Climate Change Integration Plugfest to be launched at FOSS4G

News Date: 
20 Jan 2009

Sydney, Australia. 20 January 2009. The Open Geospatial Consortium
(OGC), Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and the Open Source
Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) have announced a Climate Change
Integration Plugfest (CCIP) to be launched at the FOSS4G conference,
20-23 October 2009.

The CCIP will demonstrate standards based interoperability between
geospatial applications based on a Climate Change scenario.

Raj Singh, Director of Interoperability Programs at OGC, explained
that, "The CCIP is a server with multiple virtual machines providing a
number of different geospatial Web services that implement the OGC's
open interface and encoding standards. It will be used in the coming
months to demonstrate open Web-based geoprocessing at conferences,
testbeds, classes and other events around the world."

Graham de Hoedt, Manager of Climate Information Services at the
Australian Bureau of Meteorology said, "Integration of data and
applications is crucial for solving complex problems like the
provision/sharing of decadal and multi-decadal climate change related
data and information".

Cameron Shorter, Chair of the FOSS4G organizing committee and Systems
Architect at LISAsoft said "Geospatial users regularly ask how to
integrate Open Source, COTS and proprietary software. At FOSS4G,
attendees will see the major geospatial applications working together
and talk with implementers about what really works".

Companies or individuals interested in sponsoring or participating in
the Climate Change Integration Plugfest should contact Greg Buehler.

The OGC® is an international
consortium of more than 365 companies, government agencies, research
organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process
to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OpenGIS®
Standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web,
wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT.

FOSS4G is the international "gathering of tribes" of open source
geospatial communities, where developers and users show off their
latest software and projects. The theme for 2009 is "User Driven",
highlighting the power of Open Source to integrate with existing

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) has been created to
support and build the highest-quality open source geospatial software.
The foundation's goal is to encourage the use and collaborative
development of community-led projects, data development and education.

For information about this announcement, contact:

Sam Bacharach
Executive Director, Outreach and Community Adoption
Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc
tel: +1-703-352-3938

Cameron Shorter
Chair of the FOSS4G Organising Committee and Geospatial Systems Architect at LISAsoft
tel +61-8570-5050
c a m e r o n . s h o r t e r @ l i s a s o f t . c o m