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Monthly Archive for April, 2016

The topic of the “Akademische Mittagspause” (a kind of open brown bag series for the public) at Heidelberg University is this semester is “Do you speak Math?“. In total more then 60 different 15min presentations (+ 15 in discussion) are given in the “Peterskirche”, Plöck 70, 69117 Heidelberg on a daily basis Monday to [...]

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From April 5th till April 9th , the three GIScience members Bernhard Höfle, Kristina Koenig, and Martin Hämmerle visited colleagues at the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, within the frame of the collaboration and exchange project 3D-TAIGER (’Multi-Source 3D Geoinformation Extraction for Improved Management of Forest and Natural Hazards – Collaboration between TAIwan [...]

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Participatory Sensing (PS) is a concept which enables laymen to easily gather geodata with standard low-cost mobile devices, offering new and efficient opportunities for agricultural monitoring. The integration of local agricultural knowledge may help to better understand complex phenomena such as the association between climate variability, crop yields and undernutrition.
In our new study we present [...]

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A little reminder that the Deadline for Short Papers for the Link-VGI Pre Conference Workshop at AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science 2016. Helsinki is approaching!
The main theme is “LINKing and analyzing Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) across different platforms” and the workshop shall focus, but is not limited to, the following topics [...]

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This week the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg is moving to a new location: the offices of the whole group are now in the building-complex Im Neuenheimer Feld 368 (1st floor) and 348 (ground floor) - also called INF 348 and INF 368 for short - at the Neuenheim Campus (”Im Feld”) of Heidelberg [...]

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Last week, Carolin Klonner, Benjamin Herfort, Melanie Eckle (GIScience Heidelberg and disastermappers heidelberg), Svend-Jonas Schelhorn, Christof Nichterlein (disastermappers heidelberg), Prof. Dr. João Porto de Albuquerque (GIScience Heidelberg and Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick) and Roberto Rocha (University of Münster) travelled to London to meet the Missing Maps team.
During a one and a [...]

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In our latest release we have primarily focused on optimising and stabilising the backend and on adding new elements to provide an improved user experience throughout the OpenRouteService 3.1.
We improved the visualisation of real-time traffic information for the route instructions as they now appear as number of warnings within the route summary (currently for Germany only). [...]

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You can now find more information about the specialization in Geoinformatics in the Master of Science “Geography” at the Institue of Geography at Heidelberg University online (in German). Also further information about typical courses in the Bachelor programme in Geography at Heidelberg is presented. Usually the majority of the courses are given in German [...]

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Among other great apps OpenRouteService and the corresponding Navigation App developed in our group have been mentioned in the germanwide magazine “MENSCHEN. das magazin.” (~30k copies). The current issue has a special focus on accessibility, where particularly the wheelchair profile of ORS that is currently under development in the scope of the CAP4Access project fits [...]

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we want to make you aware that it is still possible to register for the Praxis-Foum “Open Data” in Heidelberg which will take place on Friday April 15th in the new Mathematikon. This time the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg will do a hands on “Open Table” introduction to Disaster Management with OpenStreetMap.
The event [...]

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