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After more than two months of hacking, the COVID-19 INSPIRE Hackathon was terminated by a final presentation of results & awards ceremony. The jury members Jovana Vlaskalin (BioSense Institute), Beata Vörösová (CzechInvest), Maris Albers (University of Latvia) and Josef Hnojil (Geobusiness) announced the following winners for the COVID-19 INSPIRE hackathon:

Congratulations to all the winning teams and many thanks for excellent work to all participants! See you in next INSPIRE Hackathon!

You can check the presentation of winning solutions here:

 

 

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We would like to invite you to present your technology and work in the area of IoT technologies for Agriculture at the next 117 OGC Technical meeting, which will be organized virtually. The Iot for Agriculture Session will be organized on the 7th of December 2020 at 14 00   and 16 00  of US Eastern Standard Time (EST). It means 20 00 and 22 00 of Central European Time.

For more information, please visit the following website https://portal.ogc.org/meet/.

If you are interested in being a speaker during this session, please send a message to Hana Kubíčková hana.kubickova@plan4all.eu with the names of the presenters, the title of the presentation, and short abstract of the presentation. We will inform you immediately. Please send your offer till Thursday 26th of November.

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Joint Conference 2020 is getting to its end

Q&A section of the Joint Conference 2020 is available online

While the virtual event of the Joint Conference 2020 is getting to its end, we would like to invite you to the Q&A section held on 19th November 2020 at 12:00 PM (noon) via Google Meet teleconference room https://meet.google.com/rza-hcuy-bce. If you have any questions regarding the topics related to the contributions of the conference presented last weeks on this blog, you are very welcome to come and join us.

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COVID-19 INSPIRE Hackathon 2020 aiming to develop and share agri-food economy solutions to balance the imperatives of the present with the demands of the future goes after two-month hacking into the final stage scheduled at 19th November 12:30 PM!

Register now!

In the COVID-19 INSPIRE Hackathon hackers have addressed the following topics:

  • Facilitate access to data and services for an easier digital innovation in the agri-food sectors
  • Educating individuals from other sectors for being able to support agri-food businesses in the crisis
  • Forecasting of regional food supplies, deviations and/or shortages
  • Mobilising agricultural workforce for harvesting
  • Regional matching of offer and demand for fresh produce in decentralised settings

GET AN OVERVIEW OF THE HACKATHON RESULTS:

  • COVID19 and agriculture
  • Results from 13 different challenges
  • Rewards ceremony and celebration

Are you interested in results of the COVID-19 INSPIRE Hackathon? Do not hesitate to register for this final presentation of results & awards ceremony!

Register now!

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Agro-climatic data of EUXDAT trial visualization in 3D

Joint Conference 2020 Agriculture section

A draft visualization in 3D of Agro-climatic data calculated in the EUXDAT project is available at https://drive.google.com/file/d/15v9_yNdU9gdyHxFcFU7oh3jqZJhmvIE9/view

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EUXDAT webinar – Pilots’ session 3

Joint Conference 2020 Agriculture section

Open Land Use Map Scenario. Dimitri Kozhukh (Plan4all)

In the webinar, we will introduce the output of the Open Land Use pilot. There will be partly devoted to the creation of Open Land Use Map, part devoted to the generation of geomorphological characteristics of the OLU objects (land parcels), and also automatic classification of land cover/ land use from Sentinel-2 imagery.

Crop Monitoring Pilot. Dimitrios Moshou, Ioannis Navrozidis (CERTH)

In the webinar, we will introduce the output of the Crop Monitoring pilot. There will be part devoted to the creation of spectral index creation from Sentinel-2 bands, part devoted to characteristics of the crop stress in olive groves, and also automatic classification of stress-disease incidence by SVM from Sentinel-2 imagery.

 

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Frost Free period calculation on EUXDAT e-infrastructure

Joint Conference 2020 Technology section

 

This interface you are about to see is dedicated to Dates agro-climatic factor (date of last spring frost, date of first fall frost, the average length of frost-free season) for the chosen area of Central Europe containing data for calculation of such a factor for the period from 2007 to 2018.

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EUXDAT webinar – Pilots’ session 2

Joint Conference 2020 Agriculture section

 

Agro-Climatic Zones Scenario. Karel Jedlička, Pavel Hájek (WirelessInfo)

The Agro-climatic classification system allows user to calculate a time and spatial distribution of agroclimatic variables such as Forst dates (Last frost dates/First spring dates), Annual/Seasonal Evapotranspiration and precipitation, Soil temperature, Solar radiation, Growing degree units, Heat stress units or Number of days with optimal growing temperatures based on historical data of ERA5-Land dataset.

