Technical Committee Meeting

December '07 OGC Technical Committee Meeting

Start: 
Monday, 2007-12-10
End: 
Thursday, 2007-12-13
Location: 


Hotel La Palma

Stresa, Italy

Sponsors: 

 

JRC
JRC

 

and

JRC

Reception Sponsor
con terra

Schedule of Meetings: 

The Tentative agenda for the meetings 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 $50 charge per person to attend the Wednesday Evening Reception.

 

Meetings and EventsEarlybird Rate (Before 1 December)Regular Rate (1 December - 8 December)On-Site (after 8 December)
OGC Memeber - Technical Committee (comp'd) $0$0
$50
OGC Memeber - Technical Committee Meetings $100.00 $120.00 $150.00
OGC Memeber - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $60.00 $75.00 $105.00
Non-Memeber - Technical Committee Meetings
$325.00 $350.00
$400.00
Non-Memeber - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $200.00
$225.00
$275.00
Wednesday Reception Only $50.00 $50.00 $50.00

 

Accommodations: 

Attendees will NOT be required to stay in an OGC Room Block. We would suggest that for convenience, you may stay at the Conference Hotel:

Hotel La Palma

Lungolago Umberto I, 33
28838 Stresa, Italy

Tel: +39 0323.32401
Fax: +39 0323.933930

Email: info [at] hlapalma.it

Special rates for the JRC-OGC Meetings are as follow (and are subject to change without notice):

  • One very nice Superior Double Room with wonderful front lake and islands view:
    Bed & Breakfast: Euro 180,00
  • One very nice Double Room with balcony with side lake and islands view:
    Bed & Breakfast: Euro 150,00
  • One very nice Double Room with balcony with mountains view:
    Bed & Breakfast: Euro 135,00
  • One very nice Double Room for Single Use with balcony with mountains view:
    Bed & Breakfast: Euro 95,00

All prices are per room and per night, including use of the fitness room on the 6th floor, service, all taxes and parking.

 

Additionally, there are a large number of hotels in the immediate area that will vary in price and amenities.

  • Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees
  • Regina Palace
  • Grand Hotel Bristol
  • Hotel Villa Aminta

 

 

 

Local Information and Travel: 

 

Travel to Hotel La Palma

  • Car - From Milano: Take the "A8" highway, "Laghi-Sesto Calende-Varese" direction; then take the "A26" highway, "Gravellona Toce" diretion; Nearest way out to Stresa; "Carpugnino"
  • Train - Stresa is on the main railway Milano - Simplon - Geneva - Paris. The train station is within walking distance from the Hotel. Taxi are usually available outside the train station.
  • Plane - The Hotel is 45Km Northeast of Milano Malpensa Airport (MXP) and 110Km northeast of Milano Linate Airport (LIN).

Additional details (not yet confirmed, as the train schedules are not listed after December 8th).

  • Take a taxi from Malpensa airport to Stresa. It costs between 100-150 €, (depending day/evening etc.), or
  • Take a taxi or the Malpensa Express bus from Malpensa airport to Milano or Gallarate station. The bus-stop is outside the airport and there are departures every 20 minutes, (duration 15 minutes). From Milano Centrale (http://www.trenitalia.com/ or http://www.trenitalia.com/en/index.html ) or Gallarate station to Stresa, you can take the train (1 hour by train). When you arrive at Stresa station, you can walk, as the hotels are just down the hill (5 Minutes) or take a taxi.

  • Sample Itinerary
    • Stage 1:
      FROM: MALPENSA Airport
      TO: GALLARATE Railway Station
      Departure from: Terminal 1- floor -1 Railway station

      Daily Timetable:

      05.35 a.m.*
      00.15 a.m.**
      06.05 a.m.**
      00.50 p.m.**
      06.55 a.m. 01.13 p.m.
      07.15 a.m.**
      01.53 p.m.*
      07.56 a.m.
      03.30 p.m.
      08.29 a.m.*
      04.28 p.m.
      09.00 a.m.
      05.38 p.m.
      09.30 a.m.*
      06.45 p.m.*
      10.30 a.m.
      07.50 p.m.
      11.30 a.m.**
       

