Technical Committee Meeting

September '14 Technical and Planning Committee - Calgary, Canada

Start: 
Monday, 2014-09-15
End: 
Friday, 2014-09-19
Location: 

University of Calgary
Rozsa Centre
2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T2N 1N4

Sponsors: 

Esri Canada

GeoConnections

University of Calgary

Schedule of Meetings: 

The tentative agenda is now online.

Registration: 

On-line Registration is now open:

  • In order to submit registration through security, we will cut off early-bird registration on 11 September. On-Site registration fees will be imposed on or after 12 September.
  •  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 Wednesday evening OGC 20th Anniversary Celebration Dinner will be $55.00 USD per person.

Meetings and EventsEarlybird Rate (Before 12 September)On-Site (on or after 12 September)
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
OGC 20th Anniversary Celebration Dinner Only $55.00 $55.00

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

Accommodations: 

The closest hotel to the Rozsa Centre is the Hotel Alma on campus. One minute walk to Rozsa Centre. (http://www.hotelalma.ca/).

There is a cluster of hotels near campus about 18 minutes walk to Rozsa Centre:

There are some nicer hotels in downtown, where is about 30 minutes C-Train ride ($3 CAD per ride) to campus.

Local Information and Travel: 

Parking:

You can find the Parking map here:  (http://www.ucalgary.ca/parking/visitorparking). The closest parkade is the Art Parkade ($10 CAD per entry).

If you are interested in visiting the Banff National Park:      

The Banff National Park is about 80 minutes drive from Calgary (map) and it’s a very scenic ride. Renting a car would be a good idea. Just follow 16th Avenue North heading west and you will be surrounded by the Canadian Rockies in about 30 minutes.

Pre-TC or Post-TC Trip Suggestions

September is a great time to visit the Canadian Rockies as it’s not too cold and not too hot. Below are some suggestions:

Hiking: Kananaskis Provincial Park (50 minutes from Calgary) Banff National Park (80 minutes from Calgary). Below are some suggestions.

  • Barrier Lake in the Kananaskis Provincial Park is a nice and easy hike. And it’s close to Calgary.
  • Consolation Lakes is an easy hike (60 m elevation gain) near Moraine Lake.
  • Larch Valley and Sentinel Pass is a great one day hike (7 hours, 732 m elevation gain).

Hot Springs (Banff Upper Hot Springs)

Scenic Drive (One Day: Calgary-Banff-Moraine Lake-Lake Louise-Columbia Icefields and drive back)

September 2010: OGC TC/PC Meetings

Start: 
Monday, 2010-09-20
End: 
Friday, 2010-09-24
Location: 

The Météo-France Conferences International Centre
42, avenue Gaspard Coriolis
31057 Toulouse cedex 1
France

Tel : +33 (0)5 61 07 80 51 or 33 (0)5 61 07 80 52
http://www.meteo.fr/cic/

Located right on the doorstep of Toulouse, just 8 km from its international airport Toulouse Blagnac, the Conferences International Centre lies at the very heart of Europe's leading meteorology Centre. Since it was first opened in 1992, the CIC has hosted companies, scientists and engineers from a wide range of technical fields. It shares the same grounds as the three major divisions of Météo-France - operations, research and training. In a high-tech and comfortable environment, this user-friendly conference centre was designed with people in mind.

Sponsors: 

Meteo France

 

Schedule of Meetings: 

The tentative agenda is now avaliable.  Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change up to and during the event.

NOTE:  During registration attendess should get a card as load it with 50 euros.  Everyday you can use this card to pay for your lunch in the cafeteria.  After your last lunch of the week, you can returen the card and get the balance reimbursed to you.

 

 

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 (22 September) will be at the at a mansion in Toulouse City Centre. The cost of the Reception tickets are $35.

 

Meetings and EventsEarlybird Rate (Before 8 September)Regular Rate (8 September - 16 September )On-Site (after 16 September)
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
Wednesday Reception Only $35.00 $35.00 $35.00
Accommodations: 

OGC will not have a room block. 

Travel to the meeting venue is easiest via metro and bus (see below).

The below prices have been negotiated by Meteo-France for 2010 and are all in the downtown area (recommended if you do not have a car).

