Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Open Geospatial Consortium Technical Committee Meeting


Sponsor logos: NIWA, Landcare Research, OGC, koordinates, LINZ

The OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) is an international not for profit organisation committed to making quality open standards for the global geospatial community. These standards are freely available for anyone to use to improve sharing of the world's geospatial data or data in which location is an important component.

New Zealand organisations - Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, NIWA and Horizons Regional Council – are members of the OGC and participate in standards development and uptake in relevant domains: environment, natural hazards, smart cities, agriculture, marine, to name just a few.

To encourage participation in standards development, uptake of standards and connections between OGC members and others working in geospatial and related technologies, the OGC Technical Committees meet in different locations around the world. The December 2017 meeting will be held in Palmerston North, New Zealand – the first time in New Zealand.

In conjunction with the closed technical standards sessions, these meetings provide opportunities for sharing information about the application and use of geospatial standards relevant to the local markets or cultures.

An open summit, Data, Interoperability and Agritech, to be held on Friday 8th, will bring together local and international geospatial experts and end-users for a day of learning and knowledge exchange. It will also be an opportunity for key players from the geospatial industry to learn how standards need to evolve to meet the needs of agriculture.

Dates December 4th – 8th 2017
Location The Palmerston North Convention Centre
Agenda The Technical Committee meeting agenda will be available on the OGC website in October.

Registration for the OGC Technical Committee Meeting (members and sponsors only) will be via the OGC website.
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Interoperability for Agriculture A one day Summit, Data, Interoperability and Agritech will follow the OGC Technical Committee meeting. This will provide an opportunity for NZ organisations to connect with international members of OGC and share expertise and ideas.
Enquiries and sponsorship opportunities: Christine Harper