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Monthly Archive for May, 2015

As members of the disastermappers heidelberg and the GIScience Research Group Benjamin Herfort and Melanie Eckle were presenting their research at this years ISCRAM conference in Kristiansand, Norway. ISCRAM being a conference for researchers and practitioners in the field of disaster and emergency management, they also used this situation to set up a spontaneous Mapping [...]

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GIScience Walk & Talk

Heidelberg offers many nice hiking trails in the Odenwald mountains and some colleagues from GIScience group Heidelberg along with their visiting guest Ahmed Loai Ali used an opportunity for some walking and talking along the paths of Königstuhl up to Bierhelderhof enjoying the food in the romantic beergarden on the hills above the city. [...]

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Mon-Shieh Yang successfully defended his PhD thesis at the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Taiwan. We cordially congratulate him!
Mon-Shieh was member of the Heidelberg GIScience Team for almost one year (until May 2015). He was performing research with the LiDAR Research Group (LRG) where he investigated the derivation of novel LiDAR-based roughness measures to [...]

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Recently the new portal for GeoNet.MRN - the “Network Geoinformation of the Metropole Region Rhine-Neckar e.V.” has been published at http://www.geonet-mrn.de. It is based on the Enterprise Portal technology of the GeoNet.MRN member Fasihi GmbH Ludwigshafen. Thanks to Fasihi for this kind support! The portal includes news and events by GeoNet.MRN e.V itself and also [...]

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The semester proceeds quickly and another talk is already approaching: We are happy to announce the next presentation in our Heidelberg University GIS colloquium which will be given by Ahmed Loai Ali from Bremen University (Cognitive Systems Research Group). Ahmed will talk about accuracy issues when classifying volunteered geographic information (VGI). See a full description [...]

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In the scope of the CAP4ACCESS project, we announce a bachelor thesis (PDF, description in German) on the topic of wheelchair accessibility mapping using the example of the Heidelberg castle gardens. The main scientific research question deals with the suitability of VGI data (e.g. OpenStreetMap, Wheelmap) for mapping the accessibility of points and ways for [...]

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Das Netzwerk GeoNet.MRN e.V. ist ein Verbund von Firmen, Verbänden, Hochschulen und Verwaltung in der Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar. Es hat sich unter anderem zum Ziel gesetzt, lokale Akteure zu vernetzen und den Wissenstransfer zu Geoinformation zwischen Praxis und Forschung zu verbessern, die Sichtbarkeit der Geoinformationsbranche zu verbessern und das Bewusstsein der Bedeutung von Geoinformation über die [...]

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The disastermappers Heidelberg invite to a talk by Oliver Rack within the ‘disastermappers Heidelberg’ colloquium series at the Institute of Geography Heidelberg University. Oliver Rack is the founder of the Open Data Initiative Rhein-Neckar and will report about the situation of the Open Data Movement in the region and discuss recent projects.
The presentation will [...]

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A Study on the Twitter usage in the River Elbe Flood of June 2013
In recent years, social media emerged as a potential resource to improve the management of crisis situations such as disasters triggered by natural hazards. Although there is a growing research body concerned with the analysis of the usage of social media [...]

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After the earthquake in Nepal just over two weeks ago, the country has been hit again by a serious earthquake. Many places have so far not received any assistance due to a lack of maps.
After earlier Disaster Mapping events at the Institute of Geography at Heidelberg University and continuous activities in between, the “disastermappers Heidelberg” [...]

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