Proceeding 2018

The 21st AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science

Geospatial Technologies for All

This page contains the short papers and poster abstracts of the AGILE 2018 conference in Lund, Sweden. All submissions were peer-reviewed.

Full Paper abstracts

Proceedings title:

Geospatial Technologies for All. Selected Papers of the 21th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science
Editors: Ali Mansourian, Petter Pilesjö, Lars Harrie, Ron van Lammeren

Abstracts only, the peer reviewed papers are published in the Springer book Geospatial Technologies for All (, which is part of the Springer series Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography.

How to cite one of these:
<Author name(s), 2018. Title.> In: Mansourian, A., Pilesjö, P., Harrie, L., & von Lammeren, R. (Eds.), 2018. Geospatial Technologies for All : selected papers of the 21th AGILE conference on Geographic Information Science. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Evaluating spatial data acquisition and interpolation strategies for river bathymetries (PDF)
Robert Krüger, Pierre Karrasch and Lars Bernard

PLANTING: Computing High Spatio-Temporal Resolutions of Photovoltaic Potential of 3D City Models (PDF)
Syed Monjur Murshed, Amy Lindsay, Solène Picard and Alexander Simons

Interpolation of rainfall through polynomial regression in the Marche Region (Central Italy) (PDF)
Matteo Gentilucci, Carlo Bisci, Peter Burt , Massimilano Fazzini and Carmela Vaccaro

An Artificial Stream Network and Its Application on Exploring The Effect of DEM Resolution on Hydrological Parameters (PDF)
Haicheng Liu

Spatio-temporal analysis of mangrove loss in vulnerable islands of Sundarban World Heritage Site, India (PDF)
Biswajit Mondal and Ashis Kumar Saha

3D georeferencing of historical photos by volunteers (PDF)
Timothee Produit and Jens Ingensand

Patterns of consumption and connectedness in GIS Web sources (PDF)
Andrea Ballatore, Simon Scheider and Rob Lemmen

Charting the geographies of crowdsourced information in Greater London (PDF)
Andrea Ballatore and Stefano De Sabbata

Supporting the monitoring of cheetahs in Kenya by mobile map apps (PDF)
Jan Jedersberger, Christian Stern, Mary Wykstra, and Gertrud Schaab

Introducing Spatial Variability to the Impact Significance Assessment (PDF)
Rusne Sileryte, Jorge Gil, Alexander Wandl and Arjan van Timmeren

Development of System for Real-time Collection, Sharing, and Use of Disaster Information (PDF)
Toshihiro Osaragi and Ikki Niwa

A Top-Down Algorithm with Free Distance Parameter for Mining Top-k Flock Patterns (PDF)
Denis Evangelista Sanches, Luis O. Alvares, Vania Bogorny, Marcos R. Vieira and Daniel S. Kaster

Optimization and Evaluation of a High Performance Open-Source Map-Matching Implementation (PDF)
Karl Rehr, Simon Gröchenig, and Michael Wimmer

A Personalized Location-based and Serendipity-oriented Point of Interest Recommender Assistant Based on Behavioral Patterns (PDF)
Samira Khoshahval, Mahdi Farnaghi, Mohammad Taleai, Ali Mansourian

Identifying and Interpreting Clusters of Persons with Similar Mobility Behaviour Change Processes (PDF)
David Jonietz, Dominik Bucher, Henry Martin and Martin Raubal

Mixed Traffic Trajectory Prediction Using LSTM–Based Models in Shared Space (PDF)
Hao Cheng and Monika Sester

A Framework for the Management of Deformable Moving Objects (PDF)
José Duarte, Paulo Dias and José Moreira

A Positional Quality Control Test Based on Proportions (PDF)
Francisco Javier Ariza-López, José Rodríguez-Avi and Virtudes Alba-Fernández

Animation as a Visual Indicator of Positional Uncertainty in Geographic Information (PDF)
Carsten Keßler and Enid Lotstein

Short papers and Poster abstracts

Links to their complete text are provided below.
How to cite one of these :
<Author name(s), 2018. Title.> In: Mansourian, A., Pilesjö, P., Harrie, L., & von Lammeren, R. (Eds.), 2018. Geospatial Technologies for All : short papers, posters and poster abstracts of the 21th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science. Lund University 12-15 June 2018, Lund, Sweden. ISBN 978-3-319-78208-9. Accessible through

