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Job Offer: “Lead: Geo Machine Learning for Good”, Senior Spatial Data Science Expert (m, f, d), 100%, permanent, HeiGIT gGmbH

Do you want to use your machine learning expertise for the benefit of society and the environment? Do you want to improve the availability and quality of geospatial data and further develop geoinformatics methods used for open, non-profit applications in … Read More

GIScience and HeiGIT contributions to AGILE 2021 conference

The AGILE 2021 conference is taking place this week. It is the the 24rd AGILE conference on GIScience. AGILE is the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe and the 2021 conference is for the first time held as a … Read More

UndercoverEisAgenten – “UndercoverEisAgenten” – Enabling Citizen Scientists to Monitor Permafrost Degradation

The impact of climate change is particularly strong in higher latitudes. The Arctic is currently warming up at a much higher pace than the global average. This leads to thawing the permafrost (permanently frozen soil) with severe consequences for the … Read More

geoEpi – new DFG research project on spatio-temporal epidemiology of emerging viruses

A couple of viruses are of global interest with respect to human health and well-being. These pathogens include the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, Dengue, Chikungunya, Yellow fever, Zika and Ebola. These viruses show interesting spatio-temporal dynamics. Improved understanding of the driving … Read More

OSMlanduse European Union validation effort EuroSDR conference 11/24/2020

During the EuroSDR workshop we will present our OSMlanduse product (earlier post) to the land use (LU) and land cover community (LC) and highlight class accuracies and a benchmark comparison towards existing national authoritative products. Accuracy estimated to be presented … Read More

HeiKA Autumn school Urban Data Science

This week 19.-23.10. the autumn school Urban Data Science takes place as a online course set up together by GIScience Heidelberg and the Institute for Transport Studies (IfV), KIT. It is part of an ongoing application for a HeiKA (Heidelberg … Read More

OSMlanduse European Union validation effort

We launched a validation campaign of our new 10meter resolution OSMlanduse product for the member states of the European Union. Please contribute to the validation here. A technique where contributions are checked against each other is implemented to promote quality … Read More

Exploration of OpenStreetMap Missing Built-up Areas using Twitter Hierarchical Clustering and Deep Learning in Mozambique

Accurate and detailed geographical information digitizing human activity patterns plays an essential role in response to natural disasters. Volunteered geographical information, in particular OpenStreetMap (OSM), shows great potential in providing the knowledge of human settlements to support humanitarian aid, while … Read More

Recap: Keynote on Smart Cities

Already in October 2019 Prof. Zipf was invited to give a keynote on “User Generated Geoinformation for Smart Cities” at the “Smart Cities, Smart Data, Smart Governance” ISPRS Conference at CEPT University in Ahmedabad (known for the Gandhi-Ashram), where he … Read More

Invited talk at the Spatial Data Science Symposium 2019, Santa Barbara

The Center for Spatial Studies, Department of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara is hosting the Spatial Data Science Symposium 2019 this coming week with the title “Setting the Spatial Data Science Agenda” Over 40 selected participants will … Read More

MS Wissenschaft beendet Tour zur Künstlichen Intelligenz – aber weiter geht es im Web – auch mit unserem Exponat zu Trainingsdaten für Satellitenbilder

Gerade beendete die MS Wissenschaft ihre Tour durch 31 Städte zwischen Berlin und Wien in diesem Wissenschaftsjahr zum Thema “Künstliche Intelligenz“. 85.000 Menschen – Schulklassen, Familien und Interessierte aller Altersklassen – besuchten die Ausstellung zum Thema lernende Computersysteme an Bord … Read More

KI-Exponat des HeiGIT zu MissingMaps und Permafrostdetektion auf dem Portal zum Wissenschaftsjahr 2019 “Künstliche Intelligenz”

Seit einiger Zeit findet sich das gemeinsame Exponat des HeiGIT und des Alfred-Wegener-Instituts Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung für die Ausstellung “Künstliche Intelligenz” auf der “MS Wissenschaft” auch auf dem Webportal zum Wissenschaftsjahr 2019. Das Thema “Künstliche Intelligenz” des Wissenschaftjahres … Read More

Disaster Risk Reduction, OpenStreetMap and Missing Maps at Global Platform 2019

Global Platform 2019 in Geneva   Creating maps helps humanity. Drawing maps together with communities is crucial for effective risk reduction interventions, ensuring no one is left behind. The progress of the implementation of the targets set by the Sendai … Read More

HeiGIT supports Citizien Science @ Helmholtz ThinkCamp

We are always happy to support citizen science projects at the HeiGIT. HeiGIT/ GIScience efforts already range from tools that assess the data quality of citizen science projects (see, e.g., this blog post about “Plausible Parrots“) to approaches related to … Read More

Deep Learning from Multiple Crowds: A Case Study of Humanitarian Mapping

Satellite images are widely applied in humanitarian mapping which labels buildings, roads and so on for humanitarian aid and economic development. However, the labeling now is mostly done by volunteers. In a recently accepted study, we utilize deep learning to … Read More

OSMlanduse.org + Remote Sensing = New conterminous land use data set for Germany released – filling gaps in OSM through machine learning

Land use data created by humans (OSM) was fused with satellite remote sensing data, resulting in a conterminous land use data set without gaps. The first version is now available for all Germany at OSMlanduse.org. When human input (OSM data) … Read More