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QUAlity aware VIsualisation for the Global Earth Observation system of systems

Objective

"The GEOSS Common Infrastructure provides clearinghouses and portals that allow discovery and visualisation of data in an integrated way. GEOVIQUA will extend the GEOSS infrastructure by adding well-defined data quality indicators and quality-enabled search and visualisation tools. These GEOVIQUA components will be implemented so they can be accessed based on existing geo-portal standards and in the mass market ""Google-like"" map tools and other 3D viewers, as well as on mobile devices. The design and development of GEOVIQUA components will be undertaken in collaboration with the relevant GEO committees, the Open Geospatial Consortium Architecture Implementation Pilots and other relevant standards committees.

Data quality will be extracted from metadata, from provenance information, from the reference data, from validation with in-situ sensors and from expert user comments. Existing quality standards will be used or extended to formalise the quality indicators and provenance in line with the Quality Assurance for Earth Observation (QA4EO) framework and taken forward into the standardisation process.

Graphical representation of metadata will allow users to easily screen data. Search functions will be augmented using quality indicators and search results will be able to be ranked by quality indicator. The work will contribute to a GEO S&T label increasing user trust in GEO product quality.

Components will be developed to visualise data and associated quality information on GEO portals using different strategies. Work will link quality indicators and data in web map services and “Google like” tools, and make these available on mobile devices.

Several pilot case studies ranging from local to global scales concerning many key Societal Benefit Areas will be used to motivate and validate the GEOVIQUA developments. The Global Carbon Project and the European Space Agency will link GEOVIQUA to the Communities of Practices in GEO, disseminating the results widely."

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2010
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Coordinator

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION ECOLOGICA Y APLICACIONES FORESTALES
Address
Universitat Autonoma De Barcelona Edifici C
08193 Bellaterra
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 619 377,38
Administrative Contact
José Antonio Fuentes (Mr.)

Participants (10)

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 273 400
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Veronica Colombo (Ms.)
52 NORTH SPATIAL INFORMATION RESEARCH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 288 344
Address
Martin Luther King Weg 24
48155 Munster
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Simon Jirka (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 345 366
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 302 897,27
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paolo Mazzetti (Dr.)
ASTON UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 360 148,73
Address
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dan Cornford (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 318 397,60
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Adam Bell (Dr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 245 538,25
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Muriel Boyer (Ms.)
EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY
France
EU contribution
€ 325 934,75
Address
24 Rue Du General Bertrand
75007 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Virginie Schmit (Ms.)
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 142 400
Address
Olof Palmestraat 14
2616 LR Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jozef Smeets (Mr.)
OPEN GEOSPATIAL CONSORTIUM EUROPE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Devonshire House 60 Goswell Road
EC1M 7AD London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jeff Burnett (Mr.)