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Our GIScience Research Group team member Julian Bruns has recently defended his PhD at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) at the FZI in the project BigGIS. Congratulations Julian, well done!
The topic of the thesis was “Robust Modeling of Spatio-Temporal Dependencies and Hot Spots” at the Institut für Informationswirtschaft und Marketing at KIT.

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We cordially invite everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk
The speaker is Prof. Jochen Albrecht
Professor of Computational and Theoretical Geography, Hunter College, City University of New York
When: Monday 16.07.2018, 2:15 pm
Where: INF 348, room 015 (Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University)
Open Source Foundations for Spatial Decisions Support Systems
Spatial Decision Support Systems (SDSS) were a hot topic [...]

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Members of the HeiGIT team were presenting parts of our work at this years AGIT/GI_Forum conference in Salzburg, Austria (as already announced in a previous blogpost).
Julian Bruns was presenting the results of a joint work with the KIT and his old employer, the FZI, which is published in the GI-Forum journal (English conference running in parallel to the AGIT), [...]

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The study “Mobile low-cost 3D camera maize crop height measurements under field conditions” (see the respective blog entry) is now available also as print version:

The updated citation is:
Hämmerle, M. & Höfle, B. (2018): Mobile low-cost 3D camera maize crop height measurements under field conditions. Precision Agriculture 19(4), pp. 630-647. doi: 10.1007/s11119-017-9544-3.

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For the fourth consecutive year, the 3DGeo team acquired the rock glacier Äußeres Hochebenkar in the Austrian Ötztal by terrestrial laser scanning. This adds another point cloud to the multitemporal dataset to observe how the active rock glacier changes over the years.
In an elevation over 2600 m a.s.l., the complex terrain on and around the [...]

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Ever wondered how you can generate/use some meta-information about OpenStreetMap for your project? Are you interested in visualizing different aspects of OpenStreetMap data?
In the article below, we present a server infrastructure to collect and process data about different aspects of OpenStreetMap. The resulting data are offered publicly in a common container format, which fosters the [...]

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Because of several requests the deadline for short papers has been extended to Wed. July 25 2018.
The recent availability of user-generated geographic datasets allows gaining novel insights into otherwise hardly observable societal phenomena. Geosocial media forms one important source of user-generated information, which partly describes the everyday lives of people. The analysis of these kinds [...]

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We cordially invite everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk
The speaker is Prof. Jiangya Gong
Dean, School of Remote Sensing and Information Engineering, Wuhan University, China
When: Monday 09.07.2018, 2:15 pm
Where: INF 348, room 015 (Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University)
Big spatio-temporal data analysis based on social sensing
With the rapid development of information and communications technology (ICT), ubiquitous [...]

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Digital outcrop models provide a powerful data basis to obtain orientation information on rock masses. Robust and transferrable automatic methods are required to process and analyze these data, as outcrops and hence acquired 3D point clouds are influenced by varying conditions depending e.g., on the site, atmospheric conditions and other factors. A crucial aspect in [...]

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OpenStreetMap has become a huge source for any kind of geographic information. In OpenStreetMap you now find not only street information, but also information related to buildings, shops, sights and in Heidelberg even to individual trees.
Furthermore, OpenStreetMap data is open data – everyone is free to edit and to download the data to create own maps [...]

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