Technical Committee Meeting

January 2013 - OGC TC/PC - Esri, Redlands, CA

Start: 
Monday, 2013-01-14
End: 
Friday, 2013-01-18
Location: 

Esri
380 New York Street
Redlands, CA 92373-8100
view map

Sponsors: 

esri

Schedule of Meetings: 

The Tenative agenda for the week is now online.

The public is invited to a demonstration of the results of the OGC Web Services Testbed Phase 9 (OWS-9). The OWS-9 Demo will be held from 2:00-5:00 pm on Tuesday, 15 January in the
Esri Auditorium. Register here.

Registration: 


On-line Registration is now open:

 

There are Meeting Fees associated with the OGC TC/PC Meetings. Based upon your organization's OGC Membership Level, you will have at least one Complementary registration for each meeting.

The Wednesday evening Reception is complemtary for OGC Member.  Guests are $50 per person.

Meetings and EventsEarlybird Rate (Before 12 January)On-Site (on or after 12 January)
OGC Member - Technical Committee (comp'd) $0 $50
OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings** $225.00 $275.00
OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $100.00 $150.00
Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings **
$325.00 $375.00
Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $200.00
$250.00
Wednesday Reception Only* $0.00 $0.00

** Use for two or more days of Technical Committee attendance.
* Guest Dinner $50.00 each.

Accommodations: 

Esri has negotiated Hotel room blocks with the Ayres and Country Inn & Suites. These are the closest to the Esri facility.  The Hilton is further away (6 miles), but is another option.

Ayres Hotel Redlands
1015 W. Colton Ave
Redlands, CA 92374
http://www.ayreshotels.com/inland-empire/hotel-redlands.aspx

Tel. 1-909-335-9024

Fax. 1-909-335-9164
Promo/Corporate Code: esrig

 

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Bernardino (Redlands), CA
1650 Industrial Park Avenue
Redlands,  California  92374  US
http://www.countryinns.com/esri
Reservations: +1 (800) 830-5222 (US/Canada Toll-free)
Tel: +1 (909) 792-7913
Fax: +1 (909) 747-0252
Room Block Code: Please use the above link to get the Room Block

 

Hilton San Bernardino
285 East Hospitality Lane
San Bernardino, California, 92408-3411
http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-bernardino-JSBHIHF/index.html
Tel. 1-909-889-0133
Corporate Account: 2655913

Local Information and Travel: 

Visa and Invitation Letters:

If you require a travel Visa in order to attend this meeting, please contact Barbara Sherman < bsherman at opengeospatial.org > with your complete contact information.

Visiting Esri Campus:

http://www.esri.com/about-esri/campus

Airport Information and Directions:

  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - 79 miles
    • Directions to Esri campus: Take Sepulveda Blvd to Interstate 105 E. I105 E to 16 miles to Interstate 605 N. I605 N to Interstate 10 E. Interstate 10 E to Exit Tennessee Street, turn right on Tennessee Street, turn left on Redlands Blvd, turn right on New York Street.
  • LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) - 25 miles
    • Directions to Esri campus: Interstate 10 Eastbound to Exit Tennessee Street, turn right on Tennessee Street, turn left on Redlands Blvd, turn right on New York Street.
  • John Wayne Airport - Orange County (SNA) - 60 miles 
    • Directions to Esri campus:Take 405 N to 55 N toward Riverside. Riverside-91 will turn into 215 N. Continue and Merge onto Interstate 10 E. Interstate 10 E to Exit Tennessee Street, turn right on Tennessee Street, turn left on Redlands Blvd, turn right on New York Street.

Shuttle Services:

  • SuperShuttle -
    • From LAX $79 each way ($9 each additional rider)
    • From ONT $43 each way
  • PrimeTime Shuttle
    • From LAX $72.15 each way
    • From ONT $38.95 each way

September 2010: OGC TC/PC Meetings

Start: 
Monday, 2010-09-20
End: 
Friday, 2010-09-24
Location: 

The Météo-France Conferences International Centre
42, avenue Gaspard Coriolis
31057 Toulouse cedex 1
France

Tel : +33 (0)5 61 07 80 51 or 33 (0)5 61 07 80 52
http://www.meteo.fr/cic/

Located right on the doorstep of Toulouse, just 8 km from its international airport Toulouse Blagnac, the Conferences International Centre lies at the very heart of Europe's leading meteorology Centre. Since it was first opened in 1992, the CIC has hosted companies, scientists and engineers from a wide range of technical fields. It shares the same grounds as the three major divisions of Météo-France - operations, research and training. In a high-tech and comfortable environment, this user-friendly conference centre was designed with people in mind.

Sponsors: 

Meteo France

 

Schedule of Meetings: 

The tentative agenda is now avaliable.  Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change up to and during the event.

NOTE:  During registration attendess should get a card as load it with 50 euros.  Everyday you can use this card to pay for your lunch in the cafeteria.  After your last lunch of the week, you can returen the card and get the balance reimbursed to you.

 

 

Registration: 

On-line Registration is now open

There are Meeting Fees associated with the OGC TC/PC Meetings. Based upon your organization's OGC Membership Level, you will have at least one Complementary registration for each meeting.

The Wednesday evening Reception (22 September) will be at the at a mansion in Toulouse City Centre. The cost of the Reception tickets are $35.

 

Meetings and EventsEarlybird Rate (Before 8 September)Regular Rate (8 September - 16 September )On-Site (after 16 September)
OGC Member - Technical Committee (comp'd) $0 $0
$50
OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings $100.00 $120.00 $150.00
OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $50.00 $75.00 $105.00
Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings
$325.00 $350.00
$400.00
Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $200.00
$225.00
$275.00
Wednesday Reception Only $35.00 $35.00 $35.00
Accommodations: 

OGC will not have a room block. 

Travel to the meeting venue is easiest via metro and bus (see below).

The below prices have been negotiated by Meteo-France for 2010 and are all in the downtown area (recommended if you do not have a car).

