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Monthly Archive for May, 2017

we cordially invite everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk
on Mon, May 15, 2.15 pm,
at the Department of Geography, Heidelberg University, Im Neuenheimer Feld 348, Lecture Hall, Room 015.
The presentation will be given by Prof. Bo Huang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong).
The topic is:
Big data for detecting human activities
Recent years have witnessed a dramatic increase in our [...]

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OpenStreetMap has become a huge source for any kind of geographic information. In OpenStreetMap you now find not only street information, but also information related to buildings, shops, sights and in Heidelberg even to individual trees.
Furthermore, OpenStreetMap data is open data – everyone is free to edit and to download the data to create own maps and [...]

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Our research member Jiaoyan Chen attended the HPI Future SOC Lab Day – Spring 2017 in Potsdam, in April 25, 2017. The HPI Future SOC (Service-Oriented Computing) Lab Day is a cooperation of the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) and the industrial partners Dell EMC, Fujitsu, SAP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Its mission is to enable and promote exchange and [...]

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Tourism is a economically highly important industry. It is, however, vulnerable to disaster events. Geotagged social media data, as one of the forms of volunteered geographic information (VGI), has been widely explored to support the prevention, preparation, and response phases of disaster management, while little effort has been put on the recovery phase. A recently [...]

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we cordially invite everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk
on Mon, May 08, 2.15 pm,
at the Department of Geography, Heidelberg University, Im Neuenheimer Feld 348, Lecture Hall, Room 015.
The presentation will be given by Harm Bartholomeus (Wageningen).
The topic is:
Investigating Tropical Forests with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and LiDAR
Constant monitoring of tropical forests is important [...]

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GIScience support for German Red Cross

Following the example of the British, American and Netherland Red Cross, who are as the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg all members of Missing Maps and have been collaborating with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) and our research group for a couple of years, the German Red Cross (GRC) organized their [...]

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Recently the paper “Understanding human activity patterns based on space-time-semantics” by Wei Huang, and Songnian Li (Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada) has been selected as the best paper published in 2016 (volumes 111-122) in the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
Dr. Wei Huang is since late 2016 team member of the GIScience Research Group. [...]

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