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The growing penetration of GPS equipped smartphones allowing users to constantly share geographic information on their current whereabouts has led the way to an augmentation of existing Social Network Sites with location-based features or the creation of new ones exclusively around geographic information. Within these Location Based Social Networks vast amounts of geographic information are [...]

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The advent of web technologies and the promotion of data sharing practices have fostered open data initiatives. The main motivation of governments in sharing data with the public is to stimulate economic growth by enabling the creation of new products. One of the areas that could benefit from open data initiatives is that of location-based [...]

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The presentations from the conference “Web 2.0 and Social Media in Disaster- and Flodd Management” are online below. Most presentations are in German. We thank all speakers for making the documents available!

Ronald Voigt (Landratsamt Meißen): “Kurzbericht zu Erfahrungen aus dem Hochwasser 2013” Voigt_Erfahrungsbericht

Claudia Schorr / Deutsches Rotes Kreuz - Generalsekretariat Berlin: “Die Rolle von [...]

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The advancement of Internet technology is constantly changing the way geographic information is being collected, managed, processed, analyzed, and used. While a first wave of innovation has transformed Geographic Information Systems into Geographic Information Services, a second paradigm shift has recently been observed. This paradigm deals with crowdsourcing and the collaborative generation of geographic information. [...]

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OpenMapSurfer is OSM Image of the Week

A map rendering with hillshading by OpenMapSurfer.uni-hd.de is currently the OSM Image of the Week. It is featured on this weeks OpenStreetMap Wiki main page.
Congratulations to our team member Maxim Rylov!
The images shows the OpenMapSurfer Layer: “OSM Roads (new)” with “ASTER GDEM & SRTM Hillshade (experimental)” overlay. The region displayed is in Greece.
Explore also the [...]

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Digital Earth Science Forum “Digital Earth Innovations” in Osnabrueck on the 4th of December 2013.
The Digital Earth Science Forum is aimed at students and young researchers as well as experienced scientists in the research field of Digital Earth. The forum provides the possibility to listen to innovative presentations by invited speakers, discuss [...]

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The students of this year’s LiDAR course “HydroChange 2013″ present their research project on a multi-media website including a film documentary of their field work.
Enjoy Geography meeting 3D High-Tech!

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Die Fachtagung “Web 2.0 und Social Media in Katastrophenschutz und Hochwassermanagement” am 17.10.2013 im Studio der Villa Bosch stößt auf erfreulich hohe Resonanz.
Da die Zahl der Sitzplätze beschränkt ist und schon über 90 Teilnehmer angemeldet sind, können leider keine weiteren Anmeldungen mehr angenemmen genommen werden. Wir bitten um Ihr Verständnis.

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AGILE PhD School, 2013

Lucy from the GIScience group had the opportunity to participate at the 2nd AGILE PhD school, a forum for PhD students to discuss their research studies, exchange ideas and experiences, and identify possibilities for collaborative research. The school which was organized by the AGILE group took place between 30 September and 02 October 2013 at [...]

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We offer a new position in the area of crowdsourcing of 3D geoinformation within the PhD Graduate School Crowdanalyser. More info can be found here: 2013_crowdanalyser_phd_position.
Deadline: 30 Oct. 2013

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