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.
View information about Provincie Vlaams-Brabant here - https://www.vlaamsbrabant.be
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.
(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/
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.
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)
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.
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
Details to follow...
supported by Copernicus Academy, CopHub.Ac and EO4GEO
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.
Any questions regarding this process please contact Greg Buehler email@example.com