GIScience at Fachaustausch Geoinformation 2016

On November 24th, “Fachaustausch Geoinformation“, a networking  event  for professionals in the geodata and geoinformation domain, took place in Heidelberg. It is organised every year by GeoNet.MRN, bringing together people, companies and institutions from the Rhein-Neckar region and beyond who are active in GIS, geoinformatics and GIScience. As in previous yeas, the GIScience research group at Heidelberg University contributed to the event in various ways. We presented current projects and new research in the foyer of the Print Media Academy, sparking conversations and discussions with visitors from the industry, and from municipalities and research institutions. Jun.-Prof. Bernhard Höfle hosted one of the event’s sessions, with talks about current developments in 3D data acquisition and geodata management. Melanie Eckle gave a talk on the use of user-generated data (especially OpenStreetmap data) in flood risk management and emergency planning with OpenFloodRiskMap. Numerous members of our research group took part in the event, using the chance to talk to people with different backgrounds and perspectives.