LiDAR Lab / LiDAR Research Group
We have moved. Our address has changed.
The phone numbers of some of our colleagues have also changed.
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).
Volunteered Geographic Information in Natural Hazard Analysis: A Systematic Literature Review of Current Approaches with a Focus on Preparedness and Mitigation
Our most recent review published in ISPRS IGJI is dedicated to VGI in natural hazard analysis and current approaches with a focus on preparedness and ... [read more]
Terrestrial and unmanned aerial system imagery for deriving photogrammetric three-dimensional point clouds and volume models of mass wasting sites
The results of a study dealing with photogrammetric 3D geodata of mass wasting sites conducted at the GIScience were published in the Journal of Applied ... [read more]
Playing Badminton in Heidelberg?
Our TV Heidelberg Badminton Club is now recruiting new players. Check it out in our call flyer ... [read more]
RNZ-Zeitungsflirt 2016 über die Geoinformatik
"Mit Geoinformatik zur knusprigen Pizza Margherita" - so lautet der Beitrag von Helen Sandbrink in der Sonderbeilage "Zeitungsflirt 2016" der Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung (RNZ) vom 10. Mai ... [read more]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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-TAIGERs exchange and collaborative research is the development ... [read more]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Press and Media
- New article (in German): The LRG student assistants explain their work and view on LiDAR research.
- Wissenschaftler beziehen Fassaden in die Solarpotenzialanalyse eines Gebäudes ein
- Scanning of the Jewish Cemetery in Worms (Article, Pictures)
- Scanning of the “Alte Burg”