 

HOTELSPer night, incl breakfast and taxes
SingleDouble
Sofitel Toulouse Centre (Parking) ****
84, allées Jean Jaurès - 31000 TOULOUSE
Tél : 05 61 10 23 10 - Fax : 05 61 10 23 20
   
 
Crowne Plazza (ex Holiday Inn) ****
7, Place du Capitole - 31000 TOULOUSE
Tél : 05.61.61.19.19 - Fax : 05.61.23.79.96
201.10 € / 246.10 € 225.20 € / 270.20 €
 
Hôtel GARONNE****
32, descente de la Halle aux Poissons - 31000 Toulouse
Tél : 34 31 94 80 – Fax : 05 34 31 94 81
190 € et + 210 € et +
 
Hotel des Beaux Arts ***+
1, Place du Pont Neuf - 31000 TOULOUSE
Tél : 05 34 45 42 42 - Fax : 05.34 45 42 43
   
 
HOLIDAY INN Capoul ***+
13, Place Wilson - 31000 Toulouse
Tél : 05.61.10.70.70 - Fax : 05.61.21.96.70
   
 
Grand Hôtel Les Capitouls ***+
29, allées Jean Jaurès - 31000 Toulouse
Tél : 05.34.41.31.21. - Fax : 05.61.63.15.17.
123.40 € 134.80 €
 
Hotel Jean Mermoz (Parking) ***
50, rue Matabiau - 31000 TOULOUSE
Tél : 05.61.63 04 04 - Fax : 05.61.63 15 64
107.9€ 122.40 €
 
hotel phoenicia ***
7 boulevard Bonrepos – 31000 TOULOUSE
Tél : 05 61 63 81 63 – Fax : 05 61 63 02 06
88.90 € 103.08 €
108.8 € (twin)
 
terminus **
13, Boulevard Bonrepos - 31000 TOULOUSE
Tél : 05.61.62.44.78 - Fax : 05.61.63.18.06
63.7 € 81.4 €
 
Hôtel De France **
5, Rue d'Austerlitz - 31000 Toulouse
Tél : 05.61.21.88.24 - Fax 05.61.21.99.77
72,70 € (shower)
94.40 € (bath)
80,40 € (shower)
101.40 € (bath)
 
Hôtel Patio Wilson **
7, Rue Lafaille - 31000 Toulouse
Tél : 05.61.62.74.74 - Fax 05.61.99.15.44
64.70/87.70 € 77.40/101.40 € (dbl)
90.40 € (twin) ?
 
Hôtel castellane **
17, Rue Castellane - 31000 Toulouse
Tél : 05.61.62.18.82 - Fax 05.61.62.58.04
84.70 € 91.4 €
97.40 € (twin)
 
Hôtel Président **
43-45, Rue Raymond IV – 31000 Toulouse
Tél : 05.61.63.46.46 – Fax 05 61 62 83 60
78.50 € (standard) 80.50 € (standard)
twin 102 €
 
Citadines Wilson ***+
8, boulevard de Strasbourg – 31000 Toulouse
Tél : 05 34 41 75 00 – Fax : 05 61 99 07 55
112.40 €  
 
Hôtel Victor Hugo **
26, boulevard de Strasbourg - 31000 TOULOUSE
Tél : 05 61 63 40 41- Fax 05 61 62 66 31
81.70 € (shower)
89.70 € (bath)
99.40 € (shower)
103.40 € (bath)
Twin 110.40 € (shower)
 
Hôtel Riquet**
92, Rue Riquet - 31000 Toulouse
Tél : 05.61.62.55.96 - Fax 05.61.62.45.29
62.20 € (single)
89.20 € (Club)
116.20 € (Executive)
0
98.40 € (double)
125.40 € (double)
 
Hôtel SAINT CLAIRE **
26 place Nicolas Bachelier- 31000 TOULOUSE
Tél : 05 34 40 58 88- Fax 05 67 57 85 89
75€ 98 €
145 € (twin)

 

You can browse a map of the hotels in the City Centre.

Local Information and Travel: 

Getting to the venue

Arriving by air:
Taxis can drive you to Meteopole in about 15 minutes. It will cost you around 25 €, or take the airport shuttle to Toulouse city center and get off at "Allée Jean-Jaurès" bus stop. Then, take the subway line A in direction of "Basso Cambo", and get off at Basso Cambo station. Then take the bus Line N° 8 (time schedules), in direction "Lycée Polyvalent", and get off at stop "METEO-FRANCE". A subway+bus ticket will cost you around 1,40 €. Map of Line A.

Arriving by rail:
Matabiau railway station is in the city centre.Toulouse Matabiau Station 64, boulevard Pierre Sémard 31000 Toulouse. SNCF Information : +33 (0)8 36 35 35 35.
Take the subway line A in direction of "Basso Cambo", and get off at Basso Cambo station. Then take the bus Line N° 8 (time schedules), in direction "Lycée Polyvalent", and get off at stop "METEO-FRANCE". A subway+bus ticket will cost you around 1,40 €. The trip takes about 30 minutes. Map of Line A.

Arriving by road:
From the motorway "Paris-Bordeaux", follow "Foix-Tarbes" direction; you are on the ring. Take Exit 27 "La Cépière". Follow "Cugnaux", then "Les Pradettes" and "Météo-CERFACS".
From the motorway "Montpellier-Carcassonne", follow "Aéroport de Blagnac" (airport sign). On the ring take Exit 27 "La Cépière/Cugnaux" and then follow the signs Meteopole.

