An interactive model for the analysis of air quality simulations

As part of the Particulate Matter Forecast Service, a model was developed to facilitate the access to results of the WRF simulations. A 3D visualisation for air quality in the greater area of Stuttgart was created using the software Vistle. This allows an interactive exploration of the model along with other data sets. Users can navigate through the virtual world and switch between various modes to examine multiple data sets simultaneously. This enables a combination of simulation data with geo data and thus establishes points of reference for users. Moreover, it allows the comparison of multiple components such as the concentration of nitrogen oxide and particulate matter.

The following video gives insights into this model and demonstrates its application in virtual reality environments.

QGIS DE User meeting

The QGIS user group Germany conducts user meetings (Anwendertreffen) also this year, there are even two meetings in parallel (in Detmold and Gelsenkirchen).

QGIS is a free GIS, supporting all kinds of geo data processing, which provides extensive possibilities to be adapted and extended.

QGIS supports the analysis and usage of raster data, e.g. satellite data, and vector data, in agriculture these are field geometries or application maps.

Open data from space for anyone

The Copernicus Missions provide the satellite data as open data. We want to inform about the images and their potential.

Wednesday 28.08.2019 (15:00-18:00) and Saturday 31.08.2019 (14:00-18:00)
Where: Spacecraft_ZKM, Friedrichsplatz, Karlsruhe

  • 14:00/15:00-18:00 open Workshops
  • 15:00 and 17:00 Talk: Satellite images – more than maps and navigation!

Karlsruhe applied for UNESCO City of media arts, and the museum ZKM organises the Seasons of Media Arts about public participation together with local groups, e.g. the Open Knowledge Lab Karlsruhe.

Satellite images – more than maps and navigation!

The European satellite missions of the ESA generate a steady stream of new data from space. The Copernicus Missions provide the satellite data as open data. We want to inform about the images and their potential.

These data sets are to be used by governments, citizens and any stakeholders and we want to answer some questions and discuss publicly:

  • What is open data?
  • How do earth observation and remote sensing work?
  • What satellite data is freely available?
  • What can I use it for?
    • Use cases in agriculture, settlement development
    • Project Open Forecast: open data services
  • How can I access data sets?
    • Data portals of the EU and national states
  • What apps are there?

GS 2019

Open Forecast goes to Geospatial Sensing

52N hosts the conference Geospatial Sensing – from sensing to understanding our world and Open Forecast will take part.

The conference takes place September 2 – 4, 2019 in Münster (Germany).

See the homepage for all of the details.

Earth observation networks, e.g. in-situ sensors and remote sensing systems, deliver a multitude of data capturing the state of our environment. The data sets delivered are highly valued by scientists and other stakeholders from various domains and backgrounds such as hydrology, marine sciences, traffic management, environmental monitoring, energy supply or smart city systems. An active research and development community works on new approaches to share, manage, discover, analyze, and visualize such sensor data. The Geospatial Sensing Conference gives an overview of current developments and provides a discussion platform for scientists, developers and users.

GS 2019

Program overview

Day 1: Tutorial Sessions
Day 2: Conference
Day 3: Interactive Workshop

Thanks for the organisation go to 52° North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software GmbH, see you there!