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Monthly Archive for September, 2016

Melanie Eckle and Benjamin Herfort represented the GIScience Research Group at the 5th Japanese-German University Presidents’ Conference that was held on 29th and 30th of September in Karlsruhe. The German-Japanese University Consortium HeKKSaGOn was founded in July 2010 as an association of three German (Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Göttingen) and three Japanese (Kyoto, Sendai, Osaka) universities.
We presented [...]

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Brussels became the global center for OpenStreetMap enthusiasts, humanitarians and researchers during the last week. The 2nd HOT Summit was held on the 22nd September and was complemented by a Missing Maps Mapathon in the evening. From 23rd - 25th September the State of the Map conference opened their doors for the global OpenStreetMap community. [...]

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Our efforts related to the mapping of wheelchair accessible places at the Freiwilligentag 2016 in Heidelberg are now part of a short documentary movie made by the FreiwilligenAgentur Heidelberg. The movie focuses on 6 projects promoting social inclusion of disabled people and can be watched on YouTube.

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this week sees the Kick-Off Meeting of a new EU Horizon 2020 project called LandSense at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IASA) Laxemburg Austria.

The overall aim of the LandSense project is to build an innovative citizen observatory in the field of LandUse LandCover (LULC), which collects data both actively (through citizens) and [...]

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recently the first few members of the Navigation Intelligence and Location Based Services group of the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) - which is currently being established based on core funding from the Klaus-Tschira Foundation Heidelberg - moved into their new offices at Mathematikon Heidelberg. The group works on services like OpenRouteService and [...]

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today Dr. Ahmed Loai Ali successfully defended his Phd on “Enhancing Data Classification Quality of Volunteered Geographic Information” at Bremen Spatial Cognition Center with Prof. Freksa (Bremen) as first and Prof. Zipf (Heidelberg) as second reviewer. We congratulate Ahmed to his good results!
The groups collaborated also earlier (see ref. below) and Ahmed Loai Ali visited [...]

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Do you want to learn a lot about geodata acquisition and sensing, in a beautiful and challenging high mountain environment, enjoy the evenings with colleagues and professors above 2000m altitude?

If yes, here you can find the answer: Join our summer school in 2017 (16-22 July)!
https://www.uibk.ac.at/geographie/summerschool (Flyer)
This summer school is designed for any well-motivated PhD student, [...]

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The Call-for-Papers is available for the Annual Meeting 2017 of the German Society for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation (DGPF) in Würzburg-Schweinfurt, 8-10 March 2017.
Featured topic of the conference is Cultural Heritage.
Deadline of submission is 31 October 2016!

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Capturing and quantifying the world in three dimensions (x,y,z) using light detection and ranging (lidar) technology drives fundamental advances in the Earth and Ecological Sciences (EES). However, additional lidar dimensions offer the possibility to transcend basic 3-D mapping capabilities, including i) the physical time (t) dimension from repeat lidar [...]

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On the occasion of the Freiwilligentag 2016 (September 17th), organised by the MRN GmbH to realize charitable projects based on volunteer engagement, the CAP4Access team from GIScience group of Heidelberg university contributed by leading a Wheelmap mapping event at Heidelberg. Wheelmap.org is a map for finding wheelchair accessible places and it is run by one [...]

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