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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

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Wie komme ich als Rollstuhlfahrerin oder Rollstuhlfahrer am besten vom Bismarckplatz zum Rathaus? Welche Wege ohne Hindernisse können Eltern mit Kinderwagen nutzen? Helfen soll dabei ein neuer Routenplaner der Stadt Heidelberg. Der Routenplaner basiert auf dem OpenRouteService der Abteilung Geoinformatik der Universität Heidelberg und wurde in einem gemeinsamen vom Ministerium für Inneres, Digitalisierung und Migration Baden-Württemberg geförderten [...]

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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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Accessibility is a widely discussed topic and there are a growing number of efforts to sensitise European cities and municipalities to the topic. A focus of such efforts is the facilitation of easy access to public places for everyone, including those with walking disabilities, balance and visual disorders, as well as people requiring the use [...]

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Tailored routing and navigation services utilized by wheelchair users (such as provided by OpenRouteService.org ) require certain information about sidewalk geometries and their attributes to execute efficiently. Except some minor regions/cities, such detailed information is often not sufficiently present in current versions of crowdsourced mapping databases including OpenStreetMap. In a recent study (1) we aim [...]

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Wie komme ich als Rollstuhlfahrer am besten vom Marktplatz zur Stadthalle? Und welche Wege ohne Hindernisse bieten sich für Eltern mit Kinderwagen durch die Altstadt an? Ein neuer Routenplaner auf Basis von openrouteservice.org soll künftig barrierefreie Wege in Heidelberg aufzeigen, zunächst in der Altstadt und in Bergheim. Seit Dezember 2017 arbeitet die Stadt Heidelberg in Kooperation [...]

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Today we present the latest version and details on the technical API of OpenRouteService at the 7th GeoIT WhereCamp Conference Berlin. Tim from the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) will talk about

Consuming Open Data for Highly Customizable Route Planning
He will show some examples of the very rich feature set and API of OpenRouteService like many [...]

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On the occasion of the international Bike2Work Day the radio Berlin Brandenburg (RBB) conducted a short interview with Prof. Alexander Zipf (GIScience HD/ HeiGIT). It was about current research and development work at the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg and HeiGIT, which involve the use of user-generated geodata for investigations between cycling behaviour and health, as well as [...]

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On Tuesday 17th January, the CAP4Access/MyAccessible.EU came to a close after three years with the successful completion of the final European Commission review meeting in Brussels. Reviewers were highly pleased with the outcomes of the project, both on the technical and societal fronts.
At GIScience in Heidelberg, through the EC FP7 project we have extended the [...]

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When using routing services that rely on OpenStreetMap data, the route engine might suggest you a path that seems to be longer than the shortest possible route you could identify on the map. The main reason behind this are either a lack of data completeness in OSM (for certain data attributes/ for certain regions) or [...]

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