GIScience - Laser Scanning - LiDAR Research Group - Bernhard Höfle

Beyond 3-D: The New Spectrum of LiDAR Applications for Earth and Ecological Sciences

21-09-2016
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”

12-09-2016
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

12-09-2016
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

12-09-2016
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)

25-08-2016
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

23-08-2016
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)

08-08-2016
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

18-07-2016
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

05-07-2016
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

05-07-2016
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

25-06-2016
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. ABSTRACT: 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

03-06-2016
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?

31-05-2016
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

10-05-2016
"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

27-04-2016
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

14-04-2016
PLoS One features our paper "3D Participatory Sensing with Low-Cost Mobile Devices for Crop Height Assessment – A Comparison with Terrestrial Laser Scanning Data". Abstract The integration of local agricultural knowledge deepens the understanding of complex phenomena [...]  read more
   

Specialization in Geoinformatics in Master Geography @ Heidelberg

11-04-2016
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

07-03-2016
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

06-01-2016
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

28-12-2015
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

22-12-2015
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)

04-12-2015
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

15-11-2015
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

03-10-2015
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

17-09-2015
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

11-09-2015
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
   

New research project: 4D Near Real-Time Environmental Monitoring (4DEMON)

25-08-2015
The Ministry of Science, Research and Arts, Baden-Wuerttemberg has funded a new research project called 4DEMON, which will approach the research front of 4D Near Real-Time Environmental Monitoring. Our physical [...]  read more
   

Editor's choice - Information fusion infrastructure for remote-sensing and in-situ sensor data to model people dynamics

28-07-2015
Our paper "Information fusion infrastructure for remote-sensing and in-situ sensor data to model people dynamics" by Hillen et al. (2014) has been selected by the editor of the International Journal of Image and Data Fusion [...]  read more
   

Postdoctoral Research Position

21-07-2015
If you have strong skills in geoprocessing of 3D point clouds and are interested in joining the LiDAR Research Group Heidelberg, just contact me via email for further infos regarding the vacant postdoctoral research position. [...]  read more
   

ISPRS Innsbruck PhD Summer School of Alpine Research 2015

13-07-2015
The first summer school of its kind on Close Range Sensing Techniques in Alpine Terrain took place in Obergurgl, Ötztal Valley, Austria, from July 5 - 11 2015. The event was co-hosted by the ISPRS, [...]  read more
   
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