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GIScience Research Group
Institute of Geography
Im Neuenheimer Feld 368
69120 Heidelberg
Germany
 
 
Secretary
Bettina Knorr
Im Neuenheimer Feld 368
69120 Heidelberg
Germany
 
Contact
knorr@uni-heidelberg.de
Phone: +49 (0) 6221 54-5560
Fax: +49 (0) 6221 54-4529
 
Visitor information
Room 108,
Office hours:
Mon–Thu, 9 am–12 noon
 
Affiliations
HCE – Heidelberg Center for the Environment
IWR – Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing
HCCH – Heidelberg Center for Cultural Heritage
 
Memberships
Humanitarian
OpenStreetMap
missing maps
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OSGeo GeoForAll
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GeoIT
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GIScience / Geoinformatics Research Group

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As part of the Institute of Geography, the GIScience Research Group is engaged in innovative applied and basic research at the interface between geography and the computational sciences. We thereby focus on the investigation of user-generated geographical content, for which we develop state-of-the-art methods and analytical approaches. More specifically, our thematic focuses are on volunteered geographic information (VGI), big spatial data analytics and disaster management. Through our companion “Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology” (HeiGIT), which is generously supported by the Klaus Tschira Foundation, we have the opportunity to translate our theoretical work directly into practical solutions. In addition, we support our institute's study programmes in geography with numerous quantitative courses that allow our students to specialize in geoinformatics.

Please note our vacancies.

Latest News

News from our daily work can be found at giscienceblog.uni-hd.de (also available as RSS-Feed). You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date.

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 [...]

05.04.2018 14:35
Nama Budhathoki (Kathmandu Living Labs) visit at GIScience/ HeiGIT- The power of civic tech or how to connect data, GIS technology and people

Just before the Easter holidays, our GIScience/HeiGIT team hosted Dr. Nama Raj Budhathoki, Executive Director of Kathmandu Living Labs (KLL), to take our existing collaboration to the next level. KLL and GIScience/HeiGIT have collaborated in various projects in the last few years. GIScience/HeiGIT have contributed to OSM data of Nepal through mapathons in Heidelberg. Relevant contents [...]

Pictures of the Group
GIScience Team

GIScience team at a jour fixe meeting in 2017

GIScience Team

GIScience team at a jour fixe meeting in 2014

GIScience Team

GIScience team at a retreat at Trifels-Annweiler in February 2013

GIScience Team

GIScience team at a jour fixe meeting in June 2012

In Memoriam Peter Meusburger
Peter Meusburger

On 18 December 2017, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Peter Meusburger died far too soon. We mourn for a great scientist, teacher and colleague. In the mid 90s he implemented the first GIS pool at Heidelberg University and started GIS related research. He will not be forgotten. ((Message of the University)

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