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GIScience 4 Cultural Heritage

The GIScience Research Group @ Heidelberg University recently joined the Heidelberg Center for Cultural Heritage HCCH. The HCCH is bundling the existing competencies at Heidelberg University in basic research on cultural legacies of past and present societies .
The application of results of disciplinary and interdisciplinary basic research on the analysis, documentation, development, maintenance, museum presentation [...]

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The future city of knowledge is the main topic of the “Internationale Bauausstellung Heidelberg” (IBA)., an international 10 years project. This week a selection of the project proposals answering the first call of proposal were invited to defend their ideas publicly to the IBA board of trustees at the “Alte Feuerwache”. Our proposal about raising [...]

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This Monday and Tuesday the first yearly Status Workshop within the collaborative BMBF Project MayaArch3D “A Web-based 3D-GIS for the Analysis of the Archaeology of Copan, Honduras” has taken place at Heidelberg University with the team members from the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg, the German Archeological Institute (DAI)
and the Foundacio Bruno Kessler (FBK). The [...]

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Here you find an article about Quality control at Orbis Latinus Online (OLO), which provides coordinates to Latin places in the standard reference Orbis Latinus. The system developed in the RIgeo.Net project combines several databases, like OpenStreetMap, Yahoo Maps, the in-house tool GeoTWAIN and especially the Getty Thesaurus of Geographical Names, which allow multilingual [...]

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Historic ship routes in GIS

In our work with historians at Heidelberg University the historic routes of ships are becoming more and more important. The new project on the Lloyds’s List in the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in Context” is dealing with such issues and first work is carried out with the partners in our RIgeo.net project. Here [...]

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