route. Clearly marked bus stops are located on the arrivals level of each of these terminals.
    • Train
      There is a railway link from Sydney’s International and Domestic airports direct to Central Station. Trains from Central go to almost every other precinct of Sydney. The single adult fare from Sydney International Airport is around AU$15, and takes about 10-15 minutes.
    • Shuttle-buses
      Various shuttle-buses operate from the airports to the city centre and will drop visitors off at their hotels. Some hotels also provide complimentary shuttle services for their guests.

     

     

    Money Matters – Australian money for travellers

     

    Sydney is an easy city to visit, with a straightforward and buoyant currency. Aside from cash, credit cards, banking cards and travellers’ cheques are accepted almost everywhere. Prices are on par with most major international cities, and a lot cheaper than many, especially those in Europe.

     

    • Currency – what money is used in Australia?
      The Australian dollar is made up of 100 Australian cents.


    • Banks
      Banks in Sydney are generally open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. On Fridays, a number of banks stay open until 7pm, and some open on Saturday mornings.
    •  Credit Cards
      All major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) are widely accepted in Australia.
    •  Travellers’ Cheques
      Travellers’ cheques are widely accepted in Australia, and may be changed at a bank.


    • Automatic Teller Machines
      Automatic teller machines (ATMs) are available throughout the city, and accept most common cards. Look for your type of card on the posters, stickers or signs next to the ATMs.

     

    Sydney snapshot – visiting as a business tourist

    • Languages in Sydney
      English is Australia’s official language, but Sydney is one of the world’s most multicultural cities and more than 1.2 million of our residents speak a different language at hoe, so you’re sure to find someone who speaks your ‘lingo’ (that’s Australian for language).


    • Sydney’s population
      Sydney is home to about 4.2 million people, and another 6.7 million people live in the rest of New South Wales (NSW).
       
    • Sydney climate and seasons
      Sydney enjoys four distinct seasons:
      • Summer from December to February
      • Autumn from March to May
      • Winter from June to August
      • Spring from September to November
      Sydney’s sub-tropical climate is temperate all year, and average temperatures range from 16 degrees Celsius (61 Fahrenheit) in winter to 26 degrees Celsius (79 Fahrenheit) in summer.

    • Sydney time zones
      Sydney is one of the first cities to wake up each day: we’re 10-11 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
      • October to March: Sydney runs on GMT plus 11 hours. Sunrise is between 5:30am and 6am and the sun sets between 7:30pm and 8pm
      • March to October: Sydney is on GMT plus 10 hours. Sunrise is around 7am while the sun sets between 5pm and 5:30pm
    • Visas
      Most overseas visitors need a valid visa before they can travel to Australia. Travellers should arrange their visa well ahead of time (at least four to six weeks before leaving their home country) to ensure entry into Australia is seamless. Travel agents or airlines can arrange visas.  Some visitors (depending upon your citizenship) can apply for an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) @ http://www.eta.immi.gov.au/index.html
    • Electricity in Sydney
    • In Sydney and throughout Australia, the electrical supply is 240 volts, 50 Hz. International adaptors are readily available at chemists (drug stores) and electrical supply stores. Most hotels provide 110-volt outlets for shavers.

    • Taxes in Sydney
      A Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10% is included in the price of all goods and services sold in Australia. It is automatically charges, so you do not need to add this to your bill.


      If your leave Australia within 30 days of buying goods in Australia, you may be exempt from paying GST. You can take advantage of the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) to claim back the GST you have paid, and also claim back any Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) you paid. TRS only applies to goods that you can carry as hand luggage, and other conditions do apply.


    • TippingSydney does not operate on a tipping culture. You may tip to show your appreciation for good service, but it is not a requirement anywhere. As a guide, a tip of 10% in restaurants and taxis would be an indication that you were very happy with the service your received.

       
    • Sydney’s dress code
      Sydney-siders are friendly, casual and relaxed, and their dress code reflects this attitude. But we’re a stylish population, and if you’re out on the town at night, you’ll fit in if you dress up! A number of Sydney restaurants do require you to dress appropriately (for example, no ‘thongs’ or flip-flops, shorts or singlets). For business, it is normal for suits to be worn by both men and women.
       
