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On our last day in the Ötztal Alps, we had an exciting excursion from Obergurgl to Ramolhaus on 3006 m a.s.l. On our way up we could directly explore glacial history by passing the historical extents and related moraines of the retreating Gurgler glacier. The students also learned about geoarcheology and settlement history in the [...]

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On the last day of fieldwork in the rotmoos valley two groups (terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) and photogrammetry) set off to the rotmoos glacier again. A second TLS dataset was aqcuired
which enables the students to perform a change detection or deformation analysis.
The electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) group futher explored the pre-Quaternary [...]

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Today was the second day of field work in the Rotmoos valley in the Ötztal Alps for our 16 students. The hot sun challenged the data acquisition but the impressive landscape makes up for every effort.
The terrestrial laser scanning group climbed up the valley flanks to acquire a high resolution point cloud from an end [...]

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As part of the practical field training “3D Geodatenerfassung im Hochgebirge (Ötztal)”, 29
July - 04 August, 16 students explore pyhsical geography in an impressive high-mountain
environment in the Ötztal valley, Austria.
With the help of terrestrial LiDAR, RTK GNSS, close range photogrammetry and electrical resistivity tomography (ERT), multi-source datasets will be captured for the analysis of surface [...]

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OpenStreetMap has become a huge source for any kind of geographic information. In OpenStreetMap you now find not only street information, but also information related to buildings, shops, sights and in Heidelberg even to individual trees.
Furthermore, OpenStreetMap data is open data – everyone is free to edit and to download the data to create own maps [...]

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How are Wikipedia/Wikimedia volunteers supporting disaster management? What role does their engagement all around open source and open data play? What are the latest developments and innovations in humanitarian contexts and how are they defined and addressed?
These questions were discussed in the first block of the Disaster 2.0 seminar last week. Daniel Mietchen, Biophysicist at [...]

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For the fourth time, GIScience/HeiGIT supported the Kinderuni of Heidelberg University. Last Saturday, 03.03.2018, interested children between 9-12 were invited to join members of the group and learn about the various kinds of work of geographers, and current projects at GIScience.
After providing an overview of geography and different kinds of geodata, the young participants could [...]

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Dear master students,
we warmly welcome you to Heidelberg and to our institute! You are cordially invited to an introduction to the GIScience research group, which takes place on Wednesday (18 October, 4 pm - 6 pm). We will provide you an introduction to our offered lectures, seminars and give you an overview of our ongoing [...]

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NEOHAZ team members Carolin Klonner and Tomás Usón were teaching at the Heidelberg Center for Latin America (HCLA). The block module GIS 2 for the “research methodologies” seminar was attended by students of the international Master “Governance of Risks and Resources”. The master is a joined project of the Heidelberg University, Pontificia Universidad Católica de [...]

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A second trip to Santiago de Chile was carried out during the first half of May 2016, in which NEOHAZ team members Carolin Klonner and Tomás Usón were teaching at the Heidelberg Center for Latin America (HCLA) as well as conducting research for the NEOHAZ project related to urban flood risk management.
The block module GIS [...]

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