Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology
core funded by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung
The project to establish a
Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) is part of the GIScience Research Group at the Department of Geography, Heidelberg University. The objective is to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and technology from academia to practical applications and professional services.
The focus lays on the analysis, refinement, enrichment and usage of big spatial data from the crowd for innovative applications and services.
We focus initially on three areas:
- Big Spatial Data Analytics,
- Navigation Intelligence and Location Based Services and
- Innovative Services for Disaster Management.
|Big Spatial Data Analytics||Navigation Intelligence & Location Based Services|
Analyses, Quality Assurance, Refinement and Utilisation of Crowdsourced Geographic Information from the Web using Data Mining and Geocomputation
Services and References
Innovative Traffic- and Mobility Solutions, Routing- and Navigation Services based on enhanced data from different sources including OpenStreetMap and the Social Web.
Services and References
|Disaster Mapping – VGI for Humanitarian Support|
Supporting humanitarian activities by developing up-to-date disaster maps and providing innovative GI services during catastrophes and for mitigating risk.
Services and References
Crowdsourcing has been widely applied to extract information from 2D geodata sources such as satellite imagery. In this new study published in the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing we apply this technique to the growing field of 3D point cloud analysis. This work has been conducted in our 3D-MAPP Project which was funded [...]
The winter semester 2017/2018 just has ended last week at Heidelberg University. The final GIScience colloquium presentation was given by Ross Purves (University of Zurich). After his talk we had a good discussion with members of the GIScience Research Group about VGI research and beyond. Looking forward to continue this soon. Stay tuned for the [...]
Freshwater tufas are widespread phenomena in karst environments denoting important terrestrial paleo-environmental and paleoclimate archives. Additionally, many tufa sites are UNESCO world natural heritages, which emphasizes their societal importance (e.g. Jiuzhaigou, China; Plitvice, Croatia) and the demand for comprehensive conservation and monitoring strategies. Formation of tufas is controlled by numerous factors. The latest publication - [...]
The first mapathon in the MAMAPA framework was held on January 23, 2018 at the Abendakademie in the city center of Mannheim. Project organizer Robert Danziger, Board member at CartONG and member of the disastermappers heidelberg, presented the project in several different locations in Mannheim in the weeks leading to the event. Immigrant language [...]
Tailored routing and navigation services utilized by wheelchair users (such as provided by OpenRouteService.org ) require certain information about sidewalk geometries and their attributes to execute efficiently. Except some minor regions/cities, such detailed information is often not sufficiently present in current versions of crowdsourced mapping databases including OpenStreetMap. In a recent study (1) we aim [...]
Call for Papers: ISPRS IJGI Special Issue “Volunteered Geographic Information: AnaLysis, Integration, Vision, Engagement (VGI-ALIVE)” A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964). Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2018 The steady rise of data volume shared on already-established and new Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and social media platforms calls for advanced analysis methods of user contribution [...]
Die Abteilung Geoinformatik sucht Studentische Hilfskräfte zur Unterstützung in mehreren hoch aktuellen Forschungsbereichen in einem interdisziplinären dynamischen Team, u.a. z.B. für: Big Spatial Data Analytics z.B. OpenStreetMap History Analysen, Social Media Analytics etc. z.B. http://ohsome.org Landnutzungsklassifikation auf Basis von OpenStreetMap, Satellitenbildern, etc. z.B. http://OSMlanduse.org Disaster-Management für [...]
A new abstract has been accepted at EGU about Citizen Science for Big Earth Observation Data Analytics in Land Use and Land Cover Change Monitoring: From Scope to Future Directions in the Session Citizen Science in the Era of Big Data at European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2018 Vienna | Austria | 8–13 April 2018 Land use [...]
Wie komme ich als Rollstuhlfahrer am besten vom Marktplatz zur Stadthalle? Und welche Wege ohne Hindernisse bieten sich für Eltern mit Kinderwagen durch die Altstadt an? Ein neuer Routenplaner auf Basis von openrouteservice.org soll künftig barrierefreie Wege in Heidelberg aufzeigen, zunächst in der Altstadt und in Bergheim. Seit Dezember 2017 arbeitet die Stadt Heidelberg in Kooperation [...]
We have finally developed a pretty handy python API for all of you pythoniasts out there. This library makes requests to the openrouteservice API extremely simple. With this you will be able to query the following services with a couple of lines of python code. directions matrix geocoding isochrones To provide a quick and dirty example:: import openrouteservice coords = ((8.34234,48.23424),(8.34423,48.26424)) client = [...]