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A recently published article in ‘Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability‘ investigates the role of digital technologies and data innovations, such as big data and citizen-generated data, to enable transformations to sustainability. We reviewed recent literature in this area and identified that the most prevailing assumption of work is related to the capacity of data to [...]

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Die Folgen des Klimawandels sind besonders stark in den höheren Breiten unseres Planeten zu spüren. Die Arktis erwärmt sich derzeit überdurchschnittlich schnell. Dies führt zum Auftauen von Permafrost (dauerhaft gefrorenen Böden) mit ernsthaften Konsequenzen für das arktische Ökosystem. Etwa ein Viertel der Landfläche in der Nördlichen Hemisphäre ist durch Permafrost gekennzeichnet. Darin sind [...]

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The Horizon 2020 LandSense project was concluded successful. Please find a selection of the produced publications and deliverables here. The project has enabled our group to pursue quality aspects of voluntarily collected geo information data and to ramp up efforts related to OSMlanduse.
Together with the University of Nottingham (Giles Foody) and Institut national de l’information géographique [...]

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Last week Dr. Clemens Jacobs successfully defended his PhD about methods for assessing the data quality of citizen science observations of organisms.
Congratulations, well done!!! We wish all the very best for the future!

The research aimed at using geographic context as an information source for estimating the plausibility of an observation, e.g., of a bird, which was [...]

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We are always happy to support citizen science projects at the HeiGIT. HeiGIT/ GIScience efforts already range from tools that assess the data quality of citizen science projects (see, e.g., this blog post about “Plausible Parrots“) to approaches related to data creation, like MapSwipe Analytics (learn more here).
Currently, we are supporting citizen science approaches towards [...]

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In the GIScience research group at Heidelberg University, a recent PhD research project by Clemens Jacobs has been looking into the data quality of citizen science observations of organisms. This research aims at using geographic context as an information source for estimating the plausibility of an observation, e.g., of a bird, which was reported to [...]

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Auch dieses Jahr geht das Ausstellungsschiff MS Wissenschaft auf Tour. Im Fokus steht das Thema Künstliche Intelligenz (KI). Mit an Bord das Exponat „Micro-Mapping“, das wir am HeiGIT in Kooperation mit dem Alfred-Wegener-Institut erstellen.
Unser Exponat stellt die Bedeutung des Menschen, besser gesagt: einer Menschenmenge („Crowd“), bei der Entwicklung von KI in den Vordergrund. Es [...]

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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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