Dimitris Kavroudakis

Dimitris Kavroudakis
University of the Aegean · Department of Geography

Assistant Professor (Geographical Analysis)
Analyzing things... in space!

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Introduction
Assistant Professor of “Geographical Analysis” at Department of Geography, University of the Aegean with extensive experience in geographical research focusing in geographical analysis, spatial analysis, Spatial Data Mining, Spatial Machine Learning, population microsimulation, GIS programming and AI in Geography. Open Source and Open Hardware supporter and Linux enthusiast.
Additional affiliations
July 2015 - present
University of the Aegean
Position
  • Assistant Proffesor
Description
  • -Geographical Analysis (undergraduate) -Spatial Statistics (undergraduate) -Multivariate Statistics (undergraduate) -Geocomputation (postgraduate) -Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (postgraduate)
July 2015 - present
University of the Aegean
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Geographical Analysis
January 2014 - June 2014
University of the Aegean
Position
  • Introduction to GIS
Description
  • Introduction to GIS (postgraduate)
Education
October 2005 - June 2009
The University of Sheffield
Field of study
  • Geography
September 2004 - August 2005
University of Leeds
Field of study
  • Geography
September 1999 - September 2004
University of the Aegean
Field of study
  • Geography

Publications

Publications (126)
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This study investigates the characteristics of informal agritourism-related networks within destinations with the help of social network analysis by measuring macro and meso structural aspects of networks in two tourist destinations in Greece with different geographic characteristics: an island-Lesvos (in North Eastern Aegean) and a continental loc...
Book
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This edited volume compiles a set of papers that present various applications of spatial analysis, both traditional and contemporary, on diverse subjects in a wide range of contexts. The volume is dedicated to the memory of the late Professor Pavlos Kanaroglou, McMaster University, Canada, who greatly contributed to scientific and applied research...
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The use of remote sensing to monitor inland waters and their current state is of high importance, as fresh waters are the habitat of many species of flora and fauna, and are also important for anthropogenic activities. Water quality can be monitored by many parameters, including dissolved suspended matter, phytoplankton, turbidity, and dissolved or...
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Dynamic processes in coastal zones and human activities in the coastal environment produce pressure on cultural heritage, especially in touristic places. Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are used as an additional tool for monitoring cultural heritage sites in sensitive coastal areas. UASs provide low-cost accurate spatial data and high-resolution imag...
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Land cover type classification still remains an active research topic while new sensors and methods become available. Applications such as environmental monitoring, natural resource management, and change detection require more accurate, detailed, and constantly updated land-cover type mapping. These needs are fulfilled by newer sensors with high s...
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Vegetation index time-series analysis of multitemporal satellite data is widely used to study vegetation dynamics in the present climate change era. This paper proposes a systematic methodology to predict the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) using time-series data extracted from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)...
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The case study investigates students’ statistical and geospatial literacy and their reaction to an ICT-based teaching scenario. The study involved 41 High School students’ in Lesvos Island, Greece. The intervention was applied in the ICT lab, in the context of a second-semester project on Geography. The means we employed to carry out students’ acti...
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Η χρήση συστημάτων γεωγραφικών πληροφοριών για τη συστηματική καταγραφή των πρακτικών αυτών, βοηθά ώστε να εκτιμηθούν και να χαρακτηριστούν όσον αφορά στην παραγωγή αλλά και το κατά πόσο συμβάλλουν στην διατήρηση ή μη της βιοποικιλότητας. Στην εργασία αυτή, παρουσιάζεται ένα σύστημα καταγραφής καλλιεργητικών πρακτικών, που βασίζεται σε διαδικτυακή...
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Statistical literacy is of the utmost importance in modern societies traversing the era of Big Data, where virtually everyone has access to a tremendous volume of information but, at the same time, only a very limited percentage possess the ability to process and comprehend. There is no doubt that it is challenging to collect and use up-to-date sta...
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In Greece, a lack of a planning strategy was identified in the context of allocating students to schools. Particularly, the Secondary Educational Management of Lesvos Prefecture along with school Principals decide upon student allocation based on empirical knowledge and approximation techniques. As a consequence, during the school season of 2018-20...
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Finding an optimal path in a road network is a method of planning and decision-making that is mainly related to transportations and emergency response. The paper presents an algorithm for finding optimal paths in spatial networks, through the utilization of open source GIS and mathematical analysis of Networks using Graph Theory as well as using ge...
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Statistical literacy is gaining recognition as something that people should have in order to function fully in 21st century's society. On a daily basis an enormous volume of data are available through the Web; making the best of it demands possession of a high level of statistical training. In this paper we present a new technology-augmented teachi...
