OGC and USGIF invite public to see how open standards integrate geospatial services with Modeling and Simulation

26 September 2013 – Members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Working Group invite the public to attend a demonstration of new developments in technology and capability to rapidly discover, transform, and stream geospatial data from Internet sources into Modeling and Simulation applications using open standards.  

The demonstration activities, part of the October 13-16 GEOINT 2013 Symposium, will be held in Room 24 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida on 16 October. The Demonstration room will open to the public at 11:00 am EST. Visitors will have an opportunity to meet the developers and discuss the opportunities that arise from standards-based integration of geospatial and M&S systems.

From 2:00-4:00 pm EST in Room 24, a formal presentation will be followed by demonstrations of live-streaming elevation, imagery and feature data being discovered, accessed and used via OGC standards to provide real-world context for synthetic environments in M&S applications. The Demonstration will show simulations to support two hypothetical scenarios -- a military rescue operation against terrorists in Yemen and civilian oil spill response activity in Hawaii.

The following corporations and government agencies have contributed data, hardware, models and simulation applications for the demo:

  • CACI
  • CAE
  • Compusult
  • DigitalGlobe
  • Envitia
  • exactEarth
  • VT MAK

The demo will also show how M&S information and capabilities can flow into other systems and be integrated into other systems and applications using open standards.

The USGIF Modeling and Simulation Working Group demonstration is a part of the many professional development offerings at this year’s GEONT Symposium. The GEOINT Symposium is the nation’s largest intelligence event of the year and includes an exciting agenda of keynotes, panel discussions and training offerings. The GEOINT 2013 Symposium exhibit hall will include more than 250 organizations displaying and technologies, services and solutions. 

USGIF has opened the USGIF Modeling and Simulation Working Group Demonstration to the public, and there is no charge to attend demonstration. There is a fee to attend any other GEOINT Symposium sessions, trainings or the exhibit hall. 

Space is limited for the Modeling and Simulation Demonstration, so attendees must register for this specific demo by sending an email to Ed Curle at  Email Contact

Attendees will be invited to enter into a drawing for a Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet. (Specs: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 10.1" touch screen, Wi-Fi, 16GB storage capacity, Google Play, Google Talk, Netflix, and deep gray case.)

A separate Modeling and Simulation highlight of the GEOINT 2013 Symposium will be a presentation on 14 October at 2:00 pm by Dr. Forrest Crane, director of the Army Center for Analysis. Dr. Crane will speak on the expanding role of M&S in Activity Based Intelligence. His presentation will be in the Government Pavilion located in the Center of the USGIF Exhibit Hall.  This event is open to those who have registered for the USGIF's  GEOINT 2013: Operationalizing Intelligence for Global Missions, which runs from October 13-16 at the Tampa Convention Center.  

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) was founded in 2004 as a non-lobbying, nonprofit educational foundation to promote the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and develop a stronger community of interest among government, industry, academia, professional organizations, and individuals. The Foundation and its participants share a mission focused on the development and application of geospatial intelligence to address national security objectives. For more information about USGIF, visit  www.usgif.org.

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international consortium of more than 480 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OGC standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT. OGC standards empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useful with any application that needs to be geospatially enabled. Visit the OGC website at  http://www.opengeospatial.org.

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