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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.

17.06.2018 20:30
GIScience Group Successful at the AGILE

The GIScience group attended the AGILE 2018 conference to present about a diversity of topics.  More participants than ever have attended the conference in Lund, Sweden (12–15 June 2018).  They discussed scientific topics related to the general theme of the conference, Geospatial Technologies for All. The following short papers have been presented and been published in [...]

16.06.2018 09:12
Cutting-edge 4D LiDAR research in local newspaper

This morning, the Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung (RNZ) published an article (in German) about our research on 4D LiDAR for snow cover monitoring. The angle for the article by Doris Burger is the Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus near the summit of the Zugspitze, where members of the 3DGeo recently acquired a highly temporal 3D time series dataset of [...]

15.06.2018 08:29
Colloquium on Classification of 3D Point Clouds using Deep Neural Networks

We cordially invite everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk The speaker is Lukas Winiwarter TU Wien, Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation, Research Group Photogrammetry When: Monday 18.06.2018, 2:15 pm Where: INF 348, room 015 (Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University) Classification of 3D Point Clouds using Deep Neural Networks Per-point classification (semantic labeling) is an important step in processing topographic 3D [...]

14.06.2018 16:19
Wikimedia and MSF talks @Disaster 2.0 seminar- Latest theory and practice in disaster management

How are Wikipedia/Wikimedia volunteers supporting disaster management? What role does their engagement all around open source and open data play? What are the latest developments and innovations in humanitarian contexts and how are they defined and addressed? These questions were discussed in the first block of the Disaster 2.0 seminar last week. Daniel Mietchen, Biophysicist at [...]

13.06.2018 11:40
HeiGIT/ disastermappers visit at MSF Czech Republic

HeiGIT/GIScience and disastermappers heidelberg have been in contact and collaborating with MSF CZ  over the last years already and have been supporting their work through joined Mapathons as well as MapSwipe Mapathon support. Last week members of HeiGIT/GIScience and disastermappers heidelberg visited Prague to exchange ideas and experiences and discuss potential ways to take this [...]

12.06.2018 07:43
Today VGI-ALIVE Workshop at AGILE 2018 Lund, Sweden

If you are in Lund, Sweden today you might consider joining our VGI-ALIVE Workshop at AGILE Conference 2018. The latest programme can be found here. It includes keynotes by Andrea Ballatore and Stefano Dea Sabata and a range of interesting contributions, including Enhancing Crowdsourced Classification on Human Settlements Utilizing Logistic Regression Aggregation and Intrinsic Context Factors AUTHORS: [...]

11.06.2018 11:12
Use of multi-objective optimization to assess trade-offs of urban expansion in Switzerland

One of the many unwanted side effects of urban growth is the loss of fertile soils since most citizens and villages have been founded in close proximity to fertile soils. Preserving high-quality soils however can conflict with the objective of developing compact urban patterns. A team from researches at the GIScience group, the ETH [...]

08.06.2018 08:14
Colloquium on a low-cost mini-UAV laser scanning system (Kylin Cloud)

We cordially invite everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk The speaker is Prof. Bisheng Yang State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China When: Monday 11.06.2018, 2:15 pm Where: INF 348, room 015 (Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University) A low-cost mini-UAV laser scanning system - Kylin Cloud: design and performance Mini-UAV [...]

05.06.2018 10:52
Full publication of multitemporal multisensor dataset from an Arctic permafrost research site

The multisensor datasets acquired in the three field campaigns of the PermaSAR project have recently been published on the Open Access data library PANGAEA: Anders, K., Antonova, S., Beck, I., Boike, J., Höfle, B., Langer, M., Marsh, P., Marx, S., (2018): Multisensor ground-based measurements of the permafrost thaw subsidence in the Trail Valley Creek, NWT, Canada, [...]

04.06.2018 21:45
Successful DFG VGIscience Collaborative Research Week in Heidelberg

Last week about 30 scientists from different insitutions from all across Germany came together in Heidelberg to conduct collaborative research. The research week is the result of an intense collaboration within the DFG Priority Programme VGIscience, which deals with the following topics Information Retrieval and Analysis of VGI: • information extraction (space, time, semantics) • data aggregation and [...]

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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