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QUAlity aware VIsualisation for the Global Earth Observation system of systems

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."
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Coordinator

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION ECOLOGICA Y APLICACIONES FORESTALES

Address

Universitat Autonoma De Barcelona Edifici C
08193 Bellaterra

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 619 377,38

Administrative Contact

José Antonio Fuentes (Mr.)

Participants (10)

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UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 273 400

52°North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 288 344

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 345 366

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 302 897,27

ASTON UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 360 148,73

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 318 397,60

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 245 538,25

EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

France

EU Contribution

€ 325 934,75

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 142 400

OPEN GEOSPATIAL CONSORTIUM (EUROPE) LIMITED LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 45 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 265178

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2011

  • End date

    31 January 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 031 006,41

  • EU contribution

    € 3 266 803,98

Coordinated by:

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION ECOLOGICA Y APLICACIONES FORESTALES

Spain