Last week I had the pleasure to attend the combined FOSSGIS, AGIT and GI_Forum conferences in Salzburg. It was a great joint event bringing together GIS user and developers from industry and academia, working with both open source and commercial GIS.
I was particularly impressed by the great FOSSGIS video team. Their tireless work makes it possible to re-watch all FOSSGIS talks (in German).
I also had the pleasure to give a few presentations. Most of all, it was an honor to give the AGIT opening keynote, which I dedicated to Open Source, Open Data & Open Science.
In addition, I also gave one talk related to an ongoing research project on pedestrian routing. It was really interesting to see that other people – in particular from the OSM community – also talked about this problem during FOSSGIS:
(For more details, please see the full paper (OA).)
To wrap up this great week, Astrid Emde, Andreas Hocevar, and myself took the chance to celebrate the 10th anniversary of OSGeo during AGIT2016 OSGeo Day.
And last but not least, I presented an update from the QGIS project with news about the 3.0 plans and a list of (highly subjective) top new features:
It’s my pleasure to report back from this year’s AGIT and GI_Forum conference (German and English speaking respectively). It was great to meet the gathered GIS crowd! If you missed it, don’t despair: I’ve compiled a personal summary on Storify, and papers (German, English) and posters are available online. Here’s a pick of my favorite posters:
I also had the pleasure to be involved in multiple presentations this year:
QGIS at the OSGeo Day
As part of the OSGeo Day, I had the chance to present the latest and greatest QGIS features for map design in front of a full house:
Routing with OSM
On a slightly different note, my colleague Markus Straub and I presented an introduction to routing with OpenStreetMap covering which kind of routing-related information is available in OSM as well as a selection of different tools to perform routing on OSM.
Solving the “unnamed link” problem
In this talk, I presented approaches to solving issues with route descriptions that contain unnamed pedestrian or cycle paths.
Here you can find the full open access paper: Graser, A., & Straub, M. (2015). Improving Navigation: Automated Name Extraction for Separately Mapped Pedestrian and Cycle Links. GI_Forum ‒ Journal for Geographic Information Science, 1-2015, 546-556, doi:10.1553/giscience2015s546.
Inferring road popularity from GPS trajectories
In this talk, my colleague Markus Straub presented our new approach to computing how popular a certain road is. The resulting popularity value can be used for planning as well as routing.
Here you can find the full open access paper: Straub, M., & Graser, A. (2015). Learning from Experts: Inferring Road Popularity from GPS Trajectories. GI_Forum ‒ Journal for Geographic Information Science, 1-2015, 41-50, doi:10.1553/giscience2015s41.
The biggest Austrian GIS Conference “Symposium und Fachmesse für Angewandte Geoinformatik” (AGIT) is once more going to take place in Salzburg from July, 6th – 8th 2011. Papers can be submitted from Dec, 1st 2010 until Feb, 1st 2011. There’s an extended deadline until Feb, 21st 2011 for non-paper submissions.
More information: AGIT – Call for Papers 2011