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Plan4All association together with 18 cooperating international institutions organized INSPIRE Hackathon in Kampala, along with ten different challenges to answer problems regarding agriculture in Africa.  As part of an extensive effort by European Union to create the Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) network, one of the hackathon challenges was dedicated to the evolution of SmartAfriHub...

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As part of the Research Data Alliance's (RDA)/ Agricultural Data Interest Group's (IGAD) ongoing webinar series, aimed to keep up with cutting edge developments in agricultural data, and encourage the free flow of ideas, the next webinar is set to take place on Wednesday, May 20 at 10 a.m. CEST. The webinar will focus on “Developing Best Practice Principles for Agricultural...

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  The Kampala INSPIRE hackathon that started in March concluded with online event Wednesday 6th May. Participants representing all teams joined to share their final results and to celebrate their achievements in an awards ceremony. During this 3 hours long event, we learned about the results achieved by 10 teams who have addressed the 10 challenges covering agriculture, food security,...

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The Kampala INSPIRE Hackathon is coming to an end! Join us on Wednesday 6th May at 12 PM CEST and see the final presentation of the hackathon results. The jury including Suchith Anand (GODAN), Lydia Mazzi Keyondo (University of Makerere) and Ian Jarvis (GEO) will announce the winning teams of the Kampala INSPIRE Hackathon.   For the final event please register HERE!

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We would like to invite you to the hackathon on machine-actionable Data Management Plans (maDMPs). The hackathon is open for everyone. As well as software developers RDA is looking for anyone with an interest in data - no technical knowledge is necessary - you might help with ideas generation, user testing, documentation etc. The goal is to build integrations and test the common...

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We would like to draw your attention to the webinar organized by the H2020 WeObserve project, one of the co-organisers of Dubrovnik INSPIRE Hackathon 2020. The webinar is aiming to present success stories where citizen science data are combined with conventional sources of Earth Observation data. Focus will be given to showcase best practices arising from the activities of...

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Weather is one of the most significant factors influencing agricultural production and therefore, the most accurate weather forecast possible is a very valuable information that farmer can get.  One of the weather forecast challeges is learning weather patterns using a massive volume of historical observed data and building a robust weather prediction model. Adaptation...

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In case you missed yesterday's FREE Online Training on SmartAfriHub: Data needs & map creation with QGIS for citizens covering different tools on the SmartAfriHub platform, new mapping tools using QGIS as well as a whole range of other tools, we have a recording for you! Besides data needs in African agriculture there was also a demonstration of how SmartAfriHub can help to solve data...

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On Friday there will be a webinar focused on Deep learning for weather forecast and climatic trends and you are cordially invited! DURING THIS FREE WEBINAR YOU WILL LEARN: Description of the data and preprocessing pipeline. Description of the used methodology and frameworks. Spatial and temporal climate variability Introduction to the challenges i) deep learning for weather...

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There exist several interesting sources of weather forecast and climatic data.   Copernicus Climate Data Store For climatic data, it is worth to mention the Copernicus Climate Data Store, which is a huge archive of various datasets related to clima.   Especially those datasets can be of interest of agriculture: ERA5-Land hourly data from 1981 to present - Various types...

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We are very happy to offer a FREE online mini training THURSDAY 23. April 1 PM CEST, covering different tools on the SmartAfriHub platform, new mapping tools using QGIS as well as a whole range of other tools.  DURING THIS FREE WEBINAR YOU WILL ALSO LEARN: Data needs in African agriculture and potential resources Demonstration of how SmartAfriHub can help to solve data problems...

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About Layman QGIS plugin This plugin is an extension of the geographic information system QGIS. It is client application  usable like map layer provider for Layman server. Main idea is create and edit layers and create map compositions structures on local stations, that are possible upload to server.  It can also load map compositions/layers in the opposite direction as a client of...

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  The management of spatial information in SmartAfriHub is composed of five basic components divided on: Back end Open Micka Layman Front end Micka Light Client Layman External Application QGIS with Layman plugin Open Micka Open Micka is a web application for management and discovery geospatial metadata. You can find more on http://micka.bnhelp.cz/...

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We will start with a simple and basic task. You would like to select some from Map services in Micka catalogue and add it map window.  In catalogue are stored data and accessible trough OGC services (WMS, WFS, etc.). You have push icon for adding  Map service into Map composition, among source select catalogue Micka and fro selected data source push button  + for adding the map...

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In case you missed webinar dedicated to Assessing phenological events in agriculture based on Copernicus data by Cozmin Lucau Danila (CRA-W), Guido Lemoine (JRC) and Sophie Bontemps (UCLouvain), we offer you an excellent opportunity to replay this webinar!    

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Did you miss yesterday's interesting livestream of the RDA/IGAD webinar on “Intelligent Plant Data Linkage: A View from History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science,” and feature Sabina Leonelli, Professor of Philosophy and History of Science at the University of Exeter and Hugh Williamson, Research Fellow at the University of Exeter? FAO provides us with an access to the video recording...

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As we promised already from beginning  Maps became finally integrated part of our SmartAfriHub. What you can see is a powerful Map client, based on HSLayers NG technology.  But this is the only a visible part of all solution. Together with two other components Catalogue Open Micka and Backend publishing and data management system Layman it together forms a very powerful system, which...

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Inspire Hackathon Kampala in Uganda has gathered a total of 200 registered hackers. Despite the unexpected barriers that COVID-19 formed, the interest of African agriculture researchers, practitioners and stakeholders was prominent.   The hackers represent 38 countries world wide:  Africa continent 77 %, Europe 12 % and other countries 11 %.    The hackers’...

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Dear friends, in relation to the discussion, which is described in one from the previous blog https://www.smartafrihub.com/home/-/blogs/massive-agriculture-data-collection- I make a little Google search and I recognise some interesting presentation, which can help us. See  https://www.uneca.org/sites/default/files/PublicationFiles/geoinformation_socio_economic_dev-en.pdf and...

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As part of the Research Data Alliance's (RDA)/ Agricultural Data Interest Group's (IGAD) ongoing webinar series, aimed to keep up with cutting edge developments in agricultural data, and encourage the free flow of ideas, the next webinar is set to take place on Thursday, April 16 at 11:00CEST. The webinar will focus on “Intelligent Plant Data Linkage: A View from History,...

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