Open Data Science Europe workshop 2022

Paving the way of using open source and open data in national reporting activities - Geo-harmonizer based use case
2022-06-16, 09:45–10:05, Conference room - C202

Significant resources of the Geo-harmoniser project were invested into identifying potential use cases for traditional and non-traditional users that would consume the newly geo-harmonised added-value map products developed during the project. In this process, the team interacted with various entities to trace relevant requirements and outlined workflows based on open source software solutions and the aforementioned map products to address them. In this talk, we present the results of the flood use case based on the Geo-harmonizer map products combined with other data sources, prepared for the Romanian National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management.

Vasile Crăciunescu is a researcher with more than 17 years experience. He received his diploma in cartography and physical geography in 2001. In 2006 he started (, a collaborative effort by and for the Romanian community to facilitate the sharing of geospatial knowledge and the discovery and publishing of free geographic datasets and maps. He is also affiliated with the Romanian National Meteorological Administration where is in charge of the scientific and operational activities related to rapid mapping, air quality data integration, spatial data infrastructure and web-mapping. He has a good experience in working and leading national, EU and ESA research projects. Since 2011 he is the Romanian representative in the Copernicus User Forum (the European Earth observation program formerly known as GMES) at the European Commission and the representative of Meteo Romania at Open Geospatial Consortium. In august 2014 was elected in the Open Source Geospatial Foundation board of directors. For the last five years he is teaching FOSS4G-based techniques at the Faculty of Geography – University of Bucharest in the first Romanian ICA-OSGeo Lab.