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OGC @ ApacheCon 2018

  • Posted on: 2 August 2018
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Rich Bowen, VP Conferences of the Apache Software Foundation

This year marks the 20th anniversary of ApacheCon. For the last several years, we’ve had a strong representation at Apache from projects in the Geospatial sciences space. Just as collaboration is so important in the sciences, it is at Apache, and Apache seems to be a great fit for Geospatial projects, giving an open, collaborative way to work on the code that matters to Geospatial scientists, across the boundaries of corporations or research organizations. Through these projects, the ASF has forged a great relationship with OGC, and for the last couple of years we’ve had Geospatial tracks at ApacheCons in Vancouver, Seville, and Miami. This year at ApacheCon North America, in Montreal, we once again are excited to be featuring a track of Geospatial-focused talks, in cooperation with OGC.

Adding access to over 100 years of water quantity data at Canadian gauging stations via MSC GeoMet

  • Posted on: 23 July 2018
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Doug Stiff, Chris Thomson, Lingling Liu, Tom Kralidis

The Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC) is a part of Environment and Climate Change Canada and is responsible for collecting, interpreting and disseminating weather, water and climate data. The MSC has expanded its contribution to the recently released MSC GeoMet 2 (see the May 11th blog post by Tom and Alex) by adding historical water quantity data via the emerging Web Feature Service (WFS) 3.0 standard.

Map Markup Language and the GeoWeb in the OGC Innovation Program

  • Posted on: 18 April 2018
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Peter Rushforth, Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation, Ottawa, Canada.

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.

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