GIS Team



Welcome to the Web page showing the collection of research activities and applications developed by the GIS Team, active at the GEOlab (Geomatics and Earth Observation laboratory) of Politecnico di Milano.




Web Mapping

One of the core research domains of the team is Web Mapping, a general term which points to the collection of services and data supporting the use of geographic information over the Internet. A term used somehow as a synonym is GeoWeb, which has been recently renamed GeoWeb 2.0 after the rise of the new Web applications gone under the definition of Web 2.0.


VGI and Citizen Science

The team has a multi-year research experience in Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and Citizen Science, covering aspects such as data quality, analysis of user participation and contribution patterns, data collection in VGI projects. Special attention is given to the OpenStreetMap project, which represents the most popular VGI project.


Spatial Statistics

The research team is active in the domain of spatial statistics, in particular in the development of tools and techniques aiming to provide new solutions for the analysis and mapping of spatial correlation within the most popular GIS FOSS.


Indoor Mapping

As one of the most recent areas of interest for the team, indoor mapping involves techniques to provide real-time positioning and navigation in indoor environments. This field includes applications such as location-based services, wearable devices, etc. and is characterized by a rapidly-evolving technology as well as standards for data interoperability.


Big GeoData

Every day a huge amount of data is generated (10^18 bytes of data), of which 80% is georeferenced or can be. The research team focuses on their analysis, storage and visualization in the domain of soil consumption and mobility.


Land Coverage

Land coverage data represents highly valuable information to monitor the status of land resources and investigate climate changes. The research team is particularly focused on the validation of high resolution land cover products through both classical procedures and innovative methods based on Citizen Science and VGI initiatives.


Open Source Software

The research team is very experienced in the use of open source (geospatial) software, which allows unlimited opportunities for customization and re-use. The applications developed are released as well under open source licenses. Many members of the team are currently Charter Members of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) and regular presenters at national and international FOSS4G conferences.












MIGRATE - MIGRation pATterns in Europe

MIGRATE is a Web Mapping application developed with a gamification approach with the purpose of educating and raising awareness about the phenomenon of migration in Europe. The application is available here.


CityFocus

City Focus is a web-based interactive 2D and 3D GIS application to find the best place in a city to live as well as to pass shorter staying. The source code is available here. The application is available here.


Hotspot Analysis QGIS plugin

This Python plugin allows to create Hotspot and Clusters maps using LISA (Local Indicators for Spatial Association) statistics in QGIS. The source code is available here. The plugin is available here.


EU-LULC WebGIS

A dynamic tool to visually analyse and compare the land use and land cover datasets available in Europe in a unique online platform. The application is available here.


HeatmapViz

From Twitter & Foursquare Data to heatmap visualization. This app uses the Foursquare and Twitter APIs to show important spots with high density of information in Lombardy Region, Italy. The application is available here.


PSAB - Participatory Sensing App Builder

PSAB aims to be a platform where users without any advanced technological background can create applications suited to their needs for geospatial data collection.




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. Marco Minghini  

Dr. Marco Minghini obtained a BSc degree with honors in Environmental Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 2008, and an MSc degree with honors in Environmental and Geomatic Engineering at Politecnico di Milano with this thesis in 2010. 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 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the GEOlab of Politecnico di Milano. Driven by the use of open source software, his current research focuses on Web Mapping, VGI, Citizen Science, OpenStreetMap, Land Use/Cover change. He was a member of the past COST Action TD1202 "Mapping and the Citizen Sensor" and COST Action IC1203 “ENERGIC” and he is a member of the Citizen Science COST Action CA15212. He is a Charter Member of OSGeo, the Secretary of ISPRS WG IV/4 “Collaborative Crowdsourced Cloud Mapping (C³M)”, and a Voting Member of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. He was the Secretary of FOSS4G Europe 2015. He has co-authored about 50 international research papers.


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 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the GEOlab 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 Politecnico di Milano. He is currently involved in many research projects involving the use of Free an Open Software for geospatial and he is the vice-president and active member of the volunteer association PoliMappers.


