After the workshop at University of Pretoria in September, the ICA Commission on SDI & Standards, will organize again a two-day workshop on OGC specifications, 07-08 Nov 2018, presented by Prof Franz-Josef Behr from the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Co-Chair of the Commission. Delegates will be introduced to the technological foundations behind of OGC specifications, there will be hands-on sessions with specific implementations of OGC specifications, and an outlook into the future of OGC standardisation developments.
The workshops is co-organized by the Namibia Statistics Agency, coordinator of the NSDI for Namibia, and is part of the AGSE 2018 conference.
The programme for the workshop, to be held at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) on 08 and 09 November 2018 provides more details. If you would like to participate, please contact Franz-Josef Behr.
The Commissions on SDI & Standards and on Map Production & Geoinformation Management are hosting a joint workshop on collaborative custodianship and collaborative cloud mapping. The workshop is co-organized with the South African Committee for Spatial Information (CSI) Subcommittee on Education & Training and will be held 14 – 15 Sept 2018 at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.
Collaborative custodianship refers to an arrangement where a number of custodians collaborate to produce a national SDI dataset, e.g. local authorities contributing address or street data to a national SDI dataset.
Collaborative cloud mapping allows for ubiquitous convenient on-demand configured and tailor-made mapping with shared resources between various entities collaborating on a specific initiative such as an SDI or for disaster management. The workshop will introduce attendees to collaborative custodianship and collaborative cloud mapping through presentations, demonstrations and case studies. Subsequently, challenges and opportunities for implementing collaborative custodianship through collaborative cloud mapping will be explored in discussions and work sessions. The results of the workshop will be presented at the AfricaGEO 2018 conference, to be held 17-19 September 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The presentation will summarize challenges and opportunities identified during the workshop, and will be followed by a 45-minute panel discussion on the topic.
Franz-Josef Behr, co-chair of this Commission, is invited to join the SDI Monitoring Committee of its home state Baden-Württemberg, south-west Germany.
In the meeting on 12th July 2017 he will introduce his background and the work of our commission.
Further topics include INSPIRE and SDI Germany, contribution to the INSPIRE Conference in Strasbourg, the INSPIRE monitoring, metadata, and land use classification.
The quite busy conference programme of ICC 2017 included 36 presentations related to standards and 38 presentations related to SDIs.
In the following post the presentations of two sessions of 4th July 2017 are summarized.
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced a new OGC Interoperability Program project called the Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure Standards and Communication Pilot (‘Arctic SDI Pilot’).
For his contribution to ICA as founder and former chair of the Commission on SDI and Standards and for his significant contribution to the development of geospatial standards in the international digital cartographic community, Prof. Harold Moellering, Professor of Geography at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, was awarded an ICA Honorary Fellowship.