Free Webinar March 15th: NRCan, OGC, & USGS Arctic Spatial Data Pilot Demonstration

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) invites members and the public to attend the OGC Arctic Spatial Data Pilot (Arctic SDP) demonstration online or in-person on the 15th March 2017 at the USGS in Reston, Virginia. Online and live presentations will both be given at the same time from 10:00-12:30 EDT.

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The Arctic SDP, an 18 month study, was initiated to demonstrate the diversity, richness, and value of providing geospatial data using international standards in support of spatial data infrastructures. It will show how international standards help stakeholders to gain new perspectives into social, economic, and environmental issues by providing an online network of resources that improves the sharing, use, and integration of information tied to geographic locations in North America, the Arctic, and around the world.

Organized by OGC, the Pilot is sponsored by US Geological Survey and Natural Resources Canada. The Pilot supports US and Canada domestic priorities around open standards and interoperability. The Pilot supports the strategic goals of the Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure (Arctic SDI,, a voluntary, multilateral cooperation between the 8 Arctic Countries' National Mapping Agencies (including USGS and NRCan).

Taking the results from the study into account, the demonstration will further present the results from a practical implementation study executed in 2016/17, where 12 OGC member organizations worked together to create case studies, implementations, reports, and videos that demonstrate the value of an SDI for the Arctic and help form a holistic view of an unique environment.

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