Webinar No. 3: Essential Biodiversity Variables and their metadata

Learn about the Essential Biodiversity Variables and their metadata. You’ll meet CKAN based data hub expert Wolfgang Ksoll, Biodiversity experts Stephan Hennekens and Elnaz Neinavaz, Marie-Francoise Voidrot from OGC and expert on standards, and Karel Charvat & Bente Lilja Bye from Plan4All and a number of H2020 projects!

TEAM 8: Exposing GUF Metadata as DUV in the GeoDCAT-ap Output of GeoNetwork

TEAM LEADER: Paul van Genuchten

TEAM MEMBERS: Looking for organisations that have GUF metadata (or other User Feedback on datasets)

PROJECT IDEA: In the scope of ‘ELISE tools’ the GUF (http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/guf) schema has recently been added to GeoNetwork (https://github.com/metadata101/guf10). GUF allows to store User Feedback linked to datasets. W3C has released a DUV schema (https://www.w3.org/TR/vocab-duv) for User Feedback that links into DCAT. Goal of this project is to develop a DUV export of GUF as part of the GeoDCAT-ap export capability of GeoNetwork. And if feasible also create a schema.org/review output as part of the schema.org/Dataset annotations in the metadata HTML visualisation.

Webinar No. 1: ORLÉANS/OGC INSPIRE HACKATHON 2018

Plan4all in cooperation with OGC and several EU projects cordially invite you to the first webinar dedicated to the ORLÉANS/OGC INSPIRE Hackathon 2018.

Date: Friday, February 23rd

Time: 3pm CET

For more information and registration to the webinar, please visit the following page:

https://nextgeoss.lpages.co/introduction-to-orleans-ogc-inspire-hackathon/

TEAM 1: Easy-to-Use Satellite Images Discovery in a Map Viewer

TEAM LEADER: Tomáš ŘEZNÍK (Masaryk University/Lesprojekt/Wirelessinfo/HSRS)

TEAM MEMBERS: Šimon LEITGEB (Masaryk University/Lesprojekt/Wirelessinfo), Štěpán KAFKA (HSRS), Karel CHARVÁT (Plan4All/Lesprojekt/Wirelessinfo/HSRS), other participants are warmly welcomed

PROJECT IDEA: Discoverability of geospatial data and services (aka resources) has been considerably improved during the last decade as several catalogues have been developed, fulfilled with metadata and being in daily use for many users. Nevertheless, it means that a user typically works with her/his GIS system and opens a catalogue as a specialized application. Such paradigm may suit to geospatial experts.

On the contrary, a laymen expects one simple tool for maps viewing. (S)he does not like to bother with another application to discover which other geospatial resources are available for a currently zoomed area.

The aim of this team is therefore to develop an easy-to-use satellite images discovery integrated directly in a map viewer. We intentionally do not use the term ‘catalogue’ as (1) we would like to erase borders between data and metadata in our application and (2) we would like to retain catalogues in a way they are.

Relevant resources to a currently zoomed area will appear through links to satellite programmes’ APIs, such as Copernicus’ Open Access Hub. The developed application will be based on OpenLayers 4-based framework called HSLayers NG (see https://github.com/hslayers/hslayers-ng).

ORLÉANS/OGC INSPIRE Hackathon 2018 – Metadata

Plan4all and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) in cooperation with the DataBio, NextGEOSS, PoliVisu and EUXDAT projects cordially invite you to the next satellite INSPIRE hackathon that will take place during the OGC Technical Committee meeting in Orléans (France) on 22nd March 2018.

More details at http://www.plan4all.eu/orleans-ogc-inspire-hackathon-2018/.

INSPIRE Conference 2018

The 2018 edition of the INSPIRE conference will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, 18-21 September. The motto of this years’ event is INSPIRE users: Make it work together!

The European INSPIRE Directive leads to a digital highway for sharing information on Europe’s environment. Member states are rapidly extending this network to reach all levels of government and application areas beyond the environment. Now that we have this essential European facility in place, we can exploit it to the full to support the digital transformation of European society.

The call for submissions is organised in 3 strands:

  1. INSPIRE the Users: In this strand special attention goes to inspiring the usage and users of INSPIRE. Both public and private parties are invited to share their experiences with creating applications that benefit from INSPIRE.
  2. Doing it Together: This strand is dedicated to ‘cooperation’. We are looking for examples where the cooperation between public and/or private sector organisations and programmes has been successfully developed to support the implementation of INSPIRE.
  3. Making it work: The strand adressess a more technical approach to ‘make it work’. We are calling for submissions where implementation issues have been identified and where the source of the problems has been – or needs to be – addressed (e.g. Simplifications encoding, Automatisations, quality assessment, etc.).

The call for submissions to the 2018 INSPIRE conference is now open: come and be part of this European success story!

https://inspire.ec.europa.eu/conference2018

TEAM 11: To Determine Fertilization Timing

TEAM LEADER: Karl Gutbrod

 

PROJECT IDEA: A common problem of farmer relates to the decision when and where to fertilize the soil in relation to a given crop stage, weather conditions or field topography. With this project idea we want to prepare for a potential user a set of tools helping him to decide about the feasibility and  rentability of going to the field and fertilize given a current weather and soil conditions in given relief and potentially also given a current crop stage.

Decision criteria are:

  • is nitrogen fertilisation useful  in that area (land use map) – not in forest, water
  • is nitrogen fertilisation permitted in that area (optional: map of water catchment areas, seasonal restrictions, protected areas)
  • is the crop at the right stage (Satellite maps: is the crop in a phenological phase that requires fertilizer? + photographs acquired from the smartphone (both optional))
  • is the soil not too wet to apply fertilizer and drive with a tractor (soil type and moisture ).

TEST CASE:

  • multiple corn fields in Austria

DATASETS:

  • Open land use map
  • Crop growth incrementation from Sentinel-2
  • Soil type
  • Climate: rainfall, wind.., as well as historical weather data
  • Soil moisture
  • topography