Map to Meteo-France

 

Timetables for public transport from Downtown Toulouse to Meteo-France (Subject to change)

http://www.tisseo.fr/se-deplacer/horaires

Metro A (subway) from any stop downtown to Basso Cambo

Then

Bus number 8 from Basso Cambo to Meteo (sometimes called Meteorologie)

Timetable for Metro
http://www.tisseo.fr/sites/default/files/ligneMETRO.html
http://www.tisseo.fr/sites/default/files/Tisseo_hivMETROweb.pdf

Timetable for Number 8
http://www.tisseo.fr/sites/default/files/ligne8.html
http://www.tisseo.fr/sites/default/files/Tisseo_hiv08web.pdf

Linkes to be updated later because these timetables will change end of June

  • VISA
    Visa Information for France
    Every foreign national wishing to come to France must have ready for presentation at the border documentary evidence of the purpose of the visit, means of support for the duration of the stay and accommodation arrangements. In some cases, a visa is required. It must be requested from the French consulate before departure.
    According to your nationality, the length and the purpose of your trip to France, you may be requested to obtain a visa before traveling.
    Do you need a Schengen visa to travel to France?
    To find out whether or not you require a Schengen visa to travel to France, please consult the following link:
    http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/france_159/entering-france_2045/getting...
    Contact details of the French embassy and/or consulate in your country:
    http://www.mfe.org/annuaires/repdipet.asp
    Invitation letters for processing of your visa will be issued upon receipt of your confirmation of your participation in the Symposium.
  • TIME ZONE
    GMT/UTC +1 (Central European Time)
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  • HEALTH AND SAFETY
    Pharmacies can be identified by a Green Cross.
    Emergencies:
    SAMU (ambulance) - Tel: 15 (free)     Police Emergency (from a cell phone) -Tel: 112
    Fire Department - Tel: 18 (free)     European emergency call: 112
    Police - Tel: 17 (free)
  • LOSS OR THEFT
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  • CURRENCY AND BANKS
    Visa and MasterCard (Access or Eurocard) are widely accepted; AmEx cards are useful at more upmarket establishments. In general, all three cards can be used in shops, supermarkets, for train travel, car rentals, autoroute tolls and cash advances. Remember you'll need to know your PIN number (le code) to use a credit card in many hotels, shops and restaurants.
    The cheapest and most convenient way to change money in France is via ATMs; they accept all the major international credit and bank cards. You get the best exchange rate by using a credit card for purchases and a debit card for cash. Travellers cheques are safe and almost universally accepted. Post offices that exchange travellers cheques give a good rate. Major train stations and fancy hotels also have exchange facilities which usually operate in the evening, at the weekend and during holidays, but the rates are generally poor.
    Euro notes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. It is often difficult to get change for a €500.00 note. One euro is divided into 100 cents or centimes. Coins of 1, 2 and 5 centimes are copper-coloured; coins of 10, 20 and 50 centimes are gold-coloured; 1 and 2 euro coins are gold-and-silver coloured.
    Exchange rate given by the Universal Currency Converter is now about 1 USD – 0.762 EURO.
  • POST OFFICE
    Letter boxes are yellow. Stamps can be bought in post offices, open Monday to Friday and Saturday morning, as well as in tobacconists.
  • ELECTRICITY
    The electrical voltage in France is 220 volts. France uses the standard European grounded and non-grounded socket, the most common in the world.
  • TAX-FREE
    If you live outside of the EU you can claim taxes back if you have purchase more than 175 € of value. Customs telephone information: + 33 (0)820 024 444.
  • TIPPING
    Leaving a pourboire (tip) is done at your discretion - restaurants and accommodations add a 10-15% service charge to every bill, making a tip unnecessary, but most people leave a few coins if the service is satisfactory.
  • TOBACCO
    Smoking is forbidden in public areas as well as in restaurants and bars

 

June '09 OGC Technical Committee Meeting

Start: 
Monday, 2009-06-22
End: 
Friday, 2009-06-26
Location: 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

The meetings will be held between the Stata Center (Building 32), Building 32 and Building 4.

 

Sponsors: 

Special thanks to:

MITRE

and

MIT Lincoln Labs


as sponsors, and to

MIT
for hosting this event.

If your organization would like to help, please contact Greg Buehler.

Schedule of Meetings: 
The tentative agenda for the week is now posted. Please continue to check back as this schedule is constantly updated.
Registration: 

 

On-line Registration is now open

There are Meeting Fees associated with the OGC TC/PC Meetings. Based upon your organization's OGC Membership Level, you will have at least one Complementary registration for each meeting.

Notice: There will be a $55 USD charge per person to attend the Wednesday Evening Reception.

 

Meetings and EventsEarlybird Rate (Before 15 June)Regular Rate (15 - 20 June)On-Site (after 20 June)
OGC Member - Technical Committee (comp'd) $0$0
$50
OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings $100.00 $120.00 $150.00
OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $60.00 $75.00 $105.00
Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings
$325.00 $350.00
$400.00
Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $200.00
$225.00
$275.00
Wednesday Reception Only $55.00 $55.00 $55.00

 

Accommodations: 

The Cambridge Marriott is the Official Headquarters of the OGC Technical and Planning Committee Meeting.  OGC has secured a limited block of rooms at the Cambridge Marriott Hotel for $199.00 per night plus tax (this rate includes free Internet).  The Marriott is the most convenient hotel to the OGC Meetings. 

Parking is $22 per day for self-park, or $30 per day for Valet.  Public Transportation from the Airport is available (Silver Line to South Station then the Red Line to Kendall Square/MIT), and Kendall Square Station is adjacent to the Marriott Hotel.

Guests may reserve their rooms on-line or by calling Marriott Central Reservations at 1-800-228-9290, (Group Code: OGCOGCA), no later than Monday, June 1, 2009 to receive the discounted rate for the room block

Cambridge Marriott Hotel
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: (617) 494-6600
Toll Free: (800) 228-9290

Local Information and Travel: 

Airport

The closest international airport is Logan International Airport (BOS)

Parking

Parking in Cambridge and Boston can be expensive and hard to find (Marriott Parking is $22 per day for self-park).  Whenever possible, park your car at the hotel, and use public transportation to get to the MIT campus. If you must drive to the campus, on- and off-street parking is available for a fee, but most public parking is not very close to the center of the MIT campus

Public Transportation (the MBTA, known as "the T")

The closest subway station to campus is Kendall Square on the Red Line, you may also want to consider going to Central Square (also on the Red Line) or taking the #1 or CT1 bus across the Charles River from Back Bay, depending on where you are coming from and your destination on campus.

Public transportation fares and schedules may be found at the MBTA website. If you are coming to MIT for an extended visit, you may want to consider buying a stored value CharlieCard or an unlimited use weekly or monthly pass.

