Intelesense CEO Announces European Beta Release of Collaborate.org at 11th Annual INSPIRE Conference
During his presentation entitled “Worldwide Collaborative Geospatial Data Infrastructure,” CEO of Intelesense Technologies Dr. Kevin Montgomery introduced Collaborate.org to the attendees of this year’s INSPIRE conference in Florence, Italy on June 27, 2013.
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Established in 2007, the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE) Directive was established to provide a consolidated geo-spatial data infrastructure across the European Union. Included in this mandate is the requirement that INSPIRE be fully implemented by 2019. As a result of this initiative, INSPIRE will dramatically redefine how Europeans and the world store, maintain, access, and utilize this valuable data.
To help facilitate this effort, members of the European Commission, the European Environment Agency and other governmental and non-governmental entities created the INSPIRE conference. While this event was initially intended to be a forum for government agencies, academia and industry to learn the latest developments regarding this order, recently, the conference’s organizers decided to add a competition intended to promote the benefits from this initiative. This contest, also known as the Europa Challenge, has university students and businesses design and develop their own geo-spatial application that best demonstrates the mission of the INSPIRE directive while incorporating NASA WorldWind.
As a strong advocate of WorldWind, Intelesense Technologies CEO Dr. Kevin Montgomery selected this event to announce the European release of Collaborate.org. When formally released at the end of the year, Collaborate.org intends to become the most advanced geo-spatial social platform on the planet, incorporating NASA’s World Wind technology at the core of the application. Patrick Hogan, Project Director for NASA WorldWind explained how Collaborate.org leveraged the World Wind platform. “Collaborate.org is a great example of how anyone can integrate information with World Wind. Since Collaborate.org’s primary purpose is to share information with others from a variety of perspectives, it’s clear that they would use it to exchange information and work together more productively.”
In an interview with Dr. Montgomery, he reiterated the need for Collaborate.org as how it relates to INSPIRE as well as the world as a whole “As our world becomes more connected, the ability to reach out and work together with others, sharing resources, and leveraging our strengths becomes even more important. As a global platform for social good, we at Collaborate.org are excited to meet, discuss, and work together with our friends and partners in Europe and around the world.”
For more information related to Collaborate.org, visit the Collaborate.org site at http://www.collaborate.org or send an e-Mail to info(at)intelesense(dot)net.
Developed by engineers from Stanford University, NASA, and other groups in the Silicon Valley, Collaborate.org is the most advanced global collaboration platform on the planet. It is an easy-to-use online community comprised of people working together, sharing their experiences and expertise, empowered with an integrated suite of collaboration tools and all the world’s geospatial data at your fingertips. It is an open, inclusive platform of shared resources, abilities and enthusiasm that empowers people to work together to truly accomplish Great Things.
The Beta release of Collaborate.org is presently available and is accessible on personal computer (PC or Mac) or mobile device (iOS or Android). For more information, visit the website at http://www.collaborate.org or send an email to info(at)intelesense(dot)net.
About NASA WorldWind:
Initially released in 2004, NASA WorldWind is a cross-platform Open Source geo-spatial visualization platform that is developed and maintained by NASA and the open source community. It allows any user to zoom from satellite altitude to any place on Earth, leveraging satellite imagery and elevation data to visually experience Earth terrain in 3D, as if they were really there. While WorldWind currently runs on any desktop computer, efforts are currently being made to support mobile devices.
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