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Monthly Archive for August, 2014

As a task for CAP4Access project, on Monday 11th of August, members of the Smart Simulation group (Mohamed Bakillah, Amin Mobasheri and Sarah Labusga) of GIScience at Heidelberg University performed a field experiment together with people with limited mobilities.
Several GPS trackers (with different characteristics and predefined parameters for data collection) were installed on three wheelchairs and for a selected route [...]

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Geospatial analyses are increasingly being conducted in networked environments. In such cases, geographic analyses are carried out by leveraging ressources (including geospatial algorithms) on some remote server. A user might upload some dataset onto a server, triggers some geo-computation and awaits the results.
Most of such web-based geo-processing services are implementing the so called “Web Processing [...]

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During 7-11 th of July, Vespucci Initiative organized the workshop “IC1203 COST ENERGIC - VGI and Citizen Science: engaging, creating and understanding“. Having granted an award from European Commission (COST Energic), Amin Mobasheri from GIScience group of Heidelberg University attended the workshop. The week activities were articulated in practical scientific activities where participants actively contributed [...]

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Sabbatical @ UCSB

Our head, Professor Zipf, has left for a sabbatical at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) during the winter semester. He is hosted by the Center for Spatial Studies (Director Prof. W. Kuhn) at the renowned Department of Geography. We wish you all the best and an inspiring time overseas!

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The German site “Die bemerkenswerte Karte” (The Remarkable Map) by the German Cartographic Society (DGfK) reports about OpenMapSurfer.uni-hd.de as a remarkable OSM base map, because of it’s unique combination of high information density on the one hand and appealing aesthetics on the other hand. In particular the high quality automated label placement algorithms implemented in [...]

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