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Our EU project CAP4Access (MyAccessible.EU) has organized a first international expert workshop during the 5th International Congress on “Tourism for All” in Madrid on 23 September, 2015.
The 5th International Congress on Tourism for All has been held in Madrid from September 23 to 25. The first CAP4Access international expert workshop was organized during this important [...]

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The TV science program “X:enius” on the German TV channel “Arte” broadcasts a program about “Navigation - How do we find the right way?” (in German).
Amongst others it features some of our work at GIScience Heidelberg on OpenStreetMap and crisis mapping, as well as Raul Krauthausen introducing the WheelMap project, which is partner in our [...]

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On last Saturday we braved the tropical heat and used the occasion of the 13th international wheelchair marathon in Heidelberg to inform the public about our recent developments regarding wheelchair accessible route planning with OpenRouteService. We are thankful for the interesting conversations with people from Germany, Denmark, Japan, England and France and for their valuable [...]

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Raul Krauthausen - the multi award-winning activists well-known from TV and press, founder of Sozialhelden and WheelMap.org - presents his book “Dachdecker wollt ich eh nicht werden“.
WheelMap.org is a prime example of how social engagement and Crowdsouring geodata via OpenStreetMap can be combined perfectly.

Friday, 03/07/2015 19h (doors open at 18:30) in the multi-purpose hall [...]

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Last week saw the 18th AGILE conference being held in Lisbon, Portugal. Starting on Tuesday with a number of parallel workshops, the conference ran until Friday and included a number of interesting talks, key note sessions and a number of social events. The presence of GIScience at Heidelberg University was felt through two workshops being [...]

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On the 7th and 8th of April, our GIScience research group hosted the 4th PCC meeting of CAP4Access project in Heidelberg. The meeting was aimed to discuss the feedbacks and comments received from the reviewers of European Commission from the first evaluation meeting and various items where discussed from both theoretical and technical perspectives.
As the normal procedure of [...]

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As announced earlier in our blog, there are open thesis topics within the European project: CAP4Access. Heidelberg University’s GIScience Research Group is a project partner of CAP4ACCESS. Other project partners include UCL, Fraunhofer and sozialhelden.de with their wheelmap.org project.
The goal of CAP4Access project is to improve the accessibility of mobility-restricted people, in particular those who are wheelchair users. As all [...]

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The 3rd official meeting for CAP4Access project took place in the beautiful city of Elche in Spain during 28 to 30th of October 2014. The morning of the first day was spent in a press conference at the municipality of Elche where the mayor of the city gave a talk regarding the importance of this [...]

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As has been announced earlier in our blog, there are open thesis topics within the EU-project CAP4ACCESS. Heidelberg University’s GIScience Research Group is a project partner of CAP4ACCESS. Other project partners include UCL, Fraunhofer and sozialhelden.de with their wheelmap.org project.
The goal of CAP4ACCESS is to improve the accessibility of mobility-restricted people, in particular those who [...]

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On 11th of September, the second experiment for the CAP4Access project for Heidelberg pilot city was performed by Smart Simulation group (led by Mohamed Bakillah) with collaboration of LIDAR research group of Heidelberg University. Bernhard Höfle, Amin Mobasheri and Evelyn Schmitz participated in this fieldwork, using RIEGL VZ-400 laser scanning device in order to collect [...]

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