GIScience - Laser Scanning - LiDAR Research Group - Bernhard Höfle

Bernhard Höfle becomes new Professor for Geoinformatics and 3D Geoprocessing at Heidelberg University

09-06-2017
Since April 1st 2017, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Höfle is new full professor for GIScience and 3D Spatial Data Processing at the Institute for Geography, Heidelberg University. In May 2017, he was formally introduced to the scientific [...]  read more
   

Call for Abstracts “3D-Punktwolken in der Geographie” - Deutscher Kongress für Geographie 2017 (Deadline 31. März 2017)

08-03-2017
Wir laden alle herzlich dazu ein, einen Vortragsbeitrag (Abstract) zu unserer Fachsitzung “3D-Punktwolken in der Geographie – Erfassung, Analyse und Visualisierung” (LT6-FS4) für den Deutschen Kongress für Geographie am 30.9. – 5.10.2017 in Tübingen einzureichen. Für [...]  read more
   

DGPF Annual Meeting 2017 - Three presentations from GIScience Heidelberg

08-03-2017
At the Annual Meeting 2017 of the DGPF (German Society for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation) GIScience Heidelberg will contribute three talks on 9 March 2017.
  • Citizen Science in Schulen: Entwicklung von 3D-MicroMapping zur Klassifikation von [...]  read more
   

3rd PhD Colloquium of the DGK Section on Geoinformatics and the DGPF Working Group on Geoinformatics

08-03-2017
On 7 March 2017 the 3rd PhD Colloquium of the DGK Section on Geoinformatics and the DGPF Working Group on Geoinformatics took place in Würzburg, Germany - organized by Prof. Jan-Henrik Haunert (Bonn) and Bernhard [...]  read more
   

Hyperspectral and LiDAR Data Fusion Using Extinction Profiles and Deep Convolutional Neural Network

22-02-2017
Our research proposes a novel framework for the fusion of hyperspectral and light detection and ranging-derived rasterized data using extinction profiles (EPs) and deep learning. In order to extract spatial and elevation information from both [...]  read more
   

Characterizing tufa barrages in relation to channel bed morphology in a small karstic river by airborne LiDAR topo-bathymetry.

16-12-2016
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

07-12-2016
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

29-11-2016
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

12-11-2016

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Objectives 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

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
   

First Arctic Expedition for 3D Earth Observation of Permafrost (Mackenzie Delta, Canada) within our PermaSAR Project

25-06-2015
In June 2015 the LiDAR Research Group (LRG), Heidelberg University, performed a joint expedition with the Alfred-Wegener Institute (AWI). This was our first field expedition within the PermaSAR research project, which is funded by the [...]  read more
   

How to find the fastest way out of a dense human crowd using your smartphone?

21-06-2015
In our research “Routing in Dense Human Crowds Using Smartphone Movement Data and Optical Aerial Imagery“, we propose a navigation approach for smartphones that enables visitors of major events to avoid crowded areas or narrow [...]  read more
   

Mon-Shieh Yang successfully completes his PhD

31-05-2015
Mon-Shieh Yang successfully defended his PhD thesis at the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Taiwan. We cordially congratulate him! Mon-Shieh was member of the GIScience Team for almost one year (until May 2015). He was [...]  read more
   

3D Field Trip to Greece - Exploring 3D GIScience in one of the most exciting geological settings

30-04-2015
Our students learned how multiple 3D geodata sensor systems (LiDAR, UAVs, GNSS) can be used to capture and analyze the geomorphology and geology of one of the most exciting geological areas, the Peloponnese in Greece. [...]  read more
   

EGU 2015 - From 3D Point Clouds to Information

18-04-2015
The GIScience Group Heidelberg participated actively in the EGU 2015 in Vienna, giving talks of current LiDAR research in the PICO Session 3D Spatial Data, Analysis, Visualization and Infrastructures in Geosciences - From 3D Point [...]  read more
   

Geo-reCAPTCHA: Crowdsourcing large amounts of geographic information from earth observation data

03-04-2015
With the Geo-reCAPTCHA we present a new concept for crowdsourcing of vast amounts of geoinformation by micro-mapping tasks. The paper can be downloaded free of charge (until 22 May 2015). In our study we investigated the [...]  read more
   

Comparative classification analysis of post-harvest growth detection from terrestrial LiDAR point clouds in precision agriculture

30-03-2015
We are proud to present our most recent paper on "Comparative classification analysis of post-harvest growth detection from terrestrial LiDAR point clouds in precision agriculture" published in the high-ranked ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote [...]  read more
   

History Scanned in 3D - Jupiter Column of Ladenburg

28-03-2015
Within our interdisciplinary collaborative research project MUSIEKE (Multidimensional Perceptibility of Cultural Heritage) the Jupiter Column ("Iupittergigantensäule") of Ladenburg was scanned in 3D and in very high detail for the first time. Our colleagues from the [...]  read more
   

How to combine OpenStreetMap and Airborne Laser Scanning data for updating Digital Elevation Models?

26-03-2015
The answer can be found in our most recent paper "Updating Digital Elevation Models via Change Detection and Fusion of Human and Remote Sensor Data in Urban Environments" that [...]  read more
   

UNESCO World Heritage Site Lorsch Abbey - Ladenburg Discourses of Daimler and Benz Foundation

18-03-2015
Bernhard represented the GIScience discipline in the Ladenburg Discourse of the Daimler and Benz Foundation on the "Digital Model" of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Lorsch Abbey, which took place 13-14 March 2015 in Ladenburg. [...]  read more
   

Annual Meeting 2015 of DGPF: German Society for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation

18-03-2015
The GIScience group Heidelberg participated actively in the 2015 Annual Meeting of the DGPF (German Society for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation), which took place 16-18 March 2015 in Cologne. Bernhard hold a keynote lecture on [...]  read more
   

Online Petition: 3-Punkteplan: Verbesserung der Situation des akademischen Mittelbaus in Baden-Württemberg

12-03-2015
PROBLEM: Fehlende Perspektiven für den akademischen Mittelbau an den Universitäten in Baden-Württemberg Direkter Link zur Unterzeichnung der Online-Petition: https://www.openpetition.de/petition/online/3-punkteplan-verbesserung-der-situation-des-akademischen-mittelbaus-in-baden-wuerttemberg FORDERUNG 1): PERSPEKTIVEN SCHAFFEN - TENURE TRACK PROFESSUREN ALS STANDARD-KARRIEREWEG ETABLIEREN FORDERUNG 2): KONTINUITÄT SICHERN - DAUERSTELLEN FÜR DAUERAUFGABEN FORDERUNG 3): [...]  read more
   

