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August 10th, 2018
Urban-themed Location Powers Event Agenda Finalized, Registration Now Open

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announces the full agenda for its next Location Powers event, which will focus on Data, Interoperability and our Urban World. The event will occur in Singapore, September 25-26, 2018, and will precede the the meetings of the Integrated Digital Built Environment (IDBE) Sub Committee.

As the world’s population continues to urbanize, the space available for citizens to live safe and productive lives is under pressure. How do we find better ways to understand and use the space available in our urban communities while taking into account diverse and varied populations and landscapes? The capacity to collect and share high-quality Location data is at the heart of understanding how we live, work, and play in our urban environments and is key to helping us see the pathways to improving the lives of citizens.

This Location Powers event will explore areas such as transport, public safety, resilience and sustainability, building modeling, underground infrastructure, sensors & the IoT, and the ever-increasing world of big data & analytics. Outcomes from the workshop will provide the foundation for an OGC white paper or discussion paper focused on location related data sharing issues in the urban environment.

Presentations will be by representatives from Australia, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Chinese Taipei, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and will cover a wide range of topics important to the future of global urban environments.

The Location Powers event will precede the meetings of the Integrated Digital Built Environment Subcommittee – a joint initiative of OGC and buildingSMART International looking at how we bring into reality concepts such as the Digital Twin for our cities.

The ‘Data, Interoperability and our Urban World’ Location Powers event will occur on 25-26 September 2018, with the Integrated Digital Built Environment (IDBE) meetings on 26-27 September. Both will be held at the Singapore Land Authority’s GeoWorks collaborative platform, which aims to bring together geospatial companies, start-ups, and users in Singapore.

Full agenda, venue, and registration information is available on the Location Powers website. This event is open to participation by OGC members and non-members alike. Space is limited, so early responses are appreciated.

 

Event details:

Website: www.locationpowers.net / #LPUrbanEnviro
When: 25-27 September 2018
Where: GeoWorks, 460 Alexandra Road, Singapore, 119963

About Location Powers

The Location Powers Summits are provided by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), whose members have been making the world’s location standards for over 20 years. Location Powers events bring together both private and public sector experts from across the globe and are designed to be interactive, cross-community discussions with each so far having produced industry guiding whitepapers. As well as being a place of learning for everyone about the power of location, the summits are also designed to help inform the future direction and work within the consortium to continue developing relevant and useful standards.

About OGC

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international consortium of more than 525 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. OGC standards empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useful within any application that needs to be geospatially enabled. Visit the OGC website at www.opengeospatial.org.