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Environmental Information Symposium 2008

Posted by Dave Smith On 12/01/2008 03:58:00 PM 2 comments


I will be flying out to Phoenix, Arizona December 9th-12th, to attend the US Environmental Protection Agency's annual Environmental Information Symposium... This year, I will be participating on a panel, to discuss collaborative geospatial tools, web services and data publishing, integration and visualization frameworks for environmental science, such as Microsoft Virtual Earth and Google Earth. I am definitely looking forward to sparking some discussion and engaging more people who collect, manage, consume or make decisions based on environmental data... My particular interest at this point is not just in publishing data via open, standards-based (not just OGC, but REST, JSON and others), accessible, dynamic data resources, but also in modeling and analysis, and beginning to look at workflows toward solving a wide variety of environmental problems.

Last year, I got to have a lot of fun developing a turbo Virtual Earth integration in 36 hours, for the Puget Sound Information Challenge. To blow my own horn, my application was recognized by EPA's CIO as one of the most interesting contributions made to the effort. Needless to say, I am really looking forward to attending again this year.

The event will be held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix,

Can't attend in person? Live streaming will be available as well.

(and thanks to Sean Gillies...)

2 Response for the " Environmental Information Symposium 2008 "

  1. Definitely interested to hear how it goes. This symposium is the junction of where my wife and I converge: open geospatial data and environmental modeling. Looks like a bright future!

  2. Absolutely - the hope is to ultimately make the technology, tools and data access hurdles of today transparent, so that scientists, policymakers and others can focus on solving the environmental issues that challenge us.

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