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This month we kicked off our new project Waterproofing Data in São Paulo, Brazil together with partners from Warwick University and Brazilian stakeholders such as Cemaden (National Early Warning and Monitoring Centre for Natural Disasters / Centro Nacional de Monitoramento e Alertas de Desastres Naturais) or local Universities, City of São Paulo, Fundacao Getulio Varga etc. We [...]

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Join us on Thursday 13th September 2018 at the EuroGEOSS Workshop in Geneva for the validation mapathon of OSMlanduse.org Sentinel-2 landuse fusion map. Have an exclusive first peek at the EU wide OSMlanduse Sentinel-2 landuse fusion map, a result of millions of OSM contributions and the Sentinel-2 archive remote sensing data.
The event is a prequel to [...]

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Recently a project proposal to the Belmont Forum and NORFACE joint programme Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) call has been accepted. The project “Waterproofing Data” investigates the governance of water-related risks, with a focus on social and cultural aspects of data practices. Typically, data flows up from local levels to scientific “centres of expertise”, and then flood-related [...]

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Today Two free GIS Events @Heidelberg

Today you have the choice to select between two interesting GIS related events @Heidelberg with contributions by GIScience Group Heidelberg University:

Geobasierte Modelle. 14. Modellierungstag Rhein-Neckar am 1. Februar 2018 (in German, @Mathematikon HD, 14.00-18.00)

European Citizen Science Association Webinar on #citizenscience for monitoring urban landscape dynamics (in English, Online-Webinar, 16:30-17:30)

It’s your choice. Enjoy!

http://osmlanduse.org
http://ohsome.org

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Die Zeit ist gekommen die Zukunft einer offenen digitalen Gesellschaft umzusetzen. Uns stehen modernste Technologien und komplexe soziale Netzwerkre zur Verfügung, um Daten, Informationen und Wissen weit zu verbreiten und mit allen zu teilen. Jetzt geht es darum in konkreten gemeinsamen Projekten zu zeigen, dass Offenheit und Transparenz unser Zusammenleben verbessern und Demokratie beleben. Denn [...]

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Observations of living organisms by citizen scientists that are reported to online portals are a valuable source of information. They are also a special kind of volunteered geographic information (VGI). VGI data have issues of completeness, which arise from biases caused by the opportunistic nature of the data collection process. We examined the completeness of [...]

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On December 13 and 14, the European Citizen Science Association, the project Naturblick and Berlin’s Museum of Natural History hosted a workshop on defining principles and guidelines for best practice in development of web apps and platforms in citizen science. The two-day event brought together developers, practitioners and researchers with a great variety of backgrounds, [...]

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Recently, a new open access handbook edited by Capineri, et.al and supported by the European Commission - COST Action IC1203 (ENERGIC) has been published.
This book focuses on the study of the remarkable new source of geographic information that has become available in the form of user-generated content accessible over the Internet through mobile and Web [...]

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On 19th to 21st May, the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) held its first international conference in Berlin. The event attracted scientists, practitioners, and of course citizens engaged in scientific projects from all over the world. Several tracks of presentations and discussions highlighted the current hot topics in citizen science, like learning and education through [...]

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The GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University has contributed several chapters to the forthcoming “European Handbook of Crowdsourced Geographic Information”, edited by Capineri, C. et al. (eds.), Ubiquity Press.
This includes the following chapters and papers that have been accepted for publication from different authors of the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg:

- Research on social media feeds [...]

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