CEN/TC 287 Geographic information, in collaboration with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) will host a workshop, a part of the Enviroinfo Conference week. This workshop is sponsored by Sparx Systems. Every smart grid device and phenomenon has a location, and thus communicating location information is a critical smart grid requirement.
Steven Ramage, the OGC's Executive Director Marketing & Communications, will speak on "Utilising geospatial information to support multi-agency operations and disaster response."
GDI APAC brings together the best speakers in this fast growing GEOINT region, giving attendees an unprecedented opportunity to network with peers and current and potential clients in the defence and security sectors.
Carl Reed, the OGC's CTO and Executive Director of the Standards Program, will speak about "Democratising Standards: Moving Towards Interoperability," and will address these topics:
- Assessing the status of interoperability in the field of geographic information
- Supporting interoperable solutions that “geo-enable” the web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT
- Why do we need open standards? Discussing the move towards enterprise GIS
The Eye on Earth Summit will enable global leaders, innovators and decision-makers to focus on an issue critical to the wise decision-making upon which our planet’s future depends: how to ensure effective access to the world's expanding pool of environmental and societal data by all of those who need it.
Facilitated by the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) and hosted by Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Eye on Earth Summit will strengthen existing efforts and inspire a search for unified, global solutions to the issues that preclude access to data.
The aim of this workshop is to study the impact of spatial information and spatial planning tools on economic, social and environmental aspects of local authorities in general, and on the empowerment of local authorities in particular. The aim is also to investigate the international knowledge and practice on how surveyors may assist real estate markets, good governance, environmental management and planning initiatives by providing reliable spatial and relevant infrastructures.
The meeting will be held in Paris, France.
From the year 2006, Map Africa conference has evolved tremendously with time, encompassing and deliberating on various application areas and emerging geospatial technologies serving the same. Map Africa 2010 is a remarkable milestone that we achieved through the journey of Map Africa series of conferences.
In order to maintain our pace with the changing world and be a part of the transforming mapping industry, we are glad to rebrand the conference as Africa Geospatial Forum and take it to new destination i.e ‘Kenya’. Kenya, being classified as a developing and an emerging African nation with rich diversity is an appropriate venue to host the Forum.
Africa Geospatial Forum shall have impressive technical programme with a renowned array of speakers from across the continent who will share their unique perspective and insights into the African Geospatial industry with little focus on the issue of vision 2030. The conference shall offer an unparalleled balance of substantive information with ample time for networking and socialising. The forum will be built upon the past experiences with the same objective of propagating and promoting the significant usage of Geospatial Technologies as a tool serving varied domains. Through the voices of key major users, decision makers, technology innovators, and industry leaders the conference will examine the programmes, systems, and initiatives that are transforming the continent with key focus on sectors like infrastructure & utilities, Earth Observation System, emerging trends, social development etc.
After the success of the first International Conference on Space Technology, which also resulted in a special issue on Space Technology of IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, the second event is going to happen almost two years later. The proliferation of micro-satellites has made space affordable and accessible to many people. Space technology, therefore, spans a broad area of research and development, from electronic components for satellites to intelligent systems for on-board data analysis. Most of the satellites face the Earth rather than the outer space. From home electricity meter readings to disaster monitoring, surveillance and crop forecast, satellites play a very important role now in our daily lives. It has also become increasingly evident that a lot has to be gained by considering the whole pipeline of sensors, data collection, data processing, conclusions drawing, actions taken, rather than try to solve individual problems in isolation. This series of conferences is designed to bring together people who work on different aspects of space technology research, in hope that the interactions along this chain of activity will be facilitated and enhanced.
We particularly encourage the participation of industry, as this event aspires to serve also as a forum where new products are shown and new alliances made. Two page abstracts and industry demonstrations are invited.
OGC and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
To register for the Ocean/Met/Hydro Water Cycle Summit click here.
Members and non-members of the OGC are invited to attend the "Oceans/Met/Hydro Water Cycle Summit" to learn what has been accomplished so far by the two working groups and to discuss what remains to be done.
The ability to easily exchange hydrological, oceanographic, meteorological and climatological information in a timely and useful fashion is becoming increasingly important for operational purposes as well as research. New information technologies present new opportunities for collecting, publishing, discovering, accessing and using data, but open, international interface and encoding standards and best practices are necessary to make the most of these opportunities.
These two OGC working groups provide venues and a mechanism for seeking technical and institutional solutions to the challenge of describing and exchanging data about the state and location of water resources and atmospheric and oceaonographic phenomena. The groups work to ensure that OGC standards allow the hydrological, meteorological, and ocean observation communities to achieve effective interoperability across the world's information technology infrastructure.
The summit will focus on information system interoperability as it relates to understanding the water cycle, though other domain requirements also shape the development of the relevant interface and encoding standards.
While the WMO's Commission for Hydrology (CHy) has the recognized mandate to publish and promote international hydrology standards, the OGC contributes to the process with its resources and experience in guiding collaborative development among disparate participants in a rapidly evolving technological environment. The OGC Hydrology Domain Working Group is open to both member and non member participation and is intended to be a public forum for communication. A similar relationship exists between the WMO's Commission for Basic Services (CBS) and the OGC Meteorology and Oceanography Domain Working Group. The email list and the wiki for each Working Group are open to all interested parties.
The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and EUROCONTROL will host the Air Transportation Information Exchange Conference August 30 - September 1, 2011 at the NOAA Auditorium and Science Center in Silver Spring, MD. Exhibit days are August 30 - 31, 2011. The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum to discuss and exchange concepts and practices related to major global changes in aeronautical information (including exchange structures), information services, and other information sharing related topics to the rapidly growing Aeronautical Information Management community. Organizations representing the global aviation government and industry community are invited to participate as in the coinciding exposition. Exhibitors are encouraged to attend the conference sessions and network with attendees from around the globe. For more information, visit:
www.fbcinc.com/faaw(link is no longer valid).
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