Proceedings 2019

The 22nd AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science

Geographic Information Representation, Retrieval and Visualization

This page contains the full papers, short papers and poster abstracts of the AGILE 2019 conference in Limassol, Cyprus. All submissions were peer-reviewed.

Full Papers

The Accepted Full Papers of AGILE 2019 will be published by SPRINGER. You may find more details here.


Proceedings title:

Geospatial Technologies for Local and Regional Development
Editors: Kyriakidis, P., Hadjimitsis, D., Skarlatos, D., Mansourian, A. (Eds.)

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), 2019. Title.> In: Kyriakidis, P., Hadjimitsis, D., Skarlatos, D., Mansourian, A. (Eds.), 2019. Geospatial Technologies for Local and Regional Development : Proceedings of the 22nd AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Place Questions and Human-Generated Answers: A Data Analysis Approach
Ehsan Hamzei, Haonan Li, Maria Vasardani, Timothy Baldwin, Stephan Winter and Martin Tomko

Relaxing Unanswerable Geographic Questions Using a Spatially Explicit Knowledge Graph Embedding Model
Gengchen Mai, Bo Yan, Krzysztof Janowicz and Rui Zhu

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Embeddings in Representing the Structure of Geospatial Ontologies
Federico Dassereto, Laura Di Rocco, Giovanna Guerrini and Michela Bertolotto

Web-Based Visualization of Big Geospatial Vector Data
Florian Zouhar and Ivo Senner

A Clustering-Based Framework for Understanding Individuals’ Travel Mode Choice Behavior
Pengxiang Zhao, Dominik Bucher, Henry Martin and Martin Raubal

Classification of Urban and Rural Routes Based on Motorcycle Riding Behaviour
Gerhard Navratil, Ioannis Giannopoulos and Gilbert Kotzbek

Route Choice Decisions of E-Bike Users: Analysis of GPS Tracking Data in the Netherlands
Gamze Dane, Tao Feng, Floor Luub and Theo Arentze

Route Optimisation for Winter maintenance
Nikmal Raghestani and Carsten Keßler

Tracing Tourism Geographies with Google Trends: A Dutch Case Study
Andrea Ballatore, Simon Scheider and Bas Spierings

Estimating the Spatial Distribution of Vacant Houses using Public Municipal Data
Yuki Akiyama, Akihiro Ueda, Kenta Ouchi, Natsuki Ito, Yoshiya Ono, Hideo Takaoka and Kohta Hisadomi

Enhancing the Use of Population Statistics Derived from Mobile Phone Users by Considering Building-Use Dependent Purpose of Stay
Toshihiro Osaragi and Ryo Kudo

Potential of Crowdsourced Traces for Detecting Updates in Authoritative Geographic Data
Stefan S. Ivanovic, Ana-Maria Olteanu-Raimond, Sébastien Mustière and Thomas Devogele

A Scalable Analytical Framework for Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Neighborhood Change: A Sequence Analysis Approach
Nikos Patias, Francisco Rowe and Stefano Cavazzi

Improving Business-as-Usual Scenarios in Land Change Modelling by Extending the Calibration Period and Integrating Demographic Data
Romain Mejean, Martin Paegelow, Mehdi Saqalli and Doryan Kaced

Market Area Delineation for Airports to Predict the Spread of Infectious Disease
Carmen Huber and Claus Rinner

Reflective Practice: Lessons Learnt by Using Board Games as a Design Tool for Location-Based Games
Catherine Jones and Konstantinos Papangelis

Agent-Based Simulation for Indoor Manufacturing Environments – Evaluating the Effects of Spatialization
Stefan Kern and Johannes Scholz

Towards a Usability Scale for Participatory GIS
Andrea Ballatore, Will McClintock, Grace Goldberg and Werner Kuhn

Future Occupational Profiles in Earth Observation / Geoinformation – Scenarios Resulting from Changing Workflows
Barbara Hofer, Stefan Lang and Nicole Ferber

Short papers and Poster abstracts

Links to their complete text are provided below.
How to cite one of these :
<Author name(s), 2019. Title.> In: Kyriakidis, P., Hadjimitsis, D., Skarlatos, D., Mansourian, A. (Eds.), 2019. Geospatial Technologies for Local and Regional Development : short papers, posters and poster abstracts of the 22nd AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science. Cyprus University of Technology, 17-20 June 2019, Limassol, Cyprus. ISBN 978-3-030-14745-7. Accessible through