Eng. Candan Eylül Kilsedar 

Eng. Candan Eylül Kilsedar obtained her BSc degree in Computer Science and Engineering at Sabancı University-Istanbul/Turkey in 2012. She obtained her MSc degree in Informatics Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 2014. She is strongly interested in web technologies and started working on geospatial data visualization on web during her MSc degree. Since November 2015, she is a PhD student in the Department of Civil and Enviromental Engineering and temporary research fellow at GEOlab in the Leonardo Campus of Politecnico di Milano. Her current research focuses on using free and source software to visualize geospatial VGI data in two and three dimensions on web. Her recent contributions to FOSS can be found at https://github.com/kilsedar. She is the president of PoliMappers.


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.


Eng. Dalton Borges  

Eng. Dalton Borges obtained, in 2014, a BSc degree in Production Engineering from Universidade Federal de Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil, with sandwich period at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), Canada. In 2016 he obtained a MSc degree in Production Engineering from UNIFEI, which thesis focused on the usage of linear programming as method for project portfolio selection. Since March 2016, he is a PhD student in Production Engineering at UNIFEI and, since March 2017, a temporary research fellow at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. His research interests are in project portfolio management and selection, multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) and integration of MCDM methods to GIS.


Eng. Rafaela Veloso  

Eng. Rafaela Veloso de Oliveira obtained her BSc degree in Production Engineering from Federal University of Itajubá (Unifei) in 2014. She is currently a (direct) PhD student in the Operational Research joint program of Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA) and Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp). Her thesis focuses on developing mathematical models for humanitarian supply chains under uncertainties via Bayesian inference. She is interested in GIS applications for humanitarian purposes, mainly for the facility location problem.


Past Members


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. 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. 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. 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.

2017

  • Foody G., Fritz S., Fonte C.C., Bastin L., Olteanu-Raimond A.-M., Mooney P., See L., Liu H.-Y., Rodriguez A., Minghini M., Antoniou V. and Vatseva R. (2017) Mapping and the Citizen Sensor. In: Foody G., See L., Fritz S., Mooney P., Olteanu-Raimond A.-M., Fonte C.C. and Antoniou V. (Eds) Mapping and the Citizen Sensor, 1-12. London: Ubiquity Press. doi:10.5334/bbf.a [pdf]
  • Mooney P. and Minghini M. (2017) A review of OpenStreetMap data. In: Foody G., See L., Fritz S., Mooney P., Olteanu-Raimond A.-M., Fonte C.C. and Antoniou V. (Eds) Mapping and the Citizen Sensor, 37-60. London: Ubiquity Press. doi:10.5334/bbf.c [pdf]
  • Fritz S., See L. and Brovelli M.A. (2017) Motivating and sustaining participation in VGI. In: Foody G., See L., Fritz S., Mooney P., Olteanu-Raimond A.-M., Fonte C.C. and Antoniou V. (Eds) Mapping and the Citizen Sensor, 93-118. London: Ubiquity Press. doi:10.5334/bbf.e [pdf]
  • Minghini M., Antoniou V., Fonte C.C., Estima J., Olteanu-Raimond A.-M., See L., Laakso M., Skopeliti A., Mooney P., Arsanjani J.J. and Lupia F. (2017) The relevance of protocols for VGI collection. In: Foody G., See L., Fritz S., Mooney P., Olteanu-Raimond A.-M., Fonte C.C. and Antoniou V. (Eds) Mapping and the Citizen Sensor, 223-248. London: Ubiquity Press. doi:10.5334/bbf.j [pdf]
