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Monthly Archive for April, 2018

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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Heidelberg Geography in Blossom

Again and again each spring it is really awesome (not ohsome ;-) to have a look at our GIScience offices at the Institute of Geography, INF 348, Heidelberg University.

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We would like to congratulate Dr. Milutin Milenkovic (Vienna Univ. of Technology, AT) and Dr. Xi Zhu (ITC, NL) for achieving their PhD degree in the domain of 3DGeo research utilizing point clouds from LiDAR and photogrammetry. Bernhard Höfle joined the defenses of the two very good PhD studies:

Xi Zhu (2018): Forest Leaf Water Content [...]

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The OpenStreetMap History Database (OSHDB) is the main data backend developed at HeiGIT for the ohsome OSM history analytics platform, that will make OSM’s history data more accessible for further analysis. OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a rich resource of freely available geographic information. However, the possibilities for analyzing OSM data on a global scale are limited because of [...]

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Once again we are extremely excited to announce a new open source project we have been working on over the past few months. To honor the name, we have coined it openpoiservice and it has the simple task of finding points of interest for a given geometry!
To this end, it is able to return [...]

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The Deadline for submitting short papers to the VGI-ALIVE Workshop at AGILE 2018 has been extended to
23 April 2018!
This is your chance to submit another contribution to this exiting workshop in Lund, Sweden.
Submission format is a workshop short paper (2000 to 3000-word manuscript).
Authors of accepted workshop papers will be invited to submit full papers (maximum [...]

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Exactly 10 years ago openrouteservice.org came online for the very first time. Back then it was the very first online routing service consuming data from OpenStreetMap.org covering larger areas. So to say it is ‘the original‘ OSM routing service. It initially started with Germany only and soon we provided routing for Europe and finally the [...]

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Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf is a invited keynote speaker at the 26th annual GIScience Research UK conference (GISRUK) will be held at the University of Leicester on 17-20 April 2018.
On Thursday April 18th he will give a talk on “Operationalising Volunteered Geographic Information - From Analytics to Improvement and Application“.

Much research has been conducted to [...]

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