Conference

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

Start: 
Monday, 2011-05-23
End: 
Wednesday, 2011-05-25
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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.

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First meeting of the Italian OGC Forum Fiera di Brescia

Start: 
Wednesday, 2010-11-10
End: 
Wednesday, 2010-11-10
Location: 

Fiera di Brescia

At this meeting, Italian members of the Open Geospatial Consortium will discuss the proposed constitution for an Italian Forum for the OGC. The workshop is public and will be held during the ASITA Conference in Brescia, Italy. It will provide an opportunity to discuss Italian experiences with interoperability and open standards, and it aims to outline the benefits of being a member of the Open Geospatial Consortium and the importance of a National Forum.

The meeting has been organized under the patronage of AMFM, the italian association for GIS.

The URL is http://www.asita.it/

The program is here:
http://www.asita.it/cms/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=116

Enterprise Strategies for Location Intelligence 2011

Start: 
Wednesday, 2011-03-30
End: 
Thursday, 2011-03-31
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North America’s first location intelligence conference to address the needs of and challenges faced by companies selling to enterprise.

  • The open phenomenon: Take a fresh look at innovative systems for open source data and content in spatially-enabled structures
  • Monetize location intelligence for enterprise and explore new business models: Analyze how working business models are seeing an ROI, and take away best practices to apply to your company
  • Overcome marketing barriers: Hear about the latest ways to overcome the problems of marketing location intelligence to enterprise
  • Innovative ways to maximize the value created by mobile and sensor based data information: How to integrate the mashup of data and business intelligence using the latest network technologies that can recognize, filter, analyze and route geospatial information to users
  • Migration of GIS platforms from desktop to online: Analyze the implications of the shift from desktop software to web platforms and understand how the industry will be impacted by power shifts between the major players
  • Security, privacy, data ownership and control: Hear the legal, infrastructure and business perspectives on how to reduce risk whilst delivering the maximum possible value to users in the enterprise space
  • Aggregating, integrating and analyzing data: Get insider insight into data harmonization and maximize your communications to enable cost effective data analysis
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Domain Modelling and Implementation Masterclass

Start: 
Friday, 2010-12-03
End: 
Friday, 2010-12-03
Location: 

Sydney, Australia

Sponsors: 

CSIRO

Schedule of Meetings: 

 

in conjunction with the OGC Technical Committee meeting

 

The OGC SDI service architecture relies on communities agreeing to use common data exchange formats and content (standards). The design and deployment of these pose challenges relating to both technical and social issues. Through a number of projects across multiple application domains (including geology, water resources, climate, biodiversity, hazards) the team at CSIRO has developed a body of experience and a suite of technology to assist in addressing these challenges.

This workshop will cover the techniques and tools for establishing an effective development process for a community application schema and the realization of that schema in deployed services. Special attention will be paid to the ongoing management and evolution of the interrelated components required to implement an application.

The workshop will demonstrate use of:

  • The HollowWorld modelling environment for Application Schemas

  • The FullMoon tool for generating an XML implementation and documentation of the model

  • The SolidGround model management tools

  • Vocabulary services

  • Validation services

  • Web Feature Service

  • Model and vocabulary registration

The presentations will be based around real-world examples of schema development from the environmental sector.

 

The Masterclass should be attended by anyone interested in design or deployment of OGC-conformant data services, particularly those associated with an existing domain community.

 

[Tentative List of Presenters include: Rob Atkinson, Ben Caradoc-Davies, Simon Cox, Guillaume Duclaux, and others]

3nd Annual Spatial Ontology Community of Practice Workshop: Development, Implementation and Use of GeoSpatial Ontologies and Semantics

Start: 
Friday, 2010-12-03
End: 
Friday, 2010-12-03
Details: 

Dec 3, 2010 at USGS Reston, VA

 

The Spatial Ontology Community of Practice (SOCoP) is hosting a workshop on spatial semantics and ontologies at the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Center
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192
on Friday December 3, 2010 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. This workshop is organized by SOCoP with support from the USGS, Ontolog, and others.

 

The purpose of the workshop is to continue the discussion from the previous SOCoP workshops in advancing spatial ontologies and semantic tools in the geospatial data domain. The main theme of this 3rd iteration of the workshop is the current and future state of development, implementation, and use of geospatial semantics and ontologies in meeting organizational mission and program needs.

