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News Article | November 3, 2016
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Open GIS Leader Welcomes Industry Veteran Christopher Tucker to the Board; Announces Key Executive Promotions and New Hires NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 3, 2016) - Boundless, the leader in open GIS, today announced that Christopher Tucker, a GIS industry veteran, has joined the company's board of directors. The company also announced two executive promotions -- Tom Ingold to chief technology officer and Anthony Calamito to chief evangelist -- and the appointment of David Hemphill as vice president of product and engineering. These leadership moves fit within a larger strategy to capitalize on the company's current momentum and to scale operations for massive growth. Geospatial industry veteran and visionary Christopher Tucker has joined the company's board of directors. Tucker is currently a principal at Yale House Ventures and chairman of the American Geographical Society, National Solar and the MapStory Foundation. In addition to Boundless, Tucker sits on the board for the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) and the Open Geospatial Consortium, and was a charter member of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee for the Secretary of Interior. "Boundless is creating an exciting moment in the geospatial industry that everyone should want to be a part of," said Tucker. Boundless has made huge investments in the evolution of its open source geospatial technology platform, which have made them enterprise class and commercially supported. This opens a whole new world for enterprise customers who seek to take advantage of geospatial micro-services within elastic cloud environments. Boundless is working tirelessly to change the GIS landscape forever. The company's open source geospatial technology is paving the way for the future and I am excited to be a part of the journey." Tom Ingold has been promoted to CTO at Boundless, where he is responsible for the architecture design and strategic vision of the Boundless open GIS platform. Previously, Ingold served as the vice president of products and engineering at the company. Anthony Calamito has been promoted to chief evangelist, where he is responsible for product strategy and outreach, educational initiatives and training programs. Calamito has led the promotion and awareness of Boundless and open source geospatial technologies for the past two years as the company's federal CTO. David Hemphill has joined Boundless as vice president of products and engineering. In this role, he is responsible for the management, direction and delivery of the entire Boundless Platform. Hemphill has a deep understanding of technology, open source and geospatial. Having served as the CTO of ObjectFX through its acquisition by TransVoyant, Hemphill brings more than 15 years of proven experience leading teams of developers to grow product lines and meet customer requirements. "Boundless is growing at an astounding rate each and every day," said Andy Dearing, CEO of Boundless. "We are confident that each of these talented and experienced executives will play a critical role in driving innovation and strengthening Boundless' position as the leading provider of open GIS solutions." To learn more about Boundless and its leadership team, visit www.boundlessgeo.com. About Boundless Boundless is the leader in open GIS (geographic information systems). Unlike proprietary, licensed solutions, Boundless opens the world of geospatial data to any user. The experts at Boundless reduce the cost and time of deploying and managing geospatial software with a scalable, open GIS platform -- including Exchange, Suite, QGIS, Desktop and Connect -- and a powerful ecosystem of geospatial knowledge, tools and resources. Learn more at boundlessgeo.com. Follow Boundless @boundlessgeo.


Percivall G.S.,Open Geospatial Consortium | Alameh N.S.,Open Geospatial Consortium | Caumont H.,Terradue | Moe K.L.,NASA | Evans J.D.,Global Science and Technology Inc.
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing | Year: 2013

This paper describes how the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) are individually and collaboratively strengthening worldwide ability for agencies to manage the disasters lifecycle. The Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP) of GEO has, through an agile development process, deployed and tested advanced information systems for Earth Observations based on interoperability arrangements. In particular, AIP has focused on several disaster management scenarios resulting in an architecture that has improved the ready viability and usability of data for disasters. CEOS is constructing a reference architecture, intended to streamline access to satellite data and services for disaster management and risk assessment. The CEOS approach aims to support disaster management activities with satellite information in a holistic fashion, taking account of their overlaps and interdependencies. Jointly GEO and CEOS are now working to align the approaches for disaster management to describe enterprise components and improve understanding of contributed systems and their roles. The coordination has lead to refinements of the Disaster Management Scenario via further implementation in AIP-5. By collaborating via the CEOS working groups and the Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS) communities of practice, these efforts are intended to engage the international community focused on disaster management and risk assessment to fully utilize remote sensing resources for societal benefit. © 2013 IEEE.