 

July 2007 OGC Technical Committee Meeting - Enghien-les-Bains, France

Start: 
Monday, 2007-07-09
End: 
Thursday, 2007-07-12
Location: 

Hotel Du Lac

Address:
89, rue du Général de Gaulle
95880 Enghien-les-Bains FRANCE

Sponsors: 

Platinum Sponsor

IONIC

Silver Sponsor

BRGM

Schedule of Meetings: 

View the Tentative Agenda for the Week.

Note: OGC will also be hosting the OGC France Interoperability Day on Wednesday, 11 July. Details can be found here .

Registration: 

PLEASE NOTE: There are meeting fees associated with this meeting, however, due to increased Member Benefits, OGC Members, who live within 200 Kilometers (exempt*), or stay in OGC's Room Block, now receive a specific number of complimentary registrations (Comp'd**) for each meeting, based upon the level of membership.

 

Lunches are included in the meeting fees and hotel rates.

All rates below are in US Dollars Earlybird Rate
(Before 10 June)
Regular Rate
(10 June - 4 July)
On-Site
(after 4 July)
Technical Committee Meetings      
Comp'd Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $- $- $50.00
Non-Comp'd Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) See Daily Rate
Non-Comp'd Member out of Hotel Block See Daily Rate
Non-Member in or out of Hotel Block See Daily Rate
       
Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate      
Comp'd Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $- $- $50.00
Non-Comp'd Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $60.00 $75.00 $100.00
Non-Comp'd Member out of Hotel Block $185.00 $200.00 $225.00
Non-Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $300.00 $325.00 $350.00
Non-Member out of Hotel Block $400.00 $425.00 $475.00
       
Planning Committee Meetings Only      
Comp'd Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $- $- $50.00
Non-Comp'd Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $100.00 $125.00 $150.00
Non-Comp'd Member out of Hotel Block $125.00 $150.00 $175.00
       
Reception (Wednesday 11 July)      
Reception Ticket $60 $60
$60

 

Membership Level Number of Complimentary Registrations
Associate 1
Technical 2
Principal 4
Strategic 6
OGC Members MUST login using your OGC Web Portal account in order to take advantage of these Complimentary Registrations.

 

OGC Members: To receive your full OGC Member Discount for Meeting Fees, please login using your OGC Web Portal account and if outside the 200 Kilometer radius of the Meetings, you must reserve your hotel room at the Hotel, then Click here to Register.

Non OGC Members: You must have an "Official" invitation from OGC Staff to attend. Please contact gbuehler [at] opengeospatial.org (Greg Buehler) to receive a guest registration.

If you are an OGC Member and do not have a OGC Portal Account, you may contact your official representatives to create your account.

Accommodations: 

NOTE: The Hotel Du Lac is full. The staff at Hotel Du Lac are working to book attendees into local hotels. There is an IBS Hotel at Saint-Gratien, 15 minutes walk from the hotel. You can make the reservation by e-mail directly on the web site : http://www.ibishotel.com/ibis/fichehotel/gb/ibi/5542/fiche_hotel.shtml.
This is NOT in the OGC Room Block.

Hotel Du Lac
Address: 89, rue du Général de Gaulle
95880 Enghien-les-Bains FRANCE
tel: +33 1 39 34 11 11
fax: +33 1 39 34 11 01
mail: escaleaffaires [at] lucienbarriere.com

The OGC Room Block must be reserved via phone or email and you must ask for the OGC Meeting rates. If you have trouble reserving your room directly with the hotel, please contact Greg Buehler at +1 812 334 0601 or via email gbuehler at opengeospatial.org. Note, you can get cheaper rooms at this hotel outside our "OGC" room block (staying outside the "OGC" block will incur surcharges per day). Due to our contract, we must include Lunch and Breakfast with our room rate.

ALL ATTENDEES MUST STAY IN THE "OGC" HOTEL ROOM BLOCK OR YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY A DAILY RATE SURCHARGE FOR EACH DAY THAT YOU ATTEND.

Day/DateRoom typeUS Dollars (estimated)Euros
Sunday, 8 July Single (includes Monday Breakfast)   168.00 €
Monday, 9 July Single (includes Monday Lunch and Tuesday Breakfast)   198.00 €
Tuesday, 10 July Single (includes Tuesday Lunch and Wednesday Breakfast)   198.00 €
Wednesday, 11 July Single (includes Wednesday Lunch and Thursday Breakfast)   198.00 €
Thursday, 12 July Single (includes Thursday Lunch and Friday Breakfast)   198.00 €
Friday, 13 July Single (includes Friday Lunch and Saturday Breakfast)   168.00 €
Saturday, 14 July Single (includes Sunday Breakfast)   168.00 €

 

 

This rate is per night and per room booked, service charge and VAT included (excepting local tax at 0.92 Euro per person per day). Double rooms are available at an additional charge (for a second OGC attendee room and board is 80 €, for a guest or significant other, the price would be 25 € for room and Breakfast is availble for 14 €).

Reservation guaranteed by credit card, payment due upon departure from hotel. Cancellation and modification possible until 4pm (local time), 3 days prior to arrival date, after this time, the first night­s stay per room reserved will be charged. Exchange rates are for information only. Check-in time is at 3 p.m. & check-out at 12 p.m. Underground car park: 8 Euros per day per vehicle. OGC reserves the right to charge your credit card or invoice your organization for any charges that you incur that are not settled directly with the hotel.

NOTE: This Room Block closed on 10 June. After that date, the room rate may go up and rooms are subject to availability. Lack of availability does not reduce our room block, and therefore, does not waive your requirement to stay in the room block.

If you work more that 200 kilometers from the hotel, you must stay in the the OGC Room Block to in order to have your Meeting fees reduced. (See OGC's Room Block Policy FAQ`s.)

