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Hackathon: INSPIRE + Open Data + Copernicus … Let’s Connect the Dots!

Antje Kügeler and Thore Fechner

(Submission #216)


There is a wealth of INSPIRE data and services to be found online. More interesting data is published under Open Data licenses. And now Copernicus is another source of free data waiting to be put to good use. At previous INSPIRE conferences many participants wondered about how to put all the data to good use that they had been busy transforming into INSPIRE data models and publishing as INSPIRE services. In this workshop we want to find some answers to that questions. We will get together for a hackathon to see what can be done with data from INSPIRE, Open Data and Copernicus. We use a very broad definition of “hackathon”: It is a chance for people to come together for creative problem solving. Participants form groups to work on a project which could be anything from designing an application, evaluating the usefulness of certain data for a specific purpose to developing a fun game. You can join a group to work on a topic of your interest or even bring your own idea and find peers to work with you. The hackathon will provide space and time for us to make some headway on questions we are interested in. It will give us the chance of exploring different ways to look at a topic or learn about things outside of our usual domain of knowledge. We start with an introduction to the methodology of a hackathon, followed by some short introductory talks on INSPIRE, Open Data, and Copernicus. A brainstorming session will follow to gather ideas for projects to work on. Outcome of the brainstorming session will be a number of projects which are then pitched. The pitches include the following information: • Brief description of project, motivation • Audience: Who would benefit from this project? • Data: What data is needed? • Skills: What skills are needed for this project? After this the groups are formed around the pitched ideas and work is started on the project. You determine yourself what you will learn by choosing a project that catches your interest. Of course you may also pitch your own idea for a project and find peers to make it work. We finish by presenting the results of each group.


Topic Area:  [4.1]INSPIRE Thinking out of the box – INSPIRE innovation
Abstract Type:  Workshop

Additional Fields

Comments:   INSPIRE, Copernicus, Open Data, Hackathon


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