Webinars and Virtual Events

Wednesday, 2021-05-26
The OGC API family of standards defines modular API building blocks that spatially enable Web APIs in a consistent way. What types of APIs publish location information? Any API that publishes data that includes one or more geospatial coordinates, postal addresses, place names or persons associated with a location. The new OGC APIs make use of the OpenAPI Specification (OAS) – a broadly adopted industry standard for describing modern APIs. The presentation will introduce the OGC API standards, describe some of the use cases they address and discuss the impact the standards are already having across industry. This impact includes, for example, endorsement of the OGC API – Features standard as a Good Practice by the European Union’s INSPIRE community and the standard’s approval by the International Organization for Standardization as ISO 19168-1: 2020.
Wednesday, 26 May 2021 07:30 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.

Past Webinars and Virtual Events

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.

Wednesday, 2 December 2020 10:00 EST

This Winter, the 5th Pan-Canadian Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Summit will be held virtually on December 2-3, 2020. This event is open to all and is meant to foster knowledge sharing, best practices and innovation on spatial data infrastructures. The event will be attended by geomatics experts and data users from the four corners of Canada and beyond. Representatives from federal, provincial and territorial governments, municipal and academic communities, and private industry will come together to attend the summit, exchange information, and discuss and present the evolution and future prospects of their geospatial data infrastructures.

Geography 2050: The Future of the World Ocean

Monday, 2020-11-16
Geography 2050 is a multi-year, strategic dialog about the vital trends that will reshape the geography of our planet in the coming decades. So many trends are combining to have a profound impact on our oceans. The fate of our planet is linked to the fate of our oceans. For millennia, fishermen, traders, sailors, and explorers used the oceans to connect our planet, to control new territories, and to extract vital resources. The oceans today are inspirations of human culture, engines of economic growth and trade, theaters of geostrategic maneuvering, wildernesses to explore, and sites of ecological exploitation, pollution, and dumping. And, the future boundaries between terrestrial and maritime areas will be in flux due to climate change.
Tuesday, 10 November 2020 10:00 EST

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.

Tuesday, 10 November 2020 10:00 EST

OGC invites participants to the Modernizing Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for Cumulative Effects Workshop to be held virtually on November 10, 2020. This 3-hour community workshop follows up on responses to the recent Request for Information (RFI), in which 22 organizations provided feedback on the challenges that cumulative effects studies face with integrating data from different sources, across multiple jurisdictions, and with varying levels of quality, detail and standardization.

Monday, 9 November 2020 09:00 EST

The OGC API - Environmental Data Retrieval (EDR) candidate standard uses current web technologies and best practices to enable anyone with web development experience to easily identify and retrieve a subset of data from ‘big data’ stores. The idea is to save those users interested in environmental (or other) data from having to transfer and deal with datasets that inevitably contain data concerning areas or time periods that are irrelevant to their interests. A major objective of this second OGC API - EDR Sprint is to enable full interoperability of all existing, and new, client and server implementations that support the OGC API – EDR candidate standard.

A pre-event webinar will take place on November 4, 2020 at 9:00am US Eastern. The webinar will set out the scope of the code sprint and provide an overview of the candidate standard.

SSSI/OGC Webinar Series: Standards and interoperability - business value and impact stories

Thursday, 5 November 2020 20:00 EST

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

Tuesday, 27 October 2020 20:30 EDT

The limitations of current SDI’s are recognised globally.  In 2018, at its Eighth Session, the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) adopted the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework (IGIF) to address the shortcomings in contemporary SDIs and to provide a guide for strengthening and maximising integrated geospatial information and technologies to power decision-making capabilities. This Framework, made up of nine strategic pathways, is centred on innovation – technological advancement, process improvement, creativity and bridging the geospatial digital divide.

Thursday, 15 October 2020 09:00 EDT

‘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. With this in mind, the location community must have a platform for understanding the impacts of New Space on standards, data integration and decision making. Join OGC and EARSC for a two-day session from a global perspective revolving around impacts, dynamics, and standards in New Space that highlights these new technologies, the information powering them, and how they are integrated. 

Wednesday, 14 October 2020 06:00 EDT

All OGC Members and anyone doing business in India may register and attend.