Technical Committee Meeting

March 2013 TC/PC Meetings - Abu Dhabi, UAE

Start: 
Sunday, 2013-03-17
End: 
Thursday, 2013-03-21
Location: 

Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel
P.O. Box: 6382, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Tel: + 971 2 4415 900
Fax: + 971 2 4415 666
http://www.afoc.mil.ae/afoc/home.htm

Sponsors: 

Under the Patronage of His Highness Lieutenant General Skeikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahayan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior

 

Ministry of Interior, U.A.E.   GIS Center for Security, Abu Dhabi Police, Ministry of Interior U.A.E.
  GIS Center for Security, Abu Dhabi Police, Ministry of Interior U.A.E.
Schedule of Meetings: 

The Tentative Agenda is now posted.  Please continue to check back as this schedule will change.

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.

Meetings and EventsEarlybird Rate (Before 14 March)On-Site (on or after 14 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

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

Accommodations: 
    Special rates have been negotiated through Emirates Sky Travel:
    Please use the booking code:  GIS/EMSKY/3/2013
    Email: ahmadkamal [at] emsky.ae
    Mobile: +971-50-9995163
    office: +971-2-4434499
    fax: +971-2-4439930

    You will get confirmation of your reservation.
    This is the OGC Headquarters hotel and the site of the meetings.

    Experience the height of luxury! 600 elegantly appointed rooms embraced by an impressive inner garden, various conference halls, a grand theatre and a cinema. Conveniently located 5 mins away from ADNEC and 15 mins from the airport

    Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel
    P.O. Box: 6382, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    Tel: + 971 2 4415 900
    Fax: + 971 2 4415 339
     
    Room Type Net Rate per room per night
    Single  AED 450
    Double  AED 500

    The above rates, through Emirates Sky Travel, are inclusive taxes, buffet breakfast and internet.
     
     

    Aloft Abu Dhabi is the first Aloft Hotel to open in the Middle East and the second to open outside of North America. Aloft Abu Dhabi has introduced its own distinctive style to the region with 408 spacious, loft-like rooms, accessible technology and a vibrant, social atmosphere.

    Visit Hotel Website

    Room Type Net Rate per room per night
    Single  AED 460
    Double  AED 460

    The above rates, through Emirates Sky Travel, are net rate per room per night room only basis.
     
    Room Type Net Rate per room per night
    Single  AED 515
    Double  AED 570

    The above rates, through Emirates Sky Travel, are net rate per room per night with buffet breakfast at main restaurant and internet.
     

     

    Feel 'at home' when you stay at the Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi. Located just 15 minutes from the airport, our location is simply convenient. For a traditional Arabic experience, visit Hubbly Bubbly.

     Visit Hotel Website

    Room Type Net Rate per room per night
    Single  AED 450
    Double  AED 450

    The above rates, through Emirates Sky Travel, are net rate per room per night room only basis.
     
    Room Type Net Rate per room per night
    Single  AED 500
    Double  AED 560

    The above rates, through Emirates Sky Travel, are net rate per room per night with buffet breakfast at main restaurant and internet.
     

    The Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi

    The Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi
    Stylishly comfortable, The Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi blends luxurious European and Middle Eastern design and features bespoke works by local artists and poets. It is located 5 minutes from the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) and 15 minutes from the airport. Visit Hotel Website
    Room Type Net Rate per room per night
    Single  AED 465
    Double  AED 465

    The above rates, through Emirates Sky Travel, are net rate per room per night room only basis.
     
    Room Type Net Rate per room per night
    Single  AED 580
    Double  AED 700

    The above rates, through Emirates Sky Travel, are net rate per room per night with buffet breakfast at main restaurant and internet.
     

     

      Other hotels in the area (no room block - contact hotel directly):
        • Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi

          Emirates Palace Hotel - Abu Dhabi

          The building was designed by architect, John Elliott RIBA, who was Senior Vice President at Wimberly, Allison, Tong and Goo, an international firm specialising in Luxury Hotels. It opened in November 2005 but certain restaurants and spas did not open until 2006. The hotel was built by and is owned by the Abu Dhabi government, and is currently managed by the Kempinski Group. The costs to build the hotel were 3.9 billion GBP or 11.02 billion AED. The Emirates Palace occupies 850,000m² of floor space. Underground parking allows housing for 2,500 vehicles. There are two swimming pools and spas. The hotel has its own marina and helipad. The Emirates Palace is the second most expensive hotel ever built, only surpassed by Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

          Visit Hotel Website

           

          • Hyatt Capital Gate

            Hyatt Capital Gate

            Hyatt Capital Gate is located within the iconic Guinness record-holding Capital Gate tower. Hyatt Capital Gate's 18th floor Sky Lobby is suspended more than 80 metres above the ground, providing sweeping views of the surrounding city and the Arabian Gulf.

            Visit Hotel Website

           

          • Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Capital Centre

            Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Capital Centre

            Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Capital Centre, right next to ADNEC offering really comfortable rooms and outstanding value for money. Lovely restaurant, bar, Costa Coffee, room service, valet parking, swimming pool, gym and FREE wifi.

            Visit Hotel Website
          • Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

            Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

            Fairmont Bab Al Bahr is conveniently located on the Abu Dhabi Creek only 10 minutes from ADNEC and 15 minutes from the Airport. This strikingly contemporary luxury beachfront hotel features an array of business and leisure facilities, including eight restaurants, private sandy beach...

            Visit Hotel Website

           

            Local Information and Travel: 

            UAE Government - Ministry of Foreign Affairs

            http://www.mofa.gov.ae - this is the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs website and will provide members a useful source of VISA information.

