Webinars and Virtual Events

Wednesday, 2022-03-23
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.
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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Monday, 8 August 2022 00:00 EDT

The SIGGRAPH community has a unique story and skillset that diversifies, enhances, and transforms our industry. SIGGRAPH 2022 is committed to celebrating these perspectives by supporting diversity and inclusion and elevating all voices through our content and experiences. Both in person in Vancouver and in our virtual venue, we offer an experience designed with you in mind, where every detail reflects our collective pursuit of excellence. Discover more

Sunday, 4 September 2022 00:00 EDT

The EMS2022 is planned to be held as an in-person meeting at the Poppelsdorf Campus of the University of Bonn, from 4 to 9 September 2022. The conference will have an online component, and details of this hybrid format are currently worked out by the Programme and Science Committee and the EMS Council.

Tuesday, 18 October 2022 00:00 EDT

The international geo community will meet from October 18th to 20th, 2022 in Essen and digitally worldwide on the web. Enjoy the advantages of INTERGEO 2022 in a hybrid format with 100% performance guarantee. Secure your participation and book your booth!


Past Webinars and Virtual Events

ESIP Winter meeting

Tuesday, 18 January 2022 11:00 EST

For over 20 years, ESIP meetings have brought together the most innovative thinkers and leaders around Earth science data, thus forming a community dedicated to making Earth science data more discoverable, accessible and useful to researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and the public. The theme of this year’s meeting is "Data for All People: From Generation to Use and Understanding."

International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Digital Transformation for Cities and Communities - Episode 12 - Interoperability of IoT and satellite data

Tuesday, 2021-12-14
Episode #12: Interoperability of IoT and satellite data for Earth observation supporting sustainable development The emergence of technologies for Earth Observation (EO) such as Internet-of-Things (IoT) promises to provide new advances in data collection for the Sustainable Development Goals, including in the fields of climate change mitigation, biodiversity monitoring, poverty alleviation or smart agriculture. Join OGCs CEO, Nadine Alameh during this session. 

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Mapping Science Committee and Geographical Sciences Committee Joint Fall Meeting

Wednesday, 8 December 2021 12:00 EST

In this meeting, we will discuss ways to approach and leverage novel geospatial data, analytics and platforms to understand and assess rapid and profound geographic change. We will discuss the geospatial data science, infrastructure and resource challenges, focusing on human displacement, movement and migration due to sudden and dramatic physical and human events.  

Four sessions will focus on: (1) reducing the latency of analysis ready data, (2) data interoperability, (3) data authoritativeness, and (4) analyzing human displacement and movement due to disruptions and shocks.

121st OGC Member Meeting

Monday, 6 December, 2021 - 10:30
Tuesday, 14 December, 2021 - 13:00

Join us for the 121st OGC Member Meeting!

Dates: December 6th, 2021 through December 14th, 2021

Times: Pacific Standard Time (UTC-7)


This event will take place virtually on the OGCs new event management system, Aventri.

The 121st OGC Member Meeting is a one-week long event with nearly 50 Working Group meetings, and numerous special sessions, workshops, and keynotes. Working Groups consist of Standards Working Groups - the movers and shakers of the future of FAIR standards, and Domain Working Groups - the thought-leaders of critical domains across the globe and beyond.

More information will be available in coming weeks.

2021 AI for Climate Global Forum

Thursday, 2021-12-02
A virtual event that will bring together experts in the areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI), conservation, public policy, and other related areas to explore and deepen conversations on how to harness the power of AI in the climate change agenda. The 2021 edition of this event will unlock access to pre recorded content through a virtual platform. The 2021 AI for Climate Global Forum will result in a Policy Brief with recommendations from every keynote and panel.
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?

ISO/TC 211 - 53rd Plenary Meeting

Friday, 2021-11-26
Standardization in the field of digital geographic information. This work aims to establish a structured set of standards for information concerning objects or phenomena that are directly or indirectly associated with a location relative to the Earth. These standards may specify, for geographic information, methods, tools and services for data management (including definition and description), acquiring, processing, analyzing, accessing, presenting and transferring such data in digital/electronic form between different users, systems and locations. The work shall link to appropriate standards for information technology and data where possible, and provide a framework for the development of sector-specific applications using geographic data. Meetings will take place on Zoom.
Monday, 22 November 2021 08:00 EST

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is releasing this Call for Participation (CFP) to solicit proposals for the OGC Routing Pilot Sprint. This initiative builds on what was accomplished in the Routing Pilot concluded in September 2019.

The goal is to finalize the OGC API - Routes - Part 1: Core (hereafter, Routes - Part 1: Core) and the OGC Route Exchange Model (hereafter, Route Exchange Model) candidate standards and develop 3 implementations of each standard. These should prove out the existing documentation from the Routing SWG, and address issues and future works. Everything in the Sprint should be documented in the GitHub repository.

