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Transactions in GIS - Special Issue about MODELLING AND ANALYSING PLATIAL REPRESENTATIONS.
Editors: R Westerholt , F-B Mocnik, A Comber, C Davies, D Burghardt, and A Zipf

A place for place – modelling and analysing platial representations

Places are understood as locations and areas to which anthropogenic meaning is ascribed. As such, places have been [...]

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In a newly published open access paper, we present a system that generates customized pedestrian routes entirely based on data from OpenStreetMap (OSM). The system enables users to define to what extent they would like the route to have green areas (e.g., parks, squares, trees), social places (e.g., cafes, restaurants, shops) and quieter streets (i.e., [...]

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In the case of a disaster fast response is important and life saving. Information on blocked streets is crucial, but a the same time this infornations needs to be considered by routing engines in real-time. However, many routing engines use street network data which is at best updated once a week [...]

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This week, the GIScience research group received a visit by Prof. Mohammad Reza Malek and his Students from K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Teheran, Iran, supported by DAAD. In three intense days of  talks and discussions, Prof. Malek and his students presented their work at Ubiquitous & Mobile GIS Research Lab led by Prof. Malek in [...]

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GSIS Special Issue: Crowdsourcing for Urban Geoinformatics.
Geo-Spatial Information Science (GSIS), Volume 23, Issue 3. Taylor & Francis.
Guest Editors:
Hongchao Fan, Rene Westerholt, João Porto de Albuquerque, Bernd Resch and Alexander Zipf
TOC:

Do people communicate about their whereabouts? Investigating the relation between user-generated text messages and Foursquare check-in places

Ming Li, Rene Westerholt & Alexander Zipf

Pages: 159-172

Abstract|Full Text|References|PDF (2905 KB)

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Heidelberg Alumni USA (HAUS) is the alumni initiative for all former students, lecturers, professors or staff of Heidelberg University who live or work in the US.
HAUS was born in New York City, and that’s where we will celebrate the tenth anniversary the weekend of September 14-16, 2018. We hope you will be there for this [...]

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Social Innovation and GIScience

This week sees the International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC 2018) hosted at Heidelberg University.
ISIRC is the world’s leading  interdisciplinary social innovation research conference. The conference brings together scholars from across the globe to discuss social innovation in a variety of perspectives.
GIScience Heidelberg and HeiGIT.org will present their work related to social innovation such as [...]

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Recently a project proposal to the Belmont Forum and NORFACE joint programme Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) call has been accepted. The project “Waterproofing Data” investigates the governance of water-related risks, with a focus on social and cultural aspects of data practices. Typically, data flows up from local levels to scientific “centres of expertise”, and then flood-related [...]

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Ever wondered how you can generate/use some meta-information about OpenStreetMap for your project? Are you interested in visualizing different aspects of OpenStreetMap data?
In the article below, we present a server infrastructure to collect and process data about different aspects of OpenStreetMap. The resulting data are offered publicly in a common container format, which fosters the [...]

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Because of several requests the deadline for short papers has been extended to Wed. July 25 2018.
The recent availability of user-generated geographic datasets allows gaining novel insights into otherwise hardly observable societal phenomena. Geosocial media forms one important source of user-generated information, which partly describes the everyday lives of people. The analysis of these kinds [...]

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