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Monthly Archive for June, 2013

Here you find an article about Quality control at Orbis Latinus Online (OLO), which provides coordinates to Latin places in the standard reference Orbis Latinus. The system developed in the RIgeo.Net project combines several databases, like OpenStreetMap, Yahoo Maps, the in-house tool GeoTWAIN and especially the Getty Thesaurus of Geographical Names, which allow multilingual [...]

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Historic ship routes in GIS

In our work with historians at Heidelberg University the historic routes of ships are becoming more and more important. The new project on the Lloyds’s List in the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in Context” is dealing with such issues and first work is carried out with the partners in our RIgeo.net project. Here [...]

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Researchers of the GIScience research group of the Institute of Geography, the Institute of Environmental Physics of the University of Heidelberg and the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities acquired a highly accurate 3D topographic point cloud of the Dechenhöhle, which is attached to the Speleology Museum Dechenhöhle Caves.
Terrestrial laser scanning [...]

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A report in the German language Linux Magazine about our latest OSM study (Open Access).

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On June 11 the Kick-Off Meeting for a new joint project on Psychoepidemiology took place at the Central Institute for Mental Health (ZI) in Mannheim. The goal of the joint project with researchers from the ZI, KIT, Dresden and the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg is to investigate relationships between social and environmental factors on the [...]

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Yesterday, Michael Vetter received his PhD from the Vienna University of Technology for his thesis “Airborne laser scanning terrain and land cover models as basis for hydrological and hydraulic studies”. Michael was visiting fellow in our research group in summer 2011 and performed parts of his thesis together with the LiDAR Research Group of the [...]

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Two new Journal papers on OSM just have been published. One deals with a “Comparison of Volunteered Geographic Information Data Contributions and Community Development for Selected World Regions” (Open Access) and one is about OSM Data imports in the US. Pascal gives some additional and up2date information here. Enjoy Reading!

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Today Dr. Tobias Törnros has successfully defended his PhD on hydrological modeling in the Jordan river region that was conducted within the group of Prof. Menzel (Physical Geography). Congratulations Dr. Törnros! We welcome him as new PostDoc in our group!

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