Characterizing tufa barrages in relation to channel bed morphology in a small karstic river by airborne LiDAR topo-bathymetry.
|Freshwater tufas in karstic environments denote an increasingly studied high-resolution terrestrial paleoclimate archive. Tufa morphology is, among other factors, climate-driven and sedimentary facies models are developed to ascribe present day environmental conditions to constrain sedimentary [...] read more|
Direct derivation of maize plant and crop height from low-cost time-of-flight camera measurements
|In agriculture, information about the spatial distribution of crop height is valuable for applications such as biomass and yield estimation, or increasing field work efficiency in terms of fertilizing, applying pesticides, irrigation, etc. Established methods [...] read more|
Call for Abstracts for the 3rd PhD Colloquium of the DGK Section on Geoinformatics and the DGPF Working Group on Geoinformatics
|March 7, 2017, in Würzburg prior to the DGPF annual meeting
The Section on Geoinformatics (Sektion Geoinformatik) of the German Geodetic Commission (Deutsche Geodätische Kommission, DGK) and the Working Group on Geoinformatics (Arbeitskreis Geoinformatik) of the [...] read more|
Apply now: ISPRS Summer School of Alpine Research 2017: Close Range Sensing Techniques in Alpine Terrain
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The main goal of the Joint Summer School 2017 is to provide participants with innovative practical and methodological skills to characterise complex terrain and objects using close-, [...] read more
Beyond 3-D: The New Spectrum of LiDAR Applications for Earth and Ecological Sciences
|Capturing and quantifying the world in three dimensions (x,y,z) using light detection and ranging (lidar) technology drives fundamental advances in the Earth and Ecological Sciences (EES). However, additional lidar dimensions offer the possibility to transcend [...] read more|
3D data acquisition in the Ötztal Alps - Exploring 3D GIScience on the “Monster of Rock”
|Our students blogged about their field trip experience in the Alps: http://k1z.blog.uni-heidelberg.de/2016/09/12/3d-data-acquisition-in-the-otztal-alps-exploring-3d-giscience-on-the-%E2%80%9Cmonster-of-rock%E2%80%9D/ [...] read more|
Full-Waveform Airborne Laser Scanning in Vegetation Studies—A Review of Point Cloud and Waveform Features for Tree Species Classification
|In recent years, small-footprint full-waveform airborne laser scanning has become readily available and established for vegetation studies in the fields of forestry, agriculture and urban studies. Independent of the field of application and the derived [...] read more|
3D-TAIGER Summer School 2016 in Heidelberg
|From 5-7 September 2016 the GIScience Heidelberg Group hosted a summer school within the collaboration and exchange project 3D-TAIGER (Multi-Source 3D Geoinformation Extraction for Improved Management of Forest and Natural Hazards – Collaboration between TAIwan [...] read more|
Workshop on Multi-Source 3D Geoinformation Extraction for Improved Management of Forest and Natural Hazards (5 Sep 2016, 9-17h)
|Time: Monday, 5 September 2016, 09:00 – 17:00h
Venue: Seminar Room 5.104, Im Neuenheimer Feld 205, Mathematikon
No fees: Attendance of the scientific program is without costs.
Objective and Scope
The main objective of this public workshop is to [...] read more|
Using participatory geographic approaches for urban flood risk in Santiago de Chile: Insights from a governance analysis
|Studies based on information acquired by participative geographic approaches have sought to cope with emergency situations and disasters such as floods. However, the impact of these approaches to flood risk governance systems in order to [...] read more|
Video online - Multidimensional Perceptibility of Cultural Heritage (MUSIEKE)
|The official video of the research project "Multidimensional Perceptibility of Cultural Heritage (MUSIEKE)" has been released and can be watched here: https://youtu.be/s3-4Rzye22U
The project MUSIEKE aims at analyzing interrelations between perceptions and experiences of cultural [...] read more|
Impressions from ISPRS Congress 2016 in Prague
|Impressions from ISPRS Congress 2016 in Prague can be found here:
http://k1z.blog.uni-heidelberg.de/2016/07/18/impressions-from-isprs-congress-2016-in-prague/ [...] read more|
Four contributions from GIScience Heidelberg at the ISPRS Congress in Prague
|The LiDAR Research Group (LRG) of GIScience Heidelberg is contributing novel approaches for geological outcrop characterization, LiDAR simulation, tree classification as well as education in close-range sensing. You are kindly invited to visit our presentations [...] read more|
Local-scale flood mapping on vegetated floodplains from radiometrically calibrated airborne LiDAR data
|Knowledge about the magnitude of localised flooding of riverine areas is crucial for appropriate land management and administration at regional and local levels. However, detection and delineation of localised flooding with remote sensing techniques are [...] read more|
Volunteered Geographic Information in Natural Hazard Analysis: A Systematic Literature Review of Current Approaches with a Focus on Preparedness and Mitigation
|Our most recent review published in ISPRS IGJI is dedicated to VGI in natural hazard analysis and current approaches with a focus on preparedness and mitigation.
