Lance McKee's blog

OGC’s future and mine as an OGC member

  • Posted on: 31 March 2016
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Lance McKee, Senior Staff Writer, OGC

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.

Advancing our ability to tell time

  • Posted on: 18 January 2016
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Mark Hedley and Chris Little

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[1].

World Ozone & Ultraviolet Radiation Data Centre provides data discovery and access through interfaces implementing OGC standards

  • Posted on: 9 June 2015
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Tom Kralidis, Data Management, Meteorological Service of Canada

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.

WOUDC Data Search

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.

Linked data versus geospatial semantics: Where do you stand?

  • Posted on: 30 April 2015
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Linda van den Brink, Geonovum

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