opertuns mundi

A Single Digital Market for Industrial Geospatial Data Assets

OpertusMundi is an Horizon 2020 Innovation Action (IA) developing the first pan-European marketplace for industrial geospatial data assets.

Geospatial data is the cornerstone of any application, service, and product even remotely related to our physical surroundings. Despite the significance of geospatial data for our Data Economy, an assessment of the current market landscape reveals a gap between policy intentions and subsequent industrial uptake. The market of geospatial data owners and consumers on an EU setting remains disjoint and fragmented, with assets difficult to discover, assess, obtain, and integrate in a cross-domain, cross-border, and cross-lingual manner from most prospective consumers of the geospatial value chain. This status quo demands an EU-wide intervention targeted on delivering a Digital Single Market for proprietary geospatial data addressing the heterogeneity, disparity, and fragmentation of geospatial data products in a cross-border and inclusive manner.

OpertusMundi will deliver a trusted, secure, and highly scalable pan-European industrial geospatial data market, which will act as a single-point for the streamlined and trusted discovery, sharing, trading, remuneration, and use of proprietary geospatial data assets, guaranteeing low-cost and flexibility to accommodate current and emerging needs of Data Economy stakeholders regardless of size, domain, and expertise.

Project coordinator is the Athena RC while the participants are: TU Delft, Fraunhofer, GET, Sinergise, CMG Legal, AZO, WIGEOGIS, Georepublic and Roleplay.

The project started on 1/1/2020, with a total duration of 36 months. The total EU funding is 4.71 MEuro. 

For more information visit the web site: http://www.opertusmundi.eu


GEOSPATIAL ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES participates at the implementation of the project “Implementation of a forecAsting System for urban heaT Island effect for the development of urban adaptation strategies – LIFE ASTI” under the LIFE 2014-2020 Programme / Subprogram Climate Action / LIFE 2017 Call. Grant agreement reference: LlFE17 CCA/GR/OOOI08. 

The partners for the implementation of this project are:

  1. Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης (coordinator beneficiary)
  2. Azienda Sanitaria Locale Roma 1
  3. Geospatial Enabling Technologies
  4. Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate National Research Council of Italy
  5. Municipality of Thessaloniki
  6. Sympraxis Team P.C.

LIFE ASTI aims to the design and pilot implementation of a set of prediction systems for short-term prediction of the Urban Heat Island effect during the thermal incidents for the consequences in health in two Mediterranean cities, Thessaloniki and Rome. Prediction systems will be also used for the evaluation of future climate change scenarios impact on Urban Heat Island over Thessaloniki and Rome in order to quantify the result of promoting mitigation plans to combat the impact of the same problem for the two selected cities. This will lead to the development of strategies for better adaption and mitigation of Urban Heat Islands effects during thermal incidents, for reducing the risk of heat-induced incidents in metropolitan areas and for better implementation of energy efficiency policies in European cities.

The project is funded by the European Union at 60%, while the remaining 40% is covered by each partner’s own resources.

Urban Heat Island dashboard

Interactive Map of meteorological forecasting parameters

For more information visit the web site: https://lifeasti.eu/


GET participates at the implementation of the project “MuseionTopos” – Project code: Τ1ΕΔΚ-01571 under the framework “RESEARCH – CREATE – INNOVATE” of the Operational Programme “Competitiveness Entrepreneurship Innovation” (EPAnEK 2014-2020), Partnership Agreement 2014-2020.

Cooperation between:

  • Products and Systems Design Engineering department – Aegean University
  • Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation


Given the huge cultural reserve of Greece, potential applications of interactive systems in heritage are inexhaustible. The proposed project ‘Mouseion Topos’ pursues a particular contribution to settlements and museums of the Aegean, which are characterized by exceptional architectural heritage, industrial tradition, artisanship and craftsmanship. The particular settlements (and islands) of the Aegean have a low number of visitors and tourists for a long period of time within a year; they recently have absorbed great pressure from the refugee (Lesvos & Chios) and economic crisis (Tinos); while their museums are not always in vivid interaction with them. The constant connection of these peripheral museums to the settlements and the islands creates significant benefits for the local communities, tourism, education and learning. The proposed project aims to connect the PIOP museums to the settlements through interactive gamified systems that will exploit mobile and kinesthetic technologies that will emphasize to the promotion of architectural heritage and the intangible tradition of craftsmanship. The main objectives of ‘Mouseion Topos’ are: (a) Digitization and documentation of the architectural heritage of settlements (according to the HERMES methodology and system) and of selected museum exhibits (emphasis on 3D artifacts), (b) Connection of the museums to the settlements through guided gamified tours to visitors, (c) Elevation of the intangible tradition of craftsmanship through kinesthetic simulation games of digital (re)constructions, (d) Assurance of sustainability of project results through various elements like: human-centered approach (co)design thinking and practice, content sharing with Europeana, creation of MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses), scientific publications, sustainability plan. After the end of this project, each museum will be an innovation cell fully integrated to the settlement. Voth the PIOP foundation and the HERMES system have been awarded with the Europa Nostra award for their contribution to cultural heritage. The proposal has the support of the municipalities of Chios, Lesvos and Tinos (letters of support)

