Standardizing IoT via the OGC Registry Platform

Originally published on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/standardizing-iot-via-ogc-registry-platform-ron-lake

While IoT continues to grow in hype and in real importance, all of this excitement will start to wane if we do not . . . → Read More: Standardizing IoT via the OGC Registry Platform

Registry Platform merges GIS and BIM

Originally published on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/registry-platform-merges-gis-bim-ron-lake

While the definition of BIM and GIS integration is not totally clear, I would like to assert that the OGC Registry Platform is well . . . → Read More: Registry Platform merges GIS and BIM

Towards a Universal Data Interchange Standard Factory

Originally published on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/towards-universal-data-interchange-standards-factory-ron-lake

Registry Platforms can provide a solid basis for creating data interchange standards, and they can shorten both the process and the cost to create them.

Many . . . → Read More: Towards a Universal Data Interchange Standard Factory

Registries and the Physical Internet

Originally published on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/registries-physical-internet-ron-lake

While we once modelled our idea of information movement on the movement of physical goods (“the information highway”), a group of innovators (http://www.physicalinternetinitiative.org/) . . . → Read More: Registries and the Physical Internet

IoT – Seeing The Forest In spite of the Trees

Originally published on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/iot-seeing-forest-spite-trees-ron-lake

The Internet of Things (IoT) has a long history and some of the earliest nodes on the Internet were devices . . . → Read More: IoT – Seeing The Forest In spite of the Trees

How Smart Cities can be a Platform for Innovation and Citizen-Delivered Services

Many cities around the world have moved to adopt the notion of open data. In most cases this means little more than putting some of their data onto an FTP site, typically encoded as ESRI Shape, KML, or GML files. . . . → Read More: How Smart Cities can be a Platform for Innovation and Citizen-Delivered Services

Data Governance Comes to the Fore

More and more corporations both large and small are realizing that their critical data is a key corporate asset, with just as much value — and just as much need to be governed and managed — as their physical assets. . . . → Read More: Data Governance Comes to the Fore

Google Earth Enterprise Bites the Dust

In 2005, Google shook up the GIS world when it introduced Google Earth. Its snappy, easy-to-use interface and global data coverage were very attractive, and people all over the world wanted a private Google Earth globe to exploit their own . . . → Read More: Google Earth Enterprise Bites the Dust

Open Data Management – Key to Open Data Utility

Open data is wonderful. But we must do more than simply make data available and place it on an FTP site. To make open data truly useful, we need a number of things which are not evident in most open . . . → Read More: Open Data Management – Key to Open Data Utility

Wide Area Information Systems with a Purpose – Aviation, Oil & Gas, etc.

The commercial aviation sector has coined the term SWIM, which stands for System Wide Information Management. In a SWIM system, there are many information services that are widely distributed and which are dynamically integrated to provide global access to information . . . → Read More: Wide Area Information Systems with a Purpose – Aviation, Oil & Gas, etc.