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More detailed information can be found here [in German]:
http://koenigstuhl.geog.uni-heidelberg.de/~bhoefle/2013/2013_WissMitarbeiterIn_Geoinformatik_Heidelberg.pdf

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Our “Network Geoinformation of the Metropole Region Rhine-Neckar” has a new updated Web Portal at http://www.geonet-mrn.de. Also the first prototype of the interactive Web-based Energy Atlas http://energie.geoportal-mrn.de/ for the Metropole Region Rhein-Neckar went online already some time ago. Recently our Master Student Sabrina Helsper has developed a Atlas on thermal energy for all of Germany [...]

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Our second Map-a-thon in support of the HOT activation for the Philippines was held on Friday. In a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, ~30 mappers attended the event. The department provided ample amounts of food and refreshments, many thanks to Svend and the Fachschaft for organizing/providing the cutlery, cooking plate and other equipment. A general introduction [...]

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Collaborative mapping projects, such as OpenStreetMap (OSM), have received tremendous amounts of contributed data from voluntary participants over time. So far, most research efforts deal with data quality issues, but the OSM evolution across space and over time has not been noted. Therefore, a new study is dedicated to the evolution of the contributed information [...]

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In the past years, several applications of generating 3D buildings from OpenStreetMap (OSM) have been made available, for instance, OSM-3D, OSM2World, etc. In these projects, 3D buildings are reconstructed using the buildings’ footprints and information about their attributes, which are documented as tags in OSM. Therefore, the quality of 3D buildings relies strongly on the [...]

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Aufgrund der großen Nachfrage nach einer schnellen Wiederholung des Mapping-Events vom vergangenen Donnerstag laden die Disaster Mappers Heidelberg am kommenden Freitag, 22.11.2013, um 11:00 zum Mapping Brunch (=”Munch”) in den Großen Hörsaal der Berliner Straße 48 ein.
Wir werden aktuelle relevante Gebiete auf den Philippinen kartieren.
Gleichzeitig habt Ihr die Gelegenheit, an einem Mapping-Experiment teilzunehmen: Zusammen [...]

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Edited by
Jamal Jokar Arsanjani
GIScience Research Group, Institute of Geography,
University of Heidelberg, Germany
Alexander Zipf
GIScience Research Group, Institute of Geography,
University of Heidelberg, Germany
Peter Mooney
Department of Computer Science,
NUI Maynooth, Ireland
Marco Helbich,
Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning,
Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Introduction
The radical societal and Information Technology changes brought about by the Internet and social media and the availability of [...]

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Last week GIScience Research Group members were attending the Engaging Data Forum organized by the Senseable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston.

Carlo Ratti (Director) and Assaf Biderman (Associate Director) from SENSEable City Laboratory open Engaging Data Forum

Noam Chomsky, professor of linguistics and Barton Gellman, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and publisher of [...]

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Cushion peatlands are typical features of the high altitude Andes in South America. Due to the adaptation to difficult environmental conditions, they are very fragile ecosystems and therefore vulnerable to environmental and climate changes. Peatland erosion has severe effects on their ecological functions, such as water storage capacity. Thus, erosion [...]

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UPDATE: An additional Mapathon will take place on Friday 22nd 2013 from 11.00 onwards in the lecture hall of the Department of Geography, Berliner Str. 48, Heidelberg University.
CrisisMapping by volunteers is on the rise and and an more and more important contribution to professional disaster management. This has also been confirmed within our conference on [...]

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