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Monthly Archive for May, 2013

On Monday the 27th of May a camera team from the NDR visited the offices of the GIScience Research Group. The intent was to produce an introduction to the OpenStreetMap project and its potential for different applications like for instance special needs routing (such as rollstuhlrouting.de as a special version of OpenRouteService.org), emergency management and [...]

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Laser Scanning 2013 is the 8th event of a series of ISPRS workshops covering various aspects of spaceborne, airborne and mobile laser scanning, and all terrestrial 3D ranging sensors. The workshop would like to bring together experts from different disciplines which are focused on the modeling and application of point cloud data acquired from laser [...]

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At the CH-AT Mountain Days, June 11-13 2013, in Mittersill (Austria) a group of international scientists will discuss the vision of Digital Alps as part of a Digital Earth. This session is a networking activity connecting scientists from the field of remote sensing, GIScience and several applications in mountain research. [...]

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In 2011 we released OSMatrix — a web-based application to visualize characteristics of OpenStreetMap, which are usually not displayed in cartographic representations of the data. The characteristics include information on the topicality of data, user contributions and the presence (or absence) of certain feature types. As we have demonstrated before, these characteristics enforce understanding of [...]

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Our article on “Boosting the predictive accuracy of urban hedonic house price models through airborne laser scanning” by Helbich, Jochem, Mücke and Höfle is among the most downloaded articles from the journal “Computers, Environment and Urban Systems” (CEUS) (place 4 within last 90 days). Enjoy Reading!

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This semester we are doing a course on “Volunteered Geographic Information for Crisis Mapping” It deals with Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), the Fundamentals and its Applications in Humanitarian Affaris and Crisis Management. Within the course we have started a Blog on VGI and Crisis Mapping
http://vgi4crisismapping.blogspot.de/

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The ACTIVITY workshop was a pre-conference workshop at the 16th AGILE Conference in Leuven, Belgium on May 14th, 2013. The GIScience research group of the University of Heidelberg showed up actively by presenting two presentations by Jamal Jokar on “Individuals’ contribution to cells: a cellular automata approach for simulation of collaboratively mapped areas” and Christopher [...]

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April Activites Redux

A. Reimer was holding up the HD-Banner at a recent Dagstuhl Seminar:
Not everyone was working on subway map automation, but most attendees had worked on graph or network simplification of one kind or the other.
The Seminar was very productive and we heeded Dagstuhl’s motto
The group I was part of made good inroads at modelling and [...]

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