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Monthly Archive for December, 2015

New DAAD/MOST project will enable intensive exchange between Taiwan and Germany in 2016-17
The main scientific objective of 3D-TAIGER’s exchange and collaborative research is the development of new methods for the automatic extraction of 3D geoinformation related to forests and natural hazards in Taiwan using multi-source remote sensing data.
The project 3D-TAIGER is an [...]

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Today we want to introduce several new features in OpenRouteService:
OpenRouteService.org now offers live traffic information in Germany provided by the The Federal Highway Research [...]

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GIScience got the mayor

On last Thursday (17.12.), the GIScience group participated in a discussion about open data in Heidelberg within the city’s #getthemayor series. The discussion was initiated by the Open Data Rhein Neckar activists (thanks to Oliver Rack). Melanie Eckle, student assistent in the CAP4Access project, contributed by articulating our needs for open data from the perspective [...]

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Our workshop proposal for the 19th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science 2016 in Helsinki has been accepted.
Save the date: June 14th 2016 in Helsinki Finland.
The number of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and social media platforms is continuously growing, providing massive datasets of georeferenced content that is either actively contributed (e.g. adding data to [...]

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Merry Christmas!

The GIScience Research Group Heidelberg University wishes a nice and happy Christmas time to all of you. Enjoy and relax!

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Natural disasters and man-made catastrophes pose a serious threat to the stability and prosperity of countries and the well-being and lives of many individuals worldwide. Methodological advances and better availability of geospatial data are revolutionizing research on economic development after disasters and the allocation and effects of disaster relief and other forms of humanitarian [...]

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Following up on the joint field trip to the Peloponnese in Greece this spring, the GIScience Group, welcomed Lisa Bingham and Andreas Habel, two scientists from the University of Stavanger, Department of Petroleum Engineering, for a two-day workshop (Dec 9 and 10, 2015) on LiDAR processing. The main objective of the LiDAR workshop was to [...]

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During end of November and the first week of December, Amin Mobasheri was invited by Dr. César Ducruet to have a short research stay at French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) - Institute of Complex Systems, Paris. The visit included presentation of the results of the on-going LLOYDS lists project running at GIScience research group Heidelberg [...]

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“ruprecht”, the Heidelberg University’s student newspaper (~10.000 copies), reports about CAP4Access activities in its current issue (page 11, in German). We hope that some of the readers get interested in MapMyDay.org and OpenStreetMap.org and perhaps become new active contributors, which in the long run would also be beneficial for the wheelchair profile on OpenRouteService.org.
Enjoy reading!

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Klaus Tschira Stiftung presents Wing A to Heidelberg University
Heidelberg University reports that
mathematicians and computer scientists at Heidelberg University will be able to teach and conduct research together under one roof in the future, instead of being spread across various locations. The institutes and facilities of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science and the [...]

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