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Monthly Archive for November, 2013

In addition to the map layers showing population density elements at risk as explained below we added new map layers displaying damaged buildings and impassable roads (OSM) as well as geolocated images from Instagram to our crisismap at crisismap.geog.uni-heidelberg.de.
The data is updated regularily. Thanks to all contributors!

please be patient for the buildings layer to load.

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The LiDAR Research Group participates the Laser Scanning 2013 Workshop on Nov, 11-14th in Antalya, Turkey. The workshop brought together experts from different disciplines which are focused on the modeling and application of point cloud data acquired from laser scanners and other active imaging systems, such as range cameras and gaming sensors. [...]

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In order to support the disaster management activities after the typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan a new WebSite http://crisismap.geog.uni-heidelberg.de/ has been set up by GIScience Heidelberg that visualizes the new map layers described earlier:
the “Elements at Risk” and “Population Distribution” for the Philipines.
Further it adds a currently less populated Flickr layer and a storm surge layer on top [...]

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On Saturday, 9th of November, a hands-on laser scanning workshop took place within the framework of the Conference ‘Digital Geoarchaeology - New Technologies for Interdisciplinary Human-Environmental Research‘ (held at the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities). The conference organizers Dr. Christoph Siart1) and Dipl.-Geogr. Markus Forbriger2) introduced a group of interested conference participants to terrestrial [...]

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Knowing where people in need could be in a crisis situation is as crucial as it is difficult.
Sometimes the difficulty is just not having a convenient way to display or access extant datasources.As a service to the crisis mappers we supply a Tile Service showing the residential population distribution in the Philipines in 90m resolution. [...]

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UPDATE:
First Impressions from the Mapathon Thursday 14th can be found here.
UPDATE2:
An additional Mapathon will take place on Friday 22nd 2013 in the lecture hall of the Department of Geography, Berliner Str. 48, Heidelberg University.
In order to to support the crisis mappers with better geographic information and maps for the regions affected by super typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan, [...]

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OSM Response to Typhoon Haiyan

An new interactive visualization by our colleague Pascal Neis shows the latest changes to the OpenStreetMap database in the Philippines. This can help to identify areas where the OSM crisis mapper community is already activen and those where further contibutions are needed. Only OSM changesets in the Philippines and some parts of the [...]

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Typhoon Haiyan (also called Yolanda) has hit the Phillipines killing likely over 1000 people and is approaching Vietnam and Laos. The crisis mapper communities have reacted fast and started to map the affected areas in OpenStreetMap such as the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (H.O.T.) and the Standby Task Force (SBTF) is officially deploying in response to [...]

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Fun GeoCaching at Night

GIScience research group members have some fun with their GPS while GeoCaching at Night (pic 1) in beautiful Heidelberg (pic 2, the day after).

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René Westerholt is currently visiting the Center for Geographic Analysis (Harvard University) in Cambridge, USA. The two-month research stay (funded by the German Excellence Initiative II) aims to foster new research collaborations between Harvard CGA and GIScience Heidelberg in the field of Live-Geography / People as Sensors. Both institutions have been in continuous exchange through [...]

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