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Monthly Archive for September, 2015

Detailed knowledge regarding the whereabouts of people and their social activities in urban areas with high spatial and temporal resolution is still widely unexplored. Thus, the spatiotemporal analysis of Location Based Social Networks (LBSN) has great potential regarding the ability to sense spatial processes and to gain knowledge about urban dynamics, especially with respect to [...]

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During mid August and September, Amin Mobasheri had a short research visit to Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science (ICMC) at University of São Paulo, Brazil. Last week on 14th of September, he gave a presentation about “Open Geospatial Data Quality Assessment and Enrichment. The Case study of Routing and navigation services for people with limited [...]

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Our paper titled “Explorative Public Transport Flow Analysis from Uncertain Social Media Data” in the GeoCrowd 2014 workshop of the ACM SIGSPATIAL conference has been selected by the workshop organizers as its best paper.

In this paper, we propose a framework to detect human mobility transportation hubs and infer public transport flows from unstructured georeferenced social [...]

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Benjamin (active Heidelberg disastermapper and GIScience group member) explains in this blog post how to create your own Missing Map like microtasking application using PyBossa
An example is the microtasking app he did set up to identify human settlements and roads in South Kivu for the missing maps project at
http://crowdmap.geog.uni-heidelberg.de/app/missing_maps_follow_up/.
You can easily contribute to this Missing [...]

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Mid of August we started for our second field trip in the Canadian Arctic. This time the team consisted of Inga Beck, Sabrina Marx and Detlef May. As Sabrina already joined the trip in June, many things – such as customs, security etc. worked much easier than in June.
We only had very little time for [...]

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Who is using OpenMapSurfer’s maps?

In a previous blog post, we have imparted to our readers that OpenMapSurfer web map tile service is being used by several projects. Today, we want to provide an updated list of the users. Among them are e.g.:

Garmin, the world leader in Global Positioning System (GPS) technology - careers.garmin.com/en-US
Weather forecast web sites - kachelmannwetter.com [...]

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The 27th International Cartographic Conference (ICC) was held from 23-28th of August in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The conference brought together several hundreds of professors, researchers and students worldwide in three main disciplines of Cartography, GIScience, and Remote Sensing to discuss various research topics ranging from map design, map use, users and usabilities to location [...]

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GIScience HD @ Intergeo

In addition to our previously announced presentation, the GIScience group Heidelberg is also represented with a stand at the Intergeo. We present a variety of outcomes of our efforts from throughout the last years. These include, among others, spatial media analysis, OSM.3D and our highly recognized OpenRouteService or OpenMapSurfer.. Our stand is part of the [...]

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The Heidelberg University reports in a current press release (in German) about our new project 4DEMON: 4D Near Real-Time Environmental Monitoring, which is funded by the highly competitive Junior Professorship Funding Scheme of the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts, Baden-Wuerttemberg.

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Recently the GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University visited the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany, which serves as the main mission control centre for the European Space Agency (ESA) . The Centre is responsible for a range of activities and in particular operating planetary and solar missions, such as Mars Express and [...]

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