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IWH Symposium:
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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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Recently a new project has been accepted to be funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). It deals with an agent-based and quality-aware integration of geo-social network data, thus investigating data integration as a collaborative negotiation process.
Web-based social networks are now a significant social phenomenon. The user-generated data produced through them, including the location-based data, represents [...]

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On Dezember 3rd 2015 the “10th Modelling Day” will take place in the “Print Media Academy” in Heidelberg. Start is at 14:00pm .
From GIScience Heidelberg there will be two contributions:
Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf will talk about “Herausforderungen und Potenziale offener Geodaten für räumliche Modellierungen in Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft”
and Benjamin Herfort gives a presentation about “Maps [...]

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The First Workshop on Data Mining for Smart Cities (DMCities 2015) will be held in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining series (ICDM) on 14 Nov 2015, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Prof. Alexander Zipf from GIScience Heidelberg will give an invited Keynote Speach on
“Mapping the Urban Crowd - Mining the dynamic [...]

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Detailed knowledge regarding the whereabouts of people and their social activities in urban areas with high spatial and temporal resolution is still widely unexplored. Thus, the spatiotemporal analysis of Location Based Social Networks (LBSN) has great potential regarding the ability to sense spatial processes and to gain knowledge about urban dynamics, especially with respect to [...]

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