Second Open Source GIS UK Conference - OSGIS 2010

Monday, 2010-06-21
Tuesday, 2010-06-22

CGS, University of Nottingham, UK

The OSGIS conference series has a strong international focus and takes a holistic approach in bringing together speakers and delegates from government, academe, industry and open source communities. High profile speakers from all over the world are invited for giving presentations and running hands-on workshops for the conference series.


SensorML RWG

The SensorML Revision Working Group was approved at the Edinburgh Technical Committee Meetings in June 2006 with the following slate of members:
  • Ingo Simonis (University of Muenster)
  • Jim Greenwood (Seicorp)
  • Steve Havens (IRIS)
  • Mike Botts (UAH)
  • Gerry Creager (Texas A&M) ...

Seventh AR Standards Community Meeting - Atlanta, Georgia

Thursday, 2012-11-08
Friday, 2012-11-09

The community of people seeking to advance work towards open and interoperable AR will meet on November 8 and 9, 2012 and co-located with the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR12) in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Those planning to participate in the AR Standards community meeting should review the documentation of the first meeting,  second meetingthird meetingfourth meetingfifth meeting and sixth meeting. Review of the past position papers and joining the mailing lists for the community are highly recommended.


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: kutzner [at] ).

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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Sixth AR Standards Community Meeting

Monday, 2012-07-23
Tuesday, 2012-07-24

The community of people seeking to advance work towards open and interoperable AR will meet on July 23 and 24, 2012 as the guests of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). These face-to-face meetings are designed to promote the discussion between stakeholders of the ecosystem for the development of open and interoperable AR content and experiences. If you are a developer of Augmented Reality tools, a developer of AR experiences or publisher of information you would like others to see or hear synchronized with the physical world, there will be numerous benefits for you.

This meeting is supported by Khronos Group and hosted by the International Telecommunications Union

Participation in this meeting is open to all but advanced registration is required. See

Position papers to the community should be submitted according to guidelines. The deadline for abstracts is June 7, 2012.

Position papers and the status updates of all relevant international SDOs will form the basis of the meeting's agenda and discussions.


Smart Grid and Spatial Data Infrastructure; interoperability challenges now and in the future - Ispra, Italy

Wednesday, 2011-10-05
Friday, 2011-10-07

CEN/TC 287 Geographic information, in collaboration with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) will host a workshop, a part of the Enviroinfo Conference week. This workshop is sponsored by Sparx Systems. Every smart grid device and phenomenon has a location, and thus communicating location information is a critical smart grid requirement.


Smart Korea 2010, South Korea

Wednesday, 2010-09-01
Friday, 2010-09-03

The Korean government invites you to participate in 'Smart Korea 2010'.

Smart Korea 2010 will take place in In-San city near Seoul, South, 1-3 September 2010. It is hosted by the Korean government (MLTM, Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of Korea) in charge of GIS.

More than 3000 people working in GIS and GIS related fields from Korea and abroad have been invited to participate in this annual event. MLTM has invited non-GIS professionals to participate as well. If you attend, you can see all of the Korean GIS developed by government, industry and academics. It will also be a good place for you to share your GIS experience.

The organizer is currently seeking submissions for those wishing to participate in the conference and exhibition. All companies and governments that would like to participate in this event based on their GIS experience, will be welcomed.

More information such as the program, exhibition info, registration, etc. are here:


spatial@gov 2011

Tuesday, 2011-11-15
Thursday, 2011-11-17

Canberra, Australia

spatial@gov® is the geospatial event organised in conjunction with the peak organisations in Australia and New Zealand representing trhe public, private, research and professional sectors of the spatial community. Themes for this year's conference include:

  • Water Security
  • spatial@defence
  • Government Spatial Activities in Other Countries
  • Access to Government Spatial Information
  • Emergency Response
  • The Spatial Framework for Virtual Australia
  • spatial@biz

Steven Ramage the OGC's Executive Director Marketing & Communications, will speak. 


The Power of Place - Location Intelligence Conference 2012, Plus the Oracle Spatial User Conference

Tuesday, 2012-05-22
Wednesday, 2012-05-23

In 2012, Directions Magazine and Oracle are collaborating to offer consecutive events over two days in Washington, DC. First, on May 22, Directions Magazine's Location Intelligence Conference will offer a multi-track program exploring the latest industry trends. Then, on May 23, the Oracle Spatial User Conference will offer a day of technical deep dives and use case sessions around Oracle's spatial technologies. Attendees may attend either event on its own, or both together. Held in an exclusive venue in Washington, DC, both events will include tracks of value to senior management, C-level directors, as well as developers.