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Tuesday, September 17 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Why 5, Why Rest

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Today the border between desktop and mobile is rapidly fading away. Users expect to access information anywhere, anytime and expect it to be fast.  The IT community has been buzzing on the topic of HTML5 and RESTful web services "as the" cutting edge approach to developing desktop and mobile applications.  So what is the buzz all about?


  • Why 5...why REST?
    Heidi Hammel, KCI Technologies, Inc., Sparks, MD
  • What HTML5 and REST mean to the Geo community
    Raj Singh, Open Geospatial Consortium Inc, Wayland, MA


Heidi Hammel

Associate Director, KCI Technologies
Ms. Hammel is the Associate Director of KCI’s Geospatial Solutions practice.  She has been a senior GIS project manager with more than 20 years of experience in in leading, developing, and coordinating implementation efforts for enterprise GIS for local municipalities and state... Read More →
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Raj Singh

Director, Interoperability Programs, Open Geospatial Consortium
Dr. Raj Singh manages multi-vendor spatial data sharing projects for OGC. He has led efforts to improve information exchange in the building industry at early design stage, and shepherds OGC's efforts to align geospatial standards with the general IT industry. Raj has a PhD in Planning... Read More →

Tuesday September 17, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT

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