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OGC opens debate on urban planning standards

  • 9 July 2014

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is forming a new working group to develop open source geospatial systems standards for urban development projects. Initiators of the OGC’s new group seek comments from stakeholders on its draft working group charter. The comment period closes 6 August 2014. Here’s the OGC rationale: A Smart City’ invests in human and social capital, physical infrastructure …..Read More

GEO sponsors first printings of D_City report

  • 15 September 2013

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) in Geneva – including 90 nations and 67 global science organisations – has sponsored two print runs of the D_City manifesto: the world’s first comprehensive ‘snapshot’ report on GEO’s vision to establish a global Earth simulations system. Warmly received by several hundred geospatial scientists attending the latest International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) conference …..Read More

Urban Observatories updated with dynamic maps

  • 24 June 2013

A trio of American innovators – information architect Richard Saul Wurman, geographic systems entrepreneur Jack Dangermond and filmmaker Jon Kamen – are launching a new data visualisation system to compare conditions and activities across different cities. Exhibiting to around 15,000 attendees at this year’s Esri user conference in San Diego, 8-12 July 2013, the system is named after Wurman’s 1960s …..Read More

Geospatial futures report from the UN

  • 13 May 2013

More than 50 million ‘things’ will be connected online by 2020, claims an international committee of geospatial experts assembled by the United Nations’ Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) initiative. In a future trends report issued January 2013, the UN-GGIM includes ‘the internet of things’ as one of the main trends that will face its member states and international organisations over …..Read More

London swings to Big Data

  • 2 May 2013

London is pulsing with ‘Big Data’ action groups and ‘meetups’ for young professionals to test new skills and ventures from mining, manipulation, analysis and graphic presentation of statistics. Shoreditch (a revitalising area in the old Cockney and neo-Olympics Docklands zone) has been selected by London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson, and the UK Government’s trade and innovation agencies to be the hub …..Read More