GML: Enables The Location Based Services Industry

-- Galdos Systems Outlines LBS Applications at International Seminar In Tokyo

Over 150 international and Japanese leaders in the Location-Based Service (LBS) industry gathered in early November for an International Seminar on G-XML. The seminar, sponsored by the Database Promotion Center (DCP) was held in conjunction with the annual database show in Tokyo, Japan. Over one hundred companies participated in Database 2001 and the three-day event attracted over 30,000 attendees. DPC, sponsor of the G-XML development, organized the seminar to focus on the status and application of G-XML for the LBS industry.

A special highlight was an invited presentation by Mr. Ron Lake, President of Galdos Systems Inc. (Vancouver B.C. Canada), on the Convergence of GML and G-XML. Galdos Systems is spear-heading the convergence work along with G-XML Consortium member NTT-Data of Tokyo. In his presentation Lake, emphasized the close cooperation between OpenGIS Consortium (OGC) and DPC that has taken place during the convergence work.

"The convergence activities between GML and G-XML are helping to create a more open and global Spatial IT marketplace. The audience at the International Seminar in Tokyo was fortunate to have such distinguished speakers present to talk about the future of GML," said Mr. Kiyonori Amano, Director of DPC's G-XML Project Group. "The Galdos presentation by Mr. Ron Lake clearly outlined the GML/G-XML convergence strategies and development work emphasized the cooperation that is taking place between OGC members and our own G-XML Consortium. The audience now has a deeper appreciation for the scope of work which is taking place and the benefits which will exist once convergence is complete."

With the convergence of G-XML and GML it is clear that we are moving to a single world standard to power the LBS industry.

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