December '16 OGC Technical and Planning Committee Meeting took place on December 4-8, at Feng Chia University (FCU) in Taichung, Taiwan. Ｍore than one hundred participants of government, commercial, academic and research organizations coming from 18 countries met at FCU for the most important geospatial event.
Mr. Scott Simmons, the Chief Technology Officer of OGC, moderated the Opening Plenary in the morning of December 4. Three keynote speeches were delivered sequentially by Dr. Osamu Ochiai, Scientific and Technical Officer, GEO Secretariat, Prof. Tien-Chin Chou, Director of GIS Research Center of FCU, and Prof. Peng Yue, Wuhan University.
OGC Asia Forum Summit was held on December 5. This forum provided a mutual communication mechanism for governments, enterprises, and academic organizations to integrate and geospatial information in Asia. Dr. San-Cheng Chang, the former Premier made a welcoming and opening remarks. The main focus of this year is “Sensor Asia”. Many specialists who come from GEO Secretariat, Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan, and China delivered speeches and shared their experiences in the geoinformatics interoperability.
Around 50 participants visited the newly opened National Taichung Theater (NTT) in the afternoon of December 6. According to the guide, everybody knew more about the architecture designed by the famous Japanese architect -Toyo Ito, and enjoyed the relaxing time here. The following event was gala dinner at the Lin Hotel. All people really enjoyed joyful Taiwan-style dinner culture.
The closing plenary was held on December 7 and the planning committee meeting was took place on December 8. GIS.FCU thanks for all of your effort to make the whole meeting with a great success. During this week, all participants were deeply impressed by Taiwanese hospitality and enthusiasm.
GIS.FCU sincerely looks forward to seeing you in the coming future.