* Identifying the aspects that contribute to integration and interoperability: Technological, political and cultural
* Global standards and developments for open geospatial practices, architectures and interfaces
* Standard based web services - the potential for government and military use at planning and operational levels
* Developing a fully interoperable data sharing strategy
Open Geospatial Consortium
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 ".
At Map Asia 2010 & ISG 2010, Steven Ramage, Executive Director, Marketing and Communications, The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Norway will conduct a workshop titled "Standards and Interoperability":
Most organizations that could benefit from geospatial information don't yet benefit because spatial information has been locked in non-standard systems, or “stove pipes”. A committent to interoperability and to standards unlocks this foundational information type. However, with geospatial data and processing as well as with other kinds of data and processing, it is clear that while technical interoperability is necessary, it is not sufficient. Therefore, the use of standards and interoperable architectures are secondary to an understanding of a given business process and how geospatial data and services and by extension standards can best be used. The workshop will explore the return on investment, requirements and solutions for integration of geospatial standards and interoperability strategies into government and commercial business processes.
GeoTec caters to a wide audience of business experts, senior academics and technology specialists. We consistently develop a program that addresses the concerns of all users of GIS, imagery and geospatial data.
In addition, we identify respected speakers to present high-quality, timely papers of specific interest to residents within and around the Toronto region; we offer a vibrant, informative trade show, showcasing software, hardware and services; and we offer an ideal forum for networking and exchanging ideas.
GeoTec includes general sessions covering a variety of topics, and, in addition to the regular program, we include two keynote presentations from high-profile, knowledgeable members of the community. Also, we offer two panel discussions-one comprised of members of GeoWorld magazine's editorial advisory board, and another roundtable discussion with senior executives who address a specific topic currently relevant in the geospatial technology industry. Next year, our roundtable panel will address the topic of data: their accuracy, availability and dissemination process.