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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?JuneNo seminar in JuneOGC Member Meeting - informal meetup17 JulyTee Barr (Verisk)Kate Vavra-Musser (University of Minnesota / iGuide)Title TBC21 AugustRyan Berkheimer (NOAA)Title TBC - update on NOAA's Open Information Stewardship Service (OISS)18 SeptemberMartin SenklerTitle TBC16 OctoberTBCTitle TBC20 NovemberKasia (Katarzyna) Marini (MedECC)Title TBC18 Decembertime change! - 8:00 EasternNeil Sims (CSIRO)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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MEMBER MEETING - HYBRID

June 17 - June 21, 2024

129th OGC Member Meeting – Montreal

Centre Mont-Royal, 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. See the full agenda and register at ogcmeet.org Strategic Member Support: General Sponsors: Dinner Sponsor:

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HYBRID MEETING

June 17 - June 18, 2024

OGC Canada Forum

Centre Mont-Royal, Montreal

The OGC Canada Forum is back! Scheduled on June 17 and 18, the Forum invites you to join us in person or remotely to contribute to the Canadian Geospatial Community. All Canadian organizations and those operating in Canada are welcome to participate, whether members or non-members of OGC. The Forum aims to boost collaboration among stakeholders to address Canada's geospatial needs by focusing on capacity building, innovation, standards and economic growth. Attendees can expect discussions on current and future geospatial issues potentially affecting the overall community and assisting in planning ways to overcome issues. This event will be held at the Centre Mont-Royal in the Mont-Royal II room. For online attendees, sessions will be streamed via GoToMeeting. Please log in here to obtain the meeting link. Please note, all sessions will be recorded except for the Debate on June 18 from 11:00 to 11:30, which will follow the Chatham House Rule. This event is free, but registration is required. For any inquiries, please contact us at membership@ogc.org. Register here Agenda: Eastern TimeMonday, June 17Speakers11:00 - 11:30Opening and the Forum OverviewAn overview of the 2024 Canada Forum agenda and then delve into the history, progress, future priorities of the forum, and key issues that are important for the Canadian community moving forward.Cameron Wilson, Project Manager, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)11:30 - 12:30Featuring a Panel: National Geospatial Strategy in a Time of Rapid Change and Growing ChallengesThis panel will explore how national geospatial strategies and spatial data infrastructure needs to mature and evolve to ensure that geospatial data and information in Canada continues to drive economic growth across sectors, provide vital insights to respond to challenges (e.g., emergencies, climate change) and inform policy priorities. With massive research and industry driven technological change, and social imperatives (e.g., Indigenous data sovereignty), how do we grow a rich collaborative environment to evolve Canada’s SDI? What are the roles/contributions of the range of partners that comprise Canada’s spatial data infrastructure? What are the prospects for SDI modernization? Panelists will be asked to provide their perspectives on the many opportunities and challenges on the horizon.Moderator: Claudine Couture, Deputy Director, Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure - Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)PanelistsEric Loubier, Director General - Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)Bradford Dean, GIS Manager - Mohawk Council of KahnawakeLinda van den Brink, Geo-Information Standardization Advisor, GeonovumEldrich Frazier, Senior Advisor Geospatial Technology - Federal Geographic Data Committee 12:30 - 13:30Networking LuncheonEastern TimeTuesday, June 18Speakers11:00 - 11:30Featuring a Debate:“In an era of ever-increasing data availability, there is a pressing need for digital interoperability to solve today’s biggest problems through rapid innovation. Standards only slow this down and are therefore no longer necessary.”Moderator: Rosie Chen, Community Manager - OGCDebaters:Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist - GoogleSteve Liang, Founder and CTO - SensorUpWill Cadell, CEO - SparkgeoBilyana Anicic, President - Aurora Consulting11:30 - 12:30 Featuring a Panel:The Transformative Role of Industry in National Geospatial Strategy and Spatial Data InfrastructureIn this panel, speakers will provide perspectives on the transformative role of industry in contributing to and leading technological advancement of geospatial data, geospatial information management, GeoAI, analytics, and related services, and discuss how the private sector is leveraging and contributing to Canada’s spatial data infrastructure to support public and private sector missions and civil society needs. The panel will also explore how the industry can better enable SDI by fostering innovation, promoting data interoperability, and building partnerships across different sectors.Moderator:Tom Landry, Business Analyst Specialist - IntactPanelists:Gordon Plunkett, Director, Spatial Data Infrastructure - Esri CanadaDean Hintz, Senior Analyst - Safe SoftwareBarry O'Rourke, President - CompusultLiliana Perez, Associate Professor - University of Montreal12:30 - 13:30Networking Luncheon13:30 - 15:00Coming Back Together in Partnership and ClosingThe discussion will focus on "Coming Back Together in Partnership," addressing key points from the read-ahead survey and crafting an action plan for the year ahead.Trevor Taylor, Senior Director - OGCRyan Ahola, Environmental Scientist - Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