GEO Week 2021

Monday, 2021-11-22
There are major milestone events linked to global policy agendas taking place in 2021, including the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP26, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) COP15, the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration. These will bring a new set of challenges and opportunities for the international community. During GEO Week 2021, we will present the multidisciplinary activities of the GEO Work Programme that address these areas. This will be assessed through the lens of nexus thinking to highlight how the use of Earth observations in different sectors contributes to these efforts. This online event will include the GEO -17 Plenary, anchor and side events. Time will be scheduled each day for virtual networking. On Monday, November 22, the 56th Executive Committee will be held as a closed meeting.
Monday, 15 November 2021 08:00 EST

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and ISO / TC 211 invite software developers to the November 2021 Geospatial API Virtual Code Sprint, to be held from November 15th to November 17th, 2021. The event begins at 7:00am EST on the first day, and ends at 05:30pm EST on the last day.

Jornadas Ibéricas de Infraestructuras de Datos Espaciales

Monday, 2021-11-15
Spatial data Infrastructures for the Iberian Region. The Presentation is in context of the OGC project GEOE3.

ESA-ECMWF WORKSHOP Machine Learning for Earth System Observation and Prediction

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.

Mapping Leaders Virtual Forum

Wednesday, 10 November 2021 10:00 EST

IMIA presents our annual Mapping Leaders Forum, a three part-series covering important industry topics and connecting executives from around the globe. Each hour-long discussion will be followed by breakout sessions for attendees to continue the conversation among their peers.

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?

State of the Industry Webinar: Geospatial and location ecosystem

Thursday, 2021-11-04
Topio’s State of the Industry webinars give a focused update on their market for the last quarter, including a deep dive into the companies, subsectors, use cases, deals, funding, and more. With more than 10x remote sensing satellites planned, more data being acquired to capture inside location and more synthetic data being produced, location data is scheduled to grow 7x in the next 10 years. Location data will be used anywhere for production and logistics, smart cities and will be a key enabler of digital twins. This data will be used in the augmented world as well as in the Metaverse.

ODI Summit 2021

Tuesday, 2 November 2021 04:00 EDT

In the past year, the role that data plays in our lives has come into sharper focus: from the news stories we read to the apps where we report our health and the services we use every day.

We have all become data people, more conscious than ever of the data we produce, use and share and the decisions made using data about us.

Never again can data be the preserve of an expert minority. It is increasingly the lifeblood of businesses, communities and society at large. And when these groups work together, the data becomes so much more valuable to everyone.

Join OGCs Nadine Alameh during the panel discussion: It matters where you are born - what data tells us about geographic inequalities (and how to address them)

Space & Geospatial Virtual Pavilion for COP 26

Sunday, 2021-10-31
Geospatial intelligence is critical to solving the Climate Change challenge. To influence changes at the global level, we need to understand the impact of climate change at the local level. The availability of geospatial data at scale is unlocking new ways to provide meaningful insights into complex global climate science that can be applied to virtually any sector of the economy. The Space & Geospatial Virtual Pavilion for COP26 aims to showcase how the use of space data and location intelligence can help us to unlock significant opportunities for businesses and governments to work collaboratively in achieving carbon emission targets and to build solutions across sectors and societal challenges.
Tuesday, 26 October 2021 08:00 EDT

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites software developers to the October 2021 OGC API Virtual Code Sprint, to be held from October 26th to October 28th, 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 draft OGC API - Common specification describes the set of common practices and shared requirements that have emerged from the development of Resource Oriented Architectures and Web APIs within the OGC. The draft specification serves as a common foundation upon which all OGC APIs will be built. The draft specification establishes a common pattern that leverages the OpenAPI specification for describing APIs.

The draft OGC API - Discrete Global Grid Systems specification defines an API for accessing data organized according to a Discrete Global Grid System (DGGS). A DGGS is a spatial reference system that uses a hierarchical tessellation of cells to partition and address the globe. DGGS are characterized by the properties of their cell structure, geo-encoding, quantization strategy and associated mathematical functions.

UN-GGIM Webinar series on Integrated Marine Geospatial Information Management

Tuesday, 2021-10-26
UN-GGIM noted the planned webinar series on integrated marine geospatial information as precursor activities for the third expert meeting of the Working Group, expected to be convened in April 2022, in Singapore together with an international seminar. This webinar series will provide a forum for dialogue and engagement to address effective and integrated marine geospatial information, its challenges and opportunities. The value proposition for developing, managing and sustaining nationally integrated geospatial information management arrangement that includes the marine domain is extensive. It includes everything from transportation and shipping to basic human needs like clean drinking water. The value of the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework (IGIF) and inclusion of the marine domain in any national integrated geospatial information program include: nautical charting, safety of navigation and transportation; maritime resource planning and management; maritime limits and boundaries; subsistence and food security; disaster risk management and emergency response; integrated marine cadastre; sustainable energy; environmental management and protection; climate change; and science, research and knowledge. It is important to promote and to advise on practical considerations regarding the inclusion of the marine domain across an entire geospatial ecosystem.

INSPIRE Conference 2021

Monday, 25 October 2021 05:00 EDT

Geospatial World Forum

Wednesday, 2021-10-20
Geospatial World Forum 2021 is back with a mission to re-connect the supply and demand of geospatial capabilities across economic sectors through solution-based thematic programs, high-level roundtable meetings, workshops, trainings and various after-hours social functions.
Tuesday, 12 October 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?