 

HOTELSPer night, incl breakfast and taxes
SingleDouble
Sofitel Toulouse Centre (Parking) ****
84, allées Jean Jaurès - 31000 TOULOUSE
Tél : 05 61 10 23 10 - Fax : 05 61 10 23 20
   
 
Crowne Plazza (ex Holiday Inn) ****
7, Place du Capitole - 31000 TOULOUSE
Tél : 05.61.61.19.19 - Fax : 05.61.23.79.96
201.10 € / 246.10 € 225.20 € / 270.20 €
 
Hôtel GARONNE****
32, descente de la Halle aux Poissons - 31000 Toulouse
Tél : 34 31 94 80 – Fax : 05 34 31 94 81
190 € et + 210 € et +
 
Hotel des Beaux Arts ***+
1, Place du Pont Neuf - 31000 TOULOUSE
Tél : 05 34 45 42 42 - Fax : 05.34 45 42 43
   
 
HOLIDAY INN Capoul ***+
13, Place Wilson - 31000 Toulouse
Tél : 05.61.10.70.70 - Fax : 05.61.21.96.70
   
 
Grand Hôtel Les Capitouls ***+
29, allées Jean Jaurès - 31000 Toulouse
Tél : 05.34.41.31.21. - Fax : 05.61.63.15.17.
123.40 € 134.80 €
 
Hotel Jean Mermoz (Parking) ***
50, rue Matabiau - 31000 TOULOUSE
Tél : 05.61.63 04 04 - Fax : 05.61.63 15 64
107.9€ 122.40 €
 
hotel phoenicia ***
7 boulevard Bonrepos – 31000 TOULOUSE
Tél : 05 61 63 81 63 – Fax : 05 61 63 02 06
88.90 € 103.08 €
108.8 € (twin)
 
terminus **
13, Boulevard Bonrepos - 31000 TOULOUSE
Tél : 05.61.62.44.78 - Fax : 05.61.63.18.06
63.7 € 81.4 €
 
Hôtel De France **
5, Rue d'Austerlitz - 31000 Toulouse
Tél : 05.61.21.88.24 - Fax 05.61.21.99.77
72,70 € (shower)
94.40 € (bath)
80,40 € (shower)
101.40 € (bath)
 
Hôtel Patio Wilson **
7, Rue Lafaille - 31000 Toulouse
Tél : 05.61.62.74.74 - Fax 05.61.99.15.44
64.70/87.70 € 77.40/101.40 € (dbl)
90.40 € (twin) ?
 
Hôtel castellane **
17, Rue Castellane - 31000 Toulouse
Tél : 05.61.62.18.82 - Fax 05.61.62.58.04
84.70 € 91.4 €
97.40 € (twin)
 
Hôtel Président **
43-45, Rue Raymond IV – 31000 Toulouse
Tél : 05.61.63.46.46 – Fax 05 61 62 83 60
78.50 € (standard) 80.50 € (standard)
twin 102 €
 
Citadines Wilson ***+
8, boulevard de Strasbourg – 31000 Toulouse
Tél : 05 34 41 75 00 – Fax : 05 61 99 07 55
112.40 €  
 
Hôtel Victor Hugo **
26, boulevard de Strasbourg - 31000 TOULOUSE
Tél : 05 61 63 40 41- Fax 05 61 62 66 31
81.70 € (shower)
89.70 € (bath)
99.40 € (shower)
103.40 € (bath)
Twin 110.40 € (shower)
 
Hôtel Riquet**
92, Rue Riquet - 31000 Toulouse
Tél : 05.61.62.55.96 - Fax 05.61.62.45.29
62.20 € (single)
89.20 € (Club)
116.20 € (Executive)
0
98.40 € (double)
125.40 € (double)
 
Hôtel SAINT CLAIRE **
26 place Nicolas Bachelier- 31000 TOULOUSE
Tél : 05 34 40 58 88- Fax 05 67 57 85 89
75€ 98 €
145 € (twin)

 

You can browse a map of the hotels in the City Centre.

Local Information and Travel: 

Getting to the venue

Arriving by air:
Taxis can drive you to Meteopole in about 15 minutes. It will cost you around 25 €, or take the airport shuttle to Toulouse city center and get off at "Allée Jean-Jaurès" bus stop. Then, take the subway line A in direction of "Basso Cambo", and get off at Basso Cambo station. Then take the bus Line N° 8 (time schedules), in direction "Lycée Polyvalent", and get off at stop "METEO-FRANCE". A subway+bus ticket will cost you around 1,40 €. Map of Line A.

Arriving by rail:
Matabiau railway station is in the city centre.Toulouse Matabiau Station 64, boulevard Pierre Sémard 31000 Toulouse. SNCF Information : +33 (0)8 36 35 35 35.
Take the subway line A in direction of "Basso Cambo", and get off at Basso Cambo station. Then take the bus Line N° 8 (time schedules), in direction "Lycée Polyvalent", and get off at stop "METEO-FRANCE". A subway+bus ticket will cost you around 1,40 €. The trip takes about 30 minutes. Map of Line A.

