OGC Event

GEOSS Workshop XLIII: Sharing Climate Information and Knowledge

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

The workshop will be held at NCAR Center Green in Boulder, Colorado.

Description:


At this workshop, key representatives from industry, academia, and government will provide invited talks focused on key issues, tools and techniques now available to improve interdisciplinary discovery and use of climate modeling results.  The workshop will take place a few days after the FOSS4G conference in Denver and immediately following the OGC TC meeting in Boulder.

The Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS, see earthobservations.org) is a complex international system of sensors, communication devices, storage systems, computational and other devices used to observe the Earth and to gather the data needed for a better understanding of the Earth’s processes. In addition, GEOSS includes models and processes to create information from the observational data. 

With the highly coupled nature of the earth system and the need to understand global environmental processes and their regional linkages, it is increasingly important to allow and enable disparate organizations around the world to access, process and share climate data and model results now being compiled for the next assessment report (AR5) by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Regional downscaling and ensemble applications, using common standards for exchange and encoding, are of particular interest for the coming year, as the next phase of global modeling results become available. It is also crucial to long-term and interdisciplinary use of climate data to develop methods for collection, understanding, and preservation of data quality and other provenance metadata. At this workshop in Boulder, we will emphasize tools and techniques now available to improve interdisciplinary discovery and use of climate modeling results. 

GEOSS is a project of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). The OGC is a Participating Organization in GEO, and the OGC leads the multi-year GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP). The AIP is leading the incorporation of contributed components consistent with the GEOSS Architecture using a GEOSS Web Portal and a GEOSS Clearinghouse search facility to access services through GEOSS Interoperability Arrangements. 

Accommodations: 
Local Information and Travel: 

See local information and travel for the OGC Technical Committee and Planning Committee Meetings.

Event: 

GEOSS Workshop: The User and the GEOSS Architecture XVI “Regional Decisions for Climate Change”

Start: 
Friday, 2007-09-21
End: 
Saturday, 2007-09-22
Location: 
UCAR/NCAR Center Green 3080 Center Green Drive Boulder, CO 80301
Sponsors: 

OGC, IEEE, ISPRS

Schedule of Events:
Download the Agenda for the workshop.

 

Registration:
This event will be free to attend. Registration is now available.

 

Overview:
Workshop Flyer - simple text with graphics, little detail, 1 page.

 

Workshop Description and Goals: This workshop will address how the Global Earth Observing System of Systems, GEOSS, will support citizens and public officials in making decisions based upon predictions of regional climate change. Recognizing that the science to predict regional changes in climate is still advancing, the workshop will address interoperability arrangements for decision support tools and predictive models used around the globe to support policy and management decisions. This workshop is one in a series organized by IEEE, ISPRS and OGC.

The Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) is a complex systems of sensors, communication devices, storage systems, computational and other devices used in concert to observe the Earth and eventually come to a better understanding of the Earth’s processes. In addition, GEOSS will include models and processes to create information from the observations. The Washington Summit of July 2003 established the objective “to monitor continuously the state of the Earth, to increase understanding of dynamic Earth processes, to enhance prediction of the Earth system, and to further implement our international environmental treaty obligations”, and thus the need for “timely, quality, long-term, global information as a basis for sound decision making”. The Group on Earth Observations has been created to carry out the development of GEOSS. For more information on GEO and GEOSS see: http://www.earthobservations.org/

The User and the GEOSS Architecture workshop is a dialogue for users looking at GEOSS and its benefits to their application area. A societal benefit area will be represented at the workshop and an informal environment will be provided for exchange of ideas and to make recommendations. To help with this exchange, the workshop will provide an overview of the architecture and a demonstration of some of its capabilities. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions to further their understanding of the information system and the GEOSS approach. Recommendations of the workshop will be available to GEO committees as we move forward with GEOSS implementation. In summary, the workshop is a forum for users to interact with technologists to address the benefits and challenges of an advanced global system of systems providing earth observing data and information for the benefits of society.
http://www.grss-ieee.org/menu.taf?menu=GEOSS&detail=geossworkshops

Intended Audience: The workshop will interest those individuals and organizations that will benefit from the increased access to Earth observations for application to societal benefit areas provided by GEOSS. Also, the workshop will interest individuals and organizations that seek to understand how their systems can contribute to the Global Earth Observation System of Systems. The workshop is being hosted by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and is scheduled as part of OGC’s Technical Committee meetings.

Accommodations: 

Boulder Lodging

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

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

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: 
Event: 

GML 4 Workshop

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

Center Green
UCAR/NCAR
Boulder, CO, USA

Sponsors: 

 

ncar
 
unidata ucar
  UCAR

Accommodations: 

We have a small block of rooms at the Residence Inn

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 


You can book your rooms there or at any of the below hotels.

