LiDAR Lab / LiDAR Research Group

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Welcome to LiDAR Research Group Heidelberg!

The LRG investigates the extraction of detailed 3D geoinformation from newest Earth observation technology (e.g. 3D laser scanning). Furthermore, research emphasis is put on the exploitation and fusion of crowdsourced human (e.g. from Web 2.0) and 3D technical sensor data enabling near real-time 3D mapping and applications. A major focus lies on the development of GIS-based algorithms for 3D spatial data processing and analysis making use of the full sensor data stream (e.g. LiDAR backscatter). It is aimed at increasing the understanding of geographical phenomena: The developed geoinformation technologies and methods are applied to (interdisciplinary) research questions in natural landscapes (e.g. geomorphology, geoarchaeology and forestry) and man-made landscapes (e.g. solar potential assessment and hedonic price modeling).


Effects of Reduced Terrestrial LiDAR Point Density on High-Resolution Grain Crop Surface Models in Precision Agriculture

In our new paper we present a novel approach to assess the effects of reduced point clouds on precision agriculture of grain crops. 3D geodata play ... [read more]


Vacant PostDoc Position in Geoinformatics

Position available: PostDoc Geoinformatics, Heidelberg University A PostDoc position is available in the GIScience Research Group (, Department of Geography of the Heidelberg University within ... [read more]


Digital Earth 2015 - Call for Abstracts, Special Sessions and Workshops

Call for Abstracts, Special Sessions and Workshops Attention scientists, engineers, technologists, environmental managers and other stakeholders in Digital Earth: we welcome your participation in the Digital ... [read more]


Call for Applications: Research Group GIScience (Kleine Forschergruppe Geoinformatik) and Field Trip (Geländepraktikum / Übung) to Greece (Summer 2015)

Location and Dates The field course will take place from 21-29 April 2015 in Greece. Instructors Bernhard Höfle and Martin Hämmerle Rationale The availability and coverage of high-resolution and highly ... [read more]


Geographic information analysis and web-based geoportals to explore malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa

In our new paper we present a systematic literature review on geographic information analysis and web-based geoportals to explore malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa. 563 articles are ... [read more]


CfP Deutscher Kongress für Geographie 2015 in Berlin

Wir möchten Sie herzlich zu unserer Fachsitzung "Räumliche Analyse und Modellierung in geographischer Forschung" im Rahmen des Deutschen Kongress für Geographie einladen, der von 1. ... [read more]


TV broadcast: Information fusion infrastructure for remote-sensing and in-situ sensor data to model people dynamics

The German TV station NDR broadcasted a short interview (in German) with Florian Hillen talking about our paper "Hillen, F., Höfle, B., Ehlers, M. & ... [read more]


6th Fachaustausch Geoinformation in Heidelberg

On 29 October 2014 the 6th Fachaustausch Geoinformation took place at the fantastic venue of the Print Media Academy. The event brings together people and institutions ... [read more]


ISPRS Innsbruck Summer School of Alpine Research 2015 in Obergurgl/Austria - Close Range Sensing Techniques in Alpine Terrain

Together with colleagues from all over Europe we are organizing a Summer School of Alpine Research, which takes place from 5.7.2015-11.7.2015 in Obergurgl, Tyrol, Austria. Motivated ... [read more]


Co-Chair of Geoinformatics Working Group @ DGPF

The Working Group of Geoinformatics of the German Society for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation (DGPF) is led by Prof. Jan-Hendrik Haunert from the University ... [read more]


Field experiment: deriving pedestrian sidewalk information using LIDAR technology

On 11 September we organized a field campaign to build a super-site for sidewalk information in Heidelberg's Old Town. Further reading on the experiment can be ... [read more]


3D Visualization - UNESCO World Heritage Site Lorsch Abbey

The portal 3D Visualization World features a new article by Christian Seitz including our contribution to the 3D Visualization - UNESCO World Heritage Site Lorsch ... [read more]


Canoe Tour: GIScience Team “conquering” the Neckar between Hirschhorn and Neckargemünd

Canoe Tour: GIScience Team “conquering” the Neckar between Hirschhorn and Neckargemünd Check it out in our GIScience Heidelberg Blog: ... [read more]


The Chilean newspaper El Mercurio reports about our VGI research

The Chilean newspaper El Mercurio has released an article about Heidelberg’s research on VGI and Neogeography in their Science and Technology section in the issue ... [read more]


GIScience runs against cancer

The GIScience together with colleagues from Health & Society participated as team Geo4Health in the charity Run Against Cancer (NCT-LAUFend gegen Krebs) on 11 July ... [read more]

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