Canadian Interoperability Day, an all-day event will be held on April 23 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Day is sponsored by Open GIS Consortium (OGC), PCI Geomatics and GeoConnections — a Canadian partnership initiative led by Natural Resources Canada. The event is expected to be attended by Canadian agencies, organizations and companies to learn about, witness and discuss the use of the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI) and the OpenGIS Specifications that are a central part of the CGDI’s standards infrastructure. Vendors of GIS and other geoprocessing systems will showcase their products working together on the network, showing the benefits of interoperability enabled by open interfaces and encodings that comply with OGC’s OpenGIS Specifications.
Exhibitors in the interoperability demonstration will include:
Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
DM Solutions Group
Galdos Systems Inc.
GeoTango International Corporation
Holonics Data Management Group Ltd.
Intélec Géomatique Inc.
KOREM Inc. and MapInfo Corporation
NAC Geographic Products Inc.
Natural Resources Canada
Open GIS Consortium
PCI Geomatics Inc.
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Safe Software Inc.
Dr. Robert Moses, President and CEO of PCI Geomatics, Dr. Irwin J. Itzkovitch, Assistant Deputy Minister of Natural Resources Canada and Chair of the GeoConnections Management Board; and David Schell, President and CEO of OGC will be among the speakers. There will be technical discussions of the CGDI architecture and the OGC specifications; presentations and a panel discussion on the lessons learned by communities who depend on OGC-enabled interoperability; and opportunities for networking among users and providers of geospatial technology.