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VIRTUAL

June 17 - June 17, 2024

GeoAI Speaker Series

Discover groundbreaking research and applications at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and geospatial technology with the OGC GeoAI Speaker Series. Each online session features a 30-minute presentation from an AI expert, followed by a moderated question and answer period. These conversations will help the AI community overcome challenges and identify new opportunities to build the future of location technology for the good of society. The GeoAI speaker series is open to both OGC Members and the general public. Please sign-up for the OGC GeoAI email list to receive an invitation to this event. Save the Date Title Ethics in GeoAI Abstract GeoAI addresses the geographic domain, that is, the surface and near-surface of the Earth. This is a very broad scope that both inherits the ethical issues of AI in general, and raises ethical issues that are specific to GeoAI. Moreover it is helpful to distinguish between machine learning on the one hand, and generative AI on the other. The presentation covers several topics within this broad scope, including the treatment of uncertainty and individual privacy, the doctrine of fitness for use and its role in repurposing, the possibility of introducing ethics through the user interface, and the difficulties of dealing with spatial heterogeneity. Speaker .stk-ee16d49{min-height:900px !important;align-items:center !important;display:flex !important}.stk-ee16d49-column{--stk-column-gap:48px !important} .stk-bf90526-inner-blocks{justify-content:center !important}.stk-bf90526-container{display:flex !important} Dr. Michael F. Goodchild Michael F. Goodchild is Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Until 2012 he held the Jack and Laura Dangermond Chair of Geography and was Director of UCSB’s Center for Spatial Studies. He received his BA degree from Cambridge University in Physics in 1965 and his PhD in Geography from McMaster University in 1969. His research and teaching interests focus on issues in geographic information science, including uncertainty in geographic information, discrete global grids, and volunteered geographic information. He has directed or co-directed several large funded projects, including the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, the Alexandria Digital Library, and the Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science. He was elected member of the US National Academy of Sciences in 2002, and Foreign Member of the Royal Society and Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy in 2010; and in 2007 he received the Prix Vautrin Lud. He has published over 550 books and articles. He moved to Seattle upon retirement in 2012, and currently holds part-time positions as Research Professor at Arizona State University and as Distinguished Chair Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His full CV is at www.geog.ucsb.edu/~good. .stk-a12f984 .stk-img-wrapper{height:600px !important}

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HYBRID MEETING

July 1 - July 2, 2024

OGC Innovation Days Europe: Climate and Disaster Resilience, One Health, and Data Spaces

