TEAM 5: Extension of Smart Points of Interest

TEAM LEADER: Otakar Čerba

PROJECT IDEA: The dataset Smart Points of Interest (SPOI) will be extended by new features related to tourism, traffic and other fitting domains. These items will be mined from accessible open and free data (provided by various APIs). The activity will include not only data searching, but also transformation, harmonization and setting of maintenance and updating processes.

TEAM 4: Agri Pool and Bioeconomy Development

TEAM LEADER: Lizzy Igbine

PROJECT IDEA:  Agri Pool is a display of opportunities and applications in bioeconomy. Agriculture is the next pool to link bio economy and sustainable development. This work  space will explore research and development to agri bioeconomy. Members from the agriculture sectors will explore the many bioeconomies in agriculture and food security.

TEAM 3: Improving Open Land Use Map by Using Satellite Data

TEAM LEADER: Dmitri Kozuch

PROJECT IDEA: In many cases it is difficult to derive Land Use from Land Cover directly. For instance, say we have land cover map of a region and want to derive land use map of urban areas. So we use land cover as a mask to get urban areas. In this particular case we mask Sentinel-2 image with the mask of urban areas. And after we develop suitable image classification of this urban areas that would allow us to tell where are industrial areas, where commercial areas, where residential areas, where recreational areas etc… The members of the team need to decide on the pilot area. Probably it is good to select a cloudless area, so that it is easy to find cloudfree image from Sentinel-2. As an output there should be described workflow and classification algorithm used.

We are looking for partners dealing with Land Use Data around the World,  we are sure, that with your help we will be able to to:

  • Improve current Open Land Use
  • Extended Open Land Use into other regions and countries

We are looking also for organisation managing Open Data (Land Use, Plans, Topography, Cadastre, LPIS and other relevant data), which could be used.

If you are interested, please register at

TEAM 2: Application to plan a trip to the seaside based on data from Copernicus

TEAM LEADER: Dmitri Kozuch

PROJECT IDEA: The idea is to create an application that will help people to plan a trip to the seaside based on Copernicus (Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service, Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service,  European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts) data and possibly other open datasets. The physical variables that would be nice to analyze are following: temperature of air and sea, UV index, water and air quality, air velocity and humidity. Except this factors there could be also others such as proximity and specific points of interest taken into account. As a result there should be created a prototype of the application.

We are looking for potential of other meteorological data and forecast for integration.

If you are interested, please register at

INSPIRE Hackathon 2018: Webinars I and II

There are two upcoming webinars dedicated to the INSPIRE Hackathon 2018. Different speakers and different topics.

The first one is scheduled already for tomorrow, i.e. on Thursday 19th July 2018 at 1pm CET. The topic is Open Data & Agricultural Resources. Registration for this webinar is open can be done at

The second webinar is scheduled on Friday 20th July 2018 at 10am CET. The topic is APIs & Security and the registration is at


TEAM 1: Open Land Use and its metadata in RDF

TEAM LEADERS: Raul Palma, Dmitri Kozuch

PROJECT IDEA: The main idea is to put Open Land Use dataset and also its metadata (from in RDF format into Virtuoso and explore SPARQL queries that would combine data with metadata. For instance: Show me the datasets (municipalities) where more than 50% of the area is covered by residential areas and data were collected not later than 5 years ago? This query combines some metadata (such as year of data collection and municipality which data covers) with data itself  (object features with residential land use). For automatization of such queries it is necessary to have both data and metadata available for querying and interconnected. In ideal case the output will be endpoint where it will be possible to query both OLU data and metadata, some model queries and possibly some visualization of query results.

European Union Satellite Centre in Support of the INSPIRE Hackathon 2018

The INSPIRE Hackathon 2018 has got additional support from the European Union Satellite Centre – SatCen.

SatCen is an agency of the Council of the EU working under the supervision of the Political and Security Committee and the operational direction of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. SatCen supports the decision-making and actions of the EU in the field of CFSP, including EU crisis management missions and operations, by providing products and services resulting from the exploitation of relevant space assets and collateral data, including satellite and aerial imagery, and related services. The main users of SatCen services are the European External Action Service, EU Member States, EU missions and operations, the European Commission, other EU Entities and international organisations such as the UN and OSCE. SatCen cooperates with relevant institutions and international organisations from the Space and Security domain, including the European Commission (EC), the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Defence Agency (EDA) and the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) where it is leading the Space and Security Community Activity (SSCA).The Research, Technology Development and Innovation (RTDI) Unit of SatCen is assessing new technologies and developing new solutions aiming to keep at state of the art the operational capabilities of SatCen. To this aim, RTDI is participating in different projects and initiatives at Global and European level, related to Earth Observation Systems, Sensors, Data and Applications, leveraging forefront technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Cloud Computing. In the frame of the EVER-EST project, as leader of the Land Monitoring VRC, SatCen has been working to demonstrate the potential of VREs for the Security domain. SatCen is participating in the NextGEOSS project, building the Space and Security Pilot on the results coming from the EVER-EST VRC, thus ensuring their long-term exploitation. The NextGEOSS Space and Security Pilot is proposing the exploitation of Copernicus Data to generate change detection products over selected areas of interest. Therefore, we invite the participants at the hackathon to propose and define innovative Open APIs, share best practices and implementation that will:

  • Promote extensive use of multiple GEOSS data to create applications in the Space and Security domain;
  • Stimulate the identification of new value propositions for EO data, coming from inherent data characteristics and /or combinations with other open geospatial information.

EVER-EST Supports the INSPIRE Hacakthon 2018

The INSPIRE Hackathon 2018 has got a new partner – the H2020 project EVER-EST (European Virtual Environment for Research – Earth Science Themes).

The EVER-EST project will create a virtual research environment (VRE) focused on the requirements of the Earth Science community. Within the earth sciences there are major challenges such as climate change research and ensuring the secure and sustainable availability of natural resources and understanding natural hazards which require inter-disciplinary working and sharing of large amounts of data across diverse geographic locations and science disciplines to work towards a solution.

The project will include a major work stream to develop a virtual research environment, and this will build on a number of e-infrastructures which have been created under European Commission funding in recent years. Other work packages will test this emerging infrastructure using appropriate use cases.



GODAN Joined the Forces for the INSPIRE Hackathon 2018

The Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative joined the forces and became a co-organiser of the INSPIRE Hackathon 2018.

GODAN is a rapidly growing network of 758 partners from government, international and private sector organisations all committed to making data relevant to agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable worldwide.

GODAN is now a partner of the INSPIRE Hackathon 2018 and will provide access to various data via APIs as well as spread the news about the hackathon among its members.