Technical Committee Meeting

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.

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