OGC announces an Urban themed Location Powers event, calls for speakers and...

OGC announces an Urban themed Location Powers event, calls for speakers and participants

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The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announces 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 of the workshop will feed an OGC white paper or discussion paper concerning location related data sharing issues in the urban environment.

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.