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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
27-04-2016

EGU Session: 3D Point Clouds in Geosciences: Capturing, Analysis and Visualization

The session “3D Point Clouds in Geosciences: Capturing, Analysis and Visualization” at the EGU 2016 General Assembly achieved high interest and active participation: the lecture ... [read more]

14-04-2016

3D Participatory Sensing with Low-Cost Mobile Devices for Crop Height Assessment – A Comparison with Terrestrial Laser Scanning Data

PLoS One features our paper "3D Participatory Sensing with Low-Cost Mobile Devices for Crop Height Assessment – A Comparison with Terrestrial Laser Scanning Data". Abstract The integration ... [read more]

11-04-2016

Specialization in Geoinformatics in Master Geography @ Heidelberg

You can now find more information about the specialization in Geoinformatics in the Master of Science “Geography” at the Institue of Geography at Heidelberg University ... [read more]

07-03-2016

Simulating an Autonomously Operating Low-Cost Static Terrestrial LiDAR for Multitemporal Maize Crop Height Measurements

In order to optimize agricultural processes, near real-time spatial information about in-field variations, such as crop height development (i.e., changes over time), is indispensable. This ... [read more]

06-01-2016

International Year of Global Understanding 2016

What is geography? What are geographers doing? Why should I study geography? This radio broadcast in German is answering these questions - also from the perspective of geography ... [read more]

28-12-2015

Multi-Source 3D Geoinformation Extraction for Improved Management of Forest and Natural Hazards – Collaboration between TAIwan and GERmany

New DAAD/MOST project will enable intensive exchange between Taiwan and Germany in 2016-17 The main scientific objective of 3D-TAIGER’s exchange and collaborative research is the development ... [read more]

22-12-2015

Multi-Source 3D Point Clouds in Geosciences and Environmental Research

The LRG Heidelberg will welcome 2016 with a public talk on "Multi-Source 3D Point Clouds in Geosciences and Environmental Research" in the Computer Science Colloquium ... [read more]

04-12-2015

Vorbesprechung GP/Übung: Physiogeographische Geodatenerfassung im Hochgebirge (Ötztal)

Die Veranstaltung “Physiogeographische Geodatenerfassung im Hochgebirge (Ötztal)” wird im Sommersemester 2016 zwischen 31.07.2016 und 06.08.2016 in Obergurgl, Tirol, Österreich, durchgeführt. Die verpflichtende Vorbesprechung findet am Fr. ... [read more]

15-11-2015

New research project 3D-MAPP: 3D-MicroMapping of Big 3D Geo-Datasets in the Web

The research project 3D-MAPP develops a web-based methodology to obtain digital geodata via the combination of data analysis by human and machine. Through a quick ... [read more]

03-10-2015

PermaSAR: Second expedition in the Mackenzie Delta

Mid of August we started for our second field trip in the Canadian Arctic in the course of the PermaSAR project. This time the team ... [read more]

17-09-2015

Press release about our new project 4DEMON

The Heidelberg University reports in a current press release (in German) about our new project 4DEMON: 4D Near Real-Time Environmental Monitoring, which is funded by ... [read more]

11-09-2015

Systematic review of current efforts to quantify the impacts of climate change on undernutrition

Malnutrition is a challenge to the health and productivity of populations and is viewed as one of the five largest adverse health impacts of climate ... [read more]

25-08-2015

New research project: 4D Near Real-Time Environmental Monitoring (4DEMON)

The Ministry of Science, Research and Arts, Baden-Wuerttemberg has funded a new research project called 4DEMON, which will approach the research front of 4D Near ... [read more]

28-07-2015

Editor's choice - Information fusion infrastructure for remote-sensing and in-situ sensor data to model people dynamics

Our paper "Information fusion infrastructure for remote-sensing and in-situ sensor data to model people dynamics" by Hillen et al. (2014) has been selected by the ... [read more]

21-07-2015

Postdoctoral Research Position

If you have strong skills in geoprocessing of 3D point clouds and are interested in joining the LiDAR Research Group Heidelberg, just contact me via ... [read more]

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