It was a great personal pleasure for me to attend the the 98th OGC Technical Committee Meeting earlier this month at the World Bank in Washington, DC. The venue, attendees and scope of important work made me immensely proud of the organization that I have served for more than 21 years.
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Geospatial technologies help the World Bank to effectively serve its client governments, particularly in the sphere of land management and economic development. Land management involves many domains: law, government, real estate, water, forestry, agriculture, banking, community development, and others.
Last summer, members of the OGC Technical Committee’s Temporal Domain Working Group (Temporal DWG) had a long and interesting dialog about representation of coordinate reference systems (CRSs), the need for aligned spatial and temporal CRSs, and the eventual need for dynamic datums.
i-locate, a project of Europe’s ICT-PSP program, provides the first reference implementation of IndoorGML. The i-locate portal provides an indoor counterpart to OpenStreetMap (OSM).
The World Ozone and Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation Data Centre (WOUDC) is one of six World Data Centres which are part of the Global Atmosphere Watch programme of the World Meteorological Organization.
The WOUDC data centre is operated by the Meteorological Service of Canada, a branch of Environment Canada. The Centre has been archiving ozone data since 1960 and solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation data since 1992.
The other day at the Geonovum office we were discussing whether Linked Data is over-hyped. According to some of us, it is, although none of us knew where exactly it is in the hype cycle. In any case, we agreed that it is growing in popularity a lot, at least in Europe. In the Netherlands we have a community called the Platform Linked Data Nederland (450 members from private, public and scientific organizations). This community is