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.
Steven Ramage, the OGC's Executive Director Marketing & Communications, will speak on "Utilising geospatial information to support multi-agency operations and disaster response."
This webinar is provided by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Simple and consistent access to energy data is critical for local governments that are leading efforts to lower energy use and cut GHG emissions within their communities. Data driven performance analysis is key to set sound energy management goals, identify cost-effective energy efficiency measures, target investments, and generally improve overall operations.
In this webinary, Eddie Oldfield, Director, NB Climate Change Hub and Chair, QUEST Caucus New Brunswick will talk about Web-based energy mapping applications and the importance of using software that implements OGC Web Service standards.
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] tum.de ).
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: http://en.wiki.modeling.sig3d.de/index.php/Workshop_Munich_2013
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.
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
Florence (Firenze), Italy
The Fourth International Augmented Reality (AR) Standards coordination meeting will be held in Basel Switzerland on October 24 and 25, just prior to ISMAR2011. More information on the meeting can be found at http://www.perey.com/ARStandards/fourth-international-ar-standards-meeting/ .
As an OGC Member, you are cordially invited to attend this Face-to-Face working meeting of the community of people seeking open and interoperable AR content and experiences
Save the dates for the premier geospatial industry event, the Geospatial World Forum, scheduled for 13 – 16 May, 2013 at Beurs-World Trade Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. With the theme “Monetising Geospatial Value and Practices”, the conference will invite discussions on ways each geospatial stakeholder community – government decision makers, end-users or technology providers – can extract the maximum utility and benefits out of their investments in geospatial infrastructure and carry forward the value created by this industry. Paper abstracts are invited on themes related to geospatial technology and its application. Deadline for abstracts is 15 October 2012. Visit www.geospatialworldforum.org for more information.