AIXM/WXXM Conference

Tuesday, 2009-05-12
Thursday, 2009-05-14


The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will host the fourth annual Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM) Users Conference.  This year the conference will be the first Joint AIXM / Weather Information Exchange Model (WXXM) Conference - Integrating Information for the Future.  The conference will be held on May 12 -14, 2009 in Washington Metro Area The conference audience is intended to be AIXM and WXXM developers, and aeronautical information and aviation meteorological (MET) experts.


The general topic of the conference is AIXM and WXXM - Graphical Visualization and Common Situational Awareness. 

Sub Topics to be covered throughout the conference:

  1. Operational Perspectives
  2. Interoperability and Standards
  3. Applications (including digital Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) and weather applications)


Exhibits/demonstrations are especially welcome.  The exhibit space is free; exhibitors are responsible for the cost of any special requirements. The conference venue staff will help you meet your exhibition requirements. 


The conference will be held in the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area at the HYATT Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202-US. There is a room block set aside for attendees, at government per diem rate, on a first come first served basis.  The final day to register for this room block is April 27th, 2009.  If you don't register by then you will be subject to prevailing hotel rates in the area. 

Contact Information:

Registration information is available at  If you register at the site you will receive a confirmation email from eric.large [at]

Please contact Eric Large at eric.large [at], (202) 314-1478; Edna Weitzman at edna.weitzman [at], (202) 314-1308; or Norm Wood at norm.wood [at], (202) 314-1135 for more information.  All of these numbers are in Washington, D. C.


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


ASPRS-PR's GeoTech: The Premiere Mid-Atlantic Imagery and Geospatial Conference

Tuesday, 2008-10-07
Wednesday, 2008-10-08

The Potomac Region of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS-PR) is pleased to announce the 15th annual GeoTech: The Premiere Mid-Atlantic Imagery and Geospatial Conference, exploring "Emerging Geospatial Technologies and Applications" on 7 and 8 October 2008. The 2-day event features 1 day of Workshops taught by experts, and 1 day of Technical sessions. Co-hosted by the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), GeoTech 2008 will be held at the NOAA's Auditorium and Science Center in Silver Spring, MD.

The GeoTech 2008 Conference will provide workshops covering LiDAR, 3-D Urban Modeling, GIS/Remote Sensing Integration, and Geodesy. The Technical Program will focus on Geospatial Data Acquisition, Geospatial Data Production and Distribution, and Emerging Geospatial Applications

ASPRS-PR will offer the Certification Examination Review Workshop for ASPRS Certification as a Certified Mapping Scientist and Certified Photogrammetrist.

Continuing Education Credits will be offered for those professionals requiring recertification.

During the Technical Session, an opportunity will be available to ask questions about the pending State of Virginia Photogrammetrist Licensing Requirements.

Representatives from the Geospatial industry will be on-hand to exhibit their latest tools and offerings.

Details, registration, and contact info is available at


MARK YOUR CALENDARS and see you at GeoTech 2008 in Silver Spring, MD


 Dave Szymanski  Dr. Barbara Eckstein
 President, Potomac Region  VP, Potomac Region
 GeoTech08 Conference Chair
 Dave_Szymanski [at]   beckstein [at]


beckstein [at] ()



Automated Imagery Exploitation 2010

Tuesday, 2010-02-23
Thursday, 2010-02-25
AIE2010 is designed to find a solution to the increasing military imagery exploitation and dissemination challenges. The agenda is tailored by international armed forces to help industry understand how technology needs to blend with current and future operational requirements

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



Big Data From Space - ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy

Wednesday, 2013-06-05
Friday, 2013-06-07

The European Space Agency in Frascati is organising a “Big data from Space” event to address the barriers that hamper an effective use of large volumes of Earth observation data. The event will focus on issues associated with the organisation and delivery of large volumes of  contemporary and historical Earth observations, either space-based or from ground (including ubiquitous information-sensing mobile devices, aerial sensory technologies, wireless sensor networks).

Please click here to download the Flyer.

Civil & Land Development Summit 2013

Monday, 2013-03-18
Monday, 2013-03-18

Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel
P.O. Box: 6382, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Tel: + 971 2 4415 900
Fax: + 971 2 4415 666




The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) Land Development Working Group in partnership with buildingSMART International will host the inaugural Civil Summit as part of the OGC Technical and Planning Committee meeting in Abu Dhabi. This event will focus on the current need and future opportunities for open standards in Civil and Land Development. Representatives from buildingSMART International and buildingSMART Middle East chapter will be providing an update from their USA meeting being held 12 March in Waltham and activities in Middle East.

Recent years have seen a significant increase in demand for interoperability between Spatial, Civil and BIM in daily workflows. The aim of this industry gathering is to facilitate open discussion and actions for future development. Participants from industry-leading organizations around the world will engage in interactive discussions, lightning talks, and inspiring presentations. This event is free and open to all who would like to participate.

Join the conversation! This one-day Civil Summit is the best opportunity in 2013 to engage in Civil and Land Development standards.

Call for Presentations

We are seeking presentations on: existing workflows (what is working – what can be improved) from the viewpoint of civil engineers, from a BIM perspective, Planning and Operations, Policy and Law (Government), software vendors and more are welcome. What are the emerging best practices for data and services interoperability? Who is leading the way with technical innovation and market adoption? What is happening with LandXML?

If you would like to present please make your submission no later than 12th March to Bart De Lathouwer at bdelathouwer [at]


Final Agenda can be found here


Please register via this link

This registration is for the Civil Summit only. If you are attending the OGC Technical and Planning Committee meetings you will need to register separately via the OGC portal.

Key Dates

12 March 2013: Submissions for Presentations    

18 March 2013: Civil Summit 2013


The summit will be held on Monday, March 18, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, UAE in conjunction with the OGC Technical Committee Meeting. For details on venue and accommodation information please check the Abu Dhabi Technical Committee information page on the OGC website:


Program organizers: Scott Simmons, CACI and OGC 3DIM  and Bart De Lathouwer, OGC


COM.Geo 2010 Conference

Monday, 2010-06-21
Wednesday, 2010-06-23

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. More importantly, since everything in the computer network has its own location, all of them are related to geospatial technologies and applications. Like the hottest term “.com” in the late of 90’s, “.geo” would be another hottest term and field in the coming decades.