Register to attend the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Technical Committee's Smart Grid Ad Hoc Meeting, "The Smart Grid's Geospatial Requirements"! As Mark Reichardt, President and CEO of the OGC, explains in "Space, Time, and the Smart Grid’s Neighboring Worlds ", Smart Grid web services will need to communicate information about location, proximity, political and ownership boundaries, weather-affected regions and more. Those web services will communicate through open standard interfaces and encodings IF THE SMART GRID STANDARDS COMMUNITY MAKES IT SO! If your company or agency is involved in the Smart Grid Standards effort, we encourage you to meet with other members of the Smart Grid standards community to explore the Smart Grid's geospatial issues in a special Smart Grid Ad Hoc meeting in the Olympus Mons (CL4) facility at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California from 1400-1700 on Wednesday afternoon, December 9, 2009. Agenda for the Smart Grid Ad Hoc meeting: 1. Areas of convergence between current Smart Grid standards and OGC standards: Common Information Model and the contexts for geospatial information and processing, Wide Area Situational Awareness, cyber-seurity, requirements for Sensor Webs and other topics that are defined or inferred in Release 1 of the NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards . 2. OGC involvement and participation: formation of a Domain Working Group and orchestration of collaborative work by OGC and other SDO's (IEEE, IETF, OASIS, etc). 3. Next Steps and Actions. We invite you to also attend the OGC Technical Committee's Evening Reception and dinner from 1830-2100 at the world famous Computer History Museum in Mountain View. The OGC holds its Technical Committee Meetings five times per year at locations around the world, and the Evening Receptions are always memorable events! The ad hoc meeting is free but registration is required. Click here to register.There is a $50 charge to attend the reception and dinner. Payment will be collected at on-site registration and must be made via Credit Card.If you cannot attend, but wish to participate, there is limited conference call capability: dial in +1 512 225 3050 passcode:36429# Full OGC Technical Committee meeting information can be found here . Location:Google, 1400 Crittendon Lane, Mountain View, CA 94043Register in the Lobby of Building 1400.Map showing meeting location.
The Fairmont Palliser in Calgary, Alberta
TECTERRA, along with the OGC
Business today is being driven by geospatial data: everything has a position and it is critical to know where things are and how they connect. However, a myriad of proprietary data formats make sharing geospatial data a painful process, even within the same company!
TECTERRA, along with the OGC, is proud to host the Opening Doors, Connecting Business event. This event will feature talks by companies that have implemented Open Geospatial Standards in their business with a focus on how it improved their operations, client communication, and ultimately their profitability.
In today's ever changing business environment, you need to ensure you are part of the conversations that will change the way your industry operates and this event is a perfect opportunity to participate!
Join us on November 5, 2013 at the Fairmont Palliser in Calgary, Alberta to learn about the latest in geospatial standards and network with industry professionals!
See the event website at http://www.tecterra.com/ogc-event-detail.html .
Perspectives on GEOSS Architecture: Principles and Implementation
Palacio de Congresos, Valencia, Spain
3-4 December 2008
This GEOSS workshop will focus on the system-of-systems architecture that guides the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) in developing GEOSS.
The Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) aims to achieve comprehensive, coordinated and sustained observations of the Earth system. An initial operating capability of the GEOSS Common Infrastructure has recently been established. The workshop will review the architecture that guided the initial capability and will develop recommendations for future developments.
The workshop will interest individuals and organizations from government, academia and industry sectors that seek to use GEOSS to increase access to Earth observations for their own use or for supporting their organizations system planning. Also, the workshop will interest individuals and organizations that seek to understand how their systems can contribute to GEOSS.
Over the past decade, health authorities have used geospatial technologies to help respond to influenza outbreaks, plan responses to public health risks of extreme weather conditions, implement beast cancer programs, track West Nile virus, and much more. Wider use of OGC standards by the health mapping community would make more data and processing resources discoverable, assessable and accessible.
A draft two-page Health Domain Working Group (DWG) Charter was introduced into the OGC membership and various expressions of interest and recommendations have been collected. An ad-hoc meeting webinar has been arranged to invite wider review of the draft Health DWG Charter, collect inputs, and move toward member adoption of a formal charter. The meeting is free and open to the public. The proposed OGC Health DWG Ad Hoc webinar will provide OGC members and the public with an opportunity to identify marketplace interoperability needs and inform non-member participants in global, national, and sub-national health mapping efforts about the OGC standards process.
Here is the preliminary agenda:
1. Welcome / Introductions
2. Overview of Draft Health DWG Charter
3. Background of previous OWS testbeds and pilot projects and OGC standards that touch on health.
4. Identification of initiatives in different countries/regions that are using OGC standards to support health domain applications
5. Identification of key barriers, needs, and opportunities
7. Goals and Objectives – Informing next steps toward a OGC Health DWG
8. Identification of interested members / nominations for co-chairs
To register for the webinar, visit https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/145430239 .
I look forward to your participation.
Eddie Oldfield is Owner, Spatial QUEST Solutions and is an OGC member. He was formerly Director, New Brunswick Climate Change Hub www.nbhub.org at the New Brunswick Lung Association www.nb.lung.ca. He is an Appointed Member, Resilient Communities Working Group, National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (Canada, UNISDR, Hyogo Framework of Action) and an Appointed Member, National Advisory Committee, QUEST Canada www.questcanada.org .