OGC Geospatial Rights Management Summit


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Monday, 22 June 2009 00:00 EDT
Monday, 22 June 2009 00:00 EDT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

The meeting will be held at the Stata Center (Building 32).


Local Information and Travel: 


The closest international airport is Logan International Airport (BOS)


Parking in Cambridge and Boston can be expensive and hard to find (Marriott Parking is $22 per day for self-park).  Whenever possible, park your car at the hotel, and use public transportation to get to the MIT campus. If you must drive to the campus, on- and off-street parking is available for a fee, but most public parking is not very close to the center of the MIT campus

Public Transportation (the MBTA, known as "the T")

The closest subway station to campus is Kendall Square on the Red Line, you may also want to consider going to Central Square (also on the Red Line) or taking the #1 or CT1 bus across the Charles River from Back Bay, depending on where you are coming from and your destination on campus.

Public transportation fares and schedules may be found at the MBTA website. If you are coming to MIT for an extended visit, you may want to consider buying a stored value CharlieCard or an unlimited use weekly or monthly pass.


Schedule of Meetings: 

Please find below the TENTATIVE agenda for this summit.Purpose: Enabling Licensing Models: connecting business with technical infrastructure for managing and protecting intellectual property. 09.00    Welcome to the Geospatial Rights Management Summit (Sam Bacharach) 09.15    Connecting business with technical infrastructure (Bill Rosenblatt) 09.30    Managing and protecting intellectual property in the geospatial realm (Kara John) 09.45    A brief history of GeoRM (Graham Vowles) 10.00    Case Study: Spatially Aware Content and Consent Services for Location-Based Computing (Raj Singh) 10.20    Review of standards and approaches (10min lightening talks)

  • Science Commons initiatives related to geospatial data (Puneet Kishor)
  • Information Rights Management in a geospatial context (Keith Banda)
  • Rights Management and the W3C Geolocation WG (Matt Womer)
  • XACML 2.0 (Hal Lockhart)
  • Use cases for location based access control policies (Calvin Powers - tbc)

11.20    Panel Discussion: How does this fit with the example case study? (Facilitator - Philip Bogden) 12.00-13.00       Lunch and networking 13.00-14.00       TC Opening Plenary 14.00    Panel Discussion: Enabling Licensing Models - different communities need to license content under different licence models. Can we move to a standardised way to encode these licensing terms from a human, legal and technical perspective? (Facilitator - Jude Umeh) 16.00    Summary and Next Steps (Sam Bacharach)                  Moving from internal OGC process to public OGC Network approach 17.00    Close   Useful links: Geo Rights Management (GeoRM) Domain Working Group (http://www.opengeospatial.org/projects/groups/geormwg ) Geospatial Digital Rights Management Reference Model (https://portal.ogc.org/files/?artifact_id=14085 )     This summit provides an opportunity to learn about and discuss the Geospatial Digital Rights Management Reference Model (GeoDRM RM) that has been developed by the GeoRM Working Group ( http://www.opengeospatial.org/projects/groups/geormwg ) of the OGC Technical Committee. The GeoDRM RM is an abstract specification for the management of digital rights in the area of geospatial data and services. The OGC membership will use the GeoDRM RM in developing OpenGIS Implementation Specifications for open interfaces and encodings that will enable diverse systems to participate in transactions involving data, services and intellectual property protection. 


Special thanks to:



MIT Lincoln Labs

as sponsors, and to

for hosting this event.

If your organization would like to help, please contact Greg Buehler.