September’s Calgary TC is coming up quick - have you registered?

Attend the 1st OGC Academic Summit in Calgary this month, along with the OGC Technical Committee Meeting, the 1st Canada SDI Summit, LocationTech and a country styled OGC birthday celebration!

The September 2014 Technical and Planning Committee Meeting will be held just 2 weeks from now at the University of Calgary Rozsa Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  As well as all the usual features of a TC, this time we have 3 more special events, as described below. We hope you’ll attend!

On September 15-16 the First OGC Academic Summit will provide a unique international forum in which to present and discuss progress and future directions of geospatial interoperability as it applies to computer science and to sciences in which geoprocessing has become an essential tool. The Academic Summit attendees will have an opportunity to network with OGC member representatives from around the world and participate directly in OGC working groups, plenary sessions, dinners and outings. No separate registration is required.  The ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (IJGI) will publish a special issue featuring papers submitted for presentation at the Academic Summit 2014. The Open Geospatial Consortium will be hosting a 20th Anniversary Birthday Celebration Dinner on Wednesday September 17th that Summit participants are welcome to attend.  Please register separately for this event at the OGC Store.

Another first, the 1st Annual Pan-Canadian SDI Summit, will held from Wednesday, September 17 at 1:00 PM to Friday, September 19, 2014 at 12:00 PM (MDT). GeoDiscover Alberta, in conjunction with GeoConnections, is pleased to invite the Canadian spatial data community to attend. This SDI Summit will showcase the best Canada has to offer in the geospatial information field and help foster the establishment of a network of spatial data infrastructures across Canada.

It is great to see LocationTech once again joining the OGC TC week! LocationTech has organized a LocationTech & IoT Calgary special evening event that will follow the second day of the OGC Academic Summit. See This will feature presentations and demos of advanced open source geospatial software.  LocationTech is a working group hosted by the Eclipse Foundation. LocationTech participants collaboratively develop a platform of open source geospatial technologies. LocationTech technologies enable creation of location-aware solutions on the server, desktop, and mobile devices. Read “Getting Started with OGC Standards for Geospatial Data Sharing,” an article by Raj Singh in the March 2014  Eclipse Newsletter.

A terrific week is in store! We hope to see you there!