Geographisches Institut
Im Neuenheimer Feld 368
69120 Heidelberg
Bettina Knorr + Hagar Cappers
Im Neuenheimer Feld 368
69120 Heidelberg
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Institutionelle Zugehörigkeiten
HCE – Heidelberg Center for the Environment

IWR – Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing
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Professur für Geoinformatik / GIScience (GIS)


Die Abteilung Geoinformatik betreibt Grundlagenforschung und angewandte Forschung im Bereich GIScience und Geoinformatik. Dabei liegt ein Fokus auf der Untersuchung nutzergenerierter Geoinformationen (VGI, Crowdsourcing, Citizen Science). Zu diesem Zweck entwickeln wir innovative Methoden und Analyseverfahren u.a. in den Bereichen Humanitäre Hilfe (Katastrophenmanagement), Smart Mobility und Big Spatial Data Analytics (VGI Datenqualität etc.). Das „Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology“ (HeiGIT gGmbH), An-Institut an der Universität Heidelberg, erlaubt uns dabei, die in der Forschung erlangten Erkenntnisse in praktische Lösungsansätze umzusetzen. Zudem unterstützen wir die Lehre in unseren Geographie-Studiengängen in Form eines breiten Kursangebotes - im Master Geographie ist dabei die Wahl eines ausgewiesenen Schwerpunktes "Geoinformatik" möglich.

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Aktuelle Nachrichten

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22.02.2024 16:49
IDEAL-VGI: Analyzing and Improving the Quality and Fitness for Purpose of OpenStreetMap as Labels in Remote Sensing Applications

We are happy to announce that the IDEAL-VGI project by GIScience has been successfully completed. IDEAL-VGI was a tandem project in cooperation with Begüm Demir from the TU Berlin and was conducted under the umbrella of the VGIscience Second Phase Projects which ran from 2020 to 2022. VGIscience received funding as a Priority Programme by […]

15.02.2024 15:33
HeiGIT International Postdoctoral Fellowships for GIScience Research for Climate Action

Dear Postdoctoral Scholars and Researchers, You are a highly motivated researcher who loves spatial data science and open geodata? You want to use your expertise for the benefit of society and the environment – in particular stimulating Climate Action or enhancing Humanitarian Aid related to Climate Resilience? You want to improve the availability and quality […]

14.02.2024 16:27
GeoAI4Water 2 Applies Deep Learning to Detect Critical Infrastructure for Disaster Planning

Context During natural disasters and other catastrophic events, quickly identifying and distributing resources is essential. Even a brief delay in evacuating residents or sourcing water can significantly hamper relief efforts and prevent effective disaster management. The HeiGIT and GIScience teams have been actively designing tools to assist in disaster preparation and response, from working with partners to build community resilience to activating our disaster […]

30.01.2024 16:02
Mapathon on February 7th

The first Mapathon this year will be on February 7th. When: Wednesday, 07.02.2024, at 7 p.m. Where: Berliner Straße 48, Hörsaal After a short introduction into the region and subject of this mapping task, you will also get instructions how to map. The Mapathon will be a collaboration with the German Red Cross (GRC) and […]

29.01.2024 17:03
Analyzing the Changesets of OSM Newcomers

A new rate limit is introduced The OpenStreetMap (OSM) API recently introduced a rate limit, which is designed to limit the impact of a particular kind of map vandalism: new users signing up and mass editing OSM data, e.g. by deleting many thousand OSM objects or removing particular tags for a large number of OSM […]

24.01.2024 14:29
Spotlight on HeiGIT’s FOSSGIS 2024 Presentations

We’re thrilled to share some exciting news – our colleagues Julian Psotta and Benjamin Herfort are set to deliver talks at FOSSGIS 2024 in Hamburg, Germany! Julian Psotta will be presenting the openrouteservice project together with the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG). Their joint talk “From openrouteservice to RoutingPlus – Insights into a […]

23.01.2024 16:04
Advancing Climate Action: HeiGIT’s New Climate Action Team

HeiGIT is embarking on an initiative to address one of the most critical challenges of our time — climate change. We are proud to announce the commencement of the Climate Action Readiness Initiatives funded by the Klaus-Tschira Stiftung. These initiatives aim to bridge the gap between knowledge and action by providing decision-makers, citizens, and active […]

18.01.2024 15:45
GeoPrompt – Revolutionizing Navigation and Beyond: HeiGIT’s Innovative Web Application Powered by ChatGPT

Introduction In an era where technology continuously reshapes our world, the fusion of artificial intelligence and geospatial data offers exciting possibilities. HeiGIT (Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology), a pioneering research organization, has unveiled a novel web application that not only simplifies navigation but also empowers users to access a wealth of location-based data. This proof-of-concept […]

17.01.2024 14:45
VirtuaLearn3D: New Preprint

We have published a preprint of our recent work in the VirtuaLearn3D project! Deep learning with simulated laser scanning data for 3D point cloud classification Esmorís, A.M., Weiser, H., Winiwarter, L., Cabaleiro, J.C. & Höfle, B. (2024) Laser scanning is an active remote sensing technique to acquire state-of-the-art spatial measurements in the form of 3D […]

16.01.2024 15:42
‘Waterproofing Data’ Project wins ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2023

The “Waterproofing Data” project has won the ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2023 in the category “Outstanding Societal Impact” for helping to protect residents of flood-prone areas in Brazil. In 2018, Joao Porto de Albuquerque from the University of Glasgow initiated the project in which HeiGIT is also involved. The main goal of this project is […]

15.01.2024 16:55
OQT for Food Environments

HeiGIT and the Amsterdam University Medical Centers (UMC) partnered up to investigate food environments through the lens of OpenStreetMap (OSM) data. UMC analyses how exposure to different categories of food related retailers affects health matters. The assumption is that the distance to retailers of a certain category, as well as the number of these retailers, […]

GIScience Teamfotos
GIScience Team

GIScience-Team (Aufnahme nach einem Jour-Fixe-Meeting in 2017)

GIScience Team

GIScience-Team (Aufnahme nach einem Jour-Fixe-Meeting in 2014)

GIScience Team

GIScience-Team bei einem Retreat in Trifels-Annweiler im Februar 2013

GIScience Team

GIScience-Team (Aufnahme nach einem Jour-Fixe-Meeting in 2012)

In Memoriam Peter Meusburger
Peter Meusburger

Am 18. Dezember 2017 starb viel zu früh Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. Peter Meusburger. Wir trauern um einen großen Wissenschaftler, Lehrer und geschätzten Kollegen. Mitte der 90er etablierte er den ersten GIS-Pool an der Universität Heidelberg und startete GIS-bezogene Forschungsaktivitäten. Wir werden Ihn nicht vergessen. (Trauermeldung der Universität)

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