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Expert Group: Spatial Data Analytics

Geospatial insights for all – from unique applications to future trends
The Power of Where – this frequently used statement underscores the importance of spatial data and spatial data analytics. All people interested in spatial data are invited to actively participate and/or get an entertaining insight into the world of geospatial data.  Take the opportunity to make new contacts and exchange ideas with experts from industry and research.
In this open event, we will take a tour of your favourite datasets, look at the most unusual and fun applications, and discuss together trends in geospatial data and future challenges. Of course, current infrastructure topics such as low code platforms (GEE & friends), new machine learning concepts and applications (image segmentation, tiny ML & Co) and data creation/access developments (Open Data & GDPR) will not be missed. Intellectual nourishment is guaranteed.

This Expert Group meeting is part of the Expert Day. Please register here.

Expert Day & General Assembly

Immerse in one of four expert groups

  • Spatial Data Analytics
  • Big Data and AI Technologies
  • Blockchain Technology in Interorganisational Collaboration
  • Data-Driven Business Models

and exchange expertise. Get inspired by the keynote and network during the coffee break. For data innovation alliance members the event is followed by the General Assembly and an apero. Let’s foster the community for Applied Data Science in this event.

Agenda

  • 13:15 Welcome
  • 13:15 – 14:45 Expert Groups in 4 Breakout Rooms
  • 14:45 – 15:30 Coffee break
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Keynote – Erika Meins,  La Mobilière «Using the Force of Analytics for Responsible Digital Interactions»
  • 16:00 – 16:15 Break
  • 16:15 – 17:15 General Assembly (formal part)
  • 17:15 Apero

Detailed Program

13:15 – 14:45 Expert Groups (running in parallel):

Expert Group: Spatial Data Analytics – Geospatial insights for all – from unique applications to future trends
The Power of Where – this frequently used statement underscores the importance of spatial data and spatial data analytics. All people interested in spatial data are invited to actively participate and/or get an entertaining insight into the world of geospatial data.  Take the opportunity to make new contacts and exchange ideas with experts from industry and research.
In this open event, we will take a tour of your favourite datasets, look at the most unusual and fun applications, and discuss together trends in geospatial data and future challenges. Of course, current infrastructure topics such as low code platforms (GEE & friends), new machine learning concepts and applications (image segmentation, tiny ML & Co) and data creation/access developments (Open Data & GDPR) will not be missed. Intellectual nourishment is guaranteed.

Expert Group: Big Data and AI Technologies
De-buzz AI, Thierry Bücheler, Oracle
«AI» is discussed as the solution for many problems on almost all levels – from exec boards down to the deepest and darkest hacker hide-outs. But what is it, really?
This short impulse will try to de-buzz AI to a certain extent by using real-world examples across industries, supporting the following theses:
– AI is not really about “intelligence” today
– Only rarely it is about developing algorithms
– And it is also not about bringing together data from different sources technically
So what’s the focus in real-world applications right now? What are some examples where «AI» makes a difference?
Talking to Data: Building Natural Language Interfaces for Databases, Kurt Stockinger, ZHAW
Information systems are the core of modern enterprises and scientific exploration. They are often based on fundamental research developed in the database community. While enterprise data is typically stored in relational databases, data-intensive scientific disciplines such as bioinformatics often store their data in graph databases. To query these databases, end-users need to know the formal query languages SQL or SPARQL as well as the logical structure of the databases. However, even for technology experts it is very challenging to write the right queries to retrieve the desired data. Hence, a large part of the end-users is basically not able to effectively query their databases. In this talk we discuss how to build intelligent information systems that enable end-users to talk to their data similar to humans. The major goal is to combine artificial intelligence with human intelligence for novel ways of data exploration. In particular, we will show how we have built various natural language interfaces for databases using pattern-based and machine learning-based approaches to significantly increase the productivity of scientists and knowledge workers when interacting with data. We demonstrate that our system INODE (Intelligent Open Data Exploration), which we have been building as part of a European Union project with 9 partners across Europe, is uniquely accessible to a wide range of users from large scientific communities to the public. Finally, we elaborate on the lessons learned when developing such a system and discuss how the technology can be enhanced by researchers or knowledge workers for exploring their own databases in natural language.

Expert Group: Blockchain Technology in Interorganisational Collaboration
Zurich has a new blockchain-based local currency: the “LEU”, which has already been discussed in the press.
The LEU is a currency and at the same time also a basic income that one receives by actively participating in the community. Although the LEU is based on blockchain technology, it has little to do with speculative cryptocurrencies: to receive the LEU, you have to meet regularly with members of the community. You can spend the LEU in local businesses in Zurich to promote the local economy.
The association Encointer will present the exciting LEU project and talk about the current developments and possibilities of such an alternative currency.
After a short introduction, we will cover the following topics. 
 – Introduction of Polkadot and Kusama Ecosystem.
 – Parachains and their advantages
 – Proof of personhood and sybill attacks 
 – Encointer vision, protocols and global communities
 – Status quo and field report Leu in Zurich
At the end we have some time to install the Encointer wallet and interact with it.

