Technical Committee Meeting

March '14 Technical and Planning Committee - Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia

Start: 
Monday, 2014-03-24
End: 
Friday, 2014-03-28
Location: 

Lockheed Martin - Global Vision Center
2121 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202

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Sponsors: 

 

Schedule of Meetings: 

The tentative agenda for the week is now posted.  meeting times and room locations may change.  Please check back often for the most up-to-date schedule.

NOTE:  The Technical Committee Closing Plenary will be Friday Morning (28 March).

Registration: 


On-line Registration is now open:

  • All non US Citizens will need to provide Passport information during the registration process.
  • In order to submit registration through security, we will cut off early-bird registration on 18 March. On-Site registration fees will be imposed on or after 19 March.
  •  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.

The Thursday evening Gala Dinner will be $55.00 USD per person. Seating is limited and everyone MUST have a ticket to attend. Registered individuals will receive an email the week prior to the dinner with their ticket information.

Meetings and EventsEarlybird Rate (Before 19 March)On-Site (on or after 19 March)
OGC Member - Technical Committee (comp'd) $0 $50
OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings** $200.00 $250.00
OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $100.00 $150.00
Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings **
$300.00 $350.00
Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $200.00
$250.00
OGC 20th Gala Dinner Only $55.00 $55.00

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

Accommodations: 

Hotels: (short list in the direct vicinity of the GVC)


·         Americana Hotel - 1460 Jefferson Davis Hwy
·         Courtyard By Marriott - 2899 Jefferson Davis Hwy
·         Crowne Plaza - 1480 Crystal Dr
·         Crystal City Marriott - 1999 Jefferson Davis Hwy
·         Crystal Gateway Marriott - 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy
·         Double Tree Hotel - 300 Army Navy Dr
·         Embassy Suites - 1300 Jefferson Davis Hwy
·         Hampton Inn - 2000 Jefferson Davis Hwy
·         Hilton - 2399 Jefferson Davis Hwy
·         Holiday Inn - 2650 Jefferson Davis Hwy
·         Hyatt Regency - 2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy
·         Radisson - 2020 Jefferson Davis Hwy
·         Sheraton - 1800 Jefferson Davis Hwy

OGC will have a small room block at  the Crystal Gateway Marriott at a rate of $219 per night.  If you want to take advantage of this room block, you can either reserve it online or call the toll free number 1-800-228-9290 and mention " OGC 20th Anniversary" when making the reservations.  Please note that the cut-off date is on Friday, March 7th, or when the room block is full.

 

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Local Information and Travel: 


Lockheed Martin’s Global Vision Center (GVC)

2121 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202

  • From Reagan National Airport
    • Stay left and take “Airport Exit/Rt.1 Crystal City/Alexandria” exit
    • Stay right and take “Rt.1 Crystal City/Economy Parking/General Aviation/South Airport Services” exit onto Abingdon Rd.
    • Stay to the right and make a right at the stop sign following 395 North signs
    • Make right onto Crystal Drive Exit ramp
    • At intersection of S 23rd St TURN RIGHT into parking garage.
    • Follow signs to gold/yellow columns labeled 2121, park your vehicle and proceed to 1st floor Visitor Desk (Lockheed Martin lobby) via elevator banks.
  • From Dulles Airport
    • Leaving terminal, follow signs for Washington
    • Take exit onto I-66 E
    • Take exit 75 to merge onto Jefferson Davis Hwy/VA-110 toward Alexandria
    • Follow Jefferson Davis Hwy
    • Turn left on 20th St S
    • Turn right at Crystal Drive
    • At intersection of S 23rd St, TURN LEFT into parking garage.
    • Follow signs to gold/yellow columns labeled 2121, park your vehicle and proceed to 1st floor Visitor Desk (Lockheed Martin lobby) via elevator banks.
  • From Crystal City Metro Station (0.3 mi / approx. 5 min) Blue/Yellow Line
    • Exit the Metro Station and walk east on 18th St S
    • Turn right on Crystal Drive
    • Cross the street to 2121 and proceed through glass doors to 1st floor

June 2012 TC/PC - Exeter, England

Start: 
Monday, 2012-06-18
End: 
Friday, 2012-06-22
Location: 

UK Met Office
FitzRoy Road
Exeter
Devon
EX1 3PB
United Kingdom

Sponsors: 

UK Met Office

Schedule of Meetings: 

The Tentative Agenda for the OGC TC/PC meetings is now available.  Please note that as the schedule fills up, we might be required to change times and locations of previously posted sessions.
On Friday, 22 June, OGC and AGI will host the Interoperability Day 2012 - Open Government and Open Standards.Seperate registration is required via AGI's website.
 

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 will be $55.00 USD per person.

Meetings and EventsEarlybird Rate (Before 14 June)On-Site (on or after 14 June)
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 $55.00 $55.00

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

Accommodations: 

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/contact/exeter-hotels

The below list provides additional information regarding specific room blocks for the OGC TC/PC:

  • Jurys Inn (http://exeterhotels.jurysinns.com/) 50 rooms available at £72 per night. When contacting the hotel use the booking reference METO170612
    Call to book +44 1392 312400, and ask for individual reservation, then give them the above booking code.
  • White Hart (http://www.whitehartpubexeter.co.uk/) 29 rooms available (15 doubles at £67.16 and 14 singles at £59.16 per night). When contacting the hotel let them know that you want to take up one of the rooms block booked by the Met Office
    +44 (0) 1392 279897

 

    Local Information and Travel: 

    Please bring your own UK-style electrical adaptor

    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/contact/in-exeter

    Below are some travel notes from one of our hosts:

    PLANES
    There are only cheap holiday flights to holiday destinations to and from Exeter Airport, such as Murcia and generally only one per day or less.

    Travel to and from Bristol Airport has more international destinations, but generally you need a car to get there and back from Exeter. Public transport is possible but is not joined up.

    I nearly always travel to/from London Heathrow [LHR]. Terminal 5 is best.  Terminals 1,2,3 are OK too. Try to avoid Terminal 4 (30 mins away from others).

    Then take RailAir bus, every 30 mins, to Reading main train station [RDG], buying the RailAir ticket on the bus.  London Paddington [PAD] trains pass through every hour to Exeter St Davids, takes 1 1/2 or 2 hours (300km). This is faster and cheaper than travelling into London and back out.

    Flights to/from Gatwick [LGW] are feasible too. Trains hourly to Reading main station take 1 1/2 hours.

    Travel to/from London City Airport is the next in priority and inconvenience. Then London Stanstead, then Luton (never!).

    TRAINS
    The mainline station in Exeter is Exeter St David's [EXD], 3/4 mile, 1.3 km from the City centre and fast trains from London Paddington station are about every hour.

    Exeter Central station [EXC] is in the city centre, but generally only has local slow commuter trains. Cheaper, but much slower, stopping trains, do travel from London Waterloo [WAT] to Exeter Central, by a different route, taking 3 1/2 hours minimum.

    Buy your train, and RailAir bus, tickets on the Web as far in advance as possible, say 2 months - much cheaper, but fixed trains and seats, without refunds. If you book too early though, say 3 months and one week, the cheap tickets will not have been posted.

    Please note the booking reference number and which card you used to pay for the tickets.

    You can collect your pre-paid tickets at ticket machines in most train stations, but unfortunately, there is no  ticket machine at London Heathrow Airport to pick up RailAir tickets. The machines are all shapes and sizes, but generally have a touch screen with two or three big pink 'buttons'.  

    Lots of web sites sell tickets - all basically the same, connected to the national infrastructure.

    First Great Western http://www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/ run the Paddington trains and do not charge for debit/credit card transactions, but charge for an SMS message.

    http://www.thetrainline.com is run by Virgin, but has identical tickets etc. Free SMS but charges for card transactions.

    BUSES
    There is a No. 56 bus from Exeter St Davids train station more or less direct to the Met Office every hour but very badly timed for London trains.

    The line H bus, every 15 mins, goes from Exeter St Davids Station into the city centre via Queen Street and the High Street.   

    The 'Park and Ride' buses, every 12 mins, from Paris Street/High Street go very near the Met Office. This is the best bus for those staying in the City Centre. Daily and weekly tickets are available on the bus.

    GENERAL
    Transport reliability is good, except that planes landing towards the end of the day may be late.

    June 2011: OGC TC/PC Meetings - Taichung, Taiwan

    Start: 
    Sunday, 2011-06-12
    End: 
    Friday, 2011-06-17
    Location: 

    Taichung, Taiwan

    Conference Venues:

    • June 12th (Sunday), June 15th (Wednesday), June 16th (Thursday)

      Feng Chia University, Central Taiwan Science Park Campus
      227, Sec. 2, Dongda Rd., Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C (map)

    • June 13th (Monday)

      National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC), Emerging System Business Unit
      22, Keyuan Rd., Central Taiwan Science Park, Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C. (map)

    It is a 3 minute walk between NCHC and the Feng Chia University, Central Taiwan Science Park Campus

    • June 17th (Friday) [for 2011 Int’l Interoperability Day and OGC Planning Committee Only]

      NTUH International Convention Center
      2, Xuzhou Road, Zhongzheng District 101, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. (map)

     

     

      Sponsors: 

       

      Hosted by:

