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Beim Konsortialtreffen letzte Woche haben wir die erste Beta Version der meinGrün App fertiggestellt. Jetzt benötigen wir Grünflächen-Enthusiasten, die mit uns zusammen die App testen, um sie weiter zu verbessern. Diesen Samstag findet unser erstes Test-Event statt:

WO: Volkshochschule Heidelberg in der Cafeteria - Bergheimer Straße 76
WANN: diesen Samstag, 26.10.19 von 10:30 Uhr bis 13:00
Zum geplanten Ablauf: Wir werden eine kurze Einführung zur meinGrün-App geben und dann die App gemeinsam testen. Anschließend freuen wir uns auf Feedback und Anregungen zur App-Anwendung. Für einen gemütlichen Ausklang stellen wir Getränke und ein Mittagessen bereit.

Zur besseren Planung, meldet euch bitte unter folgendem Link für das Event an: http://meingruen.ioer.info/

Wir freuen uns auf Euch!

Related workNature Neuroscience study shows that that inner town green directly influences well being and mental health of city residents:

H. Tost, M. Reichert, U. Braun, I. Reinhard, R. Peters, S. Lautenbach, A. Hoell, E. Schwarz, U. Ebner-Priemer, A. Zipf, and A. Meyer-Lindenberg (2019): Neural correlates of individual differences in affective benefits of real-life urban green space exposure. Nature Neuroscience (published online 29 July 2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-019-0451-y

These findings motivate also our work on pleasant route planning that suggest user-dependent pedestrian routes that have particularly high shares of green areas or particularly low noise levels:

Novack, T.; Wang, Z.; Zipf, A. (2018): A System for Generating Customized Pleasant Pedestrian Routes Based on OpenStreetMap Data. Sensors 2018, 18, 3794

Am 28. und 29. Oktober findet in Berlin die jährliche Fachtagung Katastrophenvorsorge statt. In diesem Rahmen treffen sich erneut Expertinnen und Experten aus dem (inter) nationalen Katastrophenmanagement um sich zu neuesten Entwicklungen, Ideen und auch Herausforderungen in der Katastrophenvorsorge auszutauschen- zur Umsetzung des Sendai Rahmenwerks in Deutschland.

Wie im vorherigen Jahr, wird auch HeiGIT die Fachtagung wieder durch einen Workshop mit dem Deutschen Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR) und dem Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe (BBK) unterstützen. In diesem Jahr liegt hierbei der Fokus auf den für Maßnahmen der Katastrophenvorsorge zur Verfügung stehenden Daten.

Die Teilnehmer bekommen unter anderem einen Einblick in die Potentiale von OpenStreetMap und Erdbeobachtungsdaten. Desweiteren werden diesbezügliche Anforderungen, Probleme und aktuelle Ansätze identifiziert und dargelegt. Gemeinsam mit den Teilnehmern werden im Folgenden weitere Schritte diskutiert, um die Datennutzung für die Katastrophenvorsorge zu erleichtern.

Weitere Informationen zu dem Workshop finden Sie hier.

only a 2 days left for Pre-Registration 1st Climathon in Heidelberg am 26.-27. Oct 2019 am EMBL mit Unterstützung von HeiGIT/GIScience Heidelberg

We are happy to share that GIScience Heidelberg/HeiGIT participate in the 1st Climathon in Heidelberg on Sat/Sun 26.-27. Oct 2019 at EMBL Heidelberg with a challenge on the following topic:

Boost bicycle usage through more attractive bicycle routes

Identify factors that make a bike route attractive and develop a prototype estimating these factors to facilitate bike route planning and navigation.

https://climathon.climate-kic.org/en/heidelberg

Global climate action movement

Climathon is a climate action movement with a climate-focused hackathon at its core. Climathon has grown to over 100 cities with a global reach in the millions.

First time in Heidelberg

Join the first Climathon in Heidelberg to connect with city officials, local enviromental organizations and businesses to develop your ideas for a carbon neutral city. Turn this vision into a reality by working together with developers, entrepreneurs, and students to find innovative city solutions. Experts and mentors will support your team during the 24 hours in finding the best solutions to the challenges.

Climathon pre-registration is still possible!

There are five interesting challenges to choose from! We are waiting for your creative ideas!

Challenge description by GIScience Heidelberg / HeiGIT:

Bicycle is one of the most environmentally friendly means of transportation. How can we support cyclists and make their trips more enjoyable, healthy and safe?

This challenge consists in identifying factors that make a bike route attractive and developing a prototype estimating these factors to facilitate bike route planning and navigation.

The fastest route might not be the most attractive for a cyclist. Traffic, noise, air pollution, dangerous situations, ugly architecture, crime, bad weather might be significant factors for avoiding a route. At the same time, scenic views, green areas, lakes and rivers, cafes and restaurants, beautiful neighbourhoods might make a bike ride more enjoyable.

