Thomas Jekel – Adrijana Car – Josef Strobl – Gerald Griesebner (Eds.)


GI_Forum 2013, Volume 1

Creating the GISociety – Conference Proceedings


ISSN 2308-1708
Online Edition
ISBN 978-3-87907-532-4
Print Edition
ISBN 978-3-7001-7438-7
Online Edition
doi:10.1553/giscience2013
GI_Forum, Volume 1 
2013,  566 pages
Print edition is available at Wichmann-Verlag, Berlin
Open access


GIS as a technology has come a long way, from the early adoption of technical wizardry to the ubiquitous, if unconscious use by the masses. The creation of the GISociety is on its way through technological development, theoretical and empirical scientific research and inclusion of technology into education with increasing pedagogical justification. Defining new dimensions of hard- and software, brainware and orgware are all needed to further develop the GISociety.

The Geoinformatics Forum (www.gi-forum.org) held in Salzburg from July 2-5, 2013, links into these research areas. We are pleased to present work by researchers who actively contribute to the creation of the GISociety in theoretical, technical, and educational terms. This reflects that a GISociety can only be created though close interaction among the domains of science, technology and education. Topics of the 2013 proceedings therefore include:
• Advances in Geographic Information Science
and Geographic Information Technology
• Spatial Citizenship
• Education for Digital Earth
• Ecosystem and Biodiversity Monitoring: Best Practice in Europe and Globally (EO4Hab)

The book is aimed at researchers and practioners in the field geoinformation with an academic, industrial or educational background.

Work on this publication has been co-funded by the following projects and networks funded by the European commission:
LLP-Comenius multilateral project SPACIT (517908-LLP-2011-1-AT-COMENIUS-CMP)
LLP-Comenius network digital-earth.eu (510010-LLP-1-2010-1-AT -COMENIUS-CNW)
FP7-SPACE project MS.MONINA (FP7-SPA-2010-1-263479)
FP7-SPACE project BIO_SOS (FP7-SPA-2010-1-263435)

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Thema: geography
Thomas Jekel – Adrijana Car – Josef Strobl – Gerald Griesebner (Eds.)


GI_Forum 2013, Volume 1

Creating the GISociety – Conference Proceedings


ISSN 2308-1708
Online Edition
ISBN 978-3-87907-532-4
Print Edition
ISBN 978-3-7001-7438-7
Online Edition
doi:10.1553/giscience2013
GI_Forum, Volume 1 
2013,  566 pages
Print edition is available at Wichmann-Verlag, Berlin
Open access

Christian Neuwirth, Sebastian D'Oleire-Oltmanns, Clemens Eisank
S.  216 - 223
doi:10.1553/giscience2013s216

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Recently, the remains of two historic irrigation channels were re-discovered in the Upper Austrian municipality of Regau. Since the current average precipitation in the region is sufficient to sustain a productive agricultural land use, the irrigation channels raise several questions related to climate variability. To verify different hypotheses such as the construction as a response to a changing climate or the assumed purpose of grassland irrigation, potential coherences are discussed. In addition, remote sensing techniques for the detection of hidden structures overprinted by physical and human activities are outlined. The analysis of available references enables a first assessment of the channels purpose. Several indicators such as the shape and incline of the remaining topographic imprints support the hypothesis of their irrigation function. Furthermore, the qualitative analysis of today’s agro-climatic conditions reveals the general vulnerability of the system to climate changes. Moreover, a dendrochronological analysis shows a phase of remarkable climate variability in conjunction with significant drying periods throughout the 3rd and 4th century. This may have posed a reason for the construction of the irrigation system. Further research is necessary to verify the possible alternative hypothesis, which suggests grassland fertilization as the main irrigation purpose. Therefore, a long term analysis of water nutrient contents is required. Moreover, the application of remote sensing techniques may help to identify the extent of the formerly irrigated area.

Published Online:  2013/06/20 17:44:05
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GIS as a technology has come a long way, from the early adoption of technical wizardry to the ubiquitous, if unconscious use by the masses. The creation of the GISociety is on its way through technological development, theoretical and empirical scientific research and inclusion of technology into education with increasing pedagogical justification. Defining new dimensions of hard- and software, brainware and orgware are all needed to further develop the GISociety.

The Geoinformatics Forum (www.gi-forum.org) held in Salzburg from July 2-5, 2013, links into these research areas. We are pleased to present work by researchers who actively contribute to the creation of the GISociety in theoretical, technical, and educational terms. This reflects that a GISociety can only be created though close interaction among the domains of science, technology and education. Topics of the 2013 proceedings therefore include:
• Advances in Geographic Information Science
and Geographic Information Technology
• Spatial Citizenship
• Education for Digital Earth
• Ecosystem and Biodiversity Monitoring: Best Practice in Europe and Globally (EO4Hab)

The book is aimed at researchers and practioners in the field geoinformation with an academic, industrial or educational background.

Work on this publication has been co-funded by the following projects and networks funded by the European commission:
LLP-Comenius multilateral project SPACIT (517908-LLP-2011-1-AT-COMENIUS-CMP)
LLP-Comenius network digital-earth.eu (510010-LLP-1-2010-1-AT -COMENIUS-CNW)
FP7-SPACE project MS.MONINA (FP7-SPA-2010-1-263479)
FP7-SPACE project BIO_SOS (FP7-SPA-2010-1-263435)



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Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
Austrian Academy of Sciences Press
A-1011 Wien, Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2
Tel. +43-1-515 81/DW 3402-3406, Fax +43-1-515 81/DW 3400
https://verlag.oeaw.ac.at, e-mail: verlag@oeaw.ac.at