 

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


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

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       

Registration: 

Registration will be available shortly.

Event: 

July 2007 OGC Interoperability Day

Start: 
Wednesday, 2007-07-11
End: 
Wednesday, 2007-07-11
Location: 

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

The France Interoperability Day is geared to those organizations that plan and implement systems that involve sharing and using Geographic Information across the Internet. It is aimed to be of interest across both the public and private sectors.

The France 'Interoperability Day' event is being hosted by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and is scheduled for July 11 2007 as part of OGC’s Technical Committee meetings.

The days events will cover a host of issues regarding the use of OGC and ISO standards such as Geography Markup Language (GML), Web Map Service (WMS) and Web Feature Service (WFS) that provide the interoperability essential for Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) at different levels -- from European to national to regional (in line with the new INSPIRE directive) to all over the globe. This is an opportunity to learn about best practices from acknowledged international experts on the benefits of using open standards when implementing SDI components. French will be the only language presenters will use. No simultaneous translation will be offered.

The speakers at this event will come from across Europe and beyond, they have been asked to cover areas like; the problems they sought to solve, why they chose an interoperable route based on open standards, technical approach, lessons learned, etc. At the end of the day, we want to help those who want to build operational systems and are asking speakers to provide reference material where they can.

Sponsors: 

Premier Sponsors

IONIC

BRGM

Registration Sponsor

Générale d’Infographie

Break Sponsor

Spot Image

 

 

Please note there are exhibition & sponsorships opportunities associated with this event. Exhibitions & Sponsors should be related to the theme of the event, i.e., the use of open standards.

To help sponsor this event, please review the France Interoperability Day Sponsorship Summary and Application.

Call for Papers

The organizers of the OGC's France Interoperability Day (see website at: http://www.opengeospatial.org/event/070711interop) are seeking potential speakers to submit papers related to geospatial interoperability using open standards within one of the following topic areas:

  • Interoperable Technology Development
  • Earth Observation & GMES Application
  • INSPIRE-related Applications and Geosciences Services on the Web
  • Interoperability Demonstration (must contain multiple partners)

 

Organizations and individuals are welcome to supply an abstract of no more than 300 words so that the organizers may evaluate candidate papers by June 1, 2007. Those who are selected to submit a paper are required to submit final versions by July 1, 2007.

A subset of those selected to submit a paper will be invite to prepare and present their paper in presentation form of no more than 15 minutes during the France Interoperability Day event. Presenters are asked to use slides (PowerPoint or OpenOffice Presentation) and will also participate in a panel covering the general topic area. The presentation will need to submitted by July 1, 2007 for compilation on the OGC web site. Presentations must be non-commercial, promote geospatial Interoperability. Presentations will need to be prepared in French and conducted in the French language, no translation services will be provided.

Abstracts (300 words or less) should be sent, along with complete contact details to: papers [at] opengeospatial.org

Schedule of Meetings: 

The Preliminary Agenda for the Interoperability Day is tentative:   Preliminary Programme 0830-0930Registration, Coffee and Networking 0930-0945Welcome and OGC Introduction 0945-1015OGC in Europe - Activities & Services 1015-1030Interoperability Demonstration 1030-1100Break / Sponsor Social Hour / Interoperability Showcase – Attendees are invited to enjoy refreshments and network with other attendees, sponsors and participating vendors. 1100-1230Session dedicated to technology (4 speakers – 15 min each) + Panel discussion (30 min) 1300-1430Buffet Lunch / Vendor Interoperability Showcase Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with a range of vendors offering OGC based solutions. 1430-1600Session dedicated to Earth Observation & GMES (4 speakers – 15 min each) + Panel discussion (30 min) 1600-1630Break / Sponsor Social Hour / Interoperability Showcase – Attendees are invited to enjoy refreshments and network with other attendees, sponsors and participating vendors. 1630-1745Session dedicated to INSPIRE and Geosciences (4 speakers – 15 min each) + Panel discussion (15 min) 1745Concluding remarks 1800Close   

Accommodations: 
Hotel Du Lac Address: 89, rue du Général de Gaulle 95880 Enghien-les-Bains FRANCE Contact: tel: 33/ 01 39 34 11 00 fax: 33/ 01 39 34 11 01 mail: hoteldulac [at] lucienbarriere.com
Registration: 
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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.
Event: 

June '08 OGC Technical Interoperability Day

Start: 
Tuesday, 2008-06-03
End: 
Tuesday, 2008-06-03
Location: 

GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ)
Haus H
Telegrafenberg 326
14473 Potsdam, Germany

Sponsors: 

IGG Uni Bonn interactive instruments CPA Systems GmbH
3D Geo GmbH Snowflake Software GTA Geoinformatik GmbH
con terra GmbH

 



Hosted by:

Schedule of Meetings: 

