Webinars and Virtual Events

Tuesday, 9 November 2021 17:00 EST

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?
Monday, 15 November 2021 00:00 America/New_York

The advantages of Machine Learning/Deep Learning (ML/DL) techniques have been seen in a wide range of applications such as image recognition, traffic prediction, self-driving vehicles, and medical diagnosis. These techniques have also gained popularity within the Earth System Observation and Prediction (ESOP) community due to their ability to improve our understanding and prediction capabilities on the Earth’s complex and wide-scale dynamics. Together with the increase in computing power, these techniques are valuable to automatically process and analyse a large scale of available data but they still present some limitations, as an example of DL methods that need large amounts of curated and labelled data. As a consequence, they have become a common language between academia and industry across several Earth Observation sectors. Therefore, one of the goals of the workshop is to share all domain experiences from the recent progress and synergies between ML/DL (combined with conventional tools) for satellite observations, weather and climate models, and post-processed model outputs.

Enhancing satellite observations has proved to be an ML/DL ability by fusing multiple resolutions (spatial, temporal, and spectral) with different sensor designs (satellite, drone, ground-based instruments). This super-resolution task improves satellite imagery precisions enabling detailed land cover classification, vegetation monitoring in complex landscapes, and comprehensive urban mapping.

Wednesday, 1 December 2021 08:00 EST

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?
Sunday, 17 July 2022 10:00 EDT

The International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) is the flagship conference of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS). It is aimed at providing a platform for sharing knowledge and experience on recent developments and advancements in geoscience and remote sensing technologies, particularly in the context of earth observation, disaster monitoring and risk assessment.

On behalf of the IEEE GRSS and the IGARSS 2022 Organising Committee, we are pleased to invite you to the 42nd annual IGARSS symposium, which will be held in hybrid format. We welcome you to join us physically at KLCC or virtually via our online platform.

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Past Webinars and Virtual Events

Edge Computing World

Tuesday, 2021-10-12
Edge Computing World is the premiere series of events for the Edge Computing space, recognized for bringing together the entire edge market for learning and networking. Edge Computing World Global in October will bring together over 4000 attendees from end users, ecosystem and developers, and 125+ speakers in total with a unique collection of edge experiences, case studies & insights. Edge Computing World has a heavy emphasis on end user case studies, sharing market experience for the benefit of the community. Never before have so many edge end-users been gathered together in a single event to share their views and opinion on the benefits and challenges of deploying edge computing. The Event comprises three major elements – The Edge Executive Conference on October 13th & 14th features End User presentations, case studies and business insights from across the market, including sectors such as healthcare, telco, industrial, media, automotive, smart cities, oil & gas & retail sectors. The Edge Developers Conference on October 12th features two tracks of presentations on the tools and resources available to build for the edge, as well as case studies on real life edge applications. Finally, our SusperSessions on October 15th give an opportunity for in depth engagement. Available by application only, the sessions are hosted by our sponsors and Executive Briefings and Developer Workshops with extended opportunities for interaction.

6th International Conference on Smart Data and Smart Cities

Wednesday, 15 September 2021 03:00 EDT

The 6th International Conference on Smart Data and Smart Cities will present novel research concerning the use of information and communication technologies in Smart Cities, and will also provide a forum for senior researchers to establish collaborations on new research projects in this domain. A smart city can be defined as a city overlaid by a digital layer, which is used not only for storing city information but overall for its governance. Moreover, a smart city should not be discussed without considering how to better involve citizens (smart people).

This is a hybrid conference taking place virutally ad at Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart, University of Applied Sciences.

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 04:00 EDT

Engage with OGC Startups that are Disrupting, Growing, Evolving Location during this virtually co-located event. 

Startups are playing a critical role in the world of geospatial, now more than ever. With that in mind I would like to invite you to share more about your organization’s impacts at the first Singapore Geospatial Festival GeoMarketplace featuring an OGC start-ups virtual event during the 120th OGC Member Meeting, the week of September 13, 2021.

With the impact of Start-ups is growing at OGC, we felt it would be a great time to share why startups matter, and how they are continuing to evolve the landscape of location. As discussed in our recent blog: Disrupting, Growing, Evolving Location Five Ways Startups Grow Their Impact at OGC, the organization feels that startups bring something unique to the table and we want to help increase your own impact any way we can.

