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  • February 26, 2018 3:21 PM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)

    You are invited to attend a meeting of THSOA National Capital Region Chapter on 9 March 2018 at 600PM to be held in the NOAA Collaboration Center 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

    Our Speakers are Skip Theberge,  CAPT NOAA (ret) speaking on Hydrography in the US Civil War and Mr Sebastian Carisio, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency reporting on the latest work of the OGC Marine Domain Working Group (DWG).  

    The Marine DWG was established to address the gap in the OGC baseline with regards to marine geospatial data and to ensure knowledge is exchanged effectively between the relevant standards organizations, the OGC membership and the broader geospatial community. OGC DWG is the platform to discuss and understand any issues, concerns, or barriers to interoperability to ensure that marine data can be effectively shared by the wider community. 

    An IHO/OGC Memorandum of Agreement has provided this is a great opportunity to bring the established IHO MSDI WG community together. 

    Meeting discussions of the OGC MDWG 

    • Discuss the content of a conceptual model for a MSDI.
    • Discuss the types of OGC services that might be useful in providing hydrographic and seafloor survey data e.g. chart features, high resolution bathymetric coverages through standardized interfaces. * Define any areas for standardization and create necessary Standards Working Groups to address the gaps in the OGC, IHO and IOGP standards baseline.
    • Explore the potential for an interoperability pilots and testbeds that help define the workflows for ensuring that marine geospatial data can be used for purposes other than navigation. This will include identifying potential sponsors.
    • Determine the Big Data potential for marine data and identify relevant standardized interfaces and experiment with testbeds. * Promote the development of OGC best practices and standards to meet the technical needs of MSDI

    We hope to see you there!

    Tentative Agenda

    6 PM Open Meeting

    6:30 Introduce Speakers        

    • Skip Theberge Hydrography in the US Civil War    
    • Sebastian Carisio, Report on the Progress of the OGC MDWG

    7:30 Meet at Scion Bar, 1200 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD for no host socializing

  • February 29, 2016 12:08 PM | Deleted user

    Take the opportunity to socialize with your friends and colleagues from the area at Quarterly Meetings to exchange ideas, listen to expert speakers give great presentations and network with the National Capital Region (NCR) Hydrographic community.

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), US Army Corps of Engineers, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, US Navy, private industry, sister societies, and many other interests will participate.

    If you are interested in participating in the NCR chapter, would like to attend Quarterly meetings or would be interested in becoming an officer in the newly created chapter, please take our NCR Member survey at http://goo.gl/forms/VGsOUIAcPp.

    If you have colleagues that would be interested in attending THSOA NCR Chapter meetings, please feel free to forward them this email and ask them to also submit their answers to the survey.

    Regards,
    Paul R. Cooper
    E-mail: prcooper10@gmail.com