GIScience at Fachaustausch Geoinformation 2017

On November 23d, the 9th “Fachaustausch Geoinformation“, a yearly networking  event  for professionals in the geodata and geoinformation domain organised by GeoNet.MRN, took place in Heidelberg’s Print Media Academy. GIScience research group at Heidelberg University and HeiGIT (Heidelberg Center for Geographic Information Technology) presented current research and projects at the event’s exhibition. Theresia Bauer, Baden-Württemberg’s Minister for Science, Research, and the Arts visited our stand to learn about the Global Climate Protection Map, an interactive, map-based information source for retrieving relevant information on the topics of energy and sustainability from OpenStreetMap data. Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf gave a keynote about analysis and usage potential of free and open geodata from a Heidelberg perspective. A talk by our team member Dr. Tessio Novack presented new approaches for green and healthy routing. Many interesting discussions developed around these and other topics during this well-visited one-day event. We are very much looking forward to participating again next year.