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Monthly Archive for March, 2018

Over the last couple of years a new group of actors has become increasingly important to support disaster management - digital volunteers. They support disaster responses and humanitarian activities from all over the world. Crowdsourced Wikipedia articles are oftentimes the first source of information people read to learn more about a disaster. Likewise, the OpenStreetMap [...]

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We cordially invite everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk
The speaker is Dr. Nama Budhathoki
Executive Director of Kathmandu Living Labs
When: Monday 26.03.2018, 14:00 st
Where: INF 348, room 015 (Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University)
Abstract:
Production and use of information during emergencies: Experience from 2015 Nepal Earthquake
Information is one of the most critical infrastructures in times of [...]

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Are you at the FOSSGIS.de conference in Bonn this week? Don’t miss the lightning talk by Stefan Eberlein on OpenStreetMap Extracts as a Service in near “Real-Time”.
Date: 22.03., 9:4 am.
Room: Alfred-Philippson-Hörsaal
Lightning Talk: OpenStreetMap-Extrakte als Service in nahezu “Real-Time”
Track: Freie Daten
The Real-time OSM data extraction service provides individual OSM extracts in near real-time. The software was [...]

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Several geospatial applications require comprehensive semantic information from points-of-interest (POIs). However, this information is frequently dispersed across different collaborative mapping platforms. Surprisingly, there is still a research gap on the conflation of POIs from this type of geo-dataset. In a recent paper by Novack et al. (2018), we focus on the matching aspect of POI [...]

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The third workshop on 3D methods in geological applications was jointly organized by the University of Göttingen, the Geological Service of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW, German federal state), and the 3D Geo Research Group at Heidelberg University. The workshop is an event of the initiative “3D Field Methods in Geosciences”, which provides a platform to connect [...]

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In the era of big data, ubiquitous Flickr geotagged photos have opened a considerable opportunity for discovering valuable geographic information. Point of interest (POI) and region of interest (ROI) are significant reference data that are widely used in geospatial applications. A recently published study (Kuo et al 2018) study aims to develop an efficient method [...]

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The results of an analysis of migration data and of the Brexit referendum votes are among only four selected finalists of this year’s data challenge associated with the GISRUK conference. The research was conducted by a team advised by Professor João Porto de Albququerque (University of Warwick) including our colleague René Westerholt. The idea of [...]

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The ohsome OpenStreetMap history analytics platform, which is currently developed at HeiGIT, will make OSM’s full-history data more easily accessible. We are pleased to announce that we are coming closer to reaching our objectives, hereby sharing a preview of the first ohsome web dashboard. Our dashboards will allow you to explore [...]

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VGI-ALIVE - AnaLysis, Integration, Vision, Engagement
Tuesday 12th June 2018, Lund, Sweden, Workshop at AGILE 2018
Introduction to the VGI-ALIVE Workshop
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 patterns, leads to continued challenges in data fusion, and provides also new opportunities [...]

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Currently Heidelberg University is establishing a PhD Research Training Group (RTG)
on “Big Data Research“ together with several Indian Universities and Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) in the context of the HGS MathComp at the IWR (Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing). Partners from India include Allhabad University, Delhi University (MoU pending), Jawaharlal Nehru University, IIT Guwahati, [...]

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