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Charvat K.,Czech Center for Science and Society | Cerba O.,University of West Bohemia | Kozuch D.,Help Service Remote Sensing | Splichal M.,Czech Center for Science and Society
Procedia Computer Science | Year: 2017

The SDI4Apps Open INSPIRE4Youth supports creativity, technical capabilities, skills, knowledge and also relations, through the sharing of spatial based content and educational materials around environment. Using new methods of digital cartography enables to go beyond linguistic barriers. Using principles of Linked Open Data INSPIRE4Youth offer new possibilities of analyzing relation among different types of objects. The pilot is focused on building of Environmental and Geographical Web based atlas and educational quizzes based on utilization of Geospatial data, Linked Open data and other environmental data (maps) for educational and gaming purposes. The main components of the environment introduced are - water, air, soil, forests, nature protection, climate information, landscape, waste management, forest management etc. Each component has its actual condition measured for the region. All this will be made available in an entertaining manner - no school textbooks. Pilot also re uses database of Smart Point of Interest from Smart Tourist Data pilot. The main user group for this Atlas are students - higher grades of elementary schools, high schools and universities. However it should be appealing also for any adult person interested in topic. © 2017 The Authors.


Charvat K.,Help Service Remote Sensing | Mildorf T.,University of West Bohemia | Tuchyna M.,Slovak Environmental Agency | Vohnout P.,Baltic Open Solutions Center | Krivanek Z.,Czech Center for Science and Society
2014 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition, IST-Africa 2014 | Year: 2014

The European SDI (INSPIRE) is based on existing data of Member States. The INSPIRE Directive does not intend to change the way how data are collected, processed and stored. INSPIRE focuses on harmonisation and interoperable exchange of spatial data and services. The main target of Sdi4apps is to bridge the 1) top-down managed world of INSPIRE, Copernicus and GEOSS built by SDI experts and 2) the bottom-up mobile world of voluntary initiatives and thousands of micro SMEs and individuals developing applications (apps). Sdi4apps will secure that users profit from INSPIRE and INSPIRE profits from different voluntary initiatives. Sdi4apps will build a WIN-WIN strategy for building a successful business for hundreds of European SMEs on the basis of INSPIRE, Copernicus and GEOSS. © 2014 IIMC.


Vohnout P.,Czech Center for Science and Society | Cerba O.,University of West Bohemia | Kafka S.,Help Service Remote Sensing | Fryml J.,Czech Center for Science and Society | And 2 more authors.
2014 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition, IST-Africa 2014 | Year: 2014

The tourist industry needs an extensive information support to promote their activities. There are many existing information resources that have two main characteristics: focus on local initiatives and are very heterogeneous (using different data models, frequency of update etc). On the other hand users have their own requirements. They want to find interesting, attractive and credible information in a simple and fast way. The concept of SmartTouristData is developed as part of Smart Open Data and SDI4APPS interconnect a view of users and character of data sources. Our approach adds other components such as global and local open data sources and crowd-sourcing initiatives, social media (feedback from users) and the latest technologies and standards. The SmartTouristData provides benefits for two main groups. Users are able to find information in one place and to compare and evaluate information from more sources. They are appreciative of the simple and attractive interface for dealing with information. SmartTouristData also supports business subjects. An easy integration of project system to proprietary solutions, reusing and sharing of existing information resources and tools saves money and time, because it is not necessary to collect or buy data or develop new software. Moreover users are not forced to change or modify their ways of providing of information. SmartTouristData connects both main participants of the tourist industry by providing high-quality information, as satisfied and well-informed users will come back and recommend the destination. © 2014 IIMC.


Charvat K.,Czech Center for Science and Society | Vohnout P.,Czech Center for Science and Society | Krivanek Z.,Czech Center for Science and Society | Charvatova A.,Gymnazium Nad Kavalirkou | And 2 more authors.
2010 IST-Africa | Year: 2010

The METASCHOOL project aims to improve the training of school teachers and school ICT staff on topics related to the organisation, sharing, use and re-use of digital learning resources that can be accessed online through learning repositories.. For Web 2.0 technologies is main focus on active using Wiki based principles. For geospatial technologies there are two selected cases. First use case is focused on utilization of GeoGame for educational purposes. Copyright © 2010 The authors.