The project is co-financed by the European Union and the European Regional Development Fund.

For more information visit the web site: http://www.mouseion-topos.gr/


GET participates at the implementation of the project “Innovative system for air quality monitoring and forecasting” (ΚΑΣΤΟΜ –  Project code Τ1ΕΔΚ-01697) under the framework “RESEARCH – CREATE – INNOVATE” of the Operational Programme “Competitiveness Entrepreneurship Innovation” (EPAnEK 2014-2020), Partnership Agreement 2014-2020.
The project is co-financed by the European Union and the European Regional Development Fund.

Cooperation between:

  • Atmospheric Environment Monitoring and Predicting research services – Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation Center / Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Environmental Chemical processes, Chemistry Department / University of Crete

Τhe project aims to develop a versatile and flexible air quality monitoring and forecasting system. To date, systematic monitoring of air quality has been carried out on the basis of a small number of stations in large urban areas, while air quality forecasting is carried out only as a research activity (as opposed to other environmental forecasts such as weather or wave forecasting). KASTOM therefore aims to meet this need by providing the necessary environmental information and advice to stakeholders and
citizens via proper hardware & software infrastructure, scientific expertise and computational excellence:Internet of Things-AQ mocrosensor network, advanced air quality modeling, emission data based on remote sensing and state-of-the art modelling, web-based and mobile environmental information services, service as SaaS (Software as a Service) or PaaS (Platform as a Service) For the detailed description and forecasting of air quality, KASTOM combines the following:
• three-dimensional air quality models (WRF / CAMx),
• innovative models for anthropogenic and natural emissions (MOSESS / NEMO),
• updating emissions using satellite data,
• microsensor networks, and,
• computational intelligence methodologies.

For more information visit the web site: https://air4me.eu/


GET participates at the implementation of the projectMARine monitoring system of the Hellenic Seas using REmote sensing satellite data and in-situ measurements (MARRE  –  Project title: Τ1ΕΔΚ-02966) under the framework “RESEARCH – CREATE – INNOVATE” of the Operational Programme “Competitiveness Entrepreneurship Innovation” (EPAnEK 2014-2020), Partnership Agreement 2014-2020.

Cooperation between:

  • Hellenic Center for Marine Research
  • Aegean University – Department of Marine Science

The objective of the research proposal is the development of an open source GIS system for monitoring the marine environment by using satellite remote sensing data combined with field measurements (historical and real-time data). The development of such a system for Greece stems from the need to support national policies in areas of high interest such as the environmental status of the coastal zone and the wider marine environment. The project will develop innovative products to monitor the status of the marine environment using free satellite observation data.

These new products will provide information on water quality and will be derived from the in-situ measurements of the participating institutions as well as from available data at European repositories. In particular, using high-resolution satellite data such as Sentinel data in combination with in-situ measurements at Greek seas, essential environmental parameters such as chlorophyll concentration and turbidity will be assessed. The combined use of satellite data and in-situ measurements will evaluate and improve existing empirical algorithms. As a result, the derived products will be adapted to local conditions and the specific features of Greek seas. Importance will be given to the monitoring of the marine biodiversity by the mapping and the monitoring of the Posidonia meadows.

The MARRE platform architecture

The project is co-financed by the European Union and the European Regional Development Fund.

For more information visit the web site: http://marre.gr/


GET participates in the implementation of the research project with the title “Integrated System for the Spatial Decision Support and Participation”, acronym ppCity, project code: Τ1ΕDΚ-02901 and MIS code 5029727 under the framework of the Action “RESEARCH – CREATE – INNOVATE” of the Operational Programme “Competitiveness Entrepreneurship Innovation” (EPAnEK 2014-2020), Partnership Agreement 2014-2020.

