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Articles | Volume XLII-4/W14
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-4/W14, 23–30, 2019
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-4/W14, 23–30, 2019

  23 Aug 2019

23 Aug 2019


M. A. Brovelli1,3, P. Boccardo2, G. Bordogna3, A. Pepe3, M. Crespi4, M. Munafò5, and F. Pirotti6 M. A. Brovelli et al.
  • 1Politecnico di Milano, Department DICA, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • 2Politecnico di Torino, Department DIST, Italy
  • 3CNR IREA - Istituto per il Rilevamento Elettromagnetico dell’Ambiente, Italy
  • 4Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • 5ISPRA - National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, Rome, Italy
  • 6CIRGEO - Interdepartmental Research Center of Geomatics, Department TESAF, University of Padova, Italy

Keywords: Big Geodata, Urban, Infrastructure, Mobility, Soil Consumption, Displacement

Abstract. The paper deals with the general presentation of the Urban GEO BIG DATA, a collaborative acentric and distributed Free and Open Source (FOS) platform consisting of several components: local data nodes for data and related service Web deploy; a visualization node for data fruition; a catalog node for data discovery; a CityGML modeler; data-rich viewers based on virtual globes; an INSPIRE metadata management system enriched with quality indicators for each dataset.

Three use cases in five Italian cities (Turin, Milan, Padua, Rome, and Naples) are examined: 1) urban mobility; 2) land cover and soil consumption at different resolutions; 3) displacement time series. Besides the case studies, the architecture of the system and its components will be presented.