Short papers

Prospect of Open SDI in Developing Countries Case Study: Indonesia (PDF)
Agung Indrajit, Dr.Bastiaan van Loenen, Prof. Peter van Oosterom

3D immersive Underground Navigation (PDF)
Quoc Dinh Nguyen, Mathieu Bredif, Didier Richard

Experiences of Event Visitors in Time and Space: GPS Tracking at Dutch Design Week (PDF)
Gamze Dane

Collaboration of Science, Practice and Citizens in the Field of Climate Change Adaptation, supported by Interactive GI-Tools (PDF)
Hardy Pundt

Modelling massive AIS streams with quad trees and Gaussian Mixtures (PDF)
Anita Graser, Peter Widhalm

The impact of the spatial superimposition of point based statistical configurations on assessing spatial autocorrelation (PDF)
René Westerholt

Mental representation of space in Agent Based Models for pedestrian movement in urban environments: A conceptual model (PDF)
Gabriele Filomena, Judith A. Verstegen

Land-use characterisation using Google Street View pictures and OpenStreetMap (PDF)
Shivangi Srivastava, Sylvain Lobry, Devis Tuia, John E. Vargas-Muñoz

Kernel Density Estimation (KDE) vs. Hot-Spot Analysis - Detecting Criminal Hot Spots in the City of San Francisco (PDF)
Maja Kalinic, Jukka M. Krisp

Exploring microtoponyms through linguistic and geographic perspectives (PDF)
Julia Villette, Ross S. Purves

Brain Drain or Brain Gain? Insights from an Erasmus Mundus Masters Program (PDF)
Christoph Brox, Sven Casteleyn, Christian Kray, Marco Painho, Joaquin Huerta, Werner Kuhn

Geocoding of Crisis Related Social Media Messages for Assessing Voluntary Help Efforts as a Contribution to Situational Awareness (PDF)
Sebastian Drost, Andreas Wytzisk, Albert Remk

Mapping the landscape of Open Geodata (PDF)
Matthias Hinz, Ralf Bill

Geostatistical Detection of Thermodynamic Anisotropy in an Atmospheric Boundary Layer Using Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (PDF)
Benjamin L. Hemingway, Amy E. Frazier

Towards automatically generating maps for wayfinding and orientation (PDF)
Heinrich Löwen, Jakub Krukar, Angela Schwering

Training SegNet for Cropland Classification of High Resolution Remote Sensing Images (PDF)
Zhenrong Du, Jianyu Yang, Weiming Huang, Cong Ou

Simulating multiple land use changes by incorporating deep belief network into cellular automata: a case study in BEIJING-TIANJIN-HEBEI region, China (PDF)
Cong Ou, Jianyu Yang, Zhenrong Du, Pengshan Li, Dehai Zhu

Application of open hydro-meteorological data for web-based analysis and processing (PDF)
Stefan Wiemann

Using socio-economic well-being to predict geospatial epidemic intensity in a developing country setting (PDF)
Rahman Sanya, Ernest Mwebaze

Examining the impact of new metro services on dockless bike sharing mobility patterns (PDF)
Yuanxuan Yang, Alison Heppenstall, Andy Turner, Alexis Comber

Icon-based Navigation (PDF)
Kai-Florian Richter, Arvid Horned, Kristoffer Karlsson

Spatially Explicit Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis for the landslide risk assessment of the Gas Pipeline Networks (PDF)
Omid Ghorbanzadeh, Bakhtiar Feizizadeh, Thomas Blaschke, Rasa Khosravi

Towards Spatial Knowledge Infrastructure (SKI): Technological Understanding (PDF)
Morteza Omidipoor, Ara Toomanian, Najmeh Neisany Samani

Real-time predictions of pesticide runoff risk: linking multi-scale runoff models and weather data APIs to improve water quality (PDF)
Alexis Comber, Adrian Collins, David Haro, Tim Hess, Andy Smith, Andy Turner, Yusheng Zhang

The Need of a High Resolution European Spatial Data Infrastructure for Unmanned Aerial System Mission Planning & Risk Assessment (PDF)
Gernot Paulus, Dariia Strelnikova, Karl-Heinrich Anders, Tamara Preduschnig, Kurt A. Wagner

The effect of geographical distance on community detection in flow networks (PDF)
Sebastijan Sekulić, Jed Long, Urška Demšar

