TEAM 5: QGIS as a Client for DataBio/FOODIE RDF Data

Project leader: Karel Charvat charvat(at)

Team members: Jan Vrobel, Jiri Vales, Raul Palma, Raitis Berzins, Karel Jedlicka, Vojtech Lukas, Michal Kraus, Tomas Reznik, Nicole Bartelds,
Ali Asmat, Daniel Stefl, Ghazal Ba Khadher

We are extending in the DataBio project the concept of the FOODIE data model and the FOODIE ontology.  We are translating the Czech LPIS and part of the Polish LPIS into this ontology.

As part of the DataBio work were developed apps allowing semantic search and combination of LPIS data with other sets including satellite data (yield potential).

For desktop farming systems we need query the DataBio RDF data from QGIS. The focus of the pilot will be to test this concept.

TEAM 4: Environmental Atlas of the Liberec Region in QGIS

Project leader: Jan Vrobel vrobel.jan(at)

Project team: Dimitrij Kozuch, Marek Splichal, Runar Bergheim, Raitis Berzins, Irena Koskova, Stepan Kafka, Simon Leitgeb

Today we propose to you the idea that “maps” are interesting not only as visualizations of volunteered geographical information (VGI) data capturing through semi-voluntary projects — but as shareable, fascinating and valuable VGI objects in themselves. So why do we believe that the “map” is an object that people would like to share — and why do we believe that it proves added value to peoples lives?

There currently exists hundreds of services offering spatial information through real-time interactive protocols such as WMS and WFS etc. Soon, if member states and signatories to INSPIRE do as they are legally obliged, this number will be thousands — ten thousands.

The fact that a map is a composite object referring to a lot of live data sources around the net, require the existence of a “Map Composition” standard that describes the elements that constitute a map and how they should be combined to fit together neatly.

An early effort by the OGC was the Web Map Context specification that has not evolved since 2005. This little bit ‘heavyweight’ XML-based standard is limited in scope and has not evolved with the developments in standards and technology in the 11 years that have passed since its creation.

Recently the three European Community funded projects SDI4Apps, Foodie and OTN have started the work of defining a simple, lightweight specification for Map Compositions using HTML5- and bandwidth friendly JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) as a carrier of information.

Now best example using this principles is educational Environmental Atlas of of the Liberec Region.

The current specification of the JSON Map Composition is available on the GitHub Wiki of HSLayers NG.

For schools and educational purposes and also for different VGI task will be useful be able to display this Map composition on desktop clients. We decide developed plugin, which will support utilization of Map composition  inside of QGIS.

TEAM 3: Semantic Cleaning of the SPOI Database

Project leaders: Raul Palma rpalma(at) and Karel Panek

Team members: Otakar Čerba (University of West Bohemia)

The goal will be to use semantic technologies to identify duplicities in SPOI in case of data coming from different resources and with different attributes. Data will be compared and checked against other information sources to improve general quality of SPOI database. The proposed approach will also integrate advanced parsing technology, knowledge base with extensive model of selected natural language(s), and selected classification methods. Along with consistent fuzzy duplicates detection, the technology provides a robust foundation for dynamic categorisation and verification, i. e. against more diverse data sources and across languages.

TEAM 2: Agro-Climatic Zones – Taking a Look at the Power of Water Sources

Project leader: Pavel Hájek gorin(at)

Team members: Jiří Valeš, Karel Jedlička, 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. This project is being developed as part of the EUXDAT project.

TEAM 1: GUI for Spark Traffic Modeler

Project Leader: Daniel Beran dberan(at)

Team members: Jan Sháněl, František Kolovský, Karel Jedlička

Project description: Interconnect the Spark Traffic Modeler with a GUI based on HS Layers ( This is a sequel of Prague INSPIRE Hack 2018 TEAM 4: REST API from Traffic Modelling. This project is being developed within the PoliVisu project.

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:

This year’s AgriFuture Day, taking place 1 day before the EU-Africa Forum, 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 in Austria. The Club of Ossiach participates in the EU project EUXDAT (European e-infrastructure for extreme data analytics in sustainable development) .

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.


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.