Big Linked Geodata
Wednesday 22 March 08:45-16:00
Delft, the Netherlands

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How can we make sense of big data? Every two days the human race is generating as much data as was generated from the dawn of humanity through the year 2003. Most of that data has a location component. Developments in the Semantic Web make it possible to link data based on geographic information in a way that provides more insight. Databases now holding over 1 trillion RDF triples provide unique, standards-based, big data capabilities. This workshop will investigate scaling effective exploitation of linked geodata by using big data approaches.

The Location Powers: Big Linked Geodata workshop will bring together leading developers of linked data that are scaling their approaches to ever larger and diverse datasets. Participants will not only hear the latest developments but will contribute to the collective discussion advancing the use of linked data and big data computing techniques applied to geospatial data with results in many applications.


Linked Data

Semantic Web

Data Deluge

Geospatial Analytics

Open Standards

Scalable Applications

This event is supported by sponsors of the OGC Technical Committee meeting and by the H2020 project DataBIO

Summit Agenda

Wednesday 22nd March

The Agenda may change. Please check back.

Time Session
08:15 Registration
08:45 8:45 Session 1 - Opening and Keynotes
Session Details: - Opening session

  • What is Location Powers? - Denise McKenzie, OGC
  • Recap of Location Powers: Big Data, October 2016 - George Percivall
  • Keynote: "Landscape of linked geo data in Europe" - Linda van den Brink
  • Session Chair: Denise McKenzie
10:45- Break
11:15 Session 2 - Geospatial Linked Data
Session Details: - Lightning talks and discussion

  • From Experiments to Production environment: Linked Data @ Cadaster - Erwin Folmer
  • RDF Data Cube - Bill Roberts
  • Smart Data for Smart Firefighters - Nicky van Oorschot
  • Linking geospatial data to heritage research - Paul Cripps
  • Heterogeneous data stream applications in DataBio - Ingo Simonis
  • (additional talks)
  • Session Chair: TBD
12:30- Lunch
13:30Session 3 - Big Linked Geodata
Session Details: - Lightning talks and discussion

  • Scaling linked geodata to cross-border and cross-sector public services - Manolis Koubarakis
  • How to Query Cadastral Big Data with GeoSPARQL? - Wouter Beek
  • From Linked Datasets to Linked Data Streams - Gabriel Kepeklian
  • (additional talks)
  • Session Chair: TBD
14:30- Break
14:45Session 4 - Summary and Next Steps
Session Details:
  • Chair: Ingo Simonis ,OGC
16:00- Close and coffee break


Dr. Awesomeness

Lead Engineer

Larry Speaker

Big linked Data Guru

Speaker Petersen

Lead Developer


George Percivall

CTO and Chief Engineer

Denise Mckenzie

Head of Outreach

Glen Hart

Geospatial Scientist, DSTL

Linda van den Brink

Advisor on spatial standards

Gabriel Kepeklian

Director of the Innovation Lab "Centre"

Dr. Ingo Simonis

Director, Innovation Program & Science, OGC



Meeting Location:

Delft University of Technology
Room P Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment (Building 8)
Julianalaan 134, 2628 BL Delft The Netherlands

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