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The proceedings of the PLATIAL’18 workshop (organized by R Westerholt, F-B Mocnik, and A Zipf) have been published:
https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1475269
The concept of “place” is about to become one of the major research themes in the discipline of geographical information science (GIScience), as well as in adjoining fields. Briefly put, while locations provide objective references (e.g., point coordinates), [...]

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In our most recent 3DGeo publication, colleagues from KU Leuven together with us developed a new method to extract drainage ditches from LiDAR point clouds in a fully automatic process.

Ditches are often absent in hydrographic geodatasets and their mapping would benefit from a cost and labor effective alternative to field surveys. We propose [...]

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Im Projekt „meinGrün“ entwickeln Partner aus Wissenschaft, kommunaler Praxis und Wirtschaft unter Leitung des Leibniz-Instituts für ökologische Raumentwicklung (IÖR) die Grundlagen für neuartige, interaktive Informationsangebote. Ziel ist es, Grünflächen in Städten genauer zu beschreiben und zu zeigen, wie man sie gut erreichen kann. Nutzer der Grünflächen können diese bewerten und Stadtverwaltungen erhalten Hinweise auf Verbesserungspotenzial. Das Projekt wird vom Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur (BMVI) im Rahmen der Forschungsinitiative mFUND gefördert, die sich mit digitalen datenbasierten Anwendungen für die Mobilität 4.0 befasst.

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Last week the ‘Fachtagung Katastrophenvorsorge‘ took place in Berlin. The annual symposium, organized by the German Red Cross, brings various actors together involved in national and international disaster risk reduction. Our workshop, which we were running together with the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), focused [...]

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Over the next couple of days, CartONG are again organizing the biannual GeOnG conference- a great occasion for humanitarian actors, volunteer communities and humanitarian and GIS service providers to mingle and exchange current ideas, challenges and lessons learned.
This year the main theme is ““Perfection” versus “Good Enough” in Information Management: Adjusting to context, scale, [...]

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F-B Mocnik presents about mutual influences of material and immaterial flows at the example of tradition at the “Spaces and Flows” conference. Feel welcome to join on 26 October at 10:20 am.
Space and time both shape how we disseminate information in the context of tradition. As a result of incorporating knowledge, ideas, and points of [...]

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We are happy to announce the now also formal cooperation of our GIScience research group and the German Red Cross (GRC)! On October 10th Christof Johnen, Head of International Cooperation at the GRC Headquarters and head of HeiGIT/GIScience Alexander Zipf signed an Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the strategic partnership to conduct joint activities related [...]

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The deadline for registration for our Innsbruck Summer School of Alpine Research 2019 is approaching (30 November 2018). If you want to learn most recent close-range sensing technology from leading experts in an amazing environment and venue, the Ötztal Alps in Austria, you should definitely consider to apply for participation.
All details regarding learning objectives, keynote [...]

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Last week our team member Dr. Michael Schultz successfully defended his PhD Defence about
Tropical deforestation monitoring using Landsat time series and breakpoint detection
at Wageningen University and Research (WUR). It was supervised by Prof. Dr M. Herold (Professor of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing at Wageningen University & Research). We congratulate cordially! Keep up the good [...]

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Understanding how citizens interact with transportation system is a key to solving a variety of urban issues in general and traffic congestion in particular. Recently, scholars have put efforts on the pertinent work ranging from developing traffic predictors to understanding human mobility and activity patterns. Multiple types of data have been used, of which crowdsourced [...]

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