Proceedings 2021

The 24th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science

Geospatial Technologies: on the verge of change

This page contains the full papers, short papers and poster abstracts of the AGILE 2021 conference virtually in Chania, Greece. All submissions were peer-reviewed.

Full Papers

The Accepted Full Papers of AGILE 2021 will be published by Copernicus Publications. You may find more details here.


Proceedings title:

Volume 2, 2021 | 24th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science
Editors: P. Partsinevelos, P. Kyriakidis, and M. Kavouras (Eds.)

How to cite one of these:
<Author name(s), 2021. Title.> In: P. Partsinevelos, P. Kyriakidis, and M. Kavouras (Eds.), 2021. Volume 2, 2021 | 24th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science. Chania, Greece.

Information-optimal Abstaining for Reliable Classification of Building Functions
Gabriel Dax and Martin Werner

H-TFIDF: What makes areas specific over time in the massive flow of tweets related to the covid pandemic?
Rémy Decoupes, Rodrique Kafando, Mathieu Roche, and Maguelonne Teisseire

Investigating drivers’ geospatial abilities in unfamiliar environments
Dafni Karkasina, Margarita Kokla, and Eleni Tomai

Flood Impact Assessment on Road Network and Healthcare Access at the example of Jakarta, Indonesia
Isabell G. Klipper, Alexander Zipf, and Sven Lautenbach

Urban heat island modelling based on MUKLIMO: examples from Slovakia
Monika Kopecká, Daniel Szatmári, Juraj Holec, and Ján Feranec

Reimagining GIS Instruction through Concept-Based Learning
Sara Lafia, Rui Zhu, Blake Regalia, and Werner Kuhn

A Comparative Study of Typing and Speech For Map Metadata Creation
Pei-Chun Lai and Auriol Degbelo

Geographic Question Answering: Challenges, Uniqueness, Classification, and Future Directions
Gengchen Mai, Krzysztof Janowicz, Rui Zhu, Ling Cai, and Ni Lao

Prophet model for forecasting occupancy presence in indoor spaces using non-intrusive sensors
Alec Parise, Miguel A. Manso-Callejo, Hung Cao, and Monica Wachowicz

Building Change Detection of Airborne Laser Scanning and Dense Image Matching Point Clouds using Height and Class Information
Florian Politz, Monika Sester, and Claus Brenner

Extraction of linear structures from digital terrain models using deep learning
Ramish Satari, Bashir Kazimi, and Monika Sester

Automated Extraction of Labels from Large-Scale Historical Maps
Inga Schlegel

An Approach to Assess the Effect of Currentness of Spatial Data on Routing Quality
Martin Schmidl, Gerhard Navratil, and Ioannis Giannopoulos

A Socially Aware Huff Model for Destination Choice in Nature-based Tourism
Meilin Shi, Krzysztof Janowicz, Ling Cai, Gengchen Mai, and Rui Zhu

Training students in Python programming skills and WPS wrapping for geoprocessing tasks by using examples of less commonly applied thematic mapping methods
Christian Stern and Gertrud Schaab

Mining Map Interaction Semantics in web-based Geographic Information Systems (WebGIS) for Usability Analysis
René Unrau and Christian Kray

Short papers

Usability Problems in GI Web Applications: A lesson from Literature
Susanna Ambondo Abraham

Public health needs GIScience (like now)
Justine I. Blanford and Ann M. Jolly

The new role of cartography in modern tourism
Despina Brokou, Athanasia Darra, and Marinos Kavouras

Assessing shop completeness in OpenStreetMap for two federal states in Germany
Josephine Brückner, Moritz Schott, Alexander Zipf, and Sven Lautenbach

Using eigen decomposition and sequence-based representation to extract movement patterns from contextualized tracking data
Vanessa Brum-Bastos, Jed Long, and Urška Demšar

Sensitivity analysis in multi-criteria evaluation of the suitability of urban green spaces for recreational activities
Sercan Cakir, Robert Hecht, and Kerstin Krellenberg

Towards a governance assessment framework for geospatial data: A policy coherence evaluation of the geospatial data policy in Flanders
Cesar Casiano Flores, Maxim Chantillon, and Joep Crompvoets

User Participation in the Process of Creating a Citizen Science Portal
Andreas Divanis, Alissa Lüpke, and Liqiu Meng

A Geo-Dashboard Concept for the Interactively Linked Visualization of Provenance and Data Quality for Geospatial Datasets
Heiko Figgemeier, Christin Henzen, and Arne Rümmler

Edusat: remote sensing as an educational resource. The use of data from the Copernicus program as an innovative teaching method for students, teachers, and researchers
Carla Garcia-Lozano, Laura Olivas, Rosa Olivella, and Anna Peliova