ISDE Video Competition for Young People

07-03-2015
Who wants to be the winner in the ISDE Video Competition for Young People for the 9th International Symposium on Digital Earth in Halifax, Canada? The main theme of the symposium and thus the video should [...]  read more
   

Call for Abstracts and Special Sessions - 9th Symposium of the International Society for Digital Earth

06-03-2015
We would like to draw your attention to the second call for abstracts and special sessions for the 9th Symposium of the International Society for Digital Earth, October 5-9, in Halifax, Canada. The overarching theme [...]  read more
   

Effects of Reduced Terrestrial LiDAR Point Density on High-Resolution Grain Crop Surface Models in Precision Agriculture

16-12-2014
In our new paper we present a novel approach to assess the effects of reduced point clouds on precision agriculture of grain crops. 3D geodata play an increasingly important role in precision agriculture, e.g., for modeling [...]  read more
   

Vacant PostDoc Position in Geoinformatics

11-12-2014
Position available: PostDoc Geoinformatics, Heidelberg University A PostDoc position is available in the GIScience Research Group (http://uni-heidelberg.de/gis), Department of Geography of the Heidelberg University within a third-party funded research project at the intersection of 3D [...]  read more
   

Digital Earth 2015 - Call for Abstracts, Special Sessions and Workshops

07-12-2014
Call for Abstracts, Special Sessions and Workshops Attention scientists, engineers, technologists, environmental managers and other stakeholders in Digital Earth: we welcome your participation in the Digital Earth 2015 Symposium as a presenter, and invite you to [...]  read more
   

Call for Applications: Research Group GIScience (Kleine Forschergruppe Geoinformatik) and Field Trip (Geländepraktikum / Übung) to Greece (Summer 2015)

20-11-2014
Location and Dates The field course will take place from 21-29 April 2015 in Greece. Instructors Bernhard Höfle and Martin Hämmerle Rationale The availability and coverage of high-resolution and highly accurate 3D point clouds of the Earth surface, including the [...]  read more
   

Geographic information analysis and web-based geoportals to explore malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa

20-11-2014
In our new paper we present a systematic literature review on geographic information analysis and web-based geoportals to explore malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa. 563 articles are identified from the searches, from which a total of nine [...]  read more
   

CfP Deutscher Kongress für Geographie 2015 in Berlin

18-11-2014
Wir möchten Sie herzlich zu unserer Fachsitzung "Räumliche Analyse und Modellierung in geographischer Forschung" im Rahmen des Deutschen Kongress für Geographie einladen, der von 1. bis 6. Oktober 2015 in Berlin stattfinden wird. Beiträge zu unserer [...]  read more
   

TV broadcast: Information fusion infrastructure for remote-sensing and in-situ sensor data to model people dynamics

12-11-2014
The German TV station NDR broadcasted a short interview (in German) with Florian Hillen talking about our paper "Hillen, F., Höfle, B., Ehlers, M. & Reinartz, P. (2014): Information Fusion Infrastructure for Remote Sensing and [...]  read more
   

6th Fachaustausch Geoinformation in Heidelberg

29-10-2014
On 29 October 2014 the 6th Fachaustausch Geoinformation took place at the fantastic venue of the Print Media Academy. The event brings together people and institutions from industry, administration and science, to exchange and discuss most [...]  read more
   

ISPRS Innsbruck Summer School of Alpine Research 2015 in Obergurgl/Austria - Close Range Sensing Techniques in Alpine Terrain

24-10-2014
Together with colleagues from all over Europe we are organizing a Summer School of Alpine Research, which takes place from 5.7.2015-11.7.2015 in Obergurgl, Tyrol, Austria. Motivated students from geosciences/Earth sciences, environmental sciences, geomatics, GIScience, remote sensing, [...]  read more
   

Co-Chair of Geoinformatics Working Group @ DGPF

21-09-2014
The Working Group of Geoinformatics of the German Society for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation (DGPF) is led by Prof. Jan-Hendrik Haunert from the University of Osnabrück. The working group deals with research questions related [...]  read more
   

Field experiment: deriving pedestrian sidewalk information using LIDAR technology

15-09-2014
On 11 September we organized a field campaign to build a super-site for sidewalk information in Heidelberg's Old Town. Further reading on the experiment can be found in the GIScience Heidelberg Blog: http://k1z.blog.uni-heidelberg.de/2014/09/15/field-experiment-deriving-pedestrian-sidewalk-information-using-lidar-technology [...]  read more
   

3D Visualization - UNESCO World Heritage Site Lorsch Abbey

31-07-2014
The portal 3D Visualization World features a new article by Christian Seitz including our contribution to the 3D Visualization - UNESCO World Heritage Site Lorsch Abbey. [...]  read more
   

Canoe Tour: GIScience Team “conquering” the Neckar between Hirschhorn and Neckargemünd

24-07-2014
Canoe Tour: GIScience Team “conquering” the Neckar between Hirschhorn and Neckargemünd Check it out in our GIScience Heidelberg Blog: http://k1z.blog.uni-heidelberg.de/2014/07/24/canoe-tour-giscience-team-%E2%80%9Cconquering%E2%80%9D-the-neckar-between-hirschhorn-and-neckargemund/ [...]  read more
   

The Chilean newspaper El Mercurio reports about our VGI research

15-07-2014
The Chilean newspaper El Mercurio has released an article about Heidelberg’s research on VGI and Neogeography in their Science and Technology section in the issue of 14 July 2014. El Mercurio, Santiago de Chile (No. 41.265), [...]  read more
   

GIScience runs against cancer

14-07-2014
The GIScience together with colleagues from Health & Society participated as team Geo4Health in the charity Run Against Cancer (NCT-LAUFend gegen Krebs) on 11 July 2014 organized by the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT). [...]  read more
   

Methods to measure potential spatial access to delivery care in low- and middle-income countries: a case study in rural Ghana

10-07-2014
Access to skilled attendance at childbirth is crucial to reduce maternal and newborn mortality. Several different measures of geographic access are used concurrently in public health research, with the assumption that sophisticated methods are generally [...]  read more
   

Artic Permafrost @ Colloquium GIScience on 23 July 2014

02-07-2014
Talk within the Colloquium GIScience on An Attempt to Use InSAR Methods to Detect Vertical Movements in Arctic Permafrost Regions by Inga May, Alfred-Wegener Institute (AWI) Potsdam Wednesday, 23.07.2014, 11:15-12:00h, Hörsaal Geogr. Institut, Berliner Str. 48 As permafrost is [...]  read more
   

