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Tourism is a economically highly important industry. It is, however, vulnerable to disaster events. Geotagged social media data, as one of the forms of volunteered geographic information (VGI), has been widely explored to support the prevention, preparation, and response phases of disaster management, while little effort has been put on the recovery phase. A recently [...]

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We’ve recently finalised the programme of a workshop on “spatial urban analytics with user-generated geographic information”. The event is conjoined with the 2017 International Conference at the Royal Geographical Society in London and is co-chaired by René Westerholt (GIScience Heidelberg). We received methodological as well as empirical contributions, which reflects the breadth of the complex [...]

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DeepVGI at WWW2017 Perth

Our group member Jiaoyan Chen attended the 26th World Wide Web Conference from 3 April to 7 April in Perth, Australia. The topic of the conference includes web-related machine learning, social network, knowledge base, crowdsourcing, urban data mining, etc. He gave a 30-minues presentation in the co-conference Big 2017 as well as a poster [...]

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On Friday, our member René Westerholt held a talk at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) in Boston. The talk which is entitled “Topological and scale-related issues in Twitter analyses through superimposed forms of spatial heterogeneity” was part of a special session on geographic data science organised by Alex Singleton from [...]

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Our team member René Westerholt recently held a joint session with Dr Guibo Sun from Hong Kong University. The session on “spatial urban analytics” was part of the Geography colloquium at Harvard University. Both talks were dealing with methodological issues. Thereby, René emphasised on technical issues in the spatial analysis of social media data. Dr [...]

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Recently, Strava, a popular website and mobile app dedicated to tracking athletic activity (cycling and running), began offering a data service called Strava Metro, designed to help transportation researchers and urban planners to improve infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians. Strava Metro data has the potential to promote studies of cycling and health by indicating where [...]

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Crowdsourced Geographic Information (CGI) has emerged as a potential source of geographic information for different domains. Despite advantages associated with it, such information lacks quality assurance, since it is provided by different individuals. Several authors have investigated different approaches to assess CGI quality. Some of the existing methods have been summarized in different classification schemas. [...]

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At the Annual Meeting 2017 of the DGPF (German Society for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation) GIScience Heidelberg will contribute three talks on 9 March 2017.

Citizen Science in Schulen: Entwicklung von 3D-MicroMapping zur Klassifikation von 3D-Punktwolken (Research Project: 3D-MAPP)
The Heidelberg LiDAR Operations Simulator HELIOS as a Supporting Tool for Capturing and Preserving Cultural Heritage [...]

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The aftereffects of disaster events are significant in tourist destinations where they do not only lead to destruction and casualties, but also long-lasting economic harms. The public perception causes tourists to refrain from visiting these areas and recovery of the tourist industry, a major economic sector, to become challenging. To improve this situation, current information [...]

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Deep learning techniques, esp. Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs), are now widely studied for predictive analytics with remote sensing images, which can be further applied in different domains for ground object detection, population mapping, etc. These methods usually train predicting models with the supervision of a large set of training examples. However, finding ground truths especially [...]

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