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Do 12 Mai 2016 | -- (permalink)

We previously announced a survey on "Power Data in OpenStreetMap". The goal of this survey was to understand the process of mapping power elements in OSM and how mappers use their knowledge and experience in their mapping. The survey was answered by 69 participants and although this number is not ...


Mi 11 Mai 2016 | -- (permalink)

We are please to announce the release of GridKit 1.0 toolkit, which was developed in the context of the SciGRID project. GridKit is a power grid extraction tool which uses OpenStreetMap data.

The purpose of GridKit is to convert geographical objects representing power elements in OpenStreetMap to model the ...


Mi 16 Dezember 2015 | -- (permalink)

The SciGRID model is based on power data extracted from OpenStreetMap and aims at building an open source and freely available transmission network model for Europe.

As massive users of power data in OSM, we are interested on how power data is mapped into OSM. We previously published a post ...


Fr 20 November 2015 | -- (permalink)

We are very pleased to announce the second release of the SciGRID Transmission Network Model labeled as V0.2. This release is available for the German transmission network and can be downloaded here. This release is based on the first release structure and introduces fixes and several new options and ...


Do 02 Juli 2015 | -- (permalink)

The transmission power data used as input in the SciGRID model is based on the data available in OpenStreetMap. The "power" data is represented by three data types, called data primitives, and they are defined in the context of power transmission as follows:


Mo 15 Juni 2015 | -- (permalink)

We are very pleased to announce the first release of the "abstracted" SciGRID Transmission Network Model. The SciGRID model is released as version V0.1 and is available for the German transmission network. It can be downloaded here.

Version 0.1 of the SciGRID model includes:


Fr 15 Mai 2015 | -- (permalink)

The first SciGRID Workshop was organized at NEXT ENERGY in Oldenburg on the 20th of April 2015. The workshop addressed experts in energy system and transmission system modelling. The SciGRID project was presented to around 20 participants from different research institutions and universities. A live demo of the first version ...


Fr 06 März 2015 | -- (permalink)

A first version of an - yet not complete - "abstract" model of the German transmission grid was implemented and successfully generated from OpenStreetMap (OSM) raw data. For this purpose relations with the key "route" and the value "power" containing transmission lines and stations at high and very high voltage levels (220 ...


Do 22 Januar 2015 | -- (permalink)

On Monday, April 20th 2015 we will organize a workshop at our host institute NEXT ENERGY in Oldenburg. The workshop addresses experts in energy system and transmission system modelling. It is intended to give first insights into aim and scope of SciGRID and to discuss the general approach. Key results ...


Fr 02 Januar 2015 | -- (permalink)

Welcome to the SciGRID webpage!

SciGRID is a project, which intends to generate a model of the European transmission grids. Both the resulting grid model and the methods developed for this purpose will be published open source under appropriate licenses with the aim, to increase the general availability of infrastructure ...