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VIRTUAL

January 17 - June 19, 2024

Climate & Disaster Resilience Seminars – 2024

The OGC Stakeholder Community Coordination Group, which brings together members of the Climate and Disaster Resilience communities, has lined up an exciting program of speakers and panels for the first part of 2024. The talks will showcase geospatial technologies and data (especially those leveraging OGC Standards) across a range of applications used in Climate and Disaster Resilience. The talks are free and open to the public. Anyone interested in how spatial data and technology can help us to improve climate and disaster resilience is encouraged to attend. Seminars are held monthly on the third Wednesday at 11:00-12:30 US Eastern. Each presentation/panel will run for around 30 minutes + time for Q&A. This will be followed by short updates on what's happening in relevant OGC Pilots and Working Groups, as well as any upcoming opportunities. Preliminary Program for Winter/Spring 2024 datespeakertopic17 JanPaul English (Tracking California, Public Health Institute)Geospatial Environmental Health Products from the Public Health Institute21 FebAnna Liljedahl (Woodwell Climate Research Center)Permafrost Discovery Gateway - enabling big data creation and knowledge-generation to support Arctic communities20 MarchGrey Nearing and Avichai Tendler (Google)Google's Global Flood Forecasting Model and Fire Products17 AprilClimate Science + Open Science crossover panel - OSPD participantsHow can open science (geospatial) tools enable climate and disaster resilience?15 MayAllan Jamieson (Ordnance Survey)Can location create trust in supply chains?19 JuneTodd Barr (Verisk)Title TBC How to join the seminars: Link to use from your computer, tablet or smartphone: https://meet.goto.com/809299333 US Participants can also dial in using a phone:United States: +1 (224) 501-3412Access Code: 809-299-333 To join from a video-conferencing room or system:Dial in or type: 67.217.95.2 or inroomlink.goto.comMeeting ID: 809 299 333Or dial directly: 809299333@67.217.95.2 or 67.217.95.2##809299333 Members can also access the info using the OGC Portal Calendar.

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SPRINT (HYBRID)

February 26 - February 28, 2024

2024 Joint OGC ASF OSGeo Code Sprint

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Apache Software Foundation (ASF), and Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) are pleased to announce the next Joint OGC ASF OSGeo Code Sprint will be held 26 to 28 February 2024 in Casa Cordovil-Universidade de Évora (Évora, Portugal) as a hybrid event supporting both face-to-face and remote participation. The code sprint will be hosted by Universidade de Évora, GeoBeyond and NaturalGIS. The code sprint will be supported by the EU-funded project GEOE3.

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MEMBER MEETING - HYBRID

March 25 - March 28, 2024

128th OGC Member Meeting – TU Delft

TU Delft, The Netherlands

The 128th OGC Member Meeting will take place in Delft, The Netherlands, with the theme “GEO-BIM for the Built Environment.” Meeting sponsorship is generously provided by TU Delft and Geonovum, with support from GeoCat and digiGO. This meeting will include: a GeoBIM Summit, a Land Admin Special Session, a Built Environment Joint Session, a meeting of the Europe Forum, as well as the usual SWG & DWG meetings, and social & networking events. Join members of the OGC Community to learn about the latest happenings at OGC, advance geospatial standards, network with the leaders of geospatial, and see what’s coming next. Learn more or register here.

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IN-PERSON MEETING

March 26 - March 26, 2024

OGC Europe Forum at the 128th MM

TU Delft, The Netherlands

European Data Spaces Strategy: Opportunities for OGC Members With a growing interest and investment in creating Data Spaces in Europe across numerous themes, integrating geospatial capabilities and increasing geospatial usage across these areas remains the key. The aim of this workshop under the banner of the OGC Europe Forum is to discuss current European developments around Data Spaces and the role of OGC and its partners. The session will look into OGC standards that could be used and the new standards to be considered or developed. Also, the session will look into how OGC and its members actively participate and their interactions with various communities in these data spaces. The event, organized by OGC, will have speakers from IDSA, ISO/TC21, and JRC and an open panel discussion joined by participants from relevant organizations working on Data Spaces. Learn more and register at portal.ogc.org/meet/

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IN-PERSON MEETING

March 27 - March 27, 2024

Geo-BIM Summit

TU Delft, The Netherlands

Participation in the GeoBIM Summit is free and open to all. You must register for the Summit (and the Member Meeting, if desired). Applications to present close March 1. See below for more information. In the Building Information Modeling (BIM) world, geographical data about the environment of the construction is becoming increasingly important. For example, solar studies on individual buildings require the surrounding (geographic) context as input; several construction phases, including building design, assessment, management and complex maintenance planning need to consider representations of wider parts of the built environment. Moreover, sustainability-related assessments of the new buildings might have advantage from a proper inclusion into the building context. On the other hand, in the Geo domain, the need for detailed information about buildings is also growing, such as for analyses that support energy transition or climate adaptation, to support city-level decisions and planning. There are many initiatives to develop solutions that better facilitate this integration, including projects that realize this integration for a specific use case; automated conversion of data between the two domains; methods to georeference BIM files in a standardized and straightforward way; and profiles for standards that establish the integration for specific use cases. During this GeoBIM session, such initiatives will be presented as we address the question of “what further is needed to improve the integration?” This will further shape the OGC/buildingSMART Road map on integration of both domains and contribute to the best practices under development. If you would like to contribute to this session with a presentation about your own work, focusing both on what you achieved and on what pertaining standardization issues you observed from your experience, please send your information by March 1, 2024, and a short abstract (max. 500 words) by filling this form: https://forms.gle/1Y6bsxje3GXM3xzu8  Participation in the GeoBIM Summit is free and open to all. You must register for the Summit (and the Member Meeting, if desired) at meet.ogc.org (please find the link to the Summit registration in the section "Summit/Workshop" after you enter the registration system).