Mon-Shieh Yang from Taiwan joins GIScience Team

02-07-2014
Mr. Mon-Shieh Yang, a senior PhD candidate from the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Department of Earth Sciences, has been awarded a grant of the National Science Council (NSC) of Taiwan to join the LiDAR [...]  read more
   

Successful field trips of the laser scanning course

17-06-2014
This summer semester’s laser scanning course comprises a series of field trips done by small student groups of maximum two persons. Campaign planning and hands-on laser scanning in the field were conducted by the students [...]  read more
   

GIScience Heidelberg @ Santiago de Chile

15-06-2014
The Heidelberg Center for Latin America (HCLA) in Santiago de Chile offers a Master of Science in Governance of Risk and Resources. This cooperative venture between the Geography institutes of Heidelberg University, the Universidad Catolica [...]  read more
   

AGILE Workshop - Digital Earth: what the hack?

15-06-2014
On June 3, 2014, we organised a pre-conference one-day workshop titled Digital Earth: What the hack? in Castellon de La Plana, under the auspices of the International Society of Digital Earth (http://www.digitalearth-isde.org/) and 7th AGILE [...]  read more
   

BBQ Season started

27-05-2014
Our GIScience Research Group Heidelberg has started into the BBQ season 2014! http://k1z.blog.uni-heidelberg.de/2014/05/22/giscience-hd-bbq/ [...]  read more
   

Comparison of Kinect and Terrestrial LiDAR Capturing Natural Karst Cave 3-D Objects

27-05-2014
A new paper has been published: Hämmerle, M., Höfle, B., Fuchs, J., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Vollweiler, N. & Frank, N. (2014): Comparison of Kinect and Terrestrial LiDAR Capturing Natural Karst Cave 3D Objects. IEEE Geoscience and Remote [...]  read more
   

New Position: Research Associate in Social Science / Humanities

09-05-2014
Within the research project "NEOHAZ - NEOgeography of a Digital Earth: Geoinformation Science as Methodological Bridge in Interdisciplinary Natural HAZard Analysis" we offer new position as "Research Associate in Social Science / Humanities". Further information [...]  read more
   

New Project: NEOHAZ - NEOgeography of a Digital Earth: Geoinformation Science as Methodological Bridge in Interdisciplinary Natural HAZard Analysis

25-04-2014
Project Website: http://www.geog.uni-heidelberg.de/gis/neohaz_en.html The understanding of complex human-environment interactions via measuring and observing can only be gained by interdisciplinary scientific approaches. The growing sector of web technologies and mobile devices such as smartphones enables even [...]  read more
   

Online Experiment - Digitization of buildings

24-04-2014
We are currently performing an online experiment regarding the digitization of buildings in a standard web browser. Could you please spend some 5 mins to support science and research. The target group is "everybody", so [...]  read more
   

GIS and LiDAR workshop at National Taiwan University, Taipei

23-04-2014
The one-day workshop on the Orientation and Processing of Airborne Laser Scanning data, OPALS - From Points to Models, took place at the National Taiwan University in Taipei on 9 April 2014. The workshop was [...]  read more
   

Conference call: Remote Sensing and GIS for Monitoring of Habitat Quality

18-04-2014
The International Workshop Remote Sensing and GIS for Monitoring of Habitat Quality, organized by GEO TU Wien and the Centre for Ecological Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, will connect scientists, practitioners and stakeholders [...]  read more
   

Special Issue "Remote Sensing and GIS for Habitat Quality Monitoring"

18-04-2014
Website: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing/special_issues/rs-habitatmonitoring This Special Issue, “Remote Sensing and GIS for Habitat Quality Monitoring”, aims to pave the way for operational habitat quality monitoring from earth observation data for more effective habitat conservation. The demand for protecting [...]  read more
   

AGILE 2014 Workshop: Digital Earth: What the hack? - 3 June 2014

27-03-2014
Digital Earth: What the hack? AGILE 2014 Workshop on advancing co-creation in smart cities 3 June 2014, Castellón, Spain Website: http://kartoweb.itc.nl/agilehackworkshop/ Objective This workshop will elaborate on the possibilities of using geospatial information and processing across multiple sectors, and thereby [...]  read more
   

Laser scanning campaign at UNESCO World Heritage Site Lorsch Abbey

21-03-2014
On Wednesday, 19th of March, the Kings Hall (Torhalle) facades at UNESCO World Heritage Site Lorsch Abbey were captured in 3D with a terrestrial laser scanner Riegl VZ-400 (provided by the Chair of GIScience) by [...]  read more
   

Free copies for download of Information Fusion article in International Journal of Image and Data Fusion

17-03-2014
Limited free digital copies of our paper on Information Fusion can be downloaded here: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/D4UgMcUajBFFG6umIYSq/full Reference: Hillen, F., Höfle, B., Ehlers, M. & Reinartz, P. (2014): Information Fusion Infrastructure for Remote Sensing and In-Situ Sensor Data to [...]  read more
   

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

14-03-2014
The term “real time” regarding airborne remote-sensing data can only seldom be found in recent literature on geospatial research. In the course of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) project VABENE, an airborne monitoring system has [...]  read more
   

New Release of LVISA (LiDAR Vegetation Investigation and Signature Analysis System)

11-03-2014
We have released a new version of our LiDAR Vegetation Investigation and Signature Analysis System (LVISA): http://LVISA.geog.uni-heidelberg.de New features include the generation of dynamic plots of tree object features and the upload of user data for comparison [...]  read more
   

New video online: 3D solar potential assessment for renewable energy supply

03-03-2014
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/TaCUaG5XEas We use methods like laser scanning and GIS in combination with computer science to simulate the sun’s path and the respective shadows that are cast by 3D objects. Thereby, we can assess [...]  read more
   

Fusion of human and remote sensor data in urban environments

03-03-2014
OpenStreetMap (OSM) currently represents the most popular project of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI): geodata are collected by common people and made available for public use. Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS) enables the acquisition of high-resolution digital [...]  read more
   

GIS-Based Roughness Derivation for Flood Simulations

28-02-2014
Natural disasters like floods are a worldwide phenomenon and a serious threat to mankind. Flood simulations are applications of disaster control, which are used for the development of appropriate flood protection. Adequate simulations require not [...]  read more
   

GIScience and Interdisciplinary Mountain Research

03-02-2014
Dr. Martin Rutzinger, an expert in interdisciplinary mountain research and GIScience, joins our research group in February 2014 as guest researcher. Martin is with the Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research (IGF) of the Austrian Academy [...]  read more
   

AGILE - Workshop on Digital Earth: What the hack?

