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No place for climate change: A recent transdisciplinary study on the viability of public spaces in cities under increasing heat was featured in the official Heidelberg University Newsroom (English version here).

The study has been conducted by a Heidelberg research team led by Dr. Kathrin Foshag and investigated the heat stress in selected urban squares in [...]

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Am 19. Juni ist es soweit: Die „meinGrün“-WebApp für Dresden und Heidelberg geht offiziell an den Start. Mit der mobilen Anwendung lassen sich bekannte und unbekannte Grünflächen und der Weg dorthin neu entdecken. Per virtueller Schnitzeljagd können Nutzerinnen und Nutzer die Funktionen der App kennenlernen. Die App ist Ergebnis des Projektes meinGrün. Dieses wird im [...]

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Many informative maps are available to follow the spread of COVID-19. This is important information but only part of the story. The global scientific and medical communities have immediately responded to the outbreak with focused research activities. This has led to clinical trials and scientific publications worldwide. The Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation [...]

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25 Jahre Klaus Tschira Stiftung: KTS fördert zum Jubiläum zahlreiche 25er Aktionen - HeiGIT mit 25 Mapathons dabei
In diesem Jahr wird die Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS) 25 Jahre alt. Zu ihrem Jubiläum hat sich die Stiftung eine ganze Reihe von Aktionen überlegt, die der Gesellschaft zugutekommen sollen. Die Vorhaben drehen sich [...]

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This week, at the prestigious GSMA MWC series (formally known as Mobile World Congress) MapSwipe was awarded the top prize in the Global Mobile Awards’ category for the Best Mobile Innovation Supporting Emergency or Humanitarian Situations. The award recognizes how mobile connectivity can provide a lifeline in major humanitarian disasters, providing access to critical information and [...]

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According to a recent post by NASA, researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, calculated the time that could have been saved if ambulance drivers and other emergency responders had near-real-time information about flooded roads, using the 2011 Southeast Asian floods as a case study. This was the first NASA study to [...]

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An der Schnittstelle von Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft positioniert sich das TdLab Geographie in dieser Woche mit zwei Aktivitäten.
Am 25.11.2019 präsentierte Dr. Nicole Aeschbach gemeinsam mit Prof. Dr. Werner Aeschbach (Institut für Umweltphysik, Universität Heidelberg) im Rahmen eines sehr gut besuchten Vortrags bei der von Students for Future und Fridays for Future Heidelberg organisierten „Public Climate [...]

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CALL FOR PAPERS for the GIS track at:

17th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2020)
May 24-27, 2020, Virginia, USA
https://www.drrm.fralin.vt.edu/iscram2020/
Track:
Geospatial Technologies and Geographic Information Science for Crisis Management (GIS)
https://www.drrm.fralin.vt.edu/iscram2020/files/CFP/ISCRAM2020-Geospatial_Technologies_and_GIS.pdf
Deadline for paper submissions: December 6, 2019

Track Description
With disasters and disaster management being an “inherently spatial” problem, geospatial information and technologies have been [...]

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Following the success of the Academic Track of State of the Map 2019, the track’s scientific committee - Dr. Yair Grinberger, until recently a member of the GIScience research group, Dr. Marco Minghini, Dr. Levente Juhász, Dr. Peter Mooney, and Dr. Godwin Yeboah - is organizing a special issue of the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information.
The aim [...]

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Recently a new DFG project proposal was accepted to the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg within the DFG priority programme VisVGI (Volunteered Geographic Information: Interpretation, Visualisation and Social Computing” [SPP 1894]). It is joint collaboration project together with Prof. Begüm Demir from TU Berlin.
IDEAL-VGI: Information Discovery from Big Earth Observation Data Archives by Learning from Volunteered [...]

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