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Monthly Archive for April, 2015

Following the earthquake which struck Nepal on April 25 hundreds of volunteers worldwide come together to map out disaster affected areas through the coordination of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) and the local partner in Kathmandu, the Kathmandu Living Labs team.
Disastermappers Heidelberg joined the efforts on monday evening by organizing a first mapping event. Thanks [...]

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Our students learned how multiple 3D geodata sensor systems (LiDAR, UAVs, GNSS) can be used to capture and analyze the geomorphology and geology of one of the most exciting geological areas, the Peloponnese in Greece. Together with the geology students from the University of Stavanger more than 30 young researchers explored the area around the [...]

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On the occasion of the European protest day for equal rights of people with disabilities the Heidelberg advisory board of people with disabilities organises an event at Heidelberg castle tomorrow (30/4) from 2pm to 5pm. Our local CAP4ACCESS team is happy to join this event by leading mapping efforts to fill some data gaps in [...]

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Facing the most severe earthquake for the past decades, Nepal and especially the Kathmandu area show unimagineable devastations. In order to provide emergency and rescue forces with near real time information concerning infrastructural conditions of roads and buildings the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (H.O.T.) as part of the OpenStreetMap Community coordinates the crisis mapping activities for [...]

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On Saturday Nepal was hit by a massive earthquake that devastated large parts of Kathmandu as well as many suburbs and remote mountain villages and towns.
A few hours later the first mapping actions were started by the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (H.O.T.). These are coordinated with the Kathmandu Living Labs team, a resident of Kathmandu organization [...]

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We cordially invite anybody this week to the first Colloquium Talk in this semester of our “5 years anniversary series”.
The title is:
Indoor mapping by reverse-engineering of existing plans and analysis of pedestrian traces
and the presentation is given by Michael Peter from Stuttgart University (IFP) on Thursday, Apr 23, 2015, 4.15 pm.
The location is Department of [...]

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The GIScience Group Heidelberg participated actively in the EGU 2015 in Vienna, giving talks of current LiDAR research in the PICO Session “3D Spatial Data, Analysis, Visualization and Infrastructures in Geosciences - From 3D Point Clouds to Information“.
Kristina gave a talk on “LiDAR Vegetation Investigation and Signature Analysis System (LVISA)” and presented the LVISA system, [...]

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We are pleased to announce the launch of a new scientific journal in Geo-informatics domain published by Springer Verlag. Please share this news along with the provided information below within your scientific network.
Open Geospatial Data, Software and Standards
A SpringerOpen Journal, ISSN: 2363-7501

Editors-in-Chief

Mohamed Bakillah, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Steve H. L. Liang, University of Calgary, Canada

Administrative Assistant

Amin [...]

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We are happy to announce that the first version of the wheelchair routing profile is now available online within OpenRouteService and goes into beta testing phase. Currently, there is a separate version (http://openrouteservice.org/wheelchair-2.1/) for testing that contains this new feature, which currently covers Germany only. However, after beta testing, it will also be available via [...]

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On the 7th and 8th of April, our GIScience research group hosted the 4th PCC meeting of CAP4Access project in Heidelberg. The meeting was aimed to discuss the feedbacks and comments received from the reviewers of European Commission from the first evaluation meeting and various items where discussed from both theoretical and technical perspectives.
As the normal procedure of [...]

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