03-02-2014
We invite you to participate in our workshop Digital Earth: What the hack?, as part of the 17th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science, 3-6 June 2014, Castellón, Spain. The proposed workshop will prepare hackathons including [...]  read more
   

Digital Earth Science Forum "Digital Earth Innovations" at the University of Osnabrueck starts European cooperation

13-12-2013
The International Digital Earth Science Forum organized by Institute for Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing (IGF), the Youth Commission of the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) and the Association for the Promotion of Geoinformatics in [...]  read more
   

Stellenausschreibung Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in (50%) in Geoinformatik und Laserscanning

30-11-2013
Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in (50%) in Geoinformatik [PDF-Version] Am Lehrstuhl für Geoinformatik des Geographischen Instituts der Universität Heidelberg ist ab sofort eine Stelle als Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in (50% TV-L E13) zu besetzen. Forschungsgebiet: Das Forschungsprojekt beschäftigt sich mit der Entwicklung [...]  read more
   

GIS-Based Detection of Gullies in Terrestrial LiDAR Data of the Cerro Llamoca Peatland (Peru)

17-11-2013
A novel approach for the GIS-Based Detection of Gullies in Terrestrial LiDAR Data of the Cerro Llamoca Peatland (Peru) has just been published in the latest issue of the journal Remote Sensing. Cushion peatlands are typical [...]  read more
   

Call for participation: Digital Earth Science Forum in Osnabrück

21-10-2013
Digital Earth Science Forum “Digital Earth Innovations” in Osnabrueck on the 4th of December 2013. The Digital Earth Science Forum is aimed at students and young researchers as well as experienced scientists in the research field [...]  read more
   

New Video: Geography meets 3D High-Tech at the University of Heidelberg

14-10-2013
The students of this year's LiDAR course "HydroChange 2013" present their research project on a multi-media website including a film documentary of their field work. Enjoy Geography meeting 3D High-Tech! [...]  read more
   

New Job: PhD student position in GIScience

07-10-2013
PhD student position in GIScience (PDF) The PhD student in the doctoral program Crowdanalyser (http://crowdanalyser.uni-hd.de) at Heidelberg University will investigate the challenges, possibilities and limitations of crowdsourcing 3D geoinformation, e.g. extracted indirectly from OpenStreetMap and captured [...]  read more
   

Digital Geoarchaeology 2013 Conference in Heidelberg

05-10-2013
Our GIScience group is supporting the conference Digital Geoarchaeology 2013 - New Technologies for Interdisciplinary Human-Environmental Research, which takes place in Heidelberg from 7-8 November 2013. The LiDAR Research Group will co-organize a one-day workshop [...]  read more
   

Multi-Sensor Survey of Limestone Quarry

24-09-2013
Researchers of the GIScience group (Institute of Geography, University of Heidelberg) captured parts of the limestone quarry of HeidelbergCement in Nussloch near Heidelberg in cooperation with the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) developing company MAVinci. The aim [...]  read more
   

Heidelberg Center for the Environment: Member of the Executive Committee

15-09-2013
Bernhard Höfle has been appointed as new member of the Executive Committee of the Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE) at the University of Heidelberg. The Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE) combines a wide range [...]  read more
   

LiDAR Research Group maps harvest residues of winter barley for density analysis

13-09-2013
Researchers of the GIScience group of the Institute of Geography of the University of Heidelberg, the Institute for Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing of the University of Osnabrueck and the Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants [...]  read more
   

New Paper: Agent-Based Modelling for Verification of People Trajectories Based on Smartphone Sensor Data

25-07-2013
We have published a new paper for the 8th International Symposium on Digital Earth 2013 in Sarawak, Malaysia, contributing to the scientific field of "Agent-Based Modelling for Verification of People Trajectories Based on Smartphone Sensor [...]  read more
   

Sunny field trip of laser scanning course

18-07-2013
On 7th of July, the summer semester’s laser scanning course was on a field trip for capturing a gravel bar of the river Neckar next to Ilvesheim. Apart from the main goal of experiencing ‘real life [...]  read more
   

Completion of a multitemporal and multisensor database for boosting quality of plant growth models

27-06-2013
On 19th of June, a multitemporal data set of agricultural plants was completed by researchers of the Chair of GIScience’s LiDAR Research Group in the course of the projects Hyland and ESOB. A field of [...]  read more
   

Most Downloaded Article of Journal Computers, Environment and Urban Systems (CEUS)

22-06-2013
Our article Boosting the predictive accuracy of urban hedonic house price models through airborne laser scanning by Helbich, Jochem, Mücke and Höfle has reached the top position of the most downloaded papers from the [...]  read more
   

New Press Release: On the Sunny Side

21-06-2013
The next issue of the German magazine Business Geomatics will present our research project HedALS in a short press article. The article highlights the results of our research on integrating 3D-GIS based variables derived from [...]  read more
   

LiDAR Research Group investigates one of the most impressing caves in Germany

14-06-2013
Researchers of the GIScience research group of the Institute of Geography, the Institute of Environmental Physics of the University of Heidelberg and the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities acquired a highly accurate 3D topographic [...]  read more
   

ISPRS Laser Scanning Workshop - Second Announcement and Call for Papers

23-05-2013
Laser Scanning 2013 is the 8th event of a series of ISPRS workshops covering various aspects of spaceborne, airborne and mobile laser scanning, and all terrestrial 3D ranging sensors. The workshop would like to bring together experts [...]  read more
   

Vision of Digital Alps - Key Contact Session at Mountain Days 2013

22-05-2013
At the CH-AT Mountain Days, June 11-13 2013, in Mittersill (Austria) a group of international scientists will discuss the vision of Digital Alps as part of a Digital Earth. This session is a networking activity [...]  read more
   

GIScience Heidelberg Blog

17-05-2013
The GIScience Research Group at the University of Heidelberg informs you on recent advances in a new GIScience Blog. Feel free to add our posts to your RSS feeds. [...]  read more
   

Most downloaded articles in CEUS: Boosting the predictive accuracy of urban hedonic house price models through airborne laser scanning

