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Monthly Archive for August, 2015

The Ministry of Science, Research and Arts, Baden-Wuerttemberg has funded a new research project called 4DEMON, which will approach the research front of 4D Near Real-Time Environmental Monitoring.
Our physical environment underlies permanent changes in space and time with strongly varying triggers, frequencies, magnitudes and also consequences to humans. Monitoring of Earth surface processes [...]

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The International Journal of Geographical Information Science (IJGIS) published a first review by Wen Lin at Taylor & Francis Online (DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2015.1077965) about our Springer book on
OpenStreetMap in GIScience: experiences, research and applications, edited by Jamal Jokar Arsanjani, Alexander Zipf, Peter Mooney and Marco Helbich (2015, Springer Series: Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, 324 [...]

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Once again the “Fachaustausch Geoinformation” will be organized by the Geo-Network of the Metropolitain Region Rhine-Neckar GeoNet.MRN” in Heidelberg on 11/25/2015.
The event serves the networking and exchange of experience between interested parties, experts, users and decision-makers from business, science, politics and government on applications and current issues of regional data and geographic information systems.
Morning program:

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The TV science program “X:enius” on the German TV channel “Arte” broadcasts a program about “Navigation - How do we find the right way?” (in German).
Amongst others it features some of our work at GIScience Heidelberg on OpenStreetMap and crisis mapping, as well as Raul Krauthausen introducing the WheelMap project, which is partner in our [...]

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The Klaus Tschira Foundation (KTS) Heidelberg can look back to 20 successful years of history since its foundation in 1995 (www.20jahrekts.de). The foundation of the European Media Laboratory (EML) in 1997 also had a great impact on Geoinformatics in Heidelberg, with Alexander Zipf being the first PhD student there in the first EML research project [...]

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We would like to inform about a new open source tool that allows matching of GPS trajectories to corresponding street segments. The tool implements a simplified version of the algorithm presented by Zhang et al. (2010). It is a JAVA based implementation and has been put under LGPL license. You can access the source code [...]

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The Kick-Off Meeting of the European Chapter of the Socienty for Digital Earth (ISDE) was held last week at the EU Joint Research Center (JRC) in Ispra. Prof. Alexander Zipf attended the meeting on behalf of GIScience Research Group Heidelberg University.

Digital Earth is a global initiative to construct a comprehensive virtual representation of the planet. [...]

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