  • Olteanu-Raimond A.-M., Antoniou V., Fonte C.C., Fonseca A., Grus M., Harding J., Kellenberger T., Laakso M., Minghini M. and Skopeliti A. (2017) VGI in National Mapping Agencies: Experiences and recommendations. In: Foody G., See L., Fritz S., Mooney P., Olteanu-Raimond A.-M., Fonte C.C. and Antoniou V. (Eds) Mapping and the Citizen Sensor, 299-326. London: Ubiquity Press. doi: 10.5334/bbf.m [pdf]
  • Arias Muñoz C., Brovelli M.A., Kilsedar C.E., Moreno-Sanchez R., Oxoli D. (2017) Web Mapping Architectures Based on Open Specifications and Free and Open Source Software in the Water Domain. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume IV-2/W4, 23-30. https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-2-W4-23-2017 [pdf]
  • Minghini M., Brovelli M.A., Vandenbroucke D., Carbonaro M., Prüller S., Painho M., Martirano G. and Frigne D. (2017) FOSS4G as key building block for case-based learning in Geographic Information education. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XLII-4/W2, 129-135. doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-4-W2-129-2017 [pdf]
  • Brovelli M.A., Minghini M., Kilsedar C.E., Zurbarán Nucci M.A., Aiello M. and Gianinetto M. (2017) MIGRATE: a FOSS Web Mapping application for educating and raising awareness about migration flows in Europe. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XLII-4/W2, 51-55. doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-4-W2-51-2017 [pdf]
  • Brovelli M.A., Minghini M., Molinari M.E. and Mooney P. (2017). Towards an automated comparison of OpenStreetMap with authoritative roads datasets. Transactions in GIS, 21(2): 191-206. doi:10.1111/tgis.12182 [pdf]
  • Minghini M., Molinari M.E., See L., Fonte C.C., Brovelli M.A. (2017). Preliminary Assessment of the Global Urban Footprint and the Global Human Settlement Layer for the city of Milan. Proceedings of the 20th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Wageningen (The Netherlands), ISBN 978-90-816960-4-3, May 9-12, 2017 [pdf]
  • Carbonaro M., Minghini M, Vandenbroucke D., Brovelli M.A., Gorni S. and Molina R. (2017) Innovation in GI teaching and learning: a case-based approach. Proceedings of the AGILE 2017 International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Wageningen (The Netherlands), May 9-12, 2017, ISBN 978-90-816960-4-3 [pdf]
  • Pirotti F., Brovelli M.A., Prestifilippo G., Zamboni G., Kilsedar C.E., Piragnolo M. and Hogan P. (2017) An open source virtual globe rendering engine for 3D applications: NASA World Wind. Open Geospatial Data, Software and Standards, 2(4). doi:10.1186/s40965-017-0016-5 [pdf]
  • Fonte C.C., Minghini M., Patriarca J., Antoniou V., See L. and Skopeliti A. (2017) Generating Up-to-Date and Detailed Land Use and Land Cover Maps Using OpenStreetMap and GlobeLand30. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 6(4), 125. doi:10.3390/ijgi6040125 [pdf]
  • Fonte C.C., Patriarca J., Minghini M., Antoniou V., See L. and Brovelli M.A. (2017) Using OpenStreetMap to Create Land Use and Land Cover Maps: Development of an Application. In: Campelo C., Bertolotto M. and Corcoran P. (Eds) Volunteered Geographic Information and the Future of Geospatial Data. IGI Global, 113-137, ISBN 9781522524465. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-2446-5.ch007 [pdf]
  • Brovelli M.A., Minghini M., Moreno Sanchez, R. and Oliveira R. (2017) Free an Open Source Software for Geospatial Applications (FOSS4G) to support Future Earth. International Journal of Digital Earth 10(4), 386-404, doi:10.1080/17538947.2016.1196505 [webpage]