Monday, 11 October 2021 08:00 America/New_York

This event focuses on how to accelerate the future of Earth Observation (EO), presenting recent developments in EO Open Science and latest trends in EO markets, exploring bold and transformative ideas that ESA’s Φ-lab and Data Applications Division supports and scales up along with researchers, start-ups, industry and private investors.

The main theme of Φ-week 2021 is the New Space economy and associated innovations. The sessions, posters and side-events will highlight how the New Space economy is developing in Europe and alongside competition worldwide, and how it can contribute to the EU Green Deal, Digital Europe Programme, Destination Earth initiative, UN SDGs, and in general to the EU Space Strategy and European space sector.

It will be a free-to-attend virtual event for the public and in person for invited speakers, COVID situation allowing it.

3D GEOINFO Conference

Monday, 11 October 2021 08:00 EDT

3D GeoInfo offers a forum for leading international decision makers and prominent voices in the field of 3D Geoinformation across the academic, commercial, and public sectors. The conference will take place online in conjunction with the FIG 3D Cadastres workshop.

Join the OGC on October 14th, 2021 at 14:00 for the panel: 3D Information Management in OGC: Introduction to 3DIM, Focus on Practice - ISG Use Case, Some Theory about CityGML and Smart City/Digital Twin, Focus on Practice - Geopose & AR Use Case

API Conference

Monday, 2021-10-11
ACHIEVE YOUR PROJECT GOALS Find out how to plan, implement, and manage your API projects with the right strategy, structured management, and development approach in exciting, informative workshops and sessions.

OS Map & Hack, virtual hackathon

Wednesday, 6 October 2021 00:00 America/New_York

We are looking at the use of geospatial data and how this can be used as we move towards sustainable alternatives across multiple market sectors. Spatial data is key to unlocking insights that determine how we are literally shaping our world. As the pace of technological innovation quickens, implementing the infrastructure and driving interest is crucial to widespread adoption across the country at a national, organisational, and individual level.

UNFCCC Climate Action Side Events: UNFCCC Regional Climate Week Africa

Tuesday, 2021-09-28
2021 is a historic year for global climate action at COP26. This is the year we either lose sight of the Paris targets, or it is the year we start implementing the Paris Agreement. It is our opportunity to increase global climate ambition in COVID-19 recovery and kick-start a decade of action.The Regional Climate Weeks 2021 build momentum towards success at COP26. The Virtual Thematic Sessions take the pulse of climate action in the region, explore climate challenges and opportunities, and showcase ambitious solutions. This is a platform for regional stakeholders to have their voice heard and contribute to COP26

FOSS4G Buenos Aires 2021

Monday, 2021-09-27
Organized by OSGeo and with more than 15 years of experience, this international anual gathering of location enthusiasts is the largest global gathering for geospatial software. FOSS4G brings together developers, users, decision-makers and observers from a broad spectrum of organizations and fields of operation. Through six days of workshops, presentations, discussions, and cooperation, FOSS4G participants create effective and relevant geospatial products, standards, and protocols.

Geoawesomeness: AI needs data normalization: dealing with disparate public data at scale

Thursday, 2021-09-23
Working with public datasets at scale is a challenge. For us, it involves finding, cleaning, and standardizing disparate local datasets from over 3000 counties across the USA. Every county and state does its data differently, and there is no one standard for normalizing this data.. And it’s a deeply human problem -- AI just won’t cut it. We’ll be joined by people from across the data industry and public sector who deal with this challenge to discuss tools, strategies, successes, and horror stories.

NSGIC Annual Conference 2021

Monday, 2021-09-20
The 2021 NSGIC Annual Conference will be held September 20 - 24 as a hybrid event at the Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel and leveraging technology to provide for virtual participation, as well. The safety and comfort of conference participants are paramount. We will be following all guidance in place at the time of the conference and working closely with venues to ensure full care is given. 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, networking opportunities, and participatory workshops and other sessions. (We’re so sure you’re going to enjoy the experience, we urge you to consider participating from home or another space where you can give it your full attention.) Whether you attend in-person or virtually, the NSGIC Annual Conference is the hub of critical connections for state, local, tribal, and federal GIS policymakers and coordinators, private sector partners and solution-providers, and other leaders in the geospatial ecosystem. Like nowhere else, the NSGIC Annual Conference is a place where relationships are built, information is shared, and collaborations are born.

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.
Monday, 13 September 2021 02:00 EDT

The OGC is proud to present its 120th OGC Member Meeting!


In an effort to continue to evolve location and make Geospatial information FAIR - Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable - the OGC and partner community is gathering for our 120th Member Meeting. Evolving technologies and standards for the good of society starts here.

Tomorrow’s innovations start with today’s dedication.

Join keynotes, special sessions, and working groups that are evolving location technologies and standards across the globe.

This event is proudly co-located with the Singapore Geospatial Festival.

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: