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We prepared for you 3 days program. Join us on INSPIRE 2016 Barcelona


Monday September 26th, 2016

(1100 – 1800)


VGI and Citizen Observatories INSPIRE Hack

Karel Charvat, Arne J. Berre, Tomas Mildorf and Sven Schade


Current society requires easy, reliable and quick access to environmental information published by various organizations and initiatives. The environment questions cover many activities that produce various sorts of data. They are connected with natural risks and hazards (e.g. floods, forest fires), pollution and contamination of air, soil or water, degradation of landscape (e.g. deforestation, erosion, slide processes), scientific research (ecology, geographical sciences), historical landscape memory (landscape ecological research), education and raising public awareness and business activities (e.g. eco-tourism, ecological farms, ecological food production). Local and community activities capture local knowledge in multimedia forms including videos, photos or oral histories. The collected information can contribute to up-to-date data. Volunteered geographic information (VGI) is the harnessing of tools to create, assemble, and disseminate geographic data provided voluntarily by individuals . In the context of voluntary data collection, an important part is the way how data are processed. An example can be Neogeography (New Age Geography) focused on combining geotagged data (e.g. KML ) with a map interface for contextualised exploration. In Neogeography data can be from volunteers (VGI) or from professionals and can be open or with restricted access. Neogeography is closely related to Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), Web 2.0 and mapping capabilities of the geospatial web. VGI and Citizens Observatories INSPIRE Hack will be the first hackathon combined with a INSPIRE conference with the aim to create the space, where those with the interest in the potential of VGI and Citizens Observatories can meet, present their tools and components from existing projects and discuss and explore how results, ideas and knowledge can be combined in possible ways for new projects and for new project ideas. VGI and Citizens Observatories INSPIRE Hack will run through the first three days of the INSPIRE conference. There might be an option also for continuing the hackathon for the last two days of the conference. The first session will present projects and tools dealing with VGI Information and Citizen Observatories namely: CITI-SENSE, COBWEB, WeSenseIt, SDI4Apps, Open Transport Net, FOODIE The second session will present new projects and project ideas for VGI and Citizens Observatories/Citizen Science – in particular: SCENT – A, Ground Truth 2.0, LandSense, GROW and potentially other ideas from the participants.



Detailed Workshop agenda – Monday September 26th


1100 – 1230:  First block – Provider tools, services, APIs and data from existing projects

10 minutes Introduction – purpose of VGI and Citizen Observatories INSPIRE Hack Karel Charvat, Arne Berre, Tomas Mildorf, Sven Schade

10 minutes – Why is VGI and Citizen Observatories important for INSPIRE, Copernicus and GEOSS, Jose Miguel Rubio Iglesias, EU Commission

70 minutes presentations of reusable tools/services available together with prepared instructional/tutorial/usage support material from the following projects that are soon finishing:  CITI-SENSE, CobWeb, WeSenseIt, SDI4Apps (with tools Senslog and MapComposer),  Open Transport Net, FOODIE

1400 – 1530:  Second block – User needs and requirements from new projects and ideas

Presentation of new projects and ideas – and areas from these proejcts where it can be relevant to use any of the technologies presented in the first block – (In particular from the new Citizen Observatory projects SCENT, Ground Truth 2.0, LandSense and GROW) – but also new synergy ideas can be presented.

45 minutes collection of ideas, every interested person will have chance to present ideas about potential application. Time for this presentation will be limited by 5 minutes

45 minutes team building people from different organizations will have possibility to join the teams on the base of previous presentations.

1600 – 1730/1800:  Third block – Continued work by the formed teams

Working teams formed based on the identified ideas and synergy opportunities, initiating hackathon work for Monday – also for further elaboration on Tuesday.

VGI and Citizen Observatories INSPIRE Hack

with ENVIP’2016 workshop

Arne J. Berre, Sven Schade, Karel Charvat and Tomas Mildorf

Barcelona, Tuesday September 27th, 2016 (0900 – 1800)

0900 – 1200:  VGI and Citizen Observatories INSPIRE Hack – session continued

1230 – 1330:  Plenary: ENVIP papers – workshop session on synergies between existing and new Citizen Observatory projects. Lessons learned as input for new Citizen Observatories.

1400 – 1600:  VGI and Citizen Observatories INSPIRE Hack – work session finalisation (in separate work groups continued from Monday)

1600 – 1800:  Plenary:  VGI and Citizen Observatories INSPIRE Hack – workshop session on future work – input for the Wednesday conference sessions on Citizen Science/Crowd sourcing

The potential synergies between the existing and new Citizen Observatory projects,                       Jose Miguel Rubio Iglesias, EU Commission


Barcelona,  Wednesday September 28th, 2016 (0900 – 1800)




Citizen science/crowd sourcing track

Barcelona,  Wednesday September 28th, 2016 (0900 – 1800)



Citizen science/crowd sourcing28/09/2016 – 09:00

Room: H1

09:00 Open Land Use Map and Smart Points of Interest Tomas Mildorf


09:15 VGI and INSPIRE – Introduction Karel Charvat


09:30 SensLog – way to standardize VGI data collection. Karel Charvat


09:45 VGI profile for Precision Farming: unified data model and applications Tomas Reznik


10:00 COBWEB; Facilitator of Citizen Science Jamie Williams











Citizen science/crowd sourcing28/09/2016 – 14:00

Room: H1

14:00 Open transport net – Making your transport related open data more useful for your local community Lieven Raes


14:15 SCENT – Smart Toolbox for Engaging Citizens into a People – Centric Observation Web Athanasia Tsertou


14:30 Open Transport Map – Inspire – based dataset of route network for Europe Jan Jezek


14:45 From citizen – based data collection to joint knowledge creation: the Ground Truth 2.0 citizen observatories Uta Wehn


15:00 WeSenseIt Citizen Water Observatories – Collected Data and Reusable Software and Tools Suvodeep Mazumdar


Citizen science/crowd sourcing28/09/2016 – 16:00

Room: H1

16:00 INSPIRE Species Distribution: A ‘ Bottom – Up ‘ Approach Christian Aden


16:15 POSEIDON , INSPIRE updated citizen science project Andrej Abramic


16:30 Landsense: A Citizen Observatory and Innovation Marketplace for Land Use and Land Cover Monitoring ian mccallum


16:45 CITI – SENSE Citizen Observatory for Air Quality – Collected Data and Reusable Software and Tools Alena Bartonova / Arne J. Berre


17:00 Citizens and air quality: do the information supply and demand match? Alena Bartonova



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