If you’re a developer working with urban 3D data, you won’t want to miss this event! Organised by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), you are invited to the OGC CityGML Hackathon in London.
Hosted by us on 11 & 12 June 2019 at the Geovation Hub in London, we will be providing a wealth of 3D city model source data to be transformed into CityGML 3.0. This will include 3D data created for the CityVerve project in Manchester.
An OGC Hackathon is a collaborative and inclusive event driven by innovative and rapid programming with minimum process and organisation constraints to support the development of new applications and open standards. Drawing on the outcomes of the OGC’s CityGML Standards Working Group, the hackathon will allow participants detailed insight about the current plans for CityGML. Please note the hackathon is open to anyone – OGC membership is not a requirement!
First issued in 2008, CityGML is a well-established and implemented OGC standard. In this hackathon, participants will experiment with and validate the current draft conceptual model for the upcoming version 3.0 of CityGML. This can either be done with source data that participants bring to hackathon themselves or with source data made available by Ordnance Survey and other data sponsors such as CityGML 2 files, mesh models and Building Information Models. Ideally, participants should have some knowledge of CityGML / OGC Geography Markup Language (GML), 3D modelling or city modelling.
Here at OS, we encourage and promote the benefits of being active – in fact, it’s even one of our company values. We are often involved in projects and campaigns to inspire more active lifestyles and, with support from our Geovation team, next week’s Active Travel Hackathon in London is no different.
Over the past ten years Geovation, our open innovation initiative, has hosted a handful of themed challenges aimed to encourage more active means of travel. With our involvement in next week’s hackathon, we are delighted to be able to continue these efforts on a larger scale.
We recently held a hackathon with RNLI and Bournemouth Council and are pleased to report first hand that it was awesome! Read on for a flavour of the day, highlights of the successes and to share some of our experiences in organising a hackathon.
Every year, around 190 people drown in UK and Irish waters – half of them didn’t even intend to get wet. Drowning is a problem – and we need to solve it.
This was the premise of the event – a serious and very real problem that requires creativity and innovative ideas to help improve the situation. After months of organisation the hackathon arrived and it turned out to not only be a great day for all in attendance but also a real success with some fantastic ideas coming out of it. Ideas that show real potential and we are now excited to take the best of them forward.
There was a real buzz around the room as the team’s hacked away
Join us at the Water, Water, Everywhere hack on 30 September to develop and build your great ideas.
How can we keep people safe near the water? It’s a place to relax, a source of inspiration, somewhere to have fun with friends or get the adrenaline racing and the heart pumping. But it’s also an unpredictable force that demands respect. Every year, around 190 people drown in UK and Irish waters – half of them didn’t even intend to get wet. Drowning is a problem – and we need to solve it.