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).


3D Field Trip to Greece - Exploring 3D GIScience in one of the most exciting geological settings

Our students learned how multiple 3D geodata sensor systems (LiDAR, UAVs, GNSS) can be used to capture and analyze the geomorphology and geology of one ... [read more]


EGU 2015 - From 3D Point Clouds to Information

The GIScience Group Heidelberg participated actively in the EGU 2015 in Vienna, giving talks of current LiDAR research in the PICO Session 3D Spatial Data, ... [read more]


Geo-reCAPTCHA: Crowdsourcing large amounts of geographic information from earth observation data

With the Geo-reCAPTCHA we present a new concept for crowdsourcing of vast amounts of geoinformation by micro-mapping tasks. The paper can be downloaded free of ... [read more]


Comparative classification analysis of post-harvest growth detection from terrestrial LiDAR point clouds in precision agriculture

We are proud to present our most recent paper on "Comparative classification analysis of post-harvest growth detection from terrestrial LiDAR point clouds in precision agriculture" ... [read more]


History Scanned in 3D - Jupiter Column of Ladenburg

Within our interdisciplinary collaborative research project MUSIEKE (Multidimensional Perceptibility of Cultural Heritage) the Jupiter Column ("Iupittergigantensäule") of Ladenburg was scanned in 3D and in very ... [read more]


How to combine OpenStreetMap and Airborne Laser Scanning data for updating Digital Elevation Models?

The answer can be found in our most recent paper "Updating Digital Elevation Models via Change Detection and Fusion of Human and Remote Sensor Data ... [read more]


UNESCO World Heritage Site Lorsch Abbey - Ladenburg Discourses of Daimler and Benz Foundation

Bernhard represented the GIScience discipline in the Ladenburg Discourse of the Daimler and Benz Foundation on the "Digital Model" of the UNESCO World Heritage Site ... [read more]


Annual Meeting 2015 of DGPF: German Society for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation

The GIScience group Heidelberg participated actively in the 2015 Annual Meeting of the DGPF (German Society for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation), which took place ... [read more]


Online Petition: 3-Punkteplan: Verbesserung der Situation des akademischen Mittelbaus in Baden-Württemberg

PROBLEM: Fehlende Perspektiven für den akademischen Mittelbau an den Universitäten in Baden-Württemberg Direkter Link zur Unterzeichnung der Online-Petition: FORDERUNG 1): PERSPEKTIVEN SCHAFFEN - TENURE TRACK PROFESSUREN ALS ... [read more]


ISDE Video Competition for Young People

Who wants to be the winner in the ISDE Video Competition for Young People for the 9th International Symposium on Digital Earth in Halifax, Canada? The ... [read more]


Call for Abstracts and Special Sessions - 9th Symposium of the International Society for Digital Earth

We would like to draw your attention to the second call for abstracts and special sessions for the 9th Symposium of the International Society for ... [read more]


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]

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