As part of our 116th OGC Member Meeting during the week of September 14, 2020, OGC dedicated a session to discuss the topic of GeoEthics and the role of OGC - as a consortium and as a community of global experts. The session was part of OGC’s regular Future Directions programming, led by Dr. Gobe Hobona, and a panel moderated by OGC’s CEO Dr. Nadine Alameh, with participation from a number of OGC members.
Nadine Alameh's blog
To say that these are unusual times is an understatement. One way or another, everyone everywhere is witnessing the global crisis of COVID-19. In many ways, we are united in this fight for our health! I hope each one of you is hanging in there to the best of your ability – personally and professionally.
This global health crisis has highlighted three key observations for me: we are mobilizing our expert community, realizing that location is critical, and working to connect the world with location.
Did you know that OGC standards are incorporated in various elements of the information management workflow in the aviation domain? Indeed, EVERYTHING in the aviation domain is related to location: airport maps, weather forecasts, flight paths, airspace extents, obstacles, and - more recently - drones! Not only is the location aspect of all these elements represented using OGC standards or best practices, but some of our standards have been profiled/extended to accommodate for the unique aviation domain requirements.
Read on to find out more about how OGC standards are used in the aviation domain (including being incorporated into procurement language at ANSPs and international guidance), and more importantly how to get engaged in that evolving work.
Spreading the word about OGC and growing a more diverse yet connected global community of enthusiasts is one of the reasons I took on my new job as the CEO of OGC. I won’t use this blog to bore you with the details of my educational background and professional experience (you can find those easily on LinkedIn), instead let’s focus on a few things, starting with 'Kicking off the next 25 years of OGC.'
The OGC is off to a good start on another year of work with the international aviation information systems community. Earlier this month the tenth annual OGC Web Services testbed activity (OGC Testbed 10) kicked off, with Aviation as one if its main "threads". The AAtS (Aircraft Access to System Wide Aviation Management (SWIM)) Request for Information is out, and the SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) MOSIA consortium work is underway.
We had extremely strong attendance at the January 2013 OGC Technical Committee Meeting hosted by Esri in Redlands, CA. This was due in no small part to interest in the OGC Web Services Phase 9 (OWS-9) Testbed Demonstration and Exhibition. We’ve never had an OGC interoperability initiative that had so many sponsors, so much funding and such a rich harvest of technology components. OWS-9 sponsorship totaled $2.65 million USD and attracted participant in-kind contributions worth more than $5 million.
Our program of annual testbeds is headed into its tenth year! Time flies when you're having fun!
The OGC is participating this week in ATIEC, the 2012 Air Transportation Information Exchange Conference. The conference is focused on achieving global harmonization through collaboration. It runs from Aug 28 to Aug 30, 2012.