[ESIP-all] OGC Spatial Law and Policy Summit

George Percivall gpercivall at opengeospatial.org
Sun Sep 27 14:59:27 EDT 2009


This summit is of relevance to policy and law regarding spatial issues.
Keynote talk by Bob Corell , Vice President of Programs at The Heinz  
Attached paper from the summit chair: "Why Location Matters : The  
Importance of a Legal and Policy Framework for Spatial Data"

George Percivall

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> Subject: Register for October 7 OGC Spatial Law and Policy Summit!
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> September 16, 2009. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®)
> has a limited number of registrations available for the Spatial Law
> and Policy Summit that will be held at The Westin Washington, D.C.
> City Center on October 7, 2009. Professionals from government and the
> private sector whose work involves laws and policies related to
> geospatial technology are invited to register and attend.
> This event, the fifth in OGC's series of Emerging Technology Summits,
> provides an unprecedented opportunity to examine law and policy
> related to technologies such as GPS, GIS, camera surveillance and
> sensor networks, and location services. Innovation and growth in
> consumer and business applications of geospatial systems, software and
> services raise serious questions of privacy, security, geospatial
> rights management, procurement regulations, and charging for
> government data. As the speakers will explain, in many cases, the
> existing legal and policy framework is inadequate to provide
> governments, businesses and consumers clear guidance on these issues.
> The Summit will feature a keynote talk by Robert W. Corell, Vice
> President of Programs at The Heinz Center. Noted for his role in
> climate science research, Dr. Corell has served as a Senior Policy
> Fellow at the Policy Program of the American Meteorological Society
> and as a Senior Research Fellow in the Belfer Center for Science and
> International Affairs at Harvard University's Kennedy School of
> Government.
> Speakers and panelists will include:
> -- Gordon Chinander, GIS Coordinator for the Metropolitan Emergency
> Services Board, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.
> -- Hugh N. Archer, former Director Kentucky Department of Natural
> Resources
> -- Steve Wallach, NGA and member of the U.S. National Geospatial
> Advisory Council
> -- Kara John, Vice President - Intellectual Property & Privacy at
> DMTI Spatial Inc.
> -- Jim Simon, Founding Director of the Microsoft Institute for
> Advanced Technology in Governments
> -- John Moeller, former Staff Director at the Federal Geographic Data
> Committee (FGDC)
> The Summit will be chaired by OGC director and Executive Committee
> member Kevin Pomfret, a Richmond, Virginia based attorney who has
> written and spoken extensively on spatial law and technology.
> To register, visit the OGC Spatial Law and Policy Summit website at
> http://www.gita.org/ets.

George Percivall
Open Geospatial Consortium
E-mail: percivall at opengeospatial.org
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