OGC’s November 2019 AR Summit will bring together experts to discuss how to standardize access to AR related data and services, and encourage AR’s proliferation

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites experts and others with a shared interest in Augmented Reality (AR) to its November 2019 AR Summit, to be held alongside OGC’s 113th Technical Committee Meeting, in Toulouse, France.

Augmented Reality (AR) is the non-immersive visualization of digital information in the context of directly experiencing the real world. AR provides new capabilities for data visualization and interaction for workers in many industries with deep roots in the geospatial community (navigation, defense, construction, utilities, meteorology, resource management, industry, and civil protection). AR supports many use cases (planning/simulation, delivery of in situ data and instructions, navigation, etc) that are familiar to the OGC community, but AR can also bring a physical appreciation of location-based information to communities that have never before considered the value of the ‘geospatialness’ of their data.

The November 2019 AR Summit will bring together thought leaders and experts in 3D geospatial data acquisition, storage, management, delivery, and presentation from private and public organizations of all sizes, including researchers, practitioners, and policy makers from the OGC community and beyond.

Experts will share world-class research and demonstrate the benefits of interoperable geospatial standards when visualizing data in context with the real world. Participants will identify pain-points as well as where and how standard encodings can be advanced or implemented to better deliver digital information to people as they live, learn, play, and work in the real world.

Outcomes of the Summit will inform development of OGC standards that simplify access to AR related data and services, in turn encouraging the proliferation and varied applications of AR experiences. Additionally, the outcomes will provide input for a planned OGC White Paper on AR.

For more information on the OGC November 2019 AR Summit, including how to register, visit the OGC November 2019 AR Summit event page on the OGC website.

About fjbehr

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz-Josef Behr, Professor of Geoinformatics at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences (http://www.gis-management.de/). His specializations include * Internet, Internet GIS * XML, GML, SVG * Data exchange and Interoperability * Visualization * Open Source Solutions * Consulting Member of the DIN working group NA 005-03-03 AA "Arbeitsausschuss Kartographie und Geoinformation" (Sp CEN/TC 287+ISO/TC 211). He is the author of two authoritative books on GIS in German, one is "Strategisches GIS-Management", published by Wichmann Verlag (2004). The second is "Einführung in Geographische Informationssysteme" (1997).

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