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INSPIRE Conference coverage on SDI Magazine ... as it happens

June 30, 2011 by Karen Fullerton   Comments (0)

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INSPIRE 2011 - Day 1 of the Conference

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INSPIRE 2011 Conference - Day 3

Towards Semantic Composition of Geospatial Web Services - Using WSMO in Comparison to BPEL (2007)

June 27, 2011 by Sven Schade   Comments (0)

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This joint work reflects on the use of Semantic Web languages for geospatial Web Service compositions in comparison two the classical mainstream Business Process Execution Language (BPEL). We particularly considered the Web Service Modeling Ontology (WSMO) as a tool for implementation. WSMO provides the European counterpart to the American OWL-S, it proved powerful in general web service executions and we revealed drawbacks in handling large amounts of geospatial data.

Semantic Reference Systems Accounting for Uncertainty - A Requirements Analysis (2007)

June 27, 2011 by Sven Schade   Comments (0)

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This contribution to the International Symposium on Spatial Data Quality (ISSDQ) reflects about the uncertainty of geospatial information. Especially, classical elements, such as accuracy, completeness and precision, are complemented with error and imprecision regarding the semantics of terms used to represent data. This work presents, for the first time, a complete categorization of possible uncertainties at attribute level. In addition, it analyses requirements for reference systems in order... Read full post

Are Geospatial Catalogues Reaching their Goals? (2006)

June 27, 2011 by Sven Schade   Comments (0)

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This paper presents the joint work between a group of visiting students from Northern and Southern America, my colleague Eva Klien and myself. We assessed the quality of available catalogues for geospatial data and services, analyzed their drawbacks and recommended an idealized Graphical User Interface. The work complements my previous research activities, because it considers the interoperability between human users and machines.

Building service oriented applications on top of a spatial data infrastructure - a forest fire assessment example (2006)

June 27, 2011 by Sven Schade   Comments (0)

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Following my stay at the JRC, we published a paper about some of our joint work. We investigated the interoperability between existing SDI software components in the context of a cross-national forest fire application. In this context, I was mainly involved in the overall conceptualization of the SDI and the development of a Web Processing Service (WPS), which at the time was only available as specification version 0.4. The service offered algorithms to calculate statistics about burned areas... Read full post

Visit the Snowflake stand at the INSPIRE Conference in Edinburgh

June 2, 2011 by Richard Rombouts   Comments (0)

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Of course we couldn't say no to the opportunity to exhibit at this year's INSPIRE Conference with our Northern neighbours in Scotland. 
So, if you won't be able to attend our Workshop on Monday 27 June (2pm) or our Presentation on Thursday 30 June (3pm), do come and see us at our stand for a chat with the Snowflake INSPIRE experts.
On the stand we will be demonstrating our solutions and services for harmonising and publishing your INSPIRE datasets, such as GO Publisher 2.0 which allows... Read full post

INSPIRE Conference 2011 - Both our abstracts have been accepted

April 14, 2011 by Richard Rombouts   Comments (0)

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Received some great news from the organisers of this year's INSPIRE Conference in Edinburgh that both our abstracts have been accepted.

Snowflake will provide presentations on the following topics:

1) Data Harmonisation And Publication For Nature Conservation (together with our good friends from Epilson Italia)

2) INSPIRE Essentials; Back to basics (by our very own INSPIRE expert Debbie Wilson)

Keep an eye on our website www.snowflakesoftware.com for more news or... Read full post

Acceptance notifications sent to INSPIRE Conference presenters

April 14, 2011 by Karen Fullerton   Comments (0)

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The acceptance notifications have been sent to the INSPIRE Conference presenters. 
It promises to be an interesting conference, with pre-conference workshops being held on Monday 27th June and  Tuesday morning 27th June. The conference will  take place from the 28th June - 1 July  with parallel technical sessions and plenary sessions.

The detailed programme will be published on the INSPIRE Conference 2011 site.

Towards Semantic Integration of Geo-Sensor Data (2005)

February 28, 2011 by Sven Schade   Comments (0)

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Complementing the other paper on semantic interoperability, this work focused on the needs of semantic data fusion. We presented first ideas on how to semantically describe sensing results and how to facilitate the integration of data from various sources. In this sense, the paper provides a first attempt to connect the work on sensor instruments and measuring with challenges in schema matching, mapping and transformation.