Expert Group: Data-Driven Business Models
Data-driven business models have become relevant to companies and organizations. According to Gartner back in 2018, 85% of AI use cases were not successful or did not live up to expectations. Where do we stand today? – What is the potential in data driven business models we still haven’t addressed – and why not? 
In this workshop, we will discuss success factors & challenges of AI projects. Among experts and practitioners we will exchange our experiences and share insights. As a take away, we will be equipped with a set of hands-on best practices, ready to be applied in our environments.

15:30 – 16:00 – Keynote Speech
Erika Meins, La Mobilière, Head of Mobiliar Lab for Analytics at ETH Zurich“Using the Force of Analytics for Responsible Digital Interactions”

Virtual Reality to reduce stress, telematics to prevent road accidents or augmented reality to improve collaboration? Erika Meins illustrates some of the opportunities of advanced analytics and new digital technologies for society – and provides a brief look at the dark side.

GEOSummit 2022: Webinar Geo Data Science

Werte GEO-Interessierte

Es freut uns, das dritte Webinar im Jahr 2022 ankündigen zu können. 

Das Wichtigste in Kürze:  

  • Thema: GEO DATA SCIENCE 
  • Detailbeschreibung: siehe → Webinare 2022 
  • Datum: 29. November 2022 
  • Zeit: 15.30 – 17.00 Uhr 
  • Form: online (Link wird mit Bestätigungsmail zur Registrierung verschickt) 
  • Organisator: Raphael Rollier und Roxane Pott  

Das Registrierungsportal ist eröffnet, wir freuen uns über Ihre Anmeldung. 

In Erinnerung rufen wir hiermit noch das Webinar OPEN DATA UND CROWD SOURCING vom 21. September 2022 (Detailbeschreibung siehe -> Webinare 2022)

GEOSummit 2022: Webinar Open Data und Crowd Sourcing

Werte GEO-Interessierte

Es freut uns, das zweite Webinar im Jahr 2022 ankündigen zu können.

Das Wichtigste:

  • Thema: OPEN DATA UND CROWD SOURCING, Detailbeschreibung siehe -> Webinare 2022
  • Datum: 21. September 2022
  • Zeit: 15.30 – 17.00 Uhr
  • Form: online (Link wird mit Bestätigungsmail zur Registrierung verschickt)
  • Organisator: data innovation alliance, Nicolas Lenz

Das Registrierungsportal ist eröffnet, wir freuen uns über Ihre Anmeldung.

Expert Group Meeting – Spatial Data Analytics

Geospatial Synthetic Data

We are pleased to invite you to the next meeting of the Expert Group Spatial Data Analytics. This expert group talk will be around the topic of geospatial synthetic data. The host will present 3 guest speakers who are involved in synthetic data and its specific use cases.

If you cannot be present in person, the meeting will also be live-streamed. You won’t be able participate in the meeting directly, but you are welcome to send us your questions which we will then take up into our discussion.

Aldo Lamberti from Syntheticus.ai will talk about “How to securely collaborate and compute on synthetic geo data”
Jakob Dambon from SwissRe will talk about “Gaussian Processes and Spatial Statistics: A Gentle Introduction”.
Josef Boesze from Itopia AG will talk about “Developing and Testing without any Risks or Side Effects using iSynth”

Program (tentative):
16:30-16:50   Kick-off and Introduction: Stefan Keller (OST Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Rapperswil)
16:50-17:10   Guest speaker Aldo Lamberti (Syntheticus.ai, Zürich)
17:15-17:35   Guest speaker Jakob Dambon (SwissRe)
17:40-18:00   Guest speaker Josef Boesze (itopia AG, Zürich)
18:00- open   Apéro & Networking

Guests are welcome. Feel free to contact us here.

No Time To Die

By Nicolas Lenz, Litix GmbH

The organization of the 11th meeting of the Spatial Data Analytics Expert Group included some unexpected twists. After postponing the original meeting in September, we also had to switch to an online format at short notice on the new date. Although the excitement couldn’t quite compete with a real agent movie, we were at least pleased that we could finally welcome a large number of participants.

The real excitement came from the announced contents. Dr. Joachim Steinwendner from FFHS had offered to host the meeting and had prepared a program with the topic GIS and Health. The two announced talks were titled after Bond movies.They addressed the interface between GIS and Health, once from the pharmacological point of view of and once from the perspective of geoinformatics.

