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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
OpenStreetMap
missing maps
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OSGeo GeoForAll
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ISDE – Logo
GeoIT
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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.

18.09.2019 17:08
Pressekonferenz: State of the Map, Heidelberg 21.09.2019

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 [...]

13.09.2019 12:02
TdLab Geography contributes to HeKKSaGOn Conference

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 [...]

09.09.2019 14:15
Call for papers for DGPF Annual Conference 2020 in Stuttgart (Deadline 31 Oct 2019)

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 [...]

03.09.2019 15:10
Recap of HeiGIT @ FOSS4G 2019

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 [...]

30.08.2019 13:00
Die MS Wissenschaft ist in Heidelberg

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.

27.08.2019 08:13
New version of ORS Tools QGIS Plugin

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, [...]

26.08.2019 08:44
HeiGIT presents ohsome Lab at FOSS4G 2019 Bucharest

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 [...]

23.08.2019 17:42
Place in GIScience Paper at Platial 2019

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 [...]

20.08.2019 13:56
Interested in time-dependent routing?

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 [...]

18.08.2019 18:30
High-frequency and high-resolution monitoring of rock glacier dynamics

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 [...]

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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