2021 March OGC Member Meeting summary available

Last week the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) completed its 118th Member Meeting. A set of public slides (over 400 MB!) from the Closing Plenary reports is available for download here: https://portal.ogc.org/files/?artifact_id=97133

As mentioned before ICA recently joined the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) as an associate member. As an international consortium of more than 500 businesses, government agencies, research organizations, and universities, the OGC focuses on the interoperability of geospatial data, applications and services “to make geospatial (location) information and services FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable” (https://www.ogc.org/).

OGC membership makes it possible for ICA Commission Members to participate in standards development and gives them access to member-only content in the OGC portal. This includes attendance and participation in OGC meetings, voting rights in working groups, and insight into geospatial technology trends with recommendations for actions in the technology forecast report. Additional benefits are the awareness and promotion of the ICA and cartography to a broader public and further intensified contact with leading geospatial organisations.

Revised Dates for Papers and Abstracts for ICC2021

The dates for the ICC2021 in Florence Italy have been moved from July to December 14-18, 2021 in response to the current effects of the pandemic. With this extended period, the ICC2021 Local Organizing Committee very recently revised the dates for submitting full papers and abstracts. The new dates are posted on the website and also are provided below:

Full Papers Submission Closing March 19, 2021
Abstracts Submission Closing May 28, 2021
Notification Of Acceptance For Full Papers July 2, 2021
Notification Of Acceptance For Abstracts July 2, 2021
Submission Of Final Manuscripts July 30, 2021

New venue for pre-ICC workshop SDI-Open 2019

We are very glad the SDI-Open 2019, which is going to take place next Monday, is now easily to reach from the ICA conference hall.
The new location is Rooom Mars, Miraikan – National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (conference venue). More details can be found here and on OpenStreetMap.

Registration is still possible here.

Here is the updated and extended programme.

Invitation: 3rd International Workshop on Spatial Data Quality

Valletta SkylineFollowing previous successful workshops in 2015 and 2018, EuroGeographics and EuroSDR, in conjunction with OGC, ISO and ICA, are pleased to announce a third workshop on spatial data quality, to be held in Valletta, Malta on the 28th and 29th January 2020. The announcement and more information about the workshop is available here.

Timelines:

  • 31st May 2019 Workshop Announcement and call for papers
  • 1st August 2019 Website opens for paper submission
  • 1st October 2019 Deadline for submission of content
  • 29th November 2019 Notification of acceptance / rejection of papers
  • 6th January 2020 Deadline for submission of final versions
  • 28th/29th January 2020 Conference in Malta

Announcement: SDI-Open 2019

SDI-Open 2019, the pre-conference workshop on spatial data infrastructures, standards, open source and open data for geospatial will be held on 15 July 2019 in Tokyo, Japan, immediately before the 29th International Cartographic Conference. The workshop is jointly organized by our Commission on SDI and Standards, the Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies and the Commission on Map Production & Geoinformation Management.
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Invitation to OGC workshop in Windhoek, Namibia

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.

Invitation: Workshop “Collaborative custodianship through collaborative cloud mapping – Challenges and opportunities”

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 joins SDI Monitoring Committee of Baden-Württemberg

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.