Plenary III: Convergence: Enabling Spatial Culture

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     Wednesday 25th, April 2012
Time (hrs) 0900 - 0945
Guest Address:
Dr. Wubbo Johannes Ockels
Professor of Aerospace for Sustainable Engineering and
Technology Delft University, The Netherlands
Time (hrs) 09:45 - 11:30
Chairperson and Moderator:
Dr. Vanessa Lawrence CB
Director General and Chief Executive
Ordnance Survey
Plenary Speakers
David Schell
Emeritus Chairman
Open Geospatial Consortium
Alain De Taeye
Board Member
TomTom BV.
The Netherlands
Bio & Abstract | Presentation
Steven Hagan
Vice President
Oracle Inc.
Bio & Abstract | Presentation
Ben Semmes
PB Software
Bio & Abstract | Presentation

Scope and Objective of the Session:
Plenary Session ‘Convergence: Enabling Geospatial Culture’ is designed to provide dimensions and directions of geospatial technology and its integration for delivering geospatial information and utility to common man, further in turn enabling spatial culture. As we have been witnessing in past few years, geospatial content has become a kind of commodity and is being used in almost all walks of life. However, the same has been made possible by convergence of several core geospatial and non-geospatial technologies and technology developments in each of the respective domain is influencing the ways and means of making spatial data as public commodity. Panel Discussion may revolve around providing an overview of technology developments in different segments, converging together to commoditize spatial information and location intelligence.