    • Vaccinations
      Australia is a ‘clean, green’ nation, and free of many common diseases. Therefore, you do not need any specific vaccinations to enter Australia. However, if you are travelling from a yellow fever infected country, you will need to present a yellow fever certificate.

    December '08 OGC Technical Committee Meeting

    Start: 
    Monday, 2008-12-01
    End: 
    Friday, 2008-12-05
    Location: 

    Palacio de Congresos
    Valencia, Spain

    Sponsors: 
    CIT
    CIT

     

    Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN of Spain)
    Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN of Spain)

     

    Universitat Jaume I
    Universitat Jaume I

     

    Schedule of Meetings: 
    The Tentative agenda for the week is now available.
    Registration: 

     

    On-line Registration is now open

    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.

    Notice: There will be a $40 USD charge per person to attend the Wednesday Evening Reception.

     

    Meetings and EventsEarlybird Rate (Before 7 November)Regular Rate (7 - 28 November)On-Site (after 28 November)
    OGC Member - Technical Committee (comp'd) $0$0
    $50
    OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings $100.00 $120.00 $150.00
    OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $60.00 $75.00 $105.00
    Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings
    $325.00 $350.00
    $400.00
    Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $200.00
    $225.00
    $275.00
    Wednesday Reception Only $40.00 $40.00 $40.00

     

    Accommodations: 


    The meeting sponsors have arranged room blocks at the following hotels:

    Hotel Eurostars (5-star): Euro 107 per night including tax and breakfast
    Novotel (4-stars): Euro 86 per night including tax and breakfast

    Both are a 5-10 minute walk from meeting location (Palacio de Congresos), and a short taxi ride from Valencia airport or train station.

    To make Hotel reservations, please contact the local Travel Bureau Viajes Iberia via email  Valencia.Ayora14.JO [at] viajesiberia.com or via Fax: +34 963 827 055

    OGC attendees should of course mention that they are part of the OGC block for the 1-5 December event.

    Local Information and Travel: 

    Valencia airport has connections from many European capitals, and if people choose to fly (using a travel agent) to Madrid or Barcelona then the extra Valencia flight is normally not much (or any) extra cost. So there's no need
    to take trains unless people really wan to see the countryside.

    Taxi from Valencia airport to hotels is about Euro 12-15.

    October 2006 OGC Technical Committee Meeting - Tyson's Corner, Virginia

    Start: 
    Monday, 2006-10-02
    End: 
    Thursday, 2006-10-05
    Location: 
    Sheraton Premier at Tyson's Corner 8661 Leesburg Pike Vienna, Virginia, United States
    Sponsors: 

    Gold Sponsor

    ESRI

    Silver Sponsor

    Autodesk Boeing eSpatial
    Registration: 
    PLEASE NOTE: There are meeting fees associated with this meeting, however, due to increased Member Benefits, OGC Members, who live within 80 miles (exempt*), or stay in OGC's Room Block, now receive a specific number of complimentary registrations (Comp'd**) for each meeting, based upon the level of membership.

    Lunches are not included in the meeting fees.

     Earlybird Rate
    (Before 12 September)
    Regular Rate
    (12 - 29 September)
    On-Site
    (after 29 September)
    Technical Committee Meetings
    Comp'd Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $- $- $50.00
    Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $260.00 $310.00 $360.00
    Member out of Hotel Block $350.00 $400.00 $460.00
    Non-Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $525.00 $575.00 $625.00
    Non-Member out of Hotel Block $575.00 $625.00 $675.00
    Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate
    Comp'd Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $- $- $50.00
    Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $100.00 $125.00 $150.00
    Member out of Hotel Block $175.00 $200.00 $225.00
    Non-Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $325.00 $350.00 $400.00
    Non-Member out of Hotel Block $400.00 $425.00 $475.00
    Planning Committee Meetings Only
    Comp'd Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $- $- $50.00
    Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $100.00 $125.00 $150.00
    Member out of Hotel Block $125.00 $150.00 $175.00
    Technical and Planning Committee Meetings
    Comp'd Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $- $- $50.00
    Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $370.00 $420.00 $470.00
    Member out of Hotel Block $420.00 $470.00 $560.00

     

    Membership LevelNumber of Complimentary Registrations
    Associate 1
    Technical 2
    Principal 4
    Strategic 6
    OGC Members MUST login using your OGC Web Portal account in order to take advantage of these Complimentary Registrations.

