Webinars and Virtual Events

Past Webinars and Virtual Events


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.

Tuesday, 12 July 2022 05:00 EDT

The Vector Data Code Sprint will focus on the following Standards and candidate standards, which are mostly related to vector data and their associated attributes: OGC API - Features standard, OGC API - Moving Features candidate standard, OGC API - Routes candidate standard, and OGC API - 3D GeoVolumes candidate standard.

Thursday, 7 July 2022 10:00 EDT

OGC and Quansight will be running a virtual DevOps sprint using a combination of webconference and chat tools to bring participants up to speed with Nebari (formerly Qhub), and support them in trying out this new approach to automating cloud deployment of analytical processing workflows.

HxGN LIVE Global 2022

Monday, 20 June 2022 00:30 EDT

A truly global, hybrid event

HxGN LIVE Global 2022 will be a hybrid in-person and virtual event taking place from 20-23 June 2022. The event will take place at the Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, inviting attendees to engage with the latest technology driving our autonomous future forward. In addition, Hexagon will host a concurrent virtual experience combining live-streaming and on-demand video for anyone who wants to attend remotely, allowing for much broader global customer participation.

OGC 123rd Member Meeting

Monday, 13 June, 2022 - 12:00
Friday, 17 June, 2022 - 12:00

OGC’s 123rd Member Meeting is here. Join us in Madrid, Spain, where we will continue to connect location, show why standards matter, and share how interoperable technologies like scalable cloud, AI/ML, and more are the future of geospatial.

Multiple times a year a quickly growing community of geospatial experts gathers to collaborate and advance the future of location through new, interoperable technologies and open standards that matter.

This one-week event with nearly 50 Working Group meetings and numerous special sessions, workshops, and keynotes. OGC Working Groups consist of Standards Working Groups - the movers and shakers of the future of FAIR data standards - and Domain Working Groups - thought-leaders in critical domains from across the globe and beyond.

OGC designs, creates, tests, and supports the use of FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) data standards and technologies. OGC’s global community of experts connects the world to geospatial in key areas like climate, disaster-relief and response, marine, and more. You can be a part of this community and help change the future of geospatial as we know it.

GISMO Virtual AppFair

Wednesday, 8 June 2022 15:00 EDT

AppFair 2022 will feature several presentations from City Agencies on their latest GIS advances and use cases with the wider NYC Metro-Area spatial community. The AppFair also includes presentations of innovative technologies we feel are important to future GIS development.

Agency presenters and topics at this years’ AppFair include:

  • Information Technology and Telecommunications (DOITT)
  • Police Department (NYPD)
  • Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
  • Emergency Management (NYCEM)

ISPRS Congress 2022

Monday, 6 June 2022 00:00 EDT

This rich program will enable the participants to remain at the state-of-the-art on the currents trends in science, technology & business and will also give them opportunity to meet and network with a very large number of experts, and to cross-fertilize with colleagues coming from neighboring fields!

GEO Connect Asia 2022

Wednesday, 2022-06-01
Organised by Montgomery Asia, Geo Connect Asia (GCA) 2022 will be the focal point for ASEAN’s burgeoning geospatial and location intelligence markets. The event combines an exhibition and series of conferences, to provide an industry platform which is crucial to the region’s development. Following its launch in 2019 the first live Geo Connect Asia (GCA) has proven itself as the regional gateway to bring together the world’s biggest players in geospatial technology and location intelligence solutions in the heart of Singapore. GCA 2022 plans to bring together over 80 international exhibitors and 2500 professional visitors from the region and beyond. With a myriad of activities including technical seminars, product exhibitions and more. The go-to geospatial event in Asia for in-person and online matchmade meetings.

Democratizing the Real World Metaverse

Thursday, 12 May 2022 11:00 EDT
Tuesday, 10 May 2022 07:00 EDT

The Sprint will focus on all parts of OGC API - Discrete Global Systems (DGGS), OGC API - Tiles, OGC API - Coverages, and OGC API - Environmental Data Retrieval (EDR). Each of these candidate and approved Standards provide a web interface to access some kind of partitioning of space. For OGC API - DGGS it’s a hierarchical tessellation of cells; for OGC API - Tiles it’s a pyramid of tiles; for OGC API - Coverages it’s an homogeneous space/time collection; and for OGC API - EDR it’s a sample-able collection of environmental resources.

Tuesday, 19 April 2022 08:00 EDT

This two-day free virtual event on April 19th and 20th will bring together various cloud-native geospatial communities to share real-world experience and challenges, and welcome in a next generation of users and contributors who will continue to expand the impact of this new approach. It will have an overview of COG, STAC, Zarr and COPC and their ecosystem of tools, along with a number of lightning talks and tutorials. This event will be the precursor to a series of Cloud-Native Geospatial activities with the outcome of a large-scale OGC Initiative aimed to enable far more geospatial data to be FAIR. 

