Visiting Professor Joao Porto is working on Disaster Mapping 2.0

Prof. Dr. Joao Porto, a computer scientist from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil has received a grant by Heidelberg University funded through the DFG Initiative of Excellence that allows him to stay as visiting professor at the GIScience Research Group of Heidelberg University through 2014 and then returning to Heidelberg several times until 2017. His reseach will focus on “Disaster Mapping 2.0: Collaborative Geographic Information Systems for Building Resilience against Disasters“. Joao has been at the GIScience Reseach Group already in 2013 as Humboldt scholar working on similar topics (Project AGORA). He was active with our crisis mapping activities through Typhoon Yolanda, e.g. the definition of elements at risk maps from OpenStreetMap and teaches courses related to disaster mapping. We are looking forward to further fruitful discussions and research through the next years! Welcome to Heidelberg (again).
Joao Porto



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