Webinars and Virtual Events

Thursday, 13 August 2020 13:00 EDT

The OGC USA Forum brings together thought leaders from across the United States to collaborate and brief out to the world how location information is evolving across the nation. The forum will highlight how organizations are innovating to improve the benefits and quality of geospatial information not just in North America, but across the globe.

Tuesday, 25 August 2020 10:00 EDT

The global weather sector is undergoing revolutionary change. With major advancements in sensing, data collection and analytics via new satellite, in-situ and airborne observations,   Industry contributions to observations and analytics important to weather prediction is increasing rapidly, and are outpacing  government-owned and operated capabilities.  

Wednesday, 26 August 2020 11:00 EDT

Join our community of experts for an upcoming series of webinars highlighting recent achievements and findings across OGC's working groups.  From standards to domain-oriented innovations, the OGC community is actively working to make location information Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR). This webinar series will focus on a few of OGC's Domain and Standards working groups as a precursor to our upcoming June Members meeting. Not an OGC member? Join now. 

Friday, 4 September 2020 20:00 EDT

This event is part of a series of webinars in collaboration with Australia's Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI)

In this session, OGC's CTO, George Percivall, will share what the OGC community is doing to track the latest tech innovations and forecast their impacts on the geospatial field.  The session will present some findings from OGC's latest Tech Trends report to enable you to inform your organization's strategy using trusted technology forecasting, identify new areas of research and potential strategic partnerships, and to plan your technology direction. 

If you need a glimpse of what the future holds for location tech trends, this is the talk for you!

Tuesday, 8 September 2020 10:00 EDT

With the volume of EO data now growing at a rate measured in the order of petabytes, transporting or transferring the data from the data provider(s) out to the end user is no longer feasible.  As such, OGC has been working with the European Space Agency (ESA) to further ESA’s “EO Exploitation Platforms” initiative. This initiative aims at achieving a paradigm shift from “bring the data to the user” (users download data to a local machine or data store) to “bring the user to the data” (move user exploitation to hosted environments with co-located computing and storage). 

This webinar aims to present to EO application developers and EO platform operators the work that has been undertaken by OGC, ESA, and Natural Resources Canada. Implementers will share experiences and lessons learned on how to best exploit Big EO data stores and how to enable externally developed applications as additional services on EO platforms.

Friday, 11 September 2020 11:00 EDT

The OGC UK Ireland Forum is an informal group of people and organizations in the UK and the Republic of Ireland that are interested in OGC Standards and Innovation. It is open to any organization (not just OGC Members!) located wholly or in part in the UK or Ireland. 
The next OGC UK & Ireland forum will be held virtually on Friday 11th September between 1100-1300 BST.  The theme of the meeting will be “Open standards – why do they matter?”  The meeting will consist of two halves: the first one with invited speakers from the UK standards community and the second half with members’ contributions of 5 minute duration.  
Speaking slots are available.

Monday, 21 September 2020 09:00 EDT

This series of workshops - approximately one per day for two weeks - will bring together experts in browser development, Web standards, and Web mapping client tools & applications to explore the potential of standardized maps for the Web. The series will form a virtual meeting of developers, cartographers, policy makers, and other people with a stake in the future of Web standards relating to the display and use of maps on the Web.

Friday, 2 October 2020 20:00 EDT

This event is part of a series of webinars in collaboration with Australia's Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI)

In this session, OGC's head of standards, Scott Simmons, will share how OGC is evolving its standards baseline for accessing geospatial/location information via the OGC APIs. The OGC API family of standards is being developed to make it easy to provide geospatial data to the web. They build on the OGC Web Service standards (WMS, WFS, WCS, WPS, etc) but define resource-centric APIs that take advantage of modern web development practices. 

If you have an application or a use case that requires integration of geospatial/location information, this is your opportunity to learn about the latest, simplest and most interoperable way to do that! 

Friday, 6 November 2020 20:00 EST

This event is part of a series of webinars in collaboration with Australia's Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI)

This session builds on the last 3 sessions of this series to showcase specific examples of OGC-based applications and activities in Australia and New Zealand. This session will be a collaboration between OGC staff and members from Australia and New Zealand highlighting the region's leadership in the geospatial field, the business value for interoperability and the unique use cases/challenges faced. 

