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Monthly Archive for October, 2015

Heidelberg University reports:
According to a recent report the Best Global Universities Ranking ranks Heidelberg University as the best university in Germany and 37th worldwide.
Just recently the Times Higher Education Ranking (THE) had been published. Also there it has been announced that Heidelberg University scored at place 37 internationally and place 2 in Germany.
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GIScience HD member and disastermapper Bennie reports:
The 2015 Nepal earthquake that struck Nepal on 25th April with a magnitude of 7.8 destroyed many building completely or in a manner that they can easily be collapsed by aftershocks. Therefore, many people left their homes and slept outside in tent cities and camp sites in open areas [...]

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The Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT) is taking place this week in Santa Fe, USA.
This Tuesday our paper on “A Conceptual Quality Framework for Volunteered Geographic Information” by Andrea Ballatore and Alexander Zipf is being presented there.
It outlines new proxy measures to several facets of conceptual quality, including accuracy, granularity, completeness, consistency, compliance, and [...]

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This Wednesday (Oct. 14th) afternoon at 16:15-17:45 the GIScience Research Group @ Heidelberg University will introduce itself to the Master students and any other interested persons and students with a selection of short presentations about some of the key research topics in the group, as indicated through our publications in journals and conferences.
This includes:
- Volunteered [...]

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Die Klaus Tschira Stiftung informiert:
Wissenschaftskommunikation: Sieben Forscher erhalten 2015 den Klaus Tschira Preis für verständliche Wissenschaft .
Am 08.10.2015 wurde zum 13. Mal der Klaus Tschira Preis für verständliche Wissenschaft in der Alten Aula der Universität Heidelberg verliehen.
Geehrt werden sieben Nachwuchswissenschaftler, die einen allgemein verständlichen Artikel in deutscher Sprache über ihre Doktorarbeit geschrieben und in den [...]

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Our EU project CAP4Access (MyAccessible.EU) has organized a first international expert workshop during the 5th International Congress on “Tourism for All” in Madrid on 23 September, 2015.
The 5th International Congress on Tourism for All has been held in Madrid from September 23 to 25. The first CAP4Access international expert workshop was organized during this important [...]

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What’s New in OpenRouteService

We have recently rolled out new features in OpenRouteService. In this blog post, we give a short overview of the most interesting changes and improvements.
Over years we constantly receive a feedback from users via e-mails. Furthermore, starting from this year, it is possible to report about bugs and request new features using github. As users’ [...]

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The First Workshop on Data Mining for Smart Cities (DMCities 2015) will be held in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining series (ICDM) on 14 Nov 2015, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Prof. Alexander Zipf from GIScience Heidelberg will give an invited Keynote Speach on
“Mapping the Urban Crowd - Mining the dynamic [...]

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CIScience Heidelberg members Dr. Tobias Törnros and Dr. Hongchao Fan attended the ISSDQ’15 (The 9th International Symposium on Spatial Data Quality) from 28 to 30 September 2015 in La Grande Motte, France. Tobias had an excellent talk about uncertainties of completeness measures in OpenStreetMap – A case study for buildings in a medium-sized German city. [...]

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