NATIONAL INFORMATION EXCHANGE MODEL

Preview Upcoming Geospatial Capabilities - Geo4NIEM Webinar

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Attention, NIEM exchange developers. Coming soon: recommendations for embedding geography markup language (GML) within existing NIEM architecture! This enhanced geospatial capability within NIEM will enable the NIEM community to more effectively document and exchange critical geospatial information.

Could these enhanced geospatial capabilities improve response to events such as a major natural disaster? See the Geo4NIEM initiative come to life through an interactive demonstration!

Along with the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE) and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®), we invite you to attend the OGC Geo4NIEM demo webinar on September, 19, 2013 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. EDT.

Geo4NIEM is an initiative that aims to enhance NIEM’s geospatial exchange capability by developing, testing, and documenting recommendations for embedding geography markup language (GML) within existing NIEM architecture. This enhanced capability enables the NIEM community to more effectively document and exchange critical geospatial information. 

Working from a scenario in which a hurricane strikes New York City, the initiative's technology provider participants will show how enhanced geospatial capabilities enable situational awareness through the ability to identify, process, and comprehend critical information about an incident.

In the demo, specific Information Exchange Packages (IEPs) are implemented, using widely employed open standards to support rapid and flexible communication of geospatial information in cross-community information exchange domains such as public safety, emergency management, and maritime operations oversight.

The OGC® is an international consortium of more than 475 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. www.opengeospatial.org/