From Acquisition to Validation of Big Geodata of the Past

Research Seminar

Date: 24 February 2020
Time: 13.30-18.00 o’clock
Language: French
Venue: Géoroom – IGN, 8 Avenue Pasteur, 94160 Saint-Mandé

The Institut National de l’Information Géographique et Forestière (IGN) organised a half-day research seminar around its research work on the Big Geodata of the Past.

Background and objective

The massive deployment of digitisation technologies and the increasing availability of digital data describing the past have made Big Data of the Past a major issue for research in the information sciences and digital humanities.
For several years, the LASTIG Research Laboratory (IGN – UGE) has developed research work on the acquisition, the processing, the analysis and the restitution of temporal data related to their spatialization, by being project partners in several national and international research projects such as the European Time Machine project.

The objective of this seminar was to present the diversity of the approaches developed by LASTIG and to exchange on the encountered research obstacles and challenges when dealing with the Big Geodata of the Past with the scientific communities of researchers and users.
Presentations from IGN as well as external experts reflected on the diversity of existing research approaches and solutions, ranging from acquisition to data enhancement. A closing round table served to bring together all voiced opinions, explore various perspectives and reflect on the presented topics and techniques of developing the Big Geodata of the Past.