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Enjoy exploring our programme* for the GI_Forum 2017!

Following soon: PDF-Version of the GI_Forum Programme | Printable PDF-Programme-File

*currently confirmed contributions - list is updated regularly.


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Earth Observation for Humanitarian Assistance
Lang Stefan, Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, University of Salzburg

The use of satellite imagery and GIS for humanitarian assistance: developing and managing water supply in urban territories,under conflicts
Rebois Yann, International Committee of the Red Cross - ICRC

Waterdatarocks: a free, online database to collect, preserve and share groundwater related data for the humanitarian community
Burrows Geraint, Groundwater Relief

Monitoring of refugee and IDP camps with Sentinel 2 imagery – a feasibility study
Wendt Lorenz, Department of Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg

Remote-sensing applications to support rehabilitation of water infrastructure in Lapilang, Nepal
Riedler Barbara, University of Salzburg

Earth Observation for SOS Children’s Villages: Deployment of cutting-edge technology to support a humanitarian NGO in emergency management
Lechner Konstanze, DLR

CMaP - Collaborative Mapping Platform for humanitarian organisations
Schörghofer Richard, Spatial Services GmbH

Automatic ex-post flood assessment using long time series of optical EO images
Sudmanns Martin, Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS

Potential and limitations of radar remote sensing for humanitarian operations
Braun Andreas, Institute for Geography, University of Tübingen

Geomedia in Finnish school education
Maeki Sanna, University of Turku

Intro – Copernicus Data2Information
Lang Stefan, Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, University of Salzburg

Copernicus: data, products, services & more
Geist Thomas, ALR - Agentur für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Vienna

Sentinel Hub - next generation platform for satellite imagery applications
Dolenc Sabina, Sinergise

The Copernicus User Uptake – Copernicus Relays and Copernicus Academy
Zeil Peter, Spatial Services GmbH, Salzburg

Sentinel-1 Data Viewer - Ein neuer Weg zur Darstellung von Erdbeobachtungsdaten
Eder Matthias, Loxviso

The landscape information system for environmental risk assessment in the arctic of western Siberia (Russia)
Marinskikh Dmitry, Tyumen State University

Urban and peri-urban forest areas in European cities – a comparative remote sensing study
Mund Jan-Peter, Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development Eberswalde

Predictive Habitat Distribution Modeling of Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) within the Central Gulf of Alaska utilizing Passive Acoustic Monitoring
Novak Nate, Orca Maritime, Inc.

Determinants of Social Networking Mechanisms and their Potential Effects on a Place-Based Geography – An Agent-Based Simulation Approach
Koch Andreas, University of Salzburg, Dep. of Geography and Geology

Modeling the Forest Fuel Market focusing on Wood Chips: Spatial Agent- based Approaches to Simulate Competition among the Heating Plants
Scholz Johannes, Graz University of Technology, Institute of Geodesy, RG Geoinformation

Participatory simulation for purpose games – a case study
Nies Yannick, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Limits of freedom - defining a normative back-ground for Spatial Citizenship
Gryl Inga, University of Duisburg-Essen

Flying Kites, Nazi Ideology and Collaborative Mapping. Coping with rightwing-extremism in secondary education
Lehner Michael, University of Salzburg

Distribution Pattern And Properties Of Public Security Crimes At District Level In An Urban Environment
Gerçek Deniz, Kocaeli University, Dept. of Urban Planning

Sentiment Analysis of Hospital-Related Twitter Information
Cabrera-Barona Pablo F., University of Salzburg

Mapping and analysing environmental noise using smartphones in small cities - A Hungarian case study
Pödör Andrea, Óbuda University Alba Regia Technical FAculty

Stable Hot Spot Analysis for Intra Urban Heat Islands
Bruns Julian, FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik

Memento Vienna: A case study in digital archives, geo-referenced data and Holocaust education
Schellenbacher Wolfgang, Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes

What’s spatial about right-wing discourses?
Golser Karin, University of Salzburg

Geomedia and the Space in Between. Geo-referencing, non-localisation, and Glocalisation
Gryl Inga, University of Duisburg-Essen

Automatic generation of landmark-based indoor routing instructions
Fellner Irene, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Competition or supplement? Tracing the relationship of public transport and bike-sharing in Vienna
Leth Ulrich, Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Transportation, Research Center of Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering

Fast simulation of spatial rainfall patterns
Breinl Korbinian, Uppsala University

Abstract: Rainfall patterns have impact on droughts, floods, agriculture or public health and are thus of importance for various disciplines in earth sciences. The daily rainfall generator TripleM (Multisite Markov Model) is a reduced-complexity code for generating rainfall at multiple sites at low computational costs. TripleM has originally been developed at Z_GIS and been further improved at Uppsala University (Sweden) to allow for simulations at larger spatial scales. We will present the theory behind the model and provide hands-on exercises using the now publicly available MATLAB code. We will likewise address opportunities and challenges of stochastic rainfall modelling.

