Save the dates for the premier geospatial industry event, the Geospatial World Forum, scheduled for 13 – 16 May, 2013 at Beurs-World Trade Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. With the theme “Monetising Geospatial Value and Practices”, the conference will invite discussions on ways each geospatial stakeholder community – government decision makers, end-users or technology providers – can extract the maximum utility and benefits out of their investments in geospatial infrastructure and carry forward the value created by this industry. Paper abstracts are invited on themes related to geospatial technology and its application. Deadline for abstracts is 15 October 2012. Visit www.geospatialworldforum.org for more information.
The OGC Nordic Forum (http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/regions/nordicForum) is organising an "OGC Nordic Interoperability Day" to spread information about OGC open standards and practical implementations. The event is hosted by ULI Geoforum and participation is free of charge!"
Time: September 3, 9.00-16.15
Place: Saturnus Konferens, Stockholm
Organizer: OGC Nordic Forum & ULI Geoforum
The day will be focused on OGC members' use cases and how OGC standards have been used.
After the seminar the OGC Nordic Forum will have a meeting – for OGC members only. Time: 16.30-17.00Registration deadline: August 27.
The community of people seeking to advance work towards open and interoperable AR will meet on July 23 and 24, 2012 as the guests of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). These face-to-face meetings are designed to promote the discussion between stakeholders of the ecosystem for the development of open and interoperable AR content and experiences. If you are a developer of Augmented Reality tools, a developer of AR experiences or publisher of information you would like others to see or hear synchronized with the physical world, there will be numerous benefits for you.
Participation in this meeting is open to all but advanced registration is required. See http://www.perey.com/ARStandards/sixth-ar-standards-community-meeting-registration-form/
Position papers to the community should be submitted according to guidelines. The deadline for abstracts is June 7, 2012. http://www.perey.com/ARStandards/sixth-meeting-position-papers/
Position papers and the status updates of all relevant international SDOs will form the basis of the meeting's agenda and discussions.
FOSS4G-CEE & Geoinformatics 2012 is the first local conference focused on Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial in Central and Eastern Europe. This year, it is organized together with the traditional Geoinformatics FCE CTU conference in Prague.
The conference will be similar to the global FOSS4G conference, but with a focus on local and regional issues.
With the introduction of the INSPIRE Directive 2007/2, the policy landscape for sharing environmental information has changed drastically. The Commission Communication on the Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS 2008) and follow-up activities at national and European levels have further helped to cultivate a new vision for a coordinated framework for the implementation and monitoring of environmental policies. The governance, content, and supporting technologies are the three pillars with which this vision can be consolidated and implemented.
The aim of this year's INSPIRE Conference is therefore to look at how innovations in these three areas have further shaped the landscape of sharing environmental information.
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the Association of Geographic Information (AGI) have joined forces to offer you the chance to learn more about open standards and interoperability. Hosted at the Met Office in Exeter on 22nd June 2012, following the OGC Technical Committee meetings earlier that week, the day will be of interest to everyone in the geocommunity, especially those who want to know more about what Open Government and international geospatial standards can offer them and their organisation.If you are interested in standards policy and the EC INSPIRE Directive, or the recent UK Government consultation on Open Standards, there will be representation from Central Government, Ordnance Survey Great Britain and the Met Office, amongst others. If you are more technically minded there will be a hands-on workshop where you’ll get the chance to try out OGC compliant web services and data feeds in open source software. Remember to bring your laptop!More details to be confirmed in the coming weeks. There are exhibitor and sponsor opportunities available for this event.
Many OGC members will be present at the 7th International 3DGeoInfo Conference co-organized by the Geomatics Department – Laval University and the GEOIDE Network. 3DGeoInfo will be held in the beautiful city of Quebec, Canada in May 2012. 3DGeoInfo is part of an important joint event called Global Geospatial Conference 2012. (including GSDI World Conference, GEOIDE Annual Scientific Conference, Canadian Geomatics Conference). 3D GeoInfo 2012 is recognized as an official event of ISPRS.3DGeoInfo aims at bringing together international state-of-the-art research and facilitating the dialogue on emerging topics in the field of 3D geo-information. The conference offers an interdisciplinary forum in the fields of 3D data collection and modelling; reconstruction and methods for 3D representation; data management for maintenance of 3D geo information or 3D data analysis and visualization. We sincerely welcome you to take part of this activity in sharing with us your expertise and passion about 3D data and technologies.
This two-day general session will assemble the Key Organizations and the Senior Leading Experts that are shaping the direction of Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) current requirements and exposing the many future capabilities for the services and public service sectors. Industry plays an increasing role in providing ISR assets across a very broad range of needed missions – including but not limited to: Persistent Global Surveillance & Global Strike, Counter-intelligence & Counterterrorism, Maritime Domain Awareness, Space Defense, Anti-Access and Contested Global Commons. ISR and evolving technologies clearly being an imperative need in Irregular Warfare has resulted in operational surges in both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Carl Reed, CTO, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) will be among the speakers.The conference will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada
The 2012 Middle East Geospatial Forum will take our engagement with the
stakeholders to the next level and build on our objective of propagating
and promoting the significant usage of geospatial technology as a tool
that serves varied domains. The conference will be based on a carefully
designed plan with plenary sessions that feature an array of celebrated
speakers from around the globe, who will bring along with them a wealth
of knowledge and expertise to the Middle East geospatial community.
The conference will also have an exhibition area where companies from
all over the region will showcase some of the latest developments taking
place in the field. In all, the conference will offer a delectable
blend of precious information with ample networking opportunity.
In 2012, Directions Magazine and Oracle are collaborating to offer consecutive events over two days in Washington, DC. First, on May 22, Directions Magazine's Location Intelligence Conference will offer a multi-track program exploring the latest industry trends. Then, on May 23, the Oracle Spatial User Conference will offer a day of technical deep dives and use case sessions around Oracle's spatial technologies. Attendees may attend either event on its own, or both together. Held in an exclusive venue in Washington, DC, both events will include tracks of value to senior management, C-level directors, as well as developers.