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.
As part of its Innovation Program, OGC invited international experts to two sessions at this year’s International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) in sunny, hot Valencia, Spain, the week of July 23rd.
OGC's Director of Member Services-Asia & the Americas, Trevor Taylor, discusses our 107th Technical Committee (TC) Meeting, held at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, USA, and sponsored by DigitalGlobe, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
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.
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.