Webinars and Virtual Events

Tuesday, 2021-06-22
awAIre is the world’s first event dedicated to the rapidly growing space of context & AI.    The event brings together the ecosystem that is  leveraging technologies such AI, sensing IoT, analytics, geolocation & Edge Compute, to build services that respond to their context. awAIre is free to attend, live and fully virtual, and brings together 2000 participants from end users, ecosystem and developers. Attendees can network face to face with their peers and find their ideal partners using our intent-driven matchmaking tool.
Thursday, 24 June 2021 12:30 EDT

OGC and NSGIC are collaborating on a community workshop, focused on maximizing understanding, readiness and impacts of the GDA, and hosted as part of the OGC USA Forum.

The Geospatial Data Act of 2018 (GDA) is a law that became effective in 2018, codifying the committees, processes, and tools used to develop, drive, and manage the US National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI). Equally importantly, it recognizes responsibilities extend beyond the Federal government for the development and maintenance of the NSDI. The GDA reflects growing recognition of the essential role of geospatial data and technology in understanding and managing our world and highlights the need to support their continuing development as critical investments for the US.

Friday, 25 June 2021 08:00 EDT
Wednesday, 2021-06-30
It is expected that you need APIs to do business. Not only have APIs become a necessity for application customers to streamline operations across their business and product suite, they have also become an integral part of product development, business strategy, and scalability. ​ Apidays democratizes and evangelizes the use and the opportunity of APIs for corporations and businesses.
Tuesday, 13 July 2021 17:00 EDT

During this session we will walk you through the OGC Web Portal, highlighting key sections that may be of interest, sharing tips on accessing resources available to you and answering any individualized questions you may have.

Find answers to questions like:

  • What is the difference between a Standards Working Group and a Domain Working Group?
  • How do I join a committee?
  • When is the next meeting?
  • What email list should I subscribe to?
  • What are the current initiatives?
  • How do I add portal users?
Wednesday, 21 July 2021 07:00 EDT

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites software developers to the July 2021 OGC API Virtual Code Sprint, to be held from July 21st to July 23rd, 2021. The code sprint will begin at 07:00am EDT on the first day, and end at 05:30pm EDT on the last day.

The July 2021 OGC API Virtual Code Sprint will focus on the following draft OGC API specifications:

Thursday, 26 August 2021 17:00 EDT

Coming Soon!

‘New Space’ is a paradigm driven by a combination of technology and market advances such as rocket launches, small satellites, orbital planes, evolving sensors, and ground infrastructures.

This virtual event will have an emphasis on digital twins and how they can better enable both well defined and emerging space entities and describe best practices, challenges, and identify opportunities for collaboration.

Past Webinars and Virtual Events

Earth Archives Congress

Tuesday, 2021-06-15
The Earth Archive Congress is a two-day summit to address the state of Amazon mapping and to help organize the initial EA Amazon scan. Join OGCs CEO, Nadine Alameh, on June 16th from 1:45 PM to 2:00 PM for a Fireside Chat: Power of Open Earth Observations.

HxGN Live Resilience 2021

Tuesday, 15 June 2021 10:00 America/New_York

Virtual sessions June 8, 10, 15, 17

You can’t come to us, so we’ll come to you. Join experts and leaders from across government and industry at the new virtual HxGN LIVE Resiliency Series. Resilient organizations know how to adapt to disruption and overcome challenges. See and hear what others are doing to apply digital technologies and data-driven insights to their planning and operations. Learn how you can achieve resiliency too.

Monday, 14 June 2021 10:00 EDT

Make an impact by participating in the 119th OGC Member Meeting.

With an an emphasis on Defense & Intelligence at the June Member Meeting, critical topics across domains will be highlighted. See keynotes, special sessions, and working groups that are evolving location technologies and standards across the globe.

FedGeoDay 2021

Tuesday, 8 June 2021 12:00 EDT

FedGeoDay is THE event devoted to "open geospatial ecosystems" (open source software, open/collaborative mapping, open science challenges and open engagements) that are used to initiate and grow capabilities across the U.S. federal government. This live, online conference brings together federal program managers, technology leaders, industry partners, NGOs, and many others to gather and share ideas, learn, and network.

Tuesday, 8 June 2021 08:00 EDT

During this session we will walk you through the OGC Web Portal, highlighting key sections that may be of interest, sharing tips on accessing resources available to you and answering any individualized questions you may have.

