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Monthly Archive for April, 2020

We are thrilled to give you a sneak peak into routing with time-dependent road restrictions, the outcome of our collaboration with GraphHopper GmbH in the research project TARDUR supported by the mFUND initiative of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) Germany. Our primary focus was on the most common time-dependent restrictions in OSM, namely access [...]

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Land use change in Brazil is often associated with a loss of natural habitat (Amazon, Cerrado, Pantanal,…) driven by farmland expansion. A current analysis by a team of Brazilian and German researchers (involving HeiGIT member Sven Lautenbach) shows that for Rio de Janeiro state farmland abandonment has been an important process. Approximately 1 million hectares [...]

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Always been curious about how we develop our methods for 3D/4D change analysis?
Then check out our new video on high-resolution and high-frequency monitoring of a rock glacier in Austria!
Link to video

LiDAR datasets of the rock glacier provide the basis for the development of 3D and 4D methods for geomorphic change quantification within different research projects [...]

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Dear disastermapping enthusiasts,
The disastermappers heidelberg series of events “Open Data & the Sustainable Development Goals” begins right on time for the start of the upcoming summer semester. With these events the disastermappers raise awareness for the importance of freely available geographical data and their relevance for current social, ecological and economic challenges. In cooperation with many great [...]

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„Herzlich Willkommen, Freunde der Erde, bei climate talk, dem Podcast eures Vertrauens in Sachen Klima“. So begrüßt Alexandra Gnädig die HörerInnen ihres neuen Podcasts, den sie zusammen mit Anna Reiter aufnimmt. Ein Podcast für das Klima, mit dieser Idee spielen die beiden Geographiestudentinnen aus Heidelberg schon einige Zeit. Jetzt wurde daraus Realität. Inspiriert durch das [...]

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From 2nd – 9th March 2020, students of our department took part in an excursion to Northern England. Among the areas visited under the lead of Dr. Jack Williams were the Peak and Lake Districts, the North York Moors National Parks and Durham County.
Preliminary seminars provided the students with background knowledge on the topics covered [...]

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A new map in ohsomeHeX provides an overview of areas in Sub-Sahara Africa where information on health facilities is still missing in OpenStreetMap (OSM).
The completeness of OSM is measured by comparing to a reference dataset on public health facilities in Sub-Sahara Africa, which was developed by Maina et al. 2019.
Especially in these days, where the [...]

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Best wishes and as happy Easter holidays as possible from GIScience Heidelberg!
Our university campus is almost empty in its physical presence, our research is “virtually” contributing and still “flying”. Nature keeps on reminding us of its fantastic beauty but also distinctness.
Spring is arriving at our department on campus (Prof. Hettner monument):

Context transforms ordinary things and [...]

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Supplying medicine and food is critical not only in disasters. Due to increased global demand due to COVIDー19 HeiGIT increased the API quota for the openrouteservice multi vehicle route optimization endpoint! Now you can send up to 500 requests per day for each account for free. If you are in need for even higher problem sizes [...]

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Members of the 3DGeo research group were recently taking advantage of the good weather to acquire some more data within the DFG-funded project SYSSIFOSS. We packed the drone and the RIEGL miniVUX-1UAV laser scanner, and drove to the forest near Bretten where 8 of our plots are located. In four days and 16 flights we [...]

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