Category Archives: Presentations

Location Privacy Panel @ GI_Forum 2018

I’ll be heading down to Salzburg this week to moderate the closing session at GI_Forum 2018, which will be a panel discussion on location privacy. I’m looking forward to an interesting discussion with the panelists:

  • Francis Harvey, Leibnitz-Institut für Länderkunde, Germany
  • Jochen Höfferer, STADT:SALZBURG, Head of Marketing & Digitization
  • Dietmar Jahnel, Department of Public Law, University of Salzburg
  • Bernd Resch, Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS, University of Salzburg

Abstract: Paying with a credit card, swiping the monthly pass at the subway station, or recording workouts with a fitness tracker all contribute to a detailed picture of our movement patterns and associated activities. Moreover, most of us constantly carry a mobile phone, which produces an even more detailed and continuous personal-level location history. This panel will discuss the implications that these developments have on our location privacy. Is it worth giving up on privacy for the gained convenience? Is my current location – in public – a matter of privacy? Do we still even have a chance to escape this seemingly voluntary surveillance machine? And who may gain access to our location data? The panel will discuss these questions based on a series of short opening statements from the panelists, followed by a discussion bringing together the legal, technological, and ethical dimensions of location privacy.

See you at AGILE 2017 in Wageningen

I’ll be presenting a short paper at AGILE in Wageningen next week that outlines some of the stuff I’ve been working on with Peter Marcotullio:

The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday at 12:00PM in the SOCIETAL-1 session in room 4.


Webinar: A GIS Framework for Citizen-based Environmental Monitoring in NYC

We’ll be giving a webinar on enviroCar for the Transportation Professional Affiliation Group of the NYS GIS Association this Wednesday afternoon:

EnviroCar is a citizen science platform that utilizes GPS and automobile sensors to collect data on driving behavior. Speed, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are recorded, anonymized and then shared to EnviroCar’s cloud service for analysis by scientists and planners.

Data from multiple users collected over time paint a detailed picture of traffic conditions in a city. Areas of high emissions, traffic jams, or other traffic flow issues can be identified. Thus the data can both inform traffic planning and augment emission data captured by stationary sensors. All software and data components of EnviroCar are open source and the data are available in various formats for mapping and analysis. Originally developed in Germany, CARSI is investigating the potential of expanding EnviroCar to New York City.

Register here to tune in.

AGILE 2014: Best paper award and some slides

Our paper on Encoding and querying historic map content won the best paper award at AGILE 2014 in Castellon, Spain. Thanks to Simon, Jim and Alber for the great work!

These are the slides for the talks presenting our three papers.

Encoding and querying historic map content (thanks Simon Scheider!)

Making the Web of Data Available via Web Feature Services (thanks Jim Jones!)

Geo-Information Visualizations of Linked Data (thanks Rob Lemmens!)