Women Tech Global Conference 2021

Monday, 7 June 2021 12:00 EDT

If you’re a software engineer, product manager, designer, data scientist, business manager in tech, work for a tech company, startup, digital agency, consulting firm or in a tech department you can learn the latest technology, grow your skills and deliver more value to your organization by attending WomenTech Global Conference (WTGC). Build a stronger network with women in tech communities worldwide, collaborate locally and globally, find new opportunities and contribute to the community to make an impact.

DANIBUS Modeling Workshop

Monday, 2021-06-07
The workshop aims at sharing a broad overview on standardization initiatives for model data, with a specific focus on those referring to unstructured grid models, such as the UGRID Initiative, used extensively in river-sea modelling studies. The community is invited to interact, share knowledge, best practices, and identify gaps and opportunities for the River-Sea Systems modelling community. An objective of the workshop is to identify future joint activities and to put in practice some of the approaches discussed and increase the interoperability between models used by the community. The workshop will host talks by Athina Trakas (OGC), Bert Jagers (Deltares) and Peter Schade (BAW) followed by a roundtable discussion moderated by Bjorn Backeberg (Deltares)


Sunday, 2021-06-06
The FOSSGIS Conference 2021 is organized by the non-profit FOSSGIS eV and the OpenStreetMap Community with the support of the Institute for Software on the OST Campus Rapperswil. The aim of the annual conference is the dissemination of free and open source software for geographic information systems. This is where users and developers meet for a mutual exchange about application and work options as well as the latest developments in this area. It's about web mapping, spatial data infrastructures, spatial data management, GeoProcessing and desktop GIS and about free spatial data such as OpenStreetMap.

Topio Network's The Golden Age of Location Information: Anything Left to be done?

Thursday, 2021-05-27
The value of location information is omnipresent in our daily lives. Initially driven by the defense and intelligence sector, geospatial data processing and decision-making based on location information is now a daily routine. All done? With climate change, diseases, mega-cities, the conversion of the resource-hungry industrial society into a sustainable future, we have tasks ahead of us that require even more data being integrated, more experiments conducted, and more what-if scenarios to be explored.
Wednesday, 26 May 2021 07:00 EDT

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites software developers to the May 2021 OGC API Virtual Code Sprint, to be held from May 26th to May 28 th , 2021. The code sprint will begin at 07:00am EDT on the first day, and end at 05:30pm EDT on the last day

A pre-event webinar, lasting up to one hour, will take place on May 19th at 09:00am EDT. The webinar will set out the scope of the code sprint and provide an overview of the candidate standards.

Geospatial Fellows Webinar Series

Monday, 2021-05-24
The Geospatial Software Institute conceptualization project (https://gsi.cigi.illinois.edu) funded by the National Science Foundation is holding a webinar series to showcase the findings and outcomes of the projects of the Geospatial Fellows for advancing COVID-19 research and education. These webinars are scheduled on selected Mondays between 4-5 pm Central Time through August 2021. Check out the webinar series here: https://aag-geospatialfellows-series.secure-platform.com/. 
Tuesday, 18 May 2021 11:00 EDT

The OGC UK & Ireland is an informal group of people and organizations in UK and Ireland that are interested in OGC Standards and Innovation. It is open to any organization located wholly or in part in the UK & Ireland.

On May 18th, the forum will discuss findings from the National Standards Priorities survey recently sponsored by the Geospatial Commission and conducted by Ordnance Survey and the Association for Geographic Information (AGI).


Tuesday, 2021-05-18
The GeoConvergence Workshop, hosted by the American Geographical Society in support of the National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator, will identify opportunities provided by geospatial science and technology across industries and disciplines to forge collaboration between a diverse, global community of thinkers, innovators, and practitioners. GeoConvergence Workshop participants will be able to identify geospatial solutions to societal and environmental challenges, network with others from a variety of backgrounds, and help define the future of research and development.
Tuesday, 11 May 2021 17:00 EDT
Tuesday, 13 April 2021 08:00 EDT

Join OGC for our Member Portal Training Webinar on April 13, 2021 at 8am EST. OGC is pleased to invite members to attend the OGC Member Portal Training Webinar. The digital event will provide you with introductory guidance on how to gain access to OGC’s portal, an online tool used to connect and empower our global community of location experts. 