Short papers

On-the-fly Edge-Matching for Cascaded Service Content (PDF)
Pekka Latvala, Lassi Lehto and Samuli Kytö

A Context Frame for Interactive Maps (PDF)
Andrea Ballatore

Agent Based Simulation of Pedestrian Movement in Urban Environments (PDF)
Martin Knura

Guerrilla Badges for Reproducible Geospatial Data Science (PDF)
Daniel Nüst, Lukas Lohoff, Lasse Einfeldt, Nimrod Gavish, Marlena Götza, Shahzeib Tariq Jaswal, Salman Khalid, Laura Meierkort, Matthias Mohr, Clara Rendel and Antonia van Eek

Residential interrelationship: The case study of the Sylheti and Dhaka communities of Whitechapel (PDF)
Flint Shlomit

An adaptable and scalable least cost network for air-taxis in urban areas Study area: Manhattan, New York (PDF)
Moritz Hildemann and Carlos Delgado

InSAR DSM using Sentinel 1 and spatial data creation (PDF)
Vasileios Letsios, Ioannis Faraslis and Demetris Stathakis 

Training samples from open data for satellite imagery classification: using K-means clustering algorithm (PDF)
Cláudia M. Viana, Inês Girão and Jorge Rocha

How is multiscale accessibility related to population, functional and socio-economic characteristics of settlements: the case of Israel (PDF)
Nir Kaplan, David Burg and Itzhak Omer

Estimating OpenStreetMap Missing Built-up Areas using Pre-trained Deep Neural Networks (PDF)
Hao Li, Benjamin Herfort and Alexander Zipf

Creating visually consistent DEMs over water bodies using laser scanning data (PDF)
Ville Mäkinen, Juha Oksanen and Tapani Sarjakoski

On the problem of providing unique identifiers for areas with any shape on Discrete Global Grid Systems (PDF)
Rubén Béjar, Miguel Ángel Latre, Francisco J Lopez-Pellicer, Javier Nogueras-Iso and F. Javier Zarazaga-Soria

Analysis of Flickr, Snapchat, and Twitter use for the modeling of visitor activity in Florida State Parks (PDF)
Hartwig Hochmair and Levente Juhász

Utilization of Tandem-X data to identify the potential trigger of the 2018’s Sunda Strait Tsunami in Indonesia (PDF)
Winhard Tampubolon and Wolfgang Reinhardt      

Acquisition of Urban Trees using Artificial Neural Networks and Remote Sensing Data (PDF)
Amelie Haas, Pierre Karrasch and Lars Bernard

Investigating geomagnetic bird navigation: 4D data fusion of co-located GPS and magnetometer data (PDF)
Urska Demsar

Geographical context in community detection: a comparison of a node-based and a link-based approach (PDF)
Sebastijan Sekulić, Jed Long and Urska Demsar

The Impact of Indoor/Outdoor Context on Smartphone Interaction During Walking (PDF)
Jakub Krukar and Antonia van Eek

An Event-Driven Architecture Based on Copernicus Satellite Data for Water Monitoring (PDF)
Sebastian Drost, Matthes Rieke, Simon Jirka, Arne Vogt, Verena Rabea Kirstein and Andreas Wytzisk

Evaluating walkability with WalkMyPlace Five reasons why the utility of may be limited in South America (PDF)
Stefan Steiniger, Carolina Rojas and Giovanni Vecchio

Development of People Flow Data with Individual Demographics based on Mobile Phone GPS Big Data (PDF)
Yohshiki Ogawa, Yuki Akiyama and Ryosuke Shibasaki

Who will be served by the Shared-Automated-Vehicle? (PDF)
Golan Ben-Dor, Eran Ben-Elia and Itzhak Benenson

Civil Protection 2.0. A Diagram-based Approach for Managing an Emergency Plan (PDF)
Monica Sebillo, Giuliana Vitiello, Michele Risi, Michele Grimaldi and Dimitri Dello Buono

Sampling Designs for selecting points from Digital Surface Models to create Digital Terrain Models (PDF)
Philip Fayad, Apostolos Papakonstantinou and Phaedon Kyriakidis

Study of the relationship between rental house prices and people congestion of urban areas based on mobile phone GPS data (PDF)
Yinglan Qin, Yuki Akiyama, Yoshiki Ogawa, Ryosuke Shibasaki and Ritsu Sakuramachi

