Tag: HistoricGIS

  • Successfull PhD defence by Michael Auer on 3D WebGIS

    Last month Dr. Michael Auer successfully defended his PhD on Advancing 3D WebGIS – browser-based Methods for Visualization and Analysis and their Integration in Virtual Research Environments in the Context of Cultural Heritage . We congratulate cordially! We are happy to have Michael with us as in the Big Spatial Data Analytics team of HeiGIT […]

  • HeiGIT auf der CeBIT: Smarte Geodienste für Smart Cities

    Zusammen mit Heidelberg Mobil International (HDMI) wird das neue „Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology“ (HeiGIT) dieses Jahr erstmalig auf der CeBIT in Hannover auf dem Smart City Forum vertreten sein. Dabei stehen ortsbasierte Dienste zur Navigation unter Berücksichtigung vielfältiger Anforderungen im Fokus. Wir zeigen das Potenzial nutzer-generierter OpenStreetMap-Daten und innovativer Geoinformationstechnologien für Smart City-Anwendungen, und […]

  • New HistOSM 2 released

    For all people who are interested in historic features of the OpenStreetMap dataset a complete new worldwide map service has been published. It is extending the original old HistOSM (*) from 2009 considerably. http://histosm.org/ As of October 2016 you can find 638.284 objects that were tagged ‘historic’ all over the world. The range of object […]

  • GIScience 4 Cultural Heritage

    The GIScience Research Group @ Heidelberg University recently joined the Heidelberg Center for Cultural Heritage HCCH. The HCCH is bundling the existing competencies at Heidelberg University in basic research on cultural legacies of past and present societies . The application of results of disciplinary and interdisciplinary basic research on the analysis, documentation, development, maintenance, museum […]

  • First MayaArch3D Status Workshop in Heidelberg

    This Monday and Tuesday the first yearly Status Workshop within the collaborative BMBF Project MayaArch3D “A Web-based 3D-GIS for the Analysis of the Archaeology of Copan, Honduras” has taken place at Heidelberg University with the team members from the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg, the German Archeological Institute (DAI) and the Foundacio Bruno Kessler (FBK). The […]

  • Challenging the difficulties of automated georeferencing in Historic GIS

    Here you find an article about Quality control at Orbis Latinus Online (OLO), which provides coordinates to Latin places in the standard reference Orbis Latinus. The system developed in the RIgeo.Net project combines several databases, like OpenStreetMap, Yahoo Maps, the in-house tool GeoTWAIN and especially the Getty Thesaurus of Geographical Names, which allow multilingual search […]

  • Historic ship routes in GIS

    In our work with historians at Heidelberg University the historic routes of ships are becoming more and more important. The new project on the Lloyds’s List in the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in Context” is dealing with such issues and first work is carried out with the partners in our RIgeo.net project. Here […]