This project has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Program (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement nº265178

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_____                                                             Fraunhofer Institut Graphische Datenverarbeitung -IGD- (Germany)_______________________________________

The Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (FhG) is the leading organization of applied research in Germany , undertaking contract research on behalf of industry, the service sector and the government. Commissioned by customers in industry, it provides rapid, economical and immediately applicable solutions to technical and organizational problems. At present, the organization maintains 80 research establishments at 40 locations throughout Germany with around 13,000 employees.

The Fraunhofer Gesellschaft will contribute to the GIGAS Project through Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (IGD). FhG focuses on the development of product prototypes (hard- and software) and the realisation of concepts, models, and solutions for computer graphics and its adoption to specific application requirements. The work is rounded off by object-oriented basic research projects and the realization of single devices and computer graphics systems with pilot character (e.g. virtual and augmented reality, mobile computing, and security technologies). Three of the major subjects FhG is dealing are; with industrial applications, animation and image communication as well as with graphical information systems, with the focus on spatial and geographic information systems. The tasks of the Graphic Information Systems (GIS) department at FhG are research, development and services in the field of Graphic Information Systems, especially on 3D GIS, locationbased services and spatial data infrastructure technologies. The activities cover research as well as enduser and producer-relevant services.

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We will lead the requirements assessment and definition for the project, especially defining user and systems requirements.

Key project participants__________________________________________________________

Dr.Eva Klein. Main Reseach Interests: semantic interoperability in geospatial web service environments; geospatial ontologies; semantic annotation of geographic information; PhD Thesis: Klien, Eva (2008): Semantic Annotation of Geographic Information. PhD Thesis, Institute for Geoinformatics, University of Muenster, Germany

MSc Inf.Simon Thum recieved his Master's Degree in computer sciences in 2010. Having worked with the department before, he then became a member of the research staff. His research interests include the processing and portrayal of diverse geodata, the software development process and human-machine interaction.

Formerly participated the following people: Michel Krämer, Simon Templer, Thorsten Reitz and Moses Gone

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