Powering solutions that address global problems is one of the drivers behind OGC’s efforts to simplify data integration, and New Space, as an emerging domain, is simultaneously offering exciting solutions while creating integration challenges. The topic remains a point of discussion across the location community, as well as at OGC Member Meetings, often revealing many questions.
Athina Trakas's blog
From 18-12 November, 2019, around 180 OGC Members from across the globe attend our 113th Technical Committee (TC) Meeting at the Toulouse Evénements Centre de Congrès Pierre Baudis in Toulouse, France.
Special sessions were held for the Europe Forum, an Augmented Reality Summit, an ad hoc meeting with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) on transportation topics, an "OGC Value" working session, meetings of the joint OGC-W3C Spatial Data on the Web Subcommittee, as well as the joint OGC-ISO/TC 211 work on Observations and Measurements. Finally, there was also the presentation of the CityGML v3 visualization tool developed by the winners of the 2019 CityGML Challenge, Claus Nagel and Thomas Adolphi of virtualcitySYSTEMS.
The recent 111th OGC Technical Committee (TC) Meeting was one of our biggest, with more than 280 people attending, including key standards leaders and regional experts from industry, academia, and government. The Meeting was held at the House of the Province of Vlaams-Brabant in Leuven, Belgium from 24–27 June, 2019, and was sponsored by KU Leuven, Hexagon, Informatie Vlaanderen, and Merkator.
In addition to the many Working Group meetings, this TC Meeting featured an Earth Observation (EO) Summit, a special Sharing Data in Agriculture Session, special sessions on Innovation Program activities in Europe, as well as two social events held across two beautiful local venues.
After 7 years, an OGC Technical Committee (TC) meeting has again come to Germany, this time from the 10-13 September 2018 in Stuttgart - more or less the backyard I grew up in. More than 200 people attended our 108th TC Meeting, held at and hosted by the Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart (HfT Stuttgart).
The week saw the usual blend of excellent meetings, an Ice Breaker in the Student’s Bar Block 4, a Pub Quiz where you could check your knowledge about German and Stuttgart culture, politics, and trivia, as well as the Geospatially Interoperable Games and Simulations (GIGS) Summit, the SensorThings API Summit, the kick-off of the Citizen Science Interoperability Experiment, and the annual OGC Gardel’s Award presentation - this year’s recipient being Joan Masó from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (CREAF).
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.
ILAF, the OGC Iberian and Latin-American Forum, was chartered in 2010 and it has been a vital channel for communication between the OGC and the Spanish-speaking world.
The Forum is run by two chair persons from Spain, Joan Maso and Joan Capdevilla, both have been active over the last years and helped spread the word about the use of OGC standards in the community. Joan Capdevilla is now stepping down as co-chair because he is changing jobs.
(We at OGC are reposting here a message posted to the Wikitude blog on Nov 15th 2012.)
This is a special message from Wikitude CTO Martin Lechner concerning the recent advancements in the standardization of augmented reality specifications.
In recent weeks I have been travelling a lot and today I want to share with you some of the experiences I had during my visit to the Croatian National SDI Conference in Zagreb and the final symposium of the EU funded OBSERVE project – both with a focus on Eastern Europe and the Balkan countries.
During the last week in March and the first week of April I had the fortune to visit UN offices in Vienna, Austria and Geneva, Switzerland.
This year's Free and Open Source Software for GIS conference will take place in Dessau (Germany) from 20-22 March. 
In recent years it has been a successful approach to combine the OSGeo conference with the Open Street Map