Geostatistical analysis of temperature in the boundary layer using variogram scaling exponents (PDF)
Amy Frazier and Benjamin Hemingway

Identification of the Homes, Offices, and Schools from Long-Interval Mobile Phone Big Data Using Mobility Pattern Clustering (PDF)
Ryosuke Kobayashi, Satoshi Miyazawa, Yuki Akiyama and Ryosuke Shibasaki

The relationship between land surface temperature and local climate zone classification: A case study of the canton Geneva, Switzerland (PDF)
Maryam Lotfian, Jens Ingensand, Sarah Composto, Monia Elisa Molinari and Maria Antonia Brovelli

Using GIS and Open Web Resources to Reconstruct XuanZang Travel Routes and Great Tang Records of the Western Regions (PDF)
Zhaohui Fu and Sheyla De Santana

Can Reproducible and replicable research facilitate causal explanation in Geography ?, (PDF)
Peter Kedron

Exploring social dynamics: predictive geodemographics (PDF)
Jennie Gray, Lisa Buckner and Alexis Comber

Deep learning geodemographics with autoencoders and geographic convolution (PDF)
Stefano De Sabbata and Pengyuan Liu

Understanding skill needs in the EO/GI sector: a job advertisements analysis (PDF)
Wesley Gruijthuijsen, Saudade Pontes, Glenn Vancauwenberghe, Danny Vandenbroucke and Marc Olijslagers

Classification of street junctions according to traffic regulators (PDF)
Stefania Zourlidou, Colin Fischer and Monika Sester

Interoperable Management of Glider Sensor Data (PDF)
Matthes Rieke, Simon Jirka, Daniel Hayes, Justin H. Buck and Ehsan Abdi

Implications of incomplete GPS-enabled mobile phone data on human mobility studies (PDF)
Enki Yoo, John Roberts and Youngseob Eum

Machine learning of spatiotemporal processes: investigating livestock changes in Mongolia with LSTM recurrent neural networks (PDF)
Lex Comber, Alison Heppenstall, Taro Takahashi, Naru Tsutsumida and Paul Harris

Introducing Social Distance to ST-DBSCAN (PDF)
Olga Yanenko

Predicting short-term travel demand in bike sharing systems with neural networks (PDF)
Yuanxuan Yang, Alison Heppenstall, Andy Turner and Alexis Comber

Flood Risk Assessment and Mitigation Using Small Unmanned Aircraft Data (PDF)
Jordan Bates and Tanmoy Chakraborty

Random forest classification analysis of Sentinel-2 and Landsat-8 images over semi-arid environment in the Eastern Mediterranean (PDF)
Stavros Patsalidis, Athos Agapiou and Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis

Monitoring Urbanization Dynamics in Cyprus using Time-Series DMSP/OLS Nightlight Imagery (PDF)
Stylianos Hadjipetrou and Demetris Stathakis

Quantifying how visibility-based land cover and wilderness measures relate to perceived scenicness of landscape (PDF)
Yi-Min Chang Chien, Alexis Comber and Steve Carver

The TN-ITS Platform: Creating a seamless data-exchange on changes in critical road network related spatial data between road authorities and map providers in Cyprus (PDF)
Georgios Christou, Andreas Georgiou, Christos Panayiotou and Aristotelis Savva

A next-generation geospatial catalogue: a proof of concept (PDF)
Sergio Martín Segura, Francisco J Lopez-Pellicer, Juan Valiño García and F. Javier Zarazaga-Soria

A GIS-based approach to karst relief cyclicity by using Fast Fourier transform (PDF)
Tomaž Podobnikar, Mateja Štefančič and Timotej Verbovšek

Online data reliability for monitoring tourism activities in cities (PDF)
Luis Encalada, Jorge Rocha and Carlos C. Ferreira

Generalization of geological maps: Aggregation and typification of polygon groups (PDF)
Azimjon Sayidov and Robert Weibel

Determining Point Locations of Places by Using Area Datasets (PDF)
Thomas Brinkhoff 

Environmental Data Platform (EDP), a Solution to Work with Big Data, Standardized and Reproducible (PDF)
Andrea Vianello, Armin Costa, Bartolomeo Ventura, Roberto Monsorno, Simone Tritini, Daniele Antonucci and Alexander Jacob 


