The progress made with reference to the six SDI4Apps pilot applications is presented in Deliverable 6. 1 recently published on SDI4Apps website.
In a nutshell, deliverable 6.1 contains information about the data models and components that will be used for the development of the six single pilots namely: I) Easy data access; II) Open Smart Tourist Data; III) Open Sensor Network; IV) Open Land Use Map Through VGI; V) Open Land Use Map Through VGI; VI) Ecosystem services evaluation.
Use cases, user engagement and business planning, data acquisition, Apps and required services are described in separate chapters for every pilot. The work has been based on the Use cases which have been identified during the social validation process, and foresees the engagement of the stakeholders already identified during this process. Interoperation of each pilot with the others has also been studied, and criteria of success have been specified.
Pilot1- Easy data access pilot, which focuses on the Burren Conservation Area in Ireland, foresees that the European Tourism Indicators System (ETIS) webservice for the Burren & European GeoParks Network will streamline and enhance the current manual system by transforming the ETIS Excel dataset into Linked Open Geospatial Data.
The SDI4Apps platform will also enable the provision of an App service to mobilise public bodies, experts, enterprises and citizens to seek out and ground truth potential monument sites in the Burren National Park and beyond.
Pilot 2 –Open Smart Tourist Data builds on a use case focusing on different Points of Interest (POI) relating to cycling and biking tourism, in order to provide relevant information based on specific requests. POIs will be provided through a map portal. The RDF knowledge base will be used as the data resource. The original data will be collected from OpenStreetMap, other POI resources as well as from SDI4apps partners.
Tourists, citizens and business providers will be able to switch over layers representing particular categories of POIs or click on a button expressing specific requests such as “I am looking for accommodation”.
As part of a second use case, the users will be able to use Apps developed by SDI4Apps to collect data and use this information for themselves or make it publicly available. A third one will include the development of routing application taking into consideration the needs of cyclo tourism
Pilot 3- Open Sensor Network focuses on the aggregation of data concerned with agriculture. The use case is concerned with enabling web services to send various sensors’ proprietary protocols to a common database that is accessible with open protocols. The objective will be to use SDI4Apps cloud based tools to process/aggregate the data directly from the sensors on the fly in real-time. In all cases the end users will be able to monitor the ongoing situation using their PCs, tablets or Smartphones.
A second use case deals with the prediction of critical situations like radiation frost or similar events and the transmittance of early warning to farmers. A third use case focuses on the monitoring of groundwater level and the presentation of interactive maps demonstrating development.
Pilot 4- Open Land Use Map Through VGI deals with the management and modification of the natural environment or wilderness into the built environment such as in the fields, pastures, and settlements. The first use case focuses on the preparation of basic regional Land Use Maps and sets out to create initial map layers which will allow VGI updating of Land Use maps. The end users will be involved in the design of application and mainly in process of data preparation.
A second use case will support the updating of available Open Land Use map by volunteers from their computers or from terrain. There will also be a third use case which is set to allow Municipalities, region or owners to publish information about their brownfields and greenfields as part of Open Land Use map.
The Open INSPIRE4Youth pilot (pilot 5) will be focused on the utilization of environmental data (maps) for educational and gaming purposes. The main components of the environment will be introduced – water, air, soil, forests, nature protection, climate information, landscape, waste management, forest management etc.
The main use case involves the creation of a regional atlas containing regular descriptions of the components of the environment, data from sensors, data from crowdsourcing, custom mapping composition of acquiring personal data, sharing entertaining and appealing ways of submission facts etc. it will be mainly directed to students (mainly in the age 12 – 15 or 15 to 18) as well as other people who may have an interest in the environment.
Use cases also involve engaging users to provide and learn information about the names of streets and the history behind them while they are walking in the streets. The creation of Pan European Layers about Natura 2000, bio zones, climatic zones, landscape and other relevant data is also foreseen.
Pilot 6, Ecosystem services’ evaluation employs a Use case which focuses on the integration of information resources for ecosystem services’ evaluation encompassing visualisation of the ecosystem services’ values for particular locations of interest. It will primarily address the development of ecosystem services dataset based on the linkage of diverse resources mainly from the biodiversity, biophysical and economic domains. A second use case supports the possibility to utilize the Ecosystem services via the comparison of evaluated ES datasets with another ES datasets on any level of detail. Citizens, consumers and Private Sector representatives will be actively involved in this.