OGC now provides a WMS 1.3 Client Test that client developers can use to confirm that their clients correctly implement the OGC Web Map Service 1.3 Interface Standard.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Point Cloud ad hoc meeting on Monday 1st June. There were over 60 people registered for the event with approximately half that calling in via the goto meeting session.
For the past few months there have been discussions across a range of geospatial organizations about Point Cloud data, and in particular, LiDAR.
Last week the OSGeo Board put forward an Open Letter to OGC, ASPRS and ESRI. The letter can be found here http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/LIDAR_Format_Letter.
Below is the response from the OGC sent to the OSGeo Board.
When it comes to advancing information sharing and interoperability within and between organizations, jurisdictions, and geographies, collaboration across the public and private sectors is relied upon to help provide answers through a combination of technology, best practices and standards. Professional associations and standards development organizations (SDOs) are continually finding ways to reach across their mission boundaries to drive coordinated outcomes that benefit users nationally and internationally. While the alliance
The World Geospatial Developers Conference (WGDC 2015) is an annual international conference organized by 3sNews Media. The conference, now in its 3rd year, is expected to bring together over 6000 attendees in the National Convention Center in Beijing, June 10-11, 2015. The theme of this year's WGDC conference is "Building a new Geo-ecosystem".
The other day at the Geonovum office we were discussing whether Linked Data is over-hyped. According to some of us, it is, although none of us knew where exactly it is in the hype cycle. In any case, we agreed that it is growing in popularity a lot, at least in Europe. In the Netherlands we have a community called the Platform Linked Data Nederland (450 members from private, public and scientific organizations). This community is
Rapid integration of information from diverse information sources plays a key role in responding to emergencies and disasters. The number of sources grows rapidly with the growing number of cell phones and other mobile devices, and also with the growing number of different types of sensors. Cell phones and other mobile devices all have sensors such as temperature, accelerometers, GPS, compass and wireless signal sensors that can be useful during crises. Also, more and more municipalities, businesses and homeowners
After six Geospatial World Forum conferences, this year Geospatial Media and Communications was presented with an excellent opportunity to work together with our colleagues at the European Commission to co-organize the Forum and the INSPIRE conference. The OGC, too, has been actively engaged as a Strategic Partner.