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The Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) at Heidelberg University is a leading institution in research and education in scientific computing in a multitude of interdisciplinary topics - covering science, engineering and humanities. Computational methods are a very important foundation in GIScience / Geoinformatics with particular focus on the investigation of geospatial data and geospatial [...]

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Not undercover but on the cover: We were selected as cover story of the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, Volume 6, Issue 11.

In our research on “Historic Low Wall Detection via Topographic Parameter Images Derived from Fine-Resolution DEM“, we apply rapid landscape line detection to extract historic vegetable garden walls based on topographic [...]

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Kathmandu Living Labs- a team of young entrepreneurs and out of the box thinkers that change the use and creation of data in Nepal. The team around Nama Budhathoki was launched in 2013 and emerged of a previous Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) program. In the scope of the OpenDRI project, the team has [...]

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As it is widely accepted, cycling tends to produce health benefits and reduce air pollution. Policymakers encourage people to use bikes by improving cycling facilities as well as developing bicycle-sharing systems (BSS). It is interesting to investigate how environmental factors influence the cycling behavior of users of bicycle-sharing systems, as users of bicycle-sharing systems tend [...]

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We recently published a new paper on the integration of geographic information into survey research. The paper is the outcome of a collaborative effort with colleagues from the Leibnitz Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS) in Mannheim and from the University of Salzburg (Z_GIS) and it provides an overview of how the consideration of geographic [...]

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The Klimaschutzkarte Deutschland (Climate Protection Map Germany, www.Klimaschutzkarte.de) makes it easy to retrieve relevant information on the topics of energy and sustainability and to locate them in geographic space. The Climate Protection Map of Germany uses the possibilities of web technologies and is based on user-contributed data from OpenStreetMap to allow interested citizens to find out [...]

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Maps of the spatial distribution of crop heights can strongly support agriculture in terms of efficiency and yield optimization. Recently published results of experiments of the 3D Spatial Data Processing research group describe an approach to easily extend regular agricultural machines with low-cost sensors for capturing crop heights while the machine is in the field.
Based [...]

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Yesterday, GIScience Heidelberg was welcoming our new master students. After a general introduction into our teaching philosophy, our core courses and our institutes (HeiGIT, HCE, IWR), we were giving insights into the  specialization in GIScience/Geoinformatics, which is possible in the Geography Master Programme.

As our teaching is research-based and research-oriented we were presenting most recent state-of-the-art [...]

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Today Prof. Alexander Zipf is giving an invited keynote speech at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen, the national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany.
The DLR organises a two day workshop called “DLR.Open II - Open Data Science und Open Geodata“. This is the second workshop on Open Data [...]

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The EU H2020 project LandSense (A Citizen Observatory and Innovation Marketplace for Land Use and Land Cover Monitoring) has been featured as project of the week by “Doing It Together Science“.
http://togetherscience.eu/blog/project-of-the-week-10-landsense. Thanks to our partners at IASA etc. for this!
In addition to organizing mapathons and related research research activities, in the context of the project [...]

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