GIScience / Geoinformatics Research Group
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.
Presseeinladung 18.09.2019 (PDF Link hier) Weltkonferenz für eine Freie Karte Die Macher von OpenStreetMap treffen sich in Heidelberg Universität Heidelberg und Verkehrsministerium Baden-Württemberg unterstützen Initiative Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, hochwertiges digitales Kartenmaterial muss nicht kommerziell sein. Seit mittlerweile 15 Jahren zeigen die die Macher der OpenStreetMap (OSM), dass eine [...]
Dr. Nicole Aeschbach (TdLab Geography) conceives and leads the “Students’ Workshop” within the framework of the “7th German-Japanese University Presidents’ Conference” of the HeKKSaGOn network on September 12 and 13, 2019 in Heidelberg. In this university consortium, Heidelberg University, the University of Göttingen and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have joined forces with three of [...]
We would like to invite you to contribute actively to the DGPF Annual Conference 2020 (Jahrestagung) in Stuttgart. Deadline for abstract submissions (500-1500 words) is 31 October 2019. Our Working Group for Geoinformatics is looking forward to recent research and workbench insights covering the full range of methods in geoinformatics. Go for it and submit your [...]
First of all, thanks to everybody who attended our ohsome lab on OpenStreetMap History Analysis at last weeks FOSS4G in Bucharest. Even though there were eleven (!) tracks running in parallel, and our lab was not in the same location as the program track, we had some interested participants. Their affiliation ranged from public institutions [...]
Bis zum 01.09.2019 kann die Austellung auf der MS Wissenschaft zum Thema “Künstliche Intelligenz” in Heidelberg besucht werden. Wir waren da und sind begeistert! Für die Ausstellung hat das HeiGIT gemeinsam mit dem Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung in Potsdam das Mitmach-Exponat Mensch und Maschine – Forschung im Team entwickelt.
We’re happy to announce a new version of our QGIS Plugin ORS Tools. Additionally to the core services of giving easy access to our directions, isochrone and matrix API’s, the plugin now allows users to optimize their trips via a Traveling Salesman service. The openrouteservice API’s included a Vehicle Routing Optimization Machine since quite a while, [...]
This week, the annual conference FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial) is taking place in Bucharest, Romania. The conference is organized by The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) and attracts over 1000 professionals from industry and academia each year. The HeiGIT Big Spatial Data Team will present the ohsome platform and related tools such as the [...]
The International Symposium on Platial Information Science PLATIAL’19 will be held this year at the University of Warwick in September 5-6. The programme has just been published and includes a paper from our research group about a systematic literature review about Place in the GIScience Community. As the first PLATIAL’2018 symposium held in Heidelberg 2018 the [...]
We are delighted to invite you to join a workshop on open-source routing with time-dependent restrictions, see http://giscienceblog.uni-hd.de/2019/04/17/project-tardur-starts-open-source-routing-with-time-dependent-restrictions/. The workshop is taking place on Friday before the State of the Map conference, 20th September 2019 in Heidelberg. It is free of charge and will last from 9:00 to 16:00 with a lunch break in between. Detailed [...]
How do the dynamics of surface change on a rock glacier look like over an entire summer season? And how is rockfall activity and storage and talus supply from the headwall of a rock glacier related to patterns of its movement? These and other questions are currently investigated within the AHK-4D and Geomorph4D projects of the 3DGeo [...]
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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)