The INNOREGIO Knowledge Centre of Eszterházy Károly University and the Pavel Josef Safárik University of Kosice is carrying out a research, entitled "Development of WebGIS platform based on big-geodata for the Tokaj Wine Region foster cross-border collaboration" with the support of the Interreg V-A Slovakia-Hungary Cooperation Program.




The Tokaj wine region may be considered as a unique area from the point of view of geography, characterized to a large extent by the vine- and viticulture, as well as the special mining assets close to the national border and a wide variety of tourist attractions.

The fundamental idea behind the creation of a joint GIS framework by Pavel Josef Safárik University Košice, Slovakia and Eszterházy Károly Univerity Eger, Hungary was to support the development of the wine region based on the integration of basic territorial data and the joint handling of GIS by the two European member states. Databases with different structures and nomenclature hamper the processing of the GIS data of the wine region, its integration and the preparation of mutually advantageous regional development concepts as well as the transparency of developmental efforts.

The aim of the project is to pool the professional experience of the two institutions and to facilitate joint learning processes based on specific modular frameworks in keeping with the character of the wine region. The proposed system is capable of integrating the GIS databases present on both sides of the border and supporting functional regional planning and development, marketing, sustainable landscape planning, and management. Furthermore, it deepens the remote sensing skills and knowledge present at the two institutions. The thematic content of the trilingual GIS framework published on the website can be used as a validated source of information for wine producers, local government and administration, local people as well as the participants (both on the demand and supply side) of tourism. It provides an easily accessible dissemination platform on which to publish the research results of the area.


Map of the Tokaj Wine Region (Made by Sándor Molják)


Duration of implementation of the project:  01 September 2017 - 30 April 2019 (20 months)

Consortium partner:  Univerzita Pavla Jozefa Šafárika v Košiciach, Kosice, Slovakia

The total amount of aid: € 427 447.4


Date: 11.09.2017.



The colleagues of the INNOREGIO Knowledge Centre and the Pavel Josef Safárik University held a Skype conference


The researchers of the INNOREGIO Knowledge Centre and the Pavel Josef Safárik University held a Skype conference on the topic of the implementation of the TOKAJGIS project. The discussion's subjects were about to reconcile the tasks to be carried out, to clarify the expected results, and to determine the location of the "remote sensation days" and the summer university. In addition, the collation of the GIS system's data content has also begun.



Date: 06.11.2017.



Workshop at the Pavel Josef Safárik University


A workshop was held at the Pavel Josef Safárik University. During the workshop, the colleagues of the INNOREGIO Knowledge Center presented the elements of the Hungarian cadastral and forest cadastral system, their reference work with these, and the webGIS framework that is in process.

Besides, it continued with the determination of the contents of the system and the details of remote sensing day and summer school.



Date: 20.02.2018.



The digitized landscapes maps of the Tokaj wine region have been completed


The digitalisation of the historical land use maps of the entire Tokaj wine region has been done. The maps show the land use of 1806-1869, 1869-1887, 1940s and 1980s years. Land use maps can be used to assess the vineyards of the wine region and the extent of the human impact.


Map of the historical land use at Tokaj Wine Region (Made by Sándor Molják)


Date: 16.04.2018.



SZERENCS, 2-4 JULY, 2018


We are pleased to announce that the call for applications is now open for the Summer School on 'Remote Sensing methodologies in agriculture' sponsored by Interreg Slovakia-Hungary (SKHU/1601/4.1/052).

The Summer School will take place in Szerencs, Hungary, from 2 to 4 July 2018 and is open to 20 Bachelor's, Master's students of geography and informatics.

The aim of summer school is to provide actual knowledge about remote sensing methodologies, which are applied in agriculture. Students could obtain certification about participation in the summer school. The detailed program is available here.



The Summer School will take place in Szerencs and will last three teaching days, from 2 to 4 July 2018.



Basic knowledge in the field of informatics and/or geographical information system is required.



There is no participation fee. For the term of summer school, we can provide accommodation in Hotel Meggyes and daily two/three meal for the students.



Applicants should email the following materials to until 25 June 2018:



INNOREGIO Knowledge Centre of Eszterházy Károly University
Pavel Josef Safarik University



We would like to ask the participants to bring laptop installed with QGIS ( ) to the Summer School.


CONTACT - Dr. Zsuzsa Piskóti-Kovács - Balázs Hegyi


Date: 13.06.2018.



Future co-operations discussed


An international summer university and a professional day have been organized by the Eszterházy Károly University in collaboration with Pavel Josef Safarik University.

The International Summer University of "Remote Sensing Methodologies in Agriculture" was organized by Pavel Josef Safarik and the INNOREGIO Knowledge Center of Eszterházy Károly University on July 2-4. The aim of the Summer University was to provide the participants with up-to-date knowledge of the spatial and remote sensing methods used in the agricultural sector. The participants of the training were the students of Eszterházy Károly University and Pavol Josef Safarik University. The lecturers were from the higher education-, authority- (National Agricultural Research and Innovation Center), and the corporate sector (KITE Zrt., Amores Robotics Kft.). Students who completed the training received an adult training certificate.

Thanks to the TOKAJGIS (SKHU / 1601 / 4.1 / 052) project, on July 5 a remote sensing day was organized. Researchers from the Partner Institutions (Pavel Josef Safarik University, Eszterházy Károly University) discussed the possibility for future cooperation between the two universities and the unification of the current project databases, also the difficulties and issues related.





Date: 19.07.2018.