111th OGC
Technical
Committee

Leuven, Belgium
24-28 June 2019
#OGC19BE



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About the Event

Come and join us for the 111th OGC Technical Committee meeting. Hosted by KU Leuven, Hexagon, Informatie Vlaaderen, and Merkator. This will be an amazing week with a broad range of meetings and topics being discussed. You don't have to be an OGC member to attend an OGC meeting. Whilst some meetings will be member only, many are open to anyone to attend and new voices are always welcome.

Meeting Location:

THE HOUSE OF THE PROVINCE OF FLEMISH BRABANT
Provincieplein 1
3010 Leuven
Belgium

Local Information and Travel:

View information about Provincie Vlaams-Brabant here - https://www.vlaamsbrabant.be

View the Leuven map. Find out your Travel Visa Requirements.

IF YOU ARRIVE AT ZAVENTEM AIRPORT (Brussels - BRU)

Train
The airport train station is located below the arrivals hall (basement level -1). Up to 2 trains per hour connect the airport to Leuven train station. The Standard train ticket costs approximately € 9.20 for one way and the trip takes 14 min.

When buying a return ticket (€18.40) you need to specify your return date and you will get two separate tickets (go and return tickets). The train to Leuven usually leaves from platform 3 but works are currently ongoing at the station and a different platform may be designated. On weekdays, trains to Leuven leaves at 18 minutes and 37 minutes past the hour. During weekends and public holidays, only one train is available at 37 minutes past the hour. If you are running late and there is a queue for tickets, just board the train. You must indicate to the controller asap that you don’t have a ticket and you wish to buy it on board. The journey takes 14 minutes and Leuven is the first stop; when returning Brussels Airport is the first stop. The destination of the train on the screen will be ‘Leuven’ or ‘Landen’.) More info on: www.belgianrail.be
The OGC Tc venue is 5 minutes walking distance from the station.

Bus
(Not recommended!) The airport line takes 30 to 45-minutes between Brussels Airport and Leuven station (buses nrs. 616, 651, 652). Ticket price: €3. More info on: https://www.delijn.be/en/

Taxi
Official Taxis (with a taximeter) are permanently available in front of the arrivals airport hall. The fare from the airport to the Leuven Station is normally around €70 depending on traffic.

IF YOU ARRIVE AT BRUSSELS SOUTH, NORTH OR BRUSSELS CENTRAL TRAIN STATION

There are regular direct trains to Leuven station, a standard ticket costs € 5.40.

BY CAR (GPS)
Please don't forget that driving in Belgium can be problematic due to frequent traffic jams, nevertheless you can program your GPS with the venue coordinates: Lat: 50.877227; Long: 4.716547, or please insert as street name: "Tiensevest".

From Brussels International Airport: 25 km

Near the venue there is a parking with a cost of 20.75 € day.(24h)

Agenda

This is the Tentative agenda and it will be updated.

Registration Required - Invitation to Non-Members
  Link to OGC Event or Agenda Page
Registration Required - Open to all
Open to Members and Invited Guests
SWG Members-only (Observer Agreement Required)
Joint Session with SDO or other Group
Invitation Only

Special Events

Check back for updates

  • Sat-Sun 22-23 June

    OGC Technical Writing Course

    OGC is expanding its effort to offer members additional benefits in coordination with TC Meeting activities. We have organized a two-day Technical Writing Course beginning Saturday 22nd June and ending Sunday 23rd June 2019 to be delivered in Leuven, Belgium. The course instructor will be Professor Lucinda Becker of Reading University. This course is an excellent opportunity to OGC members to gain valuable writing skills and is specifically targeted to those members writing or editing documents as deliverables of the Innovation and Standards Programs.
    There is a fee for this course, Registration is required and space is very limited.

  • Sunday 23 June

    Informal Meet-up

    Informal Gathering with those who have arrived and would like a beer (or two). We will be meeting at:
    Domus: Tiensestraat 8, 3000 Leuven, Tel. +32 16 201 449

  • Monday 24 June

    Icebreaker

    Details to follow...

  • Tue-Wed 25-26 June

    Earth Observation Summit

    supported by Copernicus Academy, CopHub.Ac and EO4GEO

  • Wednesday 26 June

    Dinner Reception - Palais des Colonies

    Palais des Colonies

    Easily accessible and located in a green and tranquil setting in Tervuren, the Palais des Colonies, a dependency of the Royal Museum of Africa, is an exceptional place with its authentic 19th century dining room.
    Registration Required.

