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PhD on 'remaining white spots' on our maps

Laura Knoth from RSA iSPACE had focussed her doctoral studies on the interfacing of BIM (Building Information Models) and GIS, aiming at extending geospatial analysis capabilities towards the built and specifically indoor environment. Core elements of her research were developed during a semester at the University of Melbourne, contributing to one of her key doctoral publications.As data documenti …

CopHub.AC and EO4Geo at the European Space Week 2019

The General Assembly of the networks Copernicus Academy and Relay was  held this year at the European Space Week 2019, 1-5 Dec 2019, in Helsinki, Finland. The Horizon 2020 project CopHub.AC – with the aim to boost and sustain the Copernicus Academy and supporting the Copernicus Support Office and DG GROW in this respect –  and the Erasmus+ Skills Alliance project EO4GEO – trying to bridge the skil …

GIS Day 2019

Geographie zum Anfassen: Am 13. November luden der IFFB für Geoinformatik (Z_GIS) und der FB Geographie & Geologie zusammen mit der PLUS SoE Schulklassen dazu ein, im Sationenbetrieb die Welt der digitalen Geographie hautnah zu erleben.Der GIS- Day ist mittlerweile ein fester Bestandteil im Eventangebot des Fachbereichs Geoinformatik und soll dazu dienen, Schülern das breit gefächerte Spektrum der …

Erasmus+ CBHE: Successful DSinGIS project meeting

In the framework of the DSinGIS project, which aims to support Uzbekistan in sustainable development by geoinformation sciences (GISc), the 2nd review meeting took place in Tashkent in mid of October. This meeting was organized by the Uzbek partners at Tashkent Institute of Architecture and Civil Engineering (TIAC) .As one of the objectives of this project is to enhance the scientific level of aca …

International Real-Scenario Assessment of the HUMAN+ Demonstrator

Real-world Exercise with International Humanitarian Experts to Evaluate the HUMAN+ Project DevelopmentsThe HUMAN+ project team gathered at the THW training center in Neuhausen, Germany for an in-depth project demonstration and hands-on sessions with experts in the field of disaster management, representing different institutions like the Red Cross, THW, Johanniter, and the police. The HUMAN+ demon …

Netzwerk Itzling visit in the iDEAS:lab

Members of the Netzwerk Itzling, a representative interest group for the residents and different actors in the district, visited the iDEAS:lab for an exchange of thoughts and ideas. Visitors got an impression about media technology, methodology and different applications referring Geoinformatics. Technologies like GPS, Virtual Reality, Object Based Image Analysis and several Digital-Earth- Applica …

ASEA Uninet Workshop in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam!

The Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS implemented a week-long Interdisciplinary Faculty Development Workshop on ‚Integrated Spatial Management with GIScience‘ at University of Transport and Communications, Ho Chi Minh City campus (UTC-HCMC), Vietnam. The workshop was organised jointly by Z_GIS and UTC-HCMC from 23rd to 27th September, 2019 and it was co-funded by ASEA Uninet Austri …

Erasmus+ EMJMD successfully launched

The new Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) programme funded under the Erasmus+ scheme has been successfully launched today at the University of Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS. The programme has been kicked-off with an ‚Orientation Project‘ where students receive in-depth guidance regarding structure of entire curriculum and student life at Copernicus Master in Digital Earth …

Sen2Cube.at: Sentinel-2 Semantic Data Cube Austria

On 9 September 2019, the consortium of the FFG-ASAP project Sen2Cube.at held a user requirements meeting at ZAMG premises in Vienna and presented the first prototype of an operational Sentinel-2 semantic Earth observation (EO) data cube Austria.During the meeting, the academic partner (University of Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS) and the university spin-off Spatial Services GmbH p …

PhD defense about permafrost phenomena in artic and alpine environments

Helena Bergstedt impressively defended her PhD Thesis “Spatial and temporal patterns of microwave scattering mechanisms across scales in cold terrestrial environments”.Over the last four years, Helena investigated permafrost phenomena in artic and alpine environments. These landscapes undergo annual thawing and refreezing of the ground surface. These freeze/thaw cycles occur at different time scal …

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    400 delegates made ISEM2019 a great success

    Ecological Modelling is a dynamic and growing field. Never before, an ISEM conference has attracted as many participants as ISEM2019 in Salzburg. With some impressions from four inspiring conference days, the Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS at the University of Salzburg wishes all delegates a safe trip home! …

    Getting ready for #ISEM2019

    400 delegates are currently getting on their way to the International Conference on Ecological Modelling 2019 in Salzburg. Here is, how you can make the most out of it: Come to Salzburg and register on-site, if you haven’t so far Sign up for a workshop on Tuesday, October 1. Registration is still open. Download Elsevier’s conference app for the program, side events, poster voting and whereabouts. …

    Sparkling ideas for ABM Theory development

    In July I was invited to a workshop on Agent-based Theory development in Hannover. Reading the participants list felt like the who-is-who in Agent-based modelling. I was super-excited about the event: ABM theory and methods development is my core interest and well – arguably there aren’t too many people, who share this weird passion. The workshop turned out to be an ABM firework! Three days, that …

    773 abstracts received! Ecological Modelling Conference, Salzburg

    We have received an overwhelming interest for the ISEM 2019 conference, with an increase of submitted abstracts by more than 70%. Under the theme eco:model:spaces this year’s ISEM is hosted by the Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS at the University of Salzburg from 1.-5. October 2019. We now proceed with compiling the programme, for which we can already state: Salzburg is going to be the locati …

    Robots as embedded agents: Highlight Thesis 2018

    The Master Thesis of Veronika Priesner on robots as embedded agents was selected to be the Master-Thesis Highlight 2018 of the Applied Geoinformatics MSc study program in Salzburg. Quoting the upcoming Z_GIS Annual Report 2018 that will be published soon: “Robots quickly infiltrate our daily lives. Examples are vacuum cleaners and mowing robots as well as self-driving cars. However, the motivation …

    Impressive PhD Defense: Congrats Dr. Francis Oloo!

    Integrating sensor-streams into agent-based models (ABM) is like trying to fit circles into a triangular hole. However, it is becoming ever more relevant in today’s technical realities of data streams that are embedded virtually everywhere. Some of the wicked problems that Francis had to tackle were: How to utilise the inceasing wealth of data in an inherently theory-based method? How to validate …

