OGC Interoperability Day Seminar Agenda

OGC Interoperability Day Seminar

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Sheraton at Tyson’s Corner

Hosted by OGC, in association with the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) and sponsored by

Gold Sponsor
Autodesk Boeing eSpatial
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0830-0900 Registration, Coffee, and Networking


0900-0915 Welcome and OGC Introduction – Mark Reichardt(Introduction and Moderation Slides for the Day)


0915-1100 Interoperability Demonstration – OGC Staff and members

A live demonstration of multi-vendor interoperability geared toward critical government and business challenges. The demonstration will emphasize benefits of standards based services for coordination of emergency management and response across cooperating organizations and jurisdictions. NOTE: This demonstration was conducted as a technical recap of the Interoperability Demonstration held at the GITA Annual Conference in Tampa during April 2006. You may request a copy of the DVD of that demonstration by sending your postal mailing address to: gbuehler [at] opengeospatial.org (subject: GITA%20DVD) (Greg Buehler).


1115-1230 Panel Discussion: Leaders from government, research and industry discuss their experiences related to implementation of interoperable geospatial solutions to improve decision making and enterprise flexibility to meet new challenges.

      • Johnny Tolliver, Oak Ridge National Labs: Implementation of OGC Sensor Alert Service and OpenLS Tracking Service at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. Learn how ORNL is using standards to ‘wire’ the post for the future. (Presentation)

      • Brian Low, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada: The National Forest Information System. Learn how Canada is using standards to manage its forests. (Presentation Not Yet Available)

      • Jeannie Foust, ESRI: Building the SDI. Learn how ESRI uses open standards to help build the SDI. (Presentation)

      • Kevin Shaw, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory: NRL's GIDB® Makes "Everyone" OGC WMS-compliant on-the-fly. Learn how NRL is leveraging standards to serve geospatial information. (Presentation)

      • Nadine Alameh, NASA: World Wind. Learn how NASA has created a government site leveraging open standards and its world-beating data collection. (Presentation)

1230-1330 Buffet Lunch / Vendor Interoperability Showcase – Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with a range of vendors offering OGC based solutions.


1330-1430 Keynote: Doug Eberhard, Chief Technical Officer, Parsons Brinckerhoff: Extending the Geospatial Landscape: Addressing the Complexities of the Urban Landscape. Get a glimpse of the future where geospatial, CAD and other spatial technologies work together. (Presentation Not Yet Available)


1430-1600 Panel Discussion: Interoperability Challenges of the Future – Leaders from the government, business and academic communities will discuss their views on interoperability challenges for the future followed by question and answer interaction with the audience after all presentations.

      • Bryan Gorman, Oak Ridge National Labs: Harmonizing Sensor Network Standards: Interoperability Issues (Presentation)

      • Tom Gay, FM Global : Improving risk management in the insurance and reinsurance community (Presentation : Linked Movie)

      • David Hammond, DHS: An essential ingredient for facilities management: Standards based Building Information Models (Presentation)

      • Bhavani Thuraisingham, University of Texas atDallas: Web Services Security: Challenges For Local to Global Security (Presentation)

      • Dan Mandl, NASA EO-1 Mission Director: (Presentation)


1600-1615 Wrap Up: Mark Reichardt, President of OGC, David Aylward, Director of the COMCARE Alliance, and Bob Samborski, Executive Director, GITA.


1615-1730 Sponsor Social Hour / Interoperability Showcase – Attendees are invited to enjoy refreshments and network with other attendees, sponsors and participating vendors.