If you need to be inspired about the power of location, interoperability and collaboration, come listen to the impact stories in this session and ask away any questions about lessons learned and future guidance!

Past Webinars and Virtual Events

SSSI/OGC Webinar Series: Meet the OGC Leadership

Start: 
Thursday, 6 August 2020 20:00 EDT
End: 
Thursday, 6 August 2020 21:00 EDT
Webinar Information: 

This event is part of a series of webinars in collaboration with Australia's Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI)

The CEO, Dr. Nadine Alameh, and her leadership team will be online for the first session sharing how OGC is evolving to better serve an increasingly connected world where location has become ubiquitous and while our problems have become more complex. The OGC team will share highlights of OGC's activities as an international standards organization for geospatial information, as a hub for thought leadership and innovation, and as a neutral forum for communities to tackle our ever increasing interoperability challenges. 

The team will take questions from the audience. Always had a query but never had the chance to ask? Now is your chance! 

Tuesday, 28 July 2020 09:00 EDT

This OGC Member Portal Training Webinar 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. This 1 hour guided tour will show you how to manage your membership, explain the difference between Standards Working Groups and Domain Working Groups (SWGs and DWGs), and will feature a Q&A session with our staff. This webinar will be recorded and available on our website.

Monday, 27 July 2020 (All day)

OGC is conducting a virtual workshop over 5 days in July 2020 to provide an opportunity for hands-on evaluation of technologies and draft specifications that facilitate ad hoc processing and analysis of large-scale observational datasets on cloud computing platforms “close to the data”. The workshop will be a collaborative effort between OGC members participating in the EOS thread of Testbed-16 and those engaged in the EOApps Pilot activity.

Friday, 17 July 2020 07:00 EDT

The concept of smart cities is widely touted, yet little consensus exists on its definition or implementation. Many technologies are available, yet no single solution has emerged that can be applied to all cities around the world.

To understand better the technologies available as well as some of the best practices underway, IEC SyC Smart Cities is hosting its first virtual workshop to discuss the sustainable digital transformation of cities. The workshop will focus on disruptive technologies and how standards can be used to support the roll-out and implementation of these technologies.

Friday, 10 July 2020 13:30 EDT

The American Geographical Society (AGS) is leading the national and international conversation on the ethical use of geospatial technology and location tracking during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. With a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, we are building on our EthicalGEO initiative, and convening a series of Blue-Ribbon Panels and Leadership Spotlights to advance the dialogue, and frame the discussion, on the impact of mobile location technology on society and governance. Our Blue-Ribbon Panels and Leadership Spotlights, consisting of leading experts from the United States and around the world, will discuss the effects of these technologies on all of us including our most vulnerable populations during COVID-19, and beyond.

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 09:00 EDT

This OGC Member Portal Training Webinar 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. This 1 hour guided tour will show you how to manage your membership, explain the difference between Standards Working Groups and Domain Working Groups (SWGs and DWGs), and will feature a Q&A session with our staff. This webinar will be recorded and available on our website.

OGC 2020 June Member Meeting (virtual event)

Start: 
Monday, 15 June, 2020 - 08:30
End: 
Tuesday, 23 June, 2020 - 13:00

Come and join us for the 115th OGC Technical Committee 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. This OGC Member Meeting will be held virtually.  For additional information,  visit OGCMeet.  Event sponsored by CAE.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020 11:00 EDT

Join our community of experts for an upcoming series of webinars highlighting recent achievements and findings across OGC's working groups.  From standards to domain-oriented innovations, the OGC community is actively working to make location information Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR).

This webinar series will focuson on a few of OGC's Domain and Standards working groups as a precusor to our upcoming June Members meeting. Not an OGC member? Join now. 

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 09:00 EDT

This OGC Member Portal Training Webinar 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. This 1 hour guided tour will show you how to manage your membership, explain the difference between Standards Working Groups and Domain Working Groups (SWGs and DWGs), and will feature a Q&A session with our staff. This webinar will be recorded and available on our website.

Thursday, 14 May 2020 01:00 EDT

Theme: COVID-19 and After- How OGC/members are assisting Governments/communities in containment of the pandemic and planning for future