IV Open Source Geospatial Research and Education Symposium (OGRS2016)

The 4th Open Source Geospatial Research and Education Symposium (OGRS 2016) was organized by the Research Institute for Geo-hydrological Protection (IRPI) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) in collaboration with the University of Perugia, in Perugia (Central Italy) on 12 to 14 October 2016. The 2016 symposium brought together students, technicians, researchers, and developers working in different disciplines but with the common interest in the use and development of Open Source Geospatial software and Open Data (when managed using Geospatial Open Source software). The proceedings include 51 short papers presented at the symposium covering different research and education fields. Only the manuscripts effectively presented at the symposium are included in the proceedings book. The submitted short papers were reviewed by at least two independent referees and then modified by the authors. Finally the authors were asked to format, according to some predefined but not restrictive rules, the final version of their manuscripts, which were then collected and organized, by the editors, in the form of the Proceedings of the 4th Open Source Geospatial Research and Education Symposium (OGRS2016), available for downloading from the present web page even as single contributions.

Proceedings of the 4th Open Source Geospatial Research and Education Symposium (OGRS2016)


The 4th Open Source Geospatial Research and Education Symposium (OGRS 2016) was organized by the Research of ...

The 4th Open Source Geospatial Research and Education Symposium (OGRS 2016) was organized by the Research Institute for Geo-hydrological Protection (IRPI) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), in Perugia (Central Italy) in the period 12-14 October 2016. During those days a seismic sequence hit this part of the country with two major earthquakes (August 24 and October 30) and the IRPI institute intensively engaged in field survey activities. Therefore we are even more grateful to the people who decided to attend the symposium in Perugia under these conditions.
OGRS is an interdisciplinary conference dedicated to sharing knowledge, new solutions, methods, practices, ideas and trends in the field of geospatial information through the development and the use of free and open source software in both research and education.
The conference is built around the spirit of open science and promotes all the processes based on cooperative work and new ways to diffuse scientific knowledge by using open data, open standards, open source and open publications. OGRS is not only a vision of the future but also an opportunity for geoscientists and geoteachers to build together new methods and tools to meet the new challenges of humanity that require a systemic and collaborative response.
The OGRS2016 conference offered two days of scientific presentations and one day of Workshops. Grouped by thematic sessions, presentations (including posters as well) described original and recent research results, educational practices and innovation experiences. Workshop sessions on specific topics and software have reinforced the educational dimension of the Symposium.
Fifty-five contributions (short papers) were submitted to the symposium. The short papers were rapidly made available online in an “OGRS2016 Collection”, using the PeerJ PrePrint publication system and were independently reviewed by at least two referees chosen among the eminent colleagues who accepted to be part of the Scientific Committee. The review process was carried out through an open procedure consisting of referees comments and authors replies which are still accessible online at the following link: https://peerj.com/collections/35-open-source-geospatial-research-and-education-symposium-2016/ (short version: https://goo.gl/5RBC27).
Fifty one of the originally submitted manuscripts were included in the OGRS2016 program and are included in the present book of the symposium proceedings.
The symposium was enriched by 3 keynote talks: Maurizio Napolitano (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy), Riccardo Rigon (University of Trento, Italy), Maria Brovelli (Politecnico di Milano, Italy).
As mentioned before, OGRS2016 also included workshops. They focused on specific topics and software and have reinforced the education side of the Symposium. We want to sincerely thank all the colleagues and friends who organized the workshops, shared and disseminated their knowledge among the participants.
The event could not have been organized without the support of the Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection of the National Research Council of Italy, through its Director Fausto Guzzetti and of all the other friends and colleagues who are working for this institution.
The symposium was also supported by other institutions and persons in particular by Pierluigi de Rosa, from the Department of Physics & Geology of the University of Perugia, who has provided a substantial and fundamental aid in the organization of the event.
We also thank the members of the OGRS steering Board, and in particular Olivier Ertz from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland (HEIG-VD), Stéphane Joost from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Erwan Bocher and Gwendal Petit from the CNRS LAB-STICC laboratory (Laboratoire des Sciences et Techniques de l’Information, de la Communication et de la Connaissance) in France. They supported the scientific organization of the event.
We want to stress also the important patronages of the main administrative authorities of Perugia: the Legislative Assembly of the Umbria Region, the Province of Perugia and the Municipality of Perugia.
Finally we also want to mention the support provided to the symposium by the Italian Geological Society, the Hazard and Risk Commission of the International Geographical Union, the Italian OSGeo Local Chapter and the Society of Professional Engineers of the province of Perugia.

Ivan Marchesini, Arnaldo Pierleoni


Ivan Marchesini & Arnaldo Pierleoni (Eds.)


DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016
(ISBN 978 88 8080 283 9)

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Keys to successful scientific VGI projects
Ingensand, Composto, Ertz, Rappo, Nappez, Produit, Oberson, Widmer, Joost
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_01
OnoM@p: a Spatial Data Infrastructure dedicated to noise monitoring based on volunteers measurements
Bocher, Petit, Fortin, Picaut, Guillaume, Palominos
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_02
Weather events identification in social media streams: tools to detect their evidence in Twitter
Grasso, Zaza, Zabini, Pantaleo, Nesi, Crisci
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_03
Crowdsourcing with mobile techniques for crisis support
Frigerio, Schenato
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_04
r.avaflow & r.randomwalk: two complementary and comprehensive open source GIS simulation tools for the propagation of rapid geophysical mass flows
Mergili, Benedikt, Krenn, Fischer, Pudasaini
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_05
Simulation of marine activities by coupling Geographical Information System and Agent Based Model: improvements and technical achievements
Minelli, Tissot, Rouan, Le Tixerant
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_06
A geoprocessing modelling interoperable framework for AgriGIS using open data and open standards
Santos, Huynh, Anand, Ray, Mayes, Leibovici
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_07
Evaluation of the parallel performance of the TRIGRS v2.1 model for rainfall-induced landslides
Alvioli, Spiga, Baum
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_08
Exploiting observations and measurement data standard for distributed LTER-Italy freshwater sites. Water quality issues
Lanucara, Carrara, Oggioni, Rogora, Kamburska, Rossetti
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_09
Impact of the catchment land use on some factors of lakes trophic status: a GIS approach
Slugocki, Czerniawski
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_10
Integration of the MODFLOW Lak7 package in the FREEWAT GIS modelling environment
Cannata, Neumann, Cardoso, Rossetto, Foglia, Borsi
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_11
Oscillation of water table due to rainfall: an experience of modeling in GIS
Federici, Bovolenta, Balestrero, Passalacqua
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_12
Assessment of spectral properties of Apollo 12 landing site
Chemin, Crawford, Grindrod, Alexander
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_13
From photo-geology to 3D geological models. An open source approach
Santangelo, Marchesini, Mirabella, Bucci, Cardinali, Guzzetti
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_14
Open source geoprocessing tools and meteorological satellite data for crop risk zones monitoring in Sub-Saharan Africa
De Filippis, Rocchi, Vignaroli, Bacci, Tarchiani, Rapisardi
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_15
Using Python® language for the validation of the CCI soil moisture products via SM2RAIN
Ciabatta, Massari, Brocca, Reimer, Hann, Paulik, Dorigo, Wagner
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_16
NASA WorldWind: virtual globe for an open smart city
Brovelli, Kilsedar, Hogan, Prestifilippo, Zamboni
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_17
City Focus: A web-based interactive 2D and 3D GIS application to find the best place in a city, using open data and open source software
Muñoz, Corti, Molinari, Oxoli, Prestifilippo
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_18
LISAM: an open source GIS-based model for liveability spatial assessment
Antognelli, Vizzari
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_19
An open-source based toolchain for the georeferencing of old cadastral maps
Follin, Fahrasmane, Simonetto
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_20
Design of an open source framework for oil spill decision support system
Mokhtari, Kadlec
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_21
Open source tools to support Integrated Coastal Management and Maritime Spatial Planning
Menegon, Sarretta, Barbanti, Gissi, Venier
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_22
Food availability and flight routes for migratory birds: a GIS approach
Tattoni, Soardi, Zatelli, Ciolli
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_23
Open technologies for monitoring systems aimed at disaster risk reduction
Cannata, Chemin, Antonovic, Wijesinghe, Deparday
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_24
The open geohazard widget to perform environmental risk analysis
Cipolloni, Krivic, Novak, Pantaloni
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_25
An Open source GIS-based tool for economic loss estimation due to flood events
Sterlacchini, Zazzeri, Cappellini, Pastormerlo, Bonazzi
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_26
HELP – An Early warning dashboard System, built for the prevention, mitigation and assessment of disasters, with a flexible approach using open data and open source technologies
Amato, Dello Buono, Izzi, La Scaleia, Maio
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_27
Delineating flood prone areas using a statistical approach
Marchesini, Rossi, Salvati, Donnini, Sterlacchini, Guzzetti
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_28
Hotspot analysis: a first prototype Python plugin enabling exploratory spatial data analysis into QGIS
Oxoli, Zurbarán, Shaji, Muthusamy
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_29
Spatial interpolation techniques for a near real-time mapping of Pressure and Temperature data
Ferrando, De Rosa, Federici, Sguerso
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_30
Summer Heat Risk Index: how to integrate recent climatic changes and soil consumption component
Crisci, Congedo, Morabito, Munafò
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_31
Building size modelization
Antoni, Dhorne
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_32
Open computational landscape genetics
Joost, Duruz, Rochat, Widmer
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_33
CartograTree: Enabling Landscape Genomics for Forest Trees
Herndon, Grau, Batra, Demurjian Jr., Vasquez-Gross, Staton, Wegrzyn
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_34
Integrating GIScience and Crop Science datasets: a study involving genetic, geographic and environmental data
Santos, Algar, Field, Mayes
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_35
Probabilistic graph models for landscape genetics
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_36
Implementing an open source spatio-temporal search platform for Spatial Data Infrastructures
Corti, Lewis, Kralidis, Mwenda
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_37
WebWorldWind, achievements and future of the ESA-NASA partnership
Voumard, Sacramento, Marchetti, Hogan
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_38
Challenges in VGI for scientific projects
Ingensand, Composto, Nappez, Produit, Ertz, Oberson, Rappo
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_39
A multi-level agent-based model to assess the forest fire management in the southern Swiss alpine region
Minelli, Tonini
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_40
QGIS plugin or web app? Lessons learned in the development of a 3D georeferencer
Produit, Ingensand, Milani
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_41
Exploiting freely available imagery to improve land cover characterization and shallow landslide detection
Crema, Cavalli, Bossi, Schenato, Marchi
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_42
Mapping irrigated areas using multi-sensor remote sensing data in a Mediterranean environment
Nino, Vanino, Lupia, Pulighe, De Michele, D’Urso
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_43
The Open Data GeoPortal of the Lamma Consortium
Corongiu, Mari, Ferrari, Bottai, Grasso, Zabini, Fibbi, Grifoni, Tei, Pasi, Gozzini, Giannecchini
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_44
Geothematic open data in Umbria region
Motti, Natali
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_45
Open Source for Water Management: including capabilities of MODFLOW-OWHM in the FREEWAT GIS modelling environment
Borsi, Rossetto, Cannata, De Filippis, Ghetta
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_46
CREGIS-Q: a GIS tool to support decision making in case of aquifer contamination emergency
Petrangeli, Preziosi, Campopiano, Corazza, Duro
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_47
Observation analysis tool for the FREEWAT GIS environment for water resources management
Cannata, Neumann, Cardoso, Rossetto, Foglia
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_48
Development of a WEB-GIS real-time dynamic landslide risk scenarios procedure – Umbria Region civil protection early warning system, a case study
Ponziani, Stelluti, Berni
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_49
The GEOBASI (Geochemical Database of Tuscany) open source tools
Corongiu, Raco, Buccianti, Macera, Mari, Romanelli, Nisi, Menichetti
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_50
A GRASS tool for the Sediment Delivery Ratio mapping
De Rosa, Cencetti, Fredduzzi
DOI: 10.30437/ogrs2016_paper_51