15-05-2013
Our open access article on "Boosting the predictive accuracy of urban hedonic house price models through airborne laser scanning" is among the most downloaded articles within the last 90 days in Computers, Environment and Urban [...]  read more
   

New Press Release: Elucidating Environmental History with 100 Million Laser Beams

29-04-2013
The Heidelberg University has published a new press release about our work on laser scanning and subsurface geodata fusion for 3D reconstruction of karst depressions on Crete. [...]  read more
   

New paper (Open Access): Boosting urban hedonic house price models with 3D laser scanning

31-03-2013
The Chair of GIScience, University of Heidelberg, and the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation (Research Group Photogrammetry), Vienna University of Technology, have published a new paper in the high-ranked international journal Computers, Environment and Urban [...]  read more
   

New Paper: Individual Maize Plant Detection

19-03-2013
We have published a new paper in the journal IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters (GRSL) contributing to the scientific field of "Radiometric Correction of Terrestrial LiDAR Point Cloud Data for Individual Maize Plant Detection". [...]  read more
   

GIM International announces our new Youtube Video

14-03-2013
GIM International has posted our new YouTube channel of LiDAR point cloud flights on their main website: http://www.gim-international.com Visit YouTube Channel directly: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheLRGHeidelberg [...]  read more
   

ISPRS Laser Scanning Workshop 2013, Antalya, Turkey, 11-13 Nov 2013

27-02-2013
First Announcement and Call for Papers of LASER SCANNING 2013 ISPRS Workshop, November 11-13, 2013 in Antalya, Turkey: http://www.cirgeo.unipd.it/laserscanning2013 Scope: Laser Scanning 2013 is the 8th event of a series of ISPRS workshops covering various aspects [...]  read more
   

New Video: Laser point cloud flight in two dolines in eastern Crete

23-02-2013
We have released a new video of our LiDAR point cloud flights on our YouTube channel. The video shows a laser point cloud flight in two dolines near Kritsa-Latô (Mirambello, Dikti Mountains, Crete, Greece; 35°07'36.5" [...]  read more
   

New paper: Fusion of multi-resolution surface (terrestrial laser scanning) and subsurface geodata (ERT, SRT)

22-02-2013
The LiDAR Research Group Heidelberg, Chair of GIScience, University of Heidelberg, has published a new paper in the journal Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. Abstract: A multi-method research design based on terrestrial laser scanning, GIS, geophysical prospecting [...]  read more
   

3D Point Clouds in the GeoWeb

12-02-2013
We provide several new 3D point cloud examples in our dynamic WebGL Point Cloud Viewer (PCV). Data was acquired and extracted by i) low-cost sensors such as ordinary camera images using Structure from Motion (SfM) [...]  read more
   

New Point Cloud: Reconstruction of a traditional Nubian house, Assuan

31-01-2013
The 3D point cloud of a reconstruction of a traditional Nubian house (24°04'42.65''N, 32°53'23.99''E) at the Nubian Museum in Assuan, Egypt, was generated by structure from motion (SFM) using 51 uncalibrated camera images (Olympus VG110, [...]  read more
   

Deadline Reminder: CEUS Special Issue on Laser Scanning and EGU 2013

28-12-2012
We would like to remind you of the approaching deadlines for submissions to 1) our Special Issue on Laser Scanning in CEUS by January 31, 2013: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/computers-environment-and-urban-systems/call-for-papers/special-issue-3d-laser-scanning-spatial-data/ 2) as well as the possibility to submit abstracts of your [...]  read more
   

LiDAR Research Group Releases New YouTube Channel

27-12-2012
We release a new YouTube channel in order to present our laser scanning point cloud datasets to a broader public in an easy way via web browser or smartphone. ==> youtube.com/user/TheLRGHeidelberg The first video of the [...]  read more
   

3D Point Clouds from Images - Structure from Motion (SFM)

26-12-2012
The Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria (31°12'50.5''N 29°53'8''E) has been subject of testing 3D reconstruction with ordinary uncalibrated camera images using structure from motion (SFM). VisualSFM developed at the University of Washington at Seattle has [...]  read more
   

New Book: Including a chapter on castle research using laser scanning

08-11-2012
Neues Buch von Olaf Wagener (Hrsg.): Symbole der Macht? Aspekte mittelalterlicher und frühneuzeitlicher Architektur Burgen gelten gemeinhin als Symbole der Macht - aber hält diese Annahme einer wissenschaftlichen Untersuchung stand? Im Rahmen einer Tagung in Oberfell [...]  read more
   

PhD student position 3D Geoinformation

25-10-2012
The PhD student in the doctoral program Crowdanalyser (crowdanalyser.uni-hd.de) at Heidelberg University will investigate the challenges, possibilities and limitations of crowdsourcing 3D geoinformation (e.g. extracted from 3D point clouds derived from mobile sensors). This includes [...]  read more
   

CEUS Special Issue on Laser Scanning (Deadline extended!)

25-10-2012
Call for Papers - Special Issue "3D Laser Scanning Spatial Data and Analysis Infrastructures" in the international SCI-listed journal Computers, Environment and Urban Systems (CEUS) by Elsevier. Guest Editors: Bernhard Höfle, Norbert Pfeifer and Alexander Zipf The [...]  read more
   

New Press Release: 3D Solar potenial assessment of building facades

24-10-2012
The press release (in German) of the Staatsanzeiger Baden-Württenberg No. 37 (2012) explains how 3D geoinformation provided by laser scanning can enable the assessment of the solar potential on building facades under consideration of close-by [...]  read more
   

New paper: When Can We Use KinectFusion for Ground Truth Acquisition?

