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The Special Issue on “Crowdsourced Mapping” of the international journal “Cartography and Geographic Information Science” is online. Here you can read the editorial.
Further this issue includes our paper on Deriving incline values for street networks from voluntarily collected GPS traces. When producing optimal routes through an environment, considering the incline of surfaces can be of [...]

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We cordially invite all interested to our forthcoming talk in the GIScience colloquium next Monday, January 09, about modelling human activity patterns in cities using crowdsourcing and geosocial media data. Dr. Wei Huang presents a novel approach which considers motivation for human activities and makes it possible to take activity change into account.
Modelling Intra-urban Human Activity [...]

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Within the 3D-MAPP project we currently developed a workflow and a web based tool, that allow volunteers (and experts) to classiffy 3D point clouds in just a few seconds. The approach combines the point cloud interpretation skills of humans and the scalability of crowdsourcing. Furthermore, crowdsourced geographic information can be of high value to automated [...]

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This week the Kick-Off Meeting of a recently started collaboarative project on “Crowdsourcing for Forensic Disaster Analysis” (CrowdFDA) took place at GIScience Heidelberg University together with partners from the Geophysical Institute of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (Dr. Bijan Khazai) as member in the Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM, KIT) [...]

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Last week members of GIScience Heidelberg from the TP4 of the Project Urban Office at Heidelberg University participated in a transdisciplinary two days workshop at Heidelberg University together with urban planners, urban geographers, architects and researchers from the social sciences as well as practitioners discussing the current state and future steps in the Reallabor Urban [...]

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Our new research project 3D-MAPP develops a web-based methodology to obtain digital geodata via the combination of data analysis by human and machine. Through a quick and easy-to-use 3D Web visualization users are able - in a few seconds - to solve 3D micro mapping tasks, which can hardly or even [...]

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Between November 11-13 our group actively participated in the 1st edition of the International Land Use Symposium (#ILUS2015) held in Dresden. The symposium was organized by the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IÖR, also based in Dresden), who greatly braved the challenges of organizing this symposium for the first time and who [...]

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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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Benjamin (active Heidelberg disastermapper and GIScience group member) explains in this blog post how to create your own Missing Map like microtasking application using PyBossa
An example is the microtasking app he did set up to identify human settlements and roads in South Kivu for the missing maps project at
http://crowdmap.geog.uni-heidelberg.de/app/missing_maps_follow_up/.
You can easily contribute to this Missing [...]

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The 12th International Symposium on Location Based Services 2015 (LBS 2015) will take place this year in Augsburg (Germany), on Sept. 16-18, 2015.
Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf is one of the invited keynote speakers and will give a talk about
“Enriching Location Based Services with VGI and Social Media”
on
Thursday, 17/Sep/2015 (1:45pm - 2:30pm).
Looking forward to meet you!

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