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Monthly Archive for October, 2020

The HeiKA autumn school urban data science that took place last week was a good success with participating students varying between five and fifteen during the week. Topics covered included visualization, spatial statistics, analysis of movement data, intrinsic data quality assessment based on the ohsome API and the use of the openrouteservice API. Hands-on exercises [...]

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The project “25 Mapathons” made an important step forward by successfully completing the first four Mapathons of the project. Two Mapathons were conducted with German Red Cross (GRC) members from the Red Cross Regional association of Westfalen-Lippe. Another two Mapathons where hosted by local GRC chapters from the City of Heidelberg and the nearby town [...]

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Am am 29.10.20, 16:30 Uhr veranstaltet das Netzwerk Geoinformation der Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar GeoNet.MRN zum Thema:
Flächennutzung und Flächenmanagement: Ein Geoinformation Meetup
Teilnahme: Kostenlos und ohne Anmeldung mit Teams unter diesem Link.
Themen des Meetups sind die Online-Beteiligung von Kommunen, Bürgern sowie Firmen und Institutionen im Bereich Flächenmanagement mit Fokus auf die Siedlungs- und Verkehrsentwicklung und [...]

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Liebe disastermappers-Freund*innen und Vorkämpfer*innen für freie Geoinformationen!
Es ist wieder so weit: Unsere Veranstaltungsreihe “Open Data und die Sustainable Development Goals” geht in die zweite Runde!
Nachdem wir uns im Sommersemester schon dem Thema Nachhaltige Entwicklung und deren Verknüpfung mit der Relevanz von frei verfügbaren Geodaten gewidmet haben, legen wir in den kommenden Veranstaltungen den [...]

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Land use decision involve trade-off with respect to the ecosystem service produced by the different land use systems. Agricultural use versus natural ecosystems is the main alternative for which trade-offs need to be estimated. Given the varying climatic and soil conditions this trade-off differs in space. Therefore, it is essential how [...]

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Next week the biennial conference GeOnG will take place for the seventh time. On Monday and Tuesday 11/02-11/03 participants will join in over 30 live sessions around the topics of technology and information management in the humanitarian and development sector. This year’s theme is People at the heart of Information Management: promoting responsible and inclusive [...]

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Interested in how earthquake-induced damage to critical infrastructures is assessed in the research project LOKI? Then check out this teaser below!
Link to video

In the LOKI project (Luftgestützte Observation Kritischer Infrastrukturen; Airborne Assessment of Critical Infrastructures), an interdisciplinary system that enables fast and reliable airborne situation assessments following an earthquake is being developed by several project [...]

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In recognition of the high efforts of lecturers in the past summer semester, the rectorate of Heidelberg University awarded prizes for digital teaching. Two of in total six prizes were awarded to lecturers at the Institute of Geography, which shows the positive recognition of the past semester’s endeavors both from the side of students and [...]

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New paper published on healthcare access in Sub-Saharan Africa
It is almost a year since SARS-CoV-2 first emerged in China. The virus spread all over the world. Countries south of the Sahara did not receive much attention. Although outbreaks here have a strong risk potential due to existing crises. In our new published paper we modeled [...]

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This week 19.-23.10. the autumn school Urban Data Science takes place as a online course set up together by GIScience Heidelberg and the Institute for Transport Studies (IfV), KIT. It is part of an ongoing application for a HeiKA (Heidelberg Karlsruhe Strategic Partnership) project that would foster joint teaching modules between GIScience HD and IfV [...]

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