     

    OGC Members: To receive your full OGC Member Discount for Meeting Fees, please login using your OGC Web Portal account and if outside the 80 mile radius of the Meetings, you must reserve your hotel room at the Sheraton, then Click here to Register.

    Non OGC Members: Please Click here to Register.

    If you are an OGC Member and do not have a OGC Portal Account, you may contact your official representatives to create your account.

    Accommodations: 
    Sheraton Premier at Tyson's Corner 8661 Leesburg Pike Vienna, Virginia, United States

    The OGC Room Block at the prefered rate has closed. You may still be able to reserve rooms at the Sheraton via the on-line registration or by calling. If you reserve your room this way, you will still need to ask to be put into OGC's rooming list.

    Use the web link above to reserve your room in the OGC Room Block.

    If you are unable to reserve a room at the Sheraton, OGC Staff may be able to help you find a room within our contracted hotels. Please email us with your Room Requirements at registration [at] opengeospatial.org?subject=Hotel" >registration [at] opengeospatial.org.

    NOTE: This Room Block closed on 15 September. After that date, the room rate may go up and rooms are subject to availability. Lack of availability does not reduce our room block, and therefore, does not waive your requirement to stay in the room block.

    If you work more that 80 miles from Tyson`s Corner, you must stay in the the OGC Room Block to in order to have your Meeting fees reduced. (See OGC's Room Block Policy FAQ`s, as well as the Government per diem justification letter).

     

    December '14 Technical and Planning Committee - Tokyo, Japan

    Start: 
    Monday, 2014-12-01
    End: 
    Friday, 2014-12-05
    Location: 

    Akihabara Convention Hall
    Conference Floor (5F),
    Akihabara Daibiru Building,
    1-18-13 Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku,
    Tokyo, Japan 101-0021

    Sponsors: 

     

     

    Hitachi

     

    AIST

    Schedule of Meetings: 

    The tentative agenda is now posted. Please check back often as updates will be made frequently.

    The OGC 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner will be held on 3 December at the HAPPO-EN. There will be charter bus service between the meeting facilities and the Dinner.

    During the term of Tokyo TC on December 2014, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC(R)) will conduct an experimental demonstration for OGC(R) Moving Features Candidate Standard.

    The demonstration consists of two experiments. One experiment is an indoor-location experiment, and the other is an outdoor-location experiment.

    For the indoor-location experiment, Business Microscope(R)* system is used to measure people's activities.
     
    Tokyo TC attendees who have agreed their participation to the experiment will wear a tag with infrared transceivers and accelerometers.  Beacons are set up in meeting rooms in order to record attendees' indoor locations by communicating with tags.
    The histories of locations will be converted to OGC(R) Moving Features encoding.

    For the outdoor-location experiment, a smart card which is available for purchase public-transportation (trains, subways and buses) fare will be distributed to attendees of Tokyo TC.  The fare payment is immediately finished by touching the card to a card reader.  The history of the fare payments at stations are recorded in the card.

    If attendees agree upon their experiment participation, station names that they got on and off will be converted to coordinate data and the movement trajectory is visualized as a real-time movie after spatial interpolation along with a railway network.
    Participants will have their communication network displayed on a large monitor set at the meeting place.

     * Business Microscope(R) is a registered trademark of Hitachi Ltd.
    Registration: 

    On-line Registration is now open:

    • In order to submit registration through security, we will cut off early-bird registration on 25 November. On-Site registration fees will be imposed on or after 25 November.
    •  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.