Members of project consortium are:


The project aims at the development of an Integrated Spatial Decision Making & PP system for designing and monitoring projects and other actions at different scales (neighborhood-wide or/and city-wide), centered on citizenship, environment and quality of life. The engagement and participation of the “general public” and the users of the public space is essential for the whole process. The above-mentioned system consists of three (3) platforms for management, interaction and analysis. The final product is a modular system. The core is the PP platform, with the other two supporting and reinforcing it, but also being able to stand-alone. Moreover, infrastructure to integrate data from IoT sensors will be developed.

During the project, the project team will develop:

  • Platform 1 – Data Collection & Identification of Problems. The basic infrastructure that gathers the needed data for the operation of the planning and decision-making process. The purpose of this platform is to gather and to manage environmental and quality of life city data. It works practically as a data hub: It exploits existing data and services through interoperability procedures, allows the enrichment of the hub with new data sets and supports sharing and reusing through the web.
  • Platform 2 – Participatory Planning / ppGIS. It is a unique system of participatory planning & design implementation including several innovative features. The platform provides tools, knowledge and concrete steps for equal and meaningful participation of citizens and users. The proposed projects and actions are “forwarded” to the users through a targeted and structured communication campaign to ensure increased participation of appropriate population groups. It also supports processes for the analysis and selection of appropriate design solutions, proposals and ideas. Multicriteria analysis algorithms prioritize interventions as well as the weight of the participants’ opinion, who is invited to participate in all the phases of the process.
  • Platform 3 – Monitoring Indicators / Dashboard. This platform acts as a tool for monitoring and evaluating emerging issues and possible solutions. It contains an extensive pool of life quality indicators based on European standards. It is a valuable tool for analyzing the “state of the art” of a municipality: It produces comparable results, quantitates quality data, and supports each organization / institute / body in its strategic planning as well as in funding and monitoring the implementation of programs and projects.
  • Unified System. It aims at completing the three subsystems, operating control and producing documentation of the integrated system.

Through this project, collaborating companies will incorporate new knowledge and innovation into the services and products they already provide. Therefore, the project will strengthen them by increasing their competitiveness and research potential while creating benefit and new employment. Furthermore, the project can work as an active link between research and economic growth / social needs, thus contributing positively to the national economy and Greek society’s well-being.

The project is co-financed by the European Union and the European Regional Development Fund

For more information visit the web site: https://ppcity.eu/


GET is funded for the implementation of the research proposal «Shallow Water Aquatic Monitoring using Acoustic Sensors and Satellite Images (AMOS)» under the program “NEPTUNE: New Cross Sectoral Value Chains Creation across Europe Facilitated By Clusters for SMEs’ Innovation in Blue Growth” which has received funding by the research and innovation program of European Union, Horizon 2020 (No. Of grant agreement: 691554), in which Greece participates with Corallia.

GET proposal was submitted in cooperation with French company Semantic-TS. The proposal is about the development of an innovative system for monitoring aquatic environment (Bathymetry and classification of marine ecosystems, recording of fishing potential) of coastal water. The system will be based on acoustic monitoring technology by Semantiv – TS for this project, it will be adapted into USV system, offering capacity to easily collect data even in very shallow water. These data will be integrated into the innovative platform for geospatial data diffusion of GET where additionally open satellite data Sentinel or other free earth observation data, like  Copernicus, will be provided.

The platform will be developed exploiting GET’s technical expertise in open data and disposal/projection of spatial data. Specifically, technologically the solution will be based on open source software GET SDI PORTAL.The solution will be tested in pilot process in French and in Greece. The results will be accessible for the public via the web application which will be developed for this reason.

GET is, since 2015, member of the si-Cluster,the Greek dynamic and constantly developing gold labeled cluster activated into space technologies, participating in actions for the development of sustainable products into space technologies and applications.

NEPTUNE PROJECT has received funding by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Program under Grant Agreement 691554

Study on the relation of radioactive pollution and satellite observations of marine parameters and comparative analysis on a Geographic Information System

GET participates at the Industrial Research Fellowship program of National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” supporting the doctoral research of the PhD candidate Georgia Mavrokefalou for the implementation of the project “Study on the relation of radioactive pollution and satellite observations of marine parameters and comparative analysis on a Geographic Information System”. GET in cooperation to the Environmental Radioactivity Lab, with Dr. Eleni Florou as supervisor researcher, and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, supports the new researcher Georgia Mavrokefalou at the 4 years Research PhD program with industrial orientation.

Through the program, the researcher will carry out her research in an innovative research field, where her results apply and give solutions to industrial problems, reinforcing in this way Research Department of small and medium-sized – and not only –  enterprises in Greece, and promoting their competitiveness in national and European level.

