"The Computer for 21st Century" does not have a keyboard or a monitor. Ubiquitous computing is arriving as the Internet of Things (IoT), transparently embedded in everyday devices in your home and in your city. M. Weiser from Xerox-PARC in 1991 envisioned "tabs" that we would always carry, now people live and sleep with their phones. Data for connected devices will transform society at a scale even beyond the WWW. All devices and the data they produce will come with a location using GPS/GNSS and soon
If I were presented with an opportunity to choose my top 3 events with geospatial significance, the Eye on Earth Summit and Exhibition Abu Dhabi would be on the list. In terms of prominent speakers, useful content, business networking, amazing choreography and inspiration, this event had it all.
A near-real-time maritime operational spatial data service for oil spill and vessel detection
In the last decade, national and international public organizations have set up various geospatial services to monitor and understand safety, security and environmental issues. The availability of observation data and information at the right moment and with the right quality is crucial for managing these issues.
For more than 20 years, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has been leaving its footprint on the rapidly-evolving Spatial Data Infrastructure market. OGC web services standards, derived from the needs of a large international community of geospatial practitioners, have become a catalyst for a new collaborative business model for delivering geospatial data and geoprocessing services.
On a sunny morning at the Met Office in Exeter,
UK, Interoperability Day 2012 (#interop12 on Twitter) kicked off with 75
participants from around the world. The event was jointly organised by the OGC
and the AGI (the UK's geospatial membership body) and took place on the Friday
of the OGC Technical Committee/Planning
The day started with an introduction to the OGC by Steven Ramage, an OGC staff member. This was greatly appreciated by the
LandXML is a non-proprietary XML (eXtensible Mark-up Language) data file format containing civil engineering and survey measurement data commonly used in the Land Development and Transportation Industries. The LandXML user community consists of over 650 organizations with 750 members in over 40 countries and the standard is supported by over 70 registered software products.
OGC develops and publishes open standards not only for maps and geospatial analysis but also to help us share real time observed data from sensors. There is a very important activity within OGC called
The OGC is off to a good start on another year of work with the international aviation information systems community. Earlier this month the tenth annual OGC Web Services testbed activity (OGC Testbed 10) kicked off, with Aviation as one if its main "threads". The AAtS (Aircraft Access to System Wide Aviation Management (SWIM)) Request for Information is out, and the SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) MOSIA consortium work is underway.
As part of our campaign to inform companies in the mobile industry about the value of the OGC's standards and standards process, we have recently revised our "Mobile Internet and Location Services" page on the OGC website. We hope that you will take a moment to review it and provide us with your feedback. It has been written for you.