I am convinced that we can and should exploit technological advances for facilitating spatial analyses. Web services are one pathway to open, collaborative and reproducible spatial analysis.
Josef Strobl Univ.-Prof. | Head of Department | Deputy Lead SDI Research Group
Promoting Geospatial Infrastructures to facilitate regional and domain-specific information systems, distributed spatial analysis and web-centric visual interfaces. “Digitally interfacing with the spatial dimensions of our world” requires services-based access to geospatial information!
Instructor teaching OpenGIS and Spatial DBMS. Involved in standardizing 4D data exchange and semantically harmonizing spatial data and metadata structures for spatial data infrastructures supporting the cross-domain integration of spatial big data in Enterprise Geoportals.
Lead for partnerships and project as well as educational collaboration in Central Asia, including advising students from this region. Promoting the development of regional SDI, teaching SDI/OpenGIS within a distance learning framework.
After completing his PhD on “Enhancing Discovery in Geoportals – Geo-Enrichment, Semantic Enhancement and Recommendation Strategies for Geo-Information Discovery” he continues to teach and contributes to research in SDI (Metadata), Semantic Text Analytics & Ontologies.
Emmanuel’s current research lies within the discipline of GIScience, emphasizing on the conceptualization and modelling of “Place-based GIS”. His main research interests include knowledge representation, reasoning, data visualization, Semantic Web, reality modeling, ontology engineering and machine learning.
Mariana Belgiu Ass.-Prof. @ITC – University of Twente | External Collaborator
Specialized on semantics and ontology aspects of SDI: developing innovative solutions to turn remotely sensed data into information via object-based image analysis, machine learning algorithms, development of adaptive classification rules and coupling of volunteered information with remotely sensed data.