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Inspire Helsinki 2019 Data Challenge Launch webinar


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Inspire Helsinki 2019 event 22-24 September hosts four data challenges that search for innovative practical uses of spatial data in the domains of sea, weather and cities. Inspired teams are welcome to take on the challenge and work on their solutions in September 2019 in close cooperation with the challenge partners.

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Inspire Helsinki 2019 Data Challenge Launch webinar

  2. 2. Webinar: Inspire Helsinki 2019 Challenges Introductions Help & Resources Submissions Reimbursements Awards Questions & Discussion
  3. 3. • Join us at the event in Helsinki! • Program includes: • Data challenge presentations • Hands-on workshops • Keynote presentations • Latest technologies! • Registration is open! 3 Keynotes
  7. 7. HOW TO GET DATA • Each challenge proposes data sets appropriate for the challenge: ● Let's make the most out of INSPIRE!: INSPIRE Geoportal ● Find the best seaside vacation spot: HELCOM Map Service (some highlights of particularly interesting data sets on challenge page) ● By the Beautiful Blue Danube: INSPIRE Geoportal (AELER will provide proprietary data, freight infrastructure data) ● Commuting 2.0: Weather forecasts, observations, historical weather and mobile road observation data (FMI WFS 3.0 and Vaisala WFS 3.0) 7
  8. 8. HOW TO GET MORE DATA • Using data from other sources is highly encouraged to achieve best results! More data can be found using for example the following resources: ● INSPIRE Geoportal ● European Data Portal ● Spatineo Directory ● Also, the data sources of the other challenges can be useful 8
  9. 9. HOW TO GET TOOLS – OPEN SOURCE • The Open Source GIS community provides a number of useful tools to help leverage spatial data that can be used in the challenges. • https://challenge.inspire-helsinki- 9
  10. 10. HOW TO GET TOOLS – SPONSORED 10 Commercial software licenses to participating teams: ● ESRI - ArcGIS for Developers ● Safe Software - FME Platform (Desktop, Server, Cloud, INSPIRE E Solution pack)
  11. 11. HOW TO GET HELP • To communicate with the challenge partners and organisers, use the Spectrum Chat: • You can also ask help via email from the challenge partner or organisers ( • Also the challenge presentation webinar recordings are available! • Help with tools: ● Open source software projects have community platforms (chat, mailing lists, etc.) ● ESRI developer community ● FME Online training 11
  12. 12. SUBMISSIONS 12
  13. 13. SUBMITTING YOUR WORK • Submission deadline is October 6 23:59 CEST • Send your submissions via email to • Include the following information: ● A report of the work (PDF or PowerPoint format) ● Links to extra material available on the web (link to the working application is mandatory when submitting one) ● The name of the team ● Contact information of the person presenting your results at Inspire Helsinki 2019 event 13
  14. 14. EVALUATION OF SUBMISSIONS • Each submission will be evaluated by the challenge partner(s) and the challenge organisers (we estimate 3-4 evaluators per submission). • Submissions are evaluated for: ● Relevancy regarding to the challenge posed ● Potential the idea/application has to impact society ● Creativity of the work ● Presentation quality • Best submissions will be presented at the Inspire Helsinki 2019 event! 14
  15. 15. IPR REMINDER • All intellectual property rights to the submitted work remains with the submitting team. • The challenge organisers and the challenge partners reserve a right to use the submitted material, including text, images and videos, for promotion and marketing purposes with attribution to the submitting team and mention of the Inspire Helsinki 2019 Data Challenge. • The challenge teams are encouraged but not required to license their code and created datasets using an open source / open access license. 15
  17. 17. EVENT REGISTRATION FOR TEAMS • Each team is eligible for one (1) 100% discount code per team for the Inspire Helsinki 2019 event in Helsinki on 22 - 24 October (save up to 350 €) This includes participation in the whole event. • The team representative must register to the event through an online system (link to registration on the event website) • The discounted tickets are only valid for the teams who have sent a written submission for their challenge work by the submission deadline • Other team members can also join the presentation of their submission without registration, but only for the duration of their own presentation. 17
  18. 18. TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION • There is a possibility to cover the travel and accommodation expenses of one representative per team from a European destination. • Each team must provide the name, surname and address of the team representative (i.e. the person to be reimbursed). The address (i.e. the origin point of the travel) can be in Europe but also outside Europe. • The team representative will receive a formal invitation by e-mail, specifying the rules and the ceilings • After receiving this invitation (not before), the team representative can book the flight and the hotel (according to the rules and the ceilings) and then he/she will be reimbursed after the event. • Please do not book any flights or hotels prior to receiving the formal invitation! • Note that reimbursement will be only provided to representatives of teams that will actually submit a valid solution to a challenge, i.e. a solution that complies with the minimum requirements of the chosen challenge, before the deadline (October 6, 2019). 18
  19. 19. TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION REIMBURSEMENT SPECIFICS • Ceilings and rules: • Travel costs must not exceed 800€. JRC will exactly reimburse the travel cost based on the proof of the expense. The total travel expenses cannot exceed 800€ (i.e. if the travel cost is higher than 800€, nothing can be reimbursed). • For the accommodation, JRC provides a flat allowance of 100€ per night, for a maximum of 3 nights. • Finally, a daily allowance of 92€ for a maximum of 3 days (the conference days) will be reimbursed. Since several meals are offered during the event, the daily allowance will be reduced to take this into account. When asking for the reimbursement, you will need to indicate the number of meals offered by the organizers. • After the event, you should submit your reimbursement request as soon as possible, and in any case no later than 30 days after the event. 19
  20. 20. AWARDS 20
  21. 21. AWARDS • One member per winning team is awarded with a free entry and limited travel expenses to the INSPIRE 2020 Conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia, with a change to present the team’s final work in the conference. • Safe Software and con terra GmbH will award the best utilisation of the FME tools to solve one of the data challenges with a special FME Award, that includes free registration for the Safe Software’s next international FME 2020 User Conference in Vancouver and next con terra FMEDays. • Partners may also give out extra awards for teams participating in their challenge! 21
  22. 22. QUESTIONS? 22
  23. 23. Thank you!