Invitation to Geospatial Workshops

Invitation to Geospatial Workshops


Date: May 21, 2006

Location: Coronado Springs Conference Center

Coronado Springs Resort

1001 West Buena Vista Drive

Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830-1000, USA


9:00 AM – 12:00 Geospatial Metadata Workshop - Instructor: David Danko
Metadata is essential for interoperability and the proper management / application of geospatial information. Internationally standardized metadata promotes this interoperability and the proper use of geospatial information world-wide. This workshop will provide a background for metadata – how, why, and where it is used; provide an overview of the ISO 19115 Geographic information – Metadata standard; address user, regional, and national profiles; examine the new ISO metadata standards in our future; and examine metadata use in portals and spatial data infrastructures.

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch on your own

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM GML and OGC Web Services Workshop - Instructor: Ron Lake
GML and OGC Web Services (WFS, WRS) are playing increasing roles in a wide variety of both traditional and non-traditional geographic information applications from location-based services to aeronautical and oceanographic information systems. This course provides a technical overview of GML (ISO 19136) including the GML object-property-value model, the core GML schemas, GML profiles, and the development of GML application schemas. The use of GML in legacy GIS and database systems, and in OGC web services will also be covered.