Tag: Research

  • Job Opening for Postdoc / Senior Researcher on OpenStreetMap Road Quality Analysis

    If you’re on the job market or know someone who is, check out this exciting new opening at GIScience. The offer is included as text below! You are interested in enhancing methods for analyzing & improving OpenStreetMap data? You are an experienced Spatial Data Scientist innovating geoinformatics methods & workflows? You have profound hands-on experience […]

  • New “Robert and Christine Danziger PhD Scholarships“ 2022 in Geoinformatics at GIScience Heidelberg University for PhD students from Africa – DL 15.July

    It is our great pleasure to inform about the new “Robert and Christine Danziger Scholarships“ 2022 for doing a PhD in Geoinformatics at Heidelberg University. Please make yourself familiar with the research topics at GIScience Heidelberg and HeiGIT (e.g. projects, papers) when suggesting potential topics for your PhD research. Short facts: The Robert and Christine Danziger Scholarship is awarded to very […]

  • Automatic mapping of national surface water with OpenStreetMap and Sentinel-2 MSI data using deep learning

    Large-scale mapping activities can benefit from the vastly increasing availability of earth observation (EO) data, especially when combined with volunteered geographical information (VGI) using machine learning (ML). High-resolution maps of inland surface water bodies are important for water supply and natural disaster mitigation as well as for monitoring, managing, and preserving landscapes and ecosystems. In […]

  • New publication on the Impact of Community Happenings in OpenStreetMap

    Online knowledge projects such as OpenStreetMap (OSM) and Wikipedia have gained high importance, trust and even economic value. These projects and their content are maintained and enhanced by online communities that evolve around them. Yet, these communities and their members are often ignored when the respective data or knowledge is used. In a recent publication […]

  • Constraints in multi-objective optimization of land use allocation – Repair or penalize?

    Land is a spare resource so it makes sense to think about how to use it most efficiently. This leads to the problem of land use allocation under consideration of trade-offs. Multi-objective optimization algorithms are a tool quantify the trade-offs by estimating the Pareto-optimal land use allocations. Often, constraints in the solution space have to […]

  • How good can predictions from check-ins be?

    Check-in data such as provided by Foursquare is one kind of social media feeds which gained considerable interest over recent years. This interest is partly due to their high degree of semantic detail, given that users check-in at places which are categorized by a relatively well-defined taxonomy. One associated prevalent task, in research as well […]

  • Talk on OpenStreetMap data quality at University of São Paulo, Brazil

    During mid August and September, Amin Mobasheri had a short research visit to Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science (ICMC) at University of São Paulo, Brazil. Last week on 14th of September, he gave a presentation about “Open Geospatial Data Quality Assessment and Enrichment. The Case study of Routing and navigation services for people with limited […]

  • PsychoGeography Project on Television

    During the last decades, the epidemiological research has given indications that mental diseases can be related to socio-economic, as well as to environmental risk factors. In cooperation between the newly founded Psychiatric-Epidemiological Centrum (PEZ) at the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim, the GIScience Research Group (Heidelberg University) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology […]

  • Approach for Push-Based Result Transmission with Asynchronous Geospatial Processing

    Geospatial analyses are increasingly being conducted in networked environments. In such cases, geographic analyses are carried out by leveraging ressources (including geospatial algorithms) on some remote server. A user might upload some dataset onto a server, triggers some geo-computation and awaits the results. Most of such web-based geo-processing services are implementing the so called “Web […]

  • Lettering Maps by considering Basemap Detail

    If you followed our previous posts (#1, #2) concerning high quality cartographic label placement, then this post is worthy of notice. Topographic maps are arguably one of the most information-dense, yet intuitively usable, graphical artifacts produced by mankind. Cartography as science and practice has developed and collected a wealth of design principles and techniques to […]

  • LVISA release: plotting out of the map

    The LIDAR Research Group (LRG) present a new release of LVISA: plotting out of the map. Besides the 3D presentation of a selected tree, plots with respect to feature statistic as well as the comparison to corresponding tree species, family and class are now also available. Who has not heard of LVISA: LVISA is a […]

  • New Release of LVISA – Exploring 3D Point Clouds of Trees in the Web

    The LIDAR Research Group (LRG) released LVISA – a novel system for analyzing point clouds of vegetation. This system examplifies a web-based laser scanning database for the management and analysis of tree reference signatures. It combines techniques and methods of LiDAR and 3D GIScience. We present a new release of LVISA including re-designed and re-implemented […]