Open source GIS - GRASS users conference 2002

Trento, Italy, 11-13 September 2002

 
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Morning Wednesday 11



      8.00-10.00   Registration

    10.00-10.30  Opening

            Aronne Armanini, Dean of the Engineering Faculty, University of Trento.

            Alberto Bellin, Director of the Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering.
            Battista Benciolini, Marco Ciolli, Paolo Zatelli, Local Organizing Committee.
 
    10.30-12.30   Keynote speeches
                           Chairman Battista Benciolini, University of Trento, Italy.
Current status and future development of GRASS
Markus Neteler, ITC-irst, Italy.
GRASS as a multidimensional dynamic GIS: past vision and where we are now
Helena Mitasova, Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, USA.
The dynamics/development of a free software project in statistical computing: R
Kurt Hornik, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria.

 

Afternoon Wednesday 11

    14.30-16.00   Environmental modeling

                            Chairman Helena Mitasova, North Carolina State University, USA
GIS-based habitat potentiality model: In search of natural hotspots
Nieminen Juhana, Environmental Biology GIS Laboratory, University of Helsinki, Finland.
Wildlife management and landscape analysis in the GRASS GIS
Menegon Stefano, Fontanari Steno, Blazek Radim, Neteler Markus, Merler Stefano, Furlanello Cesare, ITC-irst, Italy, Dassau Otto, University of Hannover, Germany.
Environmental GIS database for the White Sea
Kaitala Seppo, Finnish Institute of Marine Research , Helsinki, Finland, Shavykin Anatoly, Murmansk Marine Biological Institute, Russia, Volkov Vladimir, Nansen International Enviromental and Remote Sensing Centre, St.Petersburg, Russia.
Sea-bed classification and sea-bottom mapping with GRASS in the R.N.M.M
Ciriaco Saul, Bonacito Clizia, Miramare Natural Marine Reserve, Trieste, Italy, Costantini Marco, University of Trieste, Department of Biology, Spoto Maurizio, Trieste, Italy.
    16.00-16.30   GRASS/R interface workshop and demonstration
        Bivand Roger, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Norway.
    17.00-18.30  GRASS formats and interface
                           Chairman Maria Antonia Brovelli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
Support of WMO binary formats (BUFR and GRIB)
Bergès Jean Claude, PRODIG Université Paris 1, Paris, France.
The new GRASS 5.1 vector architecture
Blazek Radim, Markus Neteler, ITC-irst, Italy.
GRASS 5.0 vector layer management and operation enhancement by using RDBMS Postgres
Shevlakov Alexander, Motivation free software consulting company, Moscow, Russia.
GRASS on the Web
Hess Sigrid, University of Mainz, Institute of Geography, Mainz, Germany.

 

Morning Thursday 12



    9.00-10.30    GRASS, Open Source and Free Software

                          Chairman Markus Neteler, ITC-irst, Italy.
Advantages of open-source GIS to improve spatial environmental modelling
Mitchell Scott, Csillag Ferko, Department of Geography, University of Toronto at Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Tague Christina, Department of Geography, San Diego State University CA, USA.
How GRASS' development reflects Free Software history and what to expect next
Reiter Bernhard, Intevation GmbH, Osnabrück, Germany.
Challenges of using Open Source GIS - experiences of Thailand
Phisan Santitamnont, Survey Engineering Department, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
Activities of GRASS in Thailand
Socharoentum Monsak, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), Thaladplu Thonburi Bangkok, Thailand.
    10.00-12.30  Mathematical methods and techniques
                           Chairman Battista Benciolini, University of Trento, Italy.
Environmental thematic map and easy probabilistic estimation of a threshold exceed
Biagi Ludovico, Brovelli Maria Antonia, Negretti Marco, Politecnico di Milano - Campus Como, Como, Italy.
New GRASS modules for Multiresolution Analysis with wavelets
Zatelli Paolo, Antonello Andrea, Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy.
Development of the GRASS/R interface - GIS and statistical data analysis
Bivand Roger, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Bergen, Norway.
Automatic image registration on 3D-to-2D images
Tipdecho Taravudhe, High Performance Computing Research and Development Division, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Bangkok, Thailand.