       

      (*) only from Monday to Friday
      (**) only from Monday to Saturday


      Duration Time: 25 minutes
      Price: From Terminal 1 € 1.55
      From Terminal 2 € 1,30
      Tickets can be bought on the bus

      Additional information: contact SA.CO. (+39.0331.258411)



    • Stage 2:

      FROM: GALLARATE Railway Station
      TO: STRESA Railway Station
      The Regional Train schedules are not yet available. The Below is the EuroCity timetables are listed after 8 December:
      Depart
      Arrive
      08:58
      09:28
      12:5813:28
      14:5815:28
      16:58 17:28
      19:54 20:24








       

      Price: Standard Rate for one adult - 1st Class is € 8.00 if purchased online

      NOTE: In addition, the Regional Trains typically have about 15 runs between Gallarate and Stresa per day .

       


    • Stage 3: Take a taxi or walk from the Stesa Railway Station to the Hotel La Palma.


June '14 Technical and Planning Committee - Geneva, Switzerland

Start: 
Tuesday, 2014-06-10
End: 
Saturday, 2014-06-14
Location: 


World Meteorological Organization

7 bis, avenue de la Paix
Case postale No. 2300
CH-1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland
 


Sponsors: 

WMO

Schedule of Meetings: 

The tentative agenda is now published. 

NOTE:  The Technical Committee Meetings will run from Tuesday - Friday.
The Planning Committee will be held on Saturday 14 June. 

Registration: 


On-line Registration is now open:

  • In order to submit registration through security, we will cut off early-bird registration on 2 June. On-Site registration fees will be imposed on or after 3 June.
  •  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.

The Thursday evening Gala Dinner will be $70.00 USD per person. Seating is limited and everyone MUST have a ticket to attend. Registered individuals will receive an email the week prior to the dinner with their ticket information.

Meetings and EventsEarlybird Rate (Before 3 June)On-Site (on or after 3 June)
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 **
$300.00 $350.00
Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $200.00
$250.00
OGC 20th Gala Dinner Only $70.00 $70.00

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

Accommodations: 

The WMO suggests the following list of hotels.  Note that the prices are out of date.  You will need to contact the hotels directly to determine pricing and availablity.

Local Information and Travel: 

Should you need a letter of invitation for Travel Visa, please contact Greg Buehler at OGC.  We will forward your request to the WMO Liaison.

Here is a great resource for anyone flying into Geneva:
  http://www.geneve-tourisme.ch/en/useful-information/how-to-get-around/

When you arrive at Geneva airport there is a machine that will give transit passes for free.  Get your transit pass before you leave the baggage area.

Then take the big train from the airport to the central train station, then either walk to hotel or take tram (or bus) using the same transit pass. 

The transit pass from airport baggage area is good for about 4 hours.

 

How to get to the World Meteorological Organization

Getting to WMO from the airport

Taxi: From the taxi rank outside the Arrivals Hall (Ground floor)
Cost: approximately CHF 25–30

Bus: Bus 28 can be taken from outside the Terminal Building (First floor). The stop is situated to the left as you come out of the terminal. The bus goes all the way to Jardin Botanique, which faces the WMO building (last stop). Cost: free tickets are available from the machine in the Baggage Conveyor Hall before passing customs.

 

Getting to WMO from the centre of Geneva

From Cornavin Station, tram 15 goes to the Place des Nations. WMO is then within walking distance (avenue de la Paix, towards the lake – 10 minutes). Buses 1, 11 and 28 also stop at the Jardin Botanique, which faces the WMO building.

A map of the bus network can be obtained free of charge from the UNIRESO Information Centre at Cornavin Station.

Hotels in Geneva are providing guests with a free ticket for public transport.

October 2012 TC/PC - Seoul, South Korea

Start: 
Monday, 2012-10-08
End: 
Friday, 2012-10-12
Location: 

The Coex Convention and Exhibition Center ("Coex Center") is located in Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea.

