Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Martin Raubal

Prof. Dr. Ilse Aben is a Senior Scientist at SRON (Netherlands Institute for Space Research), Endowed Professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and Co-Principal Investigator for TROPOMI (Tropospheric Monitoring Instrument onboard Sentinel-5P). Her expertise is in satellite remote sensing focusing on long lived greenhouse gases methane and carbon dioxide, and related species such as carbon monoxide. Her interest lies in measuring and understanding anthropogenic (and natural) emissions.

Dr. Michael F. Goodchild is Emeritus Professor of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he also holds the title of Research Professor. He is also Distinguished Chair Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Research Professor at Arizona State University, and holds many other affiliate, adjunct, and honorary positions at universities around the world. His research and teaching interests focus on issues in geographic information science, including uncertainty in geographic information, discrete global grids, and volunteered geographic information. He directed or co-directed several large funded projects, including the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, the Alexandria Digital Library, and the Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science.

Michael F. Goodchild
Werner Kuhn

Dr. Werner Kuhn is a co-founder of the COSIT conference series. He is a member of several editorial boards of peer reviewed international journals, such as the Semantic Web journal (SWJ), Applied Ontology (AO), Spatial Cognition and Computation (SCC), the International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research (IJSDIR) and the Journal of Spatial Information Science (JOSIS). Dr. Werner is also a professor of Geographic Information at University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. He served as the Director of the UCSB Center for Spatial Studies and is one of the founding members of the Vespucci Initiative for Advancing Geographic Information Science, organizing annual summer schools and specialist meetings. Dr. Kuhn was an elected member of the Council of AGILE (Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe, from 1998 to 2002), the international member of the Research Management Committee of the Canadian GEOIDE network (from 2001 to 2003), the Technical Director Europe of the Open GIS Consortium (from 1998 to 2001), and an Austrian delegate to CEN TC 287 on Geographic Information (from 1992 to 1995). Between 1991 and 1996, Prof. Dr. Kuhn was an assistant professor in the Department of Geoinformation at the Technical University Vienna in Austria, before he became a post-doctoral researcher at the US National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA) at the University of Maine, USA. Also he got his doctorate in 1989 from ETH Zurich, Switzerland in Surveying Engineering with a thesis on sketch-based geometric modeling, and his Venia Legendi (Habilitation) in Geographic Information Science from the Technical University Vienna in 1995.

Dr. Iris Kramer is the Founder & CEO of ArchAI, she is an archaeologist turned computer scientist, she is the first person in the world to do a PhD in deep learning for the detection of archaeological sites on Earth Observation data. ArchAI prides herself in the automation and assessment of archaeological sites required by environmental impact assessments (EIAs) during the planning permission application process for construction projects within Europe. Their pre-trained AI models can assess thousands of images instantly, providing rapid, accurate feedback to developers and project planners.

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Workshop Leaders

The Workshop Sessions has always been an important part of the Geomundus conference and this year promises to be nothing but amazing. This year, we have the privilege to have on board: Jordan Bates ("who has a mix of Aeronautics and Geospatial Technologies, and his specialty is in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) remote sensing for agriculture monitoring "), Rami Alouta (a Solution and Platform Configuration Engineer at ESRI with over 5 years of GIS experience ), and Michael Gould ("professor of GIS at Universitat Jaume I in Spain, a global Education Manager at Esri and has contributed to a variety of capacity development projects").

Meet Our Workshop Leaders!

Dr. Thomas Bartoschek

Jordan Bates is a Doctoral Researcher at Forschungszentrum Jülich and with the PhenoRob Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bonn. His research focuses on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) remote sensing in agriculture monitoring and modeling. He currently uses Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) derived metrics about plant structure and reflectance for LAI and biomass predictions. His other research topic includes making evapotranspiration estimations using thermal infrared, multispectral, and LiDAR data incorporated into energy balance models. His background consists of a MS in Geospatial Technologies and a BS in Aeronautics with a concentration in UAS.

The workshop will prepare attendees for their own UAS LiDAR projects. It will provide an overview of LiDAR technology and the considerations that need to be made when planning a UAS project with this sensor. Mission planning and a live flight demonstration will take place. Workflow for producing a 3D point cloud with the data will be covered. Then attendees will be taken through steps in doing further processing and analysis for a forest use case with LIDAR data using RStudio.

Mario Pesch

Rami Alouta is a Solution Engineer on the National Government team supporting nonprofit global organizations and land administration teams out of the Rotterdam office. He has over 5 years of GIS experience and has been working with Esri since 2016 previously as a Platform Configuration Engineer with Professional Services out of the Dubai office. He has a degree in Landscape Architecture from the American University of Beirut.

GeoAI: A brief view of deep learning in ArcGIS.

GeoAI within ArcGIS has taken advantage of the wider availability of cloud computing, and now is being applied in a wide range of organizations in variety of fields. This is matched by strong growth in the imagery industry thanks to increased satellite data, countries seeking to provide publicly accessible aerial imagery, and the massive market availability of commercial drones. In this workshop we demonstrate cloud imagery storage and analysis with ArcGIS in interesting GeoAI in sectors like Agriculture, Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Response, Development and Urban planning, and more. We will explore the different products that are GeoAI enabled and will work with the different deep learning resources available in the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. The attendees of this workshop will learn how to go through a deep learning workflow. We will take a close look at creating training data, training new models, fine-tuning existing models and inferencing within ArcGIS. Finally we cover post processing and data sharing workflows within ArcGIS.