How do green areas influence the temperature of cities? Web map to help local decision making about cities and the climate emergency
Carla Garcia-Lozano, Anna Peliova, and Josep Sitjar

Spatially Explicit Population Projections: The case of Copenhagen, Denmark
Marina Georgati and Carsten Keßler

Challenges and limitations of modelling historical spatial data on nature: 19th century flora and fauna of Peloponnese, Greece
Eleni Gkadolou, Katerina Koutsovoulou, Georgios Tolias, and Vassilis Detsis

Dynamic Representations of Spatial Events – The Example of a Typhoon
Yufeng He, Barbara Hofer, Yehua Sheng, and Yi Huang

Recommendations for Future Data Management Plans in Earth System Sciences
Christin Henzen, Stefano Della Chiesa, and Lars Bernard

Identification of Microplastics in Soils Using 2D Geometric Shape Descriptors
Irada Ismayilova, Tabea Zeyer, and Sabine Timpf

Towards Conducting Reproducible Distributed Experiments in the Geosciences
Florian Ledermann and Georg Gartner

Group Formation in Shared Spaces
Yao Li and Monika Sester

Helicopter Landing Sites Identification depending on Slope, Landing Site Dimension and Shape
Eva Mertova and Martin Bures

Impact of sea level rise on the land cover structure in Southeast Asia
Piotr Michalak, Angelina Patsili, Olga Carmen, and Carsten Keßler

Tailoring basemaps for color vision impaired people
Jennifer M. Misiukas, Vincent van Duijnhoven, Rick A. Klöpping, and Gerard Porras Cantons

Educing knowledge from text: semantic information extraction of spatial concepts and places
Evangelos Papadias, Margarita Kokla, and Eleni Tomai

Detecting OpenStreetMap missing buildings by transferring pre-trained deep neural networks
Jan Pisl, Hao Li, Sven Lautenbach, Benjamin Herfort, and Alexander Zipf

Deciding on Climate Change Adaptation Measures: A Living-Lab-Approach Profiting from VGI in an Interactive Mapping-Service
Hardy Pundt and Martin Scheinert

A Research Data Infrastructure Component for the Automated Metadata and Data Quality Extraction to Foster the Provision of FAIR Data in Earth System Sciences
Michael Wagner, Christin Henzen, and Ralph Müller-Pfefferkorn

Simulation model of pedestrian flow based on multi-agent system and Bayesian Nash equilibrium
Yiyu Wang, Jiaqi Ge, and Alexis Comber

Spatial Dataset Search: Building a dedicated Knowledge Graph
Mehdi Zrhal, Bénédicte Bucher, Marie-Dominique Van Damme, and Fayçal Hamdi

Promoting the adoption of agent-based modelling for synergistic interventions and decision-making during pandemic outbreaks
Phaedon Kyriakidis, Dimitris Kavroudakis, Philip Fayad, Stylianos Hadjipetrou, Georgios Leventis, and Apostolos Papakonstantinou


An Innovative Decision Support System Adapted to the Portuguese Context in Forest Fire Suppression Miguel Lourenço
Luis Oliveira, João Oliveira, André Mora, Henrique Oliveira and Rui Santos

Impact of intra-annual variabilities of rainfall erosivity and cover management factors on soil erosion assessment for Crete Island, Greece
Dimitrios D. Alexakis, Christos Polykretis, Stelios Manoudakis, Manolis G. Grillakis and Konstantinos D. Seiradakis

Forest and Vegetation Monitoring using Sentinel-2 Imagery in the Northern Part of Democratic Republic of Congo
Syed Miftah Zeya, Alexandros Theofanidis, Gabriel Dax and Martin Werner

Enhancing Human Security through the GeoSpatioTemporal Profile (GeoSTeP) Assessment Tool
Savvas Chrysoulidis and Phaedon Kyriakidis

Modern Urban Landscapes and the Fear of Crime: Exploratory analysis of structural, environmental and social components and their interdependencies
Dimitra Stamou

A collaborative platform for intelligent territorial mapping - Case of the city of Oran
Nedjma Zahera Hadj Kaddour and Bouhadjar Meguenni

Optimal positioning of wave energy converters using deep learning and GIS
Georgios Batsis, Georgios Petrakis, Georgios Stavrakakis, Panagiotis Partsinevelos

Exploring the Coastal and Land Impactof Sea Level Rise in Cyclades (Student Poster)
Dimitrios Kavouras, Evangelos Kavouras

Design and implementation of a UAS localization and geolocation module
Antonopoulos Angelos, Charokopos Zisis, Fotakis Tzanis, Partsinevelos Panagiotis