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Monthly Archive for January, 2019

The GIScience group cordially invites everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk about:

Supporting the most vulnerable people before the disaster strikes – International Disaster Risk Reduction within the German Red Cross
Speakers are Stefanie Lux and Stefan Scholz from the German Red Cross (GRC, Generalsekretariat Berlin, International Coordination).
Monday 21.01.2019, 14:15 pm
Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University, [...]

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State of the Map 2019 conference will be held in Heidelberg, September 21-23 2019.
Interested in sponsoring?
Want to help build bridges through scholarships?
Sponsorship packages are available at
https://2019.stateofthemap.org/Sponsorship2019.pdf

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Special issue information:
The last decade has seen a rapid growth in open source geospatial software and data developments. Open geospatial data applies the principles of free and openness to geospatial information, allowing communities to collaborate on a data product. Applying the lessons learned in the open source industry to geo-data collection and maintenance has led [...]

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The new year started in the openrouteservice team at HeiGIT with the release of openrouteservice 4.7.2. In this release there were a number of bug fixes, but also some new features. The main one of these is the inclusion of information about access restrictions when your route takes you over roads that are marked in [...]

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We cordially invite everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk
The speaker is Prof. Dr. Silvio Jorge Coelho Simoes
Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Instituto de Ciência e Tecnologia - Campus de São José dos Campos, Brasil
When: Monday 14.01.2019, 2:15 pm
Where: INF 348, room 015 (Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University)
3D Model and Geovisualization for monitoring [...]

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Agricultural production in the Mediterranean region is challenged by both climate change and socio-economic factors that might lead to accelerated land degradation and severe loss of ecosystem services. Climate change is likely to lead to increasing water stress in the region leading to drought related loss of agricultural production and [...]

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A new study has been published in the international open access journal Geo-spatial Information Science (GSIS, Taylor & Francis), that explores the land use/land cover (LULC) separability by the machine-generated and user-generated Flickr photo tags (i.e. the auto-tags and the user-tags, respectively), based on an authoritative LULC dataset for San Diego County in the United [...]

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State of the Map is the annual event for all mappers and OpenStreetMap users. Enjoy three days in Heidelberg with talks, discussions, workshops, code and documentation sprints all around the free and open map of the world.
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In einer aktuellen Publikation der Stadt Stuttgart wird die Erreichbarkeit von Haltestellen des öffentlichen Personennahverkehrs in Stuttgart untersucht.
Für die Berechnung der Isochronen wurde das kostenfrei nutzbare QGIS-Plugin OSM Tools verwendet. Dieses nutzt den seit 2008 verfügbaren Openrouteservice des Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT). Das Toolset umfasst Routing, Geocoding, Isochronen und Matrixberechnungen, entweder interaktiv im Kartenbereich [...]

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Recently, Michael Schulz from GIScience Heidelberg gave a talk at the colloquium of Prof. Carl Baierkuhnlein at the University of Bayreuth. During his talk he presented the results on OpenStreetMap usage targeting humanitarian applications, healthy and green routing based on openrouteservice and ecological analysis or the global climate protection map. OSM is harnessed for an abundance [...]

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