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Hackathon: INSPIRE, Open Data, Copernicus … Let’s Get Together!

Antje Kügeler, Thore Fechner and Cosmina Radu

(Submission #201)


At the INSPIRE conference 2017 we had a first hackathon to see how to use all the data that the INSPIRE community had been busy transforming into INSPIRE data models and publishing as INSPIRE services. Apart from being educational this hackathon was so much fun, that we would like to have another go this year.

Most of us in the INSPIRE community already know a lot about INSPIRE data and services. We are less familiar with Open Data or Copernicus as another source of free but valuable data – or maybe we simply haven’t had the time to explore the possibilities of these sources of information.

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 innovative 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. In the introductory talks we will focus on how to discover and use the data. The European Data Portal contains a wealth of open data from all parts of the European Union and you will get a chance to have a closer look at it and even discuss details with some of the developers.

All results will be presented in a joint session (see session “Make it work together’ in Practice”).


Topic Area:  [3.3] Training and capacity building
Abstract Type:  Workshop

Additional Fields

Academic:   Yes
Data Provider:   Yes
Data User:   Yes
INSPIRE Implementer (IT):   Yes
INSPIRE newbies:   Yes
Policy Officers:   Yes
Public Administration (MS/Regional/Local):   Yes
Thematic specialists:   Yes
Comments:   Open Data, Copernicus, INSPIRE, Hackathon, Brainstorming


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