Receive press releases from Geospatial Media and Communications Pvt Ltd: By Email Celebrate the Legendary Leaders of the Geospatial Industry at GWF 2017’s Hall of Fame Geospatial Hall of Fame is a unique platform to celebrate and recognize the living legends of the geospatial industry. Noida, India, December 10, 2016 --( They're recognizing ten pioneers known for their relentless leadership and innovative ideas, which ultimately changed the face of the geospatial industry. These are: Charles Trimble, Founder of Trimble Inc. Jack Dangermond, Founder of Esri Prof Shunji Murai, Founder of Asian Association on Remote Sensing KK Singh, Founder of Rolta Group Alain De Taeye, Founder of TeleAtlas Barbara J. Ryan, Secretariat Director, Group on Earth Observations David Schell, Founder of Open Geospatial Consortium Walter Scott, Founder of DigitalGlobe Kanwar Chadha, Founder of SiRF Technology Prof Michael Goodchild, Founder of UCSB Center for Spatial Studies Introducing the platform, Sanjay Kumar, CEO, Geospatial Media and Communications, explained, “Geospatial Hall of Fame is a collective and collaborative thought by the Advisory Board of Geospatial Media and Communications. It aims to celebrate, cherish and recognize those whose have the passion, vision, knowledge, leadership, and business acumen.” “Tracing the ‘Geospatial Saga’, Geospatial Media and Communications is paying its gratitude to the living legends of this thriving industry. We want to felicitate the founders/innovators who laid the pillars of foundation for the geospatial industry, which is a USD 500 billion industry (globally),” he added. Around 3000+ geospatial professionals attending Geospatial World Forum 2017 will get a chance to witness the Geospatial Hall of Fame, and get an exclusive opportunity to meet with these pioneers. About Geospatial World Forum Geospatial World Forum is known as the only conference covering the entire spectrum of geospatial technologies, workflows, policies and practices in one global platform. Founded in Hyderabad in 2007, the conference has travelled to Amsterdam, Geneva, Lisbon and Rotterdam. GWF is coming back to Hyderabad in 2017, and being co-hosted by Survey of India and Indian Space Research Organization. Scheduled to take place from January 23- 25, 2017, the conference is expected to witness participation of 3000+ delegates from 100 countries. The event will be action packed with more than 30 thematic sessions and workshops with over 300 presentations. About Geospatial Hall of Fame We’re celebrating individuals who represent the uniqueness, the innovativeness and the diversity of the geospatial industry. They’re as iconic as they’re unforgettable. In a world where location is becoming fundamental to all decision-making, these individuals have not only taken our industry to new heights, but have also made the term ‘geospatial’ a term of common man. They inspire us to innovate, and motivate us to work towards making the world a better place. We salute these extraordinary leaders who took the road not taken and did the impossible – took geospatial technologies out of research labs in limited sectors and introduced it into our everyday chores. About Geospatial Media and Communications Known for its quality publication and insightful geospatial conferences, Geospatial Media and Communications is a global organization that believes in making a difference through geospatial knowledge in world economy. Media Contacts Harsha Vardhan Harsha [@] geospatialmedia [.] net Tel: +91-120-4612500 Sanskriti Shukla sanskriti [@] geospatialmedia [.] net Tel: +91-120-4612500 Noida, India, December 10, 2016 --( PR.com )-- Geospatial Media and Communications is glad to introduce the 'Geospatial Hall of Fame’, a platform that celebrates and recognizes the unsurpassable legends of the geospatial industry. Ten visionary leaders, whose passion, vision, knowledge, leadership, and business acumen have brought geospatial industry to a global arena, will be felicitated and added to the ‘Geospatial Hall of Fame’. The felicitation will take place on January 23, 2017, during Geospatial World Forum 2017, at Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad, India. Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Railways, Government of India, will grace us with his presence as chief guest for the occasion.They're recognizing ten pioneers known for their relentless leadership and innovative ideas, which ultimately changed the face of the geospatial industry. These are:Charles Trimble, Founder of Trimble Inc.Jack Dangermond, Founder of EsriProf Shunji Murai, Founder of Asian Association on Remote SensingKK Singh, Founder of Rolta GroupAlain De Taeye, Founder of TeleAtlasBarbara J. Ryan, Secretariat Director, Group on Earth ObservationsDavid Schell, Founder of Open Geospatial ConsortiumWalter Scott, Founder of DigitalGlobeKanwar Chadha, Founder of SiRF TechnologyProf Michael Goodchild, Founder of UCSB Center for Spatial StudiesIntroducing the platform, Sanjay Kumar, CEO, Geospatial Media and Communications, explained, “Geospatial Hall of Fame is a collective and collaborative thought by the Advisory Board of Geospatial Media and Communications. It aims to celebrate, cherish and recognize those whose have the passion, vision, knowledge, leadership, and business acumen.”“Tracing the ‘Geospatial Saga’, Geospatial Media and Communications is paying its gratitude to the living legends of this thriving industry. We want to felicitate the founders/innovators who laid the pillars of foundation for the geospatial industry, which is a USD 500 billion industry (globally),” he added.Around 3000+ geospatial professionals attending Geospatial World Forum 2017 will get a chance to witness the Geospatial Hall of Fame, and get an exclusive opportunity to meet with these pioneers.About Geospatial World ForumGeospatial World Forum is known as the only conference covering the entire spectrum of geospatial technologies, workflows, policies and practices in one global platform. Founded in Hyderabad in 2007, the conference has travelled to Amsterdam, Geneva, Lisbon and Rotterdam. GWF is coming back to Hyderabad in 2017, and being co-hosted by Survey of India and Indian Space Research Organization. Scheduled to take place from January 23- 25, 2017, the conference is expected to witness participation of 3000+ delegates from 100 countries. The event will be action packed with more than 30 thematic sessions and workshops with over 300 presentations.About Geospatial Hall of FameWe’re celebrating individuals who represent the uniqueness, the innovativeness and the diversity of the geospatial industry. They’re as iconic as they’re unforgettable. In a world where location is becoming fundamental to all decision-making, these individuals have not only taken our industry to new heights, but have also made the term ‘geospatial’ a term of common man. They inspire us to innovate, and motivate us to work towards making the world a better place. We salute these extraordinary leaders who took the road not taken and did the impossible – took geospatial technologies out of research labs in limited sectors and introduced it into our everyday chores.About Geospatial Media and CommunicationsKnown for its quality publication and insightful geospatial conferences, Geospatial Media and Communications is a global organization that believes in making a difference through geospatial knowledge in world economy.Media ContactsHarsha VardhanHarsha [@] geospatialmedia [.] netTel: +91-120-4612500Sanskriti Shuklasanskriti [@] geospatialmedia [.] netTel: +91-120-4612500 Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Geospatial Media and Communications Pvt Ltd


