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GIScience Research Group
Institute of Geography
Im Neuenheimer Feld 368
69120 Heidelberg
Germany
 
 
Secretary
Bettina Knorr
Im Neuenheimer Feld 368
69120 Heidelberg
Germany
 
Contact
knorr@uni-heidelberg.de
Phone: +49 (0) 6221 54-5560
Fax: +49 (0) 6221 54-4529
 
Visitor information
Room 108,
Office hours:
Mon–Thu, 9 am–12 noon
 
Affiliations
HCE – Heidelberg Center for the Environment
IWR – Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing
HCCH – Heidelberg Center for Cultural Heritage
 
Memberships
Humanitarian
OpenStreetMap
missing maps
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GIScience / Geoinformatics Research Group

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As part of the Institute of Geography, the GIScience Research Group is engaged in innovative applied and basic research at the interface between geography and the computational sciences. We thereby focus on the investigation of user-generated geographical content, for which we develop state-of-the-art methods and analytical approaches. More specifically, our thematic focuses are on volunteered geographic information (VGI), big spatial data analytics and disaster management. Through the “Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology” (HeiGIT), which is supported by the Klaus Tschira Foundation, we have the opportunity to translate our theoretical work directly into practical solutions. In addition, we support our institute's study programmes in geography with numerous courses on relevant GI methods that allow our students to specialize in geoinformatics.

Please note our vacancies.

Latest News

News from our daily work can be found at giscienceblog.uni-hd.de (also available as RSS-Feed). You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date.

21.09.2018 10:00
How big is OSM? Estimating the size of OpenStreetMap’s history

In this blog post we report a small study on the size of the OpenStreetMap history data set, which we carried out in the context of developing the OSHDB. We estimated the size of OSM’s history in terms of raw data as it would be represented in a systems programming language [...]

20.09.2018 11:07
Mamapa goes Ludwigshafen - join us today

Heute Abend stellen Robert Danziger (Mamapa) und Melanie Eckle (disastermappers heidelberg/ HeiGIT) in Ludwigshafen das Mamapa Projekt vor. Zudem erläutern sie die Potenziale von OpenStreetMap (OSM) und illustrieren, wie OSM eingesetzt und wie zu OSM beigetragen werden kann. Donnerstag, 20. September 2018, 18.00 Uhr Zentralbibliothek Schulungsraum Weitere Informationen hier und unter 0621 504-3533, der Eintritt ist frei. Wer mehr über das Mamapa Projekt [...]

18.09.2018 13:08
Openrouteservice.org at INTERGEO 2018

We are happy to announce that we are going to be part of INTERGEO 2018 in Frankfurt this year. This event being the “global hub of the geospatial community” has quite something to offer with hundreds and hundreds of innovative companies showcasing their products and visions. We are joining up with the Federal Agency for Cartography [...]

18.09.2018 06:42
CALL FOR PAPERS: GIS track of ISCRAM 2019, 16th. International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, Valencia Spain

Call for papers ISCRAM is a forum where researchers and practitioners from all around the world meet every year to share experiences and raise challenges in all the aspects related to the design, development, and use of information systems to improve the management of crisis and disaster situations. The 16th International Conference [...]

14.09.2018 12:33
Missing Maps Gathering, FOSS4G and HOT Summit 2018 in Dar es Salaam

As previously announced, Sabrina Marx and Melanie Eckle recently visited Dar es Salaam to attend the Missing Maps Members Gathering and to join the FOSS4G and HOT Summit community for their joint annual gatherings. The Missing Maps Members Gathering was the first side event of the conference week. Likewise to previous years, the Missing Maps members [...]

13.09.2018 11:29
Workshop at the ‘Fachtagung Katastrophenvorsorge’

Only two days left to register for the Fachtagung Katastrophenvorsorge in Berlin, 22. - 23. October 2018. Join our workshop on Geoninformation & Disaster Prepardness, which we are running together with the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR). The Symposium is organized by the German Red [...]

11.09.2018 09:00
Capturing Flood Risk Perception via Sketch Maps

The flood risk perception of people living in areas at risk can be a valuable source of information for mitigation and preparedness within disaster management. We apply a method based on sketch maps and questionnaires to capture this flood risk perception during case studies in Santiago de Chile. Results of our study can be found [...]

10.09.2018 20:54
Call for Participation: PLATIAL’18 Heidelberg - WORKSHOP ON PLATIAL ANALYSIS - 20/21.September 2018

Dear colleagues, Time is flying and the PLATIAL’18 workshop is getting closer and closer! Next week we are looking forward to an interesting and varied programme of talks in Heidelberg. They will discuss place-related topics ranging from philosophical questions to [...]

08.09.2018 17:42
Keynote on VGI and AI for Disaster Management by Prof. Zipf at 10 Years HAUS New York

Heidelberg Alumni USA (HAUS) is the alumni initiative for all former students, lecturers, professors or staff of Heidelberg University who live or work in the US. HAUS was born in New York City, and that’s where we will celebrate the tenth anniversary the weekend of September 14-16, 2018. We hope you will be there for this [...]

05.09.2018 15:37
Analyse HOT Tasking Manager Projects with the ohsome API

Have a look at our new Jupyter notebook which provides a step-by-step introduction how to use the ohsome API. We show you how to analyse the OSM mapping efforts related to a HOT Tasking Manager project in Nepal. The analyzed project 1008 “Nepal Earthquake, 2015, IDP Camps in Kathmandu” was created by Kathmandu Living Labs [...]

Pictures of the Group
GIScience Team

GIScience team at a jour fixe meeting in 2017

GIScience Team

GIScience team at a jour fixe meeting in 2014

GIScience Team

GIScience team at a retreat at Trifels-Annweiler in February 2013

GIScience Team

GIScience team at a jour fixe meeting in June 2012

In Memoriam Peter Meusburger
Peter Meusburger

On 18 December 2017, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Peter Meusburger died far too soon. We mourn for a great scientist, teacher and colleague. In the mid 90s he implemented the first GIS pool at Heidelberg University and started GIS related research. He will not be forgotten. ((Message of the University)

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