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Monthly Archive for October, 2017

Dear Mapping Enthusiasts,
November 12th-18th is the international OpenStreetMap GeoWeek. Since 1987, in the third week of November all around the world different kind of projects and activities are planned to raise awareness about the significance of geography and spatial data and how we affect and are affected by it.
This year we celebrate the 30th birthday [...]

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As it is widely accepted, cycling tends to produce health benefits and reduce air pollution. Policymakers encourage people to use bikes by improving cycling facilities as well as developing bicycle-sharing systems (BSS). It is interesting to investigate how environmental factors influence the cycling behavior of users of bicycle-sharing systems, as users of bicycle-sharing systems tend [...]

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Recently Feedspot selected our GIScience News Blog Heidelberg http://giscience.uni-hd.de for the “top blogs in GIS” list. The Feedspot list is the most comprehensive list of Top 60 GIS Blogs on the internet. Thank you very much! We are happy to serve you with further most recent information about GIS research and related developments.
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We recently published a new paper on the integration of geographic information into survey research. The paper is the outcome of a collaborative effort with colleagues from the Leibnitz Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS) in Mannheim and from the University of Salzburg (Z_GIS) and it provides an overview of how the consideration of geographic [...]

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The Klimaschutzkarte Deutschland (Climate Protection Map Germany, www.Klimaschutzkarte.de) makes it easy to retrieve relevant information on the topics of energy and sustainability and to locate them in geographic space. The Climate Protection Map of Germany uses the possibilities of web technologies and is based on user-contributed data from OpenStreetMap to allow interested citizens to find out [...]

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Maps of the spatial distribution of crop heights can strongly support agriculture in terms of efficiency and yield optimization. Recently published results of experiments of the 3D Spatial Data Processing research group describe an approach to easily extend regular agricultural machines with low-cost sensors for capturing crop heights while the machine is in the field.
Based [...]

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Crowdsourcing for Urban Geoinformatics
Aims and Scope
Modern mobile devices are pervasively equipped with embedded sensors and cameras, and allow the positioning of media contents within geographic space. In combination with the Web 2.0 paradigm, this has led to the crowdsourcing approach, which in turn has become an important data acquisition technique. It is now possible to [...]

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we cordially invite everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk
Automatic Reconstruction of Buildings with Complex Roof Shapes
Andreas Wichmann
Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation Science, Technische Universität Berlin
Time and date: Mon, October 23, 2:15 pm
Venue: INF 348, Room 015, Department of Geography, Heidelberg University
Digital 3D city models are of crucial importance in many applications such [...]

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We are proud to announce our partnership with the German Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy [German: Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie (BKG)] which is the central service provider of topographic data, cartography, and geodetic reference systems for the German government. The agency works under the Federal Ministry of the Interior, with specialist departments in [...]

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Yesterday, GIScience Heidelberg was welcoming our new master students. After a general introduction into our teaching philosophy, our core courses and our institutes (HeiGIT, HCE, IWR), we were giving insights into the  specialization in GIScience/Geoinformatics, which is possible in the Geography Master Programme.

As our teaching is research-based and research-oriented we were presenting most recent state-of-the-art [...]

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