OGC Training at MundoGEO#Connect LatinAmerica 2014

Wednesday, 2014-05-07
Friday, 2014-05-09

We invite you to register for a 1 day OGC training course to be held May 8, 2014 during the MundoGEO#Connect LatinAmerica 2014 conference. The training will be in Portuguese and will be led by Luis Bermudez, director of the OGC Compliance Program. Attendees successfully completing the training will receive a certificate from OGC and MundoGeo and either one free membership for their employer or a discount coupon**.

This is an important training session because OGC standards have become increasingly important in a world where location and other types of geographic information are becoming integral parts of the information infrastructure. OGC is the main international organization responsible for open geospatial standards, and these standards make it possible for geospatial data and geoprocessing instructions to be communicated between platforms, systems and applications. Receiving training in OGC standards is important for both software developers and information system managers.

The MundoGEO#Connect LatinAmerica 2014 Conference and Trade Fair will be held at the Fri Caneca Convention Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

**Terms and Conditions apply

Geoweb Summit #7

Thursday, 2013-11-07
Thursday, 2013-11-07

Geoweb Summit #7

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Dumbo Spot, Brooklyn, New York

"Connecting the digital realm to physical location"

The geoweb connects the digital realm to physical location, through location-based services, GIS, hyperlocal media, digital out-of-home, internet of things and augmented reality.
Geoweb Forum is a community platform for pioneers in the emerging geoweb industry.

Discount on registration:


SIG 3D – OGC International Workshop on Requirements for CityGML 3.0

Thursday, 2013-06-20
Friday, 2013-06-21

Request for Presentations on CityGML 3.0 development

The OGC CityGML SWG, the SIG 3D, and Technische Universität München will host a joint international workshop to gather requirements, ideas, suggestions, and positive as well as negative experience from CityGML users, data producers, software vendors, and scientists with CityGML 1.0 and 2.0 in order to guide the development of the next major version of CityGML. The workshop will take place on the 20th and 21st of June, 2013 in Munich, Germany.

In recent years many research groups, companies, and users intensively worked with CityGML and many possible extensions or modifications have been prototyped or proposed. In order to promote an open discussion this workshop will address a number of major issues and provide a forum for groups and individuals who can and want to contribute to future CityGML development. Participants are invited to communicate their experience in short presentations and to introduce their new concepts or modifications or share their experience gained from practical application of CityGML. We explicitly want to point out that no decisions on presented and discussed items will be taken at this stage of development.

These are the topics to be addressed in the two-day meeting:

THURSDAY, 20 June 2013

•  10:00-10:20 Welcome address from the organizers

10:20-12:30 Improved Support for Simulations and other Applications, e.g.

    - Coupling of CityGML with different types of simulations; time varying feature properties (spatial and thematic,      e.g. energy demand or production potential for a building along the course of the day / week / year)

    - Qualified attributes (metadata at individual attribute level like lineage, accuracy, unit of measure, date of acquisition etc.)      

•  13:30-17:00 LOD Concept of CityGML, e.g.

    - semantic and geometric LODs

     - definition of separate indoor LODs; floorplans

     - more / less / continuous LOD levels


On Thursday evening a social event will take place giving the participants the chance to enjoy Bavarian hospitality, food and beer at one of the famous Bavarian beer gardens or beer cellars (depending on the weather).

FRIDAY, 21 June 2013

•  09:00-10:30 Extension of CityGML by new Objects, e.g.

    - Support for other types of constructions like walls, fences etc.

    - Utility networks (e.g. UtilityNetworkADE)


•  11:00-15:00 Stronger Harmonisation with 2D Cadastre and Models, e.g.

    - Admissibility of 2D geometries, definition of LOD0


If you are a CityGML user, data producer, software vendor or a scientist working with or on CityGML, you are encouraged to  participate in the workshop. The organizers will contact a number of individuals and groups from which they know about their CityGML activities and ask them for presentations soon. However, if you would like to contribute a presentation, please send a short abstract (300 words) to the organizing committee consisting of the CityGML SWG chairs and the CityGML editors (please direct submissions to: ).

The decision on the acceptance is based on the expected contribution to the issues named above. Due to the limited time, probably not all proposals might be considered. In case of too many submissions, another workshop will be planned. The accepted presentations will be listed on a frequently updated Wiki:

The event is sponsored by industry partners and the Chair of Geoinformatics at Technische Universit‰t M¸nchen. Hence, participation is free of charge including coffee breaks. Costs for travel and accomodation as well as the social event on Thursday will be at the participants own expense.

