Agro-Climatic Zones – Taking a Look at the Power of Water Sources

Project leader: Karel Jedlička

Team members: Jiří Valeš, Pavel Hájek, Karl Gutbrodt

Project description: Definition of an algorithm of hydro effect to temperatures according to a size of water sources. This is a sequel of Prague INSPIRE Hack 2018 TEAM 8: Delimiting of Agro-Climatic Zones and INSPIRE Hackathon 2018 TEAM 12: Delimiting of Agro-Climatic Zones.

AgriFuture Day 17th Dec 2018 – ICT for Agriculture, Vienna

Club of Ossiach and PROGIS are excited to announce the 6th AGRIFUTRE DAYS will be taking place in Vienna, Austria, on 17th December 2018Kindly find preliminary agenda and registration form here: www.progis.com/agrifuturedays2018

This year’s AgriFuture Day, taking place 1 day before the EU-Africa Forum www.eu2018.at, will bring together senior executives and experts from science and economy concerning rural management, technology providers, and leading financial service providers, to discuss the latest challenges and developments making an impact on planning and management of the agro-forest-environment sector globally, topically with focus on Europe and Africa.

A quick update about the most important news:

PROGIS could move forward technologically in cooperation with GI GmbH (Geomatic Intelligence), PROGIS International (financing group) as well asthe Vienna-based Club SDCC (SAFER digital country Consortium – new-founded Club aiming group to synergetic selected companies that have expertise and / or technologies for planning, management or control of rural areas and focus to the needs of agriculture, forestry, environment or related sectors). Synergetic partners are welcome.

This is expressed in new EU projects in co-operation with ATOS (largest IT group of Europe) and Internet project development with Microsoft´s azure platform, as well as integration of the new EU-Sentinel II satellite images and others with EO4AGRI(bringing together the knowledge for better agriculture monitoring) supports EC activities in the field of satellite imagery all over the world, as well as their impact on planning and management of agro – forestry and environmental tasks and EC subsidies for  agriculture and forestry.

Beside single users we focus on entire country solutions to integrate all user-groups. With IDIMA (IDentification of IMAges) as WinGIS module, an IT tool, which can overtake the analysis and automatic digitization of images, will be ready beginning 2019. With the product in conjunction with images it will in future be possible, to be able to identify, analyze, evaluate and digitize global ecological problems. For this purpose, it is planned to establish a training centre with the Club of Ossiach www.clubofossiach.org in Austria. The Club of Ossiach participates in the EU project EUXDAT (European e-infrastructure for extreme data analytics in sustainable development) www.euxdat.eu .

The ICT 2018 Conference is Approaching

Next week, from Tuesday 4th until Thursday 6th December 2018, Vienna will host one of the biggest global ICT conference organised by the European Commission.

Plan4all was awarded a booth in the Innovation and Startups Village. Plan4all is making final touches on the presentation materials that will be shown to the ICT 2018 attendees.

The key topic of the Plan4all booth will be the Transport of the Future. Transport management and development are key areas influencing environmental, social and economic indicators. The Plan4all 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 Plan4all innovation combines spatial and demographic data including real-time traffic sensors. By using specific algorithms, the tool visualises interactive images 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 areas.

The Plan4all booth will be located in Level 1 of the Austria Center Vienna (1 Bruno-Kreisky-Platz,1220 Vienna, Austria). The detailed floor plan is shown below.

EFITA – HAICTA – WCCA CONGRESS

The European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (EFITA) would like to invite you at the 12th EFITA International Conference, to be held in Rhodes island, Greece, on 27-29 June, 2019. EFITA is an International Conference dedicated to the state-of-the-art and future use of ICT in the agri-food and bio-resources sectors.

Follow the link for the 1st Announcement of the event.

For more information please visit the conference website.

International Data Week 2018 in Botswana

Digital Frontiers of Digital Science – that was the theme of the last International Data Week held on 5-8 November 2018 in Gaborone, Botswana.

Karel Charvat from Plan4all in several occasions showed the results and community work under the umbrella of the Plan4all association. This includes the INSPIRE hackathon process, Open Land Use and processing big data for agriculture applications.

The INSPIRE hackathon movement was of great interest, especially from the US, South Africa and Taiwan.

The Open Land Use is a world wide dataset that is continuously improving based on available data and financial resources. The most discussed were the aspects of data harmonisation and other semantic aspects of the dataset. A collaboration was set up with the Land Matrix – global land monitoring initiative.

The DataBio project in collaboration with EUXDAT are developing several agriculture applications using big data from agriculture machinery and Earth observation. The use of RDF as semantic representation of data was the most questioned topic of the presentation.

OpenTransportNet Won the Europe’s Digital Government Award

The OpenTransportNet project which results are maintained by Plan4all has been awarded the Digital Government Excellence at the 18th European Conference on Digital Government.

Below, you can read the press release issued by 21c within the frame of the daughter project PoliVisu.

Space Application Hackathon

Plan4all invites you to the Space Application Hackathon, which is a technology competition organised by ESA BIC Prague in cooperation with other partners in connection with Czech Space Week. the hackathon is focused on four main categories: Earth Observation, Navigation/GNSS, SpaceTech and Blockchain in Space.

For 24 hours, multidisciplinary teams composed of 2-5 members will come together to work on challenges with the goal of imagining and designing innovative services and products that find everyday uses for space technologies or data.

Teams will have the advantage of assistance from technical and business development mentors and at the end of the day they will have a unique opportunity to present their innovative ideas to leaders of the Czech start-up community and representatives of significant multinational corporations.

Special prizes for the winners in each of the four categories will be presented by their technical guarantors, which are GSA, GNSS CE, SpaceKnow, IBM and Fujitsu. Other partners’ prizes will also be awarded to participants. The overall winner of the hackathon will receive a prize of CZK 50,000 and a trip to the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany.

The Space Application Hackathon will take place on 9-10 November 2018 at IBM (In Park 2294/4, Prague 4) in connection with Czech Space Week, a week full of space events for the general public as well as the professional community, which will take place from 9 to 18 November throughout the Czech Republic.

Challenges and all information, including the possibility of registration, can be found here and on Facebook. You can also get inspiration from the previous space hackathon held by ESA BIC Prague.