The SmeSpire Consortium in collaboration with SUNSHINE, i-Scope, C-Space and eENVplus projects is proud to launch the first SmeSpire Challenge to stimulate new business ideas originating from the INSPIRE implementation process having geo-ICT SMEs as key players.

The award ceremony will be at the INSPIRE Conference 2014, Aalborg, Denmark, 16-20 June.

The challenge is structured into two tracks: “Best Practices for INSPIRE” and “Open Source Software for INSPIRE”, encouraging submissions related to successful INSPIRE implementations in vertical application domains.
Project ideas can be:

  • Building 3D Digital Cities
  • Creating and maintaining databases of metadata for urban environment objects
  • SDI to better manage large cities
  • Private/public energy consumption optimization
  • Urban resource management and optimization
  • Urban pollution detection and management
  • Automatic large-scale assessment and monitoring of building energy performances
  • Other application domain related to INSPIRE data themes

About fjbehr

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz-Josef Behr, Professor of Geoinformatics at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences ( His specializations include * Internet, Internet GIS * XML, GML, SVG * Data exchange and Interoperability * Visualization * Open Source Solutions * Consulting Member of the DIN working group NA 005-03-03 AA "Arbeitsausschuss Kartographie und Geoinformation" (Sp CEN/TC 287+ISO/TC 211). He is the author of two authoritative books on GIS in German, one is "Strategisches GIS-Management", published by Wichmann Verlag (2004). The second is "Einführung in Geographische Informationssysteme" (1997).

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