RDA Europe – travel grants to support participation in the 15th plenary session in Melbourne

RDA Europe has launched 2 open calls for grants to encourage participation in the 15. plenary meeting in Melbourne, March 18 – 20. The following overview has been translated into Czech. For an overview in English, please go to: https://grants.rd-alliance.org/

V rámci projektu RDA Europe 4.0 byly vypsány 2 výzvy na podávání žádostí o granty, jejichž účelem je podpořit účast na 15. plenárním zasedání v Melbourne, které se koná v termínu 18. – 20. března.

Jedná se o následující výzvy:

  • Call for Early Career Researchers and Scientists working with Data
    https://grants.rd-alliance.org/OpenCalls/call-early-careers-rda-15th-plenary
    RDA Europe hledá žádosti od studentů a profesionálů z vysokých škol nebo výzkumných institucí se studiemi zaměřenými na sdílení dat. Žadatelé se navíc musí nacházet na počátku své kariéry. V rámci tohoto programu bude rozděleno 7 grantů ve výši 2400 euro. Program RDA Europe „Early Career“ poskytuje finanční podporu a příležitost sdílet své myšlenky, zkušenosti a praktické rady a zjistit, na čem v současné době přední vědci a odborníci zabývající se daty pracují.
  • Call for Researchers and Data Experts
    https://grants.rd-alliance.org/OpenCalls/call-experts-rda-15th-plenary
    Účelem tohoto grantu je podpořit účast jednotlivců, kteří mají velký zájem o RDA a jsou zapojeni v oblasti tvorby a přijímání výstupů RDA. Jste-li profesionál v oblasti datových přenosů, nacházíte se alespoň ve střední části své profesní dráhy a angažujete se v aktivitách RDA, můžete zažádat o jeden z 5 grantů v maximální výši 2400 euro, díky kterému se budete moci účastnit 15. plenárního zasedání RDA.

Výzvy jsou otevřeny do 3. února 2020.

Cílem RDA Europe je rovnoměrné rozdělení grantů napříč celou Evropou, přičemž silně podporuje žádosti přijaté ze zemí EU13, mezi které je zařazena i Česká republika.
Šance na úspěch je tedy vysoká. Více informací k výše uvedeným výzvám najdete zde:

13. Testing QGIS Python API and Atlas plugin for QGIS

Mentors: Jiri Kvapil, Jan Vrobel

QGIS is important application in Free and Open Source Software domain for GIS and spatial data processing. It is a professional GIS application with powerful tools and components. Support for Python scripting is one of these powerful components.
Atlas plugin for QGIS is a new tool for GIS users familiar with desktop GIS to prepare map composition for Web map applications. GIS user can prepare composition from local layers on desktop and publish this composition with all layers to the Web with Layman application.

Challenge description: The goal of this challenge is to test QGIS Python API on PoliRural DIH or WRLS AgriHub that are being developed and will be presented during the Hackathon. Testing of the Atlas plugin can be done simultaneously while preparing data layers with the Python API.

12. Testing new data model for Open Land Use

Mentor: Michal Kepka, Dmitrii Kozhukh

Open Land Use is a pan-European open dataset integrating various regional and local spatial datasets about land cover and land use. More information about the dataset can be found at: https://sdi4apps.eu/open_land_use/
Several H2020 projects brought new requirements and challenges for OLU data set in last months. For example, there are requirements to integrate data about geomorphology, climate, soils etc. into the dataset.
Due to this fact, new data model of OLU, that is easily extendible to new attributes, was designed during last weeks and it is being developed at this moment.

Challenge description: The goal of this challenge is to test new data model to input datasets and to test publication of data as WMS over publication server and as file export.

Prague INSPIRE Hackathon – 3rd Stage Program and Registration

The final stage of Prague INSPIRE Hackathon is slowly approaching so let’s see the agenda:

Monday 27th January
09:30 Welcome and introduction
09:45 Team/challenges pitches (3 minutes per idea)
10:00 Hacking in teams
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Hacking to you drop (until doors closes at ???)

Tuesday 28th January
09:00 Hacking continues (assuming the doors are open)
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Hacking to you drop (until doors closes at ??)

Wednesday 29th January
09:30 Presentation of results – Each team gets 12 + 3 minutes to present + Q&A
12:00 Lunch/Evaluation by the jury
13:00 Ceremony
14:00 END

There will be snacks and drinks in the room. Dinners will be self organized.

Please do not forget to register for the final stage of the Prague INSPIRE hackathon 27. – 29. January 2020 via link given below:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeWF7vPeXnjVSPHAIEOhEfwq03D5ZunZ_BZ0CyjfO2-OShwdw/viewform

Note that you can register to any of the challenges even if you have not been taking part of the 2 first stages.


