Making Location Work for Smart Cities – the Case for Location Standards
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
Just the facts
With the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) population numbers are quickly being out-paced by the number of Internet-connected devices. This explosion in devices, many of them mobile, has resulted a corresponding explosion in location-based data. And with over half the world’s population now living in cities, municipal services are strained. More efficient use of city resources will require the use of location-based data in order to improve utilities management and emergency response, expand the capabilities of urban maps and help citizens and businesses achieve their goals. Yet, without standards for communicating location information, apps and servers cannot exchange data about the locations of people, places and things. Join this webinar to learn how the smartest cities are facilitating interoperability.
In this webinar you will learn:
- What location information is vital in a Smart City, and why communicating location information is so problematic
- What location standards are available, who implements them, and which standards have not yet been completed
- What Smart Cities are doing to promote and benefit from open standards that make location information publishable, discoverable, assessable, accessible and usable
Smart Cities encourage and in some cases mandate standard ways of encoding points, lines, polygons, 3D urban models, routes, LiDAR point clouds, and aerial images through indoor and outdoor location standards, web access standards, and sensor standards.
Dr. Steve Liang, Assistant Professor, University of Calgary
Carsten Roensdorf, Spatial Data Expert and Advisor, Ordnance Survey
George Percivall, Chief Engineer, Open Geospatial Consortium
Who should attend
City planners and CIOs, companies that provide Smart City solutions, universities involved in Smart City activities