    Accommodations: 

    Tokyo is a basically safe and convenient city so that you can stay anywhere you like in Tokyo. The venue (Akihabara Daibiru bldg.) is just in front of the Akihabara JR station that provides easy access to major areas in Tokyo.  Most hotels can be booked with popular internet booking sites(expedia, hotels.com, bookings.com, agoda etc.) . By staying out of Akihabara area, you can enjoy many exciting aspects of Tokyo including  "rush-hours" experience, especially in the morning. 

    For those who want to stay in Akihabara area, following hotels are within "short" walking distance from the venue.

    1.  Hotel Remm Akihabara (3min wailk from the venue)
    2.  Washington Hotel Akihabara (3min)
    3.  Hotel Via Inn Akihabara (5min)(Japanese page only, Please book with some booking site)
    4.   Hotel MyStays Ochanomizu (6min)
    5.   Ochanomizu Hotel Juraku (6min)
    6.  APA Hotel Akihabara Ekimae (6min)
    7.   Hotel Dormy Inn Akihabara (6min)

     

    Note: These URLs are official  and please compare with the price provided by major internet booking sites.

    Local Information and Travel: 

    Trains to Akihabara Station:

    Trains to Akihabara

     

    From Akibabara Station to the Akibabara Convention Center, Akihabara Daibiru Building, Conference Floor (5F):

    Convention Center

     

    Popular Skiing in Japan (Hokkaido) 
     

    Hokkaido, which is the northern area in Japan, is very popular for quality of snow as a place to go for skiing. Many flights from Tokyo (Haneda Airport) to Hokkaido (New Chitose Airport or Asahikawa Airport) are available for the ski travel. If you will travel for skiing, making reservation of flights earlier is recommended.

    Popular places are listed:


    Niseko ( http://www.niseko-ta.jp/en/)
    Niseko is located on south-west region of Hokkaido.Direct buses from New Chitose Airport to Niseko are provided. Most information are available in English because many tourists from abroad visit in winter.
    http://annupuri.info/winter/english/ .

    Rusutsu Resort( http://www.rusutsu.gr.jp/en/ )
    Rusutsu is largest ski-resort in Hokkaido.It takes 2 hours from New Chitose Airport by bus.
    http://en.rusutsu.co.jp/

    Furano (http://www.furanotourism.com/en/)
    Furano is in the north area of Hokkaido.Furano is very cold area, so, quality of snow is higher. It takes one hour by bus from Asahikawa Airport.
    http://www.princehotels.com/en/ski/furano.html

     

      

    March 2013 TC/PC Meetings - Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Start: 
    Sunday, 2013-03-17
    End: 
    Thursday, 2013-03-21
    Location: 

    Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel
    P.O. Box: 6382, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Tel: + 971 2 4415 900
    Fax: + 971 2 4415 666
    http://www.afoc.mil.ae/afoc/home.htm

    Sponsors: 

    Under the Patronage of His Highness Lieutenant General Skeikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahayan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior

     

    Ministry of Interior, U.A.E.   GIS Center for Security, Abu Dhabi Police, Ministry of Interior U.A.E.
      GIS Center for Security, Abu Dhabi Police, Ministry of Interior U.A.E.
    Schedule of Meetings: 

    The Tentative Agenda is now posted.  Please continue to check back as this schedule will change.

    Registration: 


    On-line Registration is now open:

    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.

    Meetings and EventsEarlybird Rate (Before 14 March)On-Site (on or after 14 March)
    OGC Member - Technical Committee (comp'd) $0 $50
    OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings** $225.00 $275.00
    OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $100.00 $150.00
    Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings **
    $325.00 $375.00
    Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $200.00
    $250.00

    ** Use for two or more days of Technical Committee attendance.

    Accommodations: 
      Special rates have been negotiated through Emirates Sky Travel:
      Please use the booking code:  GIS/EMSKY/3/2013
      Email: ahmadkamal [at] emsky.ae
      Mobile: +971-50-9995163
      office: +971-2-4434499
      fax: +971-2-4439930

      You will get confirmation of your reservation.
      This is the OGC Headquarters hotel and the site of the meetings.

