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Crowdsourcing for Urban Geoinformatics
Aims and Scope
Modern mobile devices are pervasively equipped with embedded sensors and cameras, and allow the positioning of media contents within geographic space. In combination with the Web 2.0 paradigm, this has led to the crowdsourcing approach, which in turn has become an important data acquisition technique. It is now possible to [...]

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Yet another GIScience Group Photo

This monday the nice weather was reason enough to have another spontaneous GIScience HD group photo after the jour fixé. And well, as often indeed there are a number of new faces, too :-)

“The only thing constant in life is change”
Feel welcome and enjoy!

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Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) has been used to complement or substitute authoritative data in flood management domain. The main issue regarding the use of volunteered information is to estimate its quality, mainly because it may suffer from heterogeneous quality.
Therefore, several methods have been developed in the past few years in order to assess VGI quality. [...]

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OSMlanduse validation workshop

https://laco-wiki.net

Heidelberg
https://laco-wiki.net/c/hei_shrubs_mapathon #shrubs
https://laco-wiki.net/c/hei_pasture_mapathon # pastures
https://laco-wiki.net/c/hei_crops_mapathon # agriculture
https://laco-wiki.net/c/hei_artificial_mapat # artificial non - vegetated
https://laco-wiki.net/c/hei_industry_mapatho # industry

Toulouse
https://laco-wiki.net/c/tls_urban_mapathon # urban
https://laco-wiki.net/c/tls_industry_mapatho # industry
https://laco-wiki.net/c/tls_artificial_mapat # artificial non - vegetated
https://laco-wiki.net/c/tls_arable_mapathon # arable land
https://laco-wiki.net/c/tls_crops_mapathon # agriculture
https://laco-wiki.net/c/tls_pasture_mapathon # pasture
https://laco-wiki.net/c/tls_forest_mapathon # forest
https://laco-wiki.net/c/tls_shrub_mapathon # shrubs

Vienna
https://laco-wiki.net/c/vie_urban_mapathon # urban
https://laco-wiki.net/c/vie_industry_mapatho # industry
https://laco-wiki.net/c/vie_artificial_mapat # artificial non - vegetated
https://laco-wiki.net/c/vie_arable_mapathon # arable land
https://laco-wiki.net/c/vie_crops_mapathon # agriculture
https://laco-wiki.net/c/vie_forest_mapathon # forests
https://laco-wiki.net/c/vie_shrub_mapathon # shrubs

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On the occasion of the international Bike2Work Day the radio Berlin Brandenburg (RBB) conducted a short interview with Prof. Alexander Zipf (GIScience HD/ HeiGIT). It was about current research and development work at the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg and HeiGIT, which involve the use of user-generated geodata for investigations between cycling behaviour and health, as well as [...]

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Our research member Jiaoyan Chen attended the HPI Future SOC Lab Day – Spring 2017 in Potsdam, in April 25, 2017. The HPI Future SOC (Service-Oriented Computing) Lab Day is a cooperation of the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) and the industrial partners Dell EMC, Fujitsu, SAP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Its mission is to enable and promote exchange and [...]

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Last week, Melanie Eckle of our disaster mapping/ disaster management department (HeiGIT) was invited to do an interview in the radio program “Early bird” of Deutschland Radio Wissen. She provided an overview of the use of OpenStreetMap for disaster management and humanitarian aid and the work of the GIScience Research Group, disastermappers heidelberg, Missing Maps [...]

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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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Who finds the GIScience offices?


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Together with Prof. João Porto de Albuquerque (University of Warwick), we will chair an interactive session at this year’s Annual International Conference at the Royal Geographical Society in London. The session deals with urban spatial analytics and crowdsourced geographic information for smarter cities, with an emphasis on spatial methodology and applications of these to explicitly [...]

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