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OGC Update - March 2019

Hello and welcome to the first issue of OGC Update for 2019 - the year of OGC's 25th anniversary! In

OGC Update

March 29 · Issue #6 · View online
The quarterly update from OGC concerning the latest happenings from the organization and its members.

Hello and welcome to the first issue of OGC Update for 2019 - the year of OGC’s 25th anniversary! In this issue you’ll hear about our new CEO and leadership team, our successful TC Meeting in Singapore, as well as the Marine Summit and subsequent Marine-themed meetings, our Vector Tiles Pilot, the joy of standards (of course), NextGEOSS, our liaison with the 3D industry and the 3D Tiles standard - and so much more!
Our next Technical Committee meeting will be held in Leuven, Belgium, from 24-28 June. Have you registered to attend, yet? If not, head to for all the details.

Hello from OGC's new CEO, Nadine Alameh
First of all, thank you for subscribing to our OGC Update newsletter! Before we start, would you do me a favor and share the link with a colleague, friend, or family member who’s not familiar with OGC? I have had some of the most fascinating conversations talking “OGC” with folks outside of our tight geospatial software/applications circles. Let’s spread the word about the power of location!
Indeed, spreading the word about OGC and growing a more diverse yet connected global community of enthusiasts is one of the reasons I took on my new job as the CEO of OGC. I won’t use this blog to bore you with the details of my educational background and professional experience (you can find those easily on LinkedIn), instead let’s focus on a few things, starting with ‘Kicking off the next 25 years of OGC.’
Read the rest on the OGC Blog.
More From The OGC Blog
OGC’s 110th Technical Committee Meeting: Onwards, Standards!
The famous Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
The famous Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
OGC’s Marine Summit, Singapore: exploring the uses, challenges, and cutting-edge applications for geospatial data in the marine domain
Trevor Taylor opening the First OGC Marine Summit.
Trevor Taylor opening the First OGC Marine Summit.
OGC Tech Trends Update from OGC CTO, George Percivall
OGC’s Testbed-14 conclusion and demo event at ESA/ESRIN
Providing OGC Services for Canadian Climate Data
Interesting Finds From Around The Web
GeoPackage & The Vector Tiles Pilot
Public Release of NextGEOSS Platform helps transform Earth observations to actionable information for the UN SDGs Public Release of NextGEOSS Platform helps transform Earth observations to actionable information for the UN SDGs
Unlocking the Benefits of Interoperable Standards: OGC's second Energy & Utilities Summit
Liaison between Khronos and Open Geospatial Consortium Leads to 3D Tiles Community Standard Built on glTF for Streaming Massive Models
Championing Geospatial Data
Smart cities could be lousy to live in if you have a disability
The Joy of Standards
How the word "tea" spread over land and sea
This clever AI hid data from its creators to cheat at its appointed task
The world's watersheds, mapped in gorgeous detail
Current OGC Initiatives
Borehole IE: Demonstration was given at the March TC.
CDB Vector Data in GeoPackage Interoperability Experiment: In process. Expect demonstration in June. 
Citizen Science IE: Demonstration given at the March TC. 
Combined Disasters Resilience 2019 & GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot: The Call for Participation will be issued the first week of April.
Environmental Linked Feature Interoperability Experiment (ELFIE): Presented report and approved at the December 2018 TC. 
EO Exploitation Platforms - Common Architecture: Part of Testbed 15. Tender has now closed. 
H2020 CYBELE: Kick-off meeting occurred in January in Barcelona. 
H2020 DataBio: Conference session planned at the Living Planet Symposium in Milan this May.
H2020 NextGEOSS: Pilots coming soon: Marine, Agriculture, Disasters, AIP-10, and others. 
Indoor Mapping and Navigation Pilot: Continues to develop prototype implementations to support a preplanning scenario. Offers of in-kind contributions will be welcomed for the duration of the project. OGC member representatives wishing to become Pilot Observers may join the Portal Project by clicking through the Indoor Pilot Observer Agreement
Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure Phase 1 - CDS: The Request for Information has been released.
Maritime Limits and Boundaries Pilot: Geoscience Australia, the Canadian Hydrographic Service, Natural Resources Canada, and the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office have confirmed sponsorship of the pilot. Call for Participation is closed. Kickoff will occur mid May in Ottawa, Canada. 
Mixed Reality to the Edge Concept Development Study: RFI was released in January 2019 to gather information on the current state of the geospatial infrastructure(s) for automated 3D related activities with the goal of reducing human intervention (i.e. mouse clicks). A workshop will take place in April in Tampa, Florida.
Routing Pilot: The Call for Participation was released on February 27 and is due April 10, 2019. 
Second Environmental Linked Features Interoperability Experiment (SELFIE): The Call For Participation was released February 21. Kickoff meeting will take place April 29.
Smart City Interoperability Reference Architecture (SCIRA): A Call For Participation to develop a pilot in two cities has been released.
Testbed 14: The Testbed-14 Engineering Reports (ERs) have been published and are available at the OGC Public Engineering Report Repository.
Testbed 15: Kickoff Workshop scheduled for April 2-4 at USGS Headquarters in Reston, VA. 
Vector Tiles Pilot Extension: The pilot was completed at the end of February - see the wrap-up blog post, above, for more info.
Latest Press Releases
OGC invites you to participate in its SCIRA Smart Cities Public Safety Interoperability Pilot
OGC invites you to participate in its Open Routing API Pilot 2019
OGC invites you to its ‘Mixed Reality to the Edge’ Workshop this April in Tampa, FL
OGC invites you to participate in its Maritime Limits and Boundaries Pilot
OGC invites you to indulge in a SELFIE: the Second Environmental Linked Features Interoperability Experiment
Upcoming Events
Geospatial World Forum
European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2019
Locate19 Conference
Mixed Reality to the Edge Workshop
18th International 3D-Forum
GEO Business and GeoDATA Forum 2019
GEOINT Symposium
OGC API Hackathon
June '19 OGC TC/PC Meetings
Newly Certified Products
The following companies have had one or more products certified compliant with OGC standards since the December issue of OGC Update:
  • Rolta India, Ltd.
  • IIC Technologies Limited
  • Open Source Geospatial Foundation
  • Politerm OOO
  • Florence Research Association
  • Geodan Holding BV
  • Genesys International Co, Ltd
  • Geotwo Co, Ltd
  • RSI Softech India Pvt Ltd
  • G-Inno Systems Inc
  • Pitney Bowes Software
  • PiriReis Bilisim Teknolojileri
  • US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
  • Compusult Limited
Attendees of OGC's #WomenInGeospatial Breakfast for #IWD2019
Attendees of OGC's #WomenInGeospatial Breakfast for #IWD2019
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