      Experience the height of luxury! 600 elegantly appointed rooms embraced by an impressive inner garden, various conference halls, a grand theatre and a cinema. Conveniently located 5 mins away from ADNEC and 15 mins from the airport

      Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel
      P.O. Box: 6382, Abu Dhabi
      United Arab Emirates

      Tel: + 971 2 4415 900
      Fax: + 971 2 4415 339
       
      Room Type Net Rate per room per night
      Single  AED 450
      Double  AED 500

      The above rates, through Emirates Sky Travel, are inclusive taxes, buffet breakfast and internet.
       
       

      Aloft Abu Dhabi is the first Aloft Hotel to open in the Middle East and the second to open outside of North America. Aloft Abu Dhabi has introduced its own distinctive style to the region with 408 spacious, loft-like rooms, accessible technology and a vibrant, social atmosphere.

      Visit Hotel Website

      Room Type Net Rate per room per night
      Single  AED 460
      Double  AED 460

      The above rates, through Emirates Sky Travel, are net rate per room per night room only basis.
       
      Room Type Net Rate per room per night
      Single  AED 515
      Double  AED 570

      The above rates, through Emirates Sky Travel, are net rate per room per night with buffet breakfast at main restaurant and internet.
       

       

      Feel 'at home' when you stay at the Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi. Located just 15 minutes from the airport, our location is simply convenient. For a traditional Arabic experience, visit Hubbly Bubbly.

       Visit Hotel Website

      Room Type Net Rate per room per night
      Single  AED 450
      Double  AED 450

      The above rates, through Emirates Sky Travel, are net rate per room per night room only basis.
       
      Room Type Net Rate per room per night
      Single  AED 500
      Double  AED 560

      The above rates, through Emirates Sky Travel, are net rate per room per night with buffet breakfast at main restaurant and internet.
       

      The Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi

      The Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi
      Stylishly comfortable, The Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi blends luxurious European and Middle Eastern design and features bespoke works by local artists and poets. It is located 5 minutes from the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) and 15 minutes from the airport. Visit Hotel Website
      Room Type Net Rate per room per night
      Single  AED 465
      Double  AED 465

      The above rates, through Emirates Sky Travel, are net rate per room per night room only basis.
       
      Room Type Net Rate per room per night
      Single  AED 580
      Double  AED 700

      The above rates, through Emirates Sky Travel, are net rate per room per night with buffet breakfast at main restaurant and internet.
       

       

        Other hotels in the area (no room block - contact hotel directly):
          • Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi

            Emirates Palace Hotel - Abu Dhabi

            The building was designed by architect, John Elliott RIBA, who was Senior Vice President at Wimberly, Allison, Tong and Goo, an international firm specialising in Luxury Hotels. It opened in November 2005 but certain restaurants and spas did not open until 2006. The hotel was built by and is owned by the Abu Dhabi government, and is currently managed by the Kempinski Group. The costs to build the hotel were 3.9 billion GBP or 11.02 billion AED. The Emirates Palace occupies 850,000m² of floor space. Underground parking allows housing for 2,500 vehicles. There are two swimming pools and spas. The hotel has its own marina and helipad. The Emirates Palace is the second most expensive hotel ever built, only surpassed by Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

            Visit Hotel Website

             

            • Hyatt Capital Gate

              Hyatt Capital Gate

              Hyatt Capital Gate is located within the iconic Guinness record-holding Capital Gate tower. Hyatt Capital Gate's 18th floor Sky Lobby is suspended more than 80 metres above the ground, providing sweeping views of the surrounding city and the Arabian Gulf.

              Visit Hotel Website

             

            • Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Capital Centre

              Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Capital Centre

              Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Capital Centre, right next to ADNEC offering really comfortable rooms and outstanding value for money. Lovely restaurant, bar, Costa Coffee, room service, valet parking, swimming pool, gym and FREE wifi.

              Visit Hotel Website
            • Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

              Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

              Fairmont Bab Al Bahr is conveniently located on the Abu Dhabi Creek only 10 minutes from ADNEC and 15 minutes from the Airport. This strikingly contemporary luxury beachfront hotel features an array of business and leisure facilities, including eight restaurants, private sandy beach...

              Visit Hotel Website

             

              Local Information and Travel: 

              UAE Government - Ministry of Foreign Affairs

              http://www.mofa.gov.ae - this is the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs website and will provide members a useful source of VISA information.

