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September 3 – September 5, 2024

Commercial UAV Expo 2024

Use code SAVE100 for a $100 discount. Commercial UAV Expo is the premier event for the commercial drone industry focusing on the integration/operation of commercial UAS and showcasing Drones In Action. The event will feature exhibits and demonstrations by UAS solutions providers, keynotes, panel discussions, outdoor demos, AI-powered networking; and more. The show covers all vertical industries with a special focus in 2024 on construction, energy, infrastructure and transportation; PLUS two co-located events showcasing security and hydrogen aviation solutions. Use code SAVE100 for a $100 discount and/or FREE expo admission with LOTS of new benefits included. 4,000+ attendees from 75 nations. www.expouav.com

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September 24 – September 26, 2024

12th International FIG Workshop on the Land Administration Domain Model & 3D Land Administration

The 12th International FIG Workshop on the Land Administration Domain Model & 3D Land Administration will take place in Kuching, Malaysia, 24-26 September 2024. It will be a joint event together with Geoinformation Week 2024 (including Exhibition from vendors), FIG Commission 5 (Positioning and Measurement) Annual Meeting, FIG Commission 7 (Cadastre and Land Management) Annual Meeting, UN Habitat Social Tenure Doman Model (STDM) FIG Workshop on the Land Administration Domain Model & 3D Land Administration The team of local organizers consists of the University of Technology Malaysia (UTM), the Sarawak Land and Survey Deptartment (JTS), and the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) Sarawak Branch. More information and registration for the joint event on https://www.geoinfo.utm.my/geoweek/ (Announcement Letter). Workshop purpose: The workshop aims to bring together experts from the industry, government, and academia, to present and discuss LADM and/or 3D LA related developments including live demonstrations of LADM implementations (operational systems, pilots, prototypes). The workshop will also cover informal or customary rights (, restrictions, resposibilities) as exiting in many countries, next to the more formal rights that are being registered. UN-Habitat is using the LADM specialization STDM (Social Tenure Domain Model) in 17 countries to register these informal/customary rights. Also, UN-FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization)\’s SOLA (Solutions for Open Land Administration)/Open Tenure and USAID\’s MAST (Mobile Applications to Secure Tenure) infomation models are all based on LADM. Speakers who want to share their experiences on implementation are cordially invited to participate. This workshop will provide solid input to the \”Implementation\” part of Edition II of LADM, to be developed in collaboration with OGC. The workshop should enable making important choices, such as the technical encodings. Deadline for the submission of a 500 -1000 words extended abstracts is 1 June 2024 (and when accepted a full paper by 15 August 2024). Event website: https://gdmc.nl/3DCadastres/workshop2024

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October 7 – October 9, 2024

2024 Climate Services Code Sprint

In response to the European Digital Transformation Act, the existing European digital infrastructures are being enhanced and optimised to be harnessed for sustainable development. In particular, climate action can be underpinned by applications that provide scientific processing methods for enabling information generation from raw data to useful information. This is a hybrid event. The in-person portion will take place at The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) in Bonn, Germany. Online participation will take place over Slack. Participation is free for everyone. OGC Members and non-Members alike are encouraged to attend.
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Enhancing Climate Resilience Application packagesThe EU H2020 CLINT Project, of which OGC was a partner, developed Climate Resilience Application Packages, as well as related applications around the birdhouse collection of OGC WPS focussing on Climate data processing services. Enhancement will be e.g. transition from OGC WPS to OGC API – Processes or options to include Common Workflow Language (CWL). Interoperability to Zoo-Project, the GEO-LDN toolbox and their applications on desertification and land slides risk projection could be explored.  Deployment into digital infrastructuresThe coding sprint will also focus on interoperability of the climate resilience application packages into the EU digital infrastructures like Climate Data Store of Copernicus Climate Change (C3S), Copernicus Land Monitoring (CLMS), Copernicus Emergency Management (CEMS) or WekEO, the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), or individual Climate Service Information Systems. Interoperability to the UNCCD reporting portal PRAIS4 can be explored. Enhancing Documentation and training materialStreamlining and fine tuning the existing material for easier access to open knowledge around the usage of the Climate Resilience Application Packages is going to be the third focus area to be enhanced and decided within the coding sprint. Beside online documentation, a good set of Jupyter Notebooks and DEMO portals as persistent demonstrators should be in place, ready to explore.

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Monday 07.OctTuesday 08.OctWednesday 09.OctMorning Welcome and introduction FAIR Climate ServicesDigital Infrastructures CODINGCODINGCLINT Application PackagesPackages focussing on droughts, floods, cyclones, landslides, etc. CODINGCODINGLunch BreakAfternoonInteroperability withCopernicus Climate and Atmosphere Data Store (CADS) / Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) WekEO European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)Others CODINGDemo of implemented packages OGC Standards Web Processing Service (WPS)OGC API – ProcessesEO Application PackagesCommon Workflow Language (CWL)OGC API – MapsCODINGWrap up, steps forward Dinner
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