22-10-2012
Martin Hämmerle, member of the LiDAR Research Group (LRG) Heidelberg, participated in the new publication on "When Can We Use KinectFusion for Ground Truth Acquisition?" published at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and [...]  read more
   

Talk @ Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS)

15-10-2012
The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), founded by Dr. h.c. Klaus Tschira and financed by the Klaus Tschira Foundation (KTF), invited the LiDAR Research Group to give a presentation on the "Extraction of Geoinformation [...]  read more
   

Talk @ HCE - Heidelberg Center for the Environment

27-09-2012
The Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HITS) invited the LiDAR Research Group to give a presentation on "Geoinformationstechnologie für die detaillierte dreidimensionale Erfassung der Erdoberfläche" in the course of the HCE Colloquium. The talk will [...]  read more
   

3D Maize Plants - WebGL

03-09-2012
Two multitemporal LiDAR campaigns of a maize crop stand have been performed. Now, you can get an impression of both campaigns merged in one view using our WebGL viewer: Open WebGL pages: 1) Maize in May 2) [...]  read more
   

"Hot summer" 2012 in ISPRS Journal

26-08-2012
Articles authored by researchers of the Chair of GIScience, Univ. Heidelberg, are among the TOP Hottest (Höfle et al. 2012) and Most Cited (Höfle & Pfeifer 2007) of the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote [...]  read more
   

Call for papers for the GEOINFORMATIK 2013

23-07-2012
The 5th Anniversary of the conference will be celebrated at the oldest university in Germany in the historic old town of Heidelberg, March 13-15, 2013. The conference includes a science track in English as well [...]  read more
   

Dynamic 3D WebGL Point Cloud Viewer

16-07-2012
Michael Auer has set up a new version of the webgl.uni-hd.de viewer. Now the input files can be provided via the URL, such as: http://koenigstuhl.geog.uni-heidelberg.de/webgl/pointCloudViewer/index.html?infile=http://koenigstuhl.geog.uni-heidelberg.de/~bhoefle/lrg/lrg.asc The example shows our LiDAR Research Group! ;-) p.s.: so far only files on [...]  read more
   

New positions: 5 PhD scholarships in new graduate college available at Heidelberg University

04-07-2012
The Research Topic of the new PhD graduate school (Research Training Group) is CrowdAnalyser - Spatio-temporal Analysis of User-generated Content Find the detailed job call here. [...]  read more
   

New Paper in gis.SCIENCE: 3D Laser Scanning Point Clouds and GIS – Current Developments

01-07-2012
The LiDAR Research Group Heidelberg, Chair of GIScience, University of Heidelberg, has published a new paper in the journal gis.SCIENCE contributing to scientific field of "3D Laser Scanning Point Clouds and GIS – Current Developments". [...]  read more
   

New project: Country-wide assessment of photovoltaics applications for noise barrier walls

27-06-2012
The Institute of Geography of the University of Heidelberg, Chair of GIScience and the company geomer assess the country-wide potential of photovoltaics applications for noise barrier walls. -- Das Geographische Institut der Universität Heidelberg, Abteilung Geoinformatik, und [...]  read more
   

CrowdAnalyser - New Graduate School on analysing crowdsourced geodata

25-06-2012
A new PhD Graduate School on spatio-temporal analysis of crowdsoured content from Web 2.0 projects such as OpenStreetMap and further georeferenced ressources like Flikr, Twitter, Geo-social Networks etc. has been approved and will start soon. [...]  read more
   

New Website: LiDAR Research Group Heidelberg

20-06-2012
The LiDAR Research Group (LRG) Heidelberg has a new website integrated into the website of the Institute of Geography, University of Heidelberg: http://LRG.uni-hd.de Furthermore, this website represents the virtual LiDAR Lab that has been recently established [...]  read more
   

Now Online: Web Viewer for 3D Point Clouds using WebGL Technology

31-05-2012
We have prepared two examples of i) visualizing the 3D point cloud natively in a web browser (Firefox or Chrome) and ii) an example of using WebGL technology for very fast real-time client-based raster GIS [...]  read more
   

Online: 3D GeoWeb Atlas of Buddhist Stone Scriptures in China

15-05-2012
The Web based atlas of laser scanned Buddhist stone inscriptions in China is now online. The system was developed in the research project 3D-Sutras. The web portal supporting 3D exploration of whole sites as well as [...]  read more
   

3D Web Atlas of Stone Sutras - Videos Online

03-05-2012
In the Sichuan Province (China) Buddhist stone scriptures dating from the 8th to 12th century can be found at various locations distributed over the province. These stone scriptures provide valuable information on the history of [...]  read more
   

EGU 2012: Successful LiDAR session (ESSI1.6)

26-04-2012
The LiDAR session at the EGU 2012 on "Laser Scanning: 3D Spatial Data, Analysis, and Infrastructures in Geosciences" attracted much interest. Two oral blocks and a poster session with intense discussions could be launched. The conveners [...]  read more
   

New Article: Sustainable power generation - optimization of solar panels using geoinformation

15-04-2012
The current issue (Vol. 1/2012) of the Ruperto Carola research magazine reports on the "Sustainable power generation - optimization using geoinformation". Ruperto Carola: Kurzbericht aus der Wissenschaft Nachhaltige Stromerzeugung - Geoinformationen optimieren Solaranlage [...]  read more
   

GIS and LiDAR workshop at UC Berkeley

15-04-2012
The first OPALS (Orientation and Processing of Airborne Laser Scanning) workshop at UC Berkeley took place at the Geospatial Innovation Facility last week (12 April 2012). The workshop was organized by Bernhard Höfle (University of [...]  read more
   

EGU 2012: Visit our LiDAR session (ESSI1.6)

10-04-2012
The conveners B. Höfle, N. Pfeifer, B. Székely and A. Zipf cordially invite you to visit our LiDAR session and actively participate in this event! Further details (including schedule) can be found here: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2012/session/9660 Do not forget to [...]  read more
   

New Sensor: Full-waveform Terrestrial Laser Scanning

26-03-2012
The LiDAR Research Group at the Chair of GIScience, University of Heidelberg, has now one of the first Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) systems worldwide with full-waveform recording capability (upgraded Riegl VZ-400). Deeper understanding and substantially [...]  read more
   

New Paper: LiDAR in Geomorphology

23-03-2012
Our new paper in the international journal Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography has just been published: "Accuracy of automatically extracted geomorphological breaklines from airborne LiDAR curvature images" Abstract: Geomorphological breaklines are 3D polylines extracted from high-resolution digital [...]  read more
   

New Papers: Hyperspectral remote sensing in precision farming

18-03-2012
Two new conference proceeding papers (in German) have just been published and presented at the DGPF-Jahrestagung 2012 in Potsdam, Germany. The work was peformed in the collaborative research project HyLand (Hyperspectral remote sensing for the [...]  read more
   

Call for Papers - Special Issue on "3D Laser Scanning Spatial Data and Analysis Infrastructures"

28-02-2012
Call for Papers - Special Issue "3D Laser Scanning Spatial Data and Analysis Infrastructures" in the international SCI-listed journal Computers, Environment and Urban Systems (CEUS) by Elsevier. Guest Editors: Bernhard Höfle, Norbert Pfeifer and Alexander Zipf The [...]  read more
   

New Project: ESOB - Multi-sensor technology for the optimization of plant production ratings

