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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 [...]

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The “Ruperto Carola” research magazine reports on scientific findings and current research projects at Heidelberg University. The current issue “North & South” refers to the „International Year of Global Understanding“ and features among others a short overview article on some of the work that is done at the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg with respect to [...]

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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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On next monday, Sandra Sudhoff will give a public talk on the integration of GIS and other IT technologies with the humanitarian sector.
Sandra is technical director at CartONG, a french NGO commited to providing geotools, geodata and professional guidance to decision makers and respondents in emergency relief and humanitarian aid.
Like GIScience Heidelberg CartONG is [...]

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While Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) is gaining more and more popularity and VGI datasets are being used in various projects, there are always concerns about the quality of them. During the past years several studies have been performed regarding VGI quality assessment by employing different methods/approaches. However, if one needs to evaluate the quality of [...]

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We invite anybody interested to the following open talk in our GIScience colloquium series this Monday:
Volunteered geographic (mis)information? Measuring quality in crowdsourced maps
Dr. Andrea Ballatore
Dept of Geography, Environment and Development Studies Birkbeck, University of London
Lecturer in GIS and Big Data Analytics
Mon, June 27, 2016, 2.15 pm,
Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University, INF 348, Lecture [...]

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The WeGovNow Towards #WeGovernment: Collective and participative approaches for addressing local policy challenges
Establishing citizens as partners in the delivery of public services. A new type of citizen engagement platform, expanding the viability of and capacity for citizen coproduction in the public sector.
WeGovNow and its 12 partner organisations are building upon earlier research and development by [...]

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When producing optimal routes through an environment, considering the incline of surfaces can be of great benefit in a number of use cases. For instance, incline may be considered when computing the most energy-efficient routes for electric cars and bicycles. Likewise, pedestrians with restricted mobility (such as wheelchair users, parents with pushchairs, and the elderly) [...]

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Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) has emerged as a potential source of geographic information for different domains. Despite the many advantages associated with it, such information lacks of quality assurance, since it is provided by individuals with different motivations and backgrounds. In response to this, several methods have been proposed to assess the quality of volunteered [...]

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The increased development of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and its potential role in GIScience studies raises questions about the resulting data quality. Several studies address VGI quality from various perspectives like completeness, positional accuracy, consistency, etc. They mostly have consensus on the heterogeneity of data quality. The problem may be due to the lack of [...]

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