Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and social media data have become part of our everyday lives over the past few years. Whereas in the early beginnings of crowd-sourced data the collection occurred primarily to isolated, individual platforms, contribution patterns are now beginning to be more intertwined between different platforms, both [...]
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The Master Thesis of Jan Kinne on the subject: “The Geographic Dispersal of the German Software Industry - Geospatial Analysis and Location Pattern Modeling” won the price “Nachwuchsförderpreis Geoinformatik 2017” of the “Runde Tisch GIS e.V.” in the category ‘Master Thesis’ with a value of 1.500 Euro.
In addition Jan did also win the audience [...]
Invitation: Colloquium Talk by Jun.-Prof. Sven Lautenbach on Trade-offs Between Land use and Ecosystem Services
Posted in Events on Dec 9th, 2016
We cordially invite all interested to our forthcoming talk in the GIScience colloquium next Monday, December 12, about quantifying trade-offs between land use and ecosystem services. Jun.-Prof. Sven Lautenbach will provide an overview of methods to assess the different environmental goods and services produced by land systems. Policy makers are in want of such information to [...]
Social media data is one of the recent and prominent sources of georefrenced social information. It allows in-situ insights into the everyday lifes of ordinary people. For all that, social media data also confronts us with considerable analytical challenges. One of these challenges is the mingling of different user habits, functions of geographic space [...]
recently we were happy to receive the notification that two new research projects will be funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) the German main funding agency for fundamental research.
Both projects belong to the DFG Priority Programme “Volunteered Geographic Information: Interpretation, Visualisation and Social Computing“ (SPP 1894).
The two projects are:
A:) IntrisicOSMquality: A framework for measuring [...]
Geospatial Analysis of Disasters - Measuring Welfare Impacts of Emergency Relief, Workshop Heidelberg University
Posted in Events on Jul 18th, 2016
Geospatial Analysis of Disasters
Measuring Welfare Impacts of Emergency Relief
today & tomorrow: July 18-19, 2016 at Heidelberg University, Germany
(by invitation only)
Natural disasters and man-made catastrophes pose a serious threat to the stability and prosperity of countries and the well-being and lives of many individuals worldwide. Methodological advances and better availability of [...]
A major project funded by the Klaus Tschira Foundation (KTS) Heidelberg is starting this July. The KTS will support the establishment of the “Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology” ( HeiGIT for short) within the Institute of Geography at Heidelberg University.
This new project aims at improving knowledge and technology transfer from fundamental research into practice [...]
This Friday - the hottest day of the year so far - Lucy Waruguru Mburu from the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg University successfully defended her PhD thesis on Criminal Geographic Profiling methods.
Her thesis is entitled: “ A Framework for Prediciting Criminal Behavior and Area-Specific Crime Risk through Retrospective Analysis of Geographic Data“. Complemented [...]
Our workshop proposal for the 19th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science 2016 in Helsinki has been accepted.
Save the date: June 14th 2016 in Helsinki Finland.
The number of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and social media platforms is continuously growing, providing massive datasets of georeferenced content that is either actively contributed (e.g. adding data to [...]
Geospatial Analysis of Disasters - Workshop on Measuring Welfare impacts of Emergency Relief, Heidelberg
Posted in Events on Dec 16th, 2015
Natural disasters and man-made catastrophes pose a serious threat to the stability and prosperity of countries and the well-being and lives of many individuals worldwide. Methodological advances and better availability of geospatial data are revolutionizing research on economic development after disasters and the allocation and effects of disaster relief and other forms of humanitarian [...]