A 3D Geospatial Modeling & Simulation Summit was co-convened in Orlando on 19 September 2016 by the US Geospatial-Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), the Simulation Standards Interoperability Organization (SISO), and the Open Geospatial Consortium(OGC). This event brought together over 110 experts from the M&S and geospatial communities to discuss the current state of practice and to develop a roadmap to establish greater interoperability of M&S with particular focus on the integration of geospatial / location information and technologies with the M&S environment.

Open standards are increasingly being integrated into the M&S technical baseline to improve the ability to integrate a range of geospatial mapping data, sensor feeds and other location data streams into the M&S processing and rendering environments. Much of the source content for M&S databases is published, discovered or stored using OGC standards, which have been implemented globally in GIS and other location-based products. These standards are being leveraged to rapidly exchange M&S terrain models with broadly-used GIS tools to inform command and control functions. These standards are also establishing a level of interoperability that is reducing the time, effort and cost of data integration, and minimizing the effort required to mobilize new technologies in support of M&S. This summit will explore the opportunities for further enabling standards-based interoperability to ease production, distribution and application of M&S across Service systems. Further, standards from SISO, OGC and complementary standards organizations have significant potential to help improve interoperability between tools and process in the M&S production cycle.

Experts from SISO, USGIF were on hand to provide insight into their work to advance new levels of interoperability designed to ease integration of location data feeds, reduce cost and time to implement, and foster greater ability to mobilize new technologies and processes. The Summit also featured presentations from US and coalition partners on a range of current M&S programs. The afternoon session of the Summit was reserved to explore the concept of a single global 3D Modeling and Simulation Model of the World, and the feasibility of current and emerging technologies and standards to lead us to this vision.

The Summit agenda and presentations delivered are provided below.

0900-1000: First morning session

1000-1015: Networking Break

1015-1200: Second morning session

1200-1300: Lunch on your own

1300-1400: Lightning Talks - 3DGMS status and vision

1400-1430: Networking Break

1430-1630: Panel Session

1630-1700: Closing Session

  • Open discussion
  • Summary, actions and next steps

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Topic revision: r11 - 28 Feb 2018, MarkReichardt
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