PD Dr. Stefan Weiler focused on the first view. In his talk “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” he presented the role of geodata in medicine with numerous illustrations (e.g. the Corona dashboards). Joachim Steinwendner then changed the perspective in his talk “The World Is Not Enough”. He asked the audience to imagine a GIS in which the coordinate system did not map the world, but rather the human body.
The meeting ended in an informal exchange under wonder.me. Plans were made for future collaborations or at least for the next visit to the cinema.

The Art of Data Fusion

By Nicolas Lenz (Litix), Stefan Keller (OST) and Reik Leiterer (ExoLabs)

Geodata are used in various industries and academic fields and often have to meet specific requirements in order to be used, for example in terms of geometry, recording time point or semantics. But often different geodata sets have similar geometric properties but different semantics or are captured at different times – or vice versa. Accordingly, the added value arises when your data sources start to «talk to each other», connection points between the data are used or possible gaps can be filled. In this context, there is a multitude of technical terms, which are sometimes used differently depending on the subject area, sometimes are used synonymously and sometimes are used inappropriately in their terminology – so you will read about «append», «merge», «relate», «link», «connect», «join», «combine», or «fuse», just to mention a few.

In the last meeting of the Spatial Data Expert Group on the 4th of November, this topic was presented and discussed, and the challenges and potential of the concept were highlighted. This included a critical examination of the semantic classification as well as the presentation of various possible applications in research and industry. Our host was the UZH Space Hub at the University of Zurich, represented by Dr. Claudia Röösli.

Representation of individual tree characteristics based on multi-temporal airborne 3D-LiDAR data, in situ measurements, and multi-spectral satellite data. Fuses data – or not?

So, what is Data Fusion – with a strong focus on spatial data? For some, it means more a list of different data sets, with a narrative relating one data set to the next. For others, it means visualizing different data sources on the same graph to spot trends, dynamics, or relations. In the spatial domain, the basic concept of data fusion is often the extraction of the best-fit geometry data as well as the most suitable semantic data and acquisition times from existing datasets.

The keynote was given by Dr. André Bruggmann, Co-CEO, Data Scientist and Geospatial Solutions Expert at Crosswind GmbH. Under the motto “Unlock the Where.”, he presented how data fusion techniques help customers gain new insights, from (spatial) visualizations and web applications to facilitate strategic business decisions (e.g., selection of optimal point of sale locations). In addition, he presented a project where data fusion techniques are applied to make detailed and future-oriented statements about the assertiveness of e-mobility and identify relevant trends for the automotive industry.

Dr. André Bruggmann from Crosswind – “Unlock the Where”

These inputs led to an exciting discussion between the experts present – not only on the technical implementations presented, but also regarding the potential for optimisation and possible future cooperation. This is exactly how the initiators of the event had envisioned it – an open and inspiring exchange in line with the basic idea of open innovation.

Are you also interested in spatial data and its applications? Then come to the next expert group meeting on 15th of December on the topic of GIS and Health, hosted by Dr. Joachim Steinwendner from FFHS.

Expert Group Meeting – Spatial Data

Geodata are used in various industries and academic fields and often have to meet specific requirements in order to be used, for example in terms of geometry, recording time point or semantics. But often different geodata sets have similar geometric properties but different semantics or are captured at different times – or vice versa. The basic concept of data fusion is the extraction of the best-fit geometry data as well as the most suitable semantic data and acquisition times from existing datasets. The extracted data features are then fused into a new data set, ideally adding synergistic value. In this expert group meeting, different examples of data fusion will be presented, and possible further application options will be discussed.

The host of this meeting is the UZH Space Hub and the Swiss National Point of Contact for Satellite Images (NPOC), represented by Dr. Claudia Röösli. The meeting will be held at the Irchel campus of the University of Zurich.

Please use the form below to register for the event.

Webinar: Geodatenschätze und die vielfältige Nutzung

⇒ Zu obigen und weiteren Webinaren werden auf www.geosummit.ch schrittweise zusätzliche Angaben zu Inhalten und Referent*Innen aufgeschaltet. Es werden auch noch weitere Webinare dazukommen.

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Spatial Data Analytics at the
#wetechtogether conference, 02.10.2021

By Nicolas Lenz, Litix Applied Data Science

Spatial Data was a workshop topic at the #wetechtogether conference which took place on October 2. The data innovation alliance, its member Litix and WiMLDS Zurich sponsored and organized two workshops entitled “Jump into Geodata”. The participants learned how to access Swiss geoservices with Python and how to use them for the presentation and analysis of geodata. We would like to thank the participants for their attendance and the lively discussions in the workshops. We hope that this will lead to new innovative geospatial projects in the future!

Innovative ideas around geodata are indeed welcome, since Spatial Data Analytics is one of four focus topics in the Databooster initiative. Project ideas related to geospatial data have increased chances of receiving Databooster support!

Being part of the #wetechtogether conference was a great experience for data innovation alliance and Litix. We support the main goal of the conference to empower people to bring more diversity into tech. We are already looking forward to the 2022 edition!

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