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It’s been a while, since  we have published the last blog post about the awesome ohsome platform, but don’t worry, there’s always something happening of course in the spatial analytics team of HeiGIT. So here we are, back on track with enlarging your imagination on what is possible when using our OpenStreetMap history [...]

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Following the success of the Academic Track of State of the Map 2019, the track’s scientific committee - Dr. Yair Grinberger, until recently a member of the GIScience research group, Dr. Marco Minghini, Dr. Levente Juhász, Dr. Peter Mooney, and Dr. Godwin Yeboah - is organizing a special issue of the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information.
The aim [...]

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Next week, November 12-14th, the 7th International Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Action is taking place in Berlin. The platform is organized by the German Red Cross (GRC), World Food Program, German Humanitarian Assistance, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Climate Center of Red Cross and Red Crescent and brings [...]

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Recently a new DFG project proposal was accepted to the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg within the DFG priority programme VisVGI (Volunteered Geographic Information: Interpretation, Visualisation and Social Computing” [SPP 1894]). It is joint collaboration project together with Prof. Begüm Demir from TU Berlin.
IDEAL-VGI: Information Discovery from Big Earth Observation Data Archives by Learning from Volunteered [...]

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Winner of the 2019 Climathon Heidelberg

Over the last few days, Heidelberg’s first climathon event took place at EMBL, which was part of the global Climathon. The event ran from 25th-27th October 2019 with a 24 hour hackathon taking place on the 26th-27th. During the 24 hours developers, entrepreneurs, designers and students came together and worked as teams on 5 innovative [...]

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Am 28. und 29. Oktober findet in Berlin die jährliche Fachtagung Katastrophenvorsorge statt. In diesem Rahmen treffen sich erneut Expertinnen und Experten aus dem (inter) nationalen Katastrophenmanagement um sich zu neuesten Entwicklungen, Ideen und auch Herausforderungen in der Katastrophenvorsorge auszutauschen- zur Umsetzung des Sendai Rahmenwerks in Deutschland.
Wie im vorherigen Jahr, wird auch HeiGIT die Fachtagung [...]

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We cordially invite you to a Brownbag presentation by our Guest Researcher Dr. Jennings Anderson!
When? Tuesday, 8/10/2019, 1-2.30 pm
Where? Seminar room 15, INF 348
Jennings is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder exploring new approaches to analytical infrastructures for big, peer-produced geospatial datasets, specifically OpenStreetMap. His dissertation work involved designing contributor-centric research methods [...]

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A new tutorial for the 3DGeo’s LiDAR simulation software HELIOS has been posted to the repository’s wiki page. It shows a simple way to generate scenes of real landscapes including building and vegetation models as well as terrain from NASA JPL’s SRTM data.
When applied to OSM data in the city of Vienna, the obtained 3D [...]

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First of all, thanks to everybody who attended our ohsome lab on OpenStreetMap History Analysis at last weeks FOSS4G in Bucharest. Even though there were eleven (!) tracks running in parallel, and our lab was not in the same location as the program track, we had some interested participants. Their affiliation ranged from public institutions [...]

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This week, the annual conference FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial) is taking place in Bucharest, Romania. The conference is organized by The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) and attracts over 1000 professionals from industry and academia each year. The HeiGIT Big Spatial Data Team will present the ohsome platform and related tools such as the [...]

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