Topic: Assess the various fora for discussion provided by the OGC
The OGC provides various fora for discussion through ongoing
teleconferences, the meetings of various regional fora, live
TC meetings and the recent virtual TC meeting. By and large the live
fora are greatly enjoyed. There are issues with the costs of travel to
the fora and the costs of maintaining a four times yearly presence at
The technology of virtual communication is rapidly evolving. Indeed, the
OGC seems to be using several different technologies depeding on the
working group. It is unclear which platforms are in use and therefore
hard for organizers to plan and for participants to ensure their
machines and networks can support the system.
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On behalf of Paula McLeod
OGC not well serving their core NA membership (no meetings in NA, yet Abu Dabi meeting very poorly attended). Given the number of members in North America, meetings schedules should ensure 1 meeting in NA per year.
- 15 Aug 2013