Spatial Digital Twins

Tuesday, 5 April 2022 12:00 EDT

With a solid foundation in the manufacturing sector, it’s now time to analyze the transition of digital twins to a spatially enabled world – out of the factory to the streets, cities, countries and globe.  Join us for the launch of the WGIC Report on Spatial Digital Twins.

37th Space Symposium

Monday, 4 April 2022 00:00 EDT

Space Symposium attendees consistently represent all sectors of the space community from multiple spacefaring nations, space agencies; commercial space businesses and associated subcontractors; military, national security and intelligence organizations; cyber security organizations; federal and state government agencies and organizations; research and development facilities; think tanks; educational institutions; space entrepreneurs and private space travel providers; businesses engaged in adapting, manufacturing or selling space technologies for commercial use and media that inspire and educate the general public about space.

Bringing all these groups together in one place provides a unique opportunity to examine space issues from multiple perspectives, to promote dialog and to focus attention on critical space issues.

European General Assembly

Sunday, 3 April 2022 00:00 EDT


The EGU General Assembly 2022 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world for one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career scientists, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.

The last two General Assemblies, Sharing Geoscience Online in 2020 and vEGU21: Gather Online, were organized as virtual meetings due to the Covid-related restrictions. In 2022, the EGU aims to provide an on-site experience again for those attending in-person, while at the same time introducing new concepts to include virtual attendees as much as possible. The EGU General Assembly 2022 (EGU22) will be a conference with a virtual component where everybody is welcome, in person or online! We plan for the format of the conference to be flexible, giving us the opportunity to more easily adapt to the uncertain global context.


Wednesday, 9 March 2022 00:00 EST

The FOSSGIS conference is the leading conference in the DA-CH region for free and open source software for geographic information systems as well as for the topics of open data and OpenStreetMap.

The FOSSGIS Conference 2022 is organized by the non-profit FOSSGIS eV and the OpenStreetMap Community with the support of the Philipps University of Marburg .

Employees from the departments of mathematics and computer science , geography , the HeFDI - Hessian Research Data Infrastructures , the Research Center for the German Language Atlas and the Hessian State Office for Regional History play a key role in the organization.

FOSSGIS 2022 will take place exclusively as an online event. The background to the decision is the unclear decision-making situation regarding the corona pandemic and the associated uncertainty in planning.

Tuesday, 8 March 2022 07:00 EST
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) invite software developers to a joint Virtual Code Sprint from the 8th to 10th of March 2022. The Code Sprint will run from 7:00am until 5:30pm EST (US Eastern Time) each day. Registration for the Code Sprint is here.

The code sprint will cover multiple ASF, OSGeo projects, and OGC Standards - including OGC API Standards, the “Building Blocks For Location.” All OGC, OSGeo, and ASF projects, working groups and members are invited to participate. This Sprint is open to the general public, even if you are not active members or contributors to the efforts of the hosting organizations.

National Research Council Speaker Series on Responsible Data - Interoperability in Research Data Storage and Analysis Platforms

Tuesday, 1 March 2022 14:00 EST

The NRC Responsible Data Speakers' Series will occur approximately bi-weekly on Tuesday afternoons (eastern time) from mid-September 2021 until the end of March 2022.
Through twelve 90-minute interactive talks, participants will explore four themes in responsible data:

A. Responsible use of Internet-Derived Data
B. Cultural Knowledge and Community Data in research and publication
C. De-identification and anonymization of data for sharing or collaborative research purposes
D. Interoperability in Research Data Storage and Analysis Platforms

Join OGCs CEO, Nadine Alameh, and CTIO, Ingo Simonis, during this session on Interoperability. 

GeoIgnite 2022: Winter Geo

Tuesday, 1 March 2022 00:00 EST

GoGeomatics Canada is proud to announce the 4th edition of Canada’s National Geospatial Conference GeoIgnite.

Winter Geo is the name of the online event, which will broadcast from Ottawa on March 1st and March 2nd with a workshop week from March 3-9, 2022 .

Now a tradition on the Canadian geospatial event calendar, this event will continue to bring together the largest audience of geospatial professionals from coast to coast and invite the world to join us as we share and collaborate in an a safe online setting. GeoIgnite is free for the entire Canadian Geospatial community. Soon you can claim your free ticket.

Monday, 28 February 2022 12:00 EST

OGC: Connecting Location Globally 

The 122nd OGC Member Meeting is connecting the world to geospatial as the incubation center for innovations across domains and the globe.

