Lance McKee

Lance McKee was on the startup team of the OGC in 1994 and currently serves as Senior Staff Writer. Over the years he has served on local not-for-profits (in Worcester, Massachusetts) and written to promote awareness of issues involving climate, energy and watershed awareness. His interests include the evolving use of information technology in science.

Standards Enable Open Geoscience Opportunities

Cropped image of sequence of research cycle diagrams In his last essay of a three-part series about the role of the Internet in “opening up” the geosciences, Lance Mckee examines the opportunities for geoscience stakeholders to forge the evolution of science through Internet-based geoprocessing standards and information technology.

Lance McKee, posted on March 30th, 2011
Earth Observation, GEOSS/ICEO News, OpEd, Technology

Geospatial Standards: Opening Up the Geosciences

Image of an icebergIn his second essay on access of geospatial data , Lance McKee argues that the technical standards in the geosciences are largely in place and have the necessary institutional commitment, but their availability and usefulness are not yet well known. His first essay presented the rationale for making Earth location-referenced data widely available and shared.

Lance McKee, posted on February 2nd, 2011
GEOSS/ICEO News, OpEd, Sustainability, Technology

18 Reasons for Open Publication of Geoscience Data

Network Patch CablesIn this essay, Lance McKee presents his argument (18 reasons) why Earth location-referenced data should be widely available and shared. This essay is the first of three that explore aspects of this topic.

Lance McKee, posted on August 4th, 2010
Articles, GEOSS/ICEO News, OpEd, Sustainability, Technology

Announcement – Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. announces a Call for Participation (CFP) in Phase 3 of the GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP)

Image of GEO logoThe Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) announces a Call for Participation (CFP) in Phase 3 of the GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP) issued by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). The CFP documents are available at: http://earthobservations.org/geoss_call_aip.shtml.

Lance McKee, posted on February 11th, 2010
Announcements, Articles, Earth Observation, GEOSS/ICEO News

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