SDI-Open 2017 – Programme

Saturday (1 July)
8:30 Arrival and registration
Session 1 – SDI & Standards
Chairs: Serena Coetzee & Franz-Josef Behr
9:00 Welcome
9:10 Introduction to the ICA Commission on SDI & Standards. Serena Coetzee, Chair: ICA Commission on SDI & Standards
9:20 Collecting and organizing a Global Address Dataset. Ian Dees, OpenAddresses
9:40 Measuring the Quality of Address Data: Stakeholders, Challenges, and Approaches. Sean Uhl, US Census Bureau
10:00 SDIs in Belorussia and neighbouring countries. Elena Protasevich, Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences
10:20 Break
Session 2 – Open source geospatial technologies
Chairs: Silvana Camboim & Michael P. Finn
11:30 Introduction to the ICA Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies, Silvana Camboim, Chair: ICA Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies
11:40 What is open source and how do pay models for access /use/ upgrade of open source coexist, Mamata Akella, CartoDB, Inc., USA
12:20 Lunch (at own expense)
Session 3 – SDI & Standards
Chair: Serena Coetzee & Franz-Josef Behr
14:00 OpenStreetMap hands-on session: Its History, Data Structure, License and Ecosystem. Franz-Josef Behr, Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences
15:30 End
18:45 Dinner (at own expense)

Sunday (2 July)
8:30 Arrival
Session 4 – Open source geospatial technologies
Chairs: Silvana Camboim & Michael P. Finn
8:40 How and why open source software has become mainstream for GIS. Eddie Pickle, DigitalGlobe Radiant (formerly Radiant Blue)
9:00 OSGeo Live introduction. Vaclav Petras, Center for Geospatial Analytics, North Carolina State University, USA
9:20 Analytical data visualizations with GRASS GIS and Blender. Vaclav Petras, Anna Petrasova, Payam Tabrizian, Brendan Harmon, Helena Mitasova, Center for Geospatial Analytics, North Carolina State University, USA
10:50 Break
Session 5 – Mapping open data with open source geospatial tools
11:20 Participants interactively visualize open data and design maps with open source geospatial tools including Tangible Landscape system
12:50 Closing
13:20 Lunch (at own expense)

SDI-Open 2017 pre-conference workshop

Announcement

28th International Cartographic Conference pre-conference workshop on
Spatial data infrastructures, standards, open source and open data for geospatial (SDI-Open 2017)

Jointly organized by the Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies and the Commission on SDI and Standards

1- 2 July 2017 at the George Washington University, Washington DC, United States

Spatial data infrastructures aim to make spatial data findable, accessible and usable. Open source software and open data portals help to make this possible. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to SDIs, standards, open source and open data in a fun way. The workshop comprises invited presentations to provide an introduction and background to SDIs, standards, open source and open data. A number of hands-on introductions to open source geospatial software together with mapping tasks will give participants the opportunity to explore these tools. The workshop takes place in a computer lab with a limited number of seats. Please book your seat in advance to avoid disappointment.

Pre-registration required for this workshop through the ICC 2017 Registration Site, once available by December 1, 2016 at http://www.icc2017.org/

More details: 2016 Full Commission Meeting

The 2016 Full Commission Meeting will take place on the Töölö campus of the Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland. The venue is less than 10 minutes walk from Kamppi, the central bus station and metro. We will start at 12:00 on Friday, 10 June and finish on Saturday evening. As agreed at the business meeting in Brazil, the Full Commission meeting will be used to initiate collaborative research on one or more of the following: Geospatial Interoperability Manifesto; ICA conceptual model for SDIs at universities; and Further work on the impact of SDIs on value added resellers.

For more information, please contact the Commission Chairs: Serena Coetzee or Franz-Josef Behr.

2016 Full Commission Meeting

The 2016 Full Commission Meeting is planned for 10-12 June in Helsinki, Finland, on the weekend before the AGILE 2016 conference. The venue for the Commission Meeting is to be announced. Collaborative research will be initiated during the meeting. We plan to start around lunch on Friday, 10 June. We may finish on Saturday evening, but if necessary, we can use an hour or two on Sunday morning. As proposed at the business meeting in Brazil last year, possible research topics are:
– Geospatial Interoperability Manifesto
– ICA conceptual model for SDIs at universities
– Further work on the impact of SDIs on value added resellers

If you would like to attend, please contact the Commission Chairs: Serena Coetzee or Franz-Josef Behr.

Call for papers: Special issue of International Journal of Cartography

The role of
spatial data infrastructures, standards, open data and open source software
in mapping

Ever-increasing volumes of geographic information pose challenges for making geographic information available and usable in maps. In celebration of the International Cartographic Association’s International Map Year 2015/16, we invite original research contributions on the role of spatial data infrastructures (SDI), standards, open data and open source software in mapping for a special issue of the International Journal of Cartography.

The discovery, access, exchange and sharing of geographic information and services among stakeholders from different levels in the spatial data community is facilitated through a SDI. Standards are key for the quality and development of interoperable geographic information and geospatial software. The drive for access to geographic information has led to its publication as open data, i.e. freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control. According to a report by the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), the use of open source software solutions is likely to increase significantly in the future as a viable alternative to proprietary suppliers. Open source software for geospatial, geographic information standards and open data policies are therefore significant for SDI development and implementation.

This special issue follows on SDI-Open 2015, a pre-conferenece workshop of the 27th International Cartographic Conference, titled Spatial data infrastructures, standards, open source and open data for geospatial (SDI-Open 2015), which was jointly organized by the Commission on Geoinformation Infrastructures and Standards, the Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) on 20 and 21 August at the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While workshop presenters will be invited to submit expanded versions of the extended abstracts presented at SDI-Open 2015, the call is now open to all researchers. Please follow the journal’s Instructions for authors.

Important dates
Call for papers opens:            14 December 2015
Paper submission:                  1 March 2016
Notification of acceptance:     1 June 2016
Publication of special issue:    1 December

Guest editors
Serena Coetzee serena.coetzee@up.ac.za (Chair: ICA Commission on SDI and Standards)
Franz-Josef Behr franz-josef.behr@hft-stuttgart.de (Vice-Chair: ICA Commission on SDI and Standards)
Antony Cooper acooper@csir.co.za (Former Chair: ICA Commission on SDI and Standards)
Silvana Camboim silvanacamboim@gmail.com (Chair: ICA Commission on Opensource Geospatial Technologies)
Michael Finn mfinn@usgs.gov (Vice-Chair: ICA Commission on Opensource Geospatial Technologies)

Commission websites
Commission on SDI and Standards: sdistandards.icaci.org
Commission on Opensource Geospatial Technologies opensourcegeospatial.icaci.org