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The goal of our new project with Kachelmannwetter.com is to provide specialized maps based on OpenStreetMap data using the cartographic framework MapSurfer.NET which currently serves the map service at uni-heidelberg.de/openmapsurfer. To achieve the project goals, we will design a brand new map style and add several extensions to the framework.
Stay tuned for the result!

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The 27th International Cartographic Conference (ICC) was held from 23-28th of August in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The conference brought together several hundreds of professors, researchers and students worldwide in three main disciplines of Cartography, GIScience, and Remote Sensing to discuss various research topics ranging from map design, map use, users and usabilities to location [...]

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We cordially invite everybody to another interesting talk in the anniversary GIScience Colloquium Series at Heidelberg University.
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Wolfgang Kainz (Professor for Cartography and Geoinformation, Institut for Geographie and Regional Research, University of Vienna) will talk
on Thursday, Jul 16, 2015, 4.15 pm
in the Lecture Hall, Berliner Straße 48, Heidelberg about the

Past, Present and Future [...]

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Last week our GIScience team member Dr. Andreas Reimer successfully defended his PhD at TU Eindhoven (Promotor: Prof. Dr. Bettina Speckmann, Eindhoven and Co-promotor: Prof. Dr. W.A. Mackaness, Edinburgh).
The topic of the PhD thesis was “Cartographic modelling for automated map generation” and includes a range of fascinating research on cartography, ranging from schematizing and [...]

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Last week two colleagues successfully defended their PhDs within the GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University.
The first was the PhD thesis entitled “Exploring and Simulating Spatial Patterns of Urban Growth Using Data-driven and knowledge-based Approaches” by Mr. Hossein Shafeezadeh Moghaddam. The main focus was the development and evaluation of different spatiotemporal modeling strategies for assessing [...]

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Two our colleagues, Maxim Rylov and Andreas Reimer have received a Ravenstein Recognition award from the German Cartographic Society. Their work in automation of map lettering has been recognized by jury members as a compelling and relevant topic that is undoubtedly interesting to all who concerns oneself with digital cartography. Their considerable achievements are the [...]

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Administrative regions and attached statistical data are often simply displayed by the contentious choropleth technique. A recent research collaboration between researchers from the Technical University Eindhoven, City University London and the GIScience group at Heidelberg University successfully added a new arrow to the quiver of Geovisualisation techniques: The Stenomap.

The stenomap comprises a series of smoothly [...]

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The lettering process, including assigning names to point features, is an essential part of map production. While there have been numerous and varied research efforts to automate point-feature label placement (PFLP), none of them seems to have taken into account the many well-established cartographic precepts for point-feature annotation used by human cartographers. As a result, [...]

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OSM data have no compilation scale information, so we (Chris Kempf, Pascal Neis, Max Rylov and Andreas Reimer) found an efficient way to calculate scale equivalencies for residential areas.
While the paper with the description of our linear-time method is under review, please do check out the visualized results!
http://openmapsurfer.uni-hd.de/scale-determinator.html

Note: the tile server for the results needs [...]

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The digital version of the exhipition from the Dagstuhl seminar
“Drawing Graphs and Maps with Curves”
is online. It fields several cartographic as well as algorithmic contributions by members of our working group.
http://www.dagstuhl.de/en/about-dagstuhl/kunst/bending-reality/

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