Tag: Volunteered Geographic Information

  • Integrating Bird Observations from Community Projects and Social Media

    Environmental developments create an ever increasing need for monitoring and protection measures. These efforts are often based on digital or technical solutions like data analyses or modelling. Yet, in order to enable effective, reliable and large scale environmental monitoring and protection techniques, large information volumes are required. In a recently published paper, we analyse different […]

  • Volunteered Geographic Information research in the first decade: a narrative review of selected journal articles in GIScience

    More than 10 years have passed since the coining of the term volunteered geographic information (VGI) in 2007. A recently published article presents the results of a review of the literature concerning VGI. A total of 346 articles published in 24 international refereed journals in GIScience between 2007 and 2017 have been reviewed. The review has […]

  • New DFG project: IdealVGI – Deep Learning with OSM

    Recently a new DFG project proposal was accepted to the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg within the DFG priority programme VisVGI (Volunteered Geographic Information: Interpretation, Visualisation and Social Computing” [SPP 1894]). It is joint collaboration project together with Prof. Begüm Demir from TU Berlin. IDEAL-VGI: Information Discovery from Big Earth Observation Data Archives by Learning from […]

  • Plausible Parrots – HeiGIT’s OSHDB Supports Research in Citizen Science Data Quality

    In the GIScience research group at Heidelberg University, a recent PhD research project by Clemens Jacobs has been looking into the data quality of citizen science observations of organisms. This research aims at using geographic context as an information source for estimating the plausibility of an observation, e.g., of a bird, which was reported to […]

  • Dokumentation zur diesjährigen Fachtagung Katastrophenvorsorge ist online

    Die Fachtagung Katastrophenvorsorge wird jedes Jahr vom Deutschen Roten Kreuz organisiert, mit dem Ziel eine Dialogplattform für verschiedene Akteuren der nationalen und internationalen Katastrophenvorsorge zu schaffen. In Kooperation mit dem Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe (BBK) und dem Zentrum für satellitengestützte Kriseninformation (ZKI), haben wir vom HeiGIT den Workshop „Geodaten in der Katastrophenvorsorge“ durchgeführt. Anhand […]

  • HeiGIT/GIScience partnership with Kathmandu Living Labs

    Kathmandu Living Labs– a team of young entrepreneurs and out of the box thinkers that change the use and creation of data in Nepal. The team around Nama Budhathoki was launched in 2013 and emerged of a previous Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) program. In the scope of the OpenDRI project, the team has […]