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Monthly Archive for June, 2018

Dear Students, Dear Colleagues,
it’s time for another disastermappers workshop. And since the weather is so nice, we will go outside and learn something about mobile data collection! :)
When? 27.06.2018, 4 pm - 7 pm
Where? Geographisches Institut, Berliner Straße 48
Data Collection in the field has always been important geographic information and today this is widely done [...]

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This week our GIScience Heidelberg team member Rene Westerholt most successfully defended his PhD! Congratulations! Very well deserved!

The thesis is located at the interface between spatial analysis methodology and the characteristics of spatially superimposed random variables. Three types of contributions are presented:
(i) the interactions of spatial analysis techniques with spatially superimposed random variables
are investigated;
(ii) novel [...]

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The GIScience group attended the AGILE 2018 conference to present about a diversity of topics.  More participants than ever have attended the conference in Lund, Sweden (12–15 June 2018).  They discussed scientific topics related to the general theme of the conference, Geospatial Technologies for All.

The following short papers have been presented and been published in [...]

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This morning, the Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung (RNZ) published an article (in German) about our research on 4D LiDAR for snow cover monitoring. The angle for the article by Doris Burger is the Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus near the summit of the Zugspitze, where members of the 3DGeo recently acquired a highly temporal 3D time series dataset of [...]

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We cordially invite everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk
The speaker is Lukas Winiwarter
TU Wien, Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation, Research Group Photogrammetry
When: Monday 18.06.2018, 2:15 pm
Where: INF 348, room 015 (Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University)
Classification of 3D Point Clouds using Deep Neural Networks
Per-point classification (semantic labeling) is an important step in processing topographic 3D [...]

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How are Wikipedia/Wikimedia volunteers supporting disaster management? What role does their engagement all around open source and open data play? What are the latest developments and innovations in humanitarian contexts and how are they defined and addressed?
These questions were discussed in the first block of the Disaster 2.0 seminar last week. Daniel Mietchen, Biophysicist at [...]

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HeiGIT/GIScience and disastermappers heidelberg have been in contact and collaborating with MSF CZ  over the last years already and have been supporting their work through joined Mapathons as well as MapSwipe Mapathon support. Last week members of HeiGIT/GIScience and disastermappers heidelberg visited Prague to exchange ideas and experiences and discuss potential ways to take this [...]

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If you are in Lund, Sweden today you might consider joining our VGI-ALIVE Workshop at AGILE Conference 2018. The latest programme can be found here. It includes keynotes by Andrea Ballatore and Stefano Dea Sabata and a range of interesting contributions, including

Enhancing Crowdsourced Classification on Human Settlements Utilizing Logistic Regression Aggregation and Intrinsic Context Factors
AUTHORS: [...]

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One of the many unwanted side effects of urban growth is the loss of fertile soils since most citizens and villages have been founded in close proximity to fertile soils. Preserving high-quality soils however can conflict with the objective of developing compact urban patterns. A team from researches at the GIScience group, the ETH [...]

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We cordially invite everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk
The speaker is Prof. Bisheng Yang
State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
When: Monday 11.06.2018, 2:15 pm
Where: INF 348, room 015 (Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University)
A low-cost mini-UAV laser scanning system - Kylin Cloud: design and performance
Mini-UAV [...]

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