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Monthly Archive for July, 2013

On 7th of July, the summer semester’s laser scanning course was on a field trip for capturing a gravel bar of the river Neckar next to Ilvesheim.

Apart from the main goal of experiencing ‘real life scanning’, the produced data now is used in various analyses: Based on two other datasets from 2011 and 2012***, the [...]

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OSM data have no compilation scale information, so we (Chris Kempf, Pascal Neis, Max Rylov and Andreas Reimer) found an efficient way to calculate scale equivalencies for residential areas.
While the paper with the description of our linear-time method is under review, please do check out the visualized results!
http://openmapsurfer.uni-hd.de/scale-determinator.html

Note: the tile server for the results needs [...]

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The digital version of the exhipition from the Dagstuhl seminar
“Drawing Graphs and Maps with Curves”
is online. It fields several cartographic as well as algorithmic contributions by members of our working group.
http://www.dagstuhl.de/en/about-dagstuhl/kunst/bending-reality/

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In January 2012 we launched OpenMapSurfer – a web map service with a set of custom layers that are based on geo-data of OpenStreetMap project. The main idea was to present OSM data in a different way by placing emphasis on the cartographic representation of data, namely to enhance the quality of the cartographic [...]

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Vorankündigung / Save the Date:
Fachtagung:
Web 2.0 und Social Media in Katastrophenschutz und Hochwassermanagement
am 17.10.2013 in Heidelberg (Studio Villa Bosch)
Nicht nur vor dem Hintergrund des diesjährigen „Jahrhunderthochwassers“ befasst sich die Fachtagung mit der Frage wie Freiwillige und Nicht-Fachkräfte mittels sozialer Medien und moderner Web-basierter Methoden bei der Erfassung und Kommunikation aktueller Vor-Ort-Informationen die Koordination [...]

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We offer a full PostDoc position in Geoinformatics for a qualified candidate. The candidate shall support research and management within several projects. The area of expertise shall include one or several of the following:

Crowdsourced and Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), Geo-Social-Networks etc. in the GeoWeb 2.0 (e.g. concerning Analysis, Fusion, Integration etc.)

Navigation, Routing, Telematics [...]

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Survey shows strength of GI Science

A survey of the cluster GeoNet.MRN shows that “Science” (Wissenschaft) is the greatest strength of the regional gi community. We do agree ;-)
The survey has been presented at the latest cluster meeting of the regional network on geographic information of the Metropole Region Rhein-Neckar.

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This Monday and Tuesday the first yearly Status Workshop within the collaborative BMBF Project MayaArch3D “A Web-based 3D-GIS for the Analysis of the Archaeology of Copan, Honduras” has taken place at Heidelberg University with the team members from the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg, the German Archeological Institute (DAI)
and the Foundacio Bruno Kessler (FBK). The [...]

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Celebrating 25 years of AGIT

The Geoinformatics Symposium AGIT celebrates it’s 25th birthday. Congratulations! We do celebrate with the colleagues in Salzburg being part of the the AGIT community for 18 years now. Also this year we participate actively with several paper contributions both at AGIT and GI-Forum, e.g. Mapping the Crowd, iOSMAnalyzer, Citizen Science for Biodiversity data, Analysing Crimes [...]

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