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Η πιο διαδεδομένη πηγή παροχής πληθυσμιακών στοιχείων είναι η Εθνική Απογραφή, η οποία διενεργείται από την Ελληνική Στατιστική Αρχή κάθε δέκα χρόνια με έτος έναρξης το 1951. Κατά τη διάρκεια της απογραφής πληθώρα πληροφοριών συλλέγεται σε επίπεδο νοικοκυριού, ωστόσο, λόγω νομικών και κανονιστικών περιορισμών που αφορούν στην προστασία προσωπικών δ...
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Το τελευταίο διάστημα όλο και πιο επίκαιρος γίνεται ο θεσμός των “έξυπνων πόλεων” κυρίως για τις δυνατότητες που αναδύονται για τη δημόσια σφαίρα μιας πόλης. Η εφαρμογή της τεχνολογίας, με καινοτόμα εργαλεία και πρωτοποριακές μεθόδους, συνδυαζόμενα με δεδομένα περιβαλλοντικού ενδιαφέροντος, παρέχει ένα πλαίσιο ανάπτυξης, που έχει ως κύριο ζητούμενο...
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Οι έξυπνες πόλεις επηρεάζουν μία πληθώρα επιστημονικών τομέων, όπως τις έξυπνες μεταφορές, το έξυπνο περιβάλλον, το έξυπνο δίκτυο κ.ά. Η εφαρμογή IoT δικτύων (Internet of Things - Διαδίκτυα των Πραγμάτων) στις έξυπνες πόλεις, συμβάλλει στη διεκπεραίωση των στόχων που θέτει η κάθε πόλη σχετικά με τη βελτίωση της ποιότητας ζωής των πολιτών. Τα δίκτυα...
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Ένα από τα ταχέως αναπτυσσόμενα επιστημονικά πεδία αποτελεί ο τομέας της μαθηματικής ανάλυσης χωρικών δικτύων. Αποτελεί μια σχετικά νέα προσέγγιση η οποία συνδυάζει όχι μόνο το επιστημονικό πεδίο της Θεωρίας Γράφων από τα Μαθηματικά αλλά και τα Γεωγραφικά Συστήματα Πληροφοριών από τους τομείς των Γεωγραφικών Επιστημών. Είναι δηλαδή μια καινοτόμα πρ...
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The impending temperature rise during the 21st century is expected to have a negative impact on plant communities, especially in Mediterranean ecosystems, causing changes in the availability of floral rewards, such as quantity and quality of floral nectar. Floral nectar is important in pollination and consequently for ecosystem functioning. The pre...
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The European ground squirrel (Spermophilus citellus) is an endangered species, endemic to Central and Southeastern Europe, inhabiting burrow colonies in grassland and agricultural ecosystems. In recent years, agricultural land-use changes and increased urbanization have largely contributed to a severe population decline across its range, particular...
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Geography has long sought to explain spatial relationships between social and physical processes, including the spread of infectious diseases, within the context of modelling human-environment interactions. The spread of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, and its devastating effects on human activity and welfare, represent but examples of such complex h...
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Geography has long sought to explain spatial relationships between social and physical processes, including the spread of infectious diseases, within the context of modelling human-environment interactions. The spread of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, and its devastating effects on human activity and welfare, represent but examples of such complex h...
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Καθώς οι προκλήσεις των πόλεων αυξάνουν σε ένταση και πολυπλοκότητα, είναι ολοένα και πιο αναγκαία η συνθέτη διεπιστημονική προσέγγιση τους. Απαιτείται η σύνθεση επιστημονικών πεδίων και προσεγγίσεων για την προσέγγιση προβλημάτων όπως: η οδική κίνηση, η χωροθέτηση, οι μεταφορές αλλά και η παροχή υπηρεσιών όπως ύδρευση, αποχέτευση και αποκομιδή απο...
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Landscape character assessment (LCA) methods have been used in the past few decades to analyze, classify, and map landscape types, using objective and subjective approaches, with the aid of both quantitative and qualitative data. This paper addresses and critically evaluates the compromises and ways in which contemporary LCA methodologies employ (o...
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Intelligent transport systems (ITSs) play a key role in people's daily activities. ITSs significantly improve mobility offering a variety of services to a vast number of users that increase on a daily basis, as more and new services are introduced. These services are based on advanced information and communication technologies (ICTs) and rely stron...
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Θεωρία και μέθοδοι με τη γλώσσα προγραμματισμού R
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The identification of oceanographic circulation related features is a valuable tool for environmental and fishery management authorities, commercial use and institutional research. Remote sensing techniques are suitable for detection, as in situ measurements are prohibitively costly, spatially sparse and infrequent. Still, these imagery application...