24-02-2012
The interdisciplinary research project ESOB aims at developing novel methods for the acquisition of agricultural plant parameters for fast and objective production ratings in the plant breeding process. The University of Heidelberg, Chair of GIScience, [...]  read more
   

LiDAR Research Group Heidelberg @ UC Berkeley

17-02-2012
The Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF) at UC Berkeley's College of Natural Resources invited the LiDAR Research Group Heidelberg (B Höfle) to give a presentation on Combining LiDAR point clouds and 3D GIS analysis for improved [...]  read more
   

Scientific Report Online - Hengstberger Symposium 2011

15-02-2012
The Scientific Report of the Hengstberger Symposium "Towards Digital Earth - 3D Spatial Data Infrastructures" has been released and can be downloaded here: - Scientific Report of Hengstberger Symposium 3D Digital Earth [...]  read more
   

LiDAR Talk @ Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS)

13-02-2012
The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), founded by Dr. h.c. Klaus Tschira and financed by the Klaus Tschira Foundation (KTF), invited the LiDAR Research Group to give a presentation on the "Extraction of Geoinformation [...]  read more
   

New Paper: Urban vegetation detection using full-waveform airborne LiDAR data

11-01-2012
Our new paper in the international journal ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing has just been published: "Urban vegetation detection using radiometrically calibrated small-footprint full-waveform airborne LiDAR data" Abstract: This paper introduces a new GIS workflow for [...]  read more
   

New Paper: Area-wide roof plane segmentation in airborne LiDAR point clouds

10-01-2012
Our new paper in the international journal Computers, Environment and Urban Systems (CEUS) has just been published: "Area-wide roof plane segmentation in airborne LiDAR point clouds" Abstract: Most algorithms performing segmentation of 3D point cloud data acquired by, [...]  read more
   

Open Positions - Student Assistants

08-12-2011
The LiDAR Research Group offers multiple open positions for student assistants at the University of Heidelberg: - Student Assistant: 3D Geo-Laserscanning [in German] - Student Assistant: Geo-Web-Development (WebMapping) [in German] [...]  read more
   

HydroLaser - Acquisition and Analysis of LiDAR Data in Physical Geography

07-12-2011
This study year (2011/12) the lab and field course on LiDAR applications in physical geography at the University of Heidelberg is progressing fast and successfully. The selected topic is how LiDAR data can be used [...]  read more
   

Scientific Report Online - ESF Exploratory Workshop

07-11-2011
The Scientific Report of the ESF Exploratory Workshop "Laser Scanning Spatial Data Infrastructure (LaSDI)" has been published and can be downloaded here: - ESF EW LaSDI Scientific Report [...]  read more
   

EGU 2012 General Assembly - Session on Laser Scanning: 3D Spatial Data, Analysis, and Infrastructures in Geosciences

01-11-2011
The session "Laser Scanning: 3D Spatial Data, Analysis, and Infrastructures in Geosciences" to be held at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2012 in Vienna has been approved by the EGU committees. The conveners B. [...]  read more
   

New Book: Geomorphological Mapping - Methods and Applications

07-10-2011
"Geomorphological Mapping: a professional handbook of techniques and applications is a new book targeted at academics and practitioners who use, or wish to utilise, geomorphological mapping within their work. Synthesising for the first time an [...]  read more
   

ESF Exploratory Workshop "Laser Scanning Spatial Data Infrastructure (LaSDI)"

27-09-2011
The interdisciplinary workshop took place in Heidelberg from 9-10 September 2011. For more than 20 experts from Europe and the USA, this event offered the opportunity to exchange knowledge and ideas on the integration of [...]  read more
   

Hengstberger-Symposium "Towards Digital Earth – 3D Spatial Data Infrastructures"

25-09-2011
The international symposium "Towards Digital Earth – 3D Spatial Data Infrastructures" took place in Heidelberg from 7-8 September 2011. Leading experts from Europe and the USA were discussing solutions and possibilities for the collection and [...]  read more
   

Hengstberger Symposium - Programme Online

10-08-2011
The scientific programme of the Hengstberger Symposium "Towards Digital Earth - 3D Spatial Data Infrastructures", 7-8 September 2011 in Heidelberg, convened by Bernhard Höfle is now online. This interdisciplinary symposium aims at identifying possibilities and limitations [...]  read more
   

Now Online - Programme of ESF Exploratory Workshop

31-07-2011
The Final Programme of the European Science Foundation (ESF) Exploratory Workshop "Laser Scanning Spatial Data Infrastructure (LaSDI)", 9-10 September 2011 in Heidelberg, convened by Bernhard Höfle, Norbert Pfeifer & Alexander Zipf is now online. This workshop [...]  read more
   

3D Stone Sutras in China: Web-based Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI)

11-07-2011
Abstract: Over the entire province of Sichuan (China) there exist Buddhist stone inscriptions – so called Stone Sutras – dating from 8th to 12th century. So far, the documentation and reproduction of the surface texture [...]  read more
   

Feasibility of Facade Footprint Extraction from Mobile Laser Scanning Data

01-06-2011
The potential of extracting facade footprints from Mobile Laser Scanning (MLS) has been exploited by Martin Rutzinger, Bernhard Höfle, Sander Oude Elberink and George Vosselman in this PFG journal paper: Rutzinger, M., Höfle, B., Oude Elberink, [...]  read more
   

New member in LiDAR Research Group Heidelberg

06-05-2011
The LiDAR Research Group, Chair of GIScience, Institute of Geography, has a new postdoctoral member since May 2011. Andreas Jochem (formerly Univ. Innsbruck) has joined the LiDAR Research Group Heidelberg. He will contribute his research expertise [...]  read more
   

Now Online - Special Issue "Laser Scanning in Geomorphology"

24-04-2011
The new special issue "Laser Scanning Applications in Geomorphology" edited by Norbert Pfeifer; Andreas Roncat; Johann Stötter; Michael Becht is now available ONLINE on ingentaconnect! [...]  read more
   

Large-Scale Spatial Hedonic Price Models Using Laser Scanning Data

03-04-2011
New Research Project: "Predictive Accuracy of Large-Scale Spatial Hedonic Price Models Using Laser Scanning Data" Dr. Marco Helbich (Austria) was awarded a Humboldt Research Followship to perform joint research together with Prof. Alexander Zipf and Dr. [...]  read more
   

Solar potential assessment of building walls

29-03-2011
In recent years there has been an increasing demand among home owners for cost effective sustainable energy production such as solar energy to provide heating and electricity. A lot of research has focused on the [...]  read more
   

