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Below is a description of all the workshops, which will take place in June 8 - 11 of this year's conference. Some of the workshops have their own websites, where you can find more information. In any other case, you can contact the person responsible for its organization (their name is linked to their email address). Please check the workshop website or contact the organizers for further details.

Tentative Workshop program

  Tuesday
10:00-18:00 Workshop 3
10:00-12:30 Workshop 8 (canceled)
10:45-15:00 Workshop 2
10:00-14:00 Workshop 4
16:00-20:00 Workshop 6
16:00-22:00 Workshop 5
  Thursday
10:00-14:00 Workshop 1

The hours in the program above are defined in Eastern European Summer Time (UTC +3, Greece time)

 

Registration for the workshops is included in the conference fee and may be perfomed through the registration page for the AGILE 2021 conference (Also for those that want to attend one workshop and not the main conference). Registrations are now open here.

You can attend one or more workshops according to your preference (all workshops can be attended under the conference fee). 

Cancellation of some of the workshops will occur for less than 10-15 verified and registered participants per workshop.  

Number

Title

Leading Agile member / Contact person

Seconded by

1

Working with Discrete Global Grid Systems (half-day)

Alexander Kmoch, University of Tartu, Estonia (UT),

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Frank Ostermann, Twente/ITC,

Hermann Klug, Salzburg/ZGIS

Objectives

The main objective this workshop is introducing the attendees to the theoretical background of Discrete Global Grid Systems (DGGS), current real-world implementations with exemplary use cases. In subsequent discussion, we aim for an interactive exploration of additional use cases and the convergence of DGGS with traditional GIS and Spatial Analysis methods for non-expert impactful adoption of DGGS.

2

CYBERCARTOGRAPHY: A beyond state-of-the-art role of geovisualization in the understanding of the world (half-day)

Marinos Kavouras, National Technical University of Athens,

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Dr. Fotis Liarokapis, CUT – Cyprus University of Technology,

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AGILE, ICA & ISPRS cordially invite you to attend a virtual pre-conference workshop on

CYBERCARTOGRAPHY: A Beyond State-of-the-Art Role of Geovisualization in the Understanding of the World<http://cybercarto.ntua.gr/events/agile2021/>

Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 10:45-15:00 CET+1

OBJECTIVES

The increased availability of geographic data (often in massive volumes) together with the advances in spatiotemporal data management, integration, analysis and visualization present an emerging need and opportunity: how to transform these massive volumes of geographic data into meaningful information about places, events, activities, and interrelations.

Maps are a fundamental means for understanding the world and interpreting complex data and phenomena in space and time. The last decades have been characterized by a radical change in how we make and use maps. New technologies and mapping approaches have been introduced: interactive visual interfaces and geovisual analytics tools, multimodal and multisensory representations, story maps and cybercartographic atlases, 3D representations of complex data, virtual, augmented, and extended realities. Furthermore, the integration of geovisualization with knowledge representation structures may provide the basis to infuse data with meaning and deepen our understanding of natural and social systems and intricate interactions in space and time.

Five invited speakers will address the major challenges of cybercartography and stimulate discussions/ initiate dialogue among participants.


The event aims to provide a forum for fruitful interactions and for joining forces among three major geospatial communities: the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE), the International Cartographic Association (ICA) and the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS).

 

3

Living structure as organized complexity for planning livable urban environment (full day)

Bin Jiang,

http://giscience.hig.se/binjiang/ – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

University of Gävle

Itzhak Omer, 

http://urban-space-analysis-lab-tau.mozello.co.il/ – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

Tel Aviv University

Juha Oksanen professor,

National Land Survey of Finland, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI),

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Evelyn Uuemaa, Senior researcher,

University of Tartu,

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Toshihiro Osaragi , Professor

Tokyo Institute of Technology,

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In the seminal last chapter of her classic book “The Death and Life of Great American Cities”, Jane Jacobs raises a profound question “the kind of problem a city is” and argues that cities are neither the problems of simplicity nor those of disorganized complexity but the problems of organized complexity. In his life’s work “The Nature of Order”, Christopher Alexander argues that order in buildings and cities is essentially the same as that in nature, and the kind of order or complexity can be characterized by living structure. Living structure is defined as a physical and mathematical structure that consists of far more small substructures than large ones.


This workshop will provide a structural perspective on goodness of space (both large- and small-scale) to bridge together space and place through the very concept of wholeness or living structure. A space is good–genuinely and objectively–if its adjacent spaces are good, the larger space to which it belongs is good, and what is contained in the space is also good. Eventually, goodness of space is considered a matter of fact under the third or organic view of space: space is neither lifeless nor neutral but a living structure capable of being more living or less living. The major theme of the workshop is not only about understanding space (spatial structure and dynamics) but also–maybe more importantly–about creating good space, with which people have a good sense of feelings such as pride, belonging, well-being, and healing. We will together review a series of novel concepts that are to fill the gap between the understanding and creation of space. The concepts include
for example three fundamental issues of geography about space: how it looks, how it works, and what it ought to be, and the two fundamental laws of geography: scaling law, and Tobler’s law. The workshop will combine with lectures, demos, hands-on exercises, and discussions.