Field Accessibility Tool and its Components. Marcela Doubková (PESSL Instruments)

WORKFLOW is a service for clients that provides them information on field accessibility for their machinery for upcoming 3-5 days. The service is based on iMETOS soil moisture data (from Pessl Instruments), soil moisture forecasted data (Meteoblue), DEM available from Shuttle Radar Topographic Mission (SRTM) as well as state-of-the-art Sentinel-2 data. The output information informs user about field accessibility ranging from ‘not accessible’ to ‘easy accessible with heavy machine’.

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EUXDAT webinar – Pilots’ session 1

Joint Conference 2020 Agriculture section

 

Crop Climate Risk Analysis, Monitoring, and Prediction. Nicoletta Addimando, Christoph Ramshorn (meteoblue)
We combine local climate data with information on a crop’s susceptibility to drought and frost in different growth stages. This allows us to analyze which crops are best suited for a location as it is affected by climate change. We can also monitor crop weather risks as the current growing season unfolds and predict crop weather risks for 5 to 14 days.

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IoT 4 Africa

Joint Conference 2020 Technology section

From time 57:20 you can see a presentation regarding Challenge 5 of Kampala INSPIRE Hackathon 2020 titled "IoT 4 Africa" (Michal Kepka et al.)

Sensors are important producers of data for many domains of daily life. The importance of this sensor data is growing with the approach of IoT and the availability of sensors. Typical domains are environmental monitoring, meteorological monitoring, agriculture, transport, and logistics. Very often these specific domains use specific formats and interfaces to publish data.

The main goal of this challenge is to make research on available sensor data, formats, and standards used by local data producers and to select appropriate datasets to integrate them for further processing. Selected datasets can be integrated into an open-source data management solution we are developing for almost 10 years called SensLog. This web-based solution is using a system of so-called Connectors to load sensor data from publishers where is no influence on the publishing data format. We are currently working on the implementation of a standardized interface based on the OGC SensorThingsAPI standard. This Connector should not only load data from services providing this standard but publishing data by services defined in this standard as well.

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Climate Change Trends for Africa

Joint Conference 2020 Agriculture section

From time 11:26 you can see a presentation regarding Challenge 6 of Kampala INSPIRE AHckathon 2020 titled "Climate change trends for Africa" (Pavel Hájek, Jiří Valeš, Karel Jedlička - University of West Bohemia/Wirelessinfo/Plan4All, Samuel Ekwacu Uganda National Meteorological Authority)

The aim of Challenge # 6  was to provide a proof of scenario in which a user gets information about several climatic variables and their changes in time at a certain locality in Africa.

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Final Webinar Series of the EUXDAT Project: The EUXDAT e-Infrastructure

Joint Conference 2020 Agriculture/Technology Section contribution

 

Program of the webinar The EUXDAT e-Infrastructure


- Introduction of Series EUXDAT Webinars. Karel Charvát (CoO).
- Green Deal, Destination Earth and EUXDAT. Nieto De Santos, Francisco Javier (ATOS)
- The EUXDAT End user Platform. Anne Haugommard, Fabien Castel (ATOS France)
- The orchestrator, parallelization, monitoring, and accounting in EUXDAT. Jesus Gorroñogoitia Cruz, Paolo Marangio (ATOS Spain)
- Parallelizing with Python-MPI. Jose M. Montañana (HLRS)
- Discussion and feedback analysis. Karel Charvát (CoO), Jorge Lopez (ATOS)

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Webinar on Maps Sharing - QGIS Plugin and HSLayers-NG demonstration

Joint Conference 2020 Technology contribution

Do you have GIS-related data you want to share using open technologies? We will present you a way to publish data using QGIS via Layman QGIS Plugin and visualize them using HSLayers-NG, which is a web-based application for sharing data and maps from different HUBs with a broad community. These tools can contribute to enabling Citizen Science Network creation for better data sharing and understanding.

Recording of the webinar is available here: https://event.webinarjam.com/replay/59/nkpy0i5pumzcvyur50

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Upcoming Webinar on A Map WhiteBoard for Collaborative Map-Making

COVID-19 INSPIRE Hackathon Webinar Series

Let us cordially invite you to the webinar, where the “Map Whiteboard for Collaborative Map-Making and Data Capture” will be presented. The working title of their effort is a “Map Whiteboard” and the transport and storage for data is a JSON based format called “Map Compositions” that draws on the early work of Web Map Context documents, but that extends them with 20 years worth of added features. This webinar related to Challenge No. 5 of COVID-19 INSPIRE Hackathon 2020 is scheduled on 22nd October at 1PM CEST. Join the webinar to learn more about this extremely useful tool that is being developed in collaboration with BOSC and AVINET. Do you want to learn more? Then do not hesitate to join us on Thursday!

Register HERE!

