Interacting with Big Geospatial Data - Methods for Virtual Exploration and Visual Analysis

Advances in capturing techniques such as laser scanning and photogrammetry have significantly increased the volume of geospatial datasets. Big geodata has become an important asset for analysis and decision-making, but also poses a challenge for state-of-the-art visualisation techniques. This article presents research results addressing this problem for the infrastructure and planetary science application domains. The methods discussed here enable users to fluently explore and efficiently analyse the growing wealth of geospatial data.

(article by Christoph Traxler and Gerd Hesina, Austria)

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Geodata interoperability and harmonization in transport: a case study of open transport net

Authors: Carina Veeckman, Karel Jedlička, Dieter De Paepe, Dmitrii Kozhukh, Štěpán Kafka, Pieter Colpaert and Otakar Čerba
Published in: Open Geospatial Data, Software and Standards 2:3 (2017). Published: 24 February 2017.

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Vacancy notice: Technical Manager, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

GPSDD logoThe Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) is a fast-growing, dynamic international partnership bringing together over 200 different organizations including governments, UN agencies, private companies, civil society organizations, and many others.

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Swiss geospatial data now available as linked data

swiss linked dataThe Swiss geoportal has started to publish geospatial data as linked data. This geoportal is harvested by the national Swiss Open Data portal, which is in turn harvested by the European Data Portal. With this development, more context is provided to the geospatial datasets, and data can be found and re-used more easily.

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Geo4All - Empowering academics and educators globally

20 years ago academics and educators (especially in developing countries) struggled to start GIS courses for their students and had to beg to vendors for some "free" licences. Now they don’t need any charity from any vendors, as they are fully empowered and can start courses as they wish without any permissions from any vendor owners.

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What's new in the INSPIRE Metadata Technical Guidance 2.0

Spatineo are organizing a webinar on the newest development in INSPIRE, presented by Ilkka Rinne who is the editor of the new INSPIRE metadata technical guidance document.

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Advancing GIScience with Open Source Technologies

The latest details of Advancing GIScience with Open Source Technologies organised by the ICA Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies at AutoCarto 2016, USA is now available at . Thanks to Mike Finn and Silvana Comboim for their leadership.

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