2011-11-10 The OGC's next meeting will be in Brussels 28 November - 2 December

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced that it will hold its next OGC Technical Committee and Planning...

2011-11-07 OGC 3DIM honors 3D Pilot NL with OGC 3D award

During the well-attended OGC 3D Summit in Boulder, Colorado the first ever OGC 3DIM Award was given to the 3D Pilot NL,...

2011-11-04 OGC and USGIF Announce WhereCon 2012 to be held in Washington, DC

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) announce the ...

2013-11-06 Updated INSPIRE Metadata Technical Guidelines have been published today.

Updated INSPIRE...

2013-10-22 New report: Data Quality in INSPIRE: Balancing Legal Obligations with Technical Aspects

A new Technical Report has just been published on the INSPIRE Site on Data Quality in INSPIRE: Balancing Legal...

2013-10-21 Annex II+III amendment to Regulation on the interoperability of spatial data sets and services adopted

Date: 21/10/2013

Today the Commission adopted the amendment to the Regulation on the interoperability of...

Geohosting

Karel Charvat, Petr Horak, Martin Vlk, Jachym Cepicky, Stepan Kafka 2010-11-25

In recent years, there is much discussion about so called Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) development. This is actively discussed at  uropean level (INSPIRE), at national levels, but also globally in the United Nations context (UN SDI). There are technological solutions, but these are in many cases not available for small data providers or for an organization or enterprise, which don’t have their own servers. There is a possibility to use Google technology, but this doesn’t fulfil the requirements of SDI building, which has both institutional and technical aspects. This paper describes so called GeoHosting technology, based on implementing rules for INSPIRE and UN SDI and OGC standards. Described are three basic models: use free - publish free, outsource your data services, use your own solution