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Monthly Archive for December, 2013

Am 17. Oktober 2013 fand im Studio der Villa Bosch in Heidelberg die Fachtagung „Web 2.0 und Social Media in Katastrophenschutz und Hochwassermanagement“ statt. Die Veranstaltung konnte nicht zuletzt durch die großzügige Unterstützung der Klaus-Tschira-Stiftung und dem HochwasserKompetenzCentrum (HKC) mit Erfolg und den Rückmeldungen zufolge zur Zufriedenheit der Teilnehmer durchgeführt werden. Sie wurde gemeinsam von [...]

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Merry Christmas!

The team of GIScience Heidelberg wishes a merry Christmas to all blog subscribers, visitors and everybody else who is interested in our group and research! Have some calm and relaxed days with your families and friends! Stay tuned: The new year will bring more exciting stories from the fascinating world of GIScience!

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and therefore also in OSM-3D.org. Just before Christmas the number of building footprints hit the magical number of 100.000.000. “Building” has been for some time now the most frequently used tag defining a map feature in OpenStreetMap. We use the building footprints from OSM to generate an automatically updated special database of 3D buildings displayed [...]

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The fourth conference on Scientific Computing and Cultural Heritage (SCCH) 2013 organized by Heidelberg Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational Methods for the Sciences (HGS MathComp) took place on 18th of November 2013 at the University of Heidelberg. This conference brought together scientists from computer science and applied mathematics on the one hand and researchers [...]

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The International Digital Earth Science Forum organized by Institute for Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing (IGF), the Youth Commission of the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) and the Association for the Promotion of Geoinformatics in Nothern Germany (GiN e.V.) took place on 4th of December 2013 at the University of Osnabrueck [...]

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Heidelberg-3D and beyond

was the title of a presentation given at the Smallworld User Meeting in Heidelberg by A. Zipf. It dealt with Spatial Data Infrastructures for 3D data and 3D city models and interoperable ways of visualizing and analysing 3D city models. The examples included Heidelberg-3D.de , OSM-3D.org or OpenBuildingModels.

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As one of the most popular examples of a Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) project OpenStreetMap (OSM) has more and more become a serious alternative for geodata. Since the quality of OSM data can vary strongly, different aspects have been investigated in several scientific studies. In most cases the data is compared with commercial or administrative [...]

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