Establishing Open Data Portals in the Process of Becoming Smart Cities (PDF)
Lars Bodum

The Effect of Tectonic Plate Motion on OpenStreetMap Data (PDF)
Franz-Benjamin Mocnik, Martin Raifer

Tradition as a Spatiotemporal Process – The Case of Swedish Folk Music (PDF)
Franz-Benjamin Mocnik

A Pattern-based Framework for Designing Location-based Games (PDF)
Thomas Heinz, Christoph Schlieder

Information Value Model based Landslide Susceptibility Mapping at Phuentsholing, Bhutan (PDF)
Sangey Pasang, Petr Kubíček

Comparison among three automated calibration methods for cellular automata land use change model: GA, PSO and MCMC (PDF)
Ahmed Mustafa, Ismaïl Saadi, Amr Ebaid, Mario Cools, Jacques Teller

Automated Enrichment of Routing Instructions (PDF)
Oskar Wage, Udo Feuerhake, Monika Sester

Augmented reality technologies for biodiversity education – a case study (PDF)
Jens Ingensand, Maryam Lotfian, Olivier Ertz, David Piot, Sarah Composto, Mathias Oberson, Simon Oulevay, Mélanie Da Cunha

Multiple Representation for Geospatial Linked Data (PDF)
Weiming Huang, Eiður Eiðsson, Lars Harrie

The need for country masks for future national greenhouse gas flux estimations (PDF)
Lars Harrie, Ute Karstens, Huiting Huang

Generic Schema Descriptions for Comma-Separated Values Files of Environmental Data (PDF)
Stephan Mäs, Daniel Henzen, Lars Bernard, Matthias Müller, Simon Jirka, Ivo Senner

Mapping cyclists’ routes: involving citizens in collecting open cycling data (PDF)
Diego Pajarito, Suzanne Maas, Maria Attard, Michael Gould

Towards 1015-level point clouds management - a nD PointCloud structure (PDF)
Haicheng Liu, Peter van Oosterom, Martijn Meijers, Edward Verbree

A Platform for Coordinating Voluntary Helpers in Disaster Response (PDF)
Matthes Rieke, Sebastian Drost, Simon Jirka, Hans Betke

Topological Reconstruction of 3D City Models with preservation of semantics (PDF)
Stelios Vitalis, Ken Arroyo Ohori, Jantien Stoter

Integrated location-allocation of private car and public transport users – Primary health care facility allocation in the Oulu Region of Finland (PDF)
Ossi Kotavaara, Timo Pohjosenperä, Jarmo Rusanen

CityGML based Non-photorealistic Visualization Framework for Energy Simulation (PDF)
Bo Mao, Yifang Ban

From place of residence to place of activity: towards spatiotemporal mapping of population density in Europe (PDF)
Filipe Batista e Silva, Konštantín Rosina, Marcello Schiavina, Mario Alberto Marín Herrera, Sérgio Freire, Lukasz Ziemba, Massimo Craglia and Carlo Lavalle

Towards Automatic Extraction of Cartographic Metadata from the Code of Online Maps (PDF)
Florian Ledermann

Towards the use of a 3D virtual globe to support public participatory decision making (PDF)
Thibaud Chassin, Jens Ingensand and Florent Joerin

An Abstract Specification Technique for the Publication of Linked Geospatial Data (PDF)
Claudine Metral, Gilles Falquet, Sylvain Ozaine and Gregory Giuliani

A Study Design for Physical Activity Reference Data Collection Using GPS and Accelerometer (PDF)
Hoda Allahbakhshi, Haosheng Huang, Robert Weibel

Spatial Data Infrastructure using Mobile GIS and web service technologies for public Health Management (PDF)
Rose Nakasi, Augustus Aturinde, Aminah Zawedde, Ernest Mwebaze, Gilbert Maiga

Spatiotemporal analysis and scenario’s simulation of agricultural land use land cover using GIS and a Markov chain model (PDF)
Cláudia M. Viana, Jorge Rocha

Cluster analysis for the derivation of agents for ABMs in the context of an ageing, super-diverse population: a mixed-methods approach (PDF)
Hannah Haacke, Friederike Enssle, Ilse Helbrecht, Tobia Lakes, Blake B. Walker