Local Information and Travel: 
  • Map to Hotel
  • By plane - Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle Airport, 20 km away (45 minutes).
  • By train – Enghien-les-Bains Railway Station, 15 minutes from Paris, – Gare du Nord Railway Station, direction Pontoise or Valmondois. – Saint-Gratien RER Railway Station, line C, 2 km away, direction Montigny-Beauchamp-Argenteuil.
  • By car – 12 km from Paris / Porte de la Chapelle by the A1, exit N°3 Saint-Denis, direction Epinay-sur-Seine, then Enghien, – 15 km from Paris / Porte Maillot by the A86, direction Cergy-Pontoise then the A15, exit n°2 Enghien-Montmorency.
  • Paris Metro
    Example Train route from CDG:
     Line/Train   Aeroport Charles de Gaulle 1 - RER Duration
    RER B

    from : Aeroport Charles de Gaulle 1

    in the direction of: Saint-Remy-les-Chevreuse

    to : Gare du Nord

    32 mn

      Correspondence at : Gare du Nord (Surface) - SNCF 3 mn
     SNCF

    from : Gare du Nord (Surface)

    in the direction of : Persan Beaumont

    to : Enghien-les-Bains

    15 mn

June '13 Virtual OGC Technical Committee Meeting Plenary

Start: 
Monday, 2013-06-17
End: 
Monday, 2013-06-17
Location: 

The June 2013 OGC Technical Committee will be held Virtually over a three week span from May 27th through June 17th.  The Domain and Standards working groups will hold virutal meeting between 27 May and 14 June.  The Chairs are asked to record their sessions and make them available to those with appropriate access for the individual groups.

Schedule of Meetings: 

A detailed schedule is posted here.

Registration: 

OGC Members and invited guests will be asked to register for the GoToWebinar prior to 17 June.  Details to follow.

March 2012 TC/PC - Austin, Texas

Start: 
Monday, 2012-03-19
End: 
Friday, 2012-03-23
Location: 

Commons Learning Center
J.J. Pickle Research Campus, UT Austin
10100 Burnet Road, Bldg. 137
Austin, Texas 78758

Sponsors: 

UT at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin

Schedule of Meetings: 

The Initial Schedule of Meetings is now posted. Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

Registration: 


On-line Registration is now open:

The Smart Grid Ad Hoc is open to the public and admission is free, but Smart Grid Ad Hoc attendees who don't plan to attend other OGC Technical Committee sessions must register via email at register [at] opengeospatial.org (register [at] opengeospatial.org).

    There are Meeting Fees associated with the OGC TC/PC Meetings. Based upon your organization's OGC Membership Level, you will have at least one Complementary registration for each meeting.

    The Wednesday evening Reception will be $50.00 USD per person.

    Meetings and EventsEarlybird Rate (Before 16 March)On-Site (on or after 16 March)
    OGC Member - Technical Committee (comp'd) $0 $50
    OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings** $225.00 $275.00
    OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $100.00 $150.00
    Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings **
    $325.00 $375.00
    Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $200.00
    $250.00
    Wednesday Reception Only $50.00 $50.00

    ** Use for two or more days of Technical Committee attendance.

    Accommodations: 
    Special room block at:
    The Westin Austin at The Domain
    11301 Domain Drive
    Austin, TX 78758
    United States
    Phone: (512) 832-4197
    Nightly rate:  $139.00
    These rates will be available until 26 February 2012.  After that, rooms and rates will be on an as available basis.
    To book your rooms in the OGC block, visit:
    Local Information and Travel: 

    Directions and Parking

    The Commons Building (#137) is located at:

    • J.J. Pickle Research Campus
      10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78758
      (between U.S. 183 and Braker Lane)
    • View parking map
    • All visitors must use the Burnet Road entrance and obtain a parking permit from the gate guard. 
    • Disabled spaces with ramps are located on the west and north sides of the building.

    If you require additional assistance or accommodation for your visit, please CommonsCenter [at] mail.utexas.edu (e-mail) UTAustin or call 512-471-5898 at least five working days prior to your arrival.

    November/December 2010: OGC TC/PC Meetings

    Start: 
    Monday, 2010-11-29
    End: 
    Friday, 2010-12-03
    Location: 

    The University of Sydney
    Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre
    Eastern Avenue Complex
    Sydney, Australia

    – located 1.6km from the hotel

    Sponsors: 

    CSIRO

    Schedule of Meetings: 

    The Tentative Agenda is now available.  This agenda will be updated as new sessions are confirmed.  Please continue to check back for the latest information.

    Registration: 

    On-line Registration is now open

    There are Meeting Fees associated with the OGC TC/PC Meetings. Based upon your organization's OGC Membership Level, you will have at least one Complementary registration for each meeting.

    The Wednesday evening Reception (1 December) will be Sydney Harbour Dinner Criuse. The cost of the Reception tickets are $85.

     

    Meetings and EventsEarlybird Rate (Before 8 November)Regular Rate (8 November - 26 November )On-Site (after 26 November)
    OGC Member - Technical Committee (comp'd) $0 $0
    $50
    OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings $70.00 $80.00 $90.00
    OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $50.00 $60.00 $70.00
    Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings
    $90.00 $100.00
    $110.00
    Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $70.00
    $80.00
    $90.00
    Wednesday Reception Only $85.00 $85.00 $85.00
    Accommodations: 

     

    The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney
    28 Albion Street
    Surry Hills NSW 2010
    Sydney, Australia

    The hotel is right next to Central Station, allowing easy transport from the airport to the hotel.
    There is an Airport Train which departs Mascot Airport to Central Station. Please use this link for the timetable http://www.airportlink.com.au/

    Accommodation only @ $169.00 per night
    Full Buffet Breakfast @ $29.00 per person
    Accommodation and Buffet Breakfast @ $184.00 per night (single share)

    NOTE: If you have problems booking on-line, please contact the hotel directly at < reservations [at] css.mirvac.com.au >, use the Event Code: OGC2811

     Visit the online booking form  to reserve your hotel rooms.  This block will remain open until either the hotel sells out of rooms or one week prior to the event, which ever is earlier.