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This paper deals with the effect of agricultural land-use practices on biodiversity. The case study is an extensive arable farming system on Limnos, a Greek island in Norther Aegean. The particular farming system combines arable crops grown for food or feed with grazing lands and sheep husbandry. We present the design of a system that (a) records f...
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Geoinformatics plays an essential role during the recovery phase of a post-earthquake situation. The aim of this paper is to present the methodology followed and the results obtained by the utilization of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) 4K-video footage processing and the automation of geo-information methods targeted at both monitoring the demoli...
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The research project “CoRona vIrus SpaTIal aNAlysis” (CRISTINA) examines the time series progress of COVID-19 events in 177 countries of the world. We collect daily data for events as well as government interventions and associate them with geographical time-series datasets in order to evaluate the rate of change. We also estimate future events bas...
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Nowadays, location-sharing applications (LSA) within social media enable users to share their location information at different levels of precision. Users on their side are willing to disclose this kind of information in order to represent themselves in a socially acceptable online way. However, they express privacy concerns regarding potential mal...
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Email: g.Katsikogiannis@samos.gr , a.kizos@aegean.gr Περίληψη-Μεθοδολογία Ο δάκος της ελιάς, Bactrocera oleae Rossi (Diptera: Tephritidae) αποτελεί τον σοβαρότερο εχθρό της ελαιοκαλλιέργειας, λόγω των οικονομικών επιπτώσεων από τις ζημιές που προκαλεί στην ελαιοπαραγωγή κάθε έτος. Το πρόγραμμα συλλογικής καταπολέμησης του δάκου, για να είναι αποτελ...
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Water is one of life's and nature's most dominant elements, with its presence influencing and controlling the climatic, geological, and biological conditions of an area. Continuous monitoring of subterranean water with the aim of its optimal management has become necessary nowadays. The aspiration of this research is, that the development of “smart...
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Insular regions play an important role in Eastern Mediterranean, mostly attributed to their geographical, environmental, social and economic peculiarities. Greek islands in the Aegean Sea are such an example, being attractive tourism destinations with a varying permanent population both island- and season-specific. Such a seasonality of islands’ po...
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Various researchers summarize that location-sharing applications are used extensively in users’ daily practice not only for getting advantage of services but also for representing themselves in the online sphere. At the same time, users’ privacy concerns are expressed in the most demanding way towards both social media applications and software des...
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The transition of a city to a smart city depends on the preservation of open spaces because they can ensure both a safe and a quality living. In a smart city context, it is important for planners to pre-allocate resources during planning phase in order to satisfy the demand during catastrophic events. Geo-computation approaches can contribute towar...
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Spatial analysis approaches have been used in a number of contexts over the last couple of decades. With the evolution of computational approaches and the availability of hardware, a new era of large scale spatial analysis has been introduced. The availability of spatial data and the evolution of novel computation algorithms, has also boosted the d...
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Accessibility is an important determinant of socio-economic development at all spatial levels because it critically affects the operations and success of economic activities. Measures of accessibility are frequently used to support development policy-making and spatial planning. The spatial sciences provide several quantitative approaches to assess...
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The chapter provides a broad-brush introduction to the subject of spatial analysis as a general backdrop to the discussion of the individual chapters of this volume. It first offers a range of definitions of spatial analysis from the human geography viewpoint mainly, which reflect its historical evolution. Then, it discusses the practice of spatial...
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Road traffic accidents come at a high price: 1.25 million road traffic deaths occurred globally in 2013. As the road network and the environmental conditions contribute significantly in the cause of accidents, it is crucial to understand where and when they occur, in order to plan actions for road safety improvement. For this reason, the Region of...
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Purpose To compare the “all-inside technique” for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using a short, quadrupled semitendinosus tendon (ST4) autograft and suspensory cortical fixation on both the femoral and tibial side vs the “conventional technique” using a semitendinosus/gracilis (ST/G) autograft fixed with a suspensory device on the...
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Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) play a key role in our daily activities. ITS significantly improve mobility offering a variety of services to a vast amount of users that increase on a daily basis, as more and new services are introduced. These services are based on advanced Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and rely strongly on...
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The original version of this Chapter in the book was published incorrectly with the Front and Last name interchanged for the second, third and fourth contributor. These errors have been updated as below
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This paper presents a methodological framework, which establishes links among the: i. 3D mapping, ii. 3D model creation and iii. damage classification grades of masonry buildings by European Macroseismic Scale-98 and the application of geoinformation methods towards 3D mapping and damage assessment after a catastrophic earthquake event. We explore...
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There are several reports of iatrogenic injury to the saphenous nerve branches during anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction attributed to tendon harvesting through an anterior approach. Other investigators advocate that there is virtually no nerve damage when the tendons are harvested through a posteromedial knee incision. The aim of the...
