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Session

Interoperability in the GeoSpace

Carl Reed, CTO, Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.

Date: Wednesday, May 30
Time: 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Location: Imperial Ballroom

A variety of technology and market forces are impacting and reshaping the geospatial discipline. These powerful forces are creating "tensions" that impact how we shape and create standards for the global community. Many of these tensions and associated market forces are the same ones that are driving the evolution of the Web (Web 2.0 and Where 2.0) and the integrated GeoWeb. Within this context, the geospatial standards community must be flexible enough to address new market realities while at the same time, innovation needs to happen in the context of existing infrastructure. Geospatial information and services will always be tied to some very real and persistent public sector and economic realities (and policies).

KML and GeoRSS are two new formats that are making great headway on the Web; we'll discuss their impact and the OGC's involvement with them. The lessons learned from these activities have shown that a strong collaboration between the "traditional" standards community and the Where 2.0 community can provide the greatest benefit for everyone.