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We are happy to hereby announce the official partnership of the HeiGIT/GIScience Research Group Heidelberg and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)!
The GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University has been supporting the use of OpenStreetMap for humanitarian and disaster management purposes already since 2008 when the first instance of the Disaster and Emergency OpenRouteService was developed [...]

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From 26 to 28 July, the 3D spatial data processing group contributed to the “ArchEyeAutomatic summer school 2017: Cameras, Drones, and Laser scanning. Modern ways to document ancient objects”. With a focus on documenting and analyzing archaeological sites and objects, the summer school introduced around 40 participants to various methods of close-range remote sensing at [...]

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From 16 to 22 July, the second ISPRS Summer School of Alpine Research took place in Obergurgl, Austria. Around 40 participants from four continents enjoyed a mix of lectures, field work and hands-on data processing related to various research topics in high mountain research. Hosted at the beautifully located and perfectly equipped Alpine Research [...]

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The Executive Committee of the Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE) - the interdisciplinary research center for Environmental Sciences at Heidelberg University - has appointed Prof. Bernhard Höfle as new Vice-Director for Natural Sciences. Prof. Thomas Meier was appointed new Executive Director and Prof. Jale Tosun new Vice-Director for Social Sciences. The directors are responsible [...]

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Happy Birthday MapSwipe!

Already one year ago that MapSwipe was officially launched!
A big thank you to our contributors for your support - one year of tapping, swiping and putting families on the map!

In just one year thousands of users contributed more than 10 million taps and thereby provided crucial information on unmapped places.
In projects like shown below settlement [...]

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we cordially invite everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk
“Heatmapping”: Accessing Geodatabases of Building Stocks for the Development of Spatial Energy System Models
Sebastian Blömer
ifeu Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung Heidelberg
Time and date: Mon, July 10, 2.15 pm
Venue: INF 348, Room 015, Department of Geography, Heidelberg University
To evaluate the technological and economic feasibility of the [...]

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we cordially invite everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk
Semantic Signatures for Social Sensing in Smart Environments
Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Janowicz
Associate Professor for Geographic Information Science and Geoinformatics at the Geography Department of the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Time and date: Mon, July 3, 2.15 pm
Venue: INF 348, Room 015, Department of Geography, [...]

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Malaria is a major threat to people all around the world, particularly those most vulnerable: children and elderly. Our previous events Semester Start Missing Maps mapathon for World Malaria Day 2017 and Missing Maps Mapathon at Makerspace (DAI) aimed to support projects to identify potential malaria affected areas and enable better Malaria prevention in collaboration [...]

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Inspect, judge and estimate OSM land use for Heidelberg and other European cities at Berliner Str. 48, 6pm, 29.06. osmlanduse.org

osmlanduse validation mapathon 29.06.2017

Knowledge of land use dynamics is essential for a permanent human existence on earth, for instance due to changing climate. Various commercial and scientific products depicting our habitat exist, involving heavy production cost, questionable accuracies and inadequate update cycles. To this end, osmlanduse.org utilized Open [...]

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we cordially invite everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk
on Mon, June 19, 2.15 pm,
at the Department of Geography, Heidelberg University, Im Neuenheimer Feld 348, Lecture Hall, Room 015.
The presentation will be given by Dr. Daniel Wujanz (Technische Universität Berlin).
The topic is:
Terrestrial laser scanning for Geomorphometry - Some remarks on pitfalls and widespread opinions
Ever since its [...]

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