• Transdisciplinary study on climate change adaptation featured in Heidelberg University Newsroom

    No place for climate change: A recent transdisciplinary study on the viability of public spaces in cities under increasing heat was featured in the official Heidelberg University Newsroom (English version here). The study has been conducted by a Heidelberg research team led by Dr. Kathrin Foshag and investigated the heat stress in selected urban squares […]

  • No place for climate change

    Transdisciplinary study on climate change adaptation of urban squares Climate change is not only taking place on distant continents or far into the future, but here and now. In Germany, too, the temperature is rising – and even faster than the global average – and the number of hot days is increasing. Especially in cities, […]

  • Follow-up BMBF/MOST project “ER3DS” meeting at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan

    Within the BMBF-funded project ER3DS (Emission Reduction in Smart Cities Using 3D Spatial Sensing and Analysis) a second workshop and exchange visit was organized and hosted by the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Tainan, Taiwan, from 16 September to 19 September 2019. The first day included two lectures at the Dept. of Geomatics (Prof. […]

  • Kick-off meeting of BMBF/MOST project “ER3DS” at Heidelberg University

    On Tuesday 26 March 2019, the 3DGeo Research Group of Prof. Bernhard Höfle and the newly founded Transdisciplinary Lab (TdLab) Geography (Dr. Nicole Aeschbach) hosted a workshop on “Emission Reduction in Smart Cities Using 3D Spatial Sensing and Analysis (ER3DS)” within the frame of the collaboration and exchange project ER3DS running from 2019 to 2020. The […]

  • ER3DS Makes Cities Smarter

    ER3DS makes cities smarter by emission reduction using 3D spatial sensing and analysis In the new project on Emission Reduction in Smart Cities Using 3D Spatial Sensing and Analysis (ER3DS) the combination of energy modeling, highly detailed 3D geographic sensing and computation will allow us to reveal a completely new picture of the current energy […]

  • Study “Multiscale analysis and reduction measures of urban carbon dioxide budget based on building energy consumption” published

    The 3D spatial data processing group had the opportunity to collaborate with the team of Prof. Tzu-Ping Lin from National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, within the frame of a study dealing with carbon emission reduction measures in urban environments. One option of reducing carbon emission by buildings is to install photovoltaic (PV) panels in […]

  • Two new tools provided on GITHub: HELIOS (LiDAR simulator), VOSTOK (3D solar potential calculation)

    On the GIScience GITHub, two new tools are now available: The Heidelberg LiDAR Operations Simulator HELIOS is a software package for interactive real-time simulation and visualization of terrestrial, mobile and airborne laser scanning surveys. Own virtual scenes can be generated by combining for example terrain models with other objects (buildings, vegetation). Own scan positions as […]