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Looking for GIS experts to participate in a GIS online study

We cordially invite you to participate in a GIS online study.   This study is part of a research project named “Question-based analysis of Geographic Information with semantic queries (QuAnGIS)”. The project is funded by the European Research Commission (ERC) and situated at the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Utrecht University. It aims…

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PhD position (1.0 FTE) for 4 years in Question-based Analysis of Geographic Information with Semantic Queries

*********************************************** HOURS PER WEEK: 38 to 40 FACULTY: Faculty of Geosciences DEPARTMENT: GEO / Dept SGPL APPLICATION DEADLINE: 16 February 2020 *********************************************** JOB DESCRIPTION In the age of big data, geographic information has become a central means for data scientists of various disciplines to embed their analysis into a spatio-temporal context, from human mobility patterns…

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Rogier Meerlo defended his MSc thesis

Congratulations to Rogier Meerlo who successfully completed and defended his MSc thesis titled “The relevance of semantics for GIS workflow synthesis“. You can find the abstract below. Abstract In order to solve geo-analytical problems users of GIS must often compose workflows in GIS software. In order to do so, the user must be aware of…

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Joris Wieleman defended his MSc thesis

Congratulations to Joris Wieleman who successfully completed and defended his MSc thesis titled “The semantic structure of spatial questions in human geography“. You can find the abstract below and download the thesis here. Abstract Due to a growing demand for spatial computing and an unlimited amount of possible spatial questions, there is a need to…

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IAOA Summer Institute on Places and Things successfully concluded

IAOA Summer Institute on Places and Things has successfully concluded! It was co-organized by the International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA) and Utrecht University. What was done? 12 participants attended the event between July 22-25, 2019 at Utrecht University. The attendants participated in the plenary sessions on spatial ontology engineering and intensively worked…

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keynote at SDI.Next: Linked Spatial Data in Europe

Simon Scheider will give a keynote talk at SDI.Next: Linked Spatial Data in Europe: “Question-answering with linked spatial data: the role of spatial core concepts” (Slides online) The meeting is on the 12th of March 2019 at the RCE Amersfoort and is organized by EuroSDR and the Platform Linked Data Netherlands. We hope to see…

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