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3D Geospatial Modeling and Simulation Summit explores greater interoperability and open standards

posted on Oct 13, 2016

ORLANDO, FLORIDA--(Marketwired - Oct. 13, 2016) - (NYSE:CAE)(TSX:CAE) - CAE was pleased to host a recent event in Orlando called the 3D Geospatial Modeling and Simulation Summit that brought together experts and stakeholders from the geospatial intelligence and modeling and simulation industries to discuss ways to collaborate and establish greater interoperability in the use of geospatial data.

The summit was jointly convened by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO), and the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). During the same week, CAE also hosted and sponsored the 100th meeting of the OGC's Technical Committee.

"Both the geospatial and simulation industries have requirements for accurate, detailed terrain data that is used for a range of requirements in the defense, intelligence, mapping and other industries," said Marc St. Hilaire, CAE's Chief Technology Officer and one of the keynote speakers at the OGC Technical Committee meeting. "We firmly believe there is tremendous value in establishing standards that better enable the interoperability and integration of data that can serve to create and maintain a common, dynamic, and persistent virtual terrain capability."

The 3D Geospatial Modeling and Simulation Summit was attended by industry experts and professionals from across the United States defense and intelligence communities, as well as international allies. The panels at the summit included participants from the OGC, U.S. Army, U.S. Special Operations Command, U.S. Joint Staff, United Kingdom Ministry of Defence, National Reconnaissance Office, SISO, and USGIF.

"The geospatial and simulation communities have operated somewhat independently in the past, but have now recognized that similar requirements and objectives are the impetus for a convergence to support the common good of both industries," said Marc St. Hilaire. "CAE is a strong proponent of open standards and interoperability so we were pleased to host and sponsor this gathering in Orlando."

About CAE

CAE's Defence & Security business unit focuses on helping prepare our customers to develop and maintain the highest levels of mission readiness. We are a world-class training systems integrator offering a comprehensive portfolio of training centres, training services and simulation products across the air, land, sea and public safety market segments. We serve our global defence and security customers through regional operations in Canada; the United States/Latin America; Europe/Middle East/Africa; and Asia/Pacific, all of which leverage the full breadth of CAE's capabilities, technologies and solutions.

CAE is a global leader in training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets. Backed by a 70-year record of industry firsts, we continue to help define global training standards with our innovative virtual-to-live training solutions to make flying safer, maintain defence force readiness and enhance patient safety. We have the broadest global presence in the industry, with 8,000 employees, 160 sites and training locations in over 35 countries. Each year, we train more than 120,000 civil and defence crewmembers and thousands of healthcare professionals worldwide. www.cae.com

*Source: CAE



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