Kahuda D.,VODNI ZDROJE a.s. | Vach M.,Czech Center for Science and Society | Cerba O.,Czech Center for Science and Society | Krivanek Z.,Czech Center for Science and Society | And 4 more authors.
Agris On-line Papers in Economics and Informatics | Year: 2011

NASYP is an online Geoportal tool being developed in cooperation with state and regional authorities to improve insufficient practices based on implementation of Directive nr. 2003/105/ES on the control of majoraccident hazards involving dangerous substances. The tool is applicable for managing the permits, reporting and regular monitoring issues. Furthermore, it's applicable for a risk assessment and a rapid management of disasters in the initial phase. There're simple modeling tools included to simulate early stages of the contamination caused by disasters occurred to be used for decision making and effective use of emergency services. In this manner, there're low atmospheric and surface water pollutions taken into account. For the study area, Liberec region was chosen covering the area of 3,163km2 and containing 533 potentially dangerous objects categorized accordingly to the Directive nr. 2003/105/ES. The model simulations are responding to daily hydrological and meteorological situation, a capability of automated updates from databases operated by the Czech Hydro Meteorological Institute, and communicate with databases of substances operated by the regional authorities. NASYP is suitable especially for the "N" class of the operators defined in the Directive, where because of smaller amounts of stored dangerous substances the safety measures and regular inspections are limited.


Charvat K.,Czech Center for Science and Society | Cerba O.,University of West Bohemia | Kozuch D.,Help Service Remote Sensing | Splichal M.,Czech Center for Science and Society
CEUR Workshop Proceedings | Year: 2016

The SDI4Apps Open INSPIRE4Youth supports creativity, technical capabilities, skills, knowledge and also relations, through the sharing of spatial based content and educational materials around environment. Using new methods of digital cartography enables to go beyond linguistic barriers. Using principles of Linked Open Data INSPIRE4Youth offer new possibilities of analyzing relation among different types of objects. The pilot is focused on building of Environmental and Geographical Web based atlas and educational quizzes based on utilization of Geospatial data, Linked Open data and other environmental data (maps) for educational and gaming purposes. The main components of the environment introduced are-water, air, soil, forests, nature protection, climate information, landscape, waste management, forest management etc. Each component has its actual condition measured for the region. All this will be made available in an entertaining manner-no school textbooks. Pilot also re uses database of Smart Point of Interest from Smart Tourist Data pilot. The main user group for this Atlas are students-higher grades of elementary schools, high schools and universities. However it should be appealing also for any adult person interested in topic.


Cerba O.,University of West Bohemia | Charvat K.,Czech Center for Science and Society | Mildorf T.,University of West Bohemia | Berzins R.,Baltic Open Solutions Center | And 2 more authors.
Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography | Year: 2016

The SDI4Apps project has collected a large number of points of interest (POIs). The Smart Points of Interest (SPOI) represents a seamless and open resource of POIs covering all the world. Its principal target has been to provide information for cycling as Linked data together with other data sets containing road network. But the current version can be used for any purposes related to tourism. The article presents the data model for POIs as a basis for harmonization of external data sources into this data model. The current version of the SPOI data set includes a harmonized combination of selected OpenStreetMap data, GeoNames.org, experimental geo-ontologies developed at the University of West Bohemia and local data. The data model follows the recommendations for RDF data sets, semantic data, and Linked Data as well as the data model published in Points of Interest Core. The SPOI knowledge base complies with the 5-star rating system of Linked Open Data. The data model re-uses several important, respected and standardized formats and vocabularies such as XML, XML Schema, RDF, RDFS, SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization System), GeoSPARQL or FOAF (Friend of a Friend). © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016.

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