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Monthly Archive for June, 2015

Yesterday, a talk was given by Stefan Hahmann within the frame of the colloquium series of the geography department at Heidelberg University of Education. The talk was entitled “Crowdsourcing for individual needs - the example of wheelchair routing“. Besides a general introduction to the field of crowdsourcing, VGI and OpenStreetMap, our research and development activities [...]

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Yesterday a team from SWR television visited the GIScience group Heidelberg to shoot a movie for a TV report about our joint work on investigating and modeling the relationship between environmental or socio-demographic characteristics of a region and mental stress in urban areas. The PsychoGeography project is conducted together with the Psychoepidemiologisches Zentrum (PEZ) at [...]

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The MayaArch3D project held its final closing meeting at the German Archaeological Institute in Bonn from the 4th to the 5th of June 2015. Two days of discussions and presentations demonstrated the results of the 3-year BMBF (German Ministry of Education and Research) funded project “MayaArch3D - A Web-based 3D-GIS for the Analysis of the [...]

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We cordially invite any interested person to the next GIScience Heidelberg colloquium presentation this week on Thursday, 18 June 2015, 2.00 p.m.
in the Lecture Hall, Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University, Berliner Str. 48, 69120 HD.
The title of the talk is
“An Agent-Based Model of Individual and Collective Place Formation”
and will be given by David Jonietz [...]

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Recently an Advanced Systematic Literature Review on Spatiotemporal Analyses of Twitter Data has been conducted and the results have been published online as journal article. This article presents a systematic literature review on the state of research concerning methodologies, applications and use cases of Twitter as a Location-Based Social Network.
The proposed systematic literature review method [...]

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At a ceremony at the University of Vienna Bernd Resch (Heidelberg University and University of Salzburg) received the Theodor-Körner Award in the category of medicine, natural sciences and technology. The Price was awarded by the Austrian Ministry of Transportation, Innovation and Technology (bmvit).
In his work, Bernd Resch focuses on assessing human emotions with a variety [...]

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HowTo use OpenRouteService in QGIS

Riccardo has written a short introduction on how to integrate OpenRouteService into the Open Source GIS QGIS at digital-geography. Thanks for this. It is obviously quite easy (even easier than Google as he states) and similar things could be done e.g. with the OpenRouteService geocoder or Accessibility Analysis Service (for calculating Isochrones) etc.
While for security [...]

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Our AGILE workshop called RICH-VGI (enRICHment of volunteered geographic information (VGI): Techniques, practices and current state of knowledge) was held on June 9, 2015 in Lisbon as part of the 18th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science of the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE) with comparatively a large number of participants.
The workshop [...]

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Colloquium Talk by Guibo Sun

This week Dr. Guibo Sun will talk about different correlates that affect the walking behaviour around metro stations in Beijing. Guibo is working as a research associate at the Chinese University of Hongkong (Institute of Earth and Space Information Science). Please find a more elaborate abstract on our web page.
Built-environment correlates of walking from metro [...]

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Last week our GIScience team member Dr. Andreas Reimer successfully defended his PhD at TU Eindhoven (Promotor: Prof. Dr. Bettina Speckmann, Eindhoven and Co-promotor: Prof. Dr. W.A. Mackaness, Edinburgh).
The topic of the PhD thesis was “Cartographic modelling for automated map generation” and includes a range of fascinating research on cartography, ranging from schematizing and [...]

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