As part of our commitment to open standards, this past week Envitia sponsored the 96th Technical Committee meeting of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) — an international industry consortium of over 519 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface standards.
The technical committee meeting was hosted by the British Geological Survey (BGS), with Envitia as Gold sponsors. The event drew participants from across the Globe to the BGS offices in Nottingham. The event also attracted a good mix of government, industry and academic organisations.
Envitia staff gave a number of presentations at the meeting, with Roger Brackin (CTO) giving a keynote speech on Multi-standards work in the UK Ministry of Defense. Other presentations from Envitia were given by some of our consultants from the Applied Research group, namely Drs. Adel Bolbol, Stefano Cavazzi and Gobe Hobona. The presentations covered topics such as conflation of crowdsourced geospatial data with authoritative data; the visualisation of uncertainty; and the role of geospatial registries in augmented reality applications.
The technical committee meeting was very well organised and Envitia are grateful to OGC for the opportunity to sponsor the event. Envitia also appreciate the support from all of the organisations that attended the meeting.
More blog posts to follow on our continuing commitment to open standards!
Dr Gobe Hobona, Consultancy Team Leader