Galdos Systems Inc., in partnership with Simon Fraser University, is conducting a hands-on GML Training Course in Toronto on Friday, April 12, 2002 in Toronto, after the GeoTec 2002 Conference at the Toronto Convention Centre.
“The importance of GML cannot be overestimated” said Ron Lake, President of Galdos Systems Inc. and a founding father of the international GML standard. He recently described the future for GML as follows:
“The Internet is driving the need for geo-spatial information to be expressed in a richer, more functional manner – one that responds to a person’s location and particular needs. Wireless devices like cell phones and PDA’s are also driving the fast-growing new market of location-based services. As of October 2001, U.S. phone carriers will be required to identify the location of cell phone callers. At the same time, data holders are looking for a solution that will reduce the costs of spatial data usage and maintenance as the market expands.
Geography Markup Language (GML) is poised to deliver this vision of greater functionality and data interoperability, and offers a superior solution over traditional geographic information systems (GIS).”
The all day GML course is preceded by a one day preparatory XML course on Monday, April 8 as part of the GeoTec Conference. The April 8 XML course will present the concepts of XML from a geo-spatial point of view, and is a pre-requisite for the GML course that follows on Friday, April 12.