Last week, our colleagues Franz-Benjamin Mocnik and René Westerholt participated in a summer school of the DFG priority programme on “VGI”. GIScience Heidelberg is involved in that programme by two projects, one of which is dealing with data quality issues and another one that investigates the assessment of spatial assotiations in social media data. The summer school included lectures and hands-on sessions. Franz-Benjamin Mocnik contributed a talk about OSMvis, a platform offering innovative visualization tools for OpenStreetMap data (cmp. 1). In addition, a collaboration with the Institute of Cartography of TU Dresden on the investigation of food habits by using different social media platforms was negotiated by René Westerholt.
(1) Mocnik, F.-B., Zipf, A., Raifer, M. (2017): The OpenStreetMap folksonomy and its evolution. Geo-spatial Information Science. DOI: 10.1080/10095020.2017.1368193.