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Jun.-Prof. Dr. Bernhard Höfle
Institute of Geography
Chair of GIScience
University of Heidelberg
Berliner Str. 48
D-69120 Heidelberg
bernhard.hoefle@geog.uni-heidelberg.de
Phone: +49 6221 54-5594
Fax: +49 6221 54-4996
 
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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).

News
Canoe Tour: GIScience Team “conquering” the Neckar between Hirschhorn and Neckargemünd
24-07-2014
Canoe Tour: GIScience Team “conquering” the Neckar between Hirschhorn and Neckargemünd Check it out in our GIScience Heidelberg Blog: http://k1z.blog.uni-heidelberg.de/2014/07/24/canoe-tour-giscience-team-%E2%80%9Cconquering%E2%80%9D-the-neckar-between-hirschhorn-and-neckargemund/ [...]    read more


The Chilean newspaper El Mercurio reports about our VGI research
15-07-2014
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
14-07-2014
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


Methods to measure potential spatial access to delivery care in low- and middle-income countries: a case study in rural Ghana
10-07-2014
Access to skilled attendance at childbirth is crucial to reduce maternal and newborn mortality. Several different measures of geographic access are used concurrently in public [...]    read more


Artic Permafrost @ Colloquium GIScience on 23 July 2014
02-07-2014
Talk within the Colloquium GIScience on An Attempt to Use InSAR Methods to Detect Vertical Movements in Arctic Permafrost Regions by Inga May, Alfred-Wegener Institute (AWI) Potsdam Wednesday, [...]    read more


Mon-Shieh Yang from Taiwan joins GIScience Team
02-07-2014
Mr. Mon-Shieh Yang, a senior PhD candidate from the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Department of Earth Sciences, has been awarded a grant of the [...]    read more


Successful field trips of the laser scanning course
17-06-2014
This summer semester’s laser scanning course comprises a series of field trips done by small student groups of maximum two persons. Campaign planning and hands-on [...]    read more


GIScience Heidelberg @ Santiago de Chile
15-06-2014
The Heidelberg Center for Latin America (HCLA) in Santiago de Chile offers a Master of Science in Governance of Risk and Resources. This cooperative venture [...]    read more


AGILE Workshop - Digital Earth: what the hack?
15-06-2014
On June 3, 2014, we organised a pre-conference one-day workshop titled Digital Earth: What the hack? in Castellon de La Plana, under the auspices of [...]    read more


BBQ Season started
27-05-2014
Our GIScience Research Group Heidelberg has started into the BBQ season 2014! http://k1z.blog.uni-heidelberg.de/2014/05/22/giscience-hd-bbq/ [...]    read more


Comparison of Kinect and Terrestrial LiDAR Capturing Natural Karst Cave 3-D Objects
27-05-2014
A new paper has been published: Hämmerle, M., Höfle, B., Fuchs, J., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Vollweiler, N. & Frank, N. (2014): Comparison of Kinect and Terrestrial LiDAR [...]    read more


New Position: Research Associate in Social Science / Humanities
09-05-2014
Within the research project "NEOHAZ - NEOgeography of a Digital Earth: Geoinformation Science as Methodological Bridge in Interdisciplinary Natural HAZard Analysis" we offer new position [...]    read more


New Project: NEOHAZ - NEOgeography of a Digital Earth: Geoinformation Science as Methodological Bridge in Interdisciplinary Natural HAZard Analysis
25-04-2014
Project Website: http://www.geog.uni-heidelberg.de/gis/neohaz_en.html The understanding of complex human-environment interactions via measuring and observing can only be gained by interdisciplinary scientific approaches. The growing sector of [...]    read more


Online Experiment - Digitization of buildings
24-04-2014
We are currently performing an online experiment regarding the digitization of buildings in a standard web browser. Could you please spend some 5 mins to [...]    read more


GIS and LiDAR workshop at National Taiwan University, Taipei
23-04-2014
The one-day workshop on the Orientation and Processing of Airborne Laser Scanning data, OPALS - From Points to Models, took place at the National Taiwan [...]    read more


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