Geographisches Institut
Im Neuenheimer Feld 368
69120 Heidelberg
Bettina Knorr
Im Neuenheimer Feld 368
69120 Heidelberg
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Fax: +49 (0) 6221 54-4529
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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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25.07.2024 13:26
Staying Safe in the Heat: Routing App for Heidelberg

As summer temperatures soar, the health risks associated with heat stress become increasingly significant. This issue is particularly pronounced in urban areas such as Heidelberg and other cities, where dense building structures and limited green spaces exacerbate the problem. Vulnerable population groups such as the elderly, children and people with pre-existing conditions are especially susceptible […]

24.07.2024 13:20
Proactive Disaster Management: Pioneering Forecast-based Financing Across Global Challenges

Forecast-based Financing (FbF) is an innovative approach to disaster management that focuses on taking early action based on meteorological forecasts and risk assessments to mitigate the impacts of potential disasters. Instead of waiting for a disaster to strike and then responding, FbF enables preemptive measures that can significantly reduce the negative consequences on affected populations. […]

20.07.2024 08:09
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): Deep learning with simulated laser scanning data for 3D point cloud classification. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Vol. 215, pp. 192-213. DOI: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2024.06.018 3D point clouds acquired by laser scanning are invaluable for the analysis of geographic phenomena. To extract information […]

18.07.2024 13:22
GIS for Disaster Response: A Field Trial by the University of Heidelberg

Two weeks ago, as part of a seminar on GIS for Disaster Risk Reduction led by HeiGIT employees, students from Heidelberg University tested several HeiGIT services in a field test. The focus was on the following applications: openrouteservice, the disaster portal and the Sketch Map Tool. In cooperation with the THW local branch in Heidelberg, […]

16.07.2024 14:42
Our Contribution to the State of the Map Europe 2024 Conference in Łódź

This year, two of our colleagues will participate at the State of the Map Europe 2024 Conference, which will take place from July 18-21, 2024, in Łódź, Poland. The annual event is a cornerstone for the European (OpenStreetMap) OSM community, attracting developers, scientists, designers, social activists, companies and enthusiasts worldwide to enhance mapping practices and […]

12.07.2024 17:33
Enhancing school safety with openrouteservice: the digital school route planner

The OpenStreetMap (OSM) and openrouteservice (ORS) provide free geospatial data that serve a multitude of research and practical applications. OSM thrives on its community-driven approach, ensuring its data is always up-to-date and versatile. ORS takes this a step further by providing sophisticated routing services for various modes of transport, including walking, cycling, driving, and wheelchair […]

03.07.2024 14:30
OSM Landuse Data is available in HeiData

We are excited to announce that the data displayed on OSM – Landuse is now freely accessible. These data sets offer valuable insights and can be utilized for various applications. Urban planners will find the data useful for development projects and zoning regulations, while environmental researchers can study land use changes and their impact on […]

01.07.2024 17:32
HeiGIT’s 5 Years Milestone: Looking Back at our Achievements

HeiGIT is celebrating its fifth anniversary today, July 1st! To commemorate this occasion, we invite you to join us on a little walk down memory lane. As we reflect on our achievements and the milestones we have reached, we want to express our deepest gratitude to the partners, projects and people that have made our […]

27.06.2024 10:23
Reflections on the 2024 YouthMappers Leadership Fellows Workshop

The YouthMappers network recently held its 2024 Leadership Fellows Workshop, an inspiring event that brought together a top cohort of university students from around the globe. This year’s workshop, held in Bangkok, Thailand, was a dynamic seven-day program dedicated to exploring three critical Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Zero Hunger (SDG 2), Sustainable Cities and Communities […]

26.06.2024 12:36
Mapping With Communities workshop at AGILE 2024

HeiGIT and Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC) hosted a successful international workshop entitled ‘Mapping with Communities’ at the AGILE 2024 conference in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Responding to the conference theme of ‘Geographic Information Science for a Sustainable Future’ two teams facilitated activities with researchers from various European GI Science research centers. The Glasgow workshop followed the first event […]

21.06.2024 18:39
Quantifying CO2 Emissions from Land Use Changes

The role of land use changes in generating CO2 emissions is a crucial aspect in the fight against climate change. These emissions are the second-largest source of anthropogenic greenhouse gases, following energy production and usage. Given the urgent need to meet climate targets, especially the goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2040, detailed quantification of […]

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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