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HeiGIT
 
Address
Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology
Berliner Str. 45 (Mathematikon)
D-69120 Heidelberg
 
 
Head
 
Office
Bettina Knorr
Im Neuenheimer Feld 368
Room 108, 1. OG
D-69120 Heidelberg
knorr@uni-heidelberg.de
Tel: +49 (0) 6221 54-5560
Fax: +49 (0) 6221 54-4529
 
Core Funded by
KTS - Klaus Tschira Stiftung gemeinnützige GmbH
 

Establishing the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology

core funded by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung

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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

Recent News:

22.04.2018 09:55
R package for Openrouteservice released!

Great news for all enthusiasts of R stats - the popular open source stats system: the HeiGIT ORS team has developed a package to facilitate querying the openrouteservice API from R. It allows you to painlessly consume the following services: directions (routing) geocode isochrones (accessibilty) time-distace matrix pois (points of interest) You do not have to fiddle with processing any street network data, but will [...]

21.04.2018 09:00
Upcoming Ohsome Conferences

The Ohsome OSM history analytics platform, developed at HeiGIT, will be presented at the following conferences: ISCRAM in Rochester, NY, USA (20th - 23rd of May) In the short paper for the International Conference for Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management we illustrate the specific potential of the ohsome platform for disaster activations by means of two relevant case [...]

20.04.2018 08:05
Colloquium on Micro Diagrams for Geovisual Analysis of Point Datasets

We cordially invite everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk The speaker is Mathias Gröbe Technical University of Dresden, Department of Geosciences, Institute of Cartography When: Monday 23.04.2018, 14:15 Where: INF 348, room 015 (Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University) Micro Diagrams: A Multi-Scale Approach for Geovisual Analysis of Categorised Point Datasets Location-based social media from different platforms such as Twitter and [...]

18.04.2018 06:56
Heidelberg Geography in Blossom

Again and again each spring it is really awesome (not ohsome ;-) to have a look at our GIScience offices at the Institute of Geography, INF 348, Heidelberg University.

17.04.2018 17:28
International PhD Defenses in 3DGeo Research

We would like to congratulate Dr. Milutin Milenkovic (Vienna Univ. of Technology, AT) and Dr. Xi Zhu (ITC, NL) for achieving their PhD degree in the domain of 3DGeo research utilizing point clouds from LiDAR and photogrammetry. Bernhard Höfle joined the defenses of the two very good PhD studies: Xi Zhu (2018): Forest Leaf Water Content [...]

13.04.2018 15:43
A brief intro to the OpenStreetMap History Database (OSHDB) API

The OpenStreetMap History Database (OSHDB) is the main data backend developed at HeiGIT for the ohsome OSM history analytics platform, that will make OSM’s history data more accessible for further analysis. OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a rich resource of freely available geographic information. However, the possibilities for analyzing OSM data on a global scale are limited because of [...]

11.04.2018 17:00
Open - POI - Service Helps You Find Points of Interest!

Once again we are extremely excited to announce a new open source project we have been working on over the past few months. To honor the name, we have coined it openpoiservice and it has the simple task of finding points of interest for a given geometry! To this end, it is able to return [...]

11.04.2018 14:50
Deadline Extended to April 23: VGI-ALIVE Workshop @AGILE 2018

The Deadline for submitting short papers to the VGI-ALIVE Workshop at AGILE 2018 has been extended to 23 April 2018! This is your chance to submit another contribution to this exiting workshop in Lund, Sweden. Submission format is a workshop short paper (2000 to 3000-word manuscript). Authors of accepted workshop papers will be invited to submit full papers (maximum [...]

09.04.2018 18:53
Celebrating 10 Years of Openrouteservice - The First OpenStreetMap Route Planner

Exactly 10 years ago openrouteservice.org came online for the very first time. Back then it was the very first online routing service consuming data from OpenStreetMap.org covering larger areas. So to say it is ‘the original‘ OSM routing service. It initially started with Germany only and soon we provided routing for Europe and finally the [...]

08.04.2018 10:25
Keynote at GISRUK Conference 2018, Leicester

Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf is a invited keynote speaker at the 26th annual GIScience Research UK conference (GISRUK) will be held at the University of Leicester on 17-20 April 2018. On Thursday April 18th he will give a talk on “Operationalising Volunteered Geographic Information - From Analytics to Improvement and Application“. Much research has been conducted to [...]

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