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Last friday our former team member Arne Schilling successfully defended his PhD! Congratulations for that! The topic was about “3D Spatial Data Infrastructures for Web-Based Visualization” and included his work on developing SDIs for 3D landscape and city models evaluating and advancing OGC proposal for 3D visualization like the Web 3D Service (W3DS) and integrating [...]

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If you followed our previous posts (#1, #2) concerning high quality cartographic label placement, then this post is worthy of notice.
Topographic maps are arguably one of the most information-dense, yet intuitively usable, graphical artifacts produced by mankind. Cartography as science and practice has developed and collected a wealth of design principles [...]

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News for the GIScience PhD students in Heidelberg: the formal examination rules for PhD dissertations at our faculty now officially include the topic “Geographic Information Systems” as one of only four areas of specialization (next to Physical Geography, Human Geography and Regional Science) for PhDs at the Institute of Geography.

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How can we explore geographical relations between social media and authoritative data to enhance information extraction for disaster management?
How can collaborative maps of OpenStreetMap be used for supporting risk analysis and emergency planing?

These two questions were explored recently by researchers of the GIScience group working on the use of Volunteered Geographic Information [...]

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Successful PhD Defense of Pascal Neis

On Tuesday, 17th of June, our former group member Pascal Neis successfully defended his PhD thesis! The subject of his PhD was about investigating the quality of OpenStreetMap contributions. Pascal’s PhD comprises eight journal papers. In addition he also published many conference contributions. Furthermore, he developed the first version of OpenRouteService (ORS), which was the [...]

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This summer semester’s laser scanning course comprises a series of field trips done by small student groups of maximum two persons. Campaign planning and hands-on laser scanning in the field were conducted by the students and supervised by professor Bernhard Höfle, tutor Jörn profe, Kristina König, and Martin Hämmerle. Intensive learning for each single [...]

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Am Lehrstuhl für Geoinformatik der Universität Heidelberg suchen wir derzeitmögl. kurzfristig eine wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft oder PraktikantIn für die Web-Frontend-Entwicklung im Rahmen des OpenRouteService (www.openrouteservice.org) Projekts.
Siehe Stellenbeschreibung im Anhang.
Bei Interesse bitte melden, gerne auch weiterleiten.
Du studierst Geographie, Informatik oder eine ähnlichen Studienrichtung und möchtest deine Kenntnisse in der Geoinformatik vertiefen?
Du hast schon mal clienseitig entwickelt [...]

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On June 3, 2014, we organised a pre-conference one-day workshop titled Digital Earth: What the hack? in Castellon de La Plana, under the auspices of the International Society of Digital Earth (http://www.digitalearth-isde.org/) and 7th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science - Connecting a Digital Europe through Location and Place (http://www.agile-online.org/).
Hackathons and mapathons are [...]

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The Heidelberg Center for Latin America (HCLA) in Santiago de Chile offers a Master of Science in Governance of Risk and Resources. This cooperative venture between the Geography institutes of Heidelberg University, the Universidad Catolica de Chile and the Universidad de Chile focuses on the (political and economic) controllability of problem-driven [...]

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A new tool for processing and updating the street network data from OpenStreetMap (OSM), that is used in OpenRouteService.org (ORS) has been developed and tested over the last months. Now it has been deployed. Therefore the data used in ORS is now up2date again and can be updated more easily in an regular manner than [...]

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