The first navigation prototype meinGrün generating pleasant routes and focusing on the greenness, sociability, and quietness factors was developed by the Heidelberg University’s GIScience Research Group and will be tested soon. The prototype is based on the Open Source routing system OpenRouteService.org using OpenStreetMap data.

Often, the required data is not directly available, but has to be approximated. For example, for estimating the noise level meinGrün uses categories of streets and the number of lanes. The sentiment analysis of Twitter and Flickr data helps to find pleasant locations.

Challenge vision

In this challenge, identify attractiveness factors for cyclists. Develop a prototype solution to estimate these factors for a given route using any available data. Successful solutions can be then integrated into the meinGrün service.

Related links:

ps. see also our related services such as http://klimaschutzkarte.de (global OSM climate protection map), or OpenFuelService

Rapid worldwide urbanization benefits humans in many aspects, but the prevalence of common psychiatric disorders is increased in urban populations. While the impact of city living and urban upbringing on mental health is well established, it remains elusive which of the multiple factors of urban living convey risk and resilience for mental disorders. For example, air pollutants, traffic noises and fragmented social networks are some of the highly interdependent and complex influences of city living suggested to be detrimental for mental health. In contrast, urban green spaces, social contacts and physical activity have been associated with increased well-being. Knowledge on underlying mechanisms of these associations is crucial for both city planning and healthcare as it informs on how to build environments and to intervene in a way that fosters mental health yet reduces psychiatric disorders. Thus, real-life studies in urban contexts have been launched making use of recent methodological advancements: Mobile devices (e.g., smartphones) to gather intensive longitudinal mental health data, stationary sensor output providing specific context information (e.g., on weather conditions and air pollution), combinations with traditional and modern neuroimaging techniques (e.g., functional near-infrared spectroscopy and portable magnetic-encephalogram caps) and modern virtual reality setups allowing for increasingly realistic and ecological valid simulation of complex urban environments. In a new article published already online we review selected methodological developments, state-of-the-art approaches as well as technological frontiers and provide examples for their application, highlighting promising potential of these novel methods for tackling the urgent urbanicity societal issue of the 21th century with a view to improve urban contexts conducive to mental health.

Reichert M., Braun U., Lautenbach S., Zipf, A., Ebner-Priemer U., Tost, H., Meyer-Lindenberg A. (2020): Studying the impact of built environments on human mental health in everyday life: methodological developments, state-of-the-art and technological frontiers. Current Opinion in Psychology. Vol 32, April 2020, Pages 158-164 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2019.08.026 (online Oct 2019)

Related workNature Neuroscience study shows that that inner town green directly influences well being and mental health of city residents:

H. Tost, M. Reichert, U. Braun, I. Reinhard, R. Peters, S. Lautenbach, A. Hoell, E. Schwarz, U. Ebner-Priemer, A. Zipf, and A. Meyer-Lindenberg (2019): Neural correlates of individual differences in affective benefits of real-life urban green space exposure. Nature Neuroscience (published online 29 July 2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-019-0451-y

These findings motivate also our work on pleasant route planning that suggest user-dependent pedestrian routes that have particularly high shares of green areas or particularly low noise levels:

Novack, T.; Wang, Z.; Zipf, A. (2018): A System for Generating Customized Pleasant Pedestrian Routes Based on OpenStreetMap Data. Sensors 2018, 18, 3794.

Der Fachaustausch Geoinformation Heidelberg des GeoNet.MRN wird dieses Jahr geoActive! Im Fokus sind dieses Jahr Themen Mobilität und Baustellen in der Session mobiActive! sowie Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeit in der Session climateActive!
geoActive orientiert sich am Konzept der Open Space-Konferenz. Sie sind herzlich eingeladen! Treffen Sie Fachleute und Gleichgesinnte. Bringen Sie Ihr eigenes Thema mit! Tauschen Sie sich aus! Wir bieten den Raum dafür.
Melden Sie sich gleich an und kontaktieren Sie uns, wenn Sie sich engagieren möchten! Möchten Sie beitragen? Haben Sie eigene Ideen? Bis zum 30.10.2019 nehmen wir gerne Ihre Ideen auf!

Wir freuen uns auf Sie und möchten Sie ganz herzlich zu diesem Event einladen.