Riia 23b (Omicum building), Tartu, Estonia

Connecting technology with policy to unlock impact on Climate and Disaster Resilience, One Health and Data Spaces. View the agenda below. Co-organized with FOSS4G Europe: 1-7 July, 2024. Register for in-person attendance here In-person registration closes June 20. On-site attendance is highly recommended for full engagement, but free online observation is possible by registering here. OGC Innovation Days Europe aims to bridge between advanced digital collaborative solutions and practical applications for policymakers. The event is rolling out the international visions on how to realise digital transformation co-designed by software and data experts, environmental scientists and policy makers – fostering an enriching exchange of knowledge. Attendees will explore in-depth stakeholder needs and interact with the latest digital collaborative solutions. Target audience and approach If you are a policymaker, scientist, technical expert or stakeholder involved in geospatial technologies, public policy and/or disaster risk management, and are looking to deepen your expertise and impact in integrating data solutions for climate resilience, health and sustainability, this event is specially designed for you. While the event will be driven by high-level interventions, all on-site participants will be actively engaged in the discussions and their input will be integrated in the summary report. The Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals as common language OGC Innovation Days Europe provides a platform to discuss how current technical efforts can be combined effectively with the necessary governance and policy aspects. What decision processes do we need? What agreements are required for efficient decision processes or homogeneous reporting models for, for example, Climate Change or Land Degradation Neutrality? These discussions will underscore the alignment with Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which serve as guiding threads for the event. Specifically, attendees will explore how digital solutions and data management can help meet SDG targets, such as Climate Action (SDG 13) and Life on Land (SDG 15). By leveraging these frameworks, participants can identify actionable strategies to align their work with the global goals for sustainable development, thus enabling a cohesive, collaborative approach to bridging technology and policy. Thematic focus: Climate and Disaster Resilience and One Health, and Data Spaces Achieving climate and disaster resilience and sustainable development goals requires reliable location information on the environment, plants, animals, soil, land, and climate change impact among other disciplines. Generating this information dedicated to the users’ needs is challenging, and requires highly optimized spatial data infrastructures and climate resilience information systems. These systems should be integrated within clearly defined policy strategies and climate actions, propelled by efficient policy frameworks, ensuring that data pipelines and data spaces are interoperable and well-structured. This integration facilitates the effective use of analysis, visualization, and reporting tools, critical for informing and implementing climate strategies. OGC Innovation Days Europe will foster a dialogue between technical experts, decision-makers, and policy experts. The focus will be on enhancing Climate & Disaster Resilience, advancing One Health initiatives, and exploring the challenges to optimise  European Common Data Spaces. The event will spotlight ongoing initiatives for modernized knowledge exchange and analysis environments to support these goals. Climate and Disaster Resilience. This pillar will focus on enhancing resilience to climate-related hazards and natural disasters, closely aligned with the guiding principles of the UN climate policy frameworks related to Disaster Risk Reduction. It will discuss how innovative geospatial solutions can develop robust strategies that mitigate atmospheric pollution, adapt to the impacts of climate change and enhance disaster preparedness. Emphasizing a multi-hazard approach, the pillar calls for inclusive decision-making based on the open exchange of information and knowledge. One Health. The One Health pillar will explore the interconnected health of people, animals, plants and their shared environment, emphasizing the critical role of climate change, loss of biodiversity and land degradation. It will highlight integrated approaches to health risks at the human-animal-ecosystem interface, discussing how the environment acts both as an enabler and an indicator of holistic health.Data Spaces. Data Spaces are dedicated to advancing the architecture of digital data governance, focusing on the creation and management of interoperable data ecosystems. The pillar will introduce the need for streamlining data sharing and utilization across various sectors to support decision-making. Each thematic area will directly align with Sustainable Development Goals, such as SDG 13 Climate Action, SDG14 Live below water, SDG 15 Life on Land, and others, ensuring that the discussions are grounded in the global agenda for sustainable development. Agenda: Register here Monday 1st July, 2024 TitleSpeakerAbstract09:00-10:30Opening SessionFuture visions pushing transition.Europe's vision on data sharing to push the green transition (30min + 15 Discussion)Marco MinghiniEuropean CommissionJoint Research CentreDirectorate T. Digital Transformation and DataT.1 Digital Economy