OGC Standards and Big Data Analytics

Dr. Carl Reed

This talk will explore the use of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards in the context of Big Data requirements and analytics for accessing and processing geospatially-enabled content. A short description of the OGC is provided. This is followed by a discussion of how key OGC standards are or can be used for Big Data applications. The discussion of OGC standards and Big Data analytics is in the context of geospatial information and sensor fusion. Examples are provided. The talk concludes with a discussion of some of the key issues, such as provenance, quality, security and privacy, facing the use of geospatial data in Big Data applications.

Dr. Carl Reed is currently the Chief Technology Officer and an Executive Director of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). Dr. Reed is responsible for facilitating the OGC standards development process, chairing the OGC Architecture Board, and Chairing the OGC Planning Committee. Dr. Reed also participates in and collaborates with other standards organizations, including OASIS, NENA, W3C, ISO, and the IETF. As a result, Reed has contributed to numerous internet and web standards. During his tenure at the OGC, Reed has written numerous book chapters and articles and presented dozens of keynotes at geospatial/GIS conferences. Prior to the OGC, Reed was the vice president of geospatial marketing at Intergraph and pervious to that President of Genasys Americas. Dr. Reed received his PhD in Geography, specializing in systems architectures for GIS technology, from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1980. In 1995 and in 2009, Reed was voted one of the 10 most influential people in the GIS industry. For his contributions to the geospatial industry, in 2009 Reed was inducted into the URISA GIS Hall of Fame.