Attendees in this session will learn what problems  the vibrant OGC Startup community are solving, why OGC standards and innovation are important, and what they see as the next challenges for the industry.

Air Transportation Information Exchange Conference 2021

Monday, 2021-09-13
Smart. Secure. Shareable. Aviation Information. Purpose The ATIEC Conference is to provide a forum to discuss and exchange concepts and practices related to major global changes in information management focusing on information in operation, information services, information exchanges and information security. Informational and technical presentations from key participants, across various industries, will provide opportunities for NextGen and SESAR air transportation information management experts to learn and explore alternative practices within the aviation environment experts global programs and initiatives.
Wednesday, 8 September 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.

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?

DiS Online goes international: OGC and more accessible APIs

Tuesday, 7 September 2021 09:00 America/New_York

Over the past five years, Geonovum has been working hard to simplify APIs. The purpose of this is to reach a wider audience. The focus is of course on the user. Linda van den Brink (Geonovum) is a guest at this DiS Online to take us on a journey towards more accessible APIs. In the Netherlands, we can learn a lot about this from the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC): an international organization, consisting of companies, government institutions and universities, in charge of the development of interoperable standards for geospatial and location-based services.

We have the honor to have Nadine Alameh (CEO of OCG) as a guest this DiS Online session. She will tell us more about the OGC API family of standards. These are being developed to make it easy for anyone to provide geospatial data to the web. She will dive into the importance of FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) API's. Her inspiring story will help us in the way we work with API's in the Netherlands.

Just van den Broecke is working with the OGC API Features. This is a first as this new API is not yet in production [in the Netherlands]. He is working on the implementation for Geonovum so that we can gain experience in the Netherlands with the more accessible APIs of the OGC. These will play a role in the DiS Geo[*] architecture. This contributes to the accessibility of DiS Geo, also for technicians outside the geo work field.

[*] Dis Geo = a government initiative to integrate several base registries that contain location data into a harmonized whole, accessible via a common architecture.

This event will take place in in Dutch.

Open Data Science Europe Workshop

Monday, 2021-09-06
The Geo-harmonizer project is delivering a number of novel technologies and value-added EU and global data sets to help network national agencies and increase usability of geospatial data products for decision making. The project consortium is organizing an open Workshop to discuss issues with preparing and using Earth Observation and Machine Learning technologies for harmonizing spatial data and mapping and monitoring landscapes and climate. Join OGC Chief Technology Innovation Officer, Ingo Simonis during "Bringing the App to the data - State of Play for EO data exploitation" on September 8th, 2021 from 10:55 to 11:25 CET. Platforms for the Exploitation of Earth Observation (EO) data have been developed by public and private companies in order to foster the usage of EO data and expand the market of Earth Observation-derived information. A fundamental principle of the platform operations concept is to move the EO data processing service’s user to the data and tools, as opposed to downloading, replicating, and exploiting data ‘at home’. In this scope, previous OGC Innovation Program research and development activities initiated the development of an architecture to allow the ad-hoc deployment and execution of applications close to the physical location of the source data with the goal to minimize data transfer between data repositories and application processes. We now see Best Practice emerging to package and deploy Earth Observation Applications in an Exploitation Platform. Even further, we see how the same principles actually work smoothly in microservice-based architectures if integrated with standardized RESTful Web APIs. This session describes the general architecture, demonstrates the Best Practices, and includes recommendations for the application design patterns, package encoding, container and data interfaces for data stage-in and stage-out strategies. The session further outlines how to interact with a respective system using Jupyter Notebooks and OGC Web APIs. 

European Meteorological Society Annual Meeting 2021

Friday, 2021-09-03
The 2021 Annual Meeting of the European Meteorological Society – European Conference for Applied Meteorology and Climatology – will take place from 3 to 10 September 2021 as an online event. As much as we regret to see another year without an in-person come together, the EMS Council took this decision to provide clarity at this stage; at the same time, we are determined to make the best out of it and look at this as an opportunity to explore new approaches to bring people together, and how to go forward with future meetings.

