GeoWeb 2010 will take place in Vancouver, Canada July 26-30 and its organizers are currently seeking submissions for presentations and workshops.
GeoWeb is the industry-leading conference focused on the collective impact of the Web on geographic information standards, architectures and technology and the convergence of GIS and the Internet and the resulting economic, social and technical consequences. GeoWeb 2010 will feature well known keynote and invited speakers, workshops and tutorials, technical presentations, panel sessions, and product showcase opportunities. No other geospatial conference provides this level of knowledge intensity and is a must-attend conference for anyone involved in shaping the future of the geospatial industry.
Distributed sensor networks are attracting more and more interest in applications for large-scale monitoring of the environment, civil structures, roadways, animal habitats, etc. With the rapidly increasing number of large-scale sensor network deployments, the vision of a World-Wide Sensor Web (WSW) is becoming a reality. Similar to the World-Wide Web (WWW), which acts essentially as a "World-Wide Computer", the Sensor Web can be considered as a "World-Wide Sensor" or a "cyberinfrastructure" that instruments and monitors the physical world at temporal and spatial scales that are currently impossible. The WSW will generate tremendous volumes of priceless data, enabling scientists to observe previously unobservable phenomena.
Sensor web examples include US's National Ecological Observatory Networks (NEON), Canada's Geospatial Cyberinfrastructure for Environmental Sensing (GeoCENS), Korea's Ubiquitous City (uCity), etc. In addition, we are also seeing the emergence of citizen sensing systems that use the ubiquitous and location-enabled nature of mobile phones to build large-scale urban sensing systems that using the phones as mobile sensor nodes. Such citizen sensing systems include the Mobile Millennium project, the CycleSense project, etc.
The GeoWeb 2010 Sensor Web academic track seeks to address research issues related to sensor web. We aim to bring together sensor web experts to present novel research and exchange ideas relating to the state of the art and its future directions. Real world results and deployments are particularly welcomed.
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)
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
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.
This conference incorporates the Location Business Summit, Beyond Navigation, Workshops & The Get Funded Show.
George Percivall, Chief Architect and Executive Director, Interoperability Program, OGC will speak at this event.
Get a 15% discount if you quote that you were referred by George Percivall when you register.
The next face-to-face meeting of those who seek to advance open and interoperable AR content and experiences will be conducted in Barcelona, Spain at the Barcelona Activa Center on March 1-2, 2013, immediately following the Mobile World Congress 2013.
Our meeting host is Catchoom and the Khronos Group is also supporting these important, open community meetings.
- Ingo Simonis (University of Muenster)
- Jim Greenwood (Seicorp)
- Steve Havens (IRIS)
- Mike Botts (UAH)
- Gerry Creager (Texas A&M) ...
May 10, 2009 Bremen, Germany
This one day workshop will explore the status of existing ocean observation systems and data portals for the Global Earth Observation System of Systems – GEOSS. The discussion will focus on the ability to build on existing systems to develop a global coordinated information and data system for ocean monitoring to better understand the dynamics of the deep-ocean processes throughout the ocean water column (ref GEO subtask CL-09-02d).
Steven Ramage from the OGC will be presenting on 'A truly international
approach for interoperability' at this leading international conference in