We're pleased to introduce the first two keynote speakers for 3D GeoInfo 2020
Prof Dr Jantien Stoter chairs the 3D Geoinformation research group at the Delft university of technology, The Netherlands. She also works as innovations researcher at both Kadaster and Geonovum. Jantien did her PhD on 3D Cadastre (2004), received a personal grant from the Dutch Science Foundation on 5D modelling (2011) and was awarded a grant from the European Research Council for her current research on urban modelling in higher dimensions. She is initiator of the 3D Special Interest Group of EuroSDR (European Spatial Data Research group) in which research institutes and national mapping and cadastral agencies from all over Europe collaborate on 3D geoinformation-related innovations.
Polly is a Senior Research Fellow at UCL's Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), who has been involved in 2D/3D and 4D GIS projects since the 1990s. Initially working on the design of community GIS systems at the Building Exploratory charitable trust, which she founded in 1997, from 2000 she experimented with longitudinal animations, first collaborating with Steve Evans on testing 4D animations of the stock and later with Flora Roumpani and Kiril Stanilov on the animation of historical networks. .
Since 2010 her academic research has focused on the use of microspatiotemporal data on buildings, and particularly age and demolition data, in forecasting vulnerability and resilience in urban stocks and in geolocating building typologies to support retrofit programmes. This has included the manual collection of the age of 20,000 buildings in London and the manual vectorisation of over 10,000 building footprints from historical maps. Owing to the lack of availability of open, spatial building attribute data at building level in the UK, necessary to understand the age and composition of stocks, and of demolition data required to track change and loss of finite reserves, in 2016 Polly set up Colouring London, an open data/ knowledge exchange platform, working in collaboration with colleagues at UCL, Ordnance Survey, Historic England, the Greater London Authority - the platform code is available for testing by other cities as seein in Colouring Beirut.
From 2020 to 2021 Colouring London will be hosted by The Alan Turing Institute. This will allow experimental work to be undertaken on the computational generation of current attribute data, on the use of AI to accelerate automated extraction of data from historical maps, and for role of a range of advanced computational approaches in the analysis, modelling and forecasting of stock dynamics, and stock resilience, to be tested.