Donnerstag 28.11.2019
Veranstaltungsort:
Halle 02

Zollhofgarten 2
69115 Heidelberg

Kontakt:

Hartmut Gündra
Clustermanager

Telefon +49 (6221) 477-782

Mobil: +49 (151) 54282534

geschaeftsstelle@geonet-mrn.de

Nichts geht ohne Geoinformation! Geoinformationssysteme und Geodaten halten unsere Gesellschaft am Laufen und treiben Innovation der digitalen Gesellschaft voran. Einmal im Jahr bringt GeoNet.MRN Experten und Praktiker aus Wirtschaft, Forschung, Politik und öffentlicher Verwaltung miteinander in Dialog. Elf Mal haben wir unsere Mitglieder, Freunde und alle Interessierten nach Heidelberg zum Fachaustausch Geoinformation eingeladen. Dieses Jahr werden wir geoAktiv! Treffen Sie Fachleute und Gleichgesinnte. Wir bieten abwechselnd inhaltliche Impulse und Raum für den spontanen Austausch.

Die diesjährige Jahreskonferenz des GeoNet.MRN erscheint in neuem Gewand mit mehr Interaktivität, mehr Raum für Ihre Ideen, Vernetzen und Austauschen. Es geht um Sie und Ihre Themen rund um den Raum in dem wir leben, um Daten, um Innovation. Als Praktiker gestalten Sie täglich unsere Zukunft mit. Jeder von ihnen ist ein Experte in seinem Bereich. Jeder kann mitreden und profitieren vom konstruktiven Austausch. Unser Open-Space-Konzept macht es möglich.

Fachliche Impulse geben wir zu den Themen:

  • Klimaschutz und Nachhaltigkeit
  • Mobilität, Straßenraum und Baustellen

Teilnahme: 80 EUR zzgl. MwSt. (Studierende kostenlos)

Programm

Nach der Einführung gibt es alle 45 Minuten kurze fachliche Impulse. Der Ablauf sieht jeweils vier Blöcke á 45 Minuten vor. Jeder 45-Minutenblock wird durch kurze Impulsbeiträge von 5-10 Minuten eingeläutet. Danach besteht ist Zeit für Fragen, Diskussionen, Pause oder auch die Möglichkeit, spontan eigene Impulse zu geben und die Ausstellung oder Software-Demonstrationen zu besuchen. In den beiden Veranstaltungsräumen gibt es hierzu zusätzliche „Spaces“ und „Corner“, die genutzt werden können.

Die Anmeldung für die DGPF-Jahrestagung 2020, 4.-6. März 2020 in Stuttgart, ist ab sofort hier möglich: https://www.conftool.net/dgpf2020/index.php?page=login

Gruppen von Studis ab 10 Personen bekommen einen Sondertarif!

Deadline für die Einreichung von Beiträgen ist am 31. Oktober 2019 - also bald. Wir würden uns über spannende Beiträge im Bereich der Geoinformatik für die Sitzung des AK Geoinformatik::Methodik freuen.

We are happy to share that GIScience Heidelberg/HeiGIT participate in the 1st Climathon in Heidelberg on Sat/Sun 26.-27. Oct 2019 at EMBL Heidelberg with a challenge on the following topic:

Boost bicycle usage through more attractive bicycle routes

Identify factors that make a bike route attractive and develop a prototype estimating these factors to facilitate bike route planning and navigation.

https://climathon.climate-kic.org/en/heidelberg

Global climate action movement

Climathon is a climate action movement with a climate-focused hackathon at its core. Climathon has grown to over 100 cities with a global reach in the millions.

First time in Heidelberg

Join the first Climathon in Heidelberg to connect with city officials, local enviromental organizations and businesses to develop your ideas for a carbon neutral city. Turn this vision into a reality by working together with developers, entrepreneurs, and students to find innovative city solutions. Experts and mentors will support your team during the 24 hours in finding the best solutions to the challenges.

Climathon pre-registration is still possible!

There are five interesting challenges to choose from! We are waiting for your creative ideas!

Challenge description by GIScience Heidelberg / HeiGIT:

Bicycle is one of the most environmentally friendly means of transportation. How can we support cyclists and make their trips more enjoyable, healthy and safe?

This challenge consists in identifying factors that make a bike route attractive and developing a prototype estimating these factors to facilitate bike route planning and navigation.

The fastest route might not be the most attractive for a cyclist. Traffic, noise, air pollution, dangerous situations, ugly architecture, crime, bad weather might be significant factors for avoiding a route. At the same time, scenic views, green areas, lakes and rivers, cafes and restaurants, beautiful neighbourhoods might make a bike ride more enjoyable.

The first navigation prototype meinGrün generating pleasant routes and focusing on the greenness, sociability, and quietness factors was developed by the Heidelberg University’s GIScience Research Group and will be tested soon. The prototype is based on the Open Source routing system OpenRouteService.org using OpenStreetMap data.

Often, the required data is not directly available, but has to be approximated. For example, for estimating the noise level meinGrün uses categories of streets and the number of lanes. The sentiment analysis of Twitter and Flickr data helps to find pleasant locations.

