The GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University is happy to announce their official membership in the Missing Maps Project. The objective of the Missing Maps Project is to map the most vulnerable places in the developing world, in order that international and local NGOs and individuals can use the maps and data to better respond [...]
Monthly Archive for February, 2016
Posted in Uncategorized on Feb 26th, 2016
A new publication on the suitability of the new global land cover map of 2010 called GlobeLand30 for mapping European landscapes in particular, Germany and a cross comparison with crowdsourced and authoritative datasets.
Abstract: Global land cover maps have been widely employed as the base layer for a number of applications including climate change, food [...]
Volunteered geographic information (VGI) projects, such as OpenStreetMap (OSM), provide an alternative way to produce geographic data. Research has showed that the resulting data in some areas are of decent quality, which guarantees their usability in various applications. Though these achievements are normally attributed to the huge heterogeneous community mainly consisting of amateurs, it [...]
Posted in Events on Feb 24th, 2016
LINKing and analyzing Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) across different platforms
Pre Conference Workshop at 19th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science 2016. Helsinki, June 14th 2016
Deadline for Call for Short Paper (AGILE short paper format): April 25th 2016
The number of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and social media platforms is continuously growing, providing massive datasets [...]
Posted in Jobs on Feb 23rd, 2016
Stellenausschreibung Geoinformatik, Universität Heidelberg
Navigation, Routing & LBS mit OSM (VGI)
Am Lehrstuhl Geoinformatik der Universität Heidelberg ist baldmöglichst eine Stelle als Wissenschaftl. Mitarbeiter (100%, TVL) - gerne als PostDoc - zu besetzen. Die relevanten Themengebiete beinhalten insbesondere Forschung und Entwicklung in min. einem der folgenden Bereiche (Schwerpunktsetzung möglich):
• Navigation (In- / Outdoor) mit OpenStreetMap [...]
The second year evaluation meeting of CAP4Access project took place on February 17th, 2016 at European Commission in Brussels. Representatives of all project partners presented the results and work-in-progress of their tasks for the second year of the project, followed by questions from two external reviewers appointed by the European Commission.
From CAP4Access team at GIScience group [...]
Posted in Events on Feb 22nd, 2016
As a follow-up of the IWR HGS Modellierungstag on “Open Data” from last December IWR HGS MathComp will organize an additional Workshop on “Open Data” in Heidelberg on April 15th. Again GIScience Heidelberg as well as GeoNet.MRN will participate with contributions.
GIScience Heidelberg will present potentials and tools for the usage of OpenStreetMap in the field [...]
Posted in Events on Feb 20th, 2016
Nächstes GeoNet.MRN Business-Frühstück am 08.03.2016 bei Asseco BERIT
Im März lädt Sie das Netzwerk Geoinformation GeoNet.MRN recht herzlich zum nächsten Business Frühstück 2016 ein! Dieses Mal besuchen wir eines unserer Mitglieder, die Asseco BERIT GmbH in Mannheim.
Termin: 08.03.2016, 8:30 - 10.00 Uhr
Ort: Asseco BERIT GmbH, Mundenheimer Straße 55, 68219 Mannheim
Teilnahme: Kostenlos. Bitte melden Sie [...]
The goal of our new project with Kachelmannwetter.com is to provide specialized maps based on OpenStreetMap data using the cartographic framework MapSurfer.NET which currently serves the map service at uni-heidelberg.de/openmapsurfer. To achieve the project goals, we will design a brand new map style and add several extensions to the framework.
Stay tuned for the result!
Posted in Digital Humanities on Feb 16th, 2016
Recently a new project “HeiMAP” has been funded at Heidelberg University. The goal of HeiMAP is the development of an online research platform with modular tools and services for project and data management especially for the collaborative work with and on predominantly historical maps and geographic information in the humanities. Maps contain multiple layers of [...]