A spatial analysis of how measures of landscape wilderness correlate with crowdsourced perceptions of scenicness (PDF)
Yi-Min Chang Chien, Alexis Comber, Steve Carver

Combining Agent Based Modelling and Role Playing to develop sustainable shrimp farming (PDF)
Arend Ligtenberg, Roel H. Bosma, Romina Rodela, Van Pham Dang Tri, Tong Quoc Hiep, Tran Thi Phung Ha

The Living Textbook: Towards a new way of Teaching Geo-Science (PDF)
Ellen-Wien Augustijn, Rob Lemmens, Marie-Jose Verkroost, Stanislav Ronzhin, Niall Walsh

An improved European land use/cover map derived by data integration (PDF)
Konštantín Rosina, Filipe Batista e Silva, Pilar Vizcaino-Martinez, Mario Alberto Marín Herrera, Sérgio Freire, Marcello Schiavina

Do people develop activities at places in which citizens have a sense of place? (PDF)
Albert Acedo, Fernando Santa, Marco Painho, Roberto Henriques

Societal costs and benefits of high-value open government data: a case study in the Netherlands (PDF)
Frederika Welle Donker, Bastiaan van Loenen

Geospatial behavior of pollinators (PDF)
Gengchen Mai, Krzysztof Janowicz, Sathya Prasad and Bo Yan

Geographic patterns of Annual Average Daily Traffic in Mallorca (PDF)
Maurici Ruiz, Joana Maria Seguí Pons, Christian Esteva Burgos

A time-varying p-median model for location-allocation analysis (PDF)
Shahin Sharifi Noorian, Achilleas Psyllidis, Alessandro Bozzon

Visualizing The Semantic Similarity of Geographic Features (PDF)
Stefan Steiniger, Helen de la Fuente

Running a Spatial Data Infrastructure for Interdisciplinary Research - How we did it & what we learned so far. (PDF)
Stefan Steiniger, Helen de la Fuente

Geospatial expertise, cooperation networks and development potential in Tanzania (PDF)
Niina Käyhkö, Harun Makandi, Msilikale Msilanga

Integrating rule-based approach and urban density index for improving object-based urban land cover classification using WorldView-2 Data (PDF)
Theodomir Mugiraneza, Yifang Ban, Andrea Nascetti, Jan Haas

Cross-checking user activities in multiple geo-social media networks (PDF)
Levente Juhász, Hartwig H. Hochmair

Analysis of the introduction of a review request mechanism in OSM (PDF)
Nikola Davidovic, Peter Mooney, Leonid Stoimenov

Spatial Patterns for Crime Spots (PDF)
Emmanuel Papadakis, Alina Ristea

Classification Rule Learning for Automated Building Generalization (PDF)
Khelifa Djerriri, Bouhadjar Meguenni

Sketch maps and verbal descriptions in structuring space (PDF)
Jia Wang, Rui Li

Opinion mining from Twitter and spatial crime distribution for hockey events in Vancouver (PDF)
Alina Ristea, Michael Leitner, Martin Andresen

Investigating gender differences in OpenStreetMap activities in Malawi: a small case-study (PDF)
Zoe Gardner, Peter Mooney

Efficient geostatistical simulation for spatial uncertainty propagation (PDF)
Stelios Liodakis, Phaedon Kyriakidis, Petros Gaganis

Harmonizing GIS Education South - North Lessons learnt from Mozambique, Rwanda, Sweden, and Uganda (PDF)
Petter Pilesjö

Estimation of Root Systems using Satellite Remote Sensing (PDF)
Petter Pilesjö


An Assessment of Spatial Dimensions of Police-reported Crime and Sub-regional Characteristics in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. (PDF)
Patrick Etim Akpan, Elijah Akwarandu Njoku, Uduak Okon Jeremiak

Spatial Vision Analysis of Non Spatial Data (PDF)
Rui Xin, Tinghua Ai, Xiongfeng Yan

Fractal or scaling analysis of geographic forms and functions (PDF)
Ding Ma

Coping with urban floods: a special decision-support system to improve resilience (PDF)
Charlotte Heinzlef, François Ganz, Damien Serre, Vincent Becue

SEnviro for Agriculture: An IoT full stack for monitoring vineyards – Early steps (PDF)
Sergio Trilles Oliver, Alberto González Pérez, F. Javier Zarazaga-Soria, Joaquín Huerta Guijarro

