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Monthly Archive for April, 2015

As a funding member of the Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE) at Heidelberg University the GIScience Research Group wants to make you aware and invite you also to the open lecture series “Heidelberg Bridge” of the HCE in addition to our GIScience colloquium series.
The HCE “Heidelberg Bridge” programme offers topics from different areas of [...]

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The programme of the “anniversary edition” of our regular GI colloquium already got published some weeks from now. However, we are pleased to announce an interesting additional talk that complements our panel. Dr Guibo Sun from the Chinese University of Hong Kong will talk about influences of the built-environment that correlate with aspects of pedestrians [...]

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End of March and early April Prof. Alexander Zipf from GIScience Heidelberg was invited to give some lectures at the State Key Laboratory for Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS) at Wuhan University and also at the School of Surveying and Geoinformatics at Tongji University in Shanghai, China.
The presentations were about “User-generated [...]

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Dear colleagues,
The deadline for submission of contributions to our AGILE workshop called RICH-VGI has been extended to April 30, 2015.  We call for short papers and extended abstracts for the Workshop:
RICH-VGI: enRICHment of volunteered geographic information (VGI):
Techniques, practices and current state of knowledge

Workshop @ the 18th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science
Lisboa, Portugal.
Tuesday 9 June 2015
In [...]

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This is the Second Part of the CAP4Access e-Newsletter No 2. 2015.
The First Part can be found here. (It needed to be splitted in two parts for technical reasons)
Finding accessible toilets made easy
People in wheelchairs and other people with mobility impairments must be able to find an accessible toilet when needed. What is more, unavailability [...]

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With the Geo-reCAPTCHA we present a new concept for crowdsourcing of vast amounts of geoinformation by micro-mapping tasks.

The paper can be downloaded free of charge (until 22 May 2015).
In our study we investigated the possibilities and limitations of capturing building footprints via Geo-reCAPTCHA based on remote sensing imagery. We could analyze more [...]

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CAP4Access e-Newsletter No. 2, 2015 (Part 1)
First tools released + + + “Mapping parties” raise awareness for disability issues
Dear Readers,
The CAP4Access project has kick-started its second year by publishing first versions of a range of tools. They are intended to raise awareness about accessibility of the built environment and for providing concrete support to [...]

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