Plan4Business portal now online available
05.02.2014: The plan4business development team has designed and implemented the first operational implementation of the plan4business service platform. There will be two main implementations of the system.
One is for non-expert users enabling browsing the content, viewing the thematic compositions and predefined analysis and core pan-European datasets such as Urban Atlas and Corine Land Cover.
The other implementation is targeted at experts users who are additionally able to create own map compositions, perform own analysis, integrate spatial data into the common data model based on INSPIRE, download certain datasets or use the developed Application Programming Interface (API).
The prototypes are used mainly for testing purposes and no charges will apply. The portal for non-expert users is publicly available. Your feedback is appreciated. Please stay tuned and follow this website for further details.
Or look at the portal on http://www.whatstheplan.eu/.
07.05.2014: The final conference of the plan4business project took place on 14th March 2014 in Dublin, Ireland, hosted by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (R.I.C.S.) at the Headquarters of the Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland (S.C.S.I.), represented by Tony Mulhall, Associate Director of the LandProfessional Group.
High-level contributions supported a lively discussion with the audience. In the first part of the conference, the achievements of the plan4business project were presented: its business solutions, an online demonstration of the features and services of whatstheplan.eu platform, the added value and challenges.
08.04.2014: The plan4business team has designed and implemented the operational plan4business service platform that is available at http://www.whatstheplan.eu.
The feedback on the platform is going on. First results show a high percentage of satisfaction, but also very constructive remarks and questions related to the platform. Please continue to give your feedback through this questionnaire, so we can continuously update the quality of the services and data! Many thanks in advance.
Fraunhofer IGD – Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphic Research, Germany
Fraunhofer IGD is the world's leading institute for applied research in the field of visual computing. Visual computing stands for image- and model-based information technology. It includes computer graphics, computer vision, as well as virtual and augmented reality.
Fraunhofer IGD develops prototypes and complete solutions based on customer demands. The range of applications of the concepts, models, and practical solutions spans from virtual product development to medicine, commerce, and multimedia learning and training. The research and development projects of Fraunhofer IGD are directly related to current requirements of market and economy. Numerous spin-offs ensure that prototypes are quickly brought to market. Together with its partner universities, Fraunhofer IGD also performs key technology research and cooperates with companies of various industrial sectors. Apart from its headquarters in Darmstadt, Fraunhofer IGD has locations in Rostock, Graz and Singapore. Currently, it has about 180 (full-time equivalent) employees and its budget exceeds 15 million euros.
The department Spatial Information Management focuses on research topics related to semantic information management and spatial information visualisation within Spatial Data Infrastructures and 3D GIS. The goal of this group is to increase the use and usability of geoinformation. Notable developments include the HUMBOLDT Open Source software framework for geospatial data harmonisation (http://community.esdi-humboldt.eu and http://www.dhpanel.eu) and the CityServer3D, a system for rules-based data management of complex and detailed 3D urban models (http://www.cs3d.de).