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Monthly Archive for November, 2015

Between November 11-13 our group actively participated in the 1st edition of the International Land Use Symposium (#ILUS2015) held in Dresden. The symposium was organized by the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IÖR, also based in Dresden), who greatly braved the challenges of organizing this symposium for the first time and who [...]

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Next week is “Geography Awareness Week” and in this week we organize a voluntary OpenStreetMap Mapping Party. We invite you all cordially to join us mapping for a good purpose. Let`s celebrate the international “Geography Awareness Week” and learn more about the power of maps!
How? With a Missing Maps Mapathon!
When? Nov/18/2015 - 18.15 pm
Where? Lecture [...]

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Today, our guest Professor Nüchter (University of Würzburg) will present a novel algorithm for correcting vehicle positions along trajectories. In the face of recent developments such as autonomous driving, this is a highly interesting and inspiring topic. Looking forward to your participation!
Prof. Dr. Andreas Nüchter, Mobile Mapping with SLAM, Lecture Hall BST 48, 04.15pm

Mobile laser [...]

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On behalf of the research training group “CrowdAnalyser” at Heidelberg University (www.uni-heidelberg.de/crowdanalyser), we would like to invite you to participate in our second “CrowdAnalyser Workshop 2015″. The objective of this workshop is to bring together academics and practitioners that are interested in exploring knowledge and developing methods, operational frameworks and systems [...]

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Matching road network is an essential step for data quality assessment by using reference data. Conventionally, road network from two data sets are matched by using line-based approach which checks the similarity of properties of line segments. In new method recently published in IJGIS, a polygon-based approach is proposed to match OpenStreetMap road network with [...]

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The public talks of the Heidelberg Geographical Society do start this Tuesday evening (19 pm).
The theme of the talks this semester is “Challenge Metropolis - urban development in the age of globalization“.
The first talk will be given by the new faculty member at the Department of Geography of Heidelberg University, Jun.Prof. Anna Growe and deals [...]

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Mid of October Inga Beck was invited by a local primary school to talk about her research and to give the students an impression about the work of a Polar Researcher. The entire school (around 200 children and 15 teachers) gathered in the assembly hall of the school and listened carefully to the presentation.
Beside the [...]

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Senior Professor distinctus Dr. Dr.h.c. Peter Meusburger recently received the honorable Lajos Lóczy Plaque. This medal is awarded to him by the Hungarian Geographical Society for his contribution to the Hungarian geography. It is the highest scientific award of the Hungarian geography.
Congratulations Peter!

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Inspection and analysis of geo-tagged shipping information could provide insights to the transformation of a variety of “global spaces” during times of rapid globalization. One of the famous resources of shipping data is a shipping newspaper called LLOYDS lists. The list contains weekly and later daily information on global shipping since the late seventeenth century [...]

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The aftermath of disasters - such as the recent Nepal earthquake - have shown that the general public can contribute to the response of a disaster event and moreover is able to organize and engage itself across national borders. Digital volunteerism is offering unique capabilities to bridge information gaps, particularly in crisis situations where [...]

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