UnitWith the current European Commission (2019-2024), the EU has embarked on an ambitious pathway towards a twin green and digital transition. Interoperable, trustworthy and sovereign data sharing practices are at the foundation of this vision. The talk will explore the main milestones of this journey, highlight the main results achieved and present the ongoing work, which will continue under the next European Commission (2024-2029).Todays Innovation Tomorrows Technology (30min + 15 Discussion)Marie-Francoise VoidrotEurope Director, Innovation Program | Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)Opening the stage with a discussion led by OGC about how open standards, innovations in geospatial technologies, and location information is becoming more Findable Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR).10:30-11:00Break11:00-12:30Climate and BiodiversityThe challenge of organizing very heterogeneous data.Digital Empowerment in Agriculture: Fostering Climate Resilience and Restoration with Smart Solutions for Smallholder FarmersAnton EitzingerThematic Leader, Digital Climate ActionAlliance of Diversity International and CIATThe Americas Hub – Cali, ColombiaDigital technology has the potential to empower farmers by integrating them into information flow and data ecosystems. This not only enhances their autonomy with access to tailored agricultural advice and knowledge, but also tackles climate change and biodiversity loss through actionable resilience and restoration strategies. However, challenges for the ongoing digital transformation in agriculture remain for the near future, including limited connectivity in many areas, digital literacy issues, and the need for more farmer-centered designs and interoperability of digital innovations. We will showcase successful initiatives like digital climate advisory services in Africa and Latin America, a community-led digital platform for on-farm tree restoration MyFarmTrees, and Croppie as a AI-supported coffee yield estimation approach, among others.Data for nature conservation and restoration: new tools and opportunities.Aveliina HelmProfessor of Restoration Ecology,University of Tartu,Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences12:30-14:00Lunch14:00-15:30Climate and Disaster ResilienceRegulations, Recommendations, Good Practice Guidance, needs and barriers. How do the policy frames push towards sustainability and resilience?UN SDG 14.1.1b Plastic Debris in the Ocean: Understanding the Sources and Abundance through Remote SensingSamantha LavenderEO Scientist and DirectorPixalytics LtdThis SDG indicator focuses on floating plastic debris as a surrogate for the broader size distribution of plastics in the ocean, including microplastics. The floating plastic is difficult to detect as there are multiple sources of floating material, and it is often sub-pixel in size. Also, multiple input satellite data sources need to be combined to achieve a global view.From Typhoon activity forecast to large landslide early warning systemsGérald FenoyCEO at GeoLabsPostGisZoo-ProjectThe nexus from typhoon activity related to heavy rain events leading to a high risk of large landslides will be rolled out in this intervention. The data pipeline in place following FAIR principles is required and interoperable application packages ensure a reliable transformation from raw data to information and knowledge. A Taiwanese use case will be shown on how emergency management systems can reduce disaster risks.30 min DiscussionModeration: Marie-Françoise Voidrot15:30-16:00Break16:00-17:30Climate and HealthThe bumpy road of data pipelines in the health domain. How are the medical and climate services linked?Climate Monitoring and Decision Support Framework for Sand Fly-borne Diseases Detection and MitigationDanyang WangPhD Candidate in Wageningen UniversityWildlife Ecology and Conservation GroupDue to climate change, environmental conditions are spatially shifting risks of vector-borne disease transmission. This requires policy strategies and the implementation of special applications for dedicated information like early warning systems. Here we are discussing the use case of Climate Monitoring and Decision Support Framework for Sand Fly-borne Diseases Detection and Mitigation (CLIMOS-Project). The challenges and difficulties of merging data from different data sources for the data pipeline from raw data to information as well as the options for sustainable usage of the applications in free or commercial ways within the EU digital dataspaces.Geospatial modelling of vector-borne diseases: data challengesLuigi SeddaLancaster Medical SchoolPublic health interventions for vector-borne diseases (but extendable to any disease) requires the identification of fine and accurate spatial and temporal risks scales. Ecological modelling can provide this information only if the geospatial data (outcome and predictors) are provided at a resolution coherent with the area heterogeneity (in terms of environmental conditions) and disease transmission.30 min DiscussionModeration: Marie-Françoise Voidrot18:00-20:00Social EventVint Veinibaar & TapasÜlikooli 7, 51003, Tartu.Fingerfood and a greeting drink provided. Tuesday, 2 July, 2024 TitleSpeakerAbstract09:00-10:30Spatial Data Infrastructures and Data SpacesTechnical Solutions - Are they answering the requirements?Location Europe - Linking National Spatial Data Infrastructures to EU DataspacesAntti JakobssonChief Engineer at MaanmittauslaitosHow national data infrastructures could be linked to European