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HeiGIT
 
Address
Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology
Berliner Str. 45 (Mathematikon)
D-69120 Heidelberg
 
 
Head
 
Office
Bettina Knorr
Im Neuenheimer Feld 368
Room 108, 1. OG
D-69120 Heidelberg
knorr@uni-heidelberg.de
Tel: +49 (0) 6221 54-5560
Fax: +49 (0) 6221 54-4529
 
Core Funded by
KTS - Klaus Tschira Stiftung gemeinnützige GmbH
 

Establishing the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology

core funded by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung

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The project to establish a Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) is part of the GIScience Research Group at the Department of Geography, Heidelberg University. The objective is to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and technology from academia to practical applications and professional services. The focus lays on the analysis, refinement, enrichment and usage of big spatial data from the crowd for innovative applications and services.

We focus initially on three areas:

  • Big Spatial Data Analytics,
  • Navigation Intelligence and Location Based Services and
  • Innovative Services for Disaster Management.

Big Spatial Data Analytics Navigation Intelligence & Location Based Services
Analyses, Quality Assurance, Refinement and Utilisation of Crowdsourced Geographic Information from the Web using Data Mining and Geocomputation

Services and References
Innovative Traffic- and Mobility Solutions, Routing- and Navigation Services based on enhanced data from different sources including OpenStreetMap and the Social Web.

Services and References

Disaster Mapping – VGI for Humanitarian Support
Supporting humanitarian activities by developing up-to-date disaster maps and providing innovative GI services during catastrophes and for mitigating risk.

Services and References

Recent News:

25.02.2021 13:21
Wanna give feedback about HeiGIT services? Survey Deadline extended to 03.03.

HeiGIT wants to serve you better. Therefore we are conducting user feedback surveys regarding our various services. The Deadline has been extended to March 03rd! Take your chance! If you have ever used one of our OpenStreetMap based Online Services (or will do so now) for whatever purpose, we’d be very happy if you took the time [...]

24.02.2021 16:20
An ohsome Railway Network Visualization and Analysis

Welcome back to another #ohsome blog post written by our awesome student assistent Sarah! This time we will look at the completeness of railway network data of one specific city in OpenStreetMap, as well as its development. For this we looked at the city of Prague and its completeness of the operator [...]

22.02.2021 09:00
Humanitarian OSM Stats: How to monitor humanitarian mapping in the HOT Tasking Manager? - Part 3

Since 2010 organized humanitarian mapping has evolved as a constant and growing element of the global OpenStreetMap (OSM) community. With more than 7,000 projects in 150 countries humanitarian mapping has become a global community effort. Due to this large amount of projects, it can be difficult to get an overview on mapping [...]

15.02.2021 10:26
ISCRAM GIS Track: Deadline extended for WiP and Practitioner papers: February 21, 2021

ATTENTION!! One week deadline extension. Are you working on GIS for disaster management? Hurry up! You have until Feb, 21 to submit your WIP or Practitioner paper to GIS Track. Extended Submission deadline for WiP and Practitioner papers: February 21, 2021 - updated Track: Geospatial Technologies and Geographic Information Science for Crisis Management (GIS) https://www.drrm.fralinlifesci.vt.edu/iscram2021/files/CFP/ISCRAM2021-Track10-Geospatial_Technologies https://www.drrm.fralinlifesci.vt.edu/iscram2021/call-papers.php Track Description With crisis and [...]

13.02.2021 11:24
HeiGIT Services User Feedback Survey - only one more week!

HeiGIT wants to serve you even better. Therefore we are conducting user feedback surveys regarding our various services. If you have ever used one of our OpenStreetMap based Online Services (or will do so now) for whatever purpose, we’d be very happy if you took the time and filled out the respective survey. THANK YOU! We will [...]

11.02.2021 15:35
Hells Bells - interactive 3D view of underwater speleothems

In collaboration with the Institute of Earth Sciences at Heidelberg University, the 3DGeo group reconstructed underwater speleothems in a cave in Yucatán, Mexico. The so-called “Hells Bells” are fascinating formations in several sinkholes, at the boundary layer between fresh- and saltwater. The full 3D mesh model obtained from several thousand photographs taken by a [...]

09.02.2021 11:05
Fully automatic spatiotemporal segmentation of 3D LiDAR time series for the extraction of natural surface changes

When and where do changes occur in dynamic natural landscapes? A new method has been published that enables the automatic extraction of surface changes from entire time series of 3D point clouds. The developed method of spatiotemporal segmentation extracts changes regarding their surface change history, which makes it particularly useful for natural scenes that are [...]

08.02.2021 18:15
Introducing the Ohsome Quality analysT (OQT)

The Ohsome Quality analysT (short OQT) is the name of a new software implemented by HeiGIT that is based on the #ohsome framework. Its main purpose is to compute quality estimations on OpenStreetMap (OSM) data. Any end user such as humanitarian organisations, public administrations, as well as researchers or any other institution or party interested [...]

04.02.2021 12:32
The evolution of humanitarian mapping within the OpenStreetMap community

In the past 10 years, the collaborative maps of OpenStreetMap (OSM) have been used to support humanitarian efforts around the world as well as to fill important data gaps for implementing major development frameworks such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In a recently accepted paper we provide a comprehensive assessment of the evolution of [...]

03.02.2021 09:00
Humanitarian OSM Stats: How to monitor humanitarian mapping in the HOT Tasking Manager? - Part 2

Since 2010 organized humanitarian mapping has evolved as a constant and growing element of the global OpenStreetMap (OSM) community. With more than 7,000 projects in 150 countries humanitarian mapping has become a global community effort. Due to this large amount of projects it can be difficult to get an overview on mapping [...]

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