OGC Asia Forum: The Asia Forum of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) was chartered in October 2011. The goal for the Asia Forum is to address OGC outreach and education needs of government, academic, research and industry organizations in the Asia region. The Forum seeks to provide a coordination mechanism to prioritize Asian interoperability requirements and communicate these requirements into the OGC standards and test bed process. The Asia Forum also establishes and maintains coordination with the Asia region OGC members on issues relevant to the broader Asia regional interest in the OGC international process.
The Asia Forum increases the profile and awareness of geospatial interoperability standards in Asia; engages and informs national and local governments as well as industries, academics and research organizations about the work of the OGC; provides a forum for the collaboration of developers and users of spatial data products and services; and assists in the definition of a set of standards to meet the requirements of Asia.
The Forum will assist organizations in understanding the tangible benefits of implementing geospatial interoperability standards, to identify the relevant standards, and to plan for success in realizing these benefits through use of compliant products.
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Volgograd Arena (45,000 spectators): An emotional World Cup venue. On the bank of the Volga, the new stadium was built against the backdrop of the war memorial "Mother's Homeland Calls". During construction, bones were found by soldiers of the Second World War.
Group matches: Tunisia - England (June 18); Nigeria - Iceland (22 June); Saudi Arabia - Egypt (25 June); Japan - Poland (June 28)
Mordovia Arena (45,000 spectators): On the outskirts of Saransk, the new building was launched in 2010, the 1000th anniversary of the unification of the Mordovian and Russian population. After the World Cup there will be a dismantling for tennis and volleyball fields.
Group matches: Peru - Denmark (16 June); Colombia - Japan (19 June); Iran - Portugal (25 June); Panama - Tunisia (June 28)
Samara Arena (45,000 spectators): The ambitious construction project in the forest just outside the city lagged behind the schedule for a long time.
Group matches: Costa Rica - Serbia (17 June); Denmark - Australia (21 June); Uruguay - Russia (25 June); Senegal - Colombia (June 28)
A knockout round, a quarter-finals | Source: REUTERS
Rostov on the Don-Arena (45,000 spectators): Right on the banks of the Don is the new arena. The roof of the new building should symbolize the course of the river. FK Rostov, who beat the Bavarians in the Champions League, is playing here after the World Cup.
Group matches: Brazil - Switzerland (17 June); Uruguay - Saudi Arabia (June 20); South Korea - Mexico (23 June); Iceland - Croatia (June 26th)
A knockout round | Source: REUTERS