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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:

09.12.2019 15:52
4D objects-by-change: Spatiotemporal segmentation of geomorphic surface change from LiDAR time series

How can surface change processes be detected and delineated in large time series of 3D point clouds? A paper on the extraction of 4D objects-by-change has just been published in the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. It presents an automatic method for 4D change analysis that includes the temporal domain by using [...]

07.12.2019 19:44
Invited talk at the Spatial Data Science Symposium 2019, Santa Barbara

The Center for Spatial Studies, Department of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara is hosting the Spatial Data Science Symposium 2019 this coming week with the title “Setting the Spatial Data Science Agenda” Over 40 selected participants will gather to discuss the future of Spatial Data Science at this expert meeting. Instead of being [...]

06.12.2019 08:59
2nd Call for Papers: special issue of Transactions in GIS on “Geographical and Cultural Aspects of Geo-Information – Issues and Solutions” (+ workshop proceedings are online)

Last June, colleagues from the GIScience group - Dr. Tessio Novack, Dr. Michael Schultz and Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf - together with Dr. Peter Mooney (Maynooth University, Ireland) and Dr. Yair Grinberger (The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel) have organized a workshop on “The Geographical and Cultural Aspects of Geo-Information: Issues and Solutions (GeoCultGIS)” as [...]

02.12.2019 07:56
5 Years Missing Maps- Achievements and future work and how to visualize the Missing Maps impact using ohsome

Happy Birthday Missing Maps! On the occasion of the recently launched Missing Maps 5 Years Birthday Blog, that also highlighted our latest Missing Maps related HeiGIT and ohsome projects, we put together an overview of our years with and within the Missing Maps. November 2014 the Missing Maps project was launched by the British and American [...]

30.11.2019 11:45
Graduate Celebration 2019

On 29 November 2019, we celebrated together with the graduates of 2018/2019 of Bachelor and Master of Science in Geography, and also School Education (Lehramt) at the ceremony in the venue of the Neue Aula of Heidelberg University. Moreover, Prof. Carl Zillich gave an interesting talk about perspectives, controversies and visions of the International [...]

28.11.2019 13:17
Becoming ohsome is simple: Adding support of simple feature types to the ohsome API

It’s been a while, since  we have published the last blog post about the awesome ohsome platform, but don’t worry, there’s always something happening of course in the spatial analytics team of HeiGIT. So here we are, back on track with enlarging your imagination on what is possible when using our OpenStreetMap history [...]

28.11.2019 11:43
disastermappers heidelberg get-together 2019: 03.Dec 2019

Hello dear friends of disaster mapping, Another busy disastermappers heidelberg year is coming to an end. After events and meetings in  Heidelberg as well as Würzburg, Kiel, Salzburg and Berlin all around the topic of disaster mapping, we want to use the start in the Advent season to get feedback on the past [...]

27.11.2019 21:42
TdLab Geographie im Klimawandel-Diskurs

An der Schnittstelle von Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft positioniert sich das TdLab Geographie in dieser Woche mit zwei Aktivitäten. Am 25.11.2019 präsentierte Dr. Nicole Aeschbach gemeinsam mit Prof. Dr. Werner Aeschbach (Institut für Umweltphysik, Universität Heidelberg) im Rahmen eines sehr gut besuchten Vortrags bei der von Students for Future und Fridays for Future Heidelberg organisierten „Public Climate [...]

27.11.2019 13:52
meinGrün Vorstellung auf geoActive Heidelberg

HeiGIT|GIScience HD beteiligt sich auch dieses Jahr am Fachaustausch geoActive (28.11.2019,  12.00 - 16.00 Uhr, halle02, Heidelberg) des GeoNet.MRN. In diesem Jahr werden wir als Teil des Open Space Konzeptes den aktuellen Stand der App meinGrün vorstellen und Informationen zu den Hintergründen des Projektes liefern. Das Projekt hat es sich als Ziel gesetzt, die Nutzung urbaner [...]

27.11.2019 07:57
Reminder: Deadline next week Fri 06.12.2019: GIS Track ISCRAM 2020 at Virginia Tech

: CALL FOR PAPERS for the GIS track at 17th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2020) May 24-27, 2020, Virginia, USA https://www.drrm.fralin.vt.edu/iscram2020/ Track: Geospatial Technologies and Geographic Information Science for Crisis Management (GIS) https://www.drrm.fralin.vt.edu/iscram2020/files/CFP/ISCRAM2020-Geospatial_Technologies_and_GIS.pdf Deadline for paper submissions: December 6, 2019 Track Description With disasters and disaster management being an “inherently spatial” problem, geospatial information and technologies have been [...]

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