    Rates include:

    - Overnight accommodation in a Deluxe room (comprising 1 x King bed or 2 x king-single beds)
    - A full Buffet breakfast daily (where package selected)
    - Return scheduled transfers to / from The University of Sydney and The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney
    - Use of the hotels leisure facilities – indoor heated pool & spa, gym and sundeck area
    - Broadband in guest rooms (fee applies)
    - Wirless access in lobby, restaurant and function rooms (fees apply) 

    Hotel Disclaimer:

    As the preferred hotel for the OGC Conference, this exclusive rate is extended to conference delegates only. We are pleased to extend this offer for delegates staying in Sydney before or after the event, valid for from Sun 18th Nov until Sunday 12th Dec 2010. Bookings must be made by Friday 8th October, nights outside the conference dates are subject to room availability. Rate includes accommodation, limited scheduled transfers to/from the University of Sydney and use of the hotel's leisure facilities - indoor 20m pool, spa, sauna, gym and rooftop sundeck and access to two restaurants and two bars on site. Deposit Schedule: A deposit of the total of the first night's accommodation per room booked is due within 72-hours of booking A further deposit of 50% of the entire stay per room booked is due by Friday 8th October Final payment is due 3 weeks prior to the arrival date Cancellation Schedule: Cancellations after 15 Nov 2010 or within 7 days of arrvial will incur 100% cancellation fee of the full stay Cancellations after 30 Oct 2010 will incur 50% cancellation fee of the full stay Cancellations after 15 Oct 2010 w

    Local Information and Travel: 

     The Sebel Surry Hills will organise transfers daily for the delegates to/from the University – a 5-10 minute drive from the hotel
     
    Monday:
    06:45am - depart hotel to The University of Sydney
    19:30 - depart University and return to The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney
    Tuesday
    06:45am - depart hotel to The University of Sydney
    19:30 - depart University and return to The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney
     
    Wednesday
    06:45am - depart hotel to The University of Sydney
    19:30 - depart University and return to The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney
    Thursday
    06:45am - depart hotel to The University of Sydney
    17:30 - depart University and return to The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney
     
    Friday
    06:45am - depart hotel to The University of Sydney
    19:30 - depart University and return to The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney

     

    Flights to and from Sydney

    • Delegates visiting Sydney from overseas
    • Visa for Australia
      Most overseas visitors need a valid visa before they can travel to Australia. Travellers should arrange their visa well ahead of time (at least four to six weeks before leaving their home country) to ensure entry into Australia is seamless. Travel agents or airlines can arrange visas.  See website
    • Incoming passenger cards
      Most visitors need to complete and present a passenger card when they enter or leave Australia. On the way in, the airline crew give visitors this card to complete before they land.


    • Luggage at Sydney Airport
      At Sydney Airport, visitors can pick up a free luggage trolley after they pass through immigration, before retrieving their luggage to move through Customs.


    • Australian quarantine inspectionsAustralia’s distance from the rest of the world protects it from a number of diseases. To keep things this way, our quarantine process is extremely strict. Almost all bags are X-rayed, many are searched, and trained dogs sniff luggage.
      Visitors may not bring any food, flowers or other prohibited items (visitors will be given a list) into Australia.


    • Visiting Sydney from other Australian regions
      If visitors are coming to Sydney from anywhere else in Australia, the process is simple. There are five domestic airlines flying to Sydney: Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Blue, Aeropelican and Rex.

      The Sydney domestic and international terminals are separate buildings, next to each other. There are no formalities when visitors arrive, other than to collect their luggage and head off to enjoy the city.


    Getting to Sydney from the airport

     

    Sydney is only eight kilometres, or five miles, from both the International and Domestic Airports. Getting into the city is therefore quick, and easy.

     

    • Taxi
      Each terminal has its own sheltered taxi rank. Supervisors are on hand to ensure a smooth flow of taxis, and only authorised taxis have access to the rank. Your journey into the city should cost between AU$25-30, and will take about 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic.


    • Public Bus
      Sydney Buses has a timetables service between Bondi Junction and Burwood which includes the T1 International and T3 Domestic Terminals in the route. Clearly marked bus stops are located on the arrivals level of each of these terminals.
    • Train
      There is a railway link from Sydney’s International and Domestic airports direct to Central Station. Trains from Central go to almost every other precinct of Sydney. The single adult fare from Sydney International Airport is around AU$15, and takes about 10-15 minutes.
    • Shuttle-buses
      Various shuttle-buses operate from the airports to the city centre and will drop visitors off at their hotels. Some hotels also provide complimentary shuttle services for their guests.

     

     

    Money Matters – Australian money for travellers

     

    Sydney is an easy city to visit, with a straightforward and buoyant currency. Aside from cash, credit cards, banking cards and travellers’ cheques are accepted almost everywhere. Prices are on par with most major international cities, and a lot cheaper than many, especially those in Europe.

     

    • Currency – what money is used in Australia?
      The Australian dollar is made up of 100 Australian cents.


    • Banks
      Banks in Sydney are generally open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. On Fridays, a number of banks stay open until 7pm, and some open on Saturday mornings.
    •  Credit Cards
      All major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) are widely accepted in Australia.
    •  Travellers’ Cheques
      Travellers’ cheques are widely accepted in Australia, and may be changed at a bank.


    • Automatic Teller Machines
      Automatic teller machines (ATMs) are available throughout the city, and accept most common cards. Look for your type of card on the posters, stickers or signs next to the ATMs.

     

    Sydney snapshot – visiting as a business tourist

    • Languages in Sydney
      English is Australia’s official language, but Sydney is one of the world’s most multicultural cities and more than 1.2 million of our residents speak a different language at hoe, so you’re sure to find someone who speaks your ‘lingo’ (that’s Australian for language).


    • Sydney’s population
      Sydney is home to about 4.2 million people, and another 6.7 million people live in the rest of New South Wales (NSW).
       
    • Sydney climate and seasons
      Sydney enjoys four distinct seasons:
      • Summer from December to February
      • Autumn from March to May
      • Winter from June to August
      • Spring from September to November
      Sydney’s sub-tropical climate is temperate all year, and average temperatures range from 16 degrees Celsius (61 Fahrenheit) in winter to 26 degrees Celsius (79 Fahrenheit) in summer.