 

Afternoon Thursday 12





    14.30-16.00   Natural hazards prediction and management

                            Chairman Riccardo Rigon, Università di Trento, Italy.
Gis and dendrochronological techniques for avalanche hazard mapping with GRASS
Bezzi Marco, Ciolli Marco, Comunello Giovanni, Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy.
A spatial decision support system for radar meteorologic data in South Africa
Löwe Peter, University of Wuerzburg, Germany.
Weather radar enhanced flash flood forecasting
O'Donnell Scott, Lakewood, CO, USA.
GIS GRASS-embedded decision support framework for flood forecasting
García Galiano Sandra, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena. EUIT Civil., Spain.

    16.00-16.30   Poster Session 1

                           Chairman Marco Ciolli, Università di Trento, Italy.
Using GRASS in evaluation of landslide susceptibility in Handlovská Kotlina basin
Paudits Peter, Geological Survey of Slovak Republic, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, Bednarik Martin, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic.
A GRASS GIS based shell script for landslide susceptibility zonation
Clerici Aldo, Università di Parma - Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Parma, Italy.
Construction and visualization of three dimensional geologic model using GRASS GIS
Masumoto Shinji, Nemoto Tatsuya, Shiono Kiyoji, Department of Geosciences, Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan, Raghavan Venkatesh, Media Center of Osaka City University.
Development of SISGeM- an online system for 3D geological modeling
Nemoto Tatsuya, Masumoto Shinji, Shiono Kiyoji, Department of Geosciences, Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan, Raghavan Venkatesh, Media Center, Osaka City University.
3-D geologic modeling and visualization of faulted structures
Yonezawa Go, Nemoto Tatsuya, Masumoto Shinji, Shiono Kiyoji, Department of Geosciences, Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan.
GIS application for land planning and management of Montserrat (West Indies)
Ahmed Iftikhar, United Nations Volunteer (UNV) Program/Government of Montserrat (West Indies), Physical Planning Unit, Ministry of Agriculture, Land, Housing and Env. Brades, Montserrat (West Indies).
The use of the GIS into the forest fire prediction. The simulation model
Saidi Ahmed, Daoud Briksi Hichem, Missoumi Abdelkader, Centre National des Techniques Spatiales CNTS, Arzew ALGERIA.
Assessment and monitoring of desertification in north of Jordan
Harahsheh Hussein, United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates.

    17.00-18.30    Solar radiation, digital terrain modeling and applications

                            Chairman Lars Arge, Duke University, USA.
The solar radiation model for Open Source GIS: implementation and applications
Hofierka Jaroslav, GeoModel s.r.o., Bratislava, Slovak Republic, Suri Marcel, European Commission Joint Research Centre.
Processing digital elevation models by Regularized Spline with Tension
Cebecauer Tomas, Hofierka Jaroslav, Suri Marcel, GeoModel s.r.o., Bratislava, Slovak Republic.
Improving D.T.M. generation by enhancing the resolution of remotely sensed digital imagery
Fryer John G., Scarmana Gabriel, Department of Civil, Surveying and Environmental Engineering, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia.
Scale-dependent geomorphometric analysis for glacier mapping at Nanga Parbat
Bonk Radoslav, Dept. of Physical Geography and Geoecology, Slovakia.

 
 
 

Morning Friday 13



    9.00-10.30   Online spatial databases and their applications

                          Chairman Cesare Furlanello, ITC-irst, Italy.
Implementing an online spatial database using the GRASS GIS environment
Raghavan Venkatesh, Media Center, Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan, Masumoto Shinji, Faculty of Science, Osaka City University.
Using Mapserver to integrate local government spatial data
Greenwood Richard, Greenwood Mapping, Inc., Wilson, WY, U.S.A.
An archaeological web GIS application based on Mapserver and PostGIS
Brovelli Maria Antonia, Magni Diego, Politecnico di Milano - Campus Como, Como, Italy.
Geographical distributed system using Grid
Panatkool Apirak, Laoveerakul Sitthichai, Computing Research and Development, Thailand Science Park, Pathumthani, Thailand.