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Intelligent transport systems (ITSs) play a key role in people's daily activities. ITSs significantly improve mobility offering a variety of services to a vast number of users that increase on a daily basis, as more and new services are introduced. These services are based on advanced information and communication technologies (ICTs) and rely stron...
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2011) μέχρι και τα μέσα του 2018. Χρησιμοποιήθηκαν 74 μηνιαίες δορυφορικές εικόνες από τις οποίες προέκυψαν ετήσιοι χάρτες της μέσης έντασης των νυχτερινών φώτων από τους δορυφόρους DMSP/OLS και Suomi NPP. Πραγματοποιήθηκε σύγκριση και διερεύνηση 2 χαρτογραφικών μεθόδων οπτικοποίησης χώρο-χρονικών δεδομένων. Η πρώτη οπτικοποίηση πραγματοποιήθηκε με...
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Last years the role of Unmanned Aerial Systems becoming more and more crucial in a wide variety of scientific aspects that need fast and reliable geodata to monitor coastal cultural heritage areas. The dynamic processes in the coastal zone and human activities on the coastal environment produce pressure in cultural heritage especially in touristic...
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Informaton about the spatal and temporal distributon of a city’s populaton is crucial in disaster management and planning applicatons. The impact of destructve earthquakes may vary between day and night and most of the deaths/injuries caused are ofen correlated to urban infrastructure and building collapse. Each applicaton requires populaton distri...
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IT applications could offer a wide range of advantages in the tourist sector. The use of mobile applications in the tourist sector offers comparative advantages in terms of sites accessibility and geographical awareness of users. In this article, we discuss about the process of designing and implementing an Android application using open-source lib...
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This book addresses the issue of smart and sustainable development in the Mediterranean (MED) region, a distinct part of the world, full of challenges and risks but also opportunities. Above all, the book focuses on smartening up small and medium-sized cities and insular communities, taking into account their geographical peculiarities, the pattern...
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Spatial Networks such as road networks form a critical infrastructure in contemporary cities mainly because they are associated with most transportation means and travel options of our day-to-day activities. In the context of recent “smart cities revolution”, advanced IT solutions can help towards the promotion of Locations of Cultural Interest (LC...
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Over the last decades, the spread of affordable computers facilitated the development of innovative IT solutions in almost all fields of our life. The interconnection of devices embedded in everyday objects, enabled the development of new services and products offering new capabilities in data capturing and data transmission. The appearance of Inte...
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In its present form, society has developed mechanisms, which, with proper exploitation, can provide solutions to a number of spatial problems. Geography and Geographical Information Systems (GIS), as a “spatial science”, by developing the appropriate tools and the necessary decision making methods, can face problems and analyze policies in scientif...
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Due to regulations and restrictions census data are usually aggregated at the granularity level of blocks and are referred to night-time population. In some scientific fields such as location analysis, there is a need for more detailed spatial distribution of census data. Scientists have to transform population data from census predefined level of...
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The aim of this paper is to present the methodology followed and the results obtained by the synergistic exploitation of geo-information methods towards 3D mapping of the impact of the catastrophic earthquake of June 12th 2017 on the traditional settlement of Vrisa on the island of Lesvos, Greece. A campaign took place for collecting: a) more than...
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Efficient and effective spatial data collection is crucial in cases of catastrophic events. Resources efficiency and project effectiveness are two aspects that need special attention especially when there are spatial and temporal constraints. There is limited literature regarding efficiency and effectiveness in spatial data collection approaches. T...
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Efficient and effective spatial data collection is crucial in cases of catastrophic events. Resources efficiency and project effectiveness are two aspects that need special attention especially when there are spatial and temporal constraints. There is limited literature regarding efficiency and effectiveness in spatial data collection approaches. T...
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This study aims at demonstrating and critically assessing high-level landscape stakeholders’ perceptions and understandings of landscape-related issues, threats and problems, in the Eastern Mediterranean, through a purposive comparative research survey of four case studies: Cyprus, Greece, Jordan and Lebanon. Employing qualitative data analysis of...
Technical Report
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Αντικείμενο του ερευνητικού έργου “Γεωγραφική Ανάλυση Κλίσεων Οδικού Δικτύου Περιφέρειας Βορείου Αιγαίου” είναι ο αναλυτικός υπολογισμός των γεωγραφικών και γεωμετρικών χαρακτηριστικών των διαδρομών που υλοποιούνται στο πλαίσιο της μεταφοράς μαθητών από τους τόπους κατοικίας τους προς και από τις σχολικές μονάδες για τα νησιά που ανήκουν στην αρμοδ...