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Jun.-Prof. Dr. Bernhard Höfle
Institute of Geography
Chair of GIScience
University of Heidelberg
Berliner Str. 48
D-69120 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 54-5594
Fax: +49 6221 54-4996

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).

Online Experiment - Digitization of buildings
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
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

Conference call: Remote Sensing and GIS for Monitoring of Habitat Quality
The International Workshop Remote Sensing and GIS for Monitoring of Habitat Quality, organized by GEO TU Wien and the Centre for Ecological Research of the [...]    read more

Special Issue "Remote Sensing and GIS for Habitat Quality Monitoring"
Website: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing/special_issues/rs-habitatmonitoring This Special Issue, “Remote Sensing and GIS for Habitat Quality Monitoring”, aims to pave the way for operational habitat quality monitoring from earth observation [...]    read more

AGILE 2014 Workshop: Digital Earth: What the hack? - 3 June 2014
Digital Earth: What the hack? AGILE 2014 Workshop on advancing co-creation in smart cities 3 June 2014, Castellón, Spain Website: http://kartoweb.itc.nl/agilehackworkshop/ Objective This workshop will elaborate on the possibilities of [...]    read more

Laser scanning campaign at UNESCO World Heritage Site Lorsch Abbey
On Wednesday, 19th of March, the Kings Hall (Torhalle) facades at UNESCO World Heritage Site Lorsch Abbey were captured in 3D with a terrestrial laser [...]    read more

Free copies for download of Information Fusion article in International Journal of Image and Data Fusion
Limited free digital copies of our paper on Information Fusion can be downloaded here: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/D4UgMcUajBFFG6umIYSq/full Reference: Hillen, F., Höfle, B., Ehlers, M. & Reinartz, P. (2014): Information [...]    read more

Information fusion infrastructure for remote-sensing and in-situ sensor data to model people dynamics
The term “real time” regarding airborne remote-sensing data can only seldom be found in recent literature on geospatial research. In the course of the German [...]    read more

New Release of LVISA (LiDAR Vegetation Investigation and Signature Analysis System)
We have released a new version of our LiDAR Vegetation Investigation and Signature Analysis System (LVISA): http://LVISA.geog.uni-heidelberg.de New features include the generation of dynamic plots of tree [...]    read more

New video online: 3D solar potential assessment for renewable energy supply
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/TaCUaG5XEas We use methods like laser scanning and GIS in combination with computer science to simulate the sun’s path and the respective shadows [...]    read more

Fusion of human and remote sensor data in urban environments
OpenStreetMap (OSM) currently represents the most popular project of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI): geodata are collected by common people and made available for public use. [...]    read more

GIS-Based Roughness Derivation for Flood Simulations
Natural disasters like floods are a worldwide phenomenon and a serious threat to mankind. Flood simulations are applications of disaster control, which are used for [...]    read more

GIScience and Interdisciplinary Mountain Research
Dr. Martin Rutzinger, an expert in interdisciplinary mountain research and GIScience, joins our research group in February 2014 as guest researcher. Martin is with the [...]    read more

AGILE - Workshop on Digital Earth: What the hack?
We invite you to participate in our workshop Digital Earth: What the hack?, as part of the 17th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science, 3-6 [...]    read more

Digital Earth Science Forum "Digital Earth Innovations" at the University of Osnabrueck starts European cooperation
The International Digital Earth Science Forum organized by Institute for Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing (IGF), the Youth Commission of the International Society for Digital Earth [...]    read more

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