Inaugural Meeting of the North American Oracle Spatial Special Interest Group
Kick off meeting for the North American Oracle Spatial Special Interest Group. Attendees will learn about this new SIG and plan for future activities and events!
International Attendees Meeting
This session is for international attendees to discuss their SIG experiences (UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, and South Africa have active user groups), meet regional Systems Integrators and solutions providers, and share experiences.
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Track 1: Enterprise Applications Architectures
Track 2: Solutions Showcase—Critical Infrastructure and Utilities Case Studies
UK Ordnance Survey: The MAIA Project: Business Objectives and Technical Challenges in the Development of a Very Large Geospatial Database
Speaker: Ed Parsons, Chief Technology Officer, UK Ordnance Survey
US Geological Survey: "Map What You Have, Map What You Don't" How USGS Integrates WMS (Web Mapping Services) Into its Oracle MapViewer and Oracle Spatial Applications to Provide Rich Background Layers for Generated Maps
Speaker: Eric Everman, Information Technologies Specialist, USGS
Oracle has a very active research organization (Oracle Labs) that is charged to 'Identify, explore, and transfer new technologies that have the potential to substantially improve Oracle's business'. One part of the organization is the External Research Office (ERO). The ERO is charged to ' ... invest in research collaborations that fit Oracle's long-term strategic goals. These collaborations are between university researchers and engineers/researchers throughout Oracle's various organizations'. The ERO webpage lists numerous current and past collaborations. Oracle provides funds and direct interactions with highly experienced developers.