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GIScience Research Group
Institute of Geography
Im Neuenheimer Feld 368
69120 Heidelberg
Germany
 
 
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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
 
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Room 108,
Office hours:
Mon–Thu, 9 am–12 noon
 
Affiliations
HCE – Heidelberg Center for the Environment

IWR – Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing
 
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GIScience / Geoinformatics Research Group

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The GIScience Research Group is engaged in innovative basic and applied research at the interface between geography and the computational sciences. We thereby focus on the investigation of user-generated geographical content (VGI, Crowdsourcing, Citizen Science), for which we develop innovative methods and analytical approaches. More specifically, our thematic focuses are on volunteered geographic information (VGI), big spatial data analytics, smart mobility and humanitarian aid, such as disaster management. Through the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT gGmbH) at Heidelberg University, we have the opportunity to translate our research work 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 formally 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.

11.05.2021 21:22
HGG-Vortrag: Afrikanische Zukünfte nach COVID-19, 18.Mai, Prof. Müller-Mahn (Bonn)

Am kommenden Dienstag 18.05.21 um 19:15 geht Prof. Dr. Detlef Müller-Mahn von der Universität Bonn in seinem Vortrag bei der Heidelberger Geographischen Gesellschaft HGG auf “Afrikanische Zukünfte nach COVID-19″ ein: Noch steckt die ganze Welt mitten in der Pandemie, aber schon jetzt stellt sich die Frage, wie es danach weitergeht. In Afrika wirkt [...]

10.05.2021 16:11
The impact of recent gully filling practices on wheat yield at the Campiña landscape in Southern Spain

The significance of gully filling practices on agricultural production has been only rarely evaluated in literature. In this study, a medium-sized catchment was selected, for being representative of the conventional farming practices on annual crops in the Campiña landscape in Southern Spain. During two wheat campaigns, an analysis of the spatial and temporal evolution of [...]

05.05.2021 13:06
Deriving indicators for Points of Interest and analyzing mixed activities in urban areas

We are pleased that our research paper “Deriving indicators for Points of Interest and analyzing mixed activities in urban areas” (Ullah, Lautenbach, Zipf 2021) has been accepted at the 12th International Symposium on the Digital Earth (ISDE) scheduled within the GI Week 2021 in Salzburg. The conference will take place from [...]

04.05.2021 15:03
Ohsome Region of the Month Building-Information Analysis

Welcome back to our blog post series ”ohsome Region of the Month” where you can find information on potential applications of the ohsome API. If you’re new to this format you can also read some of the former blog posts from this series which you can find here (about street networks), here (about railway networks) or here (about forests). This month, we’ll [...]

03.05.2021 20:52
New scholarship for PhD students from West and Central Africa doing a PhD in Geoinformatics at Heidelberg University

It is our great pleasure to inform about the new “Robert and Christine Danziger Scholarships“ for doing a PhD in Geoinformatics at Heidelberg University. Please make yourself familiar with the research topics at GIScience Heidelberg and HeiGIT (e.g. projects, papers) when suggesting potential projects for your PhD research to potential supervisors. Short facts: The Robert and Christine [...]

03.05.2021 14:28
Reminder - starting THIS week: Evaluating Two-part OSM Mapathons on Mai 05 and May 11

The project “25 Mapathons“ goes into the next phase. Based on the experience of until today 17 OSM mapathons with German Red Cross (GRC) chapter and an extensive literature review on the success of mapathons, the “25 Mapathons” team has identified several points of possible improvement in the way how mapathons are conducted in general: A [...]

02.05.2021 19:19
Die Stadt Mannheim nutzt openrouteservice für die Routenplanung in ihrem Online-Stadtplan

Seit kurzem nutzt die Stadt Mannheim openrouteservice (ORS) von HeiGIT für das Routing von Fußgängern, Fahrräder, Autos, LKW und Rollstuhlfahrern im Online-Stadtplan für die breite Öffentlichkeit, d.h. die Bürger und Besucher von Mannheim. Sie können es hier verwenden: https://www.gis-mannheim.de/mannheim/index.php?bl=wms_web_grau&service=mannheim&lt=mod_ors Dies zeigt, wie openrouteservice leicht in verschiedenste Clients und Apps integriert werden kann. Openrouteservice verwendet die freien [...]

30.04.2021 17:04
All countries of South and Southeast Asia now on Open Healthcare Access Map

It’s been a little longer than a month since we published the Open Healthcare Access Map. Last week we rolled out all countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. Today all countries of South and Southeast Asia follow. The web application is available here: https://apps.heigit.org/healthcare_access/. To get a clearer understanding of healthcare infrastructure data in OpenStreetMap, please consult this blogpost [...]

30.04.2021 00:00
UndercoverEisAgenten – “UndercoverEisAgenten” – Enabling Citizen Scientists to Monitor Permafrost Degradation

(English version below) Die Folgen des Klimawandels sind besonders stark in den höheren Breiten unseres Planeten zu spüren. Die Arktis erwärmt sich derzeit überdurchschnittlich schnell. Dies führt zum Auftauen von Permafrost (dauerhaft gefrorenen Böden) mit ernsthaften Konsequenzen für das arktische Ökosystem. Etwa ein Viertel der Landfläche in der Nördlichen Hemisphäre ist durch Permafrost gekennzeichnet. Darin sind [...]

23.04.2021 17:00
LOKI at vEGU 2021 on 26 and 29 April

Join us and many European researchers from the Earth, planetary and space sciences in the virtual European Geosciences Union (EGU) assembly from 19 to 30 April 2021! Are you interested in innovative methods and concepts applied to natural hazards? Then join our 2-minute talks on research within the LOKI project on Monday, 26 April, and Thursday, [...]

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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