Tuesday, 2 October 2007


From OGF Grid Connections Oct 07 newsletter:

"In terms of user communities, OGF is pursuing a collaboration with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). OGC has a suite of tools for managing and presenting geospatial data -- anything that goes on a map -- and wants very much to extend their tools with the capability for distributed resource management, i.e., grids. I should also note that there is a Web 2.0 workshop at OGF-21 that covers social networking, semantic grids, and sensors. The fact that half of all Web 2.0 services registered at programmableweb.com are geospatially related, and that Google is sending KML through the OGC standardization rocess, indicates that there is a huge potential for grids in this arena. "

OGF21 is later this month - worth seeing what comes out of the following workshops:

Web 2.0 - features presentations on research and commercial applications of Web 2.0 technology including HPC, Cyberinfrastructure, Semantic Research, Social Networking
Geospatial - a collaboration with the OGC, covering topics such as grid-enabling the OGC's Web Processing Service and a NSF proposal on Community-based Data Interoperability Networks
GridNet2 - highlighting the work of the UK eScience at the OGF and in related standards bodies

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