The SDI4Apps project co-organised Open Data Hackathon in the framework of the 18th International Conference on Information Systems for Agriculture and Forestry. The event took place at Latvia University of Agriculture from 15th to 17 September 2014.
Open Data Hackathon brought together students, SMEs, freelance developers, and investors to discuss ideas on integration of data through Linked Open Data platforms. The following projects- all active within the field of Linked Open Data- co-organized and participated in the event: FOODIE; Smart Open Data; Apps4Europe and Open Transport Net.
Participants shared experience on the development of Open Data platforms and related applications with a focus on the areas of agriculture, forestry, environment and transport. The thematic area was directly related to what the SDI4Apps project is aspiring to achieve through the development of six pilot applications including land use mapping and tourism. Experience gathered from Hackathon will be integrated in the SDI4Apps project.
Overall, participants developed 11 competing applications concerning management of open data relating to tourism, land use, visualisations of thematic datasets connected with specific regions etc. Applications were presented to participants and offered the ground for discussions. The winning application was the one titled Day time variation of traffic volume which was developed by Karel Jedlicka and Michal Kepka from the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. More information can be found at http://www.slideshare.net/CzechCentre/open-data-hackathon-jelgava-report