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Event track:
Data & Visualization

The density and coverage of data describing urban phenomena is continuously growing. The data is being generated through governments, companies and citizens themselves. An increasing number of data sets is being published as open data. Many governments and companies are promoting the open data movement. Creating more transparency and new opportunities for urban planners, scientists, businesses and citizens. In our panel on Open Data and Citizen Engagement we are focussing on the opportunities of open data. Maja Brisvall will be introducing Quantified Planet, a non-profit organisation and global community that collects realtime sensor data. Richard Resl & Anton Eitzinger, will present mapping projects from Quito and Ecuador. They are working on GEOCITIZEN – a plattform for collaborative community planning and present Geobarrio QUITO-Ecuador / CALI- Colombia/ STEYREGG-Austria as example use cases. Sebastian Meier will talk about the potential of open data for citizens and show examples from the Maptime mapping community in Berlin, Germany

Maja Brisvall, Quantified Planet
Richard Resl, UNIGIS America Latina, GEOcentro USFQ / University Salzburg
Anton Eitzinger, UNIGIS America Latina, GEOcentro USFQ / University Salzburg
Sebastian Meier, Interaction Design Lab, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany


Where to find us

The exhibition will take place at the National Assembly, 300 meters from Parque del Arbolito and the main conference venue, La Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana “Benjamin Carrion.”

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Image Credits:
Header image is a modified and cropped version of Old town of Quito by Simon Matzinger under CC - Some rights reserved.
Header image is a modified and cropped version of And when I go there, I go there with you... by Scipio under CC NC - Some rights reserved. Areal Photography via USGS's Landsat program, through the earth explorer interface.