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Heidelberg University reports about some of the work of the GIScience research group and at the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT), which is currently being established and core funded by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung.
The short reports are available in English and in German. Enjoy!
Check some of the Online Services by GIScience & HeiGIT

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COST action IC1203 is a European Network Exploring Research into Geospatial Information Crowdsourcing: software and methodologies for harnessing geographic information from the crowd (ENERGIC). The action has been greatly active in the past 3 years and is now delivering the results via their website as well as their Youtube channel.
One of the outputs of this action [...]

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The interdisciplinary colloquium series of the Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE) starts with GIScience by a talk of Bernhard Höfle about “3D Geodata in Environmental Research” on 24 October 2016 and was now announced via press release.
Furthermore, Alexander Zipf will give a talk about “Crowdsourcing of Geodata for Humanitarian Aid” on 14 November 2016, [...]

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recently Prof. Zipf gave an radio interview in German about some of the activities of the GIScience Research Group and the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technologies (HeiGIT); which is currently being established with core funding by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung Heidelberg.
The short radio broadcast (mp3) covers e.g. work on improving and generating Geographic [...]

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A major project funded by the Klaus Tschira Foundation (KTS) Heidelberg is starting this July. The KTS will support the establishment of the “Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology” ( HeiGIT for short) within the Institute of Geography at Heidelberg University.
This new project aims at improving knowledge and technology transfer from fundamental research into practice [...]

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The Tusaayaksat Magazine reports on the research activities at the Trail Valley Creek Research Station, Canada, where members of the LiDAR research group (Inga Beck, Sabrina Marx & Bernhard Höfle) captured in-situ data within the PermaSAR research project last summer: “Climate change research in our own backyard“, p. 58-63.

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“Mit Geoinformatik zur knusprigen Pizza Margherita” - so lautet der Beitrag von Helen Sandbrink in der Sonderbeilage “Zeitungsflirt 2016” der Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung (RNZ) vom 10. Mai 2016. Frau Sandbrink beschreibt ihre Sicht auf die Geoinformatik, die sie durch einen Besuch am Geographischen Institut gewinnen konnte.

Quelle: Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung (Nr. 107/2016), Seite 5 in der [...]

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Among other great apps OpenRouteService and the corresponding Navigation App developed in our group have been mentioned in the germanwide magazine “MENSCHEN. das magazin.” (~30k copies). The current issue has a special focus on accessibility, where particularly the wheelchair profile of ORS that is currently under development in the scope of the CAP4Access project fits [...]

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Last Sunday (10th January 2016), we actively participated in the “Bürgerfest Heidelberg” (citizen festival of Heidelberg), which this year took place in the area of the Campbell Barracks (former US barracks), which have been opened to the public recently. The festival had ~12.000 visitors. Quite a lot of them also found their way to the [...]

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“ruprecht”, the Heidelberg University’s student newspaper (~10.000 copies), reports about CAP4Access activities in its current issue (page 11, in German). We hope that some of the readers get interested in MapMyDay.org and OpenStreetMap.org and perhaps become new active contributors, which in the long run would also be beneficial for the wheelchair profile on OpenRouteService.org.
Enjoy reading!

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