14:00 - 16:00


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A Nordic webinar on student’s projects in relation to geodata is to be held on May 7th 2024.

Due to different time zones the webinar starts in Iceland at 12:00 PM (GMT), in Sweden, Denmark and Norway at 2:00 PM (GMT+1, summertime), and in Finland at 3:00 PM (GMT+2, summertime).

GI Norden arranges the free webinar with speakers from the Nordic countries.

Hear more about what students in the Nordic countries specialise in and what the hot topics of Today are. Good examples of the society of the future will be given.



A program on student’s projects in relation to geodata has been elaborated containing five Nordic students that will demonstrate their thesis projects.

02.00 (GMT+1): Welcome to the GI Norden webinar.

02.05: Assessing solar energy potential for cabins in high latitudes. Astrid Seland, NTNU Trondheim, Norway
The world is facing an enormous threat in the face of climate change, forcing policy makers to look to new and sustainable energy sources. Rooftop photovoltaics are estimated as one of the major contributors in the energy transition and for achieving climate goals. In this thesis, it has been investigated how rooftop solar photovoltaic technology can be a feasible solution in municipalities in high latitudes, using cabins in Oppdal as a case study. This thesis uses a GIS approach, calculating the solar radiation potential throughout a year.

02.25: Visualizing flood disasters of the Global South. Ohto Nygren, University of Turku, Finland
By automating a global geospatial data set analysis I will be visualizing flood disasters in the cities of the Global South. Flooding is the most devastating natural hazard affecting tens of millions of people yearly and causing billions of USD dollars in damages globally. The people most affected by flooding globally are those with a high level of everyday vulnerability and limited resources for flood protection and recovery. Geospatial data from the Global South is severely lacking, and geospatial proficiency needs to be improved at a local level so that geospatial data and data analysis can be efficiently utilized in disaster risk reduction schemes and urban planning in the Global South.
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02.45: On extracting weather information along a travel route for spatio-temporal weather maps. Johannes Karstein Midtbø, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
This thesis explore spatio-temporal maps for extracting information about the weather along a route. Easy comparison of weather information if there is a change in space, in addition to time, is a challenging task. To address this problem, a spatio-temporal map was created in the geomatics specialization project in the fall of 2022. This new approach shows the weather at the presumed arrival time at intermediate points along the route. This facilitated the necessity to compare this new map with more classical weather maps and tables.

03.05: Estimating the GIS potential of Local Water Retention solutions for roof runoff. Mads Peter Hornstrup Hansen and Louis Tonn-Petersen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
With the more frequent and stronger cloudburst due to climate change, cities become more vulnerable and less resilient to these events. This can cause pressure on the sewage system, thus making it less functional in some areas. Urbanized areas pose a bigger risk due to the potential runoff of water as it can, generally, not retain it with the predominant asphalt paved surfaces. Cities such as Copenhagen have been researching methods to reduce the impact of such events on the city. Copenhagen has had very big economical damage with the summer cloudburst of 2011 and 2014. By segmenting and classifying roof faces of building polygons, we urge to delimit and analyze the areas near the roof face. Thereby, many parameters may be estimated and used to uncover the potential for establishing Local Water Retention solutions.

03.25: On the possibilities of Open Geodata. Marcus Svennefalk and Simon Thalin, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
In the past decade, there has been an increase in the initiatives towards improving the accessibility and availability of data to the public. Namely, due to the introduction of high-value datasets by the European Union, a substantial portion of data is becoming free of charge without any restrictions on its distribution, allowing service providers to utilize it as they desire. Open Data is increasingly recognized for its potential commercial value to the private sector, however, there is a lack of understanding of how service providers can make use of the data. This study aims to enhance the understanding of the utilization of Open Data by service providers by identifying key business model practices that firms in the Geospatial Sector can employ with respect to value creation, delivery, and capture. This study takes on a qualitative multi-case approach, investigating the Open Geodata environment in northern Europe, primarily Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.

03.45: Discussion

04.00: Webinar ends

Host and moderator of the webinar
Host and moderator of the webinar: Birgitte Wang Schumacher, GeoForum Norge
Q&A manager of the webinar: Miika Kostamo, GeoForum Finland

All members of one of the Nordic geofora (GeoForum Finland, Geoforum Sverige, GeoForum Norge, LISA Iceland, or Geoforum Danmark) will be granted access for free upon registration. For this webinar the board of GI Norden has decided also to grant a free access for non-members upon registration.

The webinar takes place in the Livehouse (a Danish webinar platform). A link for sign-up and subsequent participation will be sent to registered participants in the morning at the day of the webinar.

Please do your registration below (In Danish: ‘Tilmeldinger’).


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  • Kirsti Lysaker
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  • Trond Arve Haakonsen
  • Fridtjov Janson
  • A. Nilsen
  • Mads Eg Christensen
  • Max Bengtsson
  • Ate Jepma
  • Eva Diðriksdóttir
  • Friðrik Bjarnason
  • Christine Meinzinger
  • Karin Hultfeldt
  • Tobias Rydén
  • Karoline HK
  • Sofie Gjedde-Simonsen
  • Sævar Þór Halldórsson
  • Anne Steinbrenner
  • Anja Þórdís Karlsdóttir
  • Ana
  • Sigbjørn Herstad
  • Elin Nesset
  • Terje Midtbø
  • Inese Linuza
  • Mathias Olsen
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