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Monthly Archive for July, 2016

Street names provide important insights into the local culture, history, and politics of places. Linked open data provide a wealth of knowledge that can be associated with street names, enabling novel ways to explore cultural geographies. A recent paper presents a three-fold contribution. We present
(1) a technique to establish a correspondence between street names and [...]

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Im Rahmen der Vorlesung “Geodatenerfassung” wird am Montag, 25. Juli 2016, 9:15h, Hörsaal Berliner Str. 48, Herr Hubert Zimmerer zur Amtlichen Geodatenerfassung in Heidelberg referieren.
Herr Zimmerer ist Abteilungsleiter des Geographisch Technisches Informationssystems (GTIS) am Vermessungsamt der Stadt Heidelberg. Herr Zimmerer bringt eindrückliche Beispiele aus Heidelberg mit und wird einen direkten Praxisbezug der gelernten [...]

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A major project funded by the Klaus Tschira Foundation (KTS) Heidelberg is starting this July. The KTS will support the establishment of the “Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology” ( HeiGIT for short) within the Institute of Geography at Heidelberg University.
This new project aims at improving knowledge and technology transfer from fundamental research into practice [...]

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On next monday, Sandra Sudhoff will give a public talk on the integration of GIS and other IT technologies with the humanitarian sector.
Sandra is technical director at CartONG, a french NGO commited to providing geotools, geodata and professional guidance to decision makers and respondents in emergency relief and humanitarian aid.
Like GIScience Heidelberg CartONG is [...]

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please vote for the project of collaboratively visualizing the hidden bicycle in the city plan of Mannheim in order to celebrate the invention of the bicycle 200 years ago in Mannheim.
(Deadline June 10th)
Wer hat’s erfunden? Monnem!
GeoNet.MRN e.V. möchte das im Stadtplan verborgene Radmuster sichtbar machen.
Nächstes Jahr feiert die Stadt Mannheim das große Radjubiläum! 200 [...]

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The LiDAR Research Group (LRG) of GIScience Heidelberg is contributing novel approaches for geological outcrop characterization, LiDAR simulation, tree classification as well as education in close-range sensing. You are kindly invited to visit our presentations at the ISPRS Congress 2016 in Prague. Furthermore our new HELIOS LiDAR Simulator will participate in the [...]

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Knowledge about the magnitude of localised flooding of riverine areas is crucial for appropriate land management and administration at regional and local levels. However, detection and delineation of localised flooding with remote sensing techniques are often hampered on floodplains by the presence of herbaceous vegetation.
To address this problem, our very recent [...]

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In the last couple of weeks disastermappers Heidelberg and GIScience members were interested in finding a way to monitor changes in the OpenStreetMap database. This could help to provide better feedback after mapathons and could allow to measure how many objects like buildings or roads were created or modified during a [...]

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While Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) is gaining more and more popularity and VGI datasets are being used in various projects, there are always concerns about the quality of them. During the past years several studies have been performed regarding VGI quality assessment by employing different methods/approaches. However, if one needs to evaluate the quality of [...]

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