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Monthly Archive for February, 2014

OpenStreetmap for young pupils
We organize a practical workshop for children between the age of 9 and 12 years within the “kids university” at Heidelberg University.
The workshop will be on Saturaday 15.03.2014 at the department of Geography and the title is “Navigieren mit der offenen Weltkarte – OpenStreetMap“. It provides an introduction to Crowdsoucing and Citizen [...]

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Natural disasters like floods are a worldwide phenomenon and a serious threat to mankind. Flood simulations are applications of disaster control, which are used for the development of appropriate flood protection. Adequate simulations require not only the geometry but also the roughness of the Earth’s surface, as well as the roughness of the objects hereon. [...]

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We offer a new position in a new DFG project. More Info here.

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Prof. Dr. Alexander Brenning from the University of Waterloo (Canada) is spending a research stay as Visiting Professor from February to August 2014 at the GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University. This was made possible through a grant from the prestigious Humbold-Foundation. His research will focus on “Statistical GeoComputation: Linking Physical and Human Geographical Approaches“. [...]

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A new German Society for supporting “Citizen Science” has been founded in Heidelberg: “Verein zur Förderung von Bürgerwissenschaft e.V.”. Among the founding members are several persons with links to the Department of Geography or the GIScience Research Group, such as Dr. Richard Leiner, Clemens Jakobs and Prof. Alexander Zipf.
The society wants to strenghten the linkage [...]

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Prof. Dr. Joao Porto, a computer scientist from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil has received a grant by Heidelberg University funded through the DFG Initiative of Excellence that allows him to stay as visiting professor at the GIScience Research Group of Heidelberg University through 2014 and then returning to Heidelberg several times until 2017. His [...]

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We invite you to participate in our workshop Digital Earth: What the hack?, as part of the 17th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science, 3-6 June 2014, Castellón, Spain.
The proposed workshop will prepare hackathons including geospatial information and processing across a variety of possible disciplines and thereby implementing Digital Earth applications. Hackathons are [...]

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Dr. Martin Rutzinger, an expert in interdisciplinary mountain research and GIScience, joins our research group in February 2014 as guest researcher. Martin is with the Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research (IGF) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) in Innsbruck. His research focuses on bridiging methodologies of remote sensing and geoinformatics for Earth observation [...]

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