University Jaume I
Centre for Interactive Visualization (CEVI), Department LSI
Avenida Sos Baynat s/n
12006 Castellón de la Plana

University Jaume I (UJI)

The university was established in 1991 and has become a medium-sized (15,000 students) research university serving the Northern Province, Castellón, of the community of Valencia. The combination of generous FEDER contributions, providing for cutting-edge infrastructure, and top-level political support (the current rector of UJI is a Computer Science professor), has made UJI one of the more innovative campuses in Spain. The university’s location in the heart of the Valencia tourism region, as well the nation’s largest ceramic tile production region (300+ factories), provides a wide array of research project opportunities for the use and application of geographical information.

Within the Information Systems department, the Centre for Interactive Visualization collaborates with the Computer Vision, Distributed Computing and Systems Integration groups on topics similar to that proposed here. Among the group’s specialities are 3-D modelling of terrain, data compression, Web Service Composition, web mapping, Spatial Data Infrastructures (including metadata search and retrieval systems), and XML data encoding of spatial data. The group programs mostly in Java, and also specializes in Open Software integration alongside commercial software options. The group is an active participant in the Open GIS Consortium standards organization, and recently has created on-line conformance test engines for OGC services (WMS, WFS). Principal investigator Gould is actively involved in high-level geographic information initiatives across Europe and internationally. Within the eSDI-Net+ project UJI participates in dissemination and awareness activities and is one of the organisers of the Iberian SDI Best Practice workshop, which will take place on February 5, 2009 in Lisbon, Portugal.