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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