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Monthly Archive for November, 2014

Last week members of the GIScience Research Group were attending the International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems in Dallas. Beside the interesting welcome note given by Luc Vincent talking about the Google Street View project and further follow-up keynote talks, the first conference day was opened up for full day workshops covering various [...]

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Germany is the leading country when it comes to OpenStreetMap (OSM), and here this online map as well as the OSM data are well recognized. But what about other parts of the world? What kind of possibilities can OSM offer for fostering development and building resilience against disasters?
Last Friday the students attending of the course [...]

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The project MayaArch3D presents itself in the “60-seconds-science-countdown” in the context of the “Wissenschaftsjahr 2014″ (Year of Sciences 2014) of the german Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
The Year of Sciences 2014 is a series of events and projects dealing with impact of the digitisation on our society.
Check out the video at:
http://www.digital-ist.de/aktuelles/60-seconds-science-countdown/mayaarch3d.html

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Wir möchten Sie herzlich zu unserer Fachsitzung “Räumliche Analyse und Modellierung in geographischer Forschung” im Rahmen des Deutschen Kongress für Geographie einladen, der von 1. bis 6. Oktober 2015 in Berlin stattfinden wird.
Beiträge zu unserer Sitzung können bis 11. Januar 2015 online hier eingereicht werden: https://www.congressa.de/dkg-2015/CallForAbstracts/?session_id=120
Sitzungsleiter_innen: Alexander Brenning, Bernhard Höfle
Inhalt der Fachsitzung [...]

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LVISA video tutorials

Watch out”
New video tutorials of “how to use our LVISA system” are available at http://www.youtube.com/user/TheLRGHeidelberg
The videos give an introduction of the general usage of LVISA as well as an introduction of the visualization, exploration and analysis of LVISA reference data as well as of own (external) data.

LVISA is a novel system for analyzing [...]

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Dear colleagues,
​The Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) and GIScience Research Group are organizing a workshop for joining the crowdsourcing research communities of GIScience and computer vision. The workshop will take place on Tuesday Dec 9, 2014 and it is going to be a very inspiring event for both parties. It is also very interesting [...]

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The German TV station NDR broadcasted a short interview (in German) with Florian Hillen (Univ. Osnabrück) talking about our paper on Information Fusion Infrastructure for Remote Sensing and In-Situ Sensor Data to Model People Dynamics in the International Journal of Image and Data Fusion. Vol. 5(1), pp. 54-69. DOI: 10.1080/19479832.2013.870934, by [...]

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Putting the world’s most vulnerable people on a map and thereby reduce the vulnerability of disaster prone regions before they can even cause serious harm - that is the objective of the MissingMaps Project. A great idea put together by Doctors Without Borders (MSF), British and American Red Cross and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap team [...]

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Two our colleagues, Maxim Rylov and Andreas Reimer have received a Ravenstein Recognition award from the German Cartographic Society. Their work in automation of map lettering has been recognized by jury members as a compelling and relevant topic that is undoubtedly interesting to all who concerns oneself with digital cartography. Their considerable achievements are the [...]

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Dear Colleagues,
The year 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). After two decades, OGC standards have become a key enabler of geospatial interoperability, delivering significant societal, economic and scientific benefits by integrating digital location resources into commercial and institutional processes worldwide. Emerging technologies such as cloud computing, smartphones, [...]

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