52°North and the Institute for Geoinformatics, Uni Münster (ifgi), will organize a workshop on Citizen Science in the field of mobility and environment during the Unconference session at the EMEAUC Education GIS Conference in Munich. We will focus on deriving environmental information from carborne sensor data, which can be collected using an Android app and published as anonymized open data via the www.enviroCar.org platform. enviroCar started as a study project at ifgi and will be further developed as an open source project at 52°North.
We will provide an overview of Citizen Science in general, the open enviroCar project in particular, and the challenges of crowdfunding Citizen Science projects. Together with TU Dresden and con terra, we will discuss the data and the open source tools used to collect, manage and analyze the enviroCar data. We will show how to use event-based processing tools, such as Esri’s Geoevent Processing Server and Safe Software’s notification server to handle enviroCar data streams. We will provide some outlook on integrating enviroCar data as Linked Open Data. We will show how to use R to implement spatial statistics and how to use Web Processing Services to integrate enviroCar data into any GIS environment. We will present ArcGIS Online as a platform to publish, enrich, and share information products both within the Citizen Science community and with local authorities and their citizens. Furthermore, we will demonstrate how to use the map.apps framework to produce rich and attractive web applications, which can easily be integrated into any web environment.
We are eager to discuss and exchange ideas with you! We are curious about your ideas and opinions on how to enhance and apply this concept in the fields of open government, science, and education.
If you would like to get more information about the enviroCar project, please have a look at www.envirocar.org and the enviroCar group at ArcGIS online. Would you like to get involved? Please subscribe to the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list and check out the enviroCar repositories at GitHub. And stay tuned for any updates to the workshop agenda!
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– Grischa Gundelsweiler, Manager Education & Research, Esri Germany