Terra Pixel Streamap Geospatial Data Management Cloud Platform Now Available to U.S. Intelligence Agencies Via a Cloud Marketplace BETHESDA, MD and RESTON, VA--(Marketwired - November 10, 2016) - Terra Pixel, an Open Geospatial imagery streaming service provider, and Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, today announced that Terra Pixel's Streamap solution is now available through Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace for the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). AWS Marketplace for the U.S. IC is designed exclusively for the 17 intelligence agencies to evaluate, purchase, and deploy in minutes via 1-Click® a broad array of common software infrastructure, developer tools, and business software products, with the categories of products and vendors growing over time. Terra Pixel's Dr. Andrew Palowitch commented: "As the commercial industry and government agencies transition from downloading imagery data to streaming analytics, we are privileged and excited about the collaboration with Carahsoft and AWS to contribute to our national programs." Terra Pixel's Streamap platform eliminates traditional geospatial data management challenges, such as massive storage requirements, expansive processing power, and time-consuming proprietary integrations, by using the power, scalability and agility of cloud computing to normalize, index, share, search and subscribe to Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards-based geospatial data sets. "We're excited to expand our portfolio of solutions available on AWS Marketplace for the U.S. IC with Terra Pixel's Streamap platform. With the marketplace's 1-Click® feature, our IC customers can now easily access Terra Pixel to become their own OGC standards-based content providers and subscribers within minutes and at competitive prices," said Matt Rattigan, Manager of AWS Marketplace Solutions at Carahsoft. With Terra Pixel's Streamap web service, agencies can store their geospatial data, thus making it discoverable and accessible outside of the original data source. Moreover, the streaming service is reliable and scalable, allowing agencies to reduce costs and focus on geospatial application development. "Geospatial data content management historically has been very expensive and time-consuming. However, Terra Pixel's Streamap cloud platform maximizes the value of geospatial data by unlocking it from propriety data standards which makes the process accessible, efficient, and scalable," said Tiffany Goddard, Director of Geospatial Solutions at Carahsoft. "We are pleased to help Terra Pixel and our reseller ecosystem partners provide cost-saving and scalable geospatial data management solutions to the intelligence community via AWS Marketplace for the U.S. IC." AWS Marketplace for the U.S. IC provides the same purchasing convenience, open and transparent license terms and conditions, and variety of pricing models, including hourly usage and annual subscription, as the commercial AWS Marketplace. It also supports Bring-Your-Own-License (BYOL) so that agencies can more easily migrate existing software licenses and applications. AWS Marketplace for the U.S. IC is part of the Commercial Cloud Services (C2S) program, under the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Intelligence Community (IC) Information Technology Enterprise (IC ITE). Terra Pixel's Streamap platform is available immediately through AWS Marketplace for the U.S. IC via Carahsoft which serves as Terra Pixel's master government aggregator and distributor. For more information, contact the Terra Pixel team at Carahsoft at (703) 230-7579 or geospatial@carahsoft.com. About Carahsoft Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. As a top-performing GSA Schedule and SEWP contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed technology vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators, and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value. The company's dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver VMware, Symantec, Veritas, EMC, Adobe, F5 Networks, Google Cloud, ServiceNow, Open Source, HPE Software, SAP, Salesforce, and Innovative and Intelligence products and services, among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer, and is listed annually among the industry's fastest growing firms by CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, and SmartCEO. Visit us at www.carahsoft.com.