At OGC Member Meetings, the global OGC community gathers to collaboratively shape the future of the geospatial and location industry. By designing, creating, testing, and supporting FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) data standards and technologies, we connect the world to geospatial and innovatively address critical issues faced by our community and beyond.

The 122nd OGC Member Meeting is a one-week virtual event with nearly 50 Working Group meetings and numerous special sessions, workshops, and keynotes. OGC Working Groups consist of Standards Working Groups - the movers and shakers of the future of FAIR data standards - and Domain Working Groups - thought-leaders in critical domains from across the globe and beyond. 

Come engage with your global geospatial community.

AAG 2022 NYC - Annual Meeting

Friday, 25 February 2022 08:00 EST

The conference will feature more than 6,000 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars, experts, and researchers. Attendees including geographers, GIS specialists, environmental scientists, and other leaders will share and discuss the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience. With thousands of different papers and presentations scheduled throughout the conference, you’ll find no shortage of activities that reflect your specific interests within the field of geography.

AAG will convert AAG2022 to an entirely virtual event. We based our decision on the best information we have now, given the repeated variant outbreaks, transmission rates, and on-going safety and service disruptions that present insurmountable challenges to running a safe, successful in-person meeting.

2nd Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure Summit – Advancing Industry Adoption

Thursday, 24 February 2022 07:00 EST

A two-day intensive ‘Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure Summit’ will refine the concept of Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure (GKI), demonstrate the geospatial adoption in defined sectors, project the value proposition of geospatial knowledge in the sectors, and appraise the readiness for transition to GKI. It will delve upon the following key questions that arise today.

Wednesday, 23 February 2022 09:00 EST

This Pre-Sprint Session will set out the scope of the Code Sprint and provide an overview of the participating groups. This webinar will be held on the 23rd of February, 2022, at 09:00am EST.

Tuesday, 15 February 2022 16:00 EST

SSSI and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)  are partnering to offer a topical, insightful and interesting virtual session discussing New Space.

Join us for a truly-global virtual event focused on highlighting the new, quickly growing Space community.

NSGIC Midyear Meeting and Innovation Summit

Monday, 14 February 2022 13:00 EST

The NSGIC Board of Directors, Conference Steering Group, and staff are excited to welcome many of our members and partners to meet again in person! The 2022 Midyear Meeting & Innovation Summit will be held February 14-17 at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, WI, and NSGIC will be leveraging technology to provide for virtual participation as well.

The NSGIC Midyear Meeting provides critical and timely networking opportunities with state and federal officials, industry leaders, and other geospatial organizations. It also offers the opportunity to connect, collaborate, and share with colleagues and thought leaders in the geospatial community, as well as to take part in engaging workshops and sessions, such as the Innovation Summit.

The health, safety, and comfort of our meeting attendees are of utmost importance to us as we continue to plan for the hybrid Midyear Meeting. We will be following all guidance in place at the time of the meeting and working closely with venues to ensure full care is given. NSGIC is committed to protecting the health and safety of all attendees. 

We understand that not all conference attendees will be able to join us in person. Those participating virtually can expect a rich experience with interactive plenary presentations, access to live chat with other attendees, and additional networking opportunities.

Whether you attend in-person or virtually, the NSGIC Midyear Meeting is the place to continue brewing up geospatial excellence and collaboration for state, local, tribal, and federal GIS policymakers and coordinators, private sector partners and solution-providers, and other leaders in the geospatial ecosystem.

Getting Geospatial Data on the Web

Thursday, 10 February 2022 12:00 EST

As a result of cheap location devices, user generated content and IoT — among other things — an increasing amount of geospatial data is generated everyday.

In this talk I will discuss how we can serve or consume these data over the Internet, without reinventing the wheel.

GeoAI For Good - What it will take for AI to work with geospatial data

Tuesday, 1 February 2022 10:00 EST

AI for Good is pleased to launch its new GeoAI Discovery Series on the applications of geospatial AI and the relevance of GeoAI to the Sustainable Development Goals. Topics range from ethics to digital twins to agriculture and climate change. The three curators for this series, Nadine Alameh, Maria Brovelli and Barbara Ryan will kickstart, alongside ITU, the series by discussing its objectives, structure and relevance, and the benefits to the global community by accelerating the outreach and impact of GeoAI. Each of their respective organizations play an important role in the GeoAI ecosystem. An introductory tech talk by Lokendra Chauhan, Founder, and CEO of Qen Labs, Inc. and lead author on the recently released WGIC GeoAI Report will follow the Panel discussion. Q&A with the audience closes the session.