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The GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University and the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) are happy to share the their GIScience github repository contains now already over 50 open source repositories and it’s still growing. These contain results from several research projects and in particular also some very active long term activities. Most of the tools [...]

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After the successful GeOnG conference 2018 in chambery we want to thank the organizers and all participants. We contributed in several ways, as already highlighed in our previous blogpost. Now, we also want to share our slides and workshop material with everyone interested.
Round table discussion:

Machine Learning, AI & satellite imagery: what impact on humanitarian mapping: [...]

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Over the next couple of days, CartONG are again organizing the biannual GeOnG conference- a great occasion for humanitarian actors, volunteer communities and humanitarian and GIS service providers to mingle and exchange current ideas, challenges and lessons learned.
This year the main theme is ““Perfection” versus “Good Enough” in Information Management: Adjusting to context, scale, [...]

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We are happy to announce that we are going to be part of INTERGEO 2018 in Frankfurt this week on October 16.-18. This event being the “global hub of the geospatial community” has quite something to offer with hundreds and hundreds of innovative companies showcasing their products and visions.

We are joining up with the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy [...]

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Our paper about Deep Learning from Multiple Crowds: A Case Study of Humanitarian Mapping is available online now.
Satellite images are widely applied in humanitarian mapping which labels buildings, roads and so on for humanitarian aid and economic development. However, the labeling now is mostly done by volunteers. In a recently accepted study, we utilize deep learning [...]

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Melanie Eckle (HeiGIT/Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team) will join the Dialogue Platform on Forcast-based Financing in Berlin tomorrow to share insights about the Missing Maps project, the related work of the HeiGIT/GIScience Research Group and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team and potential ideas for further collaboration. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the [...]

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Last week, Benjamin Herfort and Melanie Eckle of the HeiGIT team were invited to the MSF office in London to join a workshop around “Making sense of humanitarian geospatial data: assessing data, methods and governance practices to improve the impact of humanitarian interventions on health and wellbeing”, organized by the Centre for [...]

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As previously announced, Sabrina Marx and Melanie Eckle recently visited Dar es Salaam to attend the Missing Maps Members Gathering and to join the FOSS4G and HOT Summit community for their joint annual gatherings.
The Missing Maps Members Gathering was the first side event of the conference week. Likewise to previous years, the Missing Maps members [...]

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Social Innovation and GIScience

This week sees the International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC 2018) hosted at Heidelberg University.
ISIRC is the world’s leading  interdisciplinary social innovation research conference. The conference brings together scholars from across the globe to discuss social innovation in a variety of perspectives.
GIScience Heidelberg and HeiGIT.org will present their work related to social innovation such as [...]

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This Wednesday and Thursday we have presentations from the GIScience research group Heidelberg on two remote contintents - both in Africa and in Australia:
On Wednesday: First down under at GIScience Melbourne in Australia Rene Westerholt will present the work related to our PLATIAL18 workshop:

Westerholt, R., Gröbe, M., Zipf, A. and Burghardt, D. (2018): Towards the statistical analysis and [...]

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