The next OGC TC/PC Meeting will have the themes of ‘Marine' and ‘The Built Environment' and marks the first time that the Committees have met in Singapore.

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites you to attend its 110th Technical and Planning Committee Meeting, which will be sponsored by the Singapore Land Authority and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and held at the National University of Singapore from 25 February to 1 March 2019.

This marks the first time that an OGC TC/PC Meeting has occurred in Singapore, and comes after a successful Location Powers event and affiliated meeting of the Integrated Digital Built Environment joint working group between OGC and buildingSMART International, was held there in September.

This, OGC 110th, TC/PC Meeting has the themes of Marine and the Built Environment. As such, on Wednesday 27th, there will be a full-day Marine Summit, and on the Thursday morning will be a half day Building Information Management (BIM) Summit. As is often customary for TC Meetings, there will coincide a meeting of the local OGC Forum, in this case OGC's Asia Forum.

During the week of meetings there will also be the kickoff for the follow up to the successful Environmental Linked Features Interoperability Experiment (ELFIE), which will be known as ‘SELFIE' aka the Second Environmental Linked Features Interoperability Experiment.

Of course, the week will also see our recently introduced – and always well received – Future Directions Session, where our Director of Knowledge Management will discuss emerging technologies relevant to our work. The Future Directions Session at OGC's recent Charlotte TC was recorded and is available to view on the OGC YouTube channel. OGC's work in this area is also documented on OGC's Technology Trends GitHub page.

Finally, there will be a friendly members session on the Sunday before the meetings, to help members – both new and old – meet other like-minded types, make some friends, do some networking, and better understand what to expect at an OGC TC Meeting week. All are welcome.

The purpose of OGC Technical and Planning Committee Meetings is to network, knowledge share, and advance the development of open geospatial standards. To enjoy access to all the standards meetings on offer during the week you will need to be an OGC member. However, the Opening & Closing plenaries, Future Directions Session, Regional Forums, Summits, Domain Working Groups, and networking opportunities are open to participation for anyone that is interested in learning about and furthering the development of open geospatial standards (registration fees will apply to non-members).

More information about OGC's 110th Technical and Planning Meeting, including agenda, the latest information on the sessions, and how to register or attend remotely, will be posted to soon.

Readers are encouraged to use and follow the hashtag #OGC19SG during the week of the meeting.


About OGC

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international consortium of more than 525 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OGC standards support interoperable solutions that ‘geo-enable' the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT. OGC standards empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useful within any application that needs to be geospatially enabled. Visit the OGC website at