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Monthly Archive for January, 2016

Now the book “Spatial Information Theory” has been published in electronic and print format. It includes full papers from the COSIT - CONFERENCE ON SPATIAL INFORMATION THEORY XII 2015, including our paper:

Ballatore, A. and Zipf, A. (2015): A Conceptual Quality Framework for Volunteered Geographic Information. In: Fabrikant, S.I., Raubal, M., Bertolotto, M., Davies, C., [...]

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uuuhh, we just realized that we have the most cited papers in both the “ISPRS International Journal of Geographic Information” (IJGI) as well as in the journal “Future Internet” (according to the journals counting). Additionally also in both most cited lists of the two journals we each have a paper on place four. Further [...]

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Dear Colleagues,
Geographic data are produced or collected by scientists in different ways to study environmental problems. Although online geographic data are accessible across the globe, there is a lack of a unique platform than enables scientists to share geographic data produced locally. Such a lack of scientific data communication has limited scholars to share datasets [...]

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Parallel to the advent of Web 2.0 technologies, volunteered geographic information (VGI) has emerged as a novel form of user-generated content, which involves both active forms of contribution such as online mapping or the explicit georeferencing of various media as well as the passive collection of data via the user’s location-enabled smartphone. Due to [...]

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We are happy to invite to two open colloquium talks by Dr. Eric Delmelle, Associate Professor, Department of Geography & Earth Sciences, University North Carolina Charlotte about the two interesting topics:
“Evaluating Travel Impedance Agreement among Online Road Network Data Providers” & “Visualizing the dynamics of health-related tweets: opportunities and computational challenges”
The talks will be on [...]

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During Christmas break Sebastian Döring of the GIScience group Heidelberg went with his friends from the Soup & Socks team as volunteer for two weeks to Greece for supporting refugees. In coordination with other NGOs the team helped out with two vans full of kitchen equipment, food, medicine and donations of many kinds at the [...]

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Contribution inequality widely exists in OpenStreetMap (OSM), which means that most data come from a minority of the contributors, while the majority only accounts for a small percentage of data. This phenomenon is of great importance to understanding from where the data come and how the project evolves. The investigation in a recently published [...]

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Link-VGI: Pre-Conference Workshop at 19th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science 2016. Helsinki
Announcement and Call for Paper

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 OSM, Mapillary, or Flickr) or collected through more [...]

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Last week members of GIScience Heidelberg from the TP4 of the Project Urban Office at Heidelberg University participated in a transdisciplinary two days workshop at Heidelberg University together with urban planners, urban geographers, architects and researchers from the social sciences as well as practitioners discussing the current state and future steps in the Reallabor Urban [...]

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Last Sunday (10th January 2016), we actively participated in the “Bürgerfest Heidelberg” (citizen festival of Heidelberg), which this year took place in the area of the Campbell Barracks (former US barracks), which have been opened to the public recently. The festival had ~12.000 visitors. Quite a lot of them also found their way to the [...]

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