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HYBRID MEETING

June 7 - June 7, 2024

OGC UK & Ireland Forum, June 2024

The OGC UK & Ireland Forum is an informal group of people and organizations in UK and Ireland that are interested in OGC Standards and geospatial innovation. It is open to any organisation located wholly or in part in the UK & Ireland. There will be talks on Digital Twin technologies, OGC APIs, Compliance Testing, and more. The meeting will be held at the Geovation Hub in London on Friday June 7th, at 14:00 - 16:00 BST. Virtual participation will be offered via GoTo Meeting.

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MEMBER MEETING - HYBRID

June 17 - June 21, 2024

129th OGC Member Meeting – Montreal

Montreal

OGC’s 129th Member Meeting is scheduled. Join us in Montreal, where we will continue to connect location, show why standards matter, and share how interoperable technologies are crucial to sharing geospatial information. This one-week event, filled with technology showcases, dozens of Working Group meetings to improve standards and domains, special sessions, workshops, and keynotes, will show the value of the consortium's community of experts. The OGC Collaborative Innovations and Solutions program will also be in attendance sharing the latest concepts in climate, space, aviation, and more: all powered by our community.

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All Other Events:

IN-PERSON MEETING

March 6 - March 7, 2024

GEO Connect Asia 2024

Singapore

The Geo Connect Asia Conference provides a strategic and collaborative platform for industry professionals, government agencies and start-ups to come together to build and develop knowledge and solutions for Asia’s geospatial & location intelligence markets. It also comprises panel sessions to provide interactive responses to real and current challenges. More than 50 geospatial professionals and thought leaders worldwide represent topically relevant industry areas in a collaborative and lively platform.

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IN-PERSON MEETING

April 4 - April 5, 2024

Future of Information and Communication Conference (FICC)

Berlin, Germany

FICC 2024 aims to provide a forum for researchers from both academia and industry to share their latest research contributions and exchange knowledge with the common goal of shaping the future of Information and Communication. Join us, April 4 & 5, 2024, to explore discovery, progress, and achievements related to Communication, Data Science, Computing and Internet of Things.

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HYBRID MEETING

April 18 - April 19, 2024

Digital Building Permit Conference 2024

Collegi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya (COAC), Barcelona, Spain

OGC, EUnet4DBP, and other relevant organisations are organising the Digital Building Permit Conference 2024 to dive into the current status of research, development, and implementation, and to provide the opportunity for several digital building permit actors to meet and discuss their experiences across the four different interacting systems within the Digital Building Permit challenge: Legislative, Procedural, Organisational, and Technological. Digitalisation of building permits was detected as the critical knot to be solved, in order to pave the way towards massive digitalisation in the construction industry, and to enable the potential of automation and optimisation in the management of building and city data. The topic has being developing for a couple of years and now some mature solutions start to be available. Moreover, some important cross-border (e.g. European) projects as well as other local initiatives are currently running and can present their results. Therefore, the EUnet4DBP, together with several relevant organisations, is organising the “Second International Conference on Digital Building Permit” to dive into the current status of research, developments and implementations, and to provide the opportunity for several digital building permit actors to meet and discuss. Multidisciplinarity and inter-sectoral collaboration are key to solve the multifaceted and complex challenge of building permit digitalisation. Therefore, the conference will be structured to host several different kinds of contributions and activities, from research to implementations, with a relevant part reserved to users and stakeholders, in order to investigate the challenges of the solutions’ uptake. Objectives Share progress all over Europe and the World Engage policy developers and regulators Show benefits and the value of building permit digitalisation through concrete examples Share solutions and components from several developers Encourage municipalities to bring their points of view and expertise Tackling the remaining outstanding problems and challenges Legal aspects discussion Share developments and experiences about data and technology for digital building permits Learn more, including the exciting programme and how to register, at the Digital Building Permit Conference 2024 website.

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IN-PERSON MEETING

May 7 - May 9, 2024

Locate24

Sydney, Australia

Locate is the Geospatial Council of Australia’s national conference. This successful annual event attracts over 700 delegates from across the geospatial industry, from surveying, to GIS, to earth observation, allied industries, and more. As Australia’s premier geospatial event, Locate provides both our members and the broader geospatial community a fantastic opportunity to come together to learn about the latest trends and applications in geospatial science, see the newest technologies in our exhibition and create meaningful connections with like-minded professionals. The conference also provides the opportunity to celebrate the best and brightest in our industry, with the oceanic winners of the Geospatial Excellence Awards announced at the gala dinner each year.

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IN-PERSON MEETING

July 1 - July 7, 2024

FOSS4G Europe 2024

TARTU, ESTONIA

The FOSS4GE conference, a European extension of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) annual event, connects professionals in the geoinformation software realm. OSGeo, as an international association, emphasizes geoinformatics, cartography, and open standards, fostering data sharing, collaboration, and innovative problem-solving across various domains. This conference series, initially known as FOSS/GRASS User Conference and later as FOSS4G, arrives in Estonia, offering local professionals and students access to world-class education and insights from global experts, all while facilitating networking and knowledge exchange.

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