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Monthly Archive for July, 2020

IT IS REALLY HOT! Again!
So it seems, we need to repeat an updated version of a Blogpost from exactly one year ago:
You are looking for a more shady pedestrian route through the urban jungle? You might then prefer some routes that go through public green spaces with shady trees and bushes. Thank goodness we are working on [...]

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Can the human brain be described as a kind of machine – and, by extension, human memory as a time machine? What do software and the human mind have in common, and what are the ethical dilemmas involved in the use of artificial intelligence (AI)? Neurobiologist Hannah Monyer and geoinformatics expert Bernhard Höfle present talking [...]

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Since some time the City of Karlsruhe uses the API of Openrouteservice (ORS) by HeiGIT for routing of pedestrians, bicycles and cars in the new online city plan and the citizen GIS app for the general public, i.e. the citizens and visitors of Karlsruhe. You can use it here:
https://geoportal.karlsruhe.de/stadtplan
https://geoportal.karlsruhe.de/buergergis
The specific client developed by the Liegenschaftsamt, city [...]

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Physical activity is beneficial for human physical health and well‐being. Accordingly, the association between physical activity and mood in everyday life has been a subject of several Ambulatory Assessment studies. This mechanism has been studied in children, adults and the elderly, but neglected in adolescents. It is critical to examine this mechanism in adolescents because [...]

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End of last week Dr. Xuke Hu successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Building Semantics Reasoning by Using Rules based on Available Geospatial Information“.
His dissertation investigated the potential of inferring distinct indoor and outdoor spatial (specifically building) elements based on existing or available spatial elements on OSM or provided by sensing equipment, leveraging the association [...]

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As you may already know from the latest blog posts, new advancements are brought with the release 1.0 of the #ohsome API. One minor function involves the correctness of parameters that you can use in your queries, which was developed by our intern Rosario in the last weeks.

The new feature
Let’s say you send a request [...]

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GIScience methods are becoming more and more widespread in different domains. A current review article under involvement of HeiGIT researchers discusses the potential of ambulatory assessments and GIScience approaches for physical activity research. The article is on of the outcomes of the 2nd International CAPA Workshop 2019 “Physical Activity Assessment – State of the [...]

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After more than a decade of rapid development of volunteered geographic information (VGI), VGI has already become one of the most important research topics in the GIScience community. Almost in the meantime, we have witnessed the ever-fast growth of geospatial deep learning technologies to develop smart GIServices and to address remote sensing tasks, for instance, [...]

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#Noise #pollution is one of the main stressors in urban environments, having negative impacts on people’s quality of life and health. For some groups of citizens, such as school children, patients, and elders, there is a need to support them in finding pedestrian routes in noise polluted areas of cities. In a new paper, we [...]

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How can multiple processes related to the deformation of an active rock glacier operating over different timescales be separated from each other?
A preprint on the disaggregation of surface change mechanisms of a rock glacier has recently been published on Earth Surface Dynamics Discussions, an interactive open access journal of the European Geosciences Union. It [...]

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