This part of the great MΛTHEMΛTIKON complex is the home of HeiGIT, the “Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology“, core funded by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS), which is currently being established. We are located on the 4th floor together with our friends from Heidelberg Mobil (HDMI), European Media Laboratory (EML) and Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical [...]
Monthly Archive for December, 2016
Dear readers of our blog,
we wish you and your beloved ones a jolly good christmas, and hope that your start into 2017 will be an amazing one! We’d like to take the opportunity to say “Thank you!” for your keen interest in reading our blog posts throughout this year.
Stay tuned - more great things will [...]
Posted in Events on Dec 21st, 2016
cfp: VGI-Analytics 2017
Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI): Integration, ANALYsis, applICationS
Tuesday, 9th May 2017, Wageningen University, The Netherlands at AGILE 2017
VGI-Analytics 2017 is the [...]
Posted in Events on Dec 19th, 2016
On December 13 and 14, the European Citizen Science Association, the project Naturblick and Berlin’s Museum of Natural History hosted a workshop on defining principles and guidelines for best practice in development of web apps and platforms in citizen science. The two-day event brought together developers, practitioners and researchers with a great variety of backgrounds, [...]
Last week on Monday 12th, we organized a workshop for the CAP4Access project that aimed to discuss ideas and methods on how the developed tools and services within the project would be exploited especially after the project has came to an end.
Dr. Emmanuel Sofianopoulos was the expert for the workshop appointed by the European Commission. The workshop [...]
Posted in Events on Dec 17th, 2016
On Thursday, 08.12.2016, a Christmas mapping party took place at the Geographical Institute of Heidelberg University. Karakol, a city in the Kyrgyz Republic was herein mapped in cooperation with the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ-Potsdam).
Supported by the World Bank, the Bishkek-based Central Asian Institute of Applied Science (CAIAG) and the GFZ [...]
Recently some of our work on intrinsic VGI quality analysis has been published. In this work we propose a framework to assess the quality of OSM building footprints data without using any reference data. More specifically, the OSM history data will be examined regarding the development of attributes, geometries and positions of building footprints. In [...]
Posted in Uncategorized on Dec 17th, 2016
During the last couple of years, in cooperation with the Botanical Garden of Osnabrück University, JKI and others and through our colleague René Westerholt, GIScience Heidelberg has been actively engaged in a range of botanical projects:
GE-Sell: Genetic conservation areas for wild celery species as part of a network of genetic conservation areas in Germany.
WIPs-De: Establishment [...]
Invitation: Colloquium Talk by Dr. Thomas Jarmer on Using Spectroscopy and hyperspectral imagery for the Assessment of Surface Properties
Posted in Events on Dec 16th, 2016
We cordially invite all interested to our forthcoming talk in the GIScience colloquium next Monday, December 19, about the use of remote sensing techniques for assessing soil and crop properties for applications in agriculture. Dr. Thomas Jarmer combines quantitative field measurements with remote sensing imagery to achieve not only a qualitative, but a quantitative assessment [...]
The final paginated version of the paper summing up our study “Characterizing tufa barrages in relation to channel bed morphology in a small karstic river by airborne LiDAR topo-bathymetry” (see initial post) can now be accessed by everyone via
for free till February 04, 2017.
Profe, J., Höfle, B., Hämmerle, M., Steinbacher, F., Yang, M.-S., Schröder-Ritzrau, [...]