Target group/ requirements: Earth scientists or engineers that work with weather extremes and deal with floods, droughts, agriculture, public health and climate change.

Geoanalytics – A key component for innovative insurance solutions in a disruptive industry
Siebert Andreas, Munich Re

Multi-criteria approach with spatial analysis and remote sensing for public security planning
Figueiredo Ciro, Federal University of Pernambuco

A GIS based Interval Pairwise Comparison Matrices as Novel Approach for Optimizing Analytical Hierarchy Process and Multiple Criteria Weighting
Feizizadeh Bakhtiar, University of Tabriz

Geographically weighted partial correlation for spatial analysis
Percival Joseph, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

A GPU-based Parallelisation Approach to conduct Spatially-Explicit Uncertainty- and Sensitivity Analysis for the Application Domain Landscape Assessment
Erlacher Christoph, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences; University of Salzburg

(software name deleted to maintain the integrity of the review process) - Object Detection on orthophotos with and for VGI
Das Gupta Raphael, Geometa Lab at Institute for Software, HSR

GenderAtlas @ School
Bergmeister Felix, University of Vienna

Abstract: Der genderAtlas für die Schule will forschendes Lernen und empirisches Arbeiten fördern. Er baut auf dem genderATlas Österreich auf, der verschiedene Themen zur Gleichstellung von Frauen und Männern in Form von Karten visualisiert. Für die Nutzung in Schulen und durch SchülerInnen wurden neun Beiträge so aufbereitet, dass eigenständiges Forschen angeregt und ermöglicht wird.

Locating urban heat stress vulnerability: a GIS-based spatial cluster analysis of urban heat load, the elderly and accessibility of urban green space
Mueller Christian, Bochum University of Applied Sciences

Reducing Individual Heat Stress Through Path Planning
Rußig Joachim, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Assessment of future heat stress risk in European regions: towards a better integration of socioeconomic scenarios
Rohat Guillaume, Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Geneva & Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente

Kids love stories: new ways of saving energy
Atzl Caroline, Research Studios Austria, iSPACE

Creating effective Mobile Apps for national parks. A explorative study
Zecha Stefanie, Catholic University Eichstätt-Bamberg

Hypotheses Generation and Innovativeness. A Videography based Analysis of Lay Hypotheses Generation
Jekel Thomas, University of Salzburg

Critial Infrastructure Analysis (CRITIS) in underdeveloped regions – Designing an approach to analyse road network vulnerability in Chile
Braun Andreas, Institut für Regionalwissenschaft (IfR) - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

The use of online decision support tools to communicate coastal vulnerability and promote adaptation planning
Lathrop Richard, Rutgers University

Beyond the lack of data: How to generate spatial data on displaced population with Global Positioning System (GPS) loggers
Borderon Marion, Department of Geography and Regional Research

LernplattformGW - Learning about Geomedia. A concept of lectures and an OER-platform for Initial teachers training
Koller Alfons, University College of Education of the Diocese Linz

Beyond the Pixel - Interdisciplinary Earth Observation Education from the ISS in Schools
Rienow Andreas, University of Bonn

Redressing the exclusiveness. Challenges which prevent new users to contribute to OpenStreetMap
Vogler Robert, University of Salzburg

titel to be confirmed
Steiner James, Oracle

Geometric 3D characterization of moved masses in sea cliffs using point clouds
Redweik Paula, Instituto Dom Luiz , Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa

3D Electrical Resistivity Tomography in the Mondsee catchment
Taferner Damian, University of Salzburg

Mapping Population Distribution in Urban Areas: Using Sentinel-2A in Comparison with Landsat 8
Lehner Arthur, AIT-Austrian Institute of Technology

Integrating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into GIScience: challenges and opportunities
Hemingway Benjamin, Oklahoma State University

Web-based Citizen Involvement in Research about Pathways and Hotspots of Marine Litter in the Southern North Sea
Aden Christian, University of Oldenburg

Participatory GIS in mapping Ecosystem Services (in high biodiversity regions): two study cases from Italy and Peru
Codato Daniele, Department of Civil Environmental Architectural Engineering, University of Padova

Application of Minecraft as a Geodesign Tool for Public Participation Engagement in Urban Planning Decision Support
Elmerghany Ahmed, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences

Integrating GIS visualization through a web mapping application to enable public involvement in city planning: A case study of Portneuf River Vision Study
Wu Di, Idaho State Univeresity

Tessellating Urban Space based on street intersections & movement barriers
Graser Anita, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

Spatial Linked-(Manufacturing) Data to support Data Analysis
Schabus Stefan, Infineon Technologies Austria AG

Spatio-Temporal Interpolation of UAV Sensor Data
Strelnikova Dariia, FH Kärnten

Here come the machines, the potential of machine learning for the geospatial industry
Parsons Ed, Google
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