Welcome to the Web page showing the collection of activities and applications developed by the GEOlab (Geomatics and Earth Observation laboratory) of Politecnico di Milano - Como Campus, in the frame of a research program about user participation in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
The developed applications are the following:
The new Web 2.0 technologies and the non stop-spread of mobile devices, equipped with stable Internet connection and multiple sensors (e.g. the camera and the GPS), have transformed all people into potential providers of geographic information. Some common definitions relevant to this field are the following:
Prof. Maria Antonia Brovelli
Degree with honors in Physics, PhD in Geodesy. She is Professor of GIS and Remote Sensing at Politecnico di Milano. From 2001 to 2011 she was the Head of the Geomatics Laboratory of the Politecnico di Milano and from 2006 to 2011 she lectured also GIS at ETH of Zurich. Since 2011 she is Vice Rector for the Como Campus of Politecnico di Milano. She is chair of ISPRS WG IV/4 “Collaborative crowdsourced cloud mapping (C3M)”, Associate Editor of Applied Geomatics Journal (Springer); Member of the Board of the Italian Photogrammetric and Topography Society (SIFET); One of the Directors of OSGeo; Member of the Advisory Board of the ICA-OSGeo Labs Network, chair of the “Capacity Building Working Group” of the UN Open GIS Initiative, Member of the UN_GGIM Academic Network Task Team. She organized (in Como) the first WebMGS Conference in 2010 and the FOSS4G Europe in 2015. In 2015, she was awarded the Sol Katz prize.
Dr. Giorgio Zamboni
He obtained a degree with honors in Computer Engineering at Politecnico di Milano with specialization in design, development and management of multimedia applications, multi-dimensional graphical systems and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for the treatment of spatial data. He obtained a PhD with honors in Geodesy and Geomatics at Politecnico di Milano, with specialization in techniques for acquiring, geocoding, analyzing and processing geographic data and development of advanced geocomputing software. He is responsible for design, implementation and development of the Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) of the Municipality of Como and his current research activities at Politecnico di Milano focuses on GIS, WebGIS, multi-dimensional Virtual Globes and automatic integration of heterogeneous geographic data for environmental and territorial analysis by means of multi-resolution algorithms. He is co-author of several national and international scientific publications on geodetic and geomatic themes.
Dr. Marco Minghini
Dr. Marco Minghini obtained a BSc degree with honors in Environmental Engineering at Politecnico di Milano (2008) with a thesis on the ortho-rectification of satellite images using LiDAR DTM. In 2010 he obtained an MSc degree with honors in Environmental and Geomatic Engineering at Politecnico di Milano with a thesis on the georeferencing and WebGIS publishing of historical maps. In 2014 he obtained his PhD with merit in Environmental and Infrastructures Engineering with a thesis on the use of open source software, including mobile data collection and virtual globes for VGI and citizen science applications. Since 2014, he is a temporary research fellow at the GEOlab of the Como Campus of Politecnico di Milano. Driven by the use of open source software, his current research focuses on geoWeb services and geoWeb applications, citizen science and VGI. He is an active member of COST Action TD1202 "Mapping and the Citizen Sensor", a Charter Member of OSGeo and the Secretary of FOSS4G Europe 2015.
Eng. Carolina Arias Muñoz
Eng. Carolina Arias Muñoz obtained a BSc degree in Environmental Engineering at Medellin University in 2006 and an MSc degree in Environmental and Geomatics Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 2012. Her MSc thesis was about geospatial Web services for limnological data, a case study of sensor observation service for ecological observations. She is an Associate Professor in San Buenaventura University in Colombia since 2007, working and teaching in the fields of environmental planning and GIS. Since November 2013 she is a PhD student at the HydroInformatics Lab of the Como Campus of Politecnico di Milano. Her research activity is focused on Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) and Geospatial Web Services, Environmental Big Geo Data and FOSS4G. On her PhD thesis she is focusing on exploring the subject of Big Geo Data management, from storing to visualisation. She is a Charter Member of OSGeo and a member of the Organizing Committee of FOSS4G Europe 2015.
