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Monthly Archive for January, 2017

During last weeks LandSense stakeholder at IIASA workshops various tools relevant for VGI data capture, Quality assessment and beyond were discussed. Potential hotshots for validation and improvement of OSMLanduse were FotoQuest and LacoWiki. Also discussed were platforms for hobby bird fans or for spatial data geeks.
http://www.geog.uni-heidelberg.de/gis/land_sense.html
http://osmlanduse.org

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Last week we had a special guest for our New Years Mapathon: Nadja Schlüter, a journalist of the popular youth magazine “Jetzt” of the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Nadja had heard about the Missing Maps related activities at our institute during an interview with MSF UK and visited us to learn more about our work and disaster [...]

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Today colleagues from Heidelberg Mobil International GmbH (HDMI) and Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) met in Mathematikon to discuss current trends and activities in developing and advancing Geoinformation Technologies.
Several presentations were given and fruitful discussions covered a broad range of topics that the two institutions are actively working on.
Topics ranged from automated geodata processing [...]

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We cordially invite all interested to our forthcoming talk in the GIScience colloquium next Monday, January 30, on the use of satellite imagery, which is becoming more and more accessible and available in near real-time, for risk analysis and disaster response. Prof. Shunichi Koshimura presents evidence of the value of earth observation, used in combination [...]

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Deep learning techniques, esp. Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs), are now widely studied for predictive analytics with remote sensing images, which can be further applied in different domains for ground object detection, population mapping, etc. These methods usually train predicting models with the supervision of a large set of training examples. However, finding ground truths especially [...]

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VGI-Analytics 2017 is the 4th workshop in a series of AGILE pre-conference workshops
Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and social media data have become part of our everyday lives over the past few years. Whereas in the early beginnings of crowd-sourced data the collection occurred primarily to isolated, individual platforms, contribution patterns are now beginning to be more [...]

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We have been busy working on some new features within the OpenRouteService which are especially suited for bicyclists. For starters we introduced an electronic bicycle profile which especially comes in handy for accessibility analyses considering elevation information.
To this end you will notice that inclines will not have such a large impact on the reachability compared [...]

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Dear PhD students working on algorithms in Geoinformatics be aware that we have extended the deadline for submissions to the 3rd PhD Colloquium of the DGK Section on Geoinformatics and the DGPF Working Group on Geoinformatics, which takes place in Würzburg, March 7, 2017 (prior to the DGPF Annual Meeting).
The main goal is to give [...]

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On Tuesday 17th January, the CAP4Access/MyAccessible.EU came to a close after three years with the successful completion of the final European Commission review meeting in Brussels. Reviewers were highly pleased with the outcomes of the project, both on the technical and societal fronts.
At GIScience in Heidelberg, through the EC FP7 project we have extended the [...]

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you are most welcome to participate in our first 2017 OSM Mapathon at the Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University.
The data is needed by MSF/Doctors without Borders/Ärzte ohne Grenzen for their work on medical services in Sudan.
Here you can find further Information in detail.
When: Thursday. 19.01.2017, 18:00 pm
Where: Hörsaal, Berliner Straße 48, Heidelberg University, Institute [...]

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