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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
 
Memberships
Humanitarian
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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.

20.01.2020 18:28
Invitation to GIScience colloquium talks related to Humanitarian Aid

We are happy to annouce two higly interesting upcomming presentations in the GIScience colloquium in the next weeks. Everybody interested is invited to join the presentations and the discussion afterwards. The use of geoinformatics at the German Red Cross Katharina Lorenz, DRK e.V. ‑ Generalsekretariat, Berlin Mon, January 27, 2.15 pm (Lecture Hall (room 015), Im Neuenheimer Feld [...]

15.01.2020 17:39
Disaster monitoring with Openrouteservice, example from UN Pulse Lab Jarkarta

Recently the UN Pulse Lab Jakarta has developed a disaster monitoring WebApp called the MIND/DisasterMon platform. According to UN Pulse Lab the objective of the MIND/DisasterMon platform is to try to answer questions related to Disaster Monitoring and emergency response by looking into various sources of data and information from open data platform and social media. The [...]

13.01.2020 17:25
Impact of aquisition patterns on tree model estimation from UAV LiDAR

In close collaboration with the 3DGeo Research Group, Moritz Bruggisser of the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation (RG Photogrammetry) presented his current research progress on the impact of acquisition patterns on the robustness and accuracy of tree models derived from UAV LiDAR for forest dynamic studies. His work fits well into the scope of the SYSSIFOSS [...]

13.01.2020 08:30
NASA uses Openrouteservice for study on disaster response times

According to a recent post by NASA, researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, calculated the time that could have been saved if ambulance drivers and other emergency responders had near-real-time information about flooded roads, using the 2011 Southeast Asian floods as a case study. This was the first NASA study to [...]

12.01.2020 20:58
Recap: Keynote on Smart Cities

Already in October 2019 Prof. Zipf was invited to give a keynote on “User Generated Geoinformation for Smart Cities” at the “Smart Cities, Smart Data, Smart Governance” ISPRS Conference at CEPT University in Ahmedabad (known for the Gandhi-Ashram), where he also participated as speaker in the inaugural session and acted as session chair for a [...]

11.01.2020 17:17
Zusammen Wirken / Working Together: TdLab Geography

In der aktuellen Ausgabe des Forschungsmagazins „Ruperto Carola“ haben Dr. Nicole Aeschbach und Dr. Kathrin Foshag einen Artikel zur Arbeit des TdLab Geographie am Geographischen Institut der Universität Heidelberg veröffentlicht. Unter dem Titel „Zusammen Wirken. Die große Transformation“ zeigen die Leiterin und die Postdoktorandin des TdLab auf, wie transdisziplinäre (td) Ansätze einen Beitrag zur wissenschaftlichen [...]

08.01.2020 13:58
Openrouteservice v6.0 - Ganymede

We are pleased to announce the latest release of openrouteservice - version 6.0 also known as Ganymede. The main changes in this release are nestled in the backend code itself and have been performed to update the core GraphHopper library to a newer version.That said, there are also some new features in the release including alternative [...]

06.01.2020 15:35
Final call and extended deadline: CfP for a special issue of Transactions in GIS

The deadline for the Call for Papers for a special issue of Transactions of GIS on “The Geographical and Cultural Aspects of Geo-Information” had been extended to the 31 January 2020. The special issue, organized by the GIScience colleagues Dr. Tessio Novack, Dr. Michael Schultz, Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf and former colleague Dr. Yair Grinberger, [...]

28.12.2019 21:19
Seasons Greetings from GIScience Heidelberg & HeiGIT, have a great New Year 2020

Dear friends and colleagues, we wish you a relaxing and peaceful holiday season and all the very best for a happy and prosperous New Year. The most important event of this turbulent year was for us the founding of HeiGIT gGmbH as nonprofit company. Now we are looking forward to future joint activities in 2020 and beyond. your [...]

19.12.2019 14:24
Healthsites and HeiGIT establish partnership

The Global Healthsites Mapping Project (Healthsites) and the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology/ GIScience Research Group are happy to announce the now also formal cooperation. Last week, HeiGIT/ GISciences signed the Healthsites Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their strategic partnership with the main aim to support the analyses, sharing and use of baseline OpenStreetMap [...]

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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