Hotels

Accommodations

Hotels near the Venue

Novotel Leuven Centrum ****
Vuurkruisenlaan 4
3000 LEUVEN
tel. + 32 16 21 32 00
fax + 32 16 21 32 01
e-mail: mailto:H3153@accor.com
www.novotel.com/novotel/index.html
Park Inn Leuven ***
Martelarenlaan 36
3010 LEUVEN
tel. + 32 16 60 10 00
fax + 32 16 60 07 26
e-mail: info.leuven@parkinn.com
www.parkinn.com/hotel-leuven
Hotel Malon ***
Martelarenplein 15
3000 LEUVEN
Tel. + 32 16 62 38 00
Mobile (Erik De Meyer) 0474 79 00 26
fax + 32 16 62 48 00
e-mail: info@hotelmalon.be
www.hotelmalon.be
Ibis Budget Leuven Centrum
Martelarenlaan 10
3010 LEUVEN
tel. + 32 16 47 98 80
fax + 32 16 47 98 91
e-mail: H6682@Accor.com
www.ibisbudget.com/6682
Accor ID Code : 6682
The Lodge Leuven
(Formerly Hotel La Royale)
Martelarenplein 6
3000 LEUVEN
tel. + 32 16 22 12 52
fax. + 32 16 29 52 52
e-mail: laroyale@lodge-hotels.be
www.lodge-hotels.be/nl/hotels/b/la-royale-leuven
Hotel Binnenhof ***
Maria Theresiastraat 65
3000 LEUVEN
Tel. + 32 16 20 55 92
fax + 32 16 23 69 26
e-mail: info@hotelbinnenhof.be
www.hotelbinnenhof.be

Hotels near the City centre

Martin's Klooster Hotel ****
Onze-Lieve-Vrouwstraat 18
3000 LEUVEN
tel. + 32 16 21 31 41
fax + 32 16 22 31 00
e-mail: kh@martinshotels.com
www.martinshotels.com/nl/hotel/klooster-hotel
Pentahotel Leuven ****
(Formerly Mercure Leuven Center Hotel)
Alfons Smetsplein 7
3000 LEUVEN
tel. + 32 16 31 76 00
fax + 32 16 31 76 01
The Leuven Institute For Ireland In Europe
(Irish College)
Janseniusstraat 1
3000 LEUVEN
Tel. + 32 16 31 04 30
Mobile (Erik De Meyer) 0474 79 00 26
fax + 32 16 31 04 31
e-mail: enquiries@leuveninstitute.eu
www.leuveninstitute.eu
Tafelrond
Vanden Tymplestraat 43/5
3000 LEUVEN
tel. + 32 16 22 75 54
e-mail: info@tafelrond.com
www.the4th.com 
www.tafelrond.com
Contact: Joselien Cleyman
Gasthof "De Pastorij"
Bvba Carmencita
Sint-Michielsstraat 5
3000 LEUVEN
tel. + 32 16 82 21 09
e-mail: depastorij@yahoo.com
www.depastorij.com
Contact: Carmen De Belder
Ibis Leuven Centrum ***
Brusselsestraat 52-58
3000 LEUVEN
tel. + 32 16 29 31 11
fax + 32 16 23 87 92
e-mail: H1457@accor.com
www.ibishotel.com
The Lodge Theater ***
(Formerly Theater Hotel)
Bondgenotenlaan 20
3000 LEUVEN
tel. + 32 16 22 28 19
fax + 32 16 28 49 39
e-mail: theaterhotel@lodge-hotels.be
www.lodge-hotels.be/nl/hotels/b/theater-hotel-leuven
The Lodge Abdij ***
(Formerly Hotel New Damshire)
Damiaanplein
Schapenstraat 1
3000 LEUVEN
tel. + 32 16 23 21 15
fax + 32 16 23 32 08
e-mail: newdamshire@lodge-hotels.be
www.lodge-hotels.be/nl/hotels/b/new-damshire-leuven
Begijnhof Congreshotel ****
Tervuursevest 70
3000 LEUVEN
tel. + 32 16 29 10 10
fax + 32 16 29 10 22
e-mail: info@bchotel.be
www.bchotel.be

Register

Register for the Leuven, Belgium TC

All OGC member organisations have at least 1 complimentary registration and some have more depending on what level of membership they have. OGC Members need to register using their portal account email.

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Any questions regarding this process please contact Greg Buehler gbuehler@opengeospatial.org