Sponsors: 


Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM)

Organized by OGC Korea, Korea Cadastral Survery Corporation, Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements, Korean Association of Surveying & Mapping.

Schedule of Meetings: 

The Tentative Agenda is now posted.  Please check back frequently as the agenda will change.

The 82nd OGC TC/PC Meetings are hosted by the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of Republic of Korea and organized by Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) from October 7(Sun) to 12(Fri), 2012 in Seoul, Korea.  For regular TC/PC meetings, OGC members need to complete registrations on the OGC Portal site.  All side event registrations are available on the local meeting information page (www.ogcseoultcpc.info).
 
In addition to OGC working group meetings, there will be various activities as follows:
 

  • OGC Standards Tutorials (Sunday, October 7): Educational sessions and lessons for practical uses of OGC standards. (http://www.ogcseoultcpc.info/program/sub_01.php?m=11)
  • IndoorGML workshop will aid those who develop Indoor positioning technologies to utilize IndoorGML to its full potential. Those who are developing applications and services based on the indoor position of a user or object are also invited to present their requirements. ( http://stem.cs.pusan.ac.kr/indoorGMLWorkshop/ )
  • Public Session (Monday, October 8): Vice Minister of MLTM and officers will welcome OGC members.  Keynote presenters will give lessons to the participants about their activities and visions related to geospatial standards.  Public Session combines with Opening Plenary. (http://www.ogcseoultcpc.info/program/sub_03.php?m=13)
  • Welcoming Reception (Monday, October 8): A good opportunity to meet OGC members and local geo professionals.
  • Smart Geospatial Expo 2012 (Wednesday, October 10 through 12): Korea’s annual, largest geospatial exhibition and convention.  There is a participating OGC member section.  (http://smartgeoexpo.kr/static/eng)
  • Official Dinner (Wednesday, October 10): Enjoy beautiful Seoul and dinner cruise on the Han River.
  • OGC Interoperability Day (Friday, October 12):: It is to discuss harmonization and interoperability issues between geospatial and building information.  It is co-organized by ISO/TC 211 Ad hoc group on GIS-BIM and OGC.  (http://www.ogcseoultcpc.info/program/sub_04.php?m=14)

 
Please visit www.ogcseoultcpc.info for more information or feel free to contact info [at] ogcseoultcpc.info .

Registration: 


On-line Registration is now open for the OGC Technical and Planning Committee Meetings:

For events outside the TC/PC Meetings you will need to register seperately vi the www.ogcseoultcpc.info website.

 

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 Cruise and Dinner Reception will be free for all attendees.

Meetings and EventsEarlybird Rate (Before 1 October)On-Site (on or after 1 October)
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 Cruise and Dinner Reception Only $0.00 $0.00

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

Accommodations: 

MLTM has contracted with the COEX to provide facilities and housing accomodations for the OGC TC/PC attendees. To receive the room block discounts, you will need to go to the special website that the COEX has set up for the OGC Meetings ( http://www.ogcseoultcpc.info/ ). There you will need to register with the site in order to reserve your hotel rooms. The registration on the OGC Seoul TC/PC Info site is in addition to registering for the OGC TC/PC Meetings. You must do both. The hotel reservation deadline is now Friday, September 14 by midnight (Korean Standard Time).

Official Hotel Information and Online Reservations.

Local Information and Travel: 
  • Travel to Seoul
    • Air
      Incheon, Kimpo
      • Road
        1 hour from Incheon airport (59.1km or 36.6miles)
         Limousine (the best option)
        Bus, Car
      • Rail & Metro
        1.5 hours from Incheon airport
      • Additional travel information
    • Passports & Visas
      • Travellers to South Korea may require a valid authority to enter South Korea. There are 51 countries for which a visa is not required. Go to http://south-korea.visahq.com/ to check is a visa is required.
      • Should you require a letter of invitation – contact MLTM (Minister of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs)
      • Strict quarantine regulations apply
        Importation of food, seeds, animals, plants, animals or plant products is prohibited
      • Customs
        In bound passengers are allowed to import a modest amount of duty free alcohol and tobacco
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