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Monthly Archive for February, 2018

Restricting Borders in openrouteservice
Have you ever wanted to route between countries in Europe but only cross Schengen borders? Or maybe route from Detroit to Buffalo without crossing into Canada? Well now with openrouteservice you can! With the introduction of the new border crossing restrictions feature on driving profiles, you can tell the openrouteservice API to avoid [...]

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While the semester already has ended, we still cordially invite everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk. Just for a change, this time it is on
- Tuesday Feb. 27th on 13:15p,
- in the Lecture hall, Room 015, INF 348, Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University.
Julian Bruns from FZI Karlsruhe / KIT will give a [...]

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The big spatial data analytics team at HeiGIT is currently developing the ohsome OpenStreetMap history analytics platform. Our aim is to make OSM’s full-history data more easily accessible for various kinds of data analytics tasks on a global scale.
OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a freely available map of the world to which everyone may contribute geographic information. [...]

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Crowdsourcing has been widely applied to extract information from 2D geodata sources such as satellite imagery. In this new study published in the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing we apply this technique to the growing field of 3D point cloud analysis. This work has been conducted in our 3D-MAPP Project which was funded [...]

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The winter semester 2017/2018 just has ended last week at Heidelberg University. The final GIScience colloquium presentation was given by Ross Purves (University of Zurich). After his talk we had a good discussion with members of the GIScience Research Group about VGI research and beyond. Looking forward to continue this soon. Stay tuned for the [...]

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Freshwater tufas are widespread phenomena in karst environments denoting important terrestrial paleo-environmental and paleoclimate archives. Additionally, many tufa sites are UNESCO world natural heritages, which emphasizes their societal importance (e.g. Jiuzhaigou, China; Plitvice, Croatia) and the demand for comprehensive conservation and monitoring strategies. Formation of tufas is controlled by numerous factors. The latest publication - [...]

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The first mapathon in the MAMAPA framework was held on January 23, 2018 at the Abendakademie in the city center of Mannheim.
Project organizer Robert Danziger, Board member at CartONG and member of the disastermappers heidelberg, presented the project in several different locations in Mannheim in the weeks leading to the event. Immigrant language [...]

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Tailored routing and navigation services utilized by wheelchair users (such as provided by OpenRouteService.org ) require certain information about sidewalk geometries and their attributes to execute efficiently. Except some minor regions/cities, such detailed information is often not sufficiently present in current versions of crowdsourced mapping databases including OpenStreetMap. In a recent study (1) we aim [...]

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Call for Papers: ISPRS IJGI Special Issue “Volunteered Geographic Information: AnaLysis, Integration, Vision, Engagement (VGI-ALIVE)”
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2018
The steady rise of data volume shared on already-established and new Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and social media platforms calls for advanced analysis methods of user contribution [...]

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Die Abteilung Geoinformatik sucht Studentische Hilfskräfte zur Unterstützung in mehreren hoch aktuellen Forschungsbereichen in einem interdisziplinären dynamischen Team, u.a. z.B. für:

Big Spatial Data Analytics z.B. OpenStreetMap History Analysen, Social Media Analytics etc. z.B.  http://ohsome.org
Landnutzungsklassifikation auf Basis von OpenStreetMap, Satellitenbildern, etc. z.B. http://OSMlanduse.org

Disaster-Management für [...]

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