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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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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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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 current status of ou Healthy Routing research was presented in the SemGeoSoc Workshop hosted by the Zürich University and organized by prominent researchers in the area of geoinformatics. The workshop offered the opportunity for presenting and discussing ongoing work on the areas of location-based services supported by VGI, social media, citizen & science and [...]

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As our HeiGIT / GIScience team member Martin Raifer (tyr_asd) pointed out at his OSM diary, this weekend is the 10 year anniversary of OSM’s API version 0.5. He stresses the importance of this as “This is the version of the OSM-API that introduced (among other things) the version number on all OSM objects, making [...]

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The comprehension of folksonomies is of high importance when making sense of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), in particular in the case of OpenStreetMap (OSM). So far, only little research has been conducted to understand the role and the evolution of folksonomies in VGI and OSM, which is despite the fact that without a comprehension of [...]

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In a recently published study (1), we produced a web based land use land cover (LULC) product based on OSM tags which are constantly updated by contributors/volunteers, and present a Remote Sensing based solution when tags were absent for a test site. We harness the combined benefit of an open source and ever-growing machine generated [...]

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Last week (Sept. 18-22, 2017), our six colleagues, Prof. Alexander Zipf, Doctoral Candidate Xuke Hu, Dr. Hongchao Fan, Dr. Martin Hämmerle, Dr. Zhiyong Wang, and Dr. Wei Huang, participated in the ISPRS Geospatial Week 2017 held in Wuhan, China.

In the opening ceremony on Sept. 18, 2017, the U.V. Helava Award was presented to [...]

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