Detection of spatial clusters in poor quality of diabetes control: defining hotspots as High-High and High-Low levels (PDF)
Tain-Junn Cheng, Tsu-Yun Chiu, Tsung-Hsueh Lu

Mapping of Prevalence of Nodding Syndrome and Associated Epilepsy Reporting in Uganda: Spatial – Temporal Approach (PDF)
Kizito Ongaya, Benedict Oyo

Sharing building information from planning to maintenance phases (PDF)
Jing Sun, Helen Eriksson, Lars Harrie, Anna Jensen

Spatial distribution of population and health benefit evaluation for effectiveness of PM2.5 control measures in Taiwan (PDF)
Pei-Chih Wu, Hsin-Chih Lai, Li-Wei Lai, Joshua S. Fu

Structure Entropy for Urban Street Networks (PDF)
Jerome Benoit and Saif Eddin Jabari

Conversion of an IFC-model to a lod2-3 3D-GIS building model (PDF)
Perola Olsson

GIS in Action: Conservation Priority Evaluation at District and Village Levels in Laos (PDF)
Mui-How Phua, Su Wah Hue, Alexius Korom, Vongphet Sihapanya

Spatial estimation of municipal household wastes by integrating multiple geographical big data and social survey (PDF)
Xiaoqian Liu, Bin Meng, Juan Wang, Tao Pei

Methods for comparing two observed confusion matrices (PDF)
José Rodríguez-Avi, Francisco Javier Ariza-López, Mª Virtudes Alba-Fernández

TopicWave: Interactive Visual Analytics of Spatiotemporal Topics Distribution of People's Reactions toEvents from Geo-tagged Social Media (PDF)
Siming Chen, Jie Li, Gennady Andrienko, Nathalia Andrienko

How should Orientation Maps look like? (PDF)
Heinrich Löwen, Jakub Krukar, Angela Schwering

Vesta: a spatial energy model for heat supply in the built environment in the Netherlands (PDF)
Bas van Bemmel, Ruud van den Wijngaart, Steven van Polen

Distributed generation of image pyramids for web map services (PDF)
Daniel Eggert, Mike Sips, Doris Dransch

Promoting Walking and Cycling through a Dashboard Interface (PDF)
David Golightly, Mark Dimond, Nancy Hughes, Sarah Sharples, Emma Taylor

A Comparison of Spatial Aggregation Methods for the Derivation of Proportional Symbol Maps (PDF)
Mathias Gröbe, Dirk Burghardt

A Real-time GIS to Improve the Survival of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Outside Hospitals (PDF)
Bo Mao, Yifang Ban

Simulating urban dynamics from the bottom up: the City Simulation Lab (PDF)
E.N. Speelman, A. Ligtenberg

Solar suitability maps for tropical plants – a decision support tool for botanic gardens (PDF)
Paula Redweik, M. Cristina Duarte

PhaenOPT – a regional satellite based phenological monitoring using web-based geo-processing and information service (PDF)
Jonas Eberle, Oliver Bauer

Designing a geospatial technologies-enabled Eastern Mediterranean science, engineering and technology centre of excellence for archaeology and cultural heritage (PDF)
Phaedon Kyriakidis, Athos Agapiou, Vasiliki Lysandrou

Automated Image-based diagnosis of cowpea diseases (PDF)
Solomon Nsumba, Ernest Mwebaze, Emily Bagarukayo, Gilbert Maiga

Community Mapping for Flood Resilience – The case of Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaID (PDF)
Msilikale Msilanga

The deployment of a generic user-oriented participatory sensing framework in a real-world context (PDF)
Ngo Manh Khoi, Sven Casteleyn

Spatiotemporal predation patterns of insect herbivores in the Subarctic (PDF)
Daniel B. Metcalfe, Jeppe Å. Kristensen, Karolina D. Pantazatou

A Comparative study of Multi-objective Optimization techniques for GIS-based resources allocation problem in Disaster management (PDF)
Olive Niyomubyeyi

3D Virtual Campus - FCUL: an integrated system for university services management (PDF)
Cristina Catita, Luiz Coutinho, Hugo Miranda

VGI users & data centered methods for the analysis of farmland biodiversity indicators open issues (PDF)
Sandro Bimonte, Aurélien Besnard, Elodie Edoh-Alove, Ali Hassan, Karine Princé, Amir Sakka, Pascale Zarate

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