News Article | November 28, 2016
Site: www.marketwired.com

ORLANDO, FLORIDA--(Marketwired - Nov. 28, 2016) - Presagis™ is launching its CRAFT series,line of customizable simulation platform at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) taking place November 28 to December 1 in Orlando, FL. (Presagis booth: #1057) Presagis, a recognized leader in modeling and simulation software, is breaking new ground with an innovative line of ready-to-use simulation platforms designed for clients seeking high-fidelity aerial simulation solutions that are both customizable and competitively priced. The new CRAFT Series includes HELI CRAFT and UAV CRAFT, turnkey helicopter and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) simulation platforms, designed for the research and design communities as well as for task and procedures training. More than 25 years' experience in the simulation industry has gone into the design of this new product line. High-fidelity flight and avionics systems simulation with motion and vibration feedback, physics-based sensors and weapons and built-in Computer Generated Forces (CGF) all contribute to making CRAFT Series simulation platforms a unique proposition for the military simulation market. "The CRAFT Series provides an unmatched simulation platform for situations where a highly realistic and immersive experience is sought after in a customizable, cost-effective product, " said Stéphane Blondin, Presagis' Head of Product Management and Marketing. "This novel approach allows pilots and payload operators to train for complex tasks and procedures as well as researchers to evaluate and experiment without the usual costs and accessibility constraints of high-end certified simulators." In the area of research and development, the modular open-architecture system allows for "test bench" applications for a wide range of applications that include design and acquisition requirements analysis, custom software or hardware-in-the-loop development, all the way to end-to-end platform development based on the V-Model design approach. "Our move into the customizable simulation platform space with UAV CRAFT and HELI CRAFT reflects our strategy to leverage our significant simulation expertise as well as software andand systems development experience to help clients accelerate market delivery and reduce costs, said Jean-Michel Brière, Presagis' General Manager. Among the other innovative products from Presagis debuting at I/ITSEC 2016 is the company's new line of non-ITAR sensors, including Ondulus IR, delivering high-quality materials-based real-time infrared sensor simulation. Also on display will be the new 64-bit version of Ondulus Radar now featuring a new Weather Radar option that was added to the previously available RBGM, MTI, ISAR, Strip and Spot SAR modes. I/ITSEC 2016 also marks the adoption of CDB (formerly "Common Database") as an Open Geospatial Consortium standard. Presagis played an instrumental role in the development of CDB, as part of collaborations between US agencies and the simulation industry. Presagis is proud to be a part of OGC, and will continue to contribute within the community in the evolution of CDB and other OGC standards. Presagis is a global leader providing commercial modeling, simulation, and embedded software solutions to the aerospace, defense and security, and critical infrastructure markets. Presagis combines an open simulation development framework with expert professional services to help customers streamline development workflows, reduce project risks, and deliver game-quality immersive simulations. Presagis is also at the forefront of avionics software design for certifiable cockpit displays. The company serves hundreds of customers worldwide, including many of the world's most respected organizations such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Airbus, BAE Systems, and CAE. For more information, visit www.presagis.com. © 2016 Presagis Canada Inc. and/or Presagis USA Inc. All rights reserved. Presagis means Presagis Canada Inc., Presagis USA Inc.,and/or Presagis Europe SA. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.