 

Agenda of the webinar:

  • Map Compositions format
  • Collaborative Map-Making - Introduction to map compositions, Example of composition structure
  • Introduction to map WhiteBoards
    • Authorization and ownership
    • Layer management
    • Feature synchronization

 

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HSLayers-NG Web-based visualization of map compositions demonstration

Joint Conference 2020 Technology section contribution

 

HSLayers NG is a JavaScript library that provides a foundation to build 2D and 3D web map user interfaces and components for managing map layers, searching and navigating maps, sharing, the styling of vector features, adding and displaying OpenGIS® Web Map Service Interface Standard (WMS) layers, etc. Together with Layman, it can be used to add, store, and visualize various data formats and display predefined analyses provided by backend services supporting OGC, Vega, and other standards. It is integrated with the Micka metadata catalog, CKAN, and Layman for listing and storing metadata and data about various data sources and map compositions.

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This webinar scheduled on 20th October at 9 AM CEST will present three challenges that use the Atlas of Best Practice to present solutions to problems that arise in connection with Covid-19 in various areas. These challenges are Atlas of Regional Specialities, Atlas of the Best Practices - Polirural cases and Atlas of Social Enterprises. At the same time, it offers interesting examples of how to eliminate these negative impacts and  cope with the pandemic using innovations and lessons learned from across Europe. 

REGISTER HERE!

Agenda of the webinar:

  • Hackathon introduction and quick overview of 3 challenges: similarities and differences
  • Atlas of the Best Practices (the Enabling project) - common technical platform for presentation of outputs of individual Challenges
  • Ch. 2 presentation
  • goals, the Atlas prototype - Regional Specialities, Expected outputs, brainstorming 
  • Ch. 6 presentation
  • goals, the Atlas prototype - Polirural, Expected outputs, brainstorming
  • Ch. 12 presentation
  • goals, the Atlas prototype - Social Enterprises, Expected outputs, brainstorming
  • general Q&A
  • Conclusion

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Layman QGIS plugin step-by-step Guide

Joint Conference 2020 Technology section

 

This plugin is an extension of the geographic information system QGIS. It is a client application usable like a map layer provider for the Layman server. The main idea is to create and edit layers and create map composition structures on local stations to upload to the server.  It can also load map compositions/layers in the opposite direction as a client of WMS and WFS services. There is necessary authorization with some available Liferay server.

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Current Digital Travel Guide of Peregrinus Silva Bohemica project

Joint Conference 2020 Cultural Heritage section contribution

https://video.th-deg.de/paella/ui/watch.html?id=2b4c4949-1c4f-4d75-8f78-b9beeda7f4f4

Delivering a piece of proper and interesting information to tourists is always a challenge to deal with. It can be provided by many possible ways using traditional analogue materials (flyers, information table or paper maps) or using modern technologies such as web pages, mobile applications or an online multimedia tourist guide. One of online tourist guides is a travel guide created in Peregrinus Silva Bohemica project. This paper provides information about the final stage of such a guide from content and a technical point of view, to point out the complexity and usefulness of such a tool for tourists.

 

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The EUXDAT consortium could provide a follow up proposal and the EUXDAT results would fit into this Green Deal initiative, Destination Earth and SGD goals.

The EUXDAT team prepared for you series of webinars at end of October 2020, where all achievements in both the e-Infrastructure and also in different pilot implementations will be demonstrated. More information about webinars, their programm and registration for webinars is here: https://www.euxdat.eu/2020/10/08/final-webinars-of-the-euxdat-project

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Through this webinar scheduled on 15th October at 10 AM CEST, we would like to invite you directly into the topic of one aspect of remote EBAG (eco-, bio-, agro-, geo-) education: how we can utilize and apply the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) approach in the field of distance EBAG education. 

Is that really applicable? And how? We need to focus on open access as one of the RRI pillars. The crucial goal of the Challenge 1 is to develop an open digital catalogue of best practices for everyday usage. The catalogue will contain a huge number of educational materials (lessons, methodologies, worksheets, handouts, syllabus, presentations, applications, services, feedback forms etc.).

Register HERE!

 

Agenda of the webinar:

  • Challenge 1 Introduction (Kristýna Čerbová, Otakar Čerba)
  • Introduction of mentors
  • Goals of the challenge
  • Results of brainstorming phase of the challenge
  • RRI & EBAG Education (Kristýna Čerbová, Otakar Čerba)
  • Responsible Research and Innovations in educational sector
  • Interreg Central Europe project ROSIE as an example of a theoretical and practical co-creation (with its end-users) of possible solutions in the field of education
  • Examples of catalogues of best practices
  • Concepts of the Challenge 1 Best practices catalogue
  • Future plans & Other business (Kristýna Čerbová, Otakar Čerba)
  • Next steps of the Challenge 1 (database populating...)
  • Discussion on participation of particular team members
  • Discussion on topical COVID-19 pandemic restriction in the field of remote education / online education

 

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