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Christmas is just around the corner and the disastermappers heidelberg are organizing another workshop on the use of OpenStreetMap data. As last year they will present different ways to craft personal Christmas gifts based on OpenStreetMap features.
Additionally they will also show how to use open satellite imagery archives captured by Sentinel and Landsat mission. Together we [...]

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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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Das Wintersemester hat begonnen und damit auch die Vortragsreihe der Heidelberg Geographischen Gesellschaft HGG. Wir möchten Sie herzlich einladen an den Vorträgen der HGG teilzunehmen. Das Rahmenthema dieses Semester lautet:
Reisen für die Wissenschaft
Expeditionen, Exkursionen und Explorationen
Die Vorträge dieses Semester:

”And Germany pays you for asking us these questions?” Humangeograhische Reflexionen über das ethnologische Fremdverstehen
Prof. Dr. [...]

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HeiGIT/GIScience member Sven Lautenbach acted both as part of the boards of directors and as an instructor at the 10th Summer School for Spatial epidemiology, social media, and urban health that took place at the Humboldt University in Bielefeld. This year’s summer school aimed at the use of social media to capture spatial patterns in [...]

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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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During the last three days of field work we not only acquired a lot of data at different sites in the Erg Chebbi. We also experienced various weather conditions including two sand storms, rain and sunny and hot days.
Yesterday, one group measured ground control points for satellite and photogrammetric point cloud data with an RTK [...]

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Our new ohsome dashboard is another preview on what is and will be possible with our ohsome OpenStreetMap history analytics platform. Behind the scenes, we added support for the Apache Ignite big data framework and deployed an instance using the full OSM history data of whole Germany on Heidelberg University’s cloud computing infrastructure heiCLOUD. Apache Ignite is an open-source [...]

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Data acquisition in the Erg Chebbi has now started. In different groups several measurement techniques (drilling, electrical resistivity tomography, ground penetrating radar, sediment analysis, RTK GNSS, terrestrial laser scanning) were applied. Find some impressions in the pictures below.

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After the participants of the practical field training had arrived in Fès yesterday and spent the evening there, the group is now on the way to the Erg Chebbi east of the Anti-Atlas mountains. Thereby, the group passes various gemorphologic landscape units including the Western Meseta, Middle Atlas and High Atlas mountains. Moreover, we crossed [...]

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