Data Spaces. Locationeurope.eu shows how this could be done. Location Innovation Hub host this platform supported by the European Core Data Provider network which is open for all national data providers.The Green Deal Data Space JourneyNevena RaczkoEU Projects Manager @ IDCPolicy, Sustainability & Green GrowthThis presentation will focus on the transformative potential of the Green Deal Data Space (GDDS) within the context of the European Union's ambitious climate agenda. By harnessing the power of digital innovation and sustainable practices, the GDDS serves as a cornerstone in the EU's journey towards climate neutrality by 2050. Through a comprehensive outline of its objectives, key components, and implementation strategy, attendees will explore how the GDDS fosters collaboration, empowers decision-making, and drives impactful action across sectors. The presentation navigates through the roadmap towards an operational GDDS, paving the way for a greener, more resilient future for Europe and beyond.30 min DiscussionModerator: Mayte Toscano10:30-11:00Break11:00-12:30Tools, Gaps, and ChallengesAddressing the gaps between stakeholder requirements and technical solutions - Where do we need to find new or better recipes?Data Spaces Technical Building BlocksJari ReiniNational Land Survey of Finland, and ISO/TC211–AHG10European Common Data Spaces will be based on International Data Space Association (IDS) buildingblocks. This session reveals technical building blocks and potential standards to be used for geospatiallyenabled European Data Spaces.DGGS for Climate Resilence planningAlexander KmochResearcher Landscape Geoinformatics, University of Tartu, and OGC DGGS Europe co-chairThis session will discuss how Discrete Global Grid Systems (DGGS) can improve climate resilence planning and policy through better geospatial data handling. DGGS provides a uniform, scalable framework that can seamlessly integrate various data sources, improve interoperability, selective data sharing and reuse, mult-resolution (areal, gridded, tabluar) statistics and quick operational views alike a data warehouse. We will give an overview of the state of available technology and show examples on DGGS has been employed in climate adaptation, emergency and disaster management.30 min DiscussionModerator: Mayte Toscano12:30-14:00Lunch14:00-15:30Climate ServicesHow can the current climate services be improved?New Climate Data Store (CDS)-Engine powering the Copernicus Health HubAngel Lopez AlosCDS Team Manager en European Centre for Medium-Range Weather ForecastsCDS-Engine is a modern and versatile framework infrastructure fostered by FAIR principles powering Copernicus services (C3S,CAMS, CEMS), platforms (WEkEO, Climate Adapt) and innitiatives as the Thematic Hubs for Health and Energy.ESA Climate Change Initiative (CCI) in support of the Paris Agreement and the Global StocktakeClement AlbergelClimate Applications ScientistClimate and Long-Term Action DivisionEuropean Space Agency - ESAESA's Climate Change Initiative is a major research and development effort that generates global, decades-long satellite data records to track and understand key aspects of the Earth climate system, and known as Essential Climate Variables.The Programme enables a community of over 500 experts from across Europe to exploit the Earth observation archive and data from operating satellite missions to craft high-quality data products that strengthen scientific understanding climate and underpin the models and climate services used to inform support ESA Member States to take climate action and report progress towards the Paris Agreement goals.These data records support the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to monitor, assess and address changes to Earth's climate system.30 min DiscussionModerator: Joana Simoes15:30-16:00Break16:00-17:30Climate and LandDeep dive into the UN policy framework for land degradation neutrality, lesson learned and challenges.Digital infrastructures, tools and data standards for UNCCD national reporting on SDG 15.3.1Brian O’ConnorProgramme OfficerGeospatial Information OfficerScience, Technology and Innovation Unit(Brian remote, Presented by Nils Hempelmann in person)Five United Nations Convention Combat Desertification (UNCCD) strategic objectives underpin the 2018-2030 UNCCD Strategic Framework. Strategic objective 1 (SO 1) aims at improving the condition of affected ecosystems, combating desertification/land degradation, promoting sustainable land management and contributing to land degradation neutrality (LDN). SDG Indicator 15.3.1, and its three sub-indicators, form a monitoring framework for SO1. The four-year national reporting cycle of UNCCD gathers national data on SDG Indicator 15.3.1 and catalyses action on monitoring and reporting. In order to facilitate national reporting, the pipeline from raw data to infromation and knowlede requires standardisation and optimised infrastructures. The pointed out bottlenecks will be discussed.Quo vadis? Where to go?Future priorities to enhance, improve and realize climate services.Panel DiscussionEvert Van BeverMarco MinghiniMarie-Françoise VoidrotStefanie LumnitzMilvari AlievaModeration: PlanAdaptClosing WordsOGC Register here In-person registration closes June 20. This event is sponsored by OGC and the European Commission through the Horizon projects CLINT (GA-101003876), AD4GD (GA-101061001), USAGE (GA-101059950), Iliad (GA-101037643), EuroGEOSec (GA-101134335), CLIMOS (GA-101057690) and other projects of the Climate-Health Cluster.

