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Monthly Archive for August, 2016

FOSS4G Bonn

Last week, the worldwide FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial) conference took place in Bonn. The GIScience department was represented by Jakob Miksch. He presented a poster and gave a presentation with the topic “Routing through Open Spaces”.
Before and after the conference a code sprint took place. More than 100 developer from all [...]

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Recently, a new open access handbook edited by Capineri, et.al and supported by the European Commission - COST Action IC1203 (ENERGIC) has been published.
This book focuses on the study of the remarkable new source of geographic information that has become available in the form of user-generated content accessible over the Internet through mobile and Web [...]

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Due to the advent of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), large datasets of user-generated Points of Interest (POI) are now available. As with all VGI, however, there is uncertainty concerning data quality and fitness-for-use. Currently, the task of evaluating fitness-for-use of POI is left to the data user, with no guidance framework [...]

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REMINDER: Open Position:
Senior Wissenschaftliche (r) Mitarbeiter/-in Geoinformatik (100%)

Research Coordinator Geoinformation Technology
VGI Services, LBS & Big Spatial Analytics
Aufbau des Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT)

In der Abteilung Geoinformatik der Universität Heidelberg ist baldmöglichst eine Stelle für eine(n) motivierte(n) und erfahrene(n) wissenschaftl. Mitarbeiter/-in (100%, TV-L), idealerweise promoviert, zu besetzen. Zur [...]

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Time: Monday, 5 September 2016, 09:00 – 17:00h
Venue: Seminar Room 5.104, Im Neuenheimer Feld 205, Mathematikon
No fees: Attendance of the scientific program is without costs.

Objective and Scope
The main objective of this public workshop is to bring together experts from Geosciences and 3D Earth observation / Geomatics, from academia and industry, as well as from [...]

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Studies based on information acquired by participative geographic approaches have sought to cope with emergency situations and disasters such as floods. However, the impact of these approaches to flood risk governance systems in order to understand these types of events as a complete risk cycle is still not clear. In a recent paper, we analyse [...]

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recently Prof. Zipf gave an radio interview in German about some of the activities of the GIScience Research Group and the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technologies (HeiGIT); which is currently being established with core funding by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung Heidelberg.
The short radio broadcast (mp3) covers e.g. work on improving and generating Geographic [...]

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today MapSwipe is featured in “Product Hunt”, a kind of reddit for products. https://www.producthunt.com/tech/mapswipe
Learn more about the smartphone App that helps you to put a family on the map.
It is so simple even children can use it but helps humanitarian organisations like the Red Cross and Doctors without Borders to better plan and perform [...]

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The official video of the research project “Multidimensional Perceptibility of Cultural Heritage (MUSIEKE)” has been released and can be watched here: https://youtu.be/s3-4Rzye22U

The project MUSIEKE aims at analyzing interrelations between perceptions and experiences of cultural heritage: in (1) museum environments, in (2) urban spaces and their spatio-temporal entanglements with the surrounding (cultural) landscape [...]

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Social innovations are increasingly being seen as a way of compensating for insufficiencies of both, state and market to create inclusive and accessible environments. In a recent paper, together with researchers from Zentrum für Soziale Innovation (Vienna) and Polibienestar Research Institute (Valencia), we have explored crowdsourcing accessibility information as a form of [...]

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