GET supports doctoral research of Mrs Mavrokefalou who will carry out a research program directly connected to the interest of GET in Environmental Geo-Informatics.

The Industrial Research of Fellowship program is implemented under the generous donation and support of Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). The program is an institution highly prevalent in Europe the last years due to the advantages presented in relation to purely academic ones, such as access to industrial scale equipment and environment as well as job prospects thereafter.


GET participates at the new Research project SLIPO: Scalable Linking & Integration of Big POI Data under the Horizon 2020 frame. Partners for the implementation of the project are :

SLIPO’s objective is to develop a comprehensive and vendor-agnostic ontology for POI data, allowing to model and represent multi-faceted and enriched POI profiles. This accommodates and extends existing POI formats, providing a uniform and semantically-rich model for assembling POI data from heterogeneous sources.

You can see here the project’s information leaflet.

 This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731581

For more information visit the web site: http://www.slipo.eu/

Publica Mundi

GET participated at the reconstruction and the development of the new www.geodata.gov.gr application as part of the research project PublicaMindi. The projects has been successfully completed and funded by the 7th Framework Program. Our partners in this project are:

  • Institute for the Management of Information Systems of the “Athena” Research and Innovation Centre in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies
  • Rasdaman
  • GeoLabs

Basic objectives of the project were:

  • Extension of open data catalogues for integrated publishing support, geospatial data lifecycle diligence and management,
  • Tools development and integration permitting multilinguality interconnection and management regarding geospatial data in cross-borders framework
  • Scalable/expandable technologies and services for on-demand creation and reuse of maps with the use of open geospatial data
  • Analysis services development for the accurate control of open geospatial data use, scalable/expandable technologies and reusable data APIs development for querries support and open geospatial data editing and analysis.

GEODATA.gov.gr was developed as part of the Publica Mundi activities

The development of the project was based exclusively on Free and Open Source Software and the architecture is presented below.


 This project has received funding from the European Union’s FP7 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 609608

For more information visit the web site: http://www.publicamundi.eu/


GET participated at the research project “City Water Management Systems and Water Distribution Network Monitoring – AquaNet” (code 11ΣΥΝ_6_925) of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology under the framework “Cooperation 2011 – Partnerships of Production and Research Institutions in Focused Research and Technology Sectors” of the Operational Programme “COMPETITIVENESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP”.

Our partners for this project were:

  • Telecommunications Systems Institute (TSI) of Technical University of Crete ( TUC)
  • Radiocommunications Laboratory (RCL) of Physics department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH)
  • Zalikas Liontas Techniki
  • Municipal Enterprise of Water and Sewage of Chania

The project aims to develop a low-cost and large-scale pilot WSN for water management that will be able to augment the existing monitoring and management functionality of the Municipal Enterprise of Water and Sewage of Chania (DEYAX). Particular emphasis will be given on cognitive radio principles, not currently supported by commercial Zigbee-based WSNs and relevant standards. Such an approach is crucial for successful large-scale, city-wide deployment, given that the license-free Industrial Scientific Medical (ISM) frequency bands are usually crowded.  The consortium will exploit its significant know-how on renewable energy sources, both solar and wind, in order to design autonomous micro-powering of the installed radio terminals and sensors.  Furthermore, the project spearheads low-cost sensors appropriate for water level. It is remarked that existing level sensors are usually of high cost and imported. Moreover, the consortium will capitalize on its award-winning experience on in-network processing of acquired (sensed) data, including periodic or streamlined (aggregate) measurements. In-network processing offers intelligence in the system, while reducing the required communication bandwidth, since redundant information is not re-transmitted. Furthermore, the offered in-network intelligence will simplify the design of sensors, significantly reducing their cost, and will offer resistance to sensor outlier readings. DEYAX will offer the fertile experimentation ground, since a subset of their watering  system, including storage/distribution tanks and pipes will be networked with the proposed system. Concrete quantification of the benefits will be performed in conjunction with other WSN-free  parts of the watering infrastructure. It is remarked that DEYAX and members of the AquaNet consortium have already successfully collaborated in other applications.

For this project, GET developed application which offers access to project’s geospatial data. Moreover, the application which works as an application client for geospatial data services based on open standards. Basic features and functions are:

  • Compatibility with global and widespread used geospatial information standards, like: WMS, WFS, WFS-T, WMTS, CSW
  • Multiple different services integration on the same map
  • View, download, search and analysis functions
  • Metadata catalogues searching

Application development was based on GET SDI Portal.