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Another chapter in machine human fusion land use device narrative: new Sentinel 2 osmlanduse.org product results based on OpenStreetMap plus Sentinel 2 data plus Machine Learning were presented at ToulouseSpaceShow 2018 during a European Space Agency (ESA) Research and User Support (RUS) event. Stay tuned: The new product will soon be available for all [...]

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FOSS4G Europe as the European community event on free and open source gis is taking place this week July 16 to 20th, 2018 in Guimarães Portugal.
A. Zipf is giving a talk about supporting personalised pedestrian routing options (like healthy and quiet routing) as well as wheelchair routing and navigation based on open source and open data. [...]

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HOT End of semester Mapathon and BBQ

Flood events caused serious harm in wide areas of Japan and Sri Lanka over the last couple of weeks. Heavy rain, floods and landslides occured in South West area of Japan and monsoon rains have caused severe flooding in the Kurunagala and Puttalam districts of Sri Lanka.
The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) has received requests from [...]

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FOSS4G 2018 is only 42 days away and we are excited to present our Openrouteservice for Disaster Management there. Furthermore, we will provide insights on the potential of the ohsome platform for the HOT community. Check out the program for further details.
We hope to see you in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, August 27 - 31th, [...]

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Our GIScience Research Group team member Julian Bruns has recently defended his PhD at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) at the FZI in the project BigGIS. Congratulations Julian, well done!
The topic of the thesis was “Robust Modeling of Spatio-Temporal Dependencies and Hot Spots” at the Institut für Informationswirtschaft und Marketing at KIT.

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We cordially invite everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk
The speaker is Prof. Jochen Albrecht
Professor of Computational and Theoretical Geography, Hunter College, City University of New York
When: Monday 16.07.2018, 2:15 pm
Where: INF 348, room 015 (Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University)
Open Source Foundations for Spatial Decisions Support Systems
Spatial Decision Support Systems (SDSS) were a hot topic [...]

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Members of the HeiGIT team were presenting parts of our work at this years AGIT/GI_Forum conference in Salzburg, Austria (as already announced in a previous blogpost).
Julian Bruns was presenting the results of a joint work with the KIT and his old employer, the FZI, which is published in the GI-Forum journal (English conference running in parallel to the AGIT), [...]

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Because of several requests the deadline for short papers has been extended to Wed. July 25 2018.
The recent availability of user-generated geographic datasets allows gaining novel insights into otherwise hardly observable societal phenomena. Geosocial media forms one important source of user-generated information, which partly describes the everyday lives of people. The analysis of these kinds [...]

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We cordially invite everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk
The speaker is Prof. Jiangya Gong
Dean, School of Remote Sensing and Information Engineering, Wuhan University, China
When: Monday 09.07.2018, 2:15 pm
Where: INF 348, room 015 (Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University)
Big spatio-temporal data analysis based on social sensing
With the rapid development of information and communications technology (ICT), ubiquitous [...]

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OpenStreetMap has become a huge source for any kind of geographic information. In OpenStreetMap you now find not only street information, but also information related to buildings, shops, sights and in Heidelberg even to individual trees.
Furthermore, OpenStreetMap data is open data – everyone is free to edit and to download the data to create own maps [...]

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