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Monthly Archive for January, 2020

Around 55 participants gathered in Malta for the 3rd International Workshop on Spatial Data Quality 2020 from 28th to 29th of January. Among national mapping agencies, software providers and standardization organizations, HeiGIT had the opportunity to present its ohsome - OSM history analytics platform for analyzing spatial data quality by looking at the temporal development [...]

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Humanitarian mapping activations show increasing numbers of contribution. This blog post illustrates the specific potential of the Open Source OSHDB API [1] for detailed analyses of such activations by means of a case study. The examined area is Cox’s Bazar in Southeast Bangladesh, where almost 1 million Rohingya refugees fled to from Myanmar in [...]

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We are happy to invited to the presentations in the GIScience HD colloquium today. Everybody interested is invited to join the presentations and the discussion afterwards.
The use of geoinformatics at the German Red Cross
Katharina Lorenz, DRK e.V. ‑ Generalsekretariat, Berlin

- Date: Mon, January 27, 2.15 pm
- Place: Lecture Hall (room 015), Im Neuenheimer Feld 348, [...]

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Call for Abstracts: 5th PhD Colloquium on “Methods for analysing spatiotemporal data”
1-2 Oct 2020 in Dortmund, Germany
The Division on Geoinformatics (Abteilung Geoinformatik) of the German Geodetic Commission (Deutsche Geodätische Kommission, DGK) and the Working Group on Geoinformatics (Arbeitskreis Geoinformatik) of the German Society for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie, Fernerkundungund Geoinformation, [...]

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A week ago, students from the seminar “User-Generated Geographic Data in Disaster Risk Management and Humanitarian Aid” carried out a survey about urban flood risk in Handschuhsheim. The “field day” was organised by Carolin Klonner and Melanie Eckle (the teachers of the seminar) in cooperation with Kai Schaupp and Dr. Raino Winkler of the environmental [...]

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We are happy to annouce two higly interesting upcomming presentations in the GIScience colloquium in the next weeks. Everybody interested is invited to join the presentations and the discussion afterwards.
The use of geoinformatics at the German Red Cross
Katharina Lorenz, DRK e.V. ‑ Generalsekretariat, Berlin
Mon, January 27, 2.15 pm (Lecture Hall (room 015), Im Neuenheimer Feld [...]

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Recently the UN Pulse Lab Jakarta has developed a disaster monitoring WebApp called the MIND/DisasterMon platform. According to UN Pulse Lab the objective of the MIND/DisasterMon platform is to try to answer questions related to Disaster Monitoring and emergency response by looking into various sources of data and information from open data platform and social media. The [...]

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In close collaboration with the 3DGeo Research Group, Moritz Bruggisser of the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation (RG Photogrammetry) presented his current research progress on the impact of acquisition patterns on the robustness and accuracy of tree models derived from UAV LiDAR for forest dynamic studies.
His work fits well into the scope of the SYSSIFOSS [...]

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According to a recent post by NASA, researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, calculated the time that could have been saved if ambulance drivers and other emergency responders had near-real-time information about flooded roads, using the 2011 Southeast Asian floods as a case study. This was the first NASA study to [...]

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Recap: Keynote on Smart Cities

Already in October 2019 Prof. Zipf was invited to give a keynote on “User Generated Geoinformation for Smart Cities” at the “Smart Cities, Smart Data, Smart Governance” ISPRS Conference at CEPT University in Ahmedabad (known for the Gandhi-Ashram), where he also participated as speaker in the inaugural session and acted as session chair for a [...]

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