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Monthly Archive for August, 2018

Join us on Thursday 13th September 2018 at the EuroGEOSS Workshop in Geneva for the validation mapathon of OSMlanduse.org Sentinel-2 landuse fusion map. Have an exclusive first peek at the EU wide OSMlanduse Sentinel-2 landuse fusion map, a result of millions of OSM contributions and the Sentinel-2 archive remote sensing data.
The event is a prequel to [...]

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This Wednesday and Thursday we have presentations from the GIScience research group Heidelberg on two remote contintents - both in Africa and in Australia:
On Wednesday: First down under at GIScience Melbourne in Australia Rene Westerholt will present the work related to our PLATIAL18 workshop:

Westerholt, R., Gröbe, M., Zipf, A. and Burghardt, D. (2018): Towards the statistical analysis and [...]

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Die 39. wissenschaftlich-technische Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie, Fernerkundung und Geoinformation (DGPF) wird in Kooperation mit der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Vermessung und Geoinformation (OVG) und der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung (SGPF) im Rahmen der Dreiländertagung (DLT 2019) vom 20. bis 22. Februar 2019 in Wien stattfinden.
Wissenschaftler/innen, Entwickler/innen und Anwender/innen aus [...]

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Two papers from GIScience Heidelberg have been contributed to and accepted for the 10th International GIScience Conference 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. They will be presented on Wednesday and Thursday respectively. Looking forward to a fruitful discussion!

Westerholt, R., Gröbe, M., Zipf, A. and Burghardt, D. (2018): Towards the statistical analysis and visualization of places. 10th International [...]

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For the fourth consecutive year, ground-based measurements of the dynamic, permafrost-underlain tundra landscape have been continued in Trail Valley (68°44′25” N 133°29′36” W). A team of permafrost researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) for Polar and Marine Research around PD Dr. Julia Boike conducted the measurements as part of a large expedition to the Canadian Northwest [...]

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HeiGIT/GIScience Research Group is looking forward to present our latest research, services and developments at the HOT Summit/ FOSS4G in beautiful Dar es Salaam. Sabrina Marx and Melanie Eckle of the Geoinformation for Humanitarian Aid group will provide an overview of our latest projects and ideas, and current collaborative projects with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team.
Sabrina [...]

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Study shows that spatial reference can be structurally identified in a number of datasets
F.-B. Mocnik: The Polynomial Volume Law of Complex Networks in the Context of Local and Global Optimization. Scientific Reports (2018) 8:11274, doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-29131-0
Networks describe relations between objects. They show how objects relate to one another and which ones are mutually influential. In [...]

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Recently a project proposal to the Belmont Forum and NORFACE joint programme Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) call has been accepted. The project “Waterproofing Data” investigates the governance of water-related risks, with a focus on social and cultural aspects of data practices. Typically, data flows up from local levels to scientific “centres of expertise”, and then flood-related [...]

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Recently a consultancy and development agreement about OpenStreetMap Analytics Development has been reached with the World Bank in the context of the Open Cities Africa project and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI).
The main objective of this consultancy is to develop and implement new functionalities for OpenStreetMap [...]

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Satellite images are widely applied in humanitarian mapping which labels buildings, roads and so on for humanitarian aid and economic development. However, the labeling now is mostly done by volunteers. In a recently accepted study, we utilize deep learning to solve humanitarian mapping tasks of a mobile software named MapSwipe. The current deep learning techniques [...]

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