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Benjamin Herfort

Im Neuenheimer Feld 348
Room 012D
Phone: +49 6221 54-5534
Fax: +49 6221 54-4529
Email: herfort@uni-heidelberg.de

 

Benjamin Herfort

Research Interests
  • volunteered geographic information (VGI)
  • crowdsourcing geographic information
  • geoinformation systems for disaster management and humanitarian aid
  • integration of authoritative and non-authoritative datasets
Projects
  • Open Flood Risk Map: A decision support system based on user-generated spatial data for communities in support of emergency response planning in flood management
  • 3D-MAPP: 3D-MicroMapping of Big 3D Geo-Datasets in the Web
  • Crowd FDA – Crowdsourcing for Forensic Disaster Analysis
Curriculum Vitae
  • since 2016: Research Assistant, GIScience Research Group, Heidelberg University
  • 07/2014: Bachelor of Science, Geography, Heidelberg University
  • since 2013: Student Assistant, GIScience Research Group, Heidelberg University
Publications

Journals:

  • Porto de Albuquerque, J., B. Herfort, A. Brenning, A. Zipf (2015): A Geographic Approach for Combining Social Media and Authoritative Data towards Improving Information Extraction for Disaster Management: A Study on the Twitter usage in the River Elbe Flood of June 2013. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, volume and issue pending, pp. pending. Taylor & Francis. DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2014.996567.

Conferences:

  • ASSIS, L. F. F. G., HERFORT, B., STEIGER, E., HORITA, F. E. A., ALBUQUERQUE, J. P. (2015). Geographical prioritization of social network messages in near real-time using sensor data streams: an application to floods. XVI Brazilian Symposium on Geoinformatics (GEOINFO). Campos do Jordão, SP, Brazil.
  • Assis, L. F. F. G.; Herfort, B.; Steiger, E.; Horita, F. E. A.; Albuquerque, J. P. (2015): A geographic approach for on-the-fly prioritization of social-media messages towards improving flood risk management. Accepted for 4th Brazilian Workshop on Social Network Analysis and Mining (BraSNAM). Recife, Brazil.
  • HERFORT, B., ECKLE, M., ALBUQUERQUE, J. P., ZIPF, A. (2015). Towards assessing the quality of volunteered geographic information from OpenStreetMap for identifying critical infrastructures. ISCRAM 2015 – 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. Kristiansand, Norway.
  • Schelhorn, S., Albuquerque, J.P., Zipf, A., Leiner, R. & Herfort, B. (2014): Identifying Elements at Risk from OpenStreetMap: The Case of Flooding. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) 2014, State College, Pennsylvania.
  • Herfort, B., Albuquerque, J. P., Schellhorn, S. & Zipf, A. (2014): Exploring the geographical relations between social media and flood phenomena to improve situational awareness: A study about the River Elbe Flood in June 2013. 17th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science: Connecting a Digital Europe through Location and Place.
  • Herfort, B., Schelhorn, S. Albuquerque, J.P. & Zipf, A. (2014): Does the spatiotemporal distribution of tweets match the spatiotemporal distribution of flood phenomena? A study about the River Elbe Flood in June 2013. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) 2014, State College, Pennsylvania. USA.
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