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This year, Sabrina Marx and Martin Hilljegerdes were teaching the block course “GIS 2” at the Heidelberg Center for Latin America (HCLA) in Santiago de Chile. The course is part of the international Master program “Governance of Risks and Resources”, offered by Heidelberg University in cooperation with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Universidad de [...]

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The 11th Information Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) Conference brings together hundreds of public, private and civil society organizations, eager to share practical insights on applying digital technology to development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges. Participants share how they are using innovations in information and communications technology to increase impact in addressing humanitarian and development challenges. [...]

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Recently our former team member Rene Westerholt (now at Warwick UK) received this years prize for the best PhD at “Förderpreis Runder Tisch GIS München 2019“. The PhD was done in Heidelberg within the graduate school “CrowdAnalyser – Spatio-temporal Analysis of User-generated Content”.  We concratulate cordially!
The following papers are part of the cummulative PhD thesis [...]

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We are always happy to support citizen science projects at the HeiGIT. HeiGIT/ GIScience efforts already range from tools that assess the data quality of citizen science projects (see, e.g., this blog post about “Plausible Parrots“) to approaches related to data creation, like MapSwipe Analytics (learn more here).
Currently, we are supporting citizen science approaches towards [...]

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In order to analyze the quality of OSM data, a study at GIScience Heidelberg investigated the influence of the mappers’ cultural backgrounds on their mapping behavior and hence questioned the general validity of semantic (street) classifications in OSM.
Nepal was hit by a series of earthquakes in April 2015. The OSM community quickly reacted by organizing [...]

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We are organizing a workshop at the AGILE 2019 conference which will be held this June in Limassol, Cyprus. The workshop is titled as “VGI HATcH – Using Volunteered Geographic Information for Help and Assistance in Transport and Humanitarian operations”. Consider submitting your contributions. Looking forward to seeing you there!
This full-day workshop provides an opportunity for interested researchers [...]

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Machine Learning for Space and Earth Observation Data (ML-SEOD) 2019
Call for Papers
The Earth and Space environments are being monitored by an unprecedented amount of sensors: Earth observation satellites, sensor networks, telescopes working in different wavelengths, human records of Earth and Space events, etc. This generates a huge amount of raw data that must be processed [...]

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we want to remind you about the extended submission deadline (15 March 2019) for the Special Issue “Volunteered Geographic Information: Analysis, Integration, Vision, Engagement (VGI-ALIVE)”of the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (IJGI)
The steady rise of data volume shared on already-established and new Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and social media platforms calls for advanced analysis methods [...]

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Our workshop “GeoCultGIS - GEOgraphical and CULTural aspects of Geo-data: Issues and Solutions” has been accepted for the 22nd AGILE Conference on Geo-information Science, the annual conference of the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE). The event will be held in Limassol, Cyprus on 17-20 June, 2019.
Workshop theme:
While some geo-datasets offer global [...]

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A new study has been published in the international open access journal Geo-spatial Information Science (GSIS, Taylor & Francis), that explores the land use/land cover (LULC) separability by the machine-generated and user-generated Flickr photo tags (i.e. the auto-tags and the user-tags, respectively), based on an authoritative LULC dataset for San Diego County in the United [...]

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