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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.

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Recent News:

22.03.2019 11:06
Preview: Spatial Joins using the OpenStreetMap History Database OSHDB

Max is two and loves spending Monday afternoons with his Dad at the playground. Finding a suitable playground however isn’t easy, since a few criteria must be met: there should be a bench and some trees nearby to get shelter from the sun and an ice cream shop within the neighbourhood. Using the new spatial [...]

20.03.2019 21:13
Call for State of the Map 2019 academic track is open

The call for State of the Map 2019 (SOTM) academic track is now open until: 10th May 2019. Read more: https://2019.stateofthemap.org/calls/academic/ tl;dr Please read the submission guidelines and submit your presentation proposal before May 10 to the submission form. This year’s State of the Map conference in Heidelberg will again feature a full day Academic Track session. Following on from the [...]

18.03.2019 09:36
GIScience at Kinderuni

A GIScience Heidelberg team (Melanie Eckle, Katharina Przybill, Vivien Zahs, Martin Hilljegerdes and Sven Lautenbach) takes part in the Kinderuni 2019 coming Saturday. Our aim is to introduce giscience methods in a playful and hands-on way to the participating kids. We will introduce remote mapping, 3d pointclouds and much more in a scavenger hunt - [...]

15.03.2019 14:03
openrouteservice Io

openrouteservice Io is here! The openrouteservice from HeiGIT has just had its latest update, and we want to introduce you to Io (version 5.0). This new version brings something that has been a while in the making and will make things a lot easier when it comes to requesting information from the openrouteservice - a new [...]

13.03.2019 16:52
Global analyses are ohsome

We, the Big Spatial Data Analytics Group at HeiGIT have ohsome news to share: From now on, you can send your requests to our global ohsome API instance. So far, we’ve had a public instance for Nepal and Germany, but now you can analyse OSM’s history globally. Additionally to the API, we also have a global dashboard instance. You choose any country, [...]

11.03.2019 18:01
Neues mFUND Project: Temporal Access Restrictions for Dynamic Ultra-Flexible Routing - TARDUR

Problemstellung Bis dato wird eine wichtige Eigenschaft infrastruktureller Straßennetzdaten wie OSM in noch keiner frei verfügbaren Routing Anwendung voll ausgenutzt: zeitliche Restriktionen auf Straßen und Wegen, wie etwa tageszeit- oder saisonale Fahrbahnbeschränkungen. Dies ist unter anderem für Transport-Logistik-Firmen für ein effizientes Flottenmanagement (z.B. zeitlich variable Fahrverbote für Lastkraftwagen) von Bedeutung, aber auch im Hinblick auf eine Zukunft [...]

10.03.2019 15:55
The influence of the OSM mappers’ cultural backgrounds on their mapping behavior

In order to analyze the quality of OSM data, a study at GIScience Heidelberg investigated the influence of the mappers’ cultural backgrounds on their mapping behavior and hence questioned the general validity of semantic (street) classifications in OSM. Nepal was hit by a series of earthquakes in April 2015. The OSM community quickly reacted by organizing [...]

09.03.2019 17:50
Brand new 3DGeo logo!

The 3DGeo research group has now a brand new 3DGeo logo! The logo is one result of our recent retreat to Lochau. And here it is: The creative “o” represents the process from raw 3D data via various data models to real-world phenomena - or vice versa. Isn’t that cool? Check out the logo on [...]

07.03.2019 13:45
Analysing semantic associations in VGI data

Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) such as OpenStreetMap (OSM) can be a rich resource for many applications. Therefor VGI-projects have to mitigate between the requirements of the the volunteers and the machines. On the one hand, the data format should be simple and general in order to make contributing to the project easy for the volunteers. [...]

07.03.2019 09:19
Empower Humanitarian Mapping with Deep Neural Networks to Detect Human Settlements

Recently, earth observation by satellites has shown great capability in supporting a range of challenges such as disaster assessment, agriculture monitoring, and humanitarian mapping. MapSwipe, as a humanitarian mapping app, provides a crowdsourcing platform to collect volunteered geographical information (VGI), in order to generate the demanding base map of human settlements for better planning of [...]

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