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Monthly Archive for April, 2018

We cordially invite everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk
The speaker is Evelyn Schmitz
Master student, FARO Europe GmbH & Co. KG, Korntal-Münchingen
When: Monday 30.04.2018, 2:15 pm
Where: INF 348, room 015 (Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University)
Voxel-based change analysis of hypertemporal terrestrial laser scanning point clouds of the research campus ARENA2036 including factory interior for the development [...]

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The Ohsome API, developed at HeiGIT, is part of the ohsome OSM history analytics platform (and yes, it is pronounced like the word “awesome” ;-).  It serves as the connection between the OpenStreetMap History Database (OSHDB) and possible frontends, such as the Ohsome Nepal Dashboard prototype. The communication with the Ohsome API works via HTTP GET and POST requests as [...]

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As promised we offer some more examples on how to use Openrouteservice for some applications. In this notebook  example, we’d like to showcase one way to go about finding an apartment based on OSM data. We’ll using different openrouteservice API’s to help you look for an apartment.

Here is the full example with code and interactive [...]

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The all-new terrestrial laser scanner (TLS) of the 3DGeo group (Prof. Bernhard Höfle) has been set up at the Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus over one week (mid of April 2018) to capture a unique highly temporal time series of the melting and degrading snow cover during the April’s week with the warmest daily maximum temperatures [...]

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Modeling the geographic distribution of tourists at a tourist destination is crucial when it comes to enhancing the destination’s resilience to disasters and crises, as it enables the efficient allocation of limited resources to precise geographic locations. Seldom have existing studies explored the geographic distribution of tourists through understanding the mechanisms behind it. A recently [...]

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A team around Prof. Joao Porto de Albuquerque, including our GIScience Heidelberg colleague René Westerholt, has won this years GISRUK data challenge. Big Congratulations!
The theme of the data challenge was to find novel and explicitly spatial insights on the Brexit. Our contribution relates the recent influx of foreign people to the Brexit voting outcomes. Thereby, [...]

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The growing use of crowdsourced geographic information (CGI) has prompted the employment of several methods for assessing information quality, which are aimed at addressing concerns on the lack of quality of the information provided by non‐experts. In a recently published work, we propose a taxonomy of methods for assessing the quality of CGI when no [...]

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Great news for all enthusiasts of R stats - the popular open source stats system: the HeiGIT ORS team has developed a package to facilitate querying the openrouteservice API from R. It allows you to painlessly consume the following services:

directions (routing)
geocode
isochrones (accessibilty)
time-distace matrix
pois (points of interest)

You do not have to fiddle with processing any street network data, but will [...]

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Upcoming Ohsome Conferences

The Ohsome OSM history analytics platform, developed at HeiGIT, will be presented at the following conferences:

ISCRAM in Rochester, NY, USA (20th - 23rd of May)
In the short paper for the International Conference for Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management we illustrate the specific potential of the ohsome platform for disaster activations by means of two relevant case [...]

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We cordially invite everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk
The speaker is Mathias Gröbe
Technical University of Dresden, Department of Geosciences, Institute of Cartography
When: Monday 23.04.2018, 14:15
Where: INF 348, room 015 (Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University)
Micro Diagrams: A Multi-Scale Approach for Geovisual Analysis of Categorised Point Datasets
Location-based social media from different platforms such as Twitter and [...]

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