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Monthly Archive for June, 2013

On 19th of June, a multitemporal data set of agricultural plants was completed by researchers of the Chair of GIScience’s LiDAR Research Group in the course of the projects Hyland and ESOB. A field of several grain varieties and fertilization quantities in maximum growth stage was captured in 3D using a terrestrial laser scanner (TLS). [...]

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TV Spot about OpenStreetMap

Some weeks ago a TV team recorded a short TV spot at our research group (we reported about that earlier). It was subjected to the OpenStreetMap project and some of its possible applications. Today it has been broadcast on ARD. For those who are interested in, but unfortunately missed it, the spot can be found [...]

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Our article Boosting the predictive accuracy of urban hedonic house price models through airborne laser scanning by Helbich, Jochem, Mücke and Höfle has reached the top position of the most downloaded papers from the journal Computers, Environment and Urban Systems (CEUS).

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The next meeting of the regional cluster GeoNet.MRN will take place in Heppenheim on 03.07.2013 (14.00h s.t.). Anybody interested in geoinformation is cordially invited - free of charge. Here you find the invitation letter (in German). Let’s come together!

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The next issue of the German magazine Business Geomatics will present our research project HedALS in a short press article. The article highlights the results of our research on integrating 3D-GIS based variables derived from LiDAR point clouds into hedonic house price modeling.
- Read the article in Business Geomatics 4/2013: p. 19 [...]

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SUCAP is go!

With all contracts signed, the Strategi urban-area carricature and aggregation project SUCAP is about to start.

One of the world’s leaders in automated generalization, Ordnance Survey and the Heidelberg University GIScience Research Group have teamed up to bring some polgyons into shape.

The projects goal is to investigate new and efficient ways of automatically generalizing urban-areas for [...]

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The latest Thomson Reuters ISI Journal Citation Report has just been released and the ISI Impact Factor (IF) for the international journal “Transaction in GIS” has increased considerably to 0.906 for 2012 (from 0.54 in 2011). Great news!

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“Fascinating Earth” is this year’s topic of the Explore Science days. This project of the Klaus-Tschira-Foundation aims at interesting children and pupils for the natural sciences - this year in particular Geosciences. It takes place each year for a week at Luisenpark Mannheim. Prof. Zipf will present on Friday morning (28.06.2013) how anybody - even [...]

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Last week there was the Kick-Off Meeting at the new traffic management center NRW in the project Mobility Data Market (MDM) which is dealing with managing and making available traffic related information in NRW, in particular also using OpenStreetMap.

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The current flood in Germany is the prominent proof: Social Media, Web 2.0 and Crowdsourcing play a more and more important role in organizing volunteers in humanitarian help. Crowdsouring has shown to be useful for collecting relevant geographical information in natural disasters. This is the very “on spot” topic of our current seminar on VGI [...]

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