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Monthly Archive for March, 2017

Recently, Strava, a popular website and mobile app dedicated to tracking athletic activity (cycling and running), began offering a data service called Strava Metro, designed to help transportation researchers and urban planners to improve infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians. Strava Metro data has the potential to promote studies of cycling and health by indicating where [...]

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Asher Yair Grinberger (Jerusalem) has been awarded a prestigious Alexander von Humboldt PostDoc Fellowship. He will join the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg later this summer to work for two years on developing theory & methods related to Big Spatial Data. We are looking forward working with him in Heidelberg.
But you have the chance to meet [...]

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The MapSwipe App is widely used by many volunteers who donate their time and brain capacity to find buildings or roads on satellite imagery. Just recently we counted the 10,000,000th contribution! After only 6 months since MapSwipe was launched!
The outcome of these efforts are mainly used by humanitarian organisations like MSF, Netherlands Red Cross or [...]

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NEOHAZ goes in the second round

The NEOHAZ project will be funded by the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities for a second phase till the end of 2018. This prolonging enables further research about the integration of implicit knowledge from non-scientists in disaster management. The findings and methods of the first part will be used within the context of a [...]

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GIScience at FOSSGIS conference

Last week, the German FOSSGIS conference about Free and Open Source GIS software was held in Passau. GIScience was also there with a small delegation, presenting some of our current research topics, from routing, to data analysis and machine learning. The talks (in German language) are already available on youtube, for example:

Routenplanung durch Flächen (by [...]

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Last week saw the Workshop on Crowd Assisted Sensing, Pervasive Systems and Communications (CASPer 2017) at the 15th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications. Here you find some impressions from the event. Alexander Zipf participated as invited panelist at the panel session of CASPer 2017. The panel discusses processing unstructured Big Data and [...]

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On Saturday, 18.03.2017, the Neuenheimer Feld of the University Heidelberg was the area of interest for children participating in the GIScience KinderUni workshop at the Institute of Geography “MapSwipe und uMap – Mach‘ mit beim Mappen an PC, Tablet und Smartphone”. After an introduction about Geography and Geodata in general, they could do some mapping [...]

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Geographic information crowdsourcing is an increasingly popular approach to derive geographic data about human settlements from remotely sensed imagery. However, crowdsourcing approaches are frequently associated with uncertainty about the quality of the information produced. Although previous studies have found acceptable quality of crowdsourced information in some application domains, there is still lack of research about [...]

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This week you still have the chance to meet colleagues from HeiGIT team at CeBIT 2017 in Hannover.
We present Smart GeoServices for Smart Cities in Halle 7 at the Smart City Forum booth together with our colleagues from heidelberg mobil.

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in case you are this week not at CeBIT in the north of Germany, but rather at FOSSGIS in the south, you have the chance meet us also there and listen to several presentations on OSM work at HeiGIT and GIScience HD by our team member Martin Raifer.
The main talk will be on OSM-History-Analysis based [...]

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