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In a newly published open access paper, we present a system that generates customized pedestrian routes entirely based on data from OpenStreetMap (OSM). The system enables users to define to what extent they would like the route to have green areas (e.g., parks, squares, trees), social places (e.g., cafes, restaurants, shops) and quieter streets (i.e., [...]

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HeiGIT ran a workshop on geodata for sustainable development at the Sustainable Development in Action conference organized by the Heidelberg Center for Environment and Momentum Novum at Heidelberg University.
Our workshop provided an overview about the importance of geodata to tackle the sustainable development goals (SDG) of the United Nations, highlighted the importance of bridging [...]

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Last week our team member Dr. Michael Schultz successfully defended his PhD Defence about
Tropical deforestation monitoring using Landsat time series and breakpoint detection
at Wageningen University and Research (WUR). It was supervised by Prof. Dr M. Herold (Professor of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing at Wageningen University & Research). We congratulate cordially! Keep up the good [...]

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We are happy to announce that we are going to be part of INTERGEO 2018 in Frankfurt this week on October 16.-18. This event being the “global hub of the geospatial community” has quite something to offer with hundreds and hundreds of innovative companies showcasing their products and visions.

We are joining up with the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy [...]

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Our new ohsome dashboard is another preview on what is and will be possible with our ohsome OpenStreetMap history analytics platform. Behind the scenes, we added support for the Apache Ignite big data framework and deployed an instance using the full OSM history data of whole Germany on Heidelberg University’s cloud computing infrastructure heiCLOUD. Apache Ignite is an open-source [...]

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At the recent EuroGEOSS Workshop in Geneva, LandSense researchers from IIASA and Heidelberg University hosted an interactive mapping session to showcase the power of crowdsourcing for map validations as announced earlier.
Using the openly available Land Cover Validation Platform (LACO-Wiki), participants collaboratively validated a land use and land cover map of Geneva, which brings together data from [...]

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In the case of a disaster fast response is important and life saving. Information on blocked streets is crucial, but a the same time this infornations needs to be considered by routing engines in real-time. However, many routing engines use street network data which is at best updated once a week [...]

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Informationen und Navigation zu urbanen Grünflächen in Städten – meinGrün
Neues mFund Kooperations-Projekt meinGrün wird vom BMVI gefoerdert.
Problemstellung
Um in Städten trotz Wachstum und Nachverdichtung eine hohe Lebensqualität zu sichern, spielen Grünflächen eine essentielle Rolle, da sie sich positiv auf Stadtklima und Biodiversität auswirken und als Orte der Naturerfahrung und Entspannung dienen. Bürgerinnen und Bürger sollten daher [...]

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The 7th International Conference on Cartography & GIS took place at Sozopol (Bulgaria) 18-23 June 2018.

It was organized by Bulgarian Cartographic Association, International Cartographic Association and University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (UACEG), Sofia and co-organizers - Military Geographic Service, Bulgaria, and Bulgarian Red Cross. The main topics of the conference were:

GIS Technologies and [...]

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GSIS Special Issue: Crowdsourcing for Urban Geoinformatics.
Geo-Spatial Information Science (GSIS), Volume 23, Issue 3. Taylor & Francis.
Guest Editors:
Hongchao Fan, Rene Westerholt, João Porto de Albuquerque, Bernd Resch and Alexander Zipf
TOC:

Do people communicate about their whereabouts? Investigating the relation between user-generated text messages and Foursquare check-in places

Ming Li, Rene Westerholt & Alexander Zipf

Pages: 159-172

Abstract|Full Text|References|PDF (2905 KB)

Description and [...]

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