IQPC Geospatial Intelligence Middle East 2012

Sunday, 2012-05-13
Wednesday, 2012-05-16

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.


OGC Interoperability Day Seminar - Tyson's Corner, Virginia

Wednesday, 2006-10-04
Wednesday, 2006-10-04


Sheraton Premier at Tyson's Corner 8661 Leesburg Pike Vienna, Virginia 22182 United States




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Schedule of Meetings: 

 Registration and Coffee will begin at 8:30 AM and the remarks will conclude by 4:00 PM followed by a Social Hour and Vendor Interoperability Showcase until 5:30 PM. View the complete agenda.



Sheraton Premier at Tyson's Corner 8661 Leesburg Pike Vienna, Virginia 22182 United States Rooms start at: $209.00 per night*

Use the web link above to reserve your room in the OGC Room Block.

NOTE: This Room Block closes on 12 September. After that date, the room rate may go up and rooms are subject to availability.




Meetings and EventsEarlybird Rate (Before 2 October)On-Site (on or after 2 October)
Interoperability Day $75.00  $100.00 


Registration has closed.



Best practice makes perfect with Open Geospatial Standards Seminar

Thursday, 2007-01-25
Thursday, 2007-01-25

Open Geospatial Consortium UK and Ireland Forum

Business Seminar

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

View Final Programme

The presentations are now available for you to review:

AGI   BCS   

OGC    Ordnance Survey



Where 2.0, San Jose, CA USA

Tuesday, 2010-03-30
Thursday, 2010-04-01

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 ".


COM.Geo 2011: 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computing for Geospatial Research and Application

Monday, 2011-05-23
Wednesday, 2011-05-25

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.


An audience with the President and Chief Executive of the international Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) - JOURNEYING TOWARD GEOSPATIAL INTEGRATION

Monday, 2010-12-06
Monday, 2010-12-06

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 

For more information about the OGC, see 

I hope you can join us. 

Kevin Sweeney  Geospatial Custodian | New Zealand Geospatial Office




8:30am Arrival 


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]


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]


3pm Afternoon tea


Wrap up


2nd workshop on the use of OGC standards in meteorology

Monday, 2009-11-23
Wednesday, 2009-11-25
The aim of this workshop, jointly organised by ECMWF, the UK Met Office and Meteo- France, is to review the use of OGC standards in geo-sciences in Europe and worldwide, to promote collaboration between meteorological services in order to define a set of common standards that will enhance interoperability.