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HYBRID MEETING

July 10 - July 12, 2024

OGC Open Standards Code Sprint

Geovation, London & Online

This will be a collaborative and inclusive event to support the development of open Standards and applications that implement those Standards. All OGC Standards are in scope for this Code Sprint, including OGC API Standards. The Sprint will feature three special tracks on Data Quality & Artificial Intelligence, Validators, and the Map Markup Language (MapML).

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IN-PERSON MEETING

December 3 - December 5, 2024

Innovation Days DC

American Red Cross Headquarters, Washington DC

Innovation Days DC is the premier annual Open Geospatial Consortium meeting in Washington, DC. The theme of the 2024 meeting is Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Futures. Through as series of presentations, panel discussions, and collaborative activities, participants will have the opportunity to: Gain insights into OGC Standards-driven geospatial technologies for performant, scalable SDIs Collaborate with a diverse community geospatial experts Network with leaders and technologists from government, industry, and academia Innovation Days DC will begin with an opening keynote by Josh Delmonico, Executive Director for the Federal Geographic Data Committee. This talk will set the stage for a panel discussion of the future of SDIs. Next, a series of lightning talks will cover critical uses of geospatial data, including climate impact, smart cities, and open science. The first day will conclude with a roundtable collaboration, giving participants the opportunity to identify challenges and opportunities associated with migrating spatial data to the cloud. The second day will begin with a keynote, followed by a panel exploring how AI can enhance the reliability and usability of spatial data through integrity, provenance, and trust. A dedicated roundtable on AI in Geo applications and outcomes offers practical insights into applying AI within SDIs. The third day is reserved for an invite-only meeting of the OGC Strategic Member Advisory Committee. Each Innovation Days DC session advances the OGC vision of building the future of location with community and technology for the good of society. Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) is a critical component for pushing this vision forward. .stk-4548720{align-items:center !important;display:flex !important}Save the Date Agenda Tuesday Dec 3rd 09:00 - 10:30Opening Ceremony & Keynote - Josh Delmonico10:30 - 11:00Break11:00 - 12:00Panel Discussion: A shared vision for SDI futures12:00 - 13:30Lunch13:30 - 14:30Expert Lightning Talks: Climate and Disasters, Marine, Open Science, Smart Cities14:30 - 15:00Break15:00 - 17:00Roundtable Collaboration: Cloud Migration - Opportunities and Challenges17:00 - 19:00Wrap up & Networking Event Wednesday Dec 4th 09:00 - 09:15Day 1 Recap9:15 - 10:30Keynote10:30 - 11:00Break11:00 - 12:00Panel Discussion: Artificial Intelligence, Integrity, Provenance, and Trust 12:00 - 13:30Lunch13:30 - 15:30Roundtable Collaboration: AI in Geo - Applications and Outcomes15:30 - 16:00Break16:00 - 17:00Innovation Days Outcomes and Future Directions Thursday Dec 5th 09:00 - 12:00Strategic Member Advisory Committee Meeting (Invite only)12:00 - 13:30Lunch Registration Opens Soon

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IN-PERSON MEETING

June 26 - June 28, 2024

India Space Congress 2024

New Delhi, India

OGC is pleased to partner with ISC 2024. ISRO, NSIL, and IN-SPACe are the lead supporting organizations for the event.