    11.00-12.30    LIDAR data processing and new solutions for GPS and mobile computing

                            Chairman Biagi Ludovico, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
Managing and processing LIDAR data within GRASS
Brovelli Maria Antonia, Cannata Massimiliano, Longoni Ulisse Matteo, Politecnico di Milano - Campus Como, COMO, Italy.
Flow computation on massive grid terrains
Toma Laura, Lars Arge, Department of Computer Science, Duke University, USA, Mitasova Helena, Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University
Low cost PDA/Gps based field logging solution for GRASS data.
Frigeri Alessandro, Minelli Giorgio, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra - Geologia Strutturale e Geofisica, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy.
Experimental mobile wireless GRASS based GIS for handheld computers running GNU/Linux
Stankovic Jan, VSB ­Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, Neteler Markus, Flor Roberto, ITC-irst, Italy

 

Afternoon Friday 13



    14.30-16.00    Modeling earth system processes

                            Chairman Roger Bivand, NHH, Norway
Modeling of evaporation processes over tilted slopes by means of 3D GRASS raster
Zatelli Paolo, Ciolli Marco, Rea Roberto, Zardi Dino, Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy.
2D/3D GRASS modules use and development for atmospheric modeling
Zatelli Paolo, Ciolli Marco, Vitti Alfonso, Zardi Dino Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy.
GRASS and modeling landscape processes using duality between particles and fields
Mitasova Helena, Dept. of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, Hofierka Jaroslav, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA and University of Presov, Slovakia, Mitas Lubos, Department of Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA.
Horton: a new set of tools for geomorphological analysis ported into GRASS
Rigon Riccardo, Antonello Andrea, Pisoni Silvano, Cozzini Andrea, University of Trento, Italy

    16.00-16.30    Poster Session 2

                            Chairman Paolo Zatelli, University of Trento, Italy.
Identifying wrinkle ridges structures from Mars MGS and Viking mission data
Frigeri Alessandro, Federico Costanzo, Minelli Giorgio, Pauselli Cristina, Caldarella Cristina, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra - Geologia Strutturale e Geofisica, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy.
Development of a complete climate database using a new GRASS module
Sboarina Chiara, Centro di Ecologia Alpina, Trento, Italy.
Implementing the automatic extraction of ridge and valley axes using the PPA algorithm
Frigeri Alessandro, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra - Geologia Strutturale e Geofisica, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy, Chang Yet-Chung, Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, Institute of Oceanography.
A knowledge-integrated stepwise optimization model for feature mining in RS image
Luo Jiancheng, Dr., Chen Qiuxiao, Zheng Jiang, Zhou Cheng Hu, Leung Yee LREIS, Institute of Geography, Beijing, China
Teaching GIS the GNU way
Nieminen Juhana, Environmental Biology GIS Laboratory, University of Helsinki, Finland.
Modeling emission and dispersion of road traffic pollutant for the town of Trento
Cemin Andrea, Ciolli Marco, Nave Domenico, University of Trento, Italy.
University of Helsinki Environmental Biology GIS laboratory
Nieminen Juhana, Kaitala Seppo, Kiviaho Katja, University of Helsinki, Finland.
Spatio-temporal monitoring of evolving topography using LIDAR, RTKS and sonar data
Mitasova Helena, Drake Thomas, Dept. of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC, Harmon Russel, Army Research Office, USA, Hofierka Jaroslav, Dept. of Geography and Geoecology, University of Presov, and MEAS NCSU, USA, McNinch Jesse, Virginia Inst. of Marine Science, USA.

    17.00-18.30   Applications and techniques

                            Chairman Marco Ragazzi, University of Trento, Italy.
Illuminating Clay: a tangible interface with potential GRASS applications
Piper Ben, University of Cambridge, UK, Ratti Carlo, Ratti Associates, Italy, Hiroshi Ishii, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
Potential erosion map for Bagmati basin using GRASS
Jha Raghunath, Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Land use change maps in a developing country. Application of GRASS GIS in Caia district
Ciolli Marco, Deola Claudio, Tamanini Tomas, Università di Trento, Italy.
Reference frames: definition and management
Sguerso Domenico, Vitti Alfonso, Carcano Elena, Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy.
Spatial economics: applied models simulated with GRASS
Preda Mauro, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, Italy