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Monthly Archive for January, 2014

A Review of OpenStreetMap Research

User-generated content (UGC) platforms on the Internet have experienced a steep increase in data contributions in recent years. The ubiquitous usage of location-enabled devices, such as smartphones, allows contributors to share their geographic information on a number of selected online portals. The collected information is oftentimes referred to as volunteered geographic information (VGI). One of [...]

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was the titel of a well-attended invited talk at the Geodetic Colloquium in January at the KIT Karlsruhe Insitute of Technology, Geodetic Institute by Prof. Alexander Zipf. It presented some examples of our work on OSM quality assessment such as iOSManalyser, OSMatrix, but also research on transforming OpenStreetMap into 3D.

e.g. Barron, C., Neis, [...]

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Last year we announced about a significant update of our OSM-based maps provided by the web map tile service OpenMapSurfer. Since that time we made a big progress in improving the overall performance of the service, added a lot of missing map elements (e.g. archaeological sites, waterfalls, highway milestones, building entrances, etc.) and noticeably [...]

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We are very pleased to receive Elena Rapisardi as a visiting researcher at the GIScience research group. Elena is a PhD Candidate at the University of Turin, Italy (at the Doctoral School of Sciences and Innovative Technologies, Ph.D Program in Earth Sciences) under the supervision of Prof. Marco Giardino, with a project on collaborative management [...]

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Do Cities makes us (mentally) ill?

this is a bit of a provoking question - but if you want - this is a very shortened version of one of the research questions in a new project on Psychogeography together with the Central Institute for Mental Health (ZI) in Mannheim and other parters. It looks into the relationship between stress, mental health [...]

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Cap4Access Kick-Off Meeting in London

The new EU project CAP4Access was started with a kick-off meeting at University College London on Jan. 9. and 10. 2014.
The objective of CAP4Access is to develop and pilot-test methods and tools for collectively gathering and sharing spatial information for improving accessibility. The aim is to exploit the power of online maps and mobile devices [...]

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Within the frame of a new European project the GIScience group offers thesis topics related to accessibility of mobility-restricted people, in particular wheelchair users.
If you are a student interested in doing a thesis (Bachelor, Master, Teacher etc.) related to such topics please contact Prof. Zipf or Dr. Bakillah.
Here you find more information in German. (pdf)
Here [...]

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