WORKSHOP 6: How to standardise Agriculture IoT measurement

Date: January 29, 2020
Time: 3:45 – 5:10 PM
Venue: Česká zemědělská univerzita v Praze, Kamýcká 129, Praha Suchdol, PEF (Provozně ekonomická fakulta), Room E 155

This workshop will be focused on how to standardise Agriculture IoT measurement. Workshop will be cooperated with OGC Agriculture DWG.

Please notice that registration is free.
You can register for the workshop via following registration form, which is common to all ongoing workshops. Besides the Workshop 6, you can register for any other of given workshops.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdastcIVLDbWkAxLXLjn697aRFqxBal1_7u-NvOqECmPfTAag/viewform

WORKSHOP 5: SIEUSOIL

Date: January 29, 2020
Time: 2 – 3:30 PM
Venue: Česká zemědělská univerzita v Praze, Kamýcká 129, Praha Suchdol, PEF (Provozně ekonomická fakulta), Room E 155

Discussion forum about SIEUSOIL data and metadata model. Workshop will be cooperated with OGC Agriculture DWG

Please notice that registration is free.
You can register for the workshop via following registration form, which is common to all ongoing workshops. Besides the Workshop 5, you can register for any other of given workshops.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdastcIVLDbWkAxLXLjn697aRFqxBal1_7u-NvOqECmPfTAag/viewform                .   

WORKSHOP 4: Training workshop and official introduction of Layman and its interaction with other SDI components (QGIS, Micka, HSlayers NG)

Date: January 29, 2020
Time: 10 AM – 2 PM
Venue: Česká zemědělská univerzita v Praze, Kamýcká 129, PrahaSuchdol, PEF (Provozně ekonomická fakulta), Room E 155

Layman is SDI server side module, which support publishing geospatial data online through REST API.

Program of workshop:

  • Karel Charvát – Purpose of workshop
  • Jiří Kozel – What is  Layman and how works
  • Raitis Berzins – Map composition
  • Jiří Kozel, Jiří Kvapil – How to install Layman in cloud
  • Jiří Kozel – Layman API
  • Jiří Kozel – Authentication and authorization
  • Jiří Kozel – Interaction with Metadata (Micka)
  • Jan Vrobel – QGIS plugins for accessing maps and map composition from server
  • Jan Vrobel – QGIS plugin for Web data publishing using Layman
  • Raitis Berzins – HSLayers NG as client for Layman
  • Jiri Kvapil – QGIS on Server/cloud

Please notice that registration is free.
You can register for the workshop via following registration form, which is common to all ongoing workshops. Besides the Workshop 4, you can register for any other of given workshops.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdastcIVLDbWkAxLXLjn697aRFqxBal1_7u-NvOqECmPfTAag/viewform

Additional information:
We will work on remote machines with Linux operating system during the workshop to ensure suitable and consistent environment.
Please bring:
1) Your own laptop
2) Pair of public and private OpenSSH – compatible SSH Keys (RSA keys)
Your public key will be uploaded to remote machine at the beginning of the workshop, so you connect to the remote machine using SSH protocol.
You can use your existing keys, if you already have it.

SSH client:

  • For Linux users: You are probably OK, SSH client is installed on most distributions (check “ssh” command in your terminal).
  • For Windows users: Install PuTTy: https://www.putty.org/

Knowledge of basic linux commands is a plus, but not necessary.

11. Noise modelling with TraMod data

Mentor: Tomas Nekut

Traffic Modeller (TraMod) is a tool for transport modeling developed in collaboration between traffic engineers, IT and GIS specialist. It can be fully implemented in server environment with an application programming interface for mobile and web applications. This creates an opportunity for a city or a region government representatives to test various traffic scenarios within seconds without a need to install and learn how to use desktop traffic modelling software or contacting traffic engineers every time a new roadwork appears in the region.

Challenge description: The goal of this challenge is to find a way to use TraMod output data as an input for an open source noise modelling SW.

10. OSM data for TraMod

Mentor: Pavel Blahnik

Traffic Modeller (TraMod) is a tool for transport modeling developed in collaboration between traffic engineers, IT and GIS specialist. It can be fully implemented in server environment with an application programming interface for mobile and web applications. This creates an opportunity for a city or a region government representatives to test various traffic scenarios within seconds without a need to install and learn how to use desktop traffic modelling software or contacting traffic engineers every time a new roadwork appears in the region.

Challenge description: The goal of this challenge is to prepare OSM data in such a way that the data is usable for traffic modelling using TraMod.