Interoperability Day 2012 - Open Government and Open Standards
DateFriday June 22, 2012 0900 - 1600
Contact Claire Huppertz
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The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the Association of Geographic Information (AGI) have joined forces to offer you the chance to learn more about open standards and interoperability. Hosted at the Met Office in Exeter on 22nd June 2012, following the OGC Technical Committee meetings earlier that week, the day will be of interest to everyone in the geocommunity, especially those who want to know more about what Open Government and international geospatial standards can offer them and their organisation.

If you are interested in standards policy and the EC INSPIRE Directive, or the recent UK Government consultation on Open Standards, there will be representation from Central Government, Ordnance Survey Great Britain and the Met Office, amongst others. If you are more technically minded there will be a hands-on workshop where you’ll get the chance to try out OGC compliant web services and data feeds in open source software. Remember to bring your laptop!

Provisional Programme
0900 Registration, coffee and exhibition
0930 Welcome
0940 What is the OGC? - Steven Ramage, OGC
1000 Why Met Office are using Open Standards - Chris Little, Met Office
1030 OGC Standards and INSPIRE - Graham Vowles, Bloxstore
1100 Coffee and exhibition
1120 Open Standards in the UK Location Programme - Alex Coley, Environment Agency
1200 Open Standards Workshop - Mike Saunt, Astun Technology
1300 Lunch and exhibition, sponsored by 1Spatial
1400 OGC Compliance - George Percival, OGC and Jens Fitzke, lat/lon
1440 Coffee and exhibition
1500 Using Open Standards at Ordnance Survey - Andy Howles, Ordnance Survey
1540 Closing Session
AGI reserves the right to amend the program without prior notice.

Please note that as a delegate at this event you can allocate 4 points towards the AGI continuing professional development scheme. More information on the scheme can be found here. Attendance certificates can be requested.

Met Office
FitzRoy Road

This is a free event

Sponsors and Exhibitors
1Spatial are sponsoring the refreshments. Astun Technology Ltd and Mason Digital Mappingare exhibiting at this event.

If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this event, please contact Claire Huppertz.

The cost to exhibit is £200+VAT for corporate members

GeoDrinks - 21st June
This event will be preceded by a GeoDrinks event (21st June @ 1900), held at The Well House Tavern, 16 Cathedral Yard, EX1 1HB. This will be a free event, however, registration is required so we know how many to expect. Please register here.