An audience with the President and Chief Executive of the international Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) - JOURNEYING TOWARD GEOSPATIAL INTEGRATION
LINZ, through the New Zealand Geospatial Office, is taking a lead role in helping government realise productivity gains from geospatial (or location-based) information and technology. Reviews have established that open standards for location-based information, and related innovation, can contribute significant returns for the investment.
The New Zealand Geospatial Office invites you to a focus session with Mr Mark Reichardt, President and CEO of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). This focus session will look at the international issue of emergency/disaster response, drawing on OGC’s involvement in the response to disasters, from Hurricane Katrina to the earthquake in Haiti.
During the past decade, the OGC has earned an international reputation for innovating access to, and the sharing of, geospatial information. The Consortium comprises more than 400 companies, government agencies, research organisations, and universities across the world participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial specifications. OGC Standards support interoperable solutions that “geo- enable” the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT. These specifications empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useable with any application that needs to be geospatially enabled.
Standards for geospatial information are continually evolving and New Zealand is in an ideal position to influence the next wave of changes as a result of our experience in responding to the Darfield earthquake.
- Standards are leading the software revolution
- Stories from Katrina and Haiti
- Share experiences from Darfield (what worked, what didn’t)
- Start conversations about next steps why/where New Zealand can be involved in OGC standards.
This is a rare opportunity to discuss and compare New Zealand’s experiences following the September 2010 Darfield earthquake and look at how standards for geospatial information can play a vital role in such situations. We would like to share our collective experiences from Darfield (what worked, what didn’t) and take the opportunity to start conversations about where New Zealand can be involved in OGC standards.
Following this seminar, Mark Reichardt will also be giving a more general presentation on geospatial standards evolution to a wider audience and we would like to also invite you to stay for this presentation, together with a spatial community workshop on geospatial standards later in the day. (See the programme for further information.)
Please also advise in your RSVP if you intend to also attend the rest of the day’s programme. Due to limited space, we are restricted as to the number of attendees and if needed, will run a waiting list if all places are filled.
For updates on this event visit www.geospatial.govt.nz/events.
For more information about the OGC, see www.opengeospatial.org.
I hope you can join us.
Kevin Sweeney Geospatial Custodian | New Zealand Geospatial Office
9am Presentation: Standards evolution (interoperability) in the face of disaster
Guest Speaker, Mr Mark Reichardt, President and CE of the OGC
This is a presentation for emergency/disaster response (and related) organisations to hear Mark Reichardt speak about OGC involvement in responding to disasters, from Katrina to Haiti.
10:30am Morning tea
11am to 2pm Presentation: Standards evolution – where the greatest innovation is happening Guest Speaker, Mr Mark Reichardt Mark will provide an overview of OGC’s current work and the breadth of standards
12:30pm Light working lunch
Open forum: Remaining questions for the guest speaker, Mr Mark Reichardt
Discussion session with a wide audience
2 to 5pm (Two parallel workshops)
Workshop: Standards conversations that matter
Led by the New Zealand Geospatial Office
An open, participative workshop to dicuss ambitions, opportunities, priorities
To register for the NZGO workshop, email lleeming [at] linz.govt.nz
Workshop: End to end spatial infrastructures for environmental science
Hosted by Landcare Research
An opportunity to hear what others are doing and discuss how New Zealand science could coordinate its environmental research infrastructure from sensors through environmental databases to computational synthesis and evidence based policy.
To register for the Landcare Research workshop, email aldenk [at] landcarereseach.co.nz
3pm Afternoon tea