With the rise of new technologies, citizens can contribute to [...] read more|
Terrestrial and unmanned aerial system imagery for deriving photogrammetric three-dimensional point clouds and volume models of mass wasting sites
|The results of a study dealing with photogrammetric 3D geodata of mass wasting sites conducted at the GIScience were published in the Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (SPIE): ‘Terrestrial and unmanned aerial system imagery for [...] read more|
Playing Badminton in Heidelberg?
|Our TV Heidelberg Badminton Club is now recruiting new players.
Check it out in our call flyer [...] read more|
RNZ-Zeitungsflirt 2016 über die Geoinformatik
|"Mit Geoinformatik zur knusprigen Pizza Margherita" - so lautet der Beitrag von Helen Sandbrink in der Sonderbeilage "Zeitungsflirt 2016" der Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung (RNZ) vom 10. Mai 2016. Frau Sandbrink beschreibt ihre Sicht auf die Geoinformatik, die [...] read more|
EGU Session: 3D Point Clouds in Geosciences: Capturing, Analysis and Visualization
|The session “3D Point Clouds in Geosciences: Capturing, Analysis and Visualization” at the EGU 2016 General Assembly achieved high interest and active participation: the lecture room was fully crowded with peopling standing; intensive and lively [...] read more|
3D Participatory Sensing with Low-Cost Mobile Devices for Crop Height Assessment – A Comparison with Terrestrial Laser Scanning Data
|PLoS One features our paper "3D Participatory Sensing with Low-Cost Mobile Devices for Crop Height Assessment – A Comparison with Terrestrial Laser Scanning Data".
The integration of local agricultural knowledge deepens the understanding of complex phenomena [...] read more|
Specialization in Geoinformatics in Master Geography @ Heidelberg
|You can now find more information about the specialization in Geoinformatics in the Master of Science “Geography” at the Institue of Geography at Heidelberg University online (in German). Also further information about typical courses in [...] read more|
Simulating an Autonomously Operating Low-Cost Static Terrestrial LiDAR for Multitemporal Maize Crop Height Measurements
|In order to optimize agricultural processes, near real-time spatial information about in-field variations, such as crop height development (i.e., changes over time), is indispensable. This development can be captured with a LiDAR system. However, its [...] read more|
International Year of Global Understanding 2016
|What is geography?
What are geographers doing?
Why should I study geography?
This radio broadcast in German is answering these questions - also from the perspective of geography at Heidelberg University: SWR2 Broadcast from 2 January [...] read more|
Multi-Source 3D Geoinformation Extraction for Improved Management of Forest and Natural Hazards – Collaboration between TAIwan and GERmany
|New DAAD/MOST project will enable intensive exchange between Taiwan and Germany in 2016-17
The main scientific objective of 3D-TAIGER’s exchange and collaborative research is the development of new methods for the automatic extraction of 3D geoinformation [...] read more|
Multi-Source 3D Point Clouds in Geosciences and Environmental Research
|The LRG Heidelberg will welcome 2016 with a public talk on "Multi-Source 3D Point Clouds in Geosciences and Environmental Research" in the Computer Science Colloquium of the University of Wuerzburg: http://tinyurl.com/grwzxtb.
Monday, 11 January 2016, 16.15h, [...] read more|
Vorbesprechung GP/Übung: Physiogeographische Geodatenerfassung im Hochgebirge (Ötztal)
|Die Veranstaltung “Physiogeographische Geodatenerfassung im Hochgebirge (Ötztal)” wird im Sommersemester 2016 zwischen 31.07.2016 und 06.08.2016 in Obergurgl, Tirol, Österreich, durchgeführt.|
Die verpflichtende Vorbesprechung findet am Fr. 11.12, 12:00 s.t., R015/INF348, statt.
Die Veranstaltung ist eine Zusammenarbeit zwischen [...] read more
New research project 3D-MAPP: 3D-MicroMapping of Big 3D Geo-Datasets in the Web
|The research project 3D-MAPP develops a web-based methodology to obtain digital geodata via the combination of data analysis by human and machine. Through a quick and easy-to-use 3D Web visualization users are able - in [...] read more|
PermaSAR: Second expedition in the Mackenzie Delta
|Mid of August we started for our second field trip in the Canadian Arctic in the course of the PermaSAR project. This time the team consisted of Inga Beck, Sabrina Marx and Detlef May. As [...] read more|
Press release about our new project 4DEMON
|The Heidelberg University reports in a current press release (in German) about our new project 4DEMON: 4D Near Real-Time Environmental Monitoring, which is funded by the highly competitive Junior Professorship Funding Scheme of the Ministry [...] read more|
Systematic review of current efforts to quantify the impacts of climate change on undernutrition
|Malnutrition is a challenge to the health and productivity of populations and is viewed as one of the five largest adverse health impacts of climate change. Nonetheless, systematic evidence quantifying these impacts is currently limited. [...] read more|