Month: April 2015

  • GIScience in China – Visits in Wuhan and Shanghai

    End of March and early April Prof. Alexander Zipf from GIScience Heidelberg was invited to give some lectures at the State Key Laboratory for Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS) at Wuhan University and also at the School of Surveying and Geoinformatics at Tongji University in Shanghai, China. The presentations were about […]

  • Deadline extended: RICH-VGI workshop at AGILE 2015 conference

    Dear colleagues, The deadline for submission of contributions to our AGILE workshop called RICH-VGI has been extended to April 30, 2015.  We call for short papers and extended abstracts for the Workshop: RICH-VGI: enRICHment of volunteered geographic information (VGI): Techniques, practices and current state of knowledge Workshop @ the 18th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science […]

  • CAP4Access e-Newsletter No. 2, 2015 (Part 2) – toilets, survey, crowdcrafting and news

    This is the Second Part of the CAP4Access e-Newsletter No 2. 2015. The First Part can be found here. (It needed to be splitted in two parts for technical reasons) Finding accessible toilets made easy People in wheelchairs and other people with mobility impairments must be able to find an accessible toilet when needed. What […]

  • Geo-reCAPTCHA: Crowdsourcing large amounts of geographic information from earth observation data

    With the Geo-reCAPTCHA we present a new concept for crowdsourcing of vast amounts of geoinformation by micro-mapping tasks. The paper can be downloaded free of charge (until 22 May 2015). In our study we investigated the possibilities and limitations of capturing building footprints via Geo-reCAPTCHA based on remote sensing imagery. We could analyze more than […]

  • CAP4Access e-Newsletter No. 2 – 2015 (Part 1, Geoinfo for Mobility Impaired

    CAP4Access e-Newsletter No. 2, 2015 (Part 1) First tools released + + + “Mapping parties” raise awareness for disability issues Dear Readers, The CAP4Access project has kick-started its second year by publishing first versions of a range of tools. They are intended to raise awareness about accessibility of the built environment and for providing concrete […]