PoliVisu newsletter – Winter 2017 edition

The first edition of PoliVisu newsletter is now available, featuring the kick-off in Ghent; participation in 3 external events: 4th International Conference on Internet Science, Trefdag Informatie Vlaanderen and Joint Conference 2017; success (1st place) at the Czech eGovernment competition – a very busy start to the project indeed!

Read more at http://mailchi.mp/07694f424878/polivisu-newsletter-1

Research Data and Re-user Surveys by the EC

The European Commission is currently collecting feedback that will be taken into consideration for a review of the PSI directive.

In 2013 the European Union reviewed the Directive on Public Sector Information (Directive 2003/98/EC, the “PSI Directive”) and established the principle that all available information produced and collected by public sector institutions must be made available for reuse under open terms and conditions. The 2013 amended Directive still excluded data from research and education establishment from its scope.

The aim of this survey is to gather evidence about the costs and benefits of a possible extension of the scope of the directive to include these establishments – in particular for scientific data:

Within this context, the aim of this survey is, on the one hand, to gather evidence for an evaluation of the revised Directive and on the other, to investigate a number of possible options for the future. The survey targets specifically re-users of open public data, i.e. any individual, business or organisation, which is developing new apps and services based on the usage of (also) public data:


Presentations from the Plan4all Conference 2017

The Plan4all Conference 2017 was held in the Czech Republic, 4 October 2017. The conference was recorded and is available on YouTube. The links to the channels including the links to individual presentations are below.



Plan4all Supports Climathon in Brno

Climathon is a global 24-hour climate change hackathon which will take place simultaneously in major cities around the world on 27 October 2017. It brings together the challenges of the world’s cities with the people who have the passion and ability to solve them. Climathon attracts innovators, entrepreneurs, students and professionals to create innovative solutions to cities climate challenges.

The particular one advertised through this news is the Climathon that will take place in Brno. This Climathon will be supported by Plan4all who will provide access to all major open datasets curated by the association.

For participation and more information, please visit the following website: https://climathon.climate-kic.org/brno.

Live Stream from the JOINT (Plan4all) Conference (Wed 4/10/2017)

The Plan4all conference which is part of the JOINT conference will be streamed via a  youtube live stream (4th October from 10am until 2.30pm).

The preliminary programme of the live session is as follows::

10:05-12:00 Plan4Aall conference, chair: Karel Charvát

  • Karel Charvát – Plan4all introduction
  • Karel Charvát – Plan4all projects in negotiation (PoliVisu, Euxdat)
  • Michal Kepka – SensLog – solution for sensors and VGI
  • Otakar Čerba – Applications of Smart Points Of Interest
  • Dmitrii Kozhukh – SPARQL queries over Open Land Use, Open Transport Net and Smart Points Of Interest datasets
  • Karel Charvát – Future possibilities in Horizon 2020

12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:00-14:20 Plan4Aall conference, chair: Otakar Čerba
(20 minutes per speaker)

  • Jiří Bouchal – Traffic Volumes Visualization: the Pilsen Case
  • Dmitrii Kozhukh – Liberec, Environmental atlas
  • Šimon Leitgeb – Improving Open Land-Use Map with crowdsourcing
  • Karel Jedlička – Visualization of 3D data in the web environment – Open Land Use and Yield potential use cases

Join Our Efforts on Maintaining the Open Land Use Map

The Plan4all is the curator of the Open Land Use Map. The current data sources include mainly Corine Land Cover and Urban Atlas. In some countries, there are more detailed datasets that can be used to update the Open Land Use Map and improve its quality in terms of the level o detail.

Plan4all is calling for organisations that would be willing to join the efforts and contribute to maintain this valuable dataset. For this reason, the Plan4all association opened a call for members. Please, join the association and contribute to the common goal of creating Open Land Use Map.

The call for members is open until 25th September 2017 at http://www.plan4all.eu/call-for-members/.