Objectives

To advocate living structure as a scientific foundation for city science 

To bridge space and place through the concept of living structure or wholeness

To practice on the big data analytics tools using natural cities and natural streets:

l Axwoman (http://giscience.hig.se/binjiang/axwoman/), and

l head/tail breaks (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head/tail_Breaks)

http://giscience.hig.se/binjiang/Axwoman/RecursiveNaturalcitiesTutorialv2.pdf

http://giscience.hig.se/binjiang/Axwoman/TemporalAmsterdamNRtutorialv2.pdf

4

Bodies of Knowledge - Using concept maps for teaching and knowledge sharing in Geo-information and Earth Observation with innovative web tools. (half day)

Rob Lemmens,

Ellen-Wien Augustijn,

Justine Blanford,

Mohamed Ez-zaouia,

Marie-Jose Verkroost,

University of Twente (ITC),

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Sven Casteleyn, Aida Monfort, Estefanía Aguilar, Carlos Granell,

Universitat Jaume I

Stefan Lang, Barbara Hofer,

University of Salzburg

Danny Vandenbroucke, Marc Olijslagers, Glenn Vancauwenberghe,

SADL/KU Leuven

Objectives

To introduce participants to the methodology of using concept maps, the EO4GEO Body of Knowledge (BoK) is demonstrated. In the workshop we will show and discuss the wide range of BoK-related applications, enabling and enhancing spatial-visual-conceptual navigation and learning from BoK content. We also invite participants as experts to improve the concepts in the BoK. The participants will learn to create their own concept area and reuse existing concepts. In addition, they will learn how to use the concepts in an ecosystem of web-based tools. The workshop will also be used to (1) show concept-based teaching and (2) to discuss potential applications of the BoK, beyond profile, job and curriculum development, (e.g., in research and project applications) and (3) to explore different concept map visualisations.  For more information please visit the following link: https://www.itc.nl/bodiesofknowledge/

5

1st International Workshop on Spatial HCI and Geographic-Aware Technologies (SPAGAT’21) (full day)

Prof. Dr. Ioannis Giannopoulos, TU Wien,

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Dr. Markus Kattenbeck, TU Wien,

Bartosz Mazurkiewicz MSc., TU Wien,

Dr. Peter Kiefer, ETH Zürich

Objectives

In recent years, the AGILE conference has attracted scientists working in areas such as Spatial Human-Computer Interaction (Spatial HCI) and Geographic-Aware Technologies. The primary objective of this workshop is, therefore, to build a tighter coupled research community around these areas, with a focus on, but not restricted to Virtual and Augmented reality. Based on major research topics identified by participants during the workshop a second objective will be to foster international collaboration between AGILE members who are interested in these domains with respect to grant proposals at the cross-country level.

6

Geospatial Education – teaching through a pandemic and beyond

(half day)

Justine Blanford, ITC-University of Twente, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fred Toppen, Utrecht University,

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Michael Gould , Universitat Jaume 1 & ESRI ,

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David Unwin, Birkbeck, London.  

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Nick Tate, University of Leicester, 

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Stefano De Sabbata, University of Leicester, 

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Josef Strobl, University of Salzburg

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Anthony Gidudu, Makerere University, 

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Objectives

The purpose of this workshop is to bring GiScience educators to take forward the momentum generated by the Global GiScience Education Conversations, assess progress that has been made since the start of COVID and what this means for the future of GiScience Education.

a. What does the future of GiScience Education look like?

b. How do we prepare currently and moving forward into the future?

c. What are the challenges?

d. What are the solutions?

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8

Open SDI Education: Active Methods and Good Practices

(half day)

 

Ali Mansourian, Lund University,

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Nathalie Pitz, Bochum University,

Bastiaan van Loenen ,TU Delft,

Frederika Welle Donker, TU Delft,

Objectives

The aim of this workshop is to present the outcomes of the SPIDER project (open SPatial data Infrastructure eDucation nEtwork) and brainstorm”active” teaching and learning methods (both for on-campus and for online teaching), which can be beneficial for Open SDI Education. It include:

  • Review of active teaching and learning methods
  • Mapping between different active teaching methods and learning level, based on Bloom’s Taxonomy,
  • Presentation of the results of Good Practices in Active Teaching and Learning for GI courses
  • Brain storming to suggest new active teaching and learning methods for Open SDI Education

 

* The number in the first cell of each row is random

 

Organizers

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Sponsors

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