Times Item 09:30 - 09:50 Keynote Mark Reichardt: Open Standards opening Markets.How joint global development of geospatial standards in the OGC supports market development and hence benefits its members. 09:50 - 10:10 Martin Klopfer: How to work with OGC (FP7, joint projects etc.) 10:10 - 10:30 Thomas Kolbe / Carsten Roensdorf: SIG3D and CityGML 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break with discussion and online presentations (SIG 3D) 11:00 - 12:30 EU Project with OGC Engagement ORCHESTRA / SANY: Demos, Identified Requirements, Discussion 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch-Break 13:30 - 14:30 Rainer Häner, GFZ: GITEWS - SWE based sensor integration in the German Indonesioan Early Warning System RISE/HUMBOLDT (tbc): Experiences with OGC, Requirements,Discussion 14:30 - 15:00 Coffee Break with discussion and online presentations (SIG 3D) 15:00 - 16:30 CityGML & SIG3D (Moderation: Angela Czerwinski)‏:

  • Angela Czerwinski (Department of Geoinformation Uni Bonn): Statewide 3D SDI with CityGML in North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Falko Liecke (Senate Department Berlin): Spatial Data Infrastructure Berlin: The 3D City Model
  • Janine Pantzer (City of Düsseldorf): Düsseldorf - traffic simulation with municipal CityGML geodata
  • Dieter Becker (City of Cologne): CityGML allows cooperation between economie and administration
  • Karl-Heinz Häfele (Research Center Karlsruhe): CAAD-GIS Interface - Conversion of IFC Models into CityGML Models
  • Hans-Ulrich Mohl (City of Stuttgart): Stuttgart3D CityGML at the municipality.

16:30 - 17:00 Final Panel Discussion: How to better use OGC as a communication hub for European R&D as well as BD issues. 17:00 - open SIG3D SIG 3D Partywith sponsored drinks & food and online demonstrations

Accommodations: 

Mercure Hotel Potsdam City
Lange Bruecke 14467 POTSDAM - GERMANY

Tel : (+49)331/2722
Fax : (+49)331/2720233

Reservation of 60 rooms in Hotel Mercure. To get the preferred rates, you will need to call or fax your reservations to the hotel directly. Please ask for the GFZ block.
(80€ Single -95€ Double per night including breakfast).

 

Registration: 

Registration is free of charge and is required for this event.

Please Register here .

Local Information and Travel: 

GFZ local information

Nearest Airport - BERLIN TEGEL AIRPORT (TXL)

Event: 

OGC & HellasGI Greek Day on Interoperability in Geographic Data

Start: 
Friday, 2009-04-03
End: 
Friday, 2009-04-03
Location: 

Athens Ledra Marriott Hotel
115 Syngrou Avenue
Athens, 11745 Greece

Telephone: +30 210 930 0000
http://athensledramarriott.com

Sponsors: 

Special thanks to:

 

EADS Astrium
  cadcorp
 
 

and
 
    planetek

 


for helping to sponsor this event.  If your organization would like to help, please contact Greg Buehler.

Hosted by:

HellasGI

 

 

Overview:Standards of the Open Geospatial Consortium are becoming more and more established in the geospatial world and hold the key to build Geodata infrastructures based on interoperable components. The European Commission is encouraging the wider adoption of standards e.g. in the context of INSPIRE, the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe directive.

 

Whilst market demand for standards compliant components is steadily growing, many end users are still puzzled as to how the underlying specifications actually evolve, or what the direct benefits are in the context of their day to day business. Moreover there are questions relating to the level of real life adoption on national and European levels.

On Friday the 3rd of April 2008 you have a chance to get first hand answers to such questions at the OGC & HellasGI Greek Interoperability Day, held in Athens, Greece.

The presentation sessions include experts from OGC, governmental organizations, academics and companies.

The presentation sessions during the Interoperability Day are accompanied by selected company and project presentations in the catering and break-out area.

The language of the event will be mainly Greek but some of the presentations will be in English.

See the Press Release announcing this event.
Schedule of Meetings: 

 The complete agenda is available for download.  

Registration: 
The registration for this event is free.  Please register now for this event .
Event: 

OGC - Canadian Interoperability Day

Start: 
Friday, 2007-04-20
End: 
Friday, 2007-04-20
Location: 
Crowne Plaza Hotel OTTAWA Rue 101 Lyon Street Ottawa, ON K1R5T9 CANADA
Sponsors: 

Gold Sponsors

ESRI Canada GeoConnections
Schedule of Meetings: 
Accommodations: 
Crowne Plaza Hotel OTTAWA Rue 101 Lyon Street Ottawa, ON K1R5T9 CANADA There is an "OGC" room block that will be open until April 4th at $159 CAN per night.