            UAE Government

            http://www.government.ae - this is the official portal of the United Arab Emirates and will provide members a useful point of access to historical and heritage information about the UAE and also other useful information regarding UAE Government.  Also on the home page there are useful links to flight information for both Abu Dhabi International and Dubai International Airports.

            Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority

            http://adta.ae/en/ - this site provides useful Abu Dhabi tourism information and is a useful source of general information about Abu Dhabi and an entry point to 'Explore Abu Dhabi'.

            Electrical / Power Supply

            Abu Dhabi’s electricity supply is 220/240 volts at 50 Hz. Square three-pin sockets are standard (UK Style). It is advisable to bring a plug adapter with you, though most hotels can supply adapters for other kinds of plug and they can be bought locally.

            September 2011: OGC TC/PC Meetings - Boulder, Colorado

            Start: 
            Monday, 2011-09-19
            End: 
            Friday, 2011-09-23
            Location: 

            Center Green (CG-1)
            UCAR/NCAR
            3080 Center Green Drive
            Boulder, Colorado  80301
            USA

            Sponsors: 

             

            Hosts

            ncar
             
            unidata ucar
             

            Gold Sponsor

            Lockheed Martin
             
               
            Schedule of Meetings: 

            There is now a TENTATIVE Agenda posted.

            Registration: 


            Registration for these meetings are now open - Click here.  Please note that there are registration fees for OGC Technical Committee Meetings.

            To register for the GML 4 Workshop click here.

            To register for the 3D Summit click here.

            To register for the Ocean/Met/Hydro Water Cycle Summit click here.

             

            Requests for OGC Portal accounts can be made via your orgranization's official representatives. Non Members wanting to attend the OGC TC meetings must provide justification to gbuehler at opengeospatial.org.

             

            Meetings and EventsEarlybird Rate (Before 6 September)Regular Rate (7 - 16 September)On-Site (after 17 September)
            OGC Member - Technical Committee (comp'd) $0 $0 
            $50 
            OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings $100.00 $100.00 $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 $100.00 
            $100.00 
            $125.00 

            Accommodations: 

            The Residence Inn is now full.

            We have a small block of rooms at the Residence Inn from 
            Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 25.  If anyone wants
            to book a room for any additional nights, they must make two
            separate reservations; one for the nights in the block and a
            second one for nights outside the block.

            Residence Inn
            3030 Center Green Drive
            Boulder, CO 80301
            303-449-5545

            http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/vbocg?groupCode=carcara&app=resvlink&fromDate=9/18/11&toDate=9/23/11

            So we are in the process of opening a block at the 

            Courtyard by Marriott
            4710 Pearl East Circle
            Boulder, CO
            303-440-4700

            for $156 per night.

            You can book your rooms online or via phone at +1 800 228 9290 ask for the "OPEN GEOSPATIAL" block prior to 12 September.

            Or you can book your rooms at any of the below hotels.

            Boulder Lodging @ http://www.boulderlodging.com/map.asp

            • Golden Buff Lodge
              1725 28th Street
              Boulder, CO 80301
              303-442-7450
            • Millenium Hotel
              1345 28th Street
              Boulder, CO 80302-6803
            • Boulder Outlook Hotel
              800 28th Street
              Boulder, CO 80303
              303-443-3322
            • Best Western Boulder Inn
              770 28th Street
              Boulder, CO 80303
              303-449-3800       
            Local Information and Travel: 
            • Bus/Shuttle Service from DIA (Denver International Airport):  
            • Yellow Cab of Boulder services the local Boulder area (303) 777-7777 or Text pickup address to (303) 777-2001
            • Here is a map with directions from DIA (Denver International Airport) to the Center Green facility - Google Map
            • We have a growing list of activities that you may partake in, before, during or after the OGC TC/PC Meetings. 
              See: http://external.opengis.org/twiki_public/OGC/BoulderTC

            September '09 OGC Technical and Planning Committee Meetings

            Start: 
            Monday, 2009-09-28
            End: 
            Friday, 2009-10-02
            Location: 

            Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (IGD)
            Fraunhoferstrasse 5
            64283 Darmstadt
            Germany

            See map of the Institue and surrounding area.

            For instructions on how to reach Fraunhofer IGD:
            http://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/igd-a5/index.html.en
            and then click on 'how to find us'

            Sponsors: 
             Platinum Sponsor and Host
              Silver Sponsor
             
              
            Sparx Systems
             Fraunhofer (Institutes IGD and IITB)  Sparx Systems



            Schedule of Meetings: 

            The tentative agenda is filling up quickly, please continue to check back as we insert and move meetings.

             

            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 (Space is limited, so please reserve this when you register for the meetings.

             

            Meetings and EventsEarlybird Rate (Before 15 September)Regular Rate (15 - 25 September)On-Site (after 25 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 $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: 

            We have just received notice that there is a new block of rooms available:

            20 single rooms at a rate of 95.00 € at
            RAMADA Hotel Darmstadt
            Eschollbrücker Strasse 16
            64295 Darmstadt
            Tel.: 06151 385 0 / Fax: 06151 385 100
            www.ramada.de / darmstadt [at] ramada.de

            To book these rooms, call the hotels directly and reference each: "OGC Meeting"

            Additional hotels in the area can be found here.  

             


            Local Information and Travel: 
            The AirLiner – Express Bus Service to Frankfurt Airport (the preferred way to travel from the Frankfurt/Main Airport to Darmstadt)
            • Short travel time: from Darmstadt to Frankfurt Airport in just 25 minutes.
            • Daily connections: more than 30 runs a day to Terminal 1 and 2. 
            There will be very limited parking at the Fraunhofer Institute.  See a document with parking information and a map of parking close to the facilities in German.

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