GIScience / Geoinformatics Research Group
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.
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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In Memoriam 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)