International workshop on Open Land Data: Mobile Apps and Geo-services for Open Soil Data

Hosted by: T. (Tom) Hengl, R. (Rik) van den Bosch (ISRIC — World Soil Information) and J.E. (Jeff) Herrick (U.S. Department of Agriculture — Agricultural Research Service, New Mexico State University)

  1. To set up an international consortium under a working title “Open Land Data and Software” to support joint development and international collaboration (inspired by the R Open Science initiative and the Open Knowledge International).
  2. To set-up a community website to support promotion of new technology, events, discussions (mailing list + blog) and similar.
  3. To select and agree on the data exchange standards and data licenses compatible with this consortium, and establish submission and evaluation guidelines for contributed data sets and software.
  4. To network: to gather various groups / projects developing mobile phone apps and webservices in the world and regularly update each other about the progress in the field.

This initiative is inspired by the multiple national and regional initiatives aiming at open environmental data and research collaboration including:

Some of the key principles and general objectives of the LandPKS project have been laid out in:

Some of the key principles of the Global Soil Information Facilities have been laid out in:

(subject to changes)

  • Sunday (De hoge born farm)
    • excursion and testing of apps in the field,
    • informal dinner,
  • Monday (GAIA 1)
    • Morning: presentations,
    • Afternoon: presentations / discussion,
    • BBQ at campus,
  • Tuesday (GAIA 1)
    • Morning: presentations,
    • Afternoon: open discussion panel,

We aim at where various research and development teams that actively develop and promote sharing of global or regional soil and other land-related data. We are counting that number of participants of the Pedometrics 2017 conference would likely be interested in this workshop and will join us.

Registrations will be open for groups and participants working with development and/or application of web services and tools for Open Data (data registered under some of the Open Data licenses). The workshop will be limited to maximum 25 oral presentations to be selected and included into the programme by the organizing committee.

Examples of mobile phone apps used for soil data collection.

Wageningen University campus / ISRIC, Gaia 1

operating instructions

Various functions are available as part of the map.

mouse/touch operation
  • moving by grabbing the map with a mouse-click you can move the map around
  • overview map using the + button in the bottom right of the map you can expand an overview map
  • zooming in and out using the + and - buttons in the top left of the map you can obtain more or less detail in the map
  • switching themes or maps clicking on the ≡ icon on the right-hand side of the map you can view and select available maps and themes
  • retrieving information the map may contain elements that contain more information, by clicking these a popup will show this information
  • fullscreen display using the ✈ button the map can be maximized to fullscreen display, use the ✕ button to return to page display.
keyboard operation

Keyboard operation becomes available after activating the map using the tab key (the map will show a focus indicator ring).

  • moving using the arrow keys you can move the map
  • overview map using the + button in the bottom right of the map you can expand an overview map
  • zooming in and out using the + and - buttons in the top left of the map or by using the + and - keys you can obtain more or less detail in the map
  • switching themes or maps clicking on the ≡ icon on the right-hand side of the map you can view and select available maps and themes
  • retrieving information the map may contain elements that contain more information, using the i key you can activate a cursor that may be moved using the arrow keys, pressing the enter will execute an information retrieval. press the i or the escape key to return to navigation mode
  • fullscreen display using the ✈ button the map can be maximized to fullscreen display, use the ✕ button to return to page display.

It's possible that some of the functions or buttons describe above have been disabled by the page author or the administrator

 

Points of Interest
id symbol latitude longitude description
1 marker-gold 51.98732º 5.66646º

Mobile Apps and Geo-services for Open Soil Data
Workshop venue

2 marker-green 51.968141º 5.661625º

Pedometrics 2017
external link: Pedometrics2017.org



Registration fees will be limited to technical costs of organizing the workshop and will cover all meals and logistical costs (an invoice will be provided based on your registration). ISRIC makes no profit from hosting and/or organizing this workshop.

  • MSc and PhD-level students: 30 EUR per day
  • Regular registration fee: 45 EUR per day

To register for this workshop use this webform.

Registration deadline: