Katharina Anders

Im Neuenheimer Feld 368
Room 104
69120 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 54-5548

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Katharina Anders

Katharina Anders is a PhD student in the 3DGeo Research Group and in the Forensic Computational Geometry Laboratory (FCGL) within the Heidelberg Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational Methods for the Sciences (HGS MathComp) at the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR).

Research Interests:
  • 3D geodata processing and geoinformation extraction
  • Method development for 4D geospatial point clouds
  • Geographic analysis of multitemporal point clouds and LiDAR time series

... for understanding the spatial and temporal dimensions of landscape dynamics (press release)


4D Objects-By-Change  –  Change Analysis of Natural Surfaces using 3D Time Series
Auto3Dscapes  –  Autonomous 3D Earth Observation of Dynamic Landscapes
E-TRAINEE  –  E-learning course on Time Series Analysis in Remote Sensing
HELIOS++  –  Heidelberg LiDAR Operations Simulator
3D Micro-Mapping  –  Crowdsourcing to Support 3D Point Cloud Analysis


Journal Articles

  • Anders, K., Winiwarter, L., Mara, H., Lindenbergh, R., Vos, S. E., Höfle B. (2021). Fully automatic spatiotemporal segmentation of 3D LiDAR time series for the extraction of natural surface changes. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 173, pp. 297-308. DOI: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2021.01.015.
  • Ulrich, V., Williams, J.G., Zahs, V., Anders, K., Hecht, S., Höfle, B. (2021): Measurement of rock glacier surface change over different timescales using terrestrial laser scanning point clouds. Earth Surface Dynamics, 9, pp. 19-28. DOI: 10.5194/esurf-9-19-2021.
  • Williams, J.G., Anders, K., Winiwarter, L., Zahs, V., Höfle, B. (2021): Multi-directional change detection between point clouds. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 172, pp. 95-113. DOI: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2020.12.002.
  • Winiwarter, L., Anders, K., Höfle, B. (2021): M3C2-EP: Pushing the limits of 3D topographic point cloud change detection by error propagation. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 178, pp. 240–258. DOI: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2021.06.011
  • Anders, K., Marx, S., Boike, J., Herfort, B., Wilcox, E.J., Langer, M., Marsh, P., & Höfle, B. (2020): Multitemporal Terrestrial Laser Scanning Point Clouds for Thaw Subsidence Observation at Arctic Permafrost Monitoring Sites. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 45(7), pp. 1589-1600. DOI: 10.1002/esp.4833
  • Anders, K., Winiwarter, L., Lindenbergh, R., Williams, J.G., Vos, S.E., & Höfle, B. (2020): 4D objects-by-change: Spatiotemporal segmentation of geomorphic surface change from LiDAR time series. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 159, pp. 352-363. DOI: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2019.11.025
  • Antonova, S., Thiel, C., Höfle, B., Anders, K., Helm, V., Zwieback, S., Marx, S., & Boike, J. (2019): Estimating tree height from TanDEM-X data at the northwestern Canadian treeline. Remote Sensing of Environment, 231, DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2019.111251
  • Boike, J., Nitzbon, J., Anders, K., Grigoriev, M., Bolshiyanov, D., Langer, M., Lange, S., Bornemann, N., Morgenstern, A., Schreiber, P., Wille, C., Chadburn, S., Gouttevin, I., Burke, E., & Kutzbach, L. (2019): A 16-year record (2002–2017) of permafrost, active-layer, and meteorological conditions at the Samoylov Island Arctic permafrost research site, Lena River delta, northern Siberia: an opportunity to validate remote-sensing data and land surface, snow, and permafrost models. Earth System Science Data, 11(1), pp. 261-299. DOI: 10.5194/essd-11-261-2019.
  • Ghamisi, P., Rasti, B., Yokoya, N., Wang, Q., Höfle, B., Bruzzone, L., Bovolo, F., Chi, M., Anders, K., Gloaguen, R., Atkinson, P.M., & Benediktsson, J.A. (2019): Multisource and Multitemporal Data Fusion in Remote Sensing: A Comprehensive Review of the State of the Art. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine, 7(1), pp. 6-39. DOI: 10.1109/MGRS.2018.2890023.
  • Zahs, V., Hämmerle, M., Anders, K., Hecht, S., Sailer, R., Rutzinger, M., Williams, J.G., & Höfle, B. (2019): Multi‐temporal 3D point cloud‐based quantification and analysis of geomorphological activity at an alpine rock glacier using airborne and terrestrial LiDAR. Permafrost and Periglacial Process, 2019, pp. 1– 17. DOI: 10.1002/ppp.2004
  • Drews, T., Miernik, G., Anders, K., Höfle, B., Profe, J., Emmerich, A., & Bechstädt, T. (2018): Validation of fracture data recognition in rock masses by automated plane detection in 3D point clouds. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 109, pp. 19-31. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2018.06.023.
  • Marx, S., Anders, K., Antonova, S., Beck, I., Boike, J., Marsh, P., Langer, M., & Höfle, B. (2017): Terrestrial laser scanning for quantifying small-scale vertical movements of the ground surface in Arctic permafrost regions. Earth Surface Dynamics Discussions, 2017, pp. 31. DOI: 10.5194/esurf-2017-49.

Conference Papers

Further Contributions

Curriculum Vitae
  • 11/2020: Awardee of the Prize for Digital Teaching by Heidelberg University, Germany, for the course "Geoscripting with Python – Automation of Geographic Analyses" (press release)
  • 04/2019: Organization of Workshop "Spatial and Temporal Analyses of Geographic Phenomena" (STAP19), 01-04 April 2019, at the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR), Heidelberg University, Germany
  • 11/2018–01/2019: Visiting Scholar in the Geoscience & Remote Sensing Department at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • 04/2018–02/2019: Fellow of the HCE-Zukunftskolleg, Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE), Heidelberg University, Germany
  • 01/2018–02/2019: Speaker of the HGS MathComp Doctoral Fellows, Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR), Heidelberg University, Germany
  • since 12/2017: PhD Student in the 3DGeo Research Group and the FCGL within HGS MathComp at the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR), Heidelberg University, Germany
  • 10/2017: Master of Science in Geography (Major in Geoinformatics), Heidelberg University, Germany
  • 08/2017–10/2017: Student Assistant in the Periglacial Research Department at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Potsdam, Germany
  • 03/2016–06/2016: Intern in the Geo-Intelligence division at Airbus Defence & Space Geo, Potsdam, Germany
  • 10/2015–11/2017: Student Assistant in the 3DGeo Research Group, GIScience, Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University, Germany
  • 10/2014: Bachelor of Science in Geography, Heidelberg University, Germany
  • 05/2014–06/2017: Student Assistant at geomer GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany
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