    • Sydney time zones
      Sydney is one of the first cities to wake up each day: we’re 10-11 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
      • October to March: Sydney runs on GMT plus 11 hours. Sunrise is between 5:30am and 6am and the sun sets between 7:30pm and 8pm
      • March to October: Sydney is on GMT plus 10 hours. Sunrise is around 7am while the sun sets between 5pm and 5:30pm
    • Visas
      Most overseas visitors need a valid visa before they can travel to Australia. Travellers should arrange their visa well ahead of time (at least four to six weeks before leaving their home country) to ensure entry into Australia is seamless. Travel agents or airlines can arrange visas.  Some visitors (depending upon your citizenship) can apply for an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) @ http://www.eta.immi.gov.au/index.html
    • Electricity in Sydney
    • In Sydney and throughout Australia, the electrical supply is 240 volts, 50 Hz. International adaptors are readily available at chemists (drug stores) and electrical supply stores. Most hotels provide 110-volt outlets for shavers.

    • Taxes in Sydney
      A Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10% is included in the price of all goods and services sold in Australia. It is automatically charges, so you do not need to add this to your bill.


      If your leave Australia within 30 days of buying goods in Australia, you may be exempt from paying GST. You can take advantage of the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) to claim back the GST you have paid, and also claim back any Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) you paid. TRS only applies to goods that you can carry as hand luggage, and other conditions do apply.


    • TippingSydney does not operate on a tipping culture. You may tip to show your appreciation for good service, but it is not a requirement anywhere. As a guide, a tip of 10% in restaurants and taxis would be an indication that you were very happy with the service your received.

       
    • Sydney’s dress code
      Sydney-siders are friendly, casual and relaxed, and their dress code reflects this attitude. But we’re a stylish population, and if you’re out on the town at night, you’ll fit in if you dress up! A number of Sydney restaurants do require you to dress appropriately (for example, no ‘thongs’ or flip-flops, shorts or singlets). For business, it is normal for suits to be worn by both men and women.
       
    • Vaccinations
      Australia is a ‘clean, green’ nation, and free of many common diseases. Therefore, you do not need any specific vaccinations to enter Australia. However, if you are travelling from a yellow fever infected country, you will need to present a yellow fever certificate.

    December '08 OGC Technical Committee Meeting

    Start: 
    Monday, 2008-12-01
    End: 
    Friday, 2008-12-05
    Location: 

    Palacio de Congresos
    Valencia, Spain

    Sponsors: 
    CIT
    CIT

     

    Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN of Spain)
    Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN of Spain)

     

    Universitat Jaume I
    Universitat Jaume I

     

    Schedule of Meetings: 
    The Tentative agenda for the week is now available.
    Registration: 

     

    On-line Registration is now open

    There are Meeting Fees associated with the OGC TC/PC Meetings. Based upon your organization's OGC Membership Level, you will have at least one Complementary registration for each meeting.

    Notice: There will be a $40 USD charge per person to attend the Wednesday Evening Reception.

     

    Meetings and EventsEarlybird Rate (Before 7 November)Regular Rate (7 - 28 November)On-Site (after 28 November)
    OGC Member - Technical Committee (comp'd) $0$0
    $50
    OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings $100.00 $120.00 $150.00
    OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $60.00 $75.00 $105.00
    Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings
    $325.00 $350.00
    $400.00
    Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $200.00
    $225.00
    $275.00
    Wednesday Reception Only $40.00 $40.00 $40.00

     

    Accommodations: 


    The meeting sponsors have arranged room blocks at the following hotels:

    Hotel Eurostars (5-star): Euro 107 per night including tax and breakfast
    Novotel (4-stars): Euro 86 per night including tax and breakfast

    Both are a 5-10 minute walk from meeting location (Palacio de Congresos), and a short taxi ride from Valencia airport or train station.

    To make Hotel reservations, please contact the local Travel Bureau Viajes Iberia via email  Valencia.Ayora14.JO [at] viajesiberia.com or via Fax: +34 963 827 055

    OGC attendees should of course mention that they are part of the OGC block for the 1-5 December event.

    Local Information and Travel: 

    Valencia airport has connections from many European capitals, and if people choose to fly (using a travel agent) to Madrid or Barcelona then the extra Valencia flight is normally not much (or any) extra cost. So there's no need
    to take trains unless people really wan to see the countryside.

    Taxi from Valencia airport to hotels is about Euro 12-15.

    October 2006 OGC Technical Committee Meeting - Tyson's Corner, Virginia

    Start: 
    Monday, 2006-10-02
    End: 
    Thursday, 2006-10-05
    Location: 
    Sheraton Premier at Tyson's Corner 8661 Leesburg Pike Vienna, Virginia, United States
    Sponsors: 

    Gold Sponsor

    ESRI

    Silver Sponsor

    Autodesk Boeing eSpatial
    Registration: 
    PLEASE NOTE: There are meeting fees associated with this meeting, however, due to increased Member Benefits, OGC Members, who live within 80 miles (exempt*), or stay in OGC's Room Block, now receive a specific number of complimentary registrations (Comp'd**) for each meeting, based upon the level of membership.

    Lunches are not included in the meeting fees.

     Earlybird Rate
    (Before 12 September)
    Regular Rate
    (12 - 29 September)
    On-Site
    (after 29 September)
    Technical Committee Meetings
    Comp'd Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $- $- $50.00
    Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $260.00 $310.00 $360.00
    Member out of Hotel Block $350.00 $400.00 $460.00
    Non-Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $525.00 $575.00 $625.00
    Non-Member out of Hotel Block $575.00 $625.00 $675.00
    Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate
    Comp'd Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $- $- $50.00
    Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $100.00 $125.00 $150.00
    Member out of Hotel Block $175.00 $200.00 $225.00
    Non-Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $325.00 $350.00 $400.00
    Non-Member out of Hotel Block $400.00 $425.00 $475.00
    Planning Committee Meetings Only
    Comp'd Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $- $- $50.00
    Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $100.00 $125.00 $150.00
    Member out of Hotel Block $125.00 $150.00 $175.00
    Technical and Planning Committee Meetings
    Comp'd Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $- $- $50.00
    Member in Hotel Block (or exempt) $370.00 $420.00 $470.00
    Member out of Hotel Block $420.00 $470.00 $560.00

     

    Membership LevelNumber of Complimentary Registrations
    Associate 1
    Technical 2
    Principal 4
    Strategic 6
    OGC Members MUST login using your OGC Web Portal account in order to take advantage of these Complimentary Registrations.

