Co-located with the OGC Technical Meeting in Calgary, this evening event features presentations and demos of advanced open source geospatial software.
Our deep gratitude to Dr. Steve Liang and the University of Calgary Geomatics Engineering Department for hosting this event.
Processing data with Geoscript, by Justin Deoliveira (Engineering Lead, Boundless)
Introduction to the OGC SensorThings API, by Dr. Steve Liang (Associate Professor, University of Calgary)
By 2020, approximately 50 billion small sensors and actuators will be embedded in real-world objects and connected to the Internet forming the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT represents the next evolution of the Internet, taking a huge leap in its ability to gather, analyze, and distribute data that we can turn into information, knowledge and, ultimately, wisdom (Cisco). However, today's IoT systems are fragmented and being developed without standards. Ultimately they are leading to a complex network of proprietary IoT solutions that need to but are nearly impossible to maintain, grow, and interconnect. Numerous market research reports indicated that all the smart objects we seek to connect together in the IoT must ‘speak’ a common language of open service interfaces and data encodings over the Web. Today’s IoT status is very similar to the Internet before the World-Wide Web.
The OGC SensorThings API is an OGC candidate standard for providing an open and unified way to interconnect IoT devices, data, and applications over the Web. The SensorThings API is an open standard, builds on Web protocols and the OGC Sensor Web Enablement standards, and applies an easy-to-use REST-like style. The result is to provide a uniform way to expose the full potential of the Internet of Things. This talk will give an overview and demonstration of the SensorThings API.
Advanced data workflow with GeoGit, by Jody Garnett (Senior Software Engineer, Boundless)
GeoGit takes concepts and lessons learned from the open source programming world and applies them to management of geospatial information, allowing better and decentralized management of versioned data and enabling new and innovative workflows for collaboration.
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