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Local organizing committee

Chair: Ivan MARCHESINI Research Institute for Geo-hydrological Protection – IRPI, Italy Vice Chair: DE ...

Research Institute for Geo-hydrological Protection – IRPI, Italy
Vice Chair: Pierluigi DE ROSA
University of Perugia
Secretary General: Arnaldo PIERLEONI
T4E – Perugia
Executive Assistant: Frida Clerissi
Research Institute for Geo-hydrological Protection – IRPI, Italy
Massimiliano ALVIOLI
Research Institute for Geo-hydrological Protection – IRPI, Italy
Research Institute for Geo-hydrological Protection – IRPI, Italy
Annalisa MINELLI
Independent Researcher, IT
Alessandro MONDINI
Research Institute for Geo-hydrological Protection – IRPI, Italy
Research Institute for Geo-hydrological Protection – IRPI, Italy

Scientific advisory board

Paula AHONEN-RAINIO Aalto University, School of Engineering, Finland Erwan BOCHER Lab-STICC – CNRS UMR ...

Aalto University, School of Engineering, Finland
Lab-STICC – CNRS UMR 6285, France
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Christophe CLARAMUNT
Naval Academy Research Institute, France
Pierluigi DE ROSA
University of Perugia, Italy
University of Applied Sciences, Vaud, Switzerland
Alessandro FRIGERI
National Institute for Astrophysics, Italy
Universitat Jaume I of Castellón, Spain
National Centre for Space Studies (CNES), France
University of Edinburgh, UK
Research Institute for Geo-hydrological Protection (IRPI), Italy
Frédéric HUBERT
Laval University, Canada
Stéphane JOOST
EPFL, Switzerland
Christian KAISER
University of Zurich, Switzerland
University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland, Switzerland
University of Twente, Netherlands
Nathalie LONG
La Rochelle University, France
Research Institute for Geo-hydrological Protection (IRPI), Italy
Gwendall PETIT
Lab-STICC – CNRS UMR 6285, France
Judicaël PICAUT
IFSTTAR Institute, France
University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Hans-Jörg STARK
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
East China Normal University, China
University of Zaragoza, Spain