You must call to reserve your rooms prior to this date at +1 877 227 6963. NOTE: The hotel is having some trouble keping the block open, so if they say it is full, you might have to try again the following day.

Registration: 
Local Information and Travel: 
Event: 

OGC - ORCHESTRA Day

Start: 
Wednesday, 2007-12-12
End: 
Wednesday, 2007-12-12
Location: 


Hotel La Palma
Stresa, Italy

Sponsors: 

 

JRC
JRC

 

and

 

ORCHESTRA
JRC

 

Schedule of Meetings: 
Local Information and Travel: 

 

Travel to Hotel La Palma

  • Car - From Milano: Take the "A8" highway, "Laghi-Sesto Calende-Varese" direction; then take the "A26" highway, "Gravellona Toce" diretion; Nearest way out to Stresa; "Carpugnino"
  • Train - Stresa is on the main railway Milano - Simplon - Geneva - Paris. The train station is within walking distance from the Hotel. Taxi are usually available outside the train station.
  • Plane - The Hotel is 45Km Northeast of Milano Malpensa Airport (MXP) and 110Km northeast of Milano Linate Airport (LIN).
Event: 

OGC 3D Fusion Summit

Start: 
Tuesday, 2009-06-23
End: 
Tuesday, 2009-06-23
Location: 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

The meeting will be held at the Stata Center (Building 32).

 

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: 

OverviewThis is the first time in North America that industry leaders are coming together to exchange knowledge about 3D geospatial solutions for urban planning, homeland security, urban warfare, and personal navigation. Implementers, software vendors, public agencies, and academia will provide diverse perspectives. If you are considering 3D solutions, come see the latest available. If you are already working in 3D, learn more about the latest in 3D open standards and interoperability.   8 - 9 a.m.Registration9 a.m. Introduction to 3D @ OGCTim Case, GISP, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Chair, OGC 3D Information Management Managing 3D Vector Data in a RDBMSMike Horhammer, OracleA review of data management of 3D models, textures and associated attribute information in a database, with a focus on Oracle Spatial. Feature descriptions and demonstrations from diverse users will be shown. Finding Clarity in 3D Point Cloud DataSpar Point Research Laser scan and LiDAR data are transforming 3D data acquisition and visualization. A review of standards and emerging best practices.10:15Break10:30 Maturing 3D Applications in Commercial Software The Benefits of a 3D City GIS for Sustaining City InfrastructureAlain Lapierre, Senior Director, Civil and Geospatial Framework, Bentley Systems Given that worldwide urbanization is accelerating, a significant battleground for sustaining infrastructure is at the city- and local-government levels. To effectively manage all of the geospatial and non-geospatial information associated with urban infrastructure, cities today need a 3D City Geospatial Information System (GIS). Working at the City LevelNeal Niemiec, GISP, Infrastructure Technical Specialist, Autodesk One of the first commercial applications to implement CityGML, Autodesk LandXplorer products provide a system for the management, collaboration and visualization of 3D digital cities, infrastructure and land development models. Demonstrations of CAD, GIS and BIM being integrated to analyze, simulate and visualize a city and its infrastructure assets. 3D GIS solutions with ESRIPatrick Gahagan, ESRI A tour and demonstration of current capabilities and future efforts in managing, analyzing, and visualizing 3D geographic information. Reflections on the Practice of 3D City ModelingPaul Cote, Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Design 12:00 p.m. Lunch  Demonstration Tables from vendors and users1:30 pm Moving forward with 3D: Industry Drivers and Needs Panel discussion with audience feedback2:30 p.m. Break 2:45 p.m. Demonstration Applications Overview  CityGML, proposed IndoorML, and City Modeling Best Practices Claus Nagel, University of Berlin Recent Developments in 3D ETLDr. Kevin Wiebe, PhD, Chief Scientist, Safe Software Updates on recent FME developments in 3D support, highlighting format and data model transformation between OBJ, 3ds, CityGML, SketchUp, IFC, 3D PDF, among others. In particular, recent developments around the transfer and manipulation of textures will be presented. Unleashing the Power of Data Interoperability for Facilities ManagementNiels la Cour and Alexander Stepanov, UMass Amherst The University of Massachusetts Facilities and Campus Planning Division deals with a number of complex systems in its role of Facilities Management. Examples of how the ESRI Data Interoperability Extension, developed with Safe Software technology, is used to leverage investments in many different 3D data applications. Next Steps for 3D FusionCarsten Roensdorf, Ordnance Survey, Chair OGC CityGML SWG 4:30 pm Conclusion                

Registration: 

The Registration for this session is now OPEN.  There is a $40.00 charge for each Summit for non-OGC members, and a $20 charge for all OGC Members.

Non-Members: Go to the Summit Registration Page.

OGC Members: Login to the OGC Registration Page.

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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.

 

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