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AASHTO and ASTM Partner for Transportation Portal

August 29, 2014 - in Corporate, Modeling, Transportation

A vehicle moves along an interconnected transportation system. It’s the bridge over the local creek, a tunnel through the mountain, the road to the horizon. Underpinning this infrastructure is guidance from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation…

OGC Announces new Urban Planning Domain Working Group

August 21, 2014 - in Corporate, Planning

An OGC Urban Planning Domain Working Group (SWG) has been chartered to define the role for OGC standards and related activities within the Urban Planning…

Nemetschek Joins buildingSMART International’s Strategic Advisory Council for Better Interoperability

July 9, 2014 - in Corporate

Nemetschek AG announced today that, together with Autodesk, Trimble and HOK, it has joined buildingSMART International’s start-up Strategic Advisory…

New Energy Efficiency Standardization Roadmap Details 125 Recommendations to Advance Energy Efficiency

June 24, 2014 - in Energy, Roads, Transit

With the release today of the Standardization Roadmap: Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment, U.S. industry, government, standards developing organizations (SDOs) and other energy efficiency stakeholders now have a national framework for action and coordination…

GGP Showcases EU Directive Software

June 18, 2014 - in Corporate, Modeling

Following the recent launch of number of software applications to help local councils implement and maintain INSPIRE compliant data and working practices GGP will be demonstrating their solutions at an INSPIRE event. The one day event will take place on the…

CSA Group and Canada Green Building Council Form Alliance to Support Sustainable Building Product Practices

CSA Group, a leading global provider of standards development and testing and certification services, and Canada Green Building Council, a national organization of industry leaders advancing green building and sustainable development practices in Canada since…

The OGC Calls for Presentations and Invites Public to the Third OGC 3D Summit

May 19, 2014 - in Corporate, Modeling

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) 3D Information Management Domain Working Group (3DIM) is hosting its third 3D Summit as part of the OGC’s June 2014 Technical Committee meeting in Geneva, Switzerland on 12 June 2014, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM.  The primary…

The OGC Seeks Comments on Charter for PipelineML Working Group

May 18, 2014 - in Corporate, Energy, Pipelines

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks comments on the charter for a new OGC PipelineML Standards Working Group (DWG). The charter is available at https://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=58845&version=2. The comment period is open until…

Improving Pipeline Information Sharing

May 8, 2014 - in Column, Energy, Maintenance, Pipelines

On September 9, 2010, a section of natural gas pipeline in San Bruno, California, exploded leading to significant property damage and the death of 9 people.  The cause of the explosion was ultimately traced to defective welds and a decision to increase the…

Do We Still Need Geospatial Standards?

April 21, 2014 - in Column, Modeling

Since 1994, I have participated in, facilitated, and lead a variety of standards activities. I have helped develop standards in the OGC, OASIS, ISO, OMA, IETF, W3C – the list goes on. Given this commitment to the standards world, you might think that I have…