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Dear Students, Dear Colleagues,
it’s time for another disastermappers workshop. And since the weather is so nice, we will go outside and learn something about mobile data collection! :)
When? 27.06.2018, 4 pm - 7 pm
Where? Geographisches Institut, Berliner Straße 48
Data Collection in the field has always been important geographic information and today this is widely done [...]

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The GIScience group attended the AGILE 2018 conference to present about a diversity of topics.  More participants than ever have attended the conference in Lund, Sweden (12–15 June 2018).  They discussed scientific topics related to the general theme of the conference, Geospatial Technologies for All.

The following short papers have been presented and been published in [...]

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Our colleague Wei Huang was invited to give a talk at the Institute of Remote Sensing & Geographical Information System, Peking University, Beijing, China, on Mach 5, 2018. He presented his recent research on human activity pattern study at city scale based on geospatial data analytics. The researchers in the institute at Peking University also [...]

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A new abstract has been accepted at EGU about Citizen Science for Big Earth Observation Data Analytics in Land Use and Land Cover Change Monitoring: From Scope to Future Directions
in the Session Citizen Science in the Era of Big Data at European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2018 Vienna | Austria | 8–13 April 2018
Land use [...]

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disastermappers heidelberg are organizing another workshop related to the use of OpenStreetMap data:
However, this time we would like to spend our time crafting our own and personal OSM data based christmas presents. Together we will create posters, postcards and everything you need to imprint a T-shirt.
When: 06.12.2017, 6 pm
Where: PC-Pool, Berliner Straße [...]

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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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