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Monthly Archive for April, 2019

The new project on landcover monitoring with emphasis on vegetation under the climatic change pressure using multitemporal and multisource remote sensing data is a collaboration project funded in the framework of 4EU+ Flagship 4: Biodiversity and Sustainable Developement with Markéta Potůčková (Department of Applied Geoinformatics and Cartography, Charles University Prague) as PI of the [...]

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The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) , the Heidelberg Institute of Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) , and the wider MapSwipe Community started working on an MapSwipe extension to monitor changes in satellite imagery. The goal of the two-month project is to extend the app with new functionalities that would allow the users to compare two satellite images [...]

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The Heidelberg Center for the Environment’s public series of talks “Heidelberger Brücke” is starting today! This semester’s topic is “Changing Climate”.
Today, Prof. Dr. Birgit Schneider, University of Potsdam, Department of Arts and Media, speaks in German about the role of images in communication of climate change:
“Klimabilder. Die Rolle der Bilder für die Kommunikation des Klimawandels”.
Where: Im [...]

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We cordially invite everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk
The speaker is Dr. Jochen Albrecht
Professor for Computational and Theoretical Geography, Hunter College, City University of New York
When: Monday 29.04.2019, 2:15 pm
Where: INF 348, room 015 (Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University)
The Geography of Suburban Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The common assumption is that cities are the [...]

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Earlier we published several blogposts introducing the ohsome platform and its parts (e.g. the ohsome API for example, which was often showcased here in the blog) and its backbone the OSHDB (very recently version 0.5 was published). A recent open access journal article gives even more background to the system, as shown below:

Raifer, M, Troilo, [...]

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Zeitabhängige Sperrungen und Nutzungsbeschränkungen von Straßen werden bislang in keiner frei verfügbaren Software zur Routenplanung genutzt. In dem im März gestarteten Projekt “TARDUR - Temporal Access Restrictions for Dynamic Ultra-Flexible Routing” gehen die Universität Heidelberg und die Firma GraphHopper dieses Problem an. Das Projekt wird im Rahmen der Förderrichtlinie Modernitätsfonds (”mFUND”) mit insgesamt 100.000 Euro [...]

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The 11th Information Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) Conference brings together hundreds of public, private and civil society organizations, eager to share practical insights on applying digital technology to development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges. Participants share how they are using innovations in information and communications technology to increase impact in addressing humanitarian and development challenges. [...]

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Alle Jahre wieder blühen die Kirschbäume vor unserem Institutsgebäude in voller Pracht und laden Passanten allen Alters ein zum Verweilen. Städtische Grünflächen wie diese leisten einen wichtigen Beitrag zur urbanen Lebensqualität, indem sie viele Funktionen wie Naturerfahrung, sozialen Austausch und Erholung ermöglichen. Jedoch eignet sich nicht jeden Grünfläche gleichermaßen für jeden Einzelnen [...]

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Time-dependent restrictions and temporal road closures are so far not considered in any freely available software for route planning. Heidelberg University and the company GraphHopper aim to address this issue in their joint project “TARDUR - Temporal Access Restrictions for Dynamic Ultra-Flexible Routing”. The project started in March and is supported by the Federal Ministry [...]

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The series of HGG talks this semester is starting soon. This years main topic is  “Zukunft Erde“. See below for the flyer and program and join us for the presentations.

Ort der Abendvorträge
Kleiner Hörsaal (HS2) des Kirchhoff -Instituts für Physik (KIP)
Im Neuenheimer Feld, Gebäude INF 227 (gegenüber Mensa)
Program SoSe 2109:
Dienstag, 7. Mai 2019, 19 Uhr:
Prof. Dr. [...]

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