2016

  • Brovelli M.A., Minghini M. and Zamboni G. (2016) Three dimensional Volunteered Geographic Information: a prototype of a social virtual globe. In: Geospatial Research: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. IGI Global, 1881-1898, ISBN 9781466698451. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-9845-1.ch090 [webpage]
  • Lupia F., Minghini M., Napolitano M., Palmas A. and Sarretta A. (2016) VGI ed emergenze. GEOmedia n°5-2016, 26-30, ISSN 1128-8132 [pdf]
  • Arias Muñoz C., Corti S., Molinari M., Oxoli D. and Prestifilippo G. (2016). City Focus: A web-based interactive 2D and 3D GIS application to find the best place in a city, using open data and open source software. Proceedings of the 4th Open Source Geospatial Research & Education Symposium (OGRS 2016), Perugia (Italy), October 12-14, 2016 [pdf]
  • Oxoli, D., Zurbarán, M.A., Shaji, S. and Muthusamy, A.K. (2016) Hotspot analysis: a first prototype Python plugin enabling exploratory spatial data analysis into QGIS. Proceedings of the 4th Open Source Geospatial Research & Education Symposium (OGRS 2016), Perugia (Italy), October 12-14, 2016 [pdf]
  • Brovelli M.A., Kilsedar C.E., Hogan P., Prestifilippo G. and Zamboni G. (2016). NASA World Wind: virtual globe for an open smart city. Proceedings of the Open Source Geospatial Research & Education Symposium (OGRS 2016), Perugia (Italy), October 12-14, 2016 [pdf]
  • Zurbaran, M.A., Oxoli, D., Kilsedar, C.E., Wightman, P.M. and Brovelli, M.A. (2016) Joining Spatial Visualization Tools with Social Media Data Using Free and Open Source Tools. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Location-Based Services, November 14-16, Vienna, Austria, 221-224 ISBN 978-1-907075-02-5 [pdf]
  • Brovelli M.A., Kilsedar C.E., Zamboni G. (2016) Visualization of VGI data through the new NASA Web World Wind virtual globe. Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B4, 205-209. doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B4-205-2016. [pdf]
  • Brovelli M.A., Minghini M. and Molinari M.E. (2016). An automated GRASS-based procedure to assess the geometrical accuracy of the OpenStreetMap Paris road network. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XLI-B7, 919-925. doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B7-919-2016. [pdf]
  • Brovelli M.A., Minghini M., Molinari M.E. and Molteni M. (2016). Do open geodata actually have the quality they declare? The case study of Milan, Italy. Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B2, 609-614. doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B2-609-2016. [pdf]
  • Brovelli M.A., Fahl F.C., Minghini M. and Molinari M.E. (2016) Land cover maps of Europe: a WebGIS platform. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XLI-B7, 913-917. doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B7-913-2016. [pdf]
  • Brovelli M.A., Minghini M., Molinari M.E. and Zamboni G. (2016). Positional accuracy assessment of the OpenStreetMap buildings layer through automatic homologous pairs detection: the method and a case study. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XLI-B2, 615-620. doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B2-615-2016. [pdf]
  • Brovelli, M.A., Hogan, P., Prestifilippo, G. and Zamboni, G. (2016) NASA Webworldwind: Multidimensional Virtual Globe for Geo Big Data Visualization. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XLI-B2, 563-566. doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XLI-B2-563-2016 [pdf]
  • Davidovic N., Mooney P., Stoimenov L. and Minghini M. (2016) Tagging in Volunteered Geographic Information: An Analysis of Tagging Practices for Cities and Urban Regions in OpenStreetMap. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 5(12), 232. doi:10.3390/ijgi5120232 [pdf]
  • Mooney P., Minghini M., Laakso M., Antoniou V., Olteanu-Raimond A.-M. and Skopeliti A. (2016) Towards a Protocol for the Collection of VGI Vector Data. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 5(11), 217. doi:10.3390/ijgi5110217 [pdf]
  • Fonte C.C., Minghini M., Antoniou V., See L., Patriarca J., Brovelli M.A. and Milcinski G. (2016) An automated methodology for converting OSM data into a land use/cover map. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Cartography & GIS, Vol. 1, 462-473, Albena (Bulgaria), June 13-17, 2016, Bulgarian Cartographic Association, ISSN 1314-0604 [pdf]
  • Antoniou V., Fonte C.C., See L., Estima J., Jokar Arsanjani J., Lupia F., Minghini M., Foody G. and Fritz S. (2016) Investigating the feasibility of geo-tagged photographs as sources of land cover input data. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 5(5), 64. doi:10.3390/ijgi5050064 [pdf]
  • Ebrahim M., Minghini M., Molinari E.M. and Torrebruno A. (2016). Minimapathon - Mapping The World At 10 Years Old. Proceedings of 8th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN), Barcelona (Spain), July 4-6, 2016. [webpage]
  • Ebrahim M., Minghini M., Molinari M.E. and Torrebruno A. (2016). MiniMapathon: mappare il mondo a 10 anni. Proceedings of DIDAMATICA 2016, Udine (Italy), April 19-21, 2016, ISBN 9788898091447. [pdf]
  • Brovelli M.A., Minghini M. and Zamboni G. (2016) Participation in GIS via mobile applications. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 114, 306-315. doi:10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2015.04.002 [webpage]
  • Brovelli, M. A., Kilsedar, C. E., Minghini, M. and Oxoli, D. (2016). GIS-based analysis of a peculiar effect of urbanization: the case of the buried watercourses of Como (Italy). Applied Geomatics, 2(8): 91-105. doi: 1-15 10.1007/s12518-016-0169-4 [webpage]