Tuesday, 6 April 2021 09:30 EDT

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is undertaking its Testbed-17 Innovation Initiative, a collaborative effort to rapidly prototype, design, develop and test solutions to location-related problems. Testbed-17 outcomes are expected to shape the future of geospatial software architectures, processing, and data handling. Testbed sponsors supported this vision with cost-sharing funds to partially offset the costs associated with development, engineering, and demonstration of these outcomes. These funds enabled participants to recoup a portion of their initiative expenses.

Wednesday, 17 March 2021 09:00 EDT

OGC's 118th Member Meeting is happening the week of March 22 and will kick off with keynotes from Tara Prakriya, General Manager in Microsoft’s Azure division focused on edge and platform, and Chris Tucker, Chairman of the American Geographical Society, but that's not all. Don't miss our Health, Smart Cities, New Space, and other special sessions. Join our growing community of location experts today.

Wednesday, 17 February 2021 11:00 EST

Le but de ces webinaires sera d'informer les producteurs de données géospatiales et les parties prenantes des résultats de l' étude de développement de concept (CDS- Concept Development Study), y compris les résultats de l'atelier de novembre 2020 ainsi que du rapport d'ingénierie (ER-Engineering Report) issu de cette étude. Ce Rapport d'Ingénierie articulera des considérations sur l’architecture et les technologies, les exigences et les solutions possibles pour permettre une meilleure interopérabilité à l’avenir des données d’effets cumulatifs.

Wednesday, 17 February 2021 07:00 EST

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), and Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) invite software developers to a joint Virtual Code Sprint to advance multiple ASF, OSGeo projects, and OGC standards - including OGC API standards, the building blocks for location.

Wednesday, 10 February 2021 11:00 EST

The purpose of these webinars will be to inform geospatial data producers and stakeholders of the Concept Development Study (CDS) results, including outcomes of the November 2020 Workshop as well as the CDS Engineering Report (ER). The ER will articulate architectural and technological considerations, requirements and possible solutions to enable increased Cumulative Effects data interoperability in the future.

Wednesday, 20 January 2021 10:00 EST

As an OGC Innovation Program (IP) activity, Testbed-16 emphasized the evaluation of what should be in a specification, how the specification should act, and how specification-based software should respond. Draft specifications and change requests are feeding the OGC Standards Program, where they are being reviewed, revised, and potentially approved as new international open standards that can reach millions of individuals Join OGC for a one hour session recapping the key findings of Testbed-16, and how they will feed into our upcoming Testbed-17 iniatitive. Innovation starts here.

Wednesday, 13 January 2021 10:00 EST

If you're looking to help shape the future of location technology by participating in OGC's Testbed-17, but have some technical, procedural, or other questions, the Bidders Q&A Webinar will review questions and answers surrounding the CFP and show attendees how to seek additional answers afterward. The deadline to submit questions for the Testbed-17 Bidders Q&A webinar is the January 12. Questrions can be submitted via the "Additional Message" textbox in the OGC Innovation Program Contact Form. Question submitters will remain anonymous, and answers will be regularly compiled and published in the CFP Clarifications Table.

Tuesday, 12 January 2021 08:00 EST

Urban areas are facing enormous challenges: escalating population and energy consumption, connected and automated transport, information system development to meet resident and governance needs. Digital twins at the urban scale are transforming how cities are planned, built, and managed to better deliver services to citizens. Digital twins generally include static point-in-time models of the physical objects, as well as, dynamic models that update predictions in near real time using ubiquitous sensor feeds. Building on previous smart city developments, Urban Digital Twins - using the fundamental framework of space and time - will become the tools and methods for high density human settlements to be more livable, inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Friday, 18 December 2020 06:00 EST

Join OGC in December for the UK & Ireland Forum Christmas Meeting. This event will be virtual. Topics will include the year in review, highlights for the region, and a keynote session.

December 2020 OGC Member Meetings - Virtual

Monday, 7 December, 2020 - 00:00
Wednesday, 16 December, 2020 - 00:00

Registration will open shortly.

Come and join us for the 117th OGC Member Meeting. This will be an amazing week with a broad range of meetings and topics being discussed. You don't have to be an OGC member to attend an OGC meeting. While some meetings will be member only, many are open to anyone to attend and new voices are always welcome.