Arriving by road:
From the motorway "Paris-Bordeaux", follow "Foix-Tarbes" direction; you are on the ring. Take Exit 27 "La Cépière". Follow "Cugnaux", then "Les Pradettes" and "Météo-CERFACS".
From the motorway "Montpellier-Carcassonne", follow "Aéroport de Blagnac" (airport sign). On the ring take Exit 27 "La Cépière/Cugnaux" and then follow the signs Meteopole.

Map to Meteo-France

 

Timetables for public transport from Downtown Toulouse to Meteo-France (Subject to change)

http://www.tisseo.fr/se-deplacer/horaires

Metro A (subway) from any stop downtown to Basso Cambo

Then

Bus number 8 from Basso Cambo to Meteo (sometimes called Meteorologie)

Timetable for Metro
http://www.tisseo.fr/sites/default/files/ligneMETRO.html
http://www.tisseo.fr/sites/default/files/Tisseo_hivMETROweb.pdf

Timetable for Number 8
http://www.tisseo.fr/sites/default/files/ligne8.html
http://www.tisseo.fr/sites/default/files/Tisseo_hiv08web.pdf

Linkes to be updated later because these timetables will change end of June

  • VISA
    Visa Information for France
    Every foreign national wishing to come to France must have ready for presentation at the border documentary evidence of the purpose of the visit, means of support for the duration of the stay and accommodation arrangements. In some cases, a visa is required. It must be requested from the French consulate before departure.
    According to your nationality, the length and the purpose of your trip to France, you may be requested to obtain a visa before traveling.
    Do you need a Schengen visa to travel to France?
    To find out whether or not you require a Schengen visa to travel to France, please consult the following link:
    http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/france_159/entering-france_2045/getting...
    Contact details of the French embassy and/or consulate in your country:
    http://www.mfe.org/annuaires/repdipet.asp
    Invitation letters for processing of your visa will be issued upon receipt of your confirmation of your participation in the Symposium.
  • TIME ZONE
    GMT/UTC +1 (Central European Time)
  • WEATHER IN TOULOUSE
    http://france.meteofrance.com/france/meteo?PREVISIONS_PORTLET.path=previ...
  • HEALTH AND SAFETY
    Pharmacies can be identified by a Green Cross.
    Emergencies:
    SAMU (ambulance) - Tel: 15 (free)     Police Emergency (from a cell phone) -Tel: 112
    Fire Department - Tel: 18 (free)     European emergency call: 112
    Police - Tel: 17 (free)
  • LOSS OR THEFT
        Visa, Eurocard MasterCard Tel: 33 (0)8 36 69 08 80 (24/24) Contact details can be found at the cash dispenser at your bank or from the multilingual inter-bank voice server by dialling 33 (0)892 705 705
        Diners Club: Tel: 33 (0)810 314 159 (24h/24)
        Checks: Tel: 33 (0)8 92 68 32 08 (24/24)
        Carte France Télécom: Tel ("Green number") : 0 800 10 20 40 (free)
  • CURRENCY AND BANKS
    Visa and MasterCard (Access or Eurocard) are widely accepted; AmEx cards are useful at more upmarket establishments. In general, all three cards can be used in shops, supermarkets, for train travel, car rentals, autoroute tolls and cash advances. Remember you'll need to know your PIN number (le code) to use a credit card in many hotels, shops and restaurants.
    The cheapest and most convenient way to change money in France is via ATMs; they accept all the major international credit and bank cards. You get the best exchange rate by using a credit card for purchases and a debit card for cash. Travellers cheques are safe and almost universally accepted. Post offices that exchange travellers cheques give a good rate. Major train stations and fancy hotels also have exchange facilities which usually operate in the evening, at the weekend and during holidays, but the rates are generally poor.
    Euro notes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. It is often difficult to get change for a €500.00 note. One euro is divided into 100 cents or centimes. Coins of 1, 2 and 5 centimes are copper-coloured; coins of 10, 20 and 50 centimes are gold-coloured; 1 and 2 euro coins are gold-and-silver coloured.
    Exchange rate given by the Universal Currency Converter is now about 1 USD – 0.762 EURO.
  • POST OFFICE
    Letter boxes are yellow. Stamps can be bought in post offices, open Monday to Friday and Saturday morning, as well as in tobacconists.
  • ELECTRICITY
    The electrical voltage in France is 220 volts. France uses the standard European grounded and non-grounded socket, the most common in the world.
  • TAX-FREE
    If you live outside of the EU you can claim taxes back if you have purchase more than 175 € of value. Customs telephone information: + 33 (0)820 024 444.
  • TIPPING
    Leaving a pourboire (tip) is done at your discretion - restaurants and accommodations add a 10-15% service charge to every bill, making a tip unnecessary, but most people leave a few coins if the service is satisfactory.
  • TOBACCO
    Smoking is forbidden in public areas as well as in restaurants and bars

 

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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