Dec 3, 2010 at USGS Reston, VA
The Spatial Ontology Community of
Practice (SOCoP) is hosting a workshop on spatial semantics and
ontologies at the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS)
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192 on Friday December 3, 2010 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. This workshop is organized by SOCoP with support from the USGS, Ontolog, and others.
The purpose of the workshop is to continue the discussion from the previous SOCoP workshops in advancing spatial ontologies and semantic tools in the geospatial data domain. The main theme of this 3rd iteration of the workshop is the current and future state of development, implementation, and use of geospatial semantics and ontologies in meeting organizational mission and program needs.
In addressing this theme, as at last year’s workshop, we anticipate having a morning of talks and an afternoon of small group roundtable discussions. Expected this year will be presentations on GeoSPARQL, a geo SameAs Demonstration, Open Geospatial Consortium GeoSemantics, USGS Ontology for The National Map, and National Geospatial Intelligence Agency activities. In addition there will be a discussion about a National Science Foundation INTEROP Project which was recently awarded to several Spatial Ontology Community of Practice members. This Project: “an Interdisciplinary Network to Support Geospatial Data Sharing, Integration, and Interoperability” promises to be an exciting opportunity in developing and using ontologies, software tools, and collaboration methods to support geospatial data sharing, integration, and interoperation.
There is no charge for the workshop
and more information about SOCoP and the workshop will available at
as it is developed. Even though there will be no charge for the
Workshop, we will ask attendees to register with SOCoP to facilitate
logistics and entry into the USGS Building. Any questions regarding
the 3rd Annual SOCoP Workshop can be addressed to Dr. Gary Berg-Cross
via email: gbergcross [at] gmail.com.
A final program, meeting location directions and registration information should be available soon.
Proceedings from last year’s Workshop complete with presentation slides and audio are available at http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?SOCoP/Workshop_2009_11_12, thanks to the support of Ontolog.
Hosted by the Center of Earth Observation and Digital Earth (CEODE), Chinese Academy of Sciences -
The EGU General Assembly 2011 in Vienna, Austria will bring together geoscientists from all over the world into one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences. The EGU provides for scientists a forum to present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geosciences. Technical sessions of interest to OGC members include:
1. Real Use of Standards and Technologies (RUST)Conveners: John van de Vegte (KNMI), David Arctur (OGC)ESSI-RUST is a session where standards and technologies meet end users bydemonstrating leading-edge and ready-to-use services and applications.Focus will be on (but not exclusively) OGC based services, datainterchange encodings (GML, netCDF, HDF), CF-conventions and their use inapplications and services. Future challenges in RUST shall also beaddressed.
2. Information Fusion: Issues, Barriers and ApproachesConveners: David Arctur (OGC), Peter Fox (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)Merging disparate data sources and models for multidisciplinary study isan increasingly urgent need. Key drivers for this direction of researchinclude requirements for improved situational awareness; the vital needfor enhanced preparedness and swift, appropriate response to natural andmanmade disasters; global climate change; and a wide range of othersocietal and environmental circumstances. Technology - including standards- for meeting these ends has advanced rapidly, but cultural,institutional, and related issues can impede our ability to apply it. Wewelcome submissions that describe successful integrative data analyses,with descriptions of specific solutions for overcoming barriers andobtaining cooperation and coordination in multidisciplinary settings.
3. Climate Information IntegrationConveners: David Arctur (OGC), Stefano Nativi (Univ Florence, CNR), SandroFiore (CMCC, Center for Euro-Mediterranean Climate Change)The current climate debate highlights the importance of free, open,authoritative sources of quality climate data that are available for peerreview and for collaborative purposes. It is increasingly important toallow disparate organizations around the world to share climate data in anopen manner, and to perform dynamic processing of climate data via webbased services, using common “community agreed” standards without havingto change their internal systems or the language that they use internallyto describe their data. We also wish to identify archives of qualityclimate data, and make these available for interdisciplinary work. Focuswill be on applications and opportunities for enhancing existing dataexchange standards for use with climate data.
As the technologies for Augmented Reality continue to evolve and mature, participants in the ecosystem are beginning to call for open AR interfaces and data formats which operate consistently across a variety of different AR development environments, use cases and end user platforms (desktop, mobile, etc).
This workshop is designed to provide a forum in which to examine activities across different constituencies and by working together, to significantly advance the development of standards for Augmented Reality.
All those who are currently working towards open interfaces via standards bodies are invited to present the status of their activities. Companies and individuals who are interested or wish to contribute their projects to the advancement of AR standards are welcome.
Washington State Convention and Trade Center
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
The Korean government invites you to participate in 'Smart Korea 2010'.
Smart Korea 2010 will take place in In-San city near Seoul, South, 1-3 September 2010. It is hosted by the Korean government (MLTM, Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of Korea) in charge of GIS.
More than 3000 people working in GIS and GIS related fields from Korea and abroad have been invited to participate in this annual event. MLTM has invited non-GIS professionals to participate as well. If you attend, you can see all of the Korean GIS developed by government, industry and academics. It will also be a good place for you to share your GIS experience.
The organizer is currently seeking submissions for those wishing to participate in the conference and exhibition. All companies and governments that would like to participate in this event based on their GIS experience, will be welcomed.
More information such as the program, exhibition info, registration, etc. are here:
Where: Knight Conference Center at the Newseum, Washington DC
Cost: $495 until August 1; $595 thereafter.
Time: 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. with a reception to 7:30 p.m.
On the horizon for geospatial technology is the potential forhosting applications using a cloud computing solution. We introduced this topic at Location Intelligence 2009 and it was by far a topic that needed additional discussion. So, in 2010, we will focus the conference entirely on this topic in a one-day executive symposium at the Newseum in Washington DC. Topics will address Software as a Service (SaaS), virtualization, Platform as a Service (PaaS), OGC web standards, business models, geospatial data delivery and other topics.
24th - 27th January
QEII Centre, London
Defence Geospatial Intelligence (DGI) is Europe's largest and most international annual gathering dedicated to the high-level discussion of the importance and the major challenges of the use of geospatial intelligence in both defence and national security operations.
DGI brings together 700 heads of Geospatial Intelligence, Remote Sensing, GIS Mapping, Satellite Imagery and Analysis within the Military, Governmental and National Security sectors. It attracts professionals who are responsible for using, and integrating, geo based capabilities in their operations and organisations. DGI provides a unique forum for defense intelligence to discuss and debate the development of geospatial intelligence capabilities across the globe in defence and security sectors.
Addressing the use of geospatial information in scenarios such as international conflicts, defence intelligence operations, C4ISR, humanitarian disasters, crime, national security, border control, arms treaty monitoring and global climate change; a fundamental objective of DGI is to help organisations understand how to build the necessary infrastructure and architecture to take advantage of geospatial intelligence (geoint) capabilities.
For more information: - Call us on +44 (0) 207 368 9465 - Email us at dgi [at] wbr.co.uk - Visit www.DefenceGeospatial.com