Plan4all Joined ‘DigiCoalition’

Plan4all joined the Czech National Coalition for Digital Jobs (DigiKoalice) by signing the memorandum regarding digital education.

Plan4all will cooperate across the private, academic and governmental sectors in order to support digital job activities, digital education, digital technologies and digital skills of the general public.

The establishment of DigiKoalice was initiated by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic. DigiKoalice is an open fellowship of representatives of state institutions, IT companies, ICT sector, educational institutions, academic assemblies, non-profit organizations, statutory authorities of schools,  educational institutions and other entities, that  wish to contribute to better digital literacy of citizens of the Czech Republic, to increase their chances of succeeding in the labour market with help of their digital skills and a result, improving the competitiveness of the Czech economy.

Friday Webinars

Be prepared for the next batch of Prague INSPIRE hackathon’s LIVE webinars! On Friday 18th Jan 2019 we offer two webinars, one at 12pm and the second at 3pm CET. 

The topics of the 12 pm webinar are: Artificial Intelligence, Territorial Planning, and 4D Environmental Maps and you can SIGN UP at: https://blbgroup.lpages.co/2019-prague-inspire-hack-18-01-…/

The topics of the 3pm webinar are: Big Data, Arctic Geo Data, and Hackathon Methods SIGN UP at: https://blbgroup.lpages.co/2019-prague-inspire-hack-18-01-…/

It is still time to register for the Prague INSPIRE hackathon:https://www.plan4all.eu/prague-inspire-hackathon-2019/

Video from the Webinar on Semantics, FOODIE Ontology and Satellite Data API

Jon Blower gave a short introduction to the main concepts of Semantic Web / Linked Data and gave some examples of their application in practice. Jon also talked about some of the benefits and challenges associated with adopting these techniques in real situations, drawing particularly on examples from the MELODIES project and other related efforts.

Dr Jon Blower is the Chief Technology Officer for the Institute for Environmental Analytics (IEA), a partnership of academic and commercial organisations, based at the University of Reading. He leads a number of collaborative projects in the area of environmental informatics and visualisation, applying advanced techniques in information technology to make environmental information more accessible and useful for researchers and decision-makers. These projects have addressed a wide range of sectors, including renewable energy, transport, city planning, agriculture and insurance (see http://www.the-iea.org/projects/).


Karel Charva
t talked about the FOODIE data model and the FOODIE ontology and demonstrated how these principles are implemented in the DataBio project He also discussed how we can develop a standard API for satellite data for farm information management systems.

Karel Charvat graduated in theoretical cybernetics. He is a member of International Society for Precision Agriculture, Research Data Alliance, Club of Ossiach, CAGI, and CSITA. He was in period 2005 – 2007 President of European Federation for Information  Technology in Agriculture Food and Environment (EFITA), OGC Agriculture DWG, he is vicepresined of Club of Ossiach,. He was organiser on many hackathons, where as most important were INSPIRE Hacks I and II and MEDHackathon. He work on implementation on national INSPIRE Geoportall. Now he is also active in Plan4all assotiation. He has long time experience in ICT for Environment, transport, Agriculture and Precision Farming. Now he is one from promotors of Open and Big Data in Agriculture in Europe. Participation in projects: Wirelessinfo, Premathmod, EMIRES, REGEO, RuralWins, Armonia, aBard, EPRI Start, Ami@netfood, AMI4For, Voice, Naturnet Redime, Mobildat, SpravaDat, Navlog, c@r, Humboldt, WINSOC, Plan4all, Habitats, Plan4business, SmartOpenData, FOODIE, SDI4Apps,  AgriXchange, FOODIE, SDI4Apps, OTN, DataBio, SmartAgriHub, AFarCloud, EO4Agri.

OGC Discussion Paper on GeoDCAT-AP

OGC has recently published a discussion paper, a documents that presents technology issues being considered in the Working Groups of the Open Geospatial Consortium Technical Committee.

The key topic of the paper is the GeoDCAT Application Profile, an initiative trying to combine the DCAT metadata as they are used in the open data and e-government community with the EN ISO 19115/57/19 standards and the INSPIRE metadata as they are used in the geospatial community.

The discussion paper is a result of concerted effort of several specialists and results of numerous EU projects including:

  • OpenTransportNet – a transport related project whose results are sustained by Plan4all
  • DataBio – a project being implemented by some of the Plan4all members and Plan4all acts as an associated partner
  • PoliVisu – a policy design and innovative project executed by a number of organisations including Plan4all

The discussion paper can be found on this web page: http://www.opengeospatial.org/docs/discussion-papers

And here is a direct link to the PDF version of the document: https://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=82475

Workshop on GI Data and Software in Prague

This is an invitation to the Czech workshop organised by Plan4all and its members that will take place on 24th January 2019 in Prague.

The workshop will present results from numerous project including NextGEOSS, DataBio, IoF2020, SKIN, ROSIE, PoliVisu, EUXDAT, AgroTeach 4.0, Enabling, Premia, AFarCloud, EO4Agri, Simona, SmartAgriHub and LIVERUR.

The thematic domains include smart regions and cities, smart transport and smart agriculture.

The workshop language is Czech, free participation after registration at https://goo.gl/forms/cOyRcMELasIpo2Nm1

Webinar An Introduction to Semantics + FOODIE Ontology and Satellite Data API

FREE WEBINAR // JANUARY 10, 2019 // 4PM CET

In this free webinar, developers, satellite data providers, standardization experts and Farm Managment Information System providers will be introduced to basic semantics. An example from the FOODIE ontology and presentation of challenges related to sharing satellite data trough API will be given. Save your spot today and get reminders and replays directly in your inbox!

REGISTER at https://blbgroup.lpages.co/2019-prague-inspire-hack1/

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.