2015

  • Mooney P., Minghini M. and Stanley-Jones F. (2015) Observations on an OpenStreetMap mapping party organised as a social event during an open source GIS conference. International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research 10, 138-150. doi:10.2902/1725-0463.2015.10.art7 [pdf]
  • Antunes F., Fonte C.C., Brovelli M.A., Minghini M., Molinari M. and Mooney P. (2015) Assessing OSM Road Positional Quality with Authoritative Data. Proceedings of the VIII Conferência Nacional de Cartografia e Geodesia, Lisbon (Portugal), October 29-30, 2015 [pdf]
  • Brovelli M.A., Celino I., Molinari M.E., Venkatachalam V. (2015). Land cover validation game. Geomatics Workbooks 12, 153-158, ISSN 1591-092X [pdf]
  • Brovelli M.A., Minghini M., Molinari M., Mooney P. (2015). A FOSS4G-based procedure to compare OpenStreetMap and authoritative road network datasets. Geomatics Workbooks 12, 235-238, ISSN 1591-092X [pdf]
  • Antonovic M., Brovelli M.A., Cannata M., Cardoso M., Kilsedar C.E., Minghini M. and Zamboni G. (2015) Promoting slow tourism through FOSS4G Web Mapping: an Italian-Swiss case study. Geomatics Workbooks 12, 99-104, ISSN 1591-092X [pdf]
  • Brovelli M. A., Kilsedar C. E., Minghini M., Oxoli D. (2015), Looking through the changes: an analysis of the buried watercourses of Como. Geomatics Workbooks 12, 153-158, ISSN 1591-092X [pdf]
  • Brovelli M.A., Kilsedar C.E., Minghini M. and Zamboni G. (2015) Web Mapping technologies for the valorisation of slow tourism: the Via Regina project. Proceedings of the AGILE 2015 International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Lisbon (Portugal), June 9-12, 2015, ISBN 978-90-816960-4-3 [pdf]
  • Brovelli M.A., Molinari M.E., Hussein E., Chen J., Li R. (2015). The First Comprehensive Accuracy Assessment of GlobeLand30 at a National Level: Methodology and Results. Remote Sensing, 7(4), 4191-4212. doi:10.3390/rs70404191 [pdf]
  • Brovelli M.A., Minghini M. and Zamboni G. (2015) Public Participation GIS: a FOSS architecture enabling field-data collection. International Journal of Digital Earth 8(5), 345-363, doi:10.1080/17538947.2014.887150 [webpage]

2014

  • Brovelli M.A., Minghini M. and Zamboni G. (2014) Three dimensional Volunteered Geographic Information: a prototype of a social virtual globe. International Journal of 3-D Information Modeling 3 (2), 19-34, doi:10.4018/ij3dim.2014040102 [webpage]
  • Brovelli M.A., Dotti L., Minghini, M. Pancaldi M. and Zamboni G. (2014) Volunteered Geographic Information for water management: a prototype architecture. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, New York (USA) 17-21 August 2014 [pdf]
  • Arnaboldi M., Brovelli M.A. and Minghini M. (2014) FOSS4G in education: a multi-disciplinary case study for the promotion of slow tourism. Proceedings of FOSS4G-Europe 2014, Bremen (Germany), July 15-17, 2014 [pdf]
  • Arnaboldi M., Brovelli M.A. and Minghini M. (2014) Open source software for tourism promotion: Lake Poli School (LaPS) education project. Proceedings of the 3rd Open Source Geospatial Research & Education Symposium (OGRS), Espoo (Finland), June 10-13, 2014, 27-33, ISBN 978-952-60-5707-1 [pdf]
  • Brovelli M.A., Minghini M. and Zamboni G. (2014) Web-based Participatory GIS with data collection on the field – A prototype architecture. FOSS4G 2013 Academic Proceedings, Nottingham (UK), September 17-21, 2013, OSGeo Journal 13, 29-33, ISSN 1994-1897 [pdf]
  • Brovelli M.A., Minghini M. and Zamboni G. (2014) Web-based Participatory GIS with data collection on the field: a prototype architecture in two and three dimensions. Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana, Volume 30 (2014), 12-15, doi:10.3301/ROL.2014.03 [webpage]

2013

  • Brovelli M.A., Minghini M. and Zamboni G. (2013) Participatory GIS: Experimentations for a 3D Social Virtual Globe. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XL-2/W2, 13-18, doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-2-W2-13-2013 [pdf]
  • Brovelli M.A., Hogan P., Minghini M. and Zamboni G. (2013) The power of Virtual Globes for valorising cultural heritage and enabling sustainable tourism: NASA World Wind Applications. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XL-4/W2, 115-120, doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-4-W2-115-2013 [pdf]