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Monthly Archive for November, 2016

On the GIScience GITHub, two new tools are now available:
The Heidelberg LiDAR Operations Simulator HELIOS is a software package for interactive real-time simulation and visualization of terrestrial, mobile and airborne laser scanning surveys.
Own virtual scenes can be generated by combining for example terrain models with other objects (buildings, vegetation). Own scan positions as well as [...]

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The MapSwipe app allows you to mark buildings and roads on satellite imagery within
just a few seconds by tapping on your smartphone. Thousands of volunteers contributed to
MapSwipe so far and it is just incredible how big the areas are that have been scanned (also see : With one swipe or tap you put a family [...]

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Cities are complex systems, where related Human activities are increasingly difficult to explore within. In order to understand urban processes and to gain deeper knowledge about cities, the potential of location-based social networks like Twitter could be used a promising example to explore latent relationships of underlying mobility patterns. In a recently published paper (Steiger [...]

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Fachaustausch Geoinformation in der Print Media Academy Heidelberg am 24.11.2016
Die Veranstaltung dient dem Erfahrungsaustausch zwischen Interessenten, Experten, Nutzern und Entscheidungsträgern aus Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft, Politik und Verwaltung über Anwendungsmöglichkeiten, aktuelle Themen und Trends in der Geoinformationswirtschaft. Gleichzeitig handelt es sich um das zentrale Netzwerktreffen des GeoNet.MRN e.V., das sich zu Ziel gesetzt hat, die regionalen Potenziale [...]

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The main goal of the Joint Summer School 2017 is to provide participants with innovative practical and methodological skills to characterise complex terrain and objects using close-, near range and remote sensing techniques. The Summer School will be the second edition after a successful first version in 2015.
Teaching [...]

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We cordially invite all interested to our forthcoming talk in the GIScience colloquium next Monday about analysis of big spatial data from multiple sources (sensor data, social media). Dr. Jiaoyan Chen presents ways to improve results obtained with traditional data mining techniques for spatio-temporal prediction for a China smog use case.
Predictive Analytics and Knowledge Reasoning [...]

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Dear Mapping Enthusiasts,
Nov 13-19th is the international OpenStreetMap GeoWeek in context of the National Geographic’s Geography Awareness Week. In this scope the disastermappers/ GIScience Research Group Heidelberg invites you again to a special Mapathon to start the new semester.
When: Thursday 17.11.2016, 6 pm
Where: Hörsaal, Berliner Straße 48, Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University
The MissingMaps event will [...]

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below you find the invitation to the colloquium presentations of the Heidelberg Geographic Society - Heidelberger Geographische Gesellschaft - HGG for this winter semester. (in German)
The general topic is about geographic reflexions on the current state of Europe: “Wo steht Europa? Geographische Reflexionen”.
Den ersten Vortrag werden Prof. Dr. Johannes Glückler und Dipl.-Geogr. Regina Lenz [...]

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The presentations of this years HOT summit that was held in Brussels (September 22, 2016) were recorded and are now available in the Youtube channel of HOT, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team.
If you missed the summit and are interested in what we are doing, have a look at the video of the joint presentation of [...]

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The GIScience Colloquium at Heidelberg University this semester is already in full swing with two presentations the last weeks. Today we will enjoy another interesting talk by Dr. Franz-Benjamin Mocnik about  Maps Telling Stories , but here you can find the full list of presentations for this semester. Everybody is cordially invited to join [...]

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