      GIS.FCU   ITRI

       

       

      Gold Sponsors:    
      Meet Taiwan   BFT
           
      Silver Sponsors:    
      Intergraph   National Science Council
           
      NARL   NCHC

       

       

       

         
      Schedule of Meetings: 

       

      Overview:

      Date & Time

      Venue

      6/12 (Sun)
      Day1

      6/13 (Mon)
      Day2

      6/14 (Tue)
      Day3

      6/15 (Wed)
      Day4

      6/16 (Thu)
      Day5

      6/17 (Fri)
      Day6

      Feng Chia University, Central Taiwan Science Park Campus

      National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC), Emerging System Business Unit

      Central Taiwan (Nantou County)

      Feng Chia University, Central Taiwan Science Park Campus

      Feng Chia University, Central Taiwan Science Park Campus

      NTUH International Convention Center (Taipei)

      8:00~18:00

      Registration

      Registration

      Field Trip

      [There is a $80 USD fee for Non-OGC Members]

      Registration

      Registration

      Registration

      8:00~12:00

      Meeting sessions

      Meeting sessions

      Meeting sessions

      Augmented Reality Workshop

      [There is a $99 USD fee for Non-OGC Members, includes lunch and breaks]

       

       

       

       


       

      Meeting sessions

      Augmented Reality Workshop

      [There is a $99 USD fee for Non-OGC Members, includes lunch and breaks]

       

       

       

       

       

       


      Interoperability Day - Taiwan

       

      [There is a $30 USD fee for Non-OGC Members]

       

      12:00~13:00

      Lunch (Provided by FCU)

      Lunch (Provided by NCHC)

      Lunch (Provided by FCU)

      Lunch (Provided by FCU)

      13:00~13:55

      TC Opening Plenary

      Meeting sessions

      Meeting sessions

      TC Closing Plenary

      14:00~17:55

      Meeting sessions

      18:30~21:00

       

      Welcome Banquet (Provided by NCHC)

      [There is a $50 USD fee for Non-OGC Members]

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      The Detailed Agenda is posted here

       

      Registration: 

      All OGC Members will receive free admission to the Welcome Banquet on Monday evening (sponsored by NCHC) and the Field Trip on Tuesday.  Any non-OGC members may attend any events, however, non-members must pay for these events.

      The International Interoperability Day (2011 II DAY@TW) on Friday is free for OGC members. Any non-OGC members must pay for this event.  GIS.FCU sincerely welcomes you to participate in the Welcome Banquet, Field Trip, or 2011 II Day@TW. Please tick the items you want to attend on the registration webpage. 

      You must register for this event via the OGC Registration Page.

      If your visa request requies a letter of invitation, such letters will only be granted to OGC Portal account holders or registered attendees of the AR Meeting.  Please check your national travel agencies regarding visa requirements for entering Taiwan. Note that United States Passport holders do not require Visas for this meeting (see http://travel.state.gov/ for details).

      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 1 June)Regular Rate (1 - 11 June)On-Site (after 11 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 $50.00 $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
      Accommodations: 

       

      Please note that the Planning Committee and Interoperability Day will be held in Taipei on Friday.  It is advised that those attending both the TC and PC or TC and Interoperability Day change hotels for Thursday Evening to Taipei.

      HOTELSSingleDouble
      (Per night, included breakfast and taxes)
      Windsor Hotel (裕元) (map)
      78-3, Sec. 3, Taichung Kang Rd., Taichung, Taiwan (about 5km to the venue)
      Download reservation form
      US$114~136 US$125~147
      Howard Prince Hotel Taichung (福華) (map)
      129, An Ho Rd., Taichung, Taiwan
      (about 5km to the venue)
      Download reservation form
      US$100~117 US$112~140

      Hong’s Mansion (台中商旅) (map)
      177, Sec.2, Taichung Kang Rd., Taichung, Taiwan
      (about 7.5km to the venue)
      Download reservation form

      US$93~120 --
      Evergreen Laurel Hotel (長榮桂冠) (map)
      6, Taichung Kang Rd., Sec.2, Taichung, Taiwan
      ( about 8.5km to the venue)
      Download reservation form
      US$103~117 US$113~126
      * Please download the reservation form with Group code "OGCGIS" at http://www.gis.tw/1106ogctc/Accommodation.html 

       

      HOTELS in Taipei

      GIS.FCU haven't contacted with hotels below, please reserve via the website or contact with hotels directly.