11th Session of the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM)

Monday, 2021-08-23
The eleventh session of the Committee of Experts will address several emerging and critical issues related to geospatial information management globally. Numerous substantive activities have since been undertaken and, as follow-up, they will be reported back and deliberated upon at this eleventh session. These include: the strengthening of the institutional arrangements of the Committee; strengthening geospatial information management; the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework; how geospatial information supports and informs the Sustainable Development Goals; the sustainability and quality of the global geodetic reference frame; the implementation of the Global Statistical Geospatial Framework, the Framework for Effective Land Administration and the Strategic Framework on Geospatial Information and Services for Disasters; and progress and activities of the Committee's regional committees; subcommittee, high-level, experts and working groups; and thematic networks, among others.

UN-GGIM Side-Event: Guide to the role of standards in global geospatial information management

Tuesday, 2021-08-17
The standards development organizations (SDO): Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), the Technical Committee 211 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO/TC 211), and the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) have worked in partnership for more than two decades to ensure international geospatial standards are developed to meet the needs and requirements for data sharing within our global geospatial community including to support Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2015 the UN-GGIM endorsed the Guide to the Role of Geospatial Information Standards and its Companion Document - Standards by Tier.

Building the Open Metaverse - SIGGRAPH 2021

Tuesday, 10 August 2021 13:00 America/New_York

The 3D engine of today may be the web browser of tomorrow.

The metaverse will be an open immersive network for gaming, social, and enterprise collaboration, enabled by the advancement of a breadth of graphics technology, including game engines, AR wearables, real-world scans, and VR.

We are still finding our footing, but one thing is clear: the metaverse will be built collaboratively by many organizations where openness and interoperability are core values of this ecosystem of ecosystems.

Come hear from the technical folks from different organizations who are building metaverse foundations and bring your discussion topics.

Join Nadine Alameh, OGC CEO, as a panelist during this event. 

Tuesday, 10 August 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.

 

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?

2021 P3DL Photogrammetry, 3D Visualization, and LIDAR

Monday, 9 August 2021 08:00 EDT

“Delivering the Nation’s Most Trusted GEOINT Leveraging Photogrammetry and 3D Tradecraft”

The Photogrammetry, 3D Visualization, and Lidar (P3DL) Community of Practice Conference will be taking place August 9-12, 2021. This is a joint conference between Photogrammetry and 3D Visualization CoP and the Lidar/3D CoP. We understand and are monitoring the current COVID-19 situation, and the planning committee is currently working on the best way to facilitate the upcoming event. As the event approaches we will post updates on the event schedule and any additional information you might need.

The goal of the conference is to collaboratively drive innovation and explore capabilities for precision geopositioning/targeting, precision mensuration, 3D visualization, lidar, and 3D data related technologies to help answer current and emerging DoD and IC needs. Attendees from across the U.S. government, academia, and industry are invited to collaborate on innovations in sensor advancement, algorithm development, and tradecraft. We endeavor to create an environment where participants can discuss successes and challenges, and exchange ideas on future work.

We look forward to another great P3DL Conference!

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:

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?

International Society for Digital Earth Symposium

Tuesday, 2021-07-06
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) community is buzzing with activities that are closely aligned with the Digital Earth vision. From handling earth observations across cloud platforms, to applying GeoAI to heterogeneous data sources, to developing OGC APIs for efficient sharing and access of ANY information that is location-enabled. Our collective problem solving community is energized by the recent recognition of the value of location, and by the opportunities to link up our expertise and technologies across disciplines and within domains traditionally not labeled as geospatial (such as gaming, digital twins, autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, etc). It's a great time to be in geospatial, but also a challenging time! We still have a long way to go with respect to interoperability across systems to enable the integration at the level that is needed for a sustainable Digital Earth. We need to focus on developing the right standards at the speed of today's innovation; we need to uplevel our efforts to capture best practices for interoperability and integration so that we don't continue to reinvent the wheel; and most importantly we need to amplify our efforts, our very much interconnected efforts, with partnerships! 

Interface by apidays

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.
Friday, 25 June 2021 08:00 EDT
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.

awAIre

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.

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)

FOSSGIS Germany

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).

Geoconvergence

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.