     

    OGC Members: To receive your full OGC Member Discount for Meeting Fees, please login using your OGC Web Portal account and if outside the 80 mile radius of the Meetings, you must reserve your hotel room at the Sheraton, then Click here to Register.

    Non OGC Members: Please Click here to Register.

    If you are an OGC Member and do not have a OGC Portal Account, you may contact your official representatives to create your account.

    Accommodations: 
    Sheraton Premier at Tyson's Corner 8661 Leesburg Pike Vienna, Virginia, United States

    The OGC Room Block at the prefered rate has closed. You may still be able to reserve rooms at the Sheraton via the on-line registration or by calling. If you reserve your room this way, you will still need to ask to be put into OGC's rooming list.

    Use the web link above to reserve your room in the OGC Room Block.

    If you are unable to reserve a room at the Sheraton, OGC Staff may be able to help you find a room within our contracted hotels. Please email us with your Room Requirements at registration [at] opengeospatial.org?subject=Hotel" >registration [at] opengeospatial.org.

    NOTE: This Room Block closed on 15 September. After that date, the room rate may go up and rooms are subject to availability. Lack of availability does not reduce our room block, and therefore, does not waive your requirement to stay in the room block.

    If you work more that 80 miles from Tyson`s Corner, you must stay in the the OGC Room Block to in order to have your Meeting fees reduced. (See OGC's Room Block Policy FAQ`s, as well as the Government per diem justification letter).

     

    December '14 Technical and Planning Committee - Tokyo, Japan

    Start: 
    Monday, 2014-12-01
    End: 
    Friday, 2014-12-05
    Location: 

    Akihabara Convention Hall
    Conference Floor (5F),
    Akihabara Daibiru Building,
    1-18-13 Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku,
    Tokyo, Japan 101-0021

    Sponsors: 

     

     

    Hitachi

     

    AIST

    Schedule of Meetings: 

    The tentative agenda is now posted. Please check back often as updates will be made frequently.

    The OGC 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner will be held on 3 December at the HAPPO-EN. There will be charter bus service between the meeting facilities and the Dinner.

    During the term of Tokyo TC on December 2014, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC(R)) will conduct an experimental demonstration for OGC(R) Moving Features Candidate Standard.

    The demonstration consists of two experiments. One experiment is an indoor-location experiment, and the other is an outdoor-location experiment.

    For the indoor-location experiment, Business Microscope(R)* system is used to measure people's activities.
     
    Tokyo TC attendees who have agreed their participation to the experiment will wear a tag with infrared transceivers and accelerometers.  Beacons are set up in meeting rooms in order to record attendees' indoor locations by communicating with tags.
    The histories of locations will be converted to OGC(R) Moving Features encoding.

    For the outdoor-location experiment, a smart card which is available for purchase public-transportation (trains, subways and buses) fare will be distributed to attendees of Tokyo TC.  The fare payment is immediately finished by touching the card to a card reader.  The history of the fare payments at stations are recorded in the card.

    If attendees agree upon their experiment participation, station names that they got on and off will be converted to coordinate data and the movement trajectory is visualized as a real-time movie after spatial interpolation along with a railway network.
    Participants will have their communication network displayed on a large monitor set at the meeting place.

     * Business Microscope(R) is a registered trademark of Hitachi Ltd.
    Registration: 

    On-line Registration is now open:

    • In order to submit registration through security, we will cut off early-bird registration on 25 November. On-Site registration fees will be imposed on or after 25 November.
    •  OGC Members Must register through the My Account section of the OGC Member Portal
    •  Non-members and Guest may register directly through the OGC Storefront.

    There are Meeting Fees associated with the OGC TC/PC Meetings. Based upon your organization's OGC Membership Level, you will have at least one Complementary registration for each meeting.

    Accommodations: 

    Tokyo is a basically safe and convenient city so that you can stay anywhere you like in Tokyo. The venue (Akihabara Daibiru bldg.) is just in front of the Akihabara JR station that provides easy access to major areas in Tokyo.  Most hotels can be booked with popular internet booking sites(expedia, hotels.com, bookings.com, agoda etc.) . By staying out of Akihabara area, you can enjoy many exciting aspects of Tokyo including  "rush-hours" experience, especially in the morning. 

    For those who want to stay in Akihabara area, following hotels are within "short" walking distance from the venue.

    1.  Hotel Remm Akihabara (3min wailk from the venue)
    2.  Washington Hotel Akihabara (3min)
    3.  Hotel Via Inn Akihabara (5min)(Japanese page only, Please book with some booking site)
    4.   Hotel MyStays Ochanomizu (6min)
    5.   Ochanomizu Hotel Juraku (6min)
    6.  APA Hotel Akihabara Ekimae (6min)
    7.   Hotel Dormy Inn Akihabara (6min)

     

    Note: These URLs are official  and please compare with the price provided by major internet booking sites.

    Local Information and Travel: 

    Trains to Akihabara Station:

    Trains to Akihabara

     

    From Akibabara Station to the Akibabara Convention Center, Akihabara Daibiru Building, Conference Floor (5F):

    Convention Center

     

    Popular Skiing in Japan (Hokkaido) 
     

    Hokkaido, which is the northern area in Japan, is very popular for quality of snow as a place to go for skiing. Many flights from Tokyo (Haneda Airport) to Hokkaido (New Chitose Airport or Asahikawa Airport) are available for the ski travel. If you will travel for skiing, making reservation of flights earlier is recommended.

    Popular places are listed:


    Niseko ( http://www.niseko-ta.jp/en/)
    Niseko is located on south-west region of Hokkaido.Direct buses from New Chitose Airport to Niseko are provided. Most information are available in English because many tourists from abroad visit in winter.
    http://annupuri.info/winter/english/ .

    Rusutsu Resort( http://www.rusutsu.gr.jp/en/ )
    Rusutsu is largest ski-resort in Hokkaido.It takes 2 hours from New Chitose Airport by bus.
    http://en.rusutsu.co.jp/

    Furano (http://www.furanotourism.com/en/)
    Furano is in the north area of Hokkaido.Furano is very cold area, so, quality of snow is higher. It takes one hour by bus from Asahikawa Airport.
    http://www.princehotels.com/en/ski/furano.html

     

      

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