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Did you ever consider planning and testing your LiDAR campaign in a computer simulation? Would you like a flexible means to generate 3D point cloud data for developing or testing methods? This is easily possible with the laser scanning simulation framework HELIOS (Heidelberg LiDAR Operations Simulator).
There have been major new developments since the first version [...]

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The GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University and the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) are happy to share the their GIScience github repository contains now already over 50 open source repositories and it’s still growing. These contain results from several research projects and in particular also some very active long term activities. Most of the tools [...]

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Within the European FP7 project “CAP4Access“, we studied the usage of crowdsourced geographic information (and more specifically OpenStreetMap data) for improving accessibility in selected European regions. This 3 year research study led to several implementations and extensions of Open Source GI solutions with respect to OSM data quality assessment as well as wheelchair routing and [...]

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After the successful GeOnG conference 2018 in chambery we want to thank the organizers and all participants. We contributed in several ways, as already highlighed in our previous blogpost. Now, we also want to share our slides and workshop material with everyone interested.
Round table discussion:

Machine Learning, AI & satellite imagery: what impact on humanitarian mapping: [...]

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In a newly published open access paper, we present a system that generates customized pedestrian routes entirely based on data from OpenStreetMap (OSM). The system enables users to define to what extent they would like the route to have green areas (e.g., parks, squares, trees), social places (e.g., cafes, restaurants, shops) and quieter streets (i.e., [...]

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In our most recent 3DGeo publication, colleagues from KU Leuven together with us developed a new method to extract drainage ditches from LiDAR point clouds in a fully automatic process.

Ditches are often absent in hydrographic geodatasets and their mapping would benefit from a cost and labor effective alternative to field surveys. We propose [...]

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Last week the ‘Fachtagung Katastrophenvorsorge‘ took place in Berlin. The annual symposium, organized by the German Red Cross, brings various actors together involved in national and international disaster risk reduction. Our workshop, which we were running together with the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), focused [...]

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The deadline for registration for our Innsbruck Summer School of Alpine Research 2019 is approaching (30 November 2018). If you want to learn most recent close-range sensing technology from leading experts in an amazing environment and venue, the Ötztal Alps in Austria, you should definitely consider to apply for participation.
All details regarding learning objectives, keynote [...]

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Yesterday, the practical field trip in the Erg Chebbi ended and the majority of the group arrived safely in Heidelberg. Another part of the group and the equipment are still on their way back via car and ferry.
After several days in the field, we are already very excited to start working on the large amount [...]

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On Thursday and Friday our group went further into the Erg in order to extend measurements from the last years on a large star dune arm and then spent one night in a dune camp.
Yesterday was the last day of field work in the Erg.The TLS group completed the data acquisition on a star dune and [...]

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