World-Leading Spatial Experts Meet In Sydney
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Nov 30, 2010
Senior CSIRO scientists will this week host a meeting of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) in Sydney to discuss developing and implementing new standards for geospatial and location technology.
The OGC is an international non-profit standards development organisation delivering standards that help make spatial information accessible and usable for a wide variety of purposes within sectors such as: geoscience, aviation, meteorology, oceanography and defence. These sectors require spatial data to be easily transferrable within and between organisations.
This week, the OGC will be holding its Technical Committee Meeting in Australia for the first time.
"It's a great opportunity for CSIRO and others in Australia to demonstrate our expertise in this area," said CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship scientist, Dr David Lemon.
The members of the OGC work together to produce standards for spatial encodings and service interfaces which allow spatial information to be seamlessly integrated into a wide range of business, government and consumer applications.
"Scientists at CSIRO have developed a suite of products and tools to design and implement common data exchange formats and content and we will be holding a Master Class to share the experience and knowledge we gained while developing these products for application in geological, hydrological, climate and biodiversity domains," Dr Lemon said.
The OGC is an international consortium of more than 400 companies, government agencies, research organizations and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards.
OGC Standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT.
CSIRO has been a member of the OGC since 1995.
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