Roughness Mapping using State-of-the-Art Laser Scanning Technology

05-03-2011
One of the first extensive papers on roughness definition and mapping using full-waveform airborne LiDAR is presented by Markus Hollaus, Christoph Aubrecht, Bernhard Höfle et al. They conclude that the full-waveform echo width is a [...]  read more
   

First Special Issue on "Laser Scanning Applications in Geomorphology"

26-02-2011
The renown international journal Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie (Annals of Geomorphology) is realising a new Special Issue on "Laser Scanning Applications in Geomorphology" (Vol. 55, Suppl. Issue 2) edited by Norbert Pfeifer, Andreas Roncat (both Vienna [...]  read more
   

Global Network - ALS for 3D Vegetation Characterization

01-02-2011
New project in the course of the Global Networks funding scheme (DFG Initative for Excellence, Univ. of Heidelberg) approved: Airborne Laser Scanning for 3D Vegetation Characterization: Set-up of an International Signature Database Project description Mapping and [...]  read more
   

Estimation of Aboveground Biomass in Alpine Forests

03-01-2011
A Semi-Empirical Approach Considering Canopy Transparency Derived from Airborne LiDAR Data Abstract: In this study, a semi-empirical model that was originally developed for stem volume estimation is used for aboveground biomass (AGB) estimation of a spruce dominated [...]  read more
   

ESF Exploratory Workshop approved

29-11-2010
The European Science Foundation (ESF) Exploratory Workshop "Laser Scanning Spatial Data Infrastructure (LaSDI)" has been approved for funding and will be held in autumn 2011 at the University of Heidelberg. Abstract: This workshop aims at bringing [...]  read more
   

EGU 2011 Call-for-Papers

16-11-2010
EGU Session GM2.2 "Airborne and Terrestrial Laser Scanning and geomorphology: possibilities, problems, and solutions" We are very pleased to announce the start of the Abstract submission for the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011 (EGU2011), 03 [...]  read more
   

Hengstberger Prize 2010

23-10-2010
The Hengstberger Prize 2010 for Outstanding Young Scientists at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg was awarded in the course of the opening of the University's 625th anniversary celebration. Dr. Bernhard Höfle, Department of Geography, Chair of GIScience, received [...]  read more
   

Urban vegetation detection in Vienna

10-07-2010
At the Vienna University of Technology and the University of Heidelberg a novel approach for urban vegetation mapping using airborne laser scanning has been developed. Abstract: In this paper, a new GIS workflow for fully automated [...]  read more
   

ISPRS TC VII Symposium: 100 Years ISPRS - Advancing Remote Sensing Science

08-07-2010
The ISPRS Technical Commission VII Symposium took place July 5-7 in Vienna and was a full success. All my contributions can be found in the Publications Section. Links:
  • Conference website
  • Programme
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3D Stone Sutras in China

05-05-2010
In the Sichuan Province (China) Buddhist stone scriptures dating from the 8th to 12th century can be found at various locations distributed over the province. These stone scriptures provide valuable information on the history of [...]  read more
   

EGU 2010 - LiDAR Session

04-05-2010
The EGU Geomorphology (GM2.2) session entitled "Airborne and Terrestrial Laser Scanning and geomorphology: possibilities, problems, and solutions" was a full success. The number of accepted contributions and the audience could be increased significantly compared to [...]  read more
   

GIS goes Medicine

12-12-2009
In a collaborative project with Dr. Monika Hämmerle of the Medical University of Vienna, Clinical Institute of Pathology, a GIS workflow for scratch wound assay analysis has been developed. Quantum GIS together with GRASS GIS [...]  read more
   

LiDAR Data Videos go YouTube

02-11-2009
The first terrestrial lidar datasets have been uploaded to YouTube. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [...]  read more
   

OPALS - New Software for Airborne LiDAR data

01-11-2009
"OPALS stands for Orientation and Processing of Airborne Laser Scanning data. It is a modular program system consisting of small components (modules) grouped together thematically in terms of packages. The aim of OPALS is to [...]  read more
   

Trees - Challenge of Detecting Urban Vegetation

25-10-2009
Professor Martin Rutzinger - the inventor of the combined object-based image and point cloud analysis - shows the potential of full-waveform airborne LiDAR for urban vegetation detection. As study area prominent sites within the City [...]  read more
   

Global Change - Climate Change

23-10-2009
Since the Nobel prize of Al Gore everybody knows about the importance of climate change. Research is concentrating on this importance quite a long time. A research group at the University of Innsbruck used airborne LiDAR [...]  read more
   

The Sun - an endless Source of Energy?

21-10-2009
Andreas Jochem is demonstrating the potential of airborne LiDAR data for solar potential assessment. Get conference article (including improvements) (OpenAccess) Get full-text of Journal Paper (Sensors) (OpenAccess)

Abstract

A relative height threshold is defined to separate potential [...]  read more
   

River Flow Modeling

20-10-2009
Gottfried Mandlburger - senior researcher at the Vienna University of Technology - emphasizes the importance of airborne LiDAR as data source for topographic models as input for hydraulic modeling. Get full-text (OpenAccess)

Abstract

Airborne LiDAR (Light [...]  read more
   

Stem Volume Estimation possible with Airborne LiDAR Data

15-10-2009
At the Vienna University of Technology a new method for wide-area stem volume estimation has been developed. Get full-text Contact me if you do not have access to PDF.

Abstract

This paper evaluates the performance of a recently [...]  read more
   

Water Detection using Airborne LiDAR

11-10-2009
Researchers from Innsbruck and Vienna developed a new method for water surface detection using airborne lidar data. Major innovation is the use of the radiometric information inherent in airborne lidar data - namely the corrected [...]  read more
   

Lidar in Geomorphology

28-09-2009
As LiDAR is the most promising data source in terms of topographic data - the question how this source can influence and assist, respectively, the geomorphology community is quite interesting. The 2009 European Geosciences [...]  read more
   

Radiometric Calibration of Terrestrial LiDAR Data

27-09-2009
Professor Norbert Pfeifer shows that the radiometric calibration of terrestrial LiDAR data is possible! A major step has been taken by calibrating terrestrial data using the knowledge of calibrating airborne Lidar data. Now, the [...]  read more
   

Management of Cloud of Points

01-09-2009
Is the management of 3D point clouds really possible with Open Source software?
This question is answered in the following contribution. Get full-text (OpenAccess) The company SAGA GIS is now used as client.

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In recent years airborne laser [...]  read more
   

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