WFS 3.0 and SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog (STAC) in person collaboration

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Just a quick note, to spread the word about a great event I’ve been helping to organize. The WFS 3.0 ‘hackathon’ will take place on March 6 and 7th in Ft. Collins Colorado, bringing together developers who interested in working on early implementations of the new specification in order to make it better. And I’m organizing a follow-on ‘STAC Day’, on March 8th to further the SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog work. Thanks to the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) for organizing, and to USGS for sponsoring and making their facilities available for the gathering.

Like many I have been skeptical of the direction of OGC standards as they’ve become bigger and more out of touch with modern software development. But I’ve been working to try to shift that, and I believe WFS 3.0 is a major opportunity to establish a new way of doing things, breaking with the past. This event is structured to bring developers in and to build against the specification before it is locked in and finalized. So if you are a developer who has worked with any type of data API’s I encourage you to come. And if you’re a decision-maker at a geospatial organization please send one or two of your best developers. Join us to help build a more interoperable and collaborative geospatial future. See the event page for additional information.

There are a couple travel grants available if you want to come but can’t get budget to travel. If you would like to join just get in touch with me or fill out the information form. And hopefully I’ll see you in Ft. Collins next month!

Product Architect @ Planet, Board Member @ Open Geospatial Consortium, Technical Fellow @ Radiant.Earth

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