SCIRA - Guides for Smarter Cities

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), with support from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is currently leading a process to create a Smart City Interoperability Reference Architecture (SCIRA). SCIRA will provide free deployment guides and reusable patterns that municipalities can use to plan, acquire, and implement standards-based, cost-effective, vendor-agnostic, and future-proof smart city IT systems and networks using technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Sensor Webs, and Geospatial Information. SCIRA defines interoperability requirements based on a system-of-systems approach, meaning that municipalities are able to build up smart cities one project at a time, safe in the knowledge that... (read more)
2018-08-20 03:09:23

Dr Silvia Marinova

Dr. Eng. Silvia Marinova is a cartographer and serves as Chief Assist. Prof. at the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia and Secretary General of Bulgarian Cartographic Association. She is involved in cartographic projects at KartGeo Ltd. Her scientific interests are focused on thematic mapping for disaster management, cross-border mapping and mountain cartography. (read more)
2017-10-11 02:48:22

Josh Lieberman

Josh Lieberman is a system architect and interoperability engineer focusing on geospatial computing and spatial data science. He is a senior researcher at the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis and also serves as an architect and initiative manager for the OGC Innovation Program as well as a member of the OGC Architecture Board. (read more)
2018-08-20 03:01:33

Boundless Partners with United Nations on UN Open GIS Initiative

Boundless, a leader in open and scalable GIS, has announced its partnership with the United Nations (UN) to support its UN Open GIS Initiative, which aides UN operations around the world through open source geospatial software and services. With Boundless technology, the UN can leverage a hybrid architecture approach and maintain interoperability with existing software systems to maximise the value of its open technology and open data in global peacekeeping and other UN operations. The UN Open GIS Initiative aims to identify and develop open source geospatial software and services that meet the requirements of UN operations, taking full advantage... (read more)
2018-10-17 10:07:21

CartConsult delivers instant Smart City models with web streaming

CartoConsult, provider of smart 3D building and city models, can now deliver 3D city and building models, via the web to any internet connected device, on subscription. With live web streaming, CyberCity 3D models can be instantly viewed anywhere, anytime on tablets, smartphones, interactive screens and traditional PCs. Using Cesiumjs open architecture, a cross-platform virtual globe designed for dynamic-data visualisation, CartoConsult believes the new web streaming capability will significantly boost the appeal of applying 3D capability to projects. Potential users such as urban planners, developers and engineers will no longer need special software to view the models. The data is... (read more)
2017-01-14 05:21:57

OGC announces new Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure Project

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announces a new OGC Interoperability Program project called the "Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure Standards and Communication Pilot" (Arctic SDI Pilot). The Arctic SDI Pilot is sponsored by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Natural Resources Canada. The goal is to demonstrate to Arctic stakeholders the diversity, richness and value of a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) based on Web services and standardized exchange formats in helping address critical issues impacting the Arctic. Stakeholders include national and pan-Arctic science and monitoring organizations and decision makers engaged in Arctic research, social and economic policy, and environmental management.... (read more)
2017-01-13 03:08:29

Fund for the City of New York Advances OGC’s Underground Pilot Project

The Open Geospatial Consortium announces that the Fund for the City of New York (FCNY) has funded OGC to develop prototype data models for underground utility networks and for the soils that surround them. The goal is to ensure that underground utility data are collected in a manner that allows information about different utilities to be integrated and used interoperably. This will allow cities to create a coherent map of what is under the asphalt and will enable improved operations support, analysis, and modelling. The utility data models that are being developed through the OGC Innovation Program include water, sewer,... (read more)
2017-12-04 01:15:29

Speakers Announced for Third British Information Modelling Event

An exciting speaker line-up has been announced for the third British Information Modelling event, including high profile representatives of IBM, Innovate UK and HOK. Bringing together innovators and experts from across the Building Information Modelling (BIM) sector, the latest seminar – hosted by international architectural practice KPF at their London headquarters – will take place on the 11th May 2017. Simon Hart, Senior Innovation Lead for Smart Infrastructure and Management Officer of the BIM Task Group at Innovate UK, will provide an update on BIM Level 3 strategy. Described as ‘the game changer’, BIM Level 3 puts whole life processes... (read more)
2017-05-03 01:25:38

3D Repo to Launch Cloud BIM Platform with Integrated VR

3D Repo will be showcasing the latest version of its cloud software for collaborative Building Information Modelling (BIM) at the upcoming National Infrastructure Forum. On show will be 3D Repo’s new online rendering engine based on the Unity cross platform game engine, as well as Virtual Reality (VR) applications that are an integral part of the new platform. Experts will also show how seamless integration between BIM and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is benefitting key infrastructure projects, thanks to 3D Repo. As the UK’s premier infrastructure event, the National Infrastructure Forum takes place on Tuesday 13th June at Excel, London,... (read more)
2017-06-06 02:12:43
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