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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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IN-PERSON MEETING

July 15 - July 18, 2024

The 12th International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics

Novi Sad, Serbia

The 12th International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics is organized and hosted by the International Society of Agromatics and BioSense Insitute with technical and financial sponsorships from IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, Food and Agriculture Organization, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Agricultural and Environmental Informatics Application and Research Center (TARBİL), and Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems (CSISS) of George Mason University. Agro-geoinformation is critical for the agricultural sustainability, food security, environmental research, bioenergy, natural resource conservation, land use management, carbon accounting, global climate change, health research, agricultural industry, commodity trading, economy research, education, agricultural decision-making and policy formulation, etc. The Agro-Geoinformatics conferences were successfully held in Shanghai, China (Agro-Geoinformatics 2012), Washington DC, USA(Agro-Geoinformatics 2013), Beijing, China (Agro-Geoinformatics 2014), Istanbul Turkey (Agro-Geoinformatics 2015), Tianjin, China (Agro-Geoinformatics 2016), Washington DC, USA (Agro-Geoinformatics 2017), Hangzhou, China (Agro-Geoinformatics 2018), Istanbul, Turkey (Agro-Geoinformatics 2019), Virtual, (Agro-Geoinformatics 2021), Quebec City, Canada (Agro-Geoinformatics 2022), and Wuhan, China (Agro-Geoinformatics 2023). The Agro-Geoinformatics conferences have provided and will continue to provide an ideal venue for professionals and students to exchange their ideas, research results, professional experiences, the latest developments and future vision of agro-geoinformatics. The Agro-Geoinformatics 2024 conference will continue covering the recent advances in the life cycle of Agro-geoinformatics, from data collection (including field surveys and remote sensing), processing, storing, archiving, preservation, retrieving, transmitting, accessing, visualization, analyzing, synthesizing, presenting, disseminating to decision making.

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IN-PERSON MEETING

September 3 - September 5, 2024

Commercial UAV Expo 2024

Caesars Forum, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Use code SAVE100 for a $100 discount. Commercial UAV Expo is the premier event for the commercial drone industry focusing on the integration/operation of commercial UAS and showcasing Drones In Action. The event will feature exhibits and demonstrations by UAS solutions providers, keynotes, panel discussions, outdoor demos, AI-powered networking; and more. The show covers all vertical industries with a special focus in 2024 on construction, energy, infrastructure and transportation; PLUS two co-located events showcasing security and hydrogen aviation solutions. Use code SAVE100 for a $100 discount and/or FREE expo admission with LOTS of new benefits included. 4,000+ attendees from 75 nations. www.expouav.com

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IN-PERSON MEETING

September 24 - September 26, 2024

12th International FIG Workshop on the Land Administration Domain Model & 3D Land Administration

Kuching, Malaysia

The 12th International FIG Workshop on the Land Administration Domain Model & 3D Land Administration will take place in Kuching, Malaysia, 24-26 September 2024. It will be a joint event together with Geoinformation Week 2024 (including Exhibition from vendors), FIG Commission 5 (Positioning and Measurement) Annual Meeting, FIG Commission 7 (Cadastre and Land Management) Annual Meeting, UN Habitat Social Tenure Doman Model (STDM) FIG Workshop on the Land Administration Domain Model & 3D Land Administration The team of local organizers consists of the University of Technology Malaysia (UTM), the Sarawak Land and Survey Deptartment (JTS), and the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) Sarawak Branch. More information and registration for the joint event on https://www.geoinfo.utm.my/geoweek/ (Announcement Letter). Workshop purpose: The workshop aims to bring together experts from the industry, government, and academia, to present and discuss LADM and/or 3D LA related developments including live demonstrations of LADM implementations (operational systems, pilots, prototypes). The workshop will also cover informal or customary rights (, restrictions, resposibilities) as exiting in many countries, next to the more formal rights that are being registered. UN-Habitat is using the LADM specialization STDM (Social Tenure Domain Model) in 17 countries to register these informal/customary rights. Also, UN-FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization)'s SOLA (Solutions for Open Land Administration)/Open Tenure and USAID's MAST (Mobile Applications to Secure Tenure) infomation models are all based on LADM. Speakers who want to share their experiences on implementation are cordially invited to participate. This workshop will provide solid input to the "Implementation" part of Edition II of LADM, to be developed in collaboration with OGC. The workshop should enable making important choices, such as the technical encodings. Deadline for the submission of a 500 -1000 words extended abstracts is 1 June 2024 (and when accepted a full paper by 15 August 2024). Event website: https://gdmc.nl/3DCadastres/workshop2024

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