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Want some guidance on how to use the principles of web semantics to build an app using open linked data? Read up on our use case ideas below and start making use of data from the Copernicus atmosphere, land monitoring, and ocean services like a pro. And remember, we also offer online technical support if you get stuck!


 

GREENEST CAPITAL OF EUROPE

Whether the goal is to increase tourism, work on city branding or make your city attractive to live in, a lot of cities like to claim that they are ‘Green’. However, green can have many interpretations, from sustainable to the actual vegetation in the city. This use case focuses on how to decide what is the greenest capital in Europe, and how to validate this claim.

The presentation below illustrates this use case and the different ways in which “greenness” can be interpreted. It also highlights how our platform makes it easier to solve such issues and the role linked data can play in this regard.

Below the presentation, you can find a more comprehensive explanation of how to answer a question like “What is the greenest capital of Europe?”, the choices that can be made in this process, and how you can use our platform and tools in response.

 

 

USE CASE - URBANSAT

Urbansat utilises Copernicus App Lab tools and data to guide urban planning in more sustainable and greener ways.

The app provides a range of data for urban planners and city municipalities including information on green spaces, terrain, biodiversity and more, all in one place and at an affordable price. The Urbansat map interface featuring high-resolution satellite data with interchangeable layers shows vegetation, green areas, air pollution level, land cover, terrain, night-time illumination, etc.

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Approach without Copernicus App Lab Tools

  • Download all datasets from their respective repositories
  • Understand the data
  • Make conversions to comply with standards
  • Align data from different datasets to be able to combine the information (interlinking process)
  • Store the transformed data using a new model
  • Consume data
  • Analyse data
  • Visualisation

Approach with OPeNDAP only

  • View metadata to understand the data
  • Consume data
  • Make conversions to comply with standards
  • Align data from different datasets to be able to combine the information (interlinking process)
  • Analyse data
  • Visualisation

Approach with all Copernicus App Lab Tools

  • View metadata to understand the data
  • Consume data
  • Analyse data
  • Visualisation

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