GIScience Heidelberg @ Santiago de Chile

The Heidelberg Center for Latin America (HCLA) in Santiago de Chile offers a Master of Science in Governance of Risk and Resources. This cooperative venture between the Geography institutes of Heidelberg University, the Universidad Catolica de Chile and the Universidad de Chile focuses on the (political and economic) controllability of problem-driven interaction between humans and the environment.

Bernhard visited Santiago in May 2014 to give lectures on advanced tasks in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) incorporating current research topics of the GIScience Group in Heidelberg, such as Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), 3D Geodata Analysis and Automatic Geoprocessing (Geoscripting).

Furthermore, two public talks were given to present Heidelberg’s current substantial research in the realm of Neogeography:

  • May 28, 2014: Neogeography of a Digital Earth: Science meets Citizen Science at the Instituto de Geografía, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile. Press release.
  • May 30, 2014: Neogeografía de una Tierra Digital: El encuentro entre la ciencia y la cuidadania at the Departamento de Geografía de la Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo (FAU), Universidad de Chile, Chile.