[Project] Sustainability 101

Free webinar on sustainability – 22nd October at 2pm CET

In this webinar you will be introduced to different concepts and perspectives on H2020 project sustainability. We also offer you a couple of success stories. What is your understanding of sustainability of H2020 projects? Do you have good examples of how to solve this challenge? Join us to learn and discuss!

Register at https://nextgeoss.lpages.co/webinar-project-sustainability/


Plan4all Booth at the ICT 2018 Conference

Plan4all has received a booth at the largest ICT conference of the Commission – the ICT 2018: Imagine Digital – Connect Europe.

A team from Plan4all will be waiting for you at the Innovation Village presenting the latest research results from ongoing projects and the way how to transfer the results into practice.

The key focus of the booth will be on the transport of the future:

  • Traffic on the road, road closures and transport management and development are key areas influencing environmental, social and economic indicators. This innovation enables to model and forecast traffic volumes in any location and at any time. This provides an opportunity for transport planners, urban designers, citizens and policy makers to view the forecasted situation on the road reflecting planned developments, road closures and general traffic problems such as rush hours.

    The innovation combines spatial and demographic data including real-time traffic sensors. By using specific algorithms the tool visualises interactive image of traffic volumes. The innovation was designed within the OpenTransportNet project, was commercially exploited in modelling the traffic volumes in Pilsen, Czech Republic, and is currently utilised by the Plan4all association in the PoliVisu project. This is a ready for market innovation which has a huge exploitation potential in many specialisms.

The scope of the booth will be extended to other areas including precision agriculture and tourism.

Joint Conference 2018

The University of West Bohemia, Plan4all, Club of Ossiach, Czech Centre for Science and Society and Czech Open Solutions Center with support of the DataBio, PoliVisu, EUXDAT, PUNTIS, Peregrinus Silva Bohemica and InteCom projects organised the Joint Conference 2018. The conference was held at the University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic 3rd and 4th October 2018. More than 100 participants interested in geospatial applications in agriculture and forestry attended the conference.

A short report available only in Czech can be accessed at https://info.zcu.cz/clanek.jsp?id=1674.

Copernicus Hackathon in Villorba

Copernicus Hackathon in Villorba (Italy) will be held from 5th until 7th October 2018. For registration and more information, please go to http://www.ie4st.it/hackathon2018/

This is the first Copernicus hackathon funded by the European Commission in Italy.

The Copernicus Hackathon will give you the chance to come together with others and to explore many application fields here on Earth with free and open space data from Copernicus.

Together with other enthusiastic you will get access to Copernicus data, support from mentors and the option to follow several business and technical workshops.

Awards in the amount of 50,000 EUR.

Research by the Commission on Geospatial Data Sharing

The Commission is currently conducting a study on how the sharing of geospatial data between public authorities and with the public could be improved across the EU.

The INSPIRE Directive plays an important role in facilitating such sharing. However, experience shows that there is room for improvement and that more can done.

Therefore we ask you, as the users and producers of geospatial data and information, to share with us your experiences and thoughts on the use of this ‘infrastructure’ by answering a questionnaire that you find online at https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/SR5_CAU_LPA_survey.

Please feel free to share this message with other stakeholders in your networks.

Thanks a lot for your support,

Results of the INSPIRE Hackathon 2018

The jury members including Esther Huyer (Consultant at Capgemini Consulting), Anca Popescu (RTDI Project Officer at the European Union Satellite Centre), Lorenzino Vaccari (Senior researcher at the Joint research Centre in Ispra) and Bart De Lathouwer (Innovation Specialist of the Open Geospatial Consoritum) announced the following winners of the INSPIRE Hackathon 2018:

  • 1st place – TEAM 12: Delimiting of agro-climatic zones, Karel Jedlička, Pavel Hájek (UWB), Karl Gutbrodt (Meteoblue), Marcela Doubková, Apurva Kochar (PESSL)
  • 2nd place – TEAM 13: Arctic Geodata and Fishery Statistics, Torill Hamre (NERSC), Bente Lilja Bye (BLB), Markus Fiebig (NILU), Arnfinn Morvik (IMR), Per Gunnar Auran, Bård Johan Hansen, Ståle Walderhaug, Arne Jørgen
    Berre (SINTEF), Jovanka Guliscoska (Viderum)
  • 3rd place – TEAM 10: Location intelligence from multi-variate spatial analysis, Stein Runar Bergheim (AVINET), Karel Charvat, Petr Uhlir (CCSS), Raitis Berzins (BOSC), Dmitrij Kozuk (CCSS), Milan Kalas (KAJO)

The special prize on security of 1000 EUR was awarded to the team number 14:

  • Analytical Map of Incidents Registered by the Municipal Police in Plzeň, Czechia
  • Team members: Jiří Bouchal, Alvaro Silva, Jan Ježek and František Kolovský (InnoConnect)

Another Series of the INSPIRE Hackathon Webinars

The organisers of the INSPIRE Hackathon 2018 have prepared another series of webinars. These webinars include:

Wednesday 29 August 2018 at 2.30pm CEST on Open Data Portals & APIs

Thursday 30 August 2018 at 2pm CEST on Smart Points of Interest (SPOI) and Location & APIs – register at https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238444764/cd48da7ab8

Friday 31 August 2018 at 2pm CEST on APIs for Security & CKAN – register at https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238444764/64fb1571b3

TEAM 15: API for Analysis and Prediction of Fuel Consumption

TEAM LEADER: Christian Zinke-Wehlmann [InfAI]

TEAM MEMBERS: Jörg Schließer [InfAI], Willy Steinbach [InfAI], Moritz Engelmann [InfAI]


The main idea is to create an API for analysis and prediction of fuel consumption. Up to now, our focus lay on fishery vessels that are supposed to travel from their current location to a new destination. Given some surrounding conditions and internal measurements we analyze and predict the fuel oil consumption per nautical mile using statistical methods. For training and testing purposes we were provided with full datasets from two vessels over several years each. The overreaching goal is to make live suggestions on how to minimize the consumption for the duration of the travels.

The goal for this Hackathon is to create a RESTful API to be able to access the generated models and make predictions given new data on the fly. We plan to finalize the requirements for the API and have a working prototype by the end of the coding sessions.