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New paper published on healthcare access in Sub-Saharan Africa
It is almost a year since SARS-CoV-2 first emerged in China. The virus spread all over the world. Countries south of the Sahara did not receive much attention. Although outbreaks here have a strong risk potential due to existing crises. In our new published paper we modeled [...]

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Current COVID 19 related activities of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Center and HeiGIT are featured in a blog series around Forecast-based Financing.
The blog post, “Anticipating and addressing epidemics – the potential of open data initiatives“, provides an overview on how Missing Maps, Forecast-based Financing, HOT, Climate Center and [...]

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A recently published paper provides a bibliometric review between integration of authoritative and volunteered geographic information (VGI) for the specific purpose of cartographic updating of urban mappings. The adopted methodology was through a bibliometric survey of the literature published by Web of Science and Science Direct. The period was evaluated from 2005 to 2020 and [...]

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The 3rd edition of the international summer school “Close-range Sensing Techniques in Alpine terrain” took place in Obergurgl, Austria, in June 2019. A group of 40 young researchers (mainly PhD students) participated to learn about various sensors, processing techniques, and analysis methods for different topics in high-mountain research.
A recently published article [...]

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Semantically rich maps are the foundation of indoor location‐based services. Many map providers such as OpenStreetMap and automatic mapping solutions focus on the representation and detection of geometric information (e.g., shape of room) and a few semantics (e.g., stairs and furniture) but often still neglect room usage. To mitigate the issue, a new published paper [...]

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We are pleased that our article has been selected by the editors of ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing as the featured Article in August 2020.
This means it will be available open access for 1 year. Get your copy here and enjoy a nice summer reading:
Li, H., B. Herfort, W. Huang, M. Zia, A. Zipf [...]

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Die große Hitzebelastung durch steigende Temperaturen und eine zunehmende Zahl heißer Tage in Städten wird derzeit auch wieder in Heidelberg spürbar.
In einem aktuellen Beitrag des SWR betont Dr. Kathrin Foshag die große Bedeutung von städtebaulichen Beschattungsmaßnahmen, um die enorme Hitzebelastung auf öffentlichen Plätzen zu reduzieren.
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Dr. Kathrin Foshag erforschte in [...]

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Can the human brain be described as a kind of machine – and, by extension, human memory as a time machine? What do software and the human mind have in common, and what are the ethical dilemmas involved in the use of artificial intelligence (AI)? Neurobiologist Hannah Monyer and geoinformatics expert Bernhard Höfle present talking [...]

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Physical activity is beneficial for human physical health and well‐being. Accordingly, the association between physical activity and mood in everyday life has been a subject of several Ambulatory Assessment studies. This mechanism has been studied in children, adults and the elderly, but neglected in adolescents. It is critical to examine this mechanism in adolescents because [...]

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GIScience methods are becoming more and more widespread in different domains. A current review article under involvement of HeiGIT researchers discusses the potential of ambulatory assessments and GIScience approaches for physical activity research. The article is on of the outcomes of the 2nd International CAPA Workshop 2019 “Physical Activity Assessment – State of the [...]

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