I’m very pleased to be joining the staff of OGC as a Director of the Innovation Program, in a new and exciting phase of an involvement with OGC that has extended over many years and almost as many roles.
The Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC) recently updated its GeoMet standards-based public access service to v2.0
OGC's Director Regional Services, Europe, Central Asia & Africa, Athina Trakas, offers her rundown of some of what happened at OGC’s March TC meeting in Orléans, France.
As part of the global celebration of International Women's Day on March 8, OGC along with AGI & Geovation, coordinated a ‘Women in Geospatial’ breakfast at London’s Geovation Hub.
On 10-12 April, OGC kicked-off Testbed-14 at USGS' headquarters in Reston, VA. The Lead Architect, Ingo Simonis, discusses on what to expect from OGC's "most complex testbed ever."
Peter Rushforth discusses the development of proposed new standards for spatial information, ones that leverage the architectural style of the Web in order to lower the barriers to use and re-use of not only SDI, but also potentially any spatial information on the Web. Firstly describing what you can easily do today with Map Markup Language, or “MapML”, and then presenting ideas how links between and within Web pages and maps of the future could be as seamless and useful as links on today’s Web.
The core GeoPackage provides a base set of tables to store geographic, raster, feature, and attribute data. While maps contain the same information, more is expected from the output to make it consumable. For GeoPackage, this can be enabled through extensions.
As many readers are aware, OGC has been making a concerted effort over the past few years to integrate better with the community implementing OGC standards. OGC members and staff believe that by involving those who actually need to code against standards early in the process, we can develop standards that are both more responsive to market demands and more accessible (read: “easier to understand and implement”) for developers. Hence, why not try a hackathon?
The upcoming OGC TC/PC Meetings in Orléans, France (19-22 March 2018), will host the final presentations and awards ceremony of the next installment of the INSPIRE series of hackathons: the Orléans/OGC INSPIRE Hackathon 2018.
Newly developed technologies further the democratisation of geospatial information and applications.