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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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Since April 1st, 2017 Prof. Dr. Bernhard Höfle is the new full professor for “GIScience and 3D Spatial Data Processing” at the Institute for Geography, Heidelberg University.
Last week he was formally introduced to the scientific community of Heidelberg University during the traditional “Professorium” event, which was moderated by Rector Prof. Eitel. The latter took place [...]

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GIScience @ ISCRAM 2017

The last couple of days, the picturesque city of Albi in southern France became the gathering place of researchers, practitioners and organizations in the field of information systems for crisis response and management. Following the ISCRAM conference theme “Agility is coming” presentations, round tables, workshops, symposiums and keynotes were organized in which the current and [...]

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MSF Scientific Days is a conference organised by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) with a focus on research and innovation towards improving humanitarian actions. This years conference was held from May 19-20 at the Royal Society of Medicine in London and brought together more than 200 people. The presentations covered different aspects of medical treatment, but [...]

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