 

In addressing this theme, as at last year’s workshop, we anticipate having a morning of talks and an afternoon of small group roundtable discussions. Expected this year will be presentations on GeoSPARQL, a geo SameAs Demonstration, Open Geospatial Consortium GeoSemantics, USGS Ontology for The National Map, and National Geospatial Intelligence Agency activities. In addition there will be a discussion about a National Science Foundation INTEROP Project which was recently awarded to several Spatial Ontology Community of Practice members. This Project: “an Interdisciplinary Network to Support Geospatial Data Sharing, Integration, and Interoperability” promises to be an exciting opportunity in developing and using ontologies, software tools, and collaboration methods to support geospatial data sharing, integration, and interoperation.

 

There is no charge for the workshop and more information about SOCoP and the workshop will available at www.socop.org as it is developed. Even though there will be no charge for the Workshop, we will ask attendees to register with SOCoP to facilitate logistics and entry into the USGS Building. Any questions regarding the 3rd Annual SOCoP Workshop can be addressed to Dr. Gary Berg-Cross via email: gbergcross [at] gmail.com.      

A final program, meeting location directions and registration information should be available soon.

 

Proceedings from last year’s Workshop complete with presentation slides and audio are available at http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?SOCoP/Workshop_2009_11_12, thanks to the support of Ontolog.

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EGU General Assembly 2011

Start: 
Sunday, 2011-04-03
End: 
Friday, 2011-04-08
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The EGU General Assembly 2011 in Vienna, Austria will bring together geoscientists from all over the world into one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences. The EGU provides for scientists a forum to present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geosciences. Technical sessions of interest to OGC members include:


1. Real Use of Standards and Technologies (RUST)Conveners: John van de Vegte (KNMI), David Arctur (OGC)ESSI-RUST is a session where standards and technologies meet end users bydemonstrating leading-edge and ready-to-use services and applications.Focus will be on (but not exclusively) OGC based services, datainterchange encodings (GML, netCDF, HDF), CF-conventions and their use inapplications and services. Future challenges in RUST shall also beaddressed.


2. Information Fusion: Issues, Barriers and ApproachesConveners: David Arctur (OGC), Peter Fox (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)Merging disparate data sources and models for multidisciplinary study isan increasingly urgent need.  Key drivers for this direction of researchinclude requirements for improved situational awareness; the vital needfor enhanced preparedness and swift, appropriate response to natural andmanmade disasters; global climate change; and a wide range of othersocietal and environmental circumstances. Technology - including standards- for meeting these ends has advanced rapidly, but cultural,institutional, and related issues can impede our ability to apply it. Wewelcome submissions that describe successful integrative data analyses,with descriptions of specific solutions for overcoming barriers andobtaining cooperation and coordination in multidisciplinary settings.


3. Climate Information IntegrationConveners: David Arctur (OGC), Stefano Nativi (Univ Florence, CNR), SandroFiore (CMCC, Center for Euro-Mediterranean Climate Change)The current climate debate highlights the importance of free, open,authoritative sources of quality climate data that are available for peerreview and for collaborative purposes. It is increasingly important toallow disparate organizations around the world to share climate data in anopen manner, and to perform dynamic processing of climate data via webbased services, using common “community agreed” standards without havingto change their internal systems or the language that they use internallyto describe their data. We also wish to identify archives of qualityclimate data, and make these available for interdisciplinary work. Focuswill be on applications and opportunities for enhancing existing dataexchange standards for use with climate data.

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International AR Standards Workshop - Seoul, Korea

Start: 
Monday, 2010-10-11
End: 
Tuesday, 2010-10-12
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As the technologies for Augmented Reality continue to evolve and mature, participants in the ecosystem are beginning to call for open AR interfaces and data formats which operate consistently across a variety of different AR development environments, use cases and end user platforms (desktop, mobile, etc).

This workshop is designed to provide a forum in which to examine activities across different constituencies and by working together, to significantly advance the development of standards for Augmented Reality.

All those who are currently working towards open interfaces via standards bodies are invited to present the status of their activities. Companies and individuals who are interested or wish to contribute their projects to the advancement of AR standards are welcome.

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