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Monthly Archive for July, 2014

The online magazine 3D Visualization World (www.3dvisworld.com) features an article about the 3D capturing campaigns at Lorsch Abbey:
‘The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lorsch Abbey is located in Hesse roughly between Heidelberg and Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Laser scanners generating 3D point clouds of the structure and photogrammetric Structure-from-Motion (SfM) approaches were used to study and create [...]

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Last month members of the GIScience Research Group of Heidelberg University and the Doctoral College GIScience of Salzburg University met for a few days at a joint PhD Summer School on “Explorations in GIScience”. This included workshops, presentations and most importantly lively discussions on a range of topics related to research in GIScience. The set [...]

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The latest Thomson Reuters ISI Journal Citation Report 2014 has just been released and the Impact Factor (IF) for the international journal “Transactions in GIS” (Wiley) edited by John P. Wilson, Qiming Zhou and Alexander Zipf has slightly increased to 1.000 for 2013.

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GIScience 4 Cultural Heritage

The GIScience Research Group @ Heidelberg University recently joined the Heidelberg Center for Cultural Heritage HCCH. The HCCH is bundling the existing competencies at Heidelberg University in basic research on cultural legacies of past and present societies .
The application of results of disciplinary and interdisciplinary basic research on the analysis, documentation, development, maintenance, museum presentation [...]

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Wednesday, July 16th - the day 24 members of GIScience had been looking forward to for a long time.
After general tips and instructions of the owner, it was time to get ready for the Neckar. Six canoes with excited people put to sea.
Equipped with paddles and life jackets, it was time to “conquer” the Neckar. [...]

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The Chilean newspaper El Mercurio has released an article about Heidelberg’s research on VGI and Neogeography in their Science and Technology section in the issue of 14 July 2014.
El Mercurio, Santiago de Chile (No. 41.265), p. A11: Neogeografía: La geografía evoluciona al alero de las redes sociales.

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GIScience runs against cancer

The GIScience together with colleagues from Health & Society participated as team Geo4Health in the charity Run Against Cancer (NCT-LAUFend gegen Krebs) on 11 July 2014 organized by the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT). The run took place on university campus Im Neuenheimer Feld (2.5 km lap around the Theoretikum and University Hospital).
We are [...]

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A case study in rural Ghana
Access to skilled attendance at childbirth is crucial to reduce maternal and newborn mortality. Several different measures of geographic access are used concurrently in public health research, with the assumption that sophisticated [...]

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Talk Announcements

We are pleased to announce three upcoming talks. One of them is given by a guest from Melbourne, Australia. The other two talks are held by colleagues from university-internal partner institutions. All talks will be held in English. See more details on each talk below:
Talk 1:
“Sustainability Research [...]

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Mr. Mon-Shieh Yang, a senior PhD candidate from the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Department of Earth Sciences, has been awarded a grant of the National Science Council (NSC) of Taiwan to join the LiDAR Research Group (LRG) of the Chair of GIScience Heidelberg from July 2014 to April 2015.
His research will focus on the [...]

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