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.
Hello and welcome back to the How to become ohsome-blog series! We hope the new year started off well for you! If you’re new to the series, you should read our other posts in the series, as well as the posts in our ohsome Region of the month series, like this one. As already mentioned in part one of the contributions blog [...]
Job advertisement HeiGIT gGmbH You want to work for the benefit of society and the environment? HeiGIT wants to improve the availability and quality of geospatial data and further develop geoinformation technologies used for open, non-profit applications in the field of sustainability, mobility and humanitarian aid. Help us to reach these goals with your know-how and [...]
Du willst Deine Management- und Forschungsexpertise zum Wohle der Gesellschaft und Umwelt einsetzen? Du willst HeiGIT dabei unterstützen die Verfügbarkeit und Qualität von Geodaten zu verbessern und Geoinformatik-Methoden weiterzuentwickeln, die für offene, gemeinnützige Anwendungen im Bereich Nachhaltigkeit, Mobilität und humanitäre Hilfe eingesetzt werden? Das ist unsere Mission! Die HeiGIT gGmbH ist ein forschungsorientiertes, gemeinnütziges Start-up mit [...]
Job advertisement HeiGIT gGmbH Do you want to use your machine learning expertise for the benefit of society and the environment? Do you want to improve the availability and quality of geospatial data and further develop geoinformatics methods used for open, non-profit applications in the field of sustainability, mobility and humanitarian aid? That’s our mission too! HeiGIT [...]
You are interested in contributing to research and development to support decision making in the field of sustainability, mobility and humanitarian aid? You want to achieve a better society and environment by improving open geoinformation and geoinformation technology? Help us to accomplish this through open geoinformation, open methods, open software and close collaboration with our [...]
Welcome back to our blog post series How to become ohsome, where you get short and simple explanations on how you can become ohsome yourself! This time, it’s all about our new endpoints, which enable you to track which contributions have been made with respect to a pre-defined region and time period. To explain the usage of the [...]
While 2021 hasn’t been an easy year, we still managed to accomplish a lot! Thank you for your continued support, your contributions, and your interest in our work. The team at HeiGIT and GIScience Heidelberg wishes you and your friends and family a Merry Christmas and restful holidays! Despite the circumstances, we hope that you get [...]
Just a couple of days ago, on December 16th, large area of the Philippines were hit by Typhoon Rai (local name Odette). The typhoon not only caused vast destruction but also hit many of the communities that already suffered most since the outbreak of COVID-19 (also see Emergency Appeal IFRC). In order to provide [...]
Du willst Deine Machine Learning Kompetenz zum Wohle der Gesellschaft und Umwelt einsetzen? Du willst die Verfügbarkeit und Qualität von Geodaten verbessern und geoinformatische Methoden weiterentwickeln, die für offene, gemeinnützige Anwendungen im Bereich Nachhaltigkeit, Mobilität und humanitäre Hilfe eingesetzt werden? Das ist auch unsere Mission! Die HeiGIT gGmbH ist ein forschungsorientiertes, gemeinnütziges Start-up mit den Zielen [...]
Check out our new paper presenting a novel approach (correspondence-driven plane-based M3C2) to lower the uncertainty in 3D topographic change quantification (get free access here until 2 February 2022) Zahs, V., Winiwarter, L., Anders, K., Williams, J.G., Rutzinger, M. & Höfle, B. (2022): Correspondence-driven plane-based M3C2 for lower uncertainty in 3D topographic change quantification. ISPRS Journal [...]
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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)