Challenge vision

In this challenge, identify attractiveness factors for cyclists. Develop a prototype solution to estimate these factors for a given route using any available data. Successful solutions can be then integrated into the meinGrün service.

Related links:

ps. see also our related services such as http://klimaschutzkarte.de (global OSM climate protection map), or OpenFuelService etc.

Today we celebrate the International Day for #DisasterRiskReduction. HeiGIT offers a growing set of tools and services that support humanitarian aid during and before disasters. Examples include work in the context of the Missing Maps initiative, like conceptualising and extending microtasking apps like MapSwipe, as well as services for analysing MapSwipe data and making it usable through a workflow integration in the HOT tasking manager. The data is also used in deep learning applications for generating settlement layers or feedback for microtasked mapping. Improving and analysing the data quality of OpenStreetmap as a major data set for humanitarian aid is supported through the ohsome framework (OpenStreetMap History Analytics platform), including an API for related analysis, the ohsome dashboard,or map interfaces like the ohsomeHEX OSM History Explorer, that includes some selected map layers relevant for HOTOSM, such as WASH related OSM tags.

Of course the OpenRouteService for disaster management combined with realtimeOSM offers fast routing solutions within disasters, or also isochrones for accessibility analysis, but recently the ORS API includes new options related to advanced fleed management for rich logistics support in disasters.

And last but not least we support capacity building with many workshops, conferences and mapathons or research projects and related activities. Further information can be found in our publications in Journals and conferences.

We are looking forward to cooperate with relevant stakeholders to further advance GI tools and open geoinformation for disaster risk reduction. Let’s get in contact and innovate new tools and put them into practice!

Open Source at: https://github.com/GIScience

Rapid worldwide urbanization benefits humans in many aspects, but the prevalence of common psychiatric disorders is increased in urban populations. While the impact of city living and urban upbringing on mental health is well established, it remains elusive which of the multiple factors of urban living convey risk and resilience for mental disorders. For example, air pollutants, traffic noises and fragmented social networks are some of the highly interdependent and complex influences of city living suggested to be detrimental for mental health. In contrast, urban green spaces, social contacts and physical activity have been associated with increased well-being. Knowledge on underlying mechanisms of these associations is crucial for both city planning and healthcare as it informs on how to build environments and to intervene in a way that fosters mental health yet reduces psychiatric disorders. Thus, real-life studies in urban contexts have been launched making use of recent methodological advancements: Mobile devices (e.g., smartphones) to gather intensive longitudinal mental health data, stationary sensor output providing specific context information (e.g., on weather conditions and air pollution), combinations with traditional and modern neuroimaging techniques (e.g., functional near-infrared spectroscopy and portable magnetic-encephalogram caps) and modern virtual reality setups allowing for increasingly realistic and ecological valid simulation of complex urban environments. In a new article we review selected methodological developments, state-of-the-art approaches as well as technological frontiers and provide examples for their application, highlighting promising potential of these novel methods for tackling the urgent urbanicity societal issue of the 21th century with a view to improve urban contexts conducive to mental health.

Reichert M., Braun U., Lautenbach S., Zipf, A., Ebner-Priemer U., Tost, H., Meyer-Lindenberg A. (2019, accepted, in press): Studying the impact of built environments on human mental health in everyday life: methodological developments, state-of-the-art and technological frontiers. Current Opinion in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2019.08.026

Related work: Nature Neuroscience study shows that that inner town green directly influences well being and mental health of city residents:

H. Tost, M. Reichert, U. Braun, I. Reinhard, R. Peters, S. Lautenbach, A. Hoell, E. Schwarz, U. Ebner-Priemer, A. Zipf, and A. Meyer-Lindenberg (2019): Neural correlates of individual differences in affective benefits of real-life urban green space exposure. Nature Neuroscience (published online 29 July 2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-019-0451-y

These findings motivate also our work on pleasant route planning that suggest user-dependent pedestrian routes that have particularly high shares of green areas or particularly low noise levels:

Novack, T.; Wang, Z.; Zipf, A. (2018): A System for Generating Customized Pleasant Pedestrian Routes Based on OpenStreetMap Data. Sensors 2018, 18, 3794.

The computing center (URZ) of Heidelberg University will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on Friday 11th October 2019 with a festive colloquium.

Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf gives a speech on Big Spatial Data Analytics of geodata in the cloud. Examples from the work of the Department of Geoinformatics of the University of Heidelberg and the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT gGmbH) will show how current research questions and applications around global geodata sets are answered using cloud infrastructures of the URZ Heidelberg. Topics include route planning, spatiotemporal analysis of data quality, or machine learning techniques to improve and derive land use or settlement information to support humanitarian relief operations.

To the Press release (German)

Programm of the Festive colloquium 1.94 MBTo the press release

Please register by e-mail to 50jahre@urz.uni-heidelberg.de.

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