GeoWeb 2008 Conference - Infrastructure: Local to Global

07/21/2008 8:00 am
07/25/2008 8:00 pm

The term "GeoWeb" or Geospatial Web refers to the ability to locally/globally integrate and share geospatial information via the Internet.  

The GeoWeb 2008 conference reflects the breadth, evolution and growing maturity of the GeoWeb and is one of the only conferences focusing exclusively on the convergence of GIS and the Internet, and the economic potential associated with the convergence of XML, web services and GIS.  This exciting annual conference will take place in Vancouver, Canada from July 21-25th, 2008 at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. The GeoWeb 2008 conference welcomes both public and private organizations to meet, discuss and learn about today’s most innovative geospatial technologies.

GeoWeb 2008 reflects a growing awareness of the need to interpret geospatial information in the broadest possible terms, especially in the context of the built environment, where information sharing and collaboration is key to the increased productivity, efficiency and vastly improved decision making.  We hi-light this in GeoWeb 2008 with the theme on CAD/BIM/GIS Integration as we build toward GeoWeb 2009 Cityscapes.

The theme for the 2008 conference is “Infrastructure:  Local to Global”, which implies the GeoWeb has a local community dimension as well as a global dimension.  The integration of global aggregators will drive the creation of local infrastructures and will give rise to a global infrastructure.  Additional points of discussion will include:

  • Global Aggregators and Data Communities
  • GeoWeb in Security and Defense
  • Real Time Emergency Response and Environmental Security
  • Neo-Geo, User Generated Data and the GI Professional
  • CAD-BIM-GIS-Games Integration – 3D Cityscapes (Worlds Real and Virtual)
  • Infrastructure for Information – Building Alongside Physical Infrastructure
  • Municipal SDI in the GeoWeb
  • Imaging, Coverages and Information Infrastructures