OGC , SIG 3D, and TUM announce workshop to gather CityGML requirements

29 May 2013 -- The OGC CityGML SWG, the SIG 3D, and Technische Universität München will host a joint international workshop to gather requirements to guide the development of the next major version of CityGML (3.0). The workshop will take place on the 20th and 21st of June, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The organizations seek input from CityGML users, data producers, software manufacturers, and scientists working with or on CityGML. Participation in the event is free of charge including coffee breaks and light lunch meals. Travel, accommodation, and the social evening event are at the expense of the participants.

Date & Time:
Workshop: 10:00-17:00 (CEST) 20 June and 09:00-15:00 21 June, 2013.  
Evening Event:18:00-22:00 20 June, 2013.
Short OGC CityGML 3.0 Standards Working Group meeting:15:00-17:00 Friday 21 June


Workshop: Technische Universität München, Vorhoelzer Forum, Arcisstr. 21, 80333 Munich, Germany   
Evening Event: Will be announced on the Workshop Wiki  
OGC CityGML Standards Working Group (SWG) Meeting: To be announced
Register for the SIG 3D – OGC – TUM International Workshop on Requirements for CityGML 3.0 at   https://portal.opengeospatial.org/public_ogc/register/130620citygml.php.
The workshop is sponsored by the companies M.O.S.S. Computer Graphik Systeme GmbH, virtualcitySYSTEMS GmbH, and Technische Universität München.
SIG 3D members developed the first version of CityGML ( http://www.citygml.org) and in 2005 submitted CityGML as a candidate standard into the OGC standards process. CityGML is a comprehensive open data model framework and XML-based encoding standard for the modeling, storage, and exchange of virtual 3D city and landscape models. Since 2008 it is an OGC standard. CityGML is implemented as an application schema of the OGC Geography Markup Language 3 (GML3) Encoding Standard ( http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/gml), an international standard for spatial data exchange and encoding approved by the OGC and ISO. CityGML 2.0 has been adopted as part of the European Union's common spatial data infrastructure, INSPIRE, and it is being implemented across Europe, Canada, the Middle East and Asia.
About SIG 3D
SIG 3D ( http://www.sig3d.org/) is a special interest group of the German National Spatial Data Infrastructure (GDI-DE). The members of SIG 3D come from all over Germany and the bordering European countries. New members from anywhere in Europe are welcome.
About Technische Universität München, Chair of Geoinformatics
The Chair of Geoinformatics at TUM is a main driver in the development of methods and models for 3D geoinformation. It has great experience and tradition in OGC standardization. Thomas H. Kolbe is head of the chair of Geoinformatics and full professor. He has also been director of the Institute for Geodesy and Geoinformation Science and Chair of Methods of Geoinformation at Berlin University of Technology. Kolbe is the initiator and one of the principal architects of CityGML. More information is given at http://www.gis.bv.tum.de/
About the OGC
The OGC is an international consortium of more than 480 companies, government agencies, research organizations and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OGC standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, mainstream IT, and wireless and location-based services. OGC standards empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useful with any application that needs to be geospatially enabled. Visit the OGC website at

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