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November 18th, 2008
ERDAS at the Workshop on the Use of GIS/OGC Standards in Meteorology

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PR – ERDAS will be participating in the Workshop on the Use of GIS/OGC
Standards in Meteorology, 24-26 November 2008, inReading, UK.
Jointly organized by the European
Center for Medium-Range
Weather Forecast (ECMWF), the UK Met Office and Météo France, this workshop will
examine achievements based on the Open Geospatial Consortium’s standards in
order to see how they can benefit meteorology.

An
OGC member and a recognized expert of interoperable geospatial web services,
ERDAS was invited to demonstrate the capabilities of open standards-based
spatial data infrastructures. Emmanuel Mondon, Enterprise Solutions Sales
Manager EMEA, ERDAS, will be a speaker, presenting “Case Studies on
Cataloguing and Serving Meteorological Metadata and Data using OGC/ISO
Standards”.

In
2007, ECMWF’s Workshop on Meteorological Operational Systems gave rise to
recommendations to study standards in use in the geospatial domain, to increase
interoperability between meteorological services. In 2008, the expected outcome
of the ECMWF workshop is a roadmap for the creation of common reference
implementation of OGC-compliant web services for meteorological data, with the
ultimate goal of submitting recommendations to the World Meteorological
Organization.

“Undeniably,
Earth-based information and atmospheric phenomena are tightly bound,” said
Vincent Dessard, Senior Vice President, Business Development, ERDAS. “As
global warming and climate hazards create complex challenges to governments and
organizations, we can only encourage initiatives to make weather forecast data
infrastructures interoperable with spatial data infrastructures. A Strategic
Member of the OGC, ERDAS supports the interoperability endeavor of the ECMWF
and will pay particular attention to the progress of their work.”

For
more information about the Workshop on the use of GIS/OGC Standards in
Meteorology, please visit www.ecmwf.int/newsevents/meetings/workshops/2008/OGC_workshop.

For
more information about ERDAS or its products and services, please call +1 770
776 3400, toll free +1 877 GO ERDAS, or visit www.erdas.com.

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