              UAE Government

              http://www.government.ae - this is the official portal of the United Arab Emirates and will provide members a useful point of access to historical and heritage information about the UAE and also other useful information regarding UAE Government.  Also on the home page there are useful links to flight information for both Abu Dhabi International and Dubai International Airports.

              Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority

              http://adta.ae/en/ - this site provides useful Abu Dhabi tourism information and is a useful source of general information about Abu Dhabi and an entry point to 'Explore Abu Dhabi'.

              Electrical / Power Supply

              Abu Dhabi’s electricity supply is 220/240 volts at 50 Hz. Square three-pin sockets are standard (UK Style). It is advisable to bring a plug adapter with you, though most hotels can supply adapters for other kinds of plug and they can be bought locally.

              September 2011: OGC TC/PC Meetings - Boulder, Colorado

              Start: 
              Monday, 2011-09-19
              End: 
              Friday, 2011-09-23
              Location: 

              Center Green (CG-1)
              UCAR/NCAR
              3080 Center Green Drive
              Boulder, Colorado  80301
              USA

              Sponsors: 

               

              Hosts

              ncar
               
              unidata ucar
               

              Gold Sponsor

              Lockheed Martin
               
                 
              Schedule of Meetings: 

              There is now a TENTATIVE Agenda posted.

              Registration: 


              Registration for these meetings are now open - Click here.  Please note that there are registration fees for OGC Technical Committee Meetings.

              To register for the GML 4 Workshop click here.

              To register for the 3D Summit click here.

              To register for the Ocean/Met/Hydro Water Cycle Summit click here.

               

              Requests for OGC Portal accounts can be made via your orgranization's official representatives. Non Members wanting to attend the OGC TC meetings must provide justification to gbuehler at opengeospatial.org.

               

              Meetings and EventsEarlybird Rate (Before 6 September)Regular Rate (7 - 16 September)On-Site (after 17 September)
              OGC Member - Technical Committee (comp'd) $0 $0 
              $50 
              OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings $100.00 $100.00 $150.00
              OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $50.00 $75.00 $105.00
              Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings 
              $325.00 $350.00 
              $400.00 
              Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $100.00 
              $100.00 
              $125.00 

              Accommodations: 

              The Residence Inn is now full.

              We have a small block of rooms at the Residence Inn from 
              Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 25.  If anyone wants
              to book a room for any additional nights, they must make two
              separate reservations; one for the nights in the block and a
              second one for nights outside the block.

              Residence Inn
              3030 Center Green Drive
              Boulder, CO 80301
              303-449-5545

              http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/vbocg?groupCode=carcara&app=resvlink&fromDate=9/18/11&toDate=9/23/11

              So we are in the process of opening a block at the 

              Courtyard by Marriott
              4710 Pearl East Circle
              Boulder, CO
              303-440-4700

              for $156 per night.

              You can book your rooms online or via phone at +1 800 228 9290 ask for the "OPEN GEOSPATIAL" block prior to 12 September.

              Or you can book your rooms at any of the below hotels.

              Boulder Lodging @ http://www.boulderlodging.com/map.asp

              • Golden Buff Lodge
                1725 28th Street
                Boulder, CO 80301
                303-442-7450
              • Millenium Hotel
                1345 28th Street
                Boulder, CO 80302-6803
              • Boulder Outlook Hotel
                800 28th Street
                Boulder, CO 80303
                303-443-3322
              • Best Western Boulder Inn
                770 28th Street
                Boulder, CO 80303
                303-449-3800       
              Local Information and Travel: 
              • Bus/Shuttle Service from DIA (Denver International Airport):  
              • Yellow Cab of Boulder services the local Boulder area (303) 777-7777 or Text pickup address to (303) 777-2001
              • Here is a map with directions from DIA (Denver International Airport) to the Center Green facility - Google Map
              • We have a growing list of activities that you may partake in, before, during or after the OGC TC/PC Meetings. 
                See: http://external.opengis.org/twiki_public/OGC/BoulderTC

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