The Geospatial Intelligence Middle East Summit 2012 will explore recent technological advances and how they can be organised into a fully integrated and interoperable enterprise to meet the unique requirements here in the Middle East. Themes include how you can use social media for Geospatial Intelligence support, and how to effectively build a unified and integrated database or web service for all government operations to include support for maritime and national security operations.
Open Geospatial Consortium UK and Ireland Forum
Best practice makes perfect with Open Geospatial Standards
Thursday 25th January 2007, 0930-1530
British Geological Survey Offices, Nottingham, UK
Effective use of geographical data underpins many critical business and governmental decisions and strategies - in marketing, distribution, sales, planning, environmental protection, defence, security, service provision or any one of a dozen other areas of business, local and central government.
All too often business decisions and support systems are based upon what is perceived to be the most cost effective application of geographic information and processing systems. Often they are made with cursory thought towards the reduction of technology life cycle costs and open spatial standards.
A few questions to consider.
- How well you make use of geospatial information (GI) to enable your operations? This can make the difference between profit and loss, between effective provision of public services and failing services.
- How will you adapt your current products and services to exploit new capabilities and how will you protect today's investments from tomorrow's disruptive technologies?
This Seminar was aimed at all decision makers and managers who have to face these challenges in the coming months and years, it helped describe how to achieve interoperability across technologies, how to future-proof your investments and present best-practise for optimal results.
The presentations are now available for you to review:
- An OGC Update: current focus and future trends - Carl Reed
- Standards and collaboration - key elements in a national spatial data infrastructure - Thorben Hanson
- The role of international standards in a free software development network: Case of gvSIG - Michael Gould
- The benefits of developing GeoSciML to the global geoscience community - Tim Duffy
- Making the business case for geospatial interoperability - Andy Coote
- OGC - The Missing Link - Martin Daly
- Open GIS standards and new 'ad hoc' ones such as Google Maps - which to use? - Eamon Walsh
The 2010 O'Reilly Where 2.0 Conference - Put Location Awareness to Work
The first Web 2.0 innovations helped us make new connections on a global scale. The rise of location-aware tools, linked with the growing ubiquity of real-time, social, and mobile, is swinging the pendulum back to the human and local scale.
Raj Singh will be presenting "Shedding Light on Climate Change ".
The explosion of computing driven location based applications in the past few years has revolutionized the way we live and work. Computing technologies, such as cloud computing, business intelligence, spatial database server, and high-performance computing, play key roles in geospatial technologies and applications.
Innovative research and application technologies are the brightest spotlights at COM.Geo conference. COM.Geo 2011 is the 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computing for Geospatial Research and Application (R&A) with focuses on the latest computing technologies for multidisciplinary research and development that enables the exploration in geospatial areas. COM.Geo Conference is an exclusive event that connects researchers, developers, scientists, and application users from academia, government, and industry in both computing and geospatial fields. It builds the bridges between research and applications through computing and geospatial areas.
Sensors are becoming a fundamental technology for "Smart City" management. Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards will be an important foundation driving the development of future urban applications based on sesnsor technology by making sensors and sensor data discoverable, accessible, useable and shareable. Standards make it possible to protect investments, reduce likelihood of dead-end technologies and ensure scalability. All these aspects have to be taken into account in SmartCity design and implementation.
The purpose of this hands-on workshop is to review the SWE standards, presenting results and experience on real implementataions, and to practice with the most advanced software to acquire new skills in this field.
This workshop is in the framework of the SmartCity Expo - World Congress 2012, Barcelona, November 12-13, 2012.
LINZ, through the New Zealand Geospatial Office, is taking a lead role in helping government realise productivity gains from geospatial (or location-based) information and technology. Reviews have established that open standards for location-based information, and related innovation, can contribute significant returns for the investment.
The New Zealand Geospatial Office invites you to a focus session with Mr Mark Reichardt, President and CEO of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). This focus session will look at the international issue of emergency/disaster response, drawing on OGC’s involvement in the response to disasters, from Hurricane Katrina to the earthquake in Haiti.
During the past decade, the OGC has earned an international reputation for innovating access to, and the sharing of, geospatial information. The Consortium comprises more than 400 companies, government agencies, research organisations, and universities across the world participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial specifications. OGC Standards support interoperable solutions that “geo- enable” the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT. These specifications empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useable with any application that needs to be geospatially enabled.
Standards for geospatial information are continually evolving and New Zealand is in an ideal position to influence the next wave of changes as a result of our experience in responding to the Darfield earthquake.
- Standards are leading the software revolution
- Stories from Katrina and Haiti
- Share experiences from Darfield (what worked, what didn’t)
- Start conversations about next steps why/where New Zealand can be involved in OGC standards.
This is a rare opportunity to discuss and compare New Zealand’s experiences following the September 2010 Darfield earthquake and look at how standards for geospatial information can play a vital role in such situations. We would like to share our collective experiences from Darfield (what worked, what didn’t) and take the opportunity to start conversations about where New Zealand can be involved in OGC standards.
Following this seminar, Mark Reichardt will also be giving a more general presentation on geospatial standards evolution to a wider audience and we would like to also invite you to stay for this presentation, together with a spatial community workshop on geospatial standards later in the day. (See the programme for further information.)
Please also advise in your RSVP if you intend to also attend the rest of the day’s programme. Due to limited space, we are restricted as to the number of attendees and if needed, will run a waiting list if all places are filled.
For updates on this event visit www.geospatial.govt.nz/events.
For more information about the OGC, see www.opengeospatial.org.
I hope you can join us.
Kevin Sweeney Geospatial Custodian | New Zealand Geospatial Office
9am Presentation: Standards evolution (interoperability) in the face of disaster
Guest Speaker, Mr Mark Reichardt, President and CE of the OGC
This is a presentation for emergency/disaster response (and related) organisations to hear Mark Reichardt speak about OGC involvement in responding to disasters, from Katrina to Haiti.
10:30am Morning tea
11am to 2pm Presentation: Standards evolution – where the greatest innovation is happening Guest Speaker, Mr Mark Reichardt Mark will provide an overview of OGC’s current work and the breadth of standards
12:30pm Light working lunch
Open forum: Remaining questions for the guest speaker, Mr Mark Reichardt
Discussion session with a wide audience
2 to 5pm (Two parallel workshops)
Workshop: Standards conversations that matter
Led by the New Zealand Geospatial Office
An open, participative workshop to dicuss ambitions, opportunities, priorities
To register for the NZGO workshop, email lleeming [at] linz.govt.nz
Workshop: End to end spatial infrastructures for environmental science
Hosted by Landcare Research
An opportunity to hear what others are doing and discuss how New Zealand science could coordinate its environmental research infrastructure from sensors through environmental databases to computational synthesis and evidence based policy.
To register for the Landcare Research workshop, email aldenk [at] landcarereseach.co.nz
3pm Afternoon tea