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Monthly Archive for February, 2016

The semester has come to an end but still we are happy to invite you this 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 [...]

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The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 is the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda. This framework was confirmed by the UN General Assembly following the 2015 Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) and is the successor instrument to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015. It declares seven [...]

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Stellenausschreibung GIScience Universität Heidelberg
Senior Wissenschaftliche(r) Mitarbeiter/-in PostDoc Geoinformatik (100%)
Volunteered Geographic Information, OSM, LULC
In der Abteilung Geoinformatik der Universität Heidelberg ist baldmöglichst eine Stelle für eine(n) erfahrene(n) wissenschaftl. Mitarbeiter/-in (100%, TV-L), idealerweise promoviert, zu besetzen. Die Aufgaben umfassen v.a. die Mitarbeit in neuen EU HORIZON2020 Forschungsprojekten (z.B. http://www.geog.uni-heidelberg.de/gis/land_sense.html bzw. http://www.geog.uni-heidelberg.de/gis/wegovnow.html ). Die relevanten Aufgaben beinhalten insbesondere:

Konzeption [...]

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today Enrico Steiger successfully defended his PhD thesis about “Explorative Spatial and Temporal Human Mobility Analysis from User-Generated Data” at GIScience Heidelberg University.

The massive amount of pervasive, user-generated data creates new possibilities to discover and utilize geographic information. Tied in with this novel role of actively participating users, is a growing research challenge where the [...]

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Recently a new 3 year EU project in the HORIZON 2020 programme has been accepted and is about to start now.
WeGovNow is aiming at using state-of-the-art digital technologies in community engagement platforms to engage citizens in decision making processes within their local neighbourhood. It aims at bringing together multiple citizen-driven systems into a single [...]

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The GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg joined the OSGE GeoForAll initiative and network as an Open Source Geospatial Laboratory and Research Center.
GIScience Heidelberg is supporting free and open GI software, open GI standards (OGC), open Geo-Data (e.g. OpenStreetMap and other VGI), open access publication and GIS education in many ways.
This is demonstrated already in [...]

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The Network Geoinformation GeoNet.MRN analyses and discusses the needs and challenges of providing an infrastructure for electromobility (e.g. charging stations) in the Metropolitan Region Rhine-Neckar. (Article in German). GeoNet.MRN also produced a nice map showing the current distribution of charging stations in this region. Thank you Hartmut, nice work!
Also the need for detailled [...]

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Wir freuen uns, dass das Netzwerk Geoinformation der Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar auch dieses Jahr wieder den Fachaustausch Geoinformation in der besonderen Atmosphäre der Print Media Academy, Heidelberg ausrichten wird. Die zentrale Netzwerkkonferenz des GeoNet.MRN e.V. hat sich mit 150 - 200 Besuchern (Tendenz steigend) als Austauschplattform inzwischen etabliert und wird dieses Jahr am 24.11.2015 stattfinden. [...]

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