:: Gilberto Câmara ::

Welcome! I am a researcher on Geoinformatics, GIScience, Spatial Analysis, Land Use Science. and Applied Ontology, working in the Image Processing Division of INPE, Brazil's National Institute for Space Research. I have published over 230 papers that have been cited more than 8400 times and advised 23 PhD dissertations and 31 MsC thesis. For more information, please see my short CV or my complete CV in Portuguese. Contact me by email or follow me at Twitter or Facebook.

Current Research

Big Earth Observation Data Analytics

Financed by FAPESP (2015-2018)

The e-sensing project is conceiving, building and deploying an innovative knowledge platform for organization, access, processing and analysis of big Earth observation data. This platform uses the array database SciDB and enables new methods for space-time analysis of Earth observation images using the R statistical language.

Land Use Change Modelling

Financed by ICI/Germany and SNAPP/UCSB

In partnership with IPEA and IIASA, our team is working in developing scenarios for long-term land use change in Brazil. In the REDD-PAC project , we projected different scenarios of enforcing the Forest Code and modelled the extent of forest regeneration and agricultural expansion. This work is continuing with a model of the Soy Moratorium.

Recent Activities

FOIS 2016 and GIScience 2016

July-September 2016

Gilberto was invited to present a keynote lecture at the Formal Ontology for Information Systems (FOIS) conference, held in Annecy, in July. His keynote focused on dynamic geospatial ontologies for classifiction of events in land use change. This work has also been presented at the GIScience conference 2016, held in Montreal in the paper Using dynamic geospatial ontologies to support information extraction from big Earth observation data sets.

See also

Vita (Lattes CV)

Google Scholar page

Vision on Big EO Data

Vision on LUCC Modelling