Category Archives: GIScience

Demo and Poster today @ESWC2012

Today on May 29th a poster and a demo will be presented at the 9th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2012) related to Linked Science and LODUM projects. The poster and the demo will be presented next to each other at the Posters and Demos session for your convenience.

The poster

is about  Sharing and Analyzing Remote Sensing Observation Data for Linked Science and presents the Linked Brazilian Amazon Rainforest project. Below is a figure illustrating how to interact with these large amounts of Linked Spatiotemporal Data to support understanding of the ecological, social and economical dimensions of sustainable development. For more information see also the Triangle of Sustainability project.


The demo

is about the Linked Open Data University of Münster – Infrastructure and Applications (see also the data portal)The idea is to open up the university’s data silos, integrate the data, and make it easy to build applications on top of the data collection. The productivity map shown as a video below is an example of such an application. It renders the university buildings in 3D—the building height indicates the number of publications written by researchers working in the respective building. The KML file is also available for download—just open it up in Google Earth to explore the productivity map.


Big Data Challenge

We announce a Data Challenge as a part of the Workshop on GIScience in the Big Data Age 2012 (GIBDA2012). The winner will be awarded a $250 price sponsored by 52North and will present at the workshop, in Columbus, Ohio, USA. September 18th.

Here is a description of the Data Challenge:

The website contains a growing collection of metadata for proceedings of conferences on topics related to geographic information science. So far, it contains most of the metadata for the GIScience, COSIT, ACM GIS, and AGILE conference series. Within the GIBDA Data Challenge, we are looking for

  • innovative analyses of the data
  • interactive visualizations
  • approaches for cleaning the data up
  • pattern and topic mining
  • enrichment and interlinking with other datasets (e.g., from the Linked Data cloud)
  • insights into GIScience as research field
  • adding social roles and aspects

The raw data can be queried via SPARQL using the SPARQL endpoint Submissions to the data challenge are to be submitted through EasyChair as a brief description of the entry, along with a link to the demo/analysis/dataset. Entries to the challenge will be evaluated by the program committee based on innovativeness and potential impact. The winner will be awarded a $250 price sponsored by 52North and will present at the workshop. Submissions due: 18. June 2012, see GIBDA2012 Workshop pages for more details.

Organizers of the Data Challenge