Reed C.,Carl Reed and Associates | Buehler K.,Image Matters | McKee L.,Open Geospatial Consortium
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information | Year: 2015

This paper describes the history, background, and current status of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards development consensus process. The roots of the formation of the OGC lie in the early 1990s when a very strong market requirement for exchanging GIS data content was clearly stated. At that time, each GIS vendor had their own formats for publishing and/or exchanging their GIS data. There was no mechanism or organization that provided a forum for the GIS vendors and GIS data users to collaborate and agree on how to share GIS data. That requirement, along with the vision of a few individuals, led to the formation of the OGC. This paper describes the early development of the consensus process in the OGC, how this process has evolved over time, why consensus is so important for defining open standards that are implemented in the marketplace, and the future of the OGC consensus process. © 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.


Percivall G.,Open Geospatial Consortium | Simonis I.,Open Geospatial Consortium Europe
International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives | Year: 2016

The necessity of open standards for effective sharing and use of remote sensing continues to receive increasing emphasis in policies of agencies and projects around the world. Coordination on the development of open standards for geospatial information is a vital step to insure that the technical standards are ready to support the policy objectives. The mission of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is to advance development and use of international standards and supporting services that promote geospatial interoperability. To accomplish this mission, OGC serves as the global forum for the collaboration of geospatial data / solution providers and users. Photogrammetry and remote sensing are sources of the largest and most complex geospatial information. Some of the most mature OGC standards for remote sensing include the Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) standards, the Web Coverage Service (WCS) suite of standards, encodings such as NetCDF, GMLJP2 and GeoPackage, and the soon to be approved Discrete Global Grid Systems (DGGS) standard. In collaboration with ISPRS, OGC working with government, research and industrial organizations continue to advance the state of geospatial standards for full use of photogrammetry and remote sensing.


Percivall G.,Open Geospatial Consortium
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering | Year: 2013

Making new connections in existing data is a powerful method to gain understanding of the world. Data fusion is not a new topic, but new approaches provide opportunities to enhance this ubiquitous process. Interoperability based on open standards is radically changing the classical domains of data fusion while inventing entirely new ways to discern relationships in data with little structure. Associations based on locations and times are of the most primary type. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) conducted a Fusion Standards study with recommendations implemented in testbeds. In the context of this study, Data Fusion was defined as: "the act or process of combining or associating data or information regarding one or more entities considered in an explicit or implicit knowledge framework to improve one's capability (or provide a new capability) for detection, identification, or characterization of that entity". Three categories were used to organize this study: Observation Fusion, Feature fusion, and Decision fusion. The study considered classical fusion as exemplified by the JDL and OODA models as well as how fusion is achieved by new technology such as web-based mash-ups and mobile Internet. The study considers both OGC standards as well open standards from other standards organizations. These technologies and standards aid in bringing structure to unstructured data as well as enabling a major new thrust in Decision Fusion. © 2013 SPIE.


Percivall G.,Open Geospatial Consortium
International Journal of Digital Earth | Year: 2010

We can adequately study broad global issues and policies only by taking geosciences into account. Our research and decision-making must share and make effective use of interdisciplinary data sources, models, and processes. Noninteroperability impedes sharing of data and computing resources. Standards from the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and other organizations are the basis for successfully deploying a seamless, distributed information infrastructure for the geosciences. Several specifications now adopted by the OGC consensus process are the result of OGC interoperability initiatives. The OGC standards, deployment architectures, and interoperability initiatives are described showing how the OGC standards baseline has been developed and applies to the geosciences. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.


McKee L.,Open Geospatial Consortium
GEO: connexion | Year: 2014

The OGC has now become an important standards organization in 'hot' technology topic areas such as sensors, the Internet of things, smart grid and augmented reality. As the OGC grows into new market domains, OGC's open standard interfaces and encodings increasingly become the geospatial lingua franca of the information technology world. The OGC is working with the Pipeline Open Data Standard (PODS) Association to identify opportunities involving the association's widely used PODS and the OGC's consensus standards process. The OGC, along with the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers and the Geomatics Committee of IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, and Resource Data are developing an oil spill response common operating picture recommended practice. Recently released for public comment, IndoorGML is an application schema of OGC GML to support indoor navigation applications. IndoorGML will work in a complementary and synergistic way with the OGC CityGML encoding standard, an information model for the representation of 3D urban objects.

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