ISDE9 Proceedings Now Online

ISDE9 1We are pleased to announce that the Proceedings of the 9th ISDE Symposium held in Halifax, Canada, 2015 have now been published online by IOP Science Publishing. They are published as Volume 34 of the IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science — an open access, peer-reviewed journal. Specifically, the ISDE9 Proceedings are located now available. The 43 papers are listed alphabetically by first author. The Preface contains an overview of the conference event, and detailed information regarding the conference program, committees, sponsors, etc.  The Proceedings were edited by Hugh Millward, Dirk Werle, and Danika van Proosdij. All papers published in the volume were peer reviewed by expert referees to the professional and scientific standards expected of a proceedings journal published by IOP Publishing. Read More

The OpenBalloonMap on Schulgeographentag 2016

openballoonmapAt Rhineland-Palatinate Schulgeographentag on April 29 in Mons-Tabor High School in Montabaur presented Axel Kunz and Prof. Dr. Fredie core in a workshop the Web application OpenBalloonMap before and showed how it can be used in the lessons. Of course, also 100 balloons, equipped for the finder with info cards, skyward were left. Whichever route they have taken and how far they came, can be checked on the OpenBalloonMap.

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New Understanding of Digital Earth Comes to Russia

isde russiaAn international exhibition and scientific Congress in Siberia, Russia was organized, standing as an international platform for presenting significant scientific outlook and for academic exchange in the domain of geospatial information for 12 years. On 20-22 April, this activity Interexpo GEO-Siberia-2016, was held in Novosibirsk, aiming to foster discussions among policymakers and researchers about the evolving challenges facing our geospatial planet and Digital Earth.

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Unmanned Systems Canada Student UAS Competition Winners

usc uav16Fourteen university student teams from across Canada competed in the Operational Phase of the 8th Unmanned Systems Canada UASStudent Competition hosted by Southport MB. Congratulations to VAMUdeS –Université de Sherbrooke for winning 1st Place on May 1st, 2016, their 7th consecutive victory! Phase 1, the design paper, attracted 18 teams and 14 competed in Phase 2 this past weekend. We congratulate all participating teams for their ingenuity, dedication and their respective institutions for the support given to their endeavors. The purpose of the competition is to promote and develop Canadian expertise, innovation and experience in unmanned systems technologies at the university and college levels.

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Mapping Event to Support Relief Efforts in Ecuador

uni hei ecuadLast Thursday students and researchers of the GIScience group and the Geographical Institute, members of the OSM community and Open Data supporters gathered to support the Ecuador activation of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT). In response to the severe earthquake last Saturday, the HOT team had launched several mapping projects to enable the creation of a base map of the affected regions. These projects have then been complemented through post-disaster tasks in which the level of destruction is assessed to help to coordinate the relief efforts. We wanted to support these efforts in a mapping event at our institute. The event started with a short introduction in which the disastermappers provided background information about the activation and mapping itself. Then the 30 participants started to become active themselves in the mapping projects. Read More