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Monthly Archive for July, 2015

Our paper “Information fusion infrastructure for remote-sensing and in-situ sensor data to model people dynamics” by Hillen et al. (2014) has been selected by the editor of the International Journal of Image and Data Fusion to be freely accessible for downloading (editor’s choice). The paper presents a novel concept for an information [...]

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Die Leiner & Wolff GmbH läd am Dienstag, den 28.7.2015 herzlich zum zweiten GeoNet.MRN Business-Frühstück des Netzwerks Geoinformation der Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar (GeoNet.MRN) ein!
8.30 - 9.00 Uhr Ankommen mit Frühstückssnack und informeller Austausch
9.00 - 9.30 Uhr Vorstellung der Leiner & Wolff GmbH
9.30 - 10.00 Uhr Ausklang
Ort: Leiner & Wolff GmbH, Hauptstraße 90 , 69117 Heidelberg
Melden [...]

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We cordially invite anybody to our final GIScience colloquium in this summer term.
Dr. Norman Kerle from ITC
will talk about
Post-disaster damage assessment – combining remote sensing image analysis and crowdsourcing
on Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015, 4:00 pm,
at Hörsaal, Berliner Straße 48, Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University

Following a disaster event a rapid assessment of its consequences is [...]

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OpenRouteService Update to Version 2.2

It has been less than two months since the major update of OpenRouteService. Today we announce the next sound update of the service. In this release, we were mostly concentrated on fixing bugs both on the server and client sides. The full list of changes can be found on github. We summarize some improvements below [...]

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We cordially invite everybody to another interesting talk in the anniversary GIScience Colloquium Series at Heidelberg University.
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Wolfgang Kainz (Professor for Cartography and Geoinformation, Institut for Geographie and Regional Research, University of Vienna) will talk
on Thursday, Jul 16, 2015, 4.15 pm
in the Lecture Hall, Berliner Straße 48, Heidelberg about the

Past, Present and Future [...]

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The first summer school of its kind on Close Range Sensing Techniques in Alpine Terrain took place in Obergurgl, Ötztal Valley, Austria, from July 5 - 11 2015. The event was co-hosted by the ISPRS, the main organizer University of Innsbruck and several other European universities including the GIScience Group of Heidelberg University.
More than 40 [...]

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We cordially invite everybody to an open presentation on our colloquium series
tomorrow (Tuesday, 14.07.2015) at 10am by Dr. Matthew W. Wilson to the
Department of Geography, Heidelberg University Lecture Hall EG, Berliner Straße 48, 69198 Heidelberg.
The title of the talk is Quantified Self-City-Nation.
New devices and techniques have emerged to better quantify an individual’s movement, stasis, [...]

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Last week members of the GIScience Research Group were attending the AGIT - Symposium and Exhibit for applied Geoinformatics in Salzburg. Beside the interesting welcome note given by Manfred Hauswirth from TU Berlin talking about the impact of Linked Data, the Internet of Things, and Clouds for Geospatial Information Systems, further keynotes and conference talks [...]

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Visit to Hambach Castle

Recently the members of the Department of Geography, Heidelberg University visited Hambach Castle nearby across the Rhine valley in Rhineland-Palatinate.
It is considered the symbol of the German Democracy movement because of the Hambacher Fest from 1832. (see playmobil photo)

The trip of the institute included a nice hike through the hilly forests, a guided tour through [...]

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On last Saturday we braved the tropical heat and used the occasion of the 13th international wheelchair marathon in Heidelberg to inform the public about our recent developments regarding wheelchair accessible route planning with OpenRouteService. We are thankful for the interesting conversations with people from Germany, Denmark, Japan, England and France and for their valuable [...]

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