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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

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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.

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Recent News:

21.07.2018 16:26
3D WebGIS: From Visualization to Analysis. An Efficient Browser-Based 3D Line-of-Sight Analysis

3D WebGIS systems have been mentioned in the literature almost since the beginning of the graphical web era in the late 1990s. The potential use of 3D WebGIS is linked to a wide range of scientific and application domains, such as planning, controlling, tracking or simulation in crisis management, military mission planning, urban information systems, [...]

20.07.2018 19:00
Coupling maximum entropy modeling with geotagged social media data to determine the geographic distribution of tourists

Modeling the geographic distribution of tourists at a tourist destination is crucial when it comes to enhancing the destination’s resilience to disasters and crises, as it enables the efficient allocation of limited resources to precise geographic locations. Seldom have existing studies explored the geographic distribution of tourists through understanding the mechanisms behind it. In a [...]

19.07.2018 09:55
Last reminder: Call for papers PLATIAL’18

Our PLATIAL’18 workshop on place-based analysis in September is approaching quickly, and so is the submission deadline. Please be aware that the call closes next week: Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 11.59 pm (CEST) Looking forward to your valuable submissions and participation!

17.07.2018 11:50
EU Sentinel 2 osmlanduse.org fusion @ Toulouse Space show

Another chapter in machine human fusion land use device narrative: new Sentinel 2 osmlanduse.org product results based on OpenStreetMap plus Sentinel 2 data plus Machine Learning were presented at ToulouseSpaceShow 2018 during a European Space Agency (ESA) Research and User Support (RUS) event. Stay tuned: The new product will soon be available for all [...]

17.07.2018 10:04
FOSS4G-Europe: Presentation about supporting personalised pedestrian and wheelchair navigation based on open source and open data in Openrouteservice

FOSS4G Europe as the European community event on free and open source gis is taking place this week July 16 to 20th, 2018 in Guimarães Portugal. A. Zipf is giving a talk about supporting personalised pedestrian routing options (like healthy and quiet routing) as well as wheelchair routing and navigation based on open source and open data. [...]

16.07.2018 15:22
HOT End of semester Mapathon and BBQ

Flood events caused serious harm in wide areas of Japan and Sri Lanka over the last couple of weeks. Heavy rain, floods and landslides occured in South West area of Japan and monsoon rains have caused severe flooding in the Kurunagala and Puttalam districts of Sri Lanka. The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) has received requests from [...]

16.07.2018 11:20
HeiGIT/GIScience@FOSS4G 2018

FOSS4G 2018 is only 42 days away and we are excited to present our Openrouteservice for Disaster Management there. Furthermore, we will provide insights on the potential of the ohsome platform for the HOT community. Check out the program for further details. We hope to see you in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, August 27 - 31th, [...]

15.07.2018 10:10
Successfull PhD Defence of GIScience Group Member Julian Bruns

Our GIScience Research Group team member Julian Bruns has recently defended his PhD at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) at the FZI in the project BigGIS. Congratulations Julian, well done! The topic of the thesis was “Robust Modeling of Spatio-Temporal Dependencies and Hot Spots” at the Institut für Informationswirtschaft und Marketing at KIT.

13.07.2018 08:28
Colloquium on Open Source Foundations for Spatial Decisions Support Systems

We cordially invite everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk The speaker is Prof. Jochen Albrecht Professor of Computational and Theoretical Geography, Hunter College, City University of New York When: Monday 16.07.2018, 2:15 pm Where: INF 348, room 015 (Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University) Open Source Foundations for Spatial Decisions Support Systems Spatial Decision Support Systems (SDSS) were a hot topic [...]

12.07.2018 10:30
AGIT30 was ohsome (and awesome)

Members of the HeiGIT team were presenting parts of our work at this years AGIT/GI_Forum conference in Salzburg, Austria (as already announced in a previous blogpost). Julian Bruns was presenting the results of a joint work with the KIT and his old employer, the FZI, which is published in the GI-Forum journal (English conference running in parallel to the AGIT), [...]

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