Sino-German Workshop “Multi-dimensional Global Mapping and Services”

The Sino-German workshop on Multi-dimensional Global Mapping and Services was jointly organized by Prof. Dr. Qing Zhu at Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) and Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf at Heidelberg University. The workshop was supported by the Sino-German Center for Research Promotion, and was held in the new campus of Southwest Jiaotong University on December 2 and 3, 2014 in Chengdu, China.

The aims of the workshop were to bring together leading experts from Germany and China in the field of GIScience to exchange their research findings, experiences, as well as perspectives for the future, in further to discuss and find solution for multi-dimensional global mapping and services.
Totally, the workshop had 26 invited talks. 12 talks were given by presenters from Germany, 14 talks were given by Chinese colleagues incl. those from Hong Kong. The speakers were deliberately invited from different disciplines, such as geoinformatics & giscience, remote sensing, photogrammetry, cartography, geography, visual analytics, computer vision, and computer science. The presentations on this workshop mainly focused on global land cover, 3D city models, Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), Web GIS, web services, quality assessment, map design and visualization, data acquisition and processing, and applications. The workshop attracted many researchers and graduate students from Southwest Jiaotong University and other universities in China as well. More than 50 participants attended the workshop.