      • Forte Orange hotel-Guanqian (台北福泰桔子商旅【館前店】)
        22, Guanqian Road, Taipei, Taiwan
        TEL:886-2-2381-1155 FAX:886-2-2381-1105
        台北市中正區館前路22號
      • CAESAR PARK TAIPEI (台北凱撒大飯店)
        38, Chung Hsiao W. Rd., Sec. 1, Taipei, Taiwan
        TEL:886-2-2311-5151 Fax : TEL:886-2-2331-9944
        台北市中正區忠孝西路一段38號
      • Sheraton Taipei Hotel (台北喜來登大飯店)
        12, Chung Hsiao E. Rd., Sec. 1, Taipei, Taiwan
        TEL:886-2-2321-5511 Fax : TEL:886-2-2394-4240
        台北市中正區忠孝東路一段12號
      • The Regent Taipei (台北晶華酒店)
        41, Chung Shan N. Rd., Sec. 2, Taipei, Taiwan
        TEL:886-2-2523-8000 Fax : TEL:886-2-25232828
        台北市中正區中山北路二段41號

       

       

        Local Information and Travel: 

         

        From Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to Taichung

        By Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) 

        1. Take a taxi to the Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) Taoyuan Station (about 20 mins, USD10 )
        2. Take THSR from Taoyuan Station to Taichung Station (about 40 mins, USD20 )
        3. Hire a taxi at Taichung Station to the hotel (about 20 mins,USD10 )

        For more information, please click on the links below:

         

        From hotel to the Venue

        By Taxi : Take our shuttle buses at the specific time period, or take a taxi in front of the hotel. It may take about 20 mins to the venue.

        From Taichung to Taipei

        By Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) 

        1. Take a taxi to the Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) Taichung Station (about 20 mins, USD10 )
        2. Take the THSR from Taichung Station to Taipei Station (about 60 mins, USD24 )
        3. Hire a taxi at Taipei HSR Station to the hotel.

        From Taipei to the Airport

        By Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) 

        1. Take a taxi to the Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) Taipei Station.
        2. Take the THSR from Taipei Station to Taoyuan Station (about 25 mins, USD12 )
        3. Hire a taxi at Taoyuan HSR Station to the international airport.

         

        Local Information:

        • Visitor Visa
          Please check your national travel agencies regarding visa requirements for entering Taiwan or check here. Note that United States Passport holders do not require Visas for this meeting (see http://travel.state.gov/ for details).
          Please refer to the following page for details.
          http://www.boca.gov.tw/lp.asp?ctNode=534&CtUnit=77&BaseDSD=7&mp=2

          If you require an invitation letter, please send your complete contact information to gbuehler at opengeospatial dot org.
        • Time Zone
          The local time zone in Taiwan is UTC/GMT +8 hours.
        • Currency and Foreign Exchange
          The Local currency is the New Taiwan Dollar (NTD), which has five denominations in paper money and five in coins. Major currencies, such as the US dollar and EURO, can be exchanged at the international airport, banks, and hotels. Banks are open from 9:00 to 15:00 on Monday to Friday.
          http://eng.taiwan.net.tw/m1.aspx?sNo=0002065
        • Credits Cards
          International credit cards such as American Express, VISA, MASTERCARD, and JCB will be widely accepted at stores and hotels.
        • Electricity
          Electricity provided in Taiwan is 100 volts, AC/60 Hz.
          Taiwan uses Type A plug/socket with 2 parallel flat prongs - "American" type, or Type B plug/socket with 2 parallel flat prongs - "American" type with an earth connector.
        •  Tipping
          Tips are not required in Taiwan, even at hotels or restaurants.
        • Drinking Water
          Don’t drink the tap water directly. Tap water in Taiwan should be boiled first. Or you can get drinking water in the venue or hotel’s water dispensers.
          Bottled mineral waters can be easily obtained from supermarkets and convenience stores.

         

        Travel

        Taichung

        Located in central Taiwan, Taichung has long attracted top chefs who are masters at preparing northern and southern Taiwanese cuisine and delicacies developed over the past century. Food is available day and night, 24 hours a day, from food stalls and five-star restaurants alike, offering everything from local fare to exotic foreign dishes. There is definitely always something to fill one's cravings in Taichung, a city that has developed its own unique dining culture.

        • Transportation: Taxi is the quickest way in Taichung.
        • Click here for more information about Taichung City.

        Taipei

        Nestled in the center of the Taipei Basin, Taipei City is surrounded by mountains to the north, east and south, and by the Danshui River to the west. As a result, it is endowed with unique natural scenery, with lush forests and winding rivers, and a variety of fascinating terrains, including volcanic mountains, foothills, terrace tablelands, coastal plains and river wetlands.

        In addition to beautiful sceneries, Taipei is also a city for individuals who enjoy indulging themselves in shopping, exotic meals, and feasts of arts and culture.

        Visit TaipeiTravel Net to find out about places to go in Taipei City! 

        • Transportation: Take MRT or Taxi.

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