Open Lab on Spatial Information Infrastructures

Geoinformation infrastructures (GII, SII) offer all tools to generate, organize and utilize geoinformation across organizations and technologies. SIIs are part of the more general information structures, which became (absolutely) essential for private and business life, as well as in research and administration.

The tremendous speed geoinformation structures develop are basically caused by the efficiency of the operative evolutionary development mechanisms. Furthermore development programms like INSPIRE and Copernicus support the targeted formation of regional geoinformation structures.

The Open Lab on Spatial Information Infrastructures is primarily concerned with the development of standards, technologies, and application for geoinformation infrastructures. Topics like „Sensor Web“ and „Web Processing“ wil develop new solution approaches and validate them in real-world applications. Here current trends and new paradigm i.e. the Internet of Things or the Web of Linked Open Data will play an important role.

Topics of current study and project works:

  • SenseBox – Integration of mobile Sensoren in the  Web Of Things
  • enviroCar – Infrastrukture for Citizen Science Projects in the domain of mobility and environment
  • Social Media & Geoinformation for civil protection and disaster management
  • INSPIRE & Atom Feeds – Elaboration of recommendations for IT NRW
  • OSCI & Geo-WebServices – Integration of Geo- and eGovernment-Standards

Usually all topics will be adressed in cooperation with the Open Innovation Network 52°North ( and with Institutions from industry and public adminsitration.