Month: January 2018

  • CFP: VGI-ALIVE Workshop at AGILE 2018, Lund, Sweden

    VGI-ALIVE – AnaLysis, Integration, Vision, Engagement Tuesday 12th June 2018, Lund, Sweden, Workshop at AGILE 2018 Introduction to the VGI-ALIVE Workshop The steady rise of data volume shared on already established and new Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and social media platforms calls for advanced analysis methods of user contribution patterns, leads to continued challenges in data fusion, and […]

  • 14. Modellierungstag Rhein-Neckar am 1. Februar 2018

    1. Februar 2018 – 14:00 Uhr Mathematikon Im Neuenheimer Feld 205 Konferenzraum 5. Etage 69120 Heidelberg Der Modellierungstag Rhein-Neckar eröffnet Praktikern und Wissenschaftlern die Gelegenheit, Innovationen zur Diskussion zu stellen, Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede der verwendeten Modellierungsansätze herauszuarbeiten und den gegenseitigen Erfahrungsaustausch zu pflegen. Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier: Programm 14:00 Michael Winckler (IWR, Universität […]

  • ECSA Webinar on #citizenscience for monitoring urban landscape dynamics with GIScience Heidelberg

    Join the next ECSA webinar on “Citizen Science for monitoring urban landscape dynamics”! The European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) will host a webinar on the topic of “Citizen Science for monitoring urban landscape dynamics”. The webinar will include two talks: Assessing urban green space in Vienna (by Gebhard Banko and Barbara Birli from the Austrian Environmental […]

  • Highly Cited Paper in Geosciences: Eitel, Höfle et al. (2016)

    Point clouds and our 3DGeo research in Heidelberg are going beyond 3D, such as the new research project Auto3Dscapes. A detailed analysis of this research frontier has been published in Eitel, Höfle et al. (2016): Beyond 3-D: The new spectrum of lidar applications for earth and ecological sciences. The paper has just become a highly […]

  • Colloquium Presentation on Delineating and Describing Landscapes and Landform Elements (Prof. Ross Purves)

    we cordially invite everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk Delineating and describing landscapes and landform elements: challenges and novel methodological approaches Prof. Dr. Ross Purves Head of Geocomputation Unit, Department of Geography, University of Zurich Time and date: Mon, January 29, 2:15 pm Venue: INF 348, Room 015, Department of Geography, Heidelberg University […]

  • Open Position: Software Developer Geoinformation Technology
, Heidelberg

    Open Position: Software Developer (Web) Geoinformation Technology
 (OSM) Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) and GIScience Research Group In the context of research projects at HeiGIT and the GIScience Research Group we offer the position of a Software Developer Geoinformation Technology in Heidelberg (full-time or part-time). Depending on your experience the tasks are related to […]

  • ORS NEWS: more frequent updates, new GPX response, snapping tolerance

    Updating the ORS routing graph… frequently! We’re very happy to announce two more important core features for our services: Weekly OSM planet.pbf update! md5 checksum included in response! How old is the OpenStreetMap planet file which was used to build the openrouteservice road network? This is a question many of you have asked over the past. To […]

  • Colloquium Presentation on Context-Aware Movement Analysis (Dr. Mohammad Sharif)

    we cordially invite everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk Context-Aware Movement Analysis: An Application to Similarity Search of Trajectories Dr. Mohammad Sharif Department of Geographic Information Systems, Faculty of Geomatics Engineering, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran Time and date: Mon, January 22, 2:15 pm Venue: INF 348, Room 015, Department […]

  • + Remote Sensing = New conterminous land use data set for Germany released – filling gaps in OSM through machine learning

    Land use data created by humans (OSM) was fused with satellite remote sensing data, resulting in a conterminous land use data set without gaps. The first version is now available for all Germany at When human input (OSM data) was absent a machine generated missing land use information learning from human inputs and using […]

  • Love Maths? – GIScience HD visits “MatheLiebe” Exhibition Heidelberg

    This week the GIScience research group Heidelberg and HeiGIT visited the exhibition “MatheLiebe” in Heidelberg. The exhibition demonstrates that: • Mathematics is understandable not only for scientists, but for everyone, • that mathematics is interesting and useful and full of exciting surprises, • and that mathematics is important for technological progress and for our everyday […]

  • New OpenRouteService Matrix API to speed up batch routing calculations

    Admittedly, the OpenRouteService Matrix API is anything but new. Already implemented in mid 2017, it’s been soaring to high demand by numerous clients across the globe ever since. Finally we want to give it the credit it deserves. The ORS Matrix API is the precursor to solve important problems like the traveling salesman problem and even more […]

  • Context-Based Classification of Urban Blocks According to Their Built-up Structure

    A recently published paper presents an approach for classifying urban blocks according to their built-up structure based on high-resolution spaceborne InSAR images. Most attributes considered in the classification describe the geometric structure and spatial disposition of the polygon and line features extracted from each block. The feature extraction is carried out on two intensity images […]