Dr. Monia Elisa Molinari
Dr. Monia Molinari obtained the MSc with honors in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 2008. In 2012 she obtained the PhD in Earth Sciences at the Università degli studi di Pavia with a thesis on an open source GIS-embedded approach for landslide modeling in innovative early warning monitoring systems. During and after the PhD she collaborated with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI). Since 2014 she is a temporary research fellow at the HydroInformatics Lab of the Como Campus of Politecnico di Milano.
Eng. Daniele Oxoli
Eng. Daniele Oxoli obtained the BSc degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 2013. In 2015, he obtained a full-marks MSc degree in Environmental and Geomatic Engineering at Politecnico di Milano with a thesis on the combined use of GIS technologies together with hydrological and hydraulic modelling to investigate the effects of the urbanization on surface runoff for Como City (Italy). Since November 2015, he is a PhD student in Geomatics and temporary research fellow at the GEOlab of the Como Campus of Politecnico di Milano.
Eng. Candan Eylül Kilsedar
Eng. Candan Eylül Kilsedar obtained her BSc degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Sabancı University-Istanbul/Turkey in 2012. She obtaibed MSc degree in Informatics Engineering from Politecnico di Milano in 2014. Her MSc thesis focused on deriving insightful data regarding user interactions on web through analyzing logs of web applications. She is strongly interested in web technologies and started working on geospatial data visualization on web during her Master of Science degree. Since November 2015, she is a PhD student in Enviromental and Infrastructure Engineering and temporary research fellow at the GEOlab of the Como Campus at Politecnico di Milano.
Eng. Mayra Alejandra Zurbaran Nucci
Eng. Mayra A. Zurbaran Nucci BSc degree in Computer Science at Universidad del Norte in 2006, she is currently a PhD student at the same university doing a research internship at Politecnico di Milano thanks to the awarded grant under the Erasmus Mundus program under the Sustain-T project. Her PhD thesis is about privacy on Location-Based Services (LBS) and location data protection mechanisms. She taught algorithm and programing I & II at Universidad del norte during 2013 and 2015. Since November of 2015 she is a PhD researcher at the GEOLab of the Como Campus of Politecnico di Milano. Her research activity is focused on Volunteer Geographic Information (VGI) and the privacy measures applicable to such data. She is also a python & django enthusiast and a contributor to FOSS community. On her PhD thesis she is focusing on exploring the impact of privacy preserving algorithms on spatial analysis. She is a active member Member of GReCIS.
Dr. Luciana Cezarino
Post-Doctorate Student of Geomat at POLIMI - Politecnico di Miliano, polo Como, Erasmus Program. Professor at UFU - Federal University of Uberlândia - Brazil. Degree in Economics by State University of Londrina (UEL) at 2002. Masters in Business by FEA/USP - University of Sao Paulo (2005) with UFSC/LPA /SEBRAE grant. PhD in Business Administration at FEA/USP with CNPQ grant at 2013. Sandwich research period made in 2011 at the Università Bocconi in Milan-Italy supervised by Prof. Maurizio Zollo. Research line are focused on systemic vision applied to organizational learning processes and green logistcs at supply chain management. Coordinator of Golden for Sustainability Brazil - global research project leaded by Prof. Maurizio Zollo from University of Bocconi, Italy. Coordinator of PRME - Principles of Responsible Management Research at UFU. Member of Enviromental Management Research Group (EEGAS) and Logistcs Studies and Sustainable Management (ELGOS) at UFU. Ex-professor at UNIFAFIBE 2003-2005, University of Ribeirão Preto (UNAERP) 2005-2010, FEARP/USP - University of Sao Paulo 2010-2013. Worked as Marketing MBA Coordinator at FAAP - Fundação Armando Álvaro Penteado at Ribeiroo Preto - SP, Brazil 2012-2013. My future interests are focused on conducting academic research on Green Logisctics and Sustainability Business Geographic and Economic Data.
Eng. Gabriele Prestifilippo
Eng. Gabriele Prestifilippo obtained a BSc degree in Computer Engineering at Università degli Studi di Catania in 2014. In 2016 he obtained a MSc in Computer Science and Engineering at Politecnico di Milano with a thesis on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), creating a web application to visualize and analyze multidimensional datasets in more than three dimensions. He is a contributor to FOSS community. He is interested in full-stack web development and he is reasearching about web technologies involved in the GIS.