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geocrowd - "Creating a Geospatial Knowledge World" aims at establishing a fertile research environment by means of a training network that will promote the GeoWeb 2.0 vision and advance the state of the art in collecting, storing, analyzing, processing, reconciling, and making large amounts of semantically rich user-generated geospatial information available on the Web. Specifically, activities will focus on (i) exploiting user-contributed geospatial data, (ii) Web-geodata management and (iii) efficient means for data collection and dissemination, e.g., mobile computing.

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Research Themes

geocrowd will offer young researchers the opportunity to develop projects under one of three inter-related research themes, i.e., Theme 1: Integrating Geospatial Content Streams, Theme 2: GeoWeb Data Management, and Theme 3: Accessing Geospatial Content.

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Project Partners

National Technical University of Athens, Greece - Prof. Timos Sellis (project co-ordinator), Dr. Dieter Pfoser, Prof. Marinos Kavouras (Ontogeo Group) Universitaet Bremen, Germany - Prof. C. Freksa (Cognitive Systems Group) Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany - Prof. Jochen Schiller and Prof. Agnes Voisard Aarhus Universitet, Denmark - Prof. C. S. Jensen Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich, Switzerland - Prof. G. Alonso National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland - Dr. Alexei Pozdnoukhov (Center for Geocomputation) University of St. Andrews, UK - Prof. Stewart Fotheringham (Centre for GeoInformatics)

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