Organizing Committee:

Thomas H. Kolbe, Tatjana Kutzner

   Chair of Geoinformatics, Technische Universität München

Steve Smyth, Carsten Roensdorf, Claus Nagel

   CityGML Standard Working Group of the Open Geospatial Consortium

Gerhard Groeger, Karl-Heinz Haefele

   Modeling Group of SIG 3D of the Geodata Infrastructure Germany


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Geospatial Intelligence Middle East 2013

Monday, 2013-05-13
Wednesday, 2013-05-15

The annual Geospatial Intelligence Middle East will return to Abu Dhabi for its 6th edition. Year on year the event has grown in stature and this year will be no different. With a renewed focus on military GeoInt challenges Geospatial Intelligence Middle East will examine how Geospatial Intelligence has become a crucial element of C4ISR and overall military strategy, implications for future national security strategies and how this all fits into an overall multi-agency geospatial strategy.


Civil & Land Development Summit 2013

Monday, 2013-03-18
Monday, 2013-03-18

Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel
P.O. Box: 6382, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Tel: + 971 2 4415 900
Fax: + 971 2 4415 666




The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) Land Development Working Group in partnership with buildingSMART International will host the inaugural Civil Summit as part of the OGC Technical and Planning Committee meeting in Abu Dhabi. This event will focus on the current need and future opportunities for open standards in Civil and Land Development. Representatives from buildingSMART International and buildingSMART Middle East chapter will be providing an update from their USA meeting being held 12 March in Waltham and activities in Middle East.

Recent years have seen a significant increase in demand for interoperability between Spatial, Civil and BIM in daily workflows. The aim of this industry gathering is to facilitate open discussion and actions for future development. Participants from industry-leading organizations around the world will engage in interactive discussions, lightning talks, and inspiring presentations. This event is free and open to all who would like to participate.

Join the conversation! This one-day Civil Summit is the best opportunity in 2013 to engage in Civil and Land Development standards.

Call for Presentations

We are seeking presentations on: existing workflows (what is working – what can be improved) from the viewpoint of civil engineers, from a BIM perspective, Planning and Operations, Policy and Law (Government), software vendors and more are welcome. What are the emerging best practices for data and services interoperability? Who is leading the way with technical innovation and market adoption? What is happening with LandXML?

If you would like to present please make your submission no later than 12th March to Bart De Lathouwer at


Final Agenda can be found here


Please register via this link

This registration is for the Civil Summit only. If you are attending the OGC Technical and Planning Committee meetings you will need to register separately via the OGC portal.

Key Dates

12 March 2013: Submissions for Presentations    

18 March 2013: Civil Summit 2013


The summit will be held on Monday, March 18, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, UAE in conjunction with the OGC Technical Committee Meeting. For details on venue and accommodation information please check the Abu Dhabi Technical Committee information page on the OGC website:


Program organizers: Scott Simmons, CACI and OGC 3DIM  and Bart De Lathouwer, OGC


Big Data From Space - ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy

Wednesday, 2013-06-05
Friday, 2013-06-07

The European Space Agency in Frascati is organising a “Big data from Space” event to address the barriers that hamper an effective use of large volumes of Earth observation data. The event will focus on issues associated with the organisation and delivery of large volumes of  contemporary and historical Earth observations, either space-based or from ground (including ubiquitous information-sensing mobile devices, aerial sensory technologies, wireless sensor networks).

Please click here to download the Flyer.

The Second International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics (Agro-geoinformatics 2013)

Monday, 2013-08-12
Friday, 2013-08-16

Agro-geoinformation, the agricultural-related geoinformation, is the key information in the agricultural decision making and policy formulation process. Recent advances in geoinformatics have created new opportunities and challenges in applying agro-geoinformation to agriculture monitoring and assessment. The Second International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics (Agro-geoinformatics 2013) provides an ideal venue for professionals and students to exchange ideas, research results, and professional experiences on collecting (including remote sensing and field survey), processing, storing, archiving, preserving, retrieving, transmitting, accessing, visualizing, analyzing, synthesizing, presenting, utilizing, and disseminating agro-geoinformation. Agro-Geoinformatics 2013 is organized and hosted by the Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems (CSISS) of George Mason University (GMU), with technical and financial sponsorships from USDA NIFA, IEEE GRSS, OGC, and many other organizations. The conference will be held between August 12th and August 16th 2013 in Fairfax, VA, USA. All accepted full papers will be published online in the IEEE Xplore database. Expanded papers selected from the Agro-Geoinformatics 2013 conference will be published on SCI-indexed journals.

Important Dates:

March 15, 2013           Abstract Submission Deadline
April 10, 2013             Abstract Acceptance Announcement & Registration Open
June 15, 2013             Early Registration Deadline
June 25, 2013            Author Registration Deadline
June 25, 2013            Full Paper (4-6 pages) Submission Deadline