Reproducible Publications at AGILE Conferences – Proposed Guidelines for Authors and Reviewers (PDF)
Barbara Hofer, Karl W. Broman, Carlos Granell, Anita Graser, Kristina Hettne, Daniel Nüst, Frank Ostermann, Rusne Sileryte, Marta Teperek

GIS-analysis of the technical potential of wind energy in the Netherlands (PDF)
Sebastiaan van Bemmel and Bart Rijken

Combining network methods with longitudinal data analysis to examine spatio-temporal variation in bike sharing data (PDF)
Sarah Gadd, Alison Heppenstall, Mark S Gilthorpe and Peter Tennant

A GIS-based Spatial Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis: Crisp and Fuzzy Methods (PDF)
Chrysaida-Aliki Papadopoulou and Thomas Hatzichristos           

MARRE: A research project to monitor the Hellenic Seas using Remote sensing (PDF)
Konstantinos Topouzelis, Elena Athanasopoulou, Andromachi Chatziantoniou, Athanasia Iona, Aristomenis Karageorgis, Dimitris Kavroudakis, Pantelis Mitropoulos, Apostolos Papakonstantinou, Stella Psarra, Spyros Spondylidis, Panagiotis Symeonidis and Theodoros Vakkas 

Regional agricultural production statistics for 160 years using the geographic information system and the spatial analytical technique (PDF)
Cláudia M. Viana, Dulce Freire and Jorge Rocha

Model of research of sociodemographic structures (PDF)
Donatas Gudelis

Identify the backbone structure of Highway network System for Chinese 23 Urban Regions (PDF)
Huiping Liu, Xiangping Liu and Lifu Zheng

From question to query: GIS for Impact Assessment (PDF)
Rusne Sileryte, Alexander Wandl, Jorge Gil and Arjan van Timmeren

Map generalization based on a superpixel structure (PDF)
Yilang Shen and Tinghua Ai

Development of the TATM metadata editor for the documentation of spatial data from the Hellenic area according to INSPIRE directive (PDF)
Dimitrios Sarafidis, Faidon Zampoglou and Maria Papadopoulou

Similarity of paths in spatial networks: The case of long-distance athletic events (PDF)
Dimitris Kavroudakis, Panagiotis Agourogiannis, Marios Batsaris, Michalis Vaitis, Efstratios Kavroudakis and Panayiotis Kouloumentas

A Spatial Optimization Approach for Vector-based Land Use Planning (PDF)
Jing Yao and Xiaoxiang Zhang

Semantic Enrichment of Routing Engines using Linked Data: A Case Study Using GraphHopper (PDF)
Junaid Abdul Jabbar and Rizwan Bulbul

A spatiotemporal approach for detecting street intersections (PDF)
Stefania Zourlidou, Maximilian Idahl and Monika Sester

Mapping ice cover dynamics in the Curonian Lagoon using remote sensing and geographic information system (PDF)
Rasa Idzelytė, Igor Kozlov and Georg Umgiesser

An information system for the detection of water leaks in municipal water networks (PDF)
Poulicos Prastacos, Manolis Diamandakis and Manolis Kosmadakis

Evaluation of Natural Flood Management using Curve Number in the Ciliwung Basin, West Java (PDF)
Arif Rohman, Lex Comber and Gordon Mitchell

Cloud Based Discovery and Processing of Geospatial Data (PDF)
Arne Vogt, Andreas Wytzisk, Sebastian Drost and Simon Jirka

Metadata assessment for efficient open data retrieval (PDF)
Chiao-Ling Kuo and Han-Chuan Chou 

Using Weather Condition and Advanced Machine Learning Methods to Predict Soccer Outcome (PDF)
Denny Asarias Palinggi, Francisco Ramos, Joaquín Torres-Sospedra and Sergi Trilles

Feature Extraction in Parallel with Georeferencing for the Digitalization of Historical Maps (PDF)
Tyng-Ruey Chuang, Chiao-Ling Kuo, Jheng-Hong Lai, Hsiung-Ming Liao and Huang-Sin Syu

A Monocular SLAM Method for Point Cloud Geolocation in GPS-Denied Environments using UASs (PDF)
Dimitrios Trigkakis, Dimitris Chatziparaschis, George Petrakis, Achilles Tripolitsiotis and Panagiotis Partsinevelos 

Integrated Use of Machine Learning and Geostatistics for High Resolution Mapping of Ground-Level PM2.5 Concentrations (PDF)
Guofeng Cao and Ying Liu

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