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Monthly Archive for November, 2014

Here you find a report on the OSM Workshop that has been organized last week at the Department of Geography, Heidelberg University by the Disaster Mappers Heidelberg.
There are further options for events to work on OSM in Heidelberg e.g. as next Wednesday (3rd December) for the “OpenStreetMap und Wheelmap Mapping Party” or the Wednesday after [...]

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Last week two colleagues successfully defended their PhDs within the GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University.
The first was the PhD thesis entitled “Exploring and Simulating Spatial Patterns of Urban Growth Using Data-driven and knowledge-based Approaches” by Mr. Hossein Shafeezadeh Moghaddam. The main focus was the development and evaluation of different spatiotemporal modeling strategies for assessing [...]

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We are pleased to announce that a book edited by Dr. Jamal Jokar Arsanjani, Prof. Alexander Zipf, Dr. Peter Mooney, and Dr. Marco Helbich,  entitled “OpenStreetMap in GIScience: Experiences, Research, and Applications” is already in-press. The edited book will be published by Springer in its “Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography” series, edited by Cartwright, W., Gartner, [...]

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On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the GIScience group invites interested persons to a joint OpenStreetMap & Wheelmap Mapping Party. This event is part of the EU project CAP4ACCESS.
Have you ever considered how you can get from A to B in (not only) Heidelberg using a wheelchair? Which places [...]

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The newly funded multidisciplinary research project MUSIEKE investigates the perceptibility and visibility of cultural heritage in multiple dimensions in urban, landscape, museum and virtual spaces. Three-dimensional (3D) data acquisition, processing, modeling and web-based visualization & analysis will provide fundamental input to the derivation and explanation of complex causal relationships of [...]

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The next talks of the semester are approaching quickly. We cordially invite you to the following two colloquium talks:
25.11.14, “Algorithms for focus-and-context [...]

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In this workshop, we want to tie two threads of research together: human computation is an important factor in both geoscience and computer vision research. In geosciences, OpenStreetMap is one of the major projects , but this is only one of numerous recent advances. In environmental sciences huge amounts of data are [...]

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Here you find a report on the last Mapping Party at Heidelberg University organized by the Heidelberg Crisis Mappers with Kate Chapman, the Executive Director of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) giving a lecture and then there is an invitation to join the upcoming
Crisis Mapping Colloquium
on Wednesday (26 Nov 2014, 16-18 clock,
Dep. of [...]

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Location and Dates
The field course will take place from 21-29 April 2015 in Greece.
Instructors
Bernhard Höfle and Martin Hämmerle
Rationale
The availability and coverage of high-resolution and highly accurate 3D point clouds of the Earth surface, including the terrain surface as well as raised objects on the bare earth (e.g. trees and debris), has been increasing tremendously within [...]

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In our new paper we present a systematic literature review on geographic information analysis and web-based geoportals to explore malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa.
563 articles are identified from the searches, from which a total of nine articles and eight geoportals meet inclusion criteria. The review suggests that the spatial dimension of malnutrition [...]

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