AI4Copernicus’ partner Mr Manolis Koubarakis from UoA, participated at the 3rd International Workshop on Cross-lingual Event-centric Open Analytics CLEOPATRA 2022 on 25 April 2022. More specifically, Mr Koubarakis was a keynote speaker with a talk titled “Geospatial Interlinking with JedAI-spatial”.

The talk was about Geospatial data that has escalated tremendously over the years. The outbreak of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, smartphones, position tracking applications and location-based services has skyrocketed the volume of geospatial data. For example, 100TB of weather-related
data is produced everyday1; Uber hit the milestone of 5 billion rides among 76 countries already on May 20, 20172. Web platforms like OpenStreetMap provide an open and editable map of the whole world. Geospatial Interlinking aims to cover this gap by associating pairs of geometries with topological relations like those of the Dimensionally Extended 9-Intersection Model (DE-9IM). As a result, Geospatial Interlinking involves a high computational cost that does not scale to large Web datasets.

The publication resulted from the online conference can be found here.