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

Stefan Schabus, Melanie Tominitz, Jan Rigby
S.  229 - 238
doi:10.1553/giscience2013s229

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Nowadays, the amount of physical activity undertaken by children of school age is decreasing. This is a major concern, as it is linked with growing levels of obesity. This puts children at risk of a number of subsequent health conditions, particularly diabetes. This paper analyses the influence of the school environment on children`s physical activity. The travel mode to school and the distance each student travels to school are taken into account. The analysis draws upon a study carried out in a large number of schools in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) over the course of 3 years, the Children`s Sport Participation and Physical Activity (CSPPA) Study. By combining the spatial distribution of the students` homes and information about the school environment, it was possible to analyse on walking and cycling time by calculating service areas. The results of the analysis illustrate that the distance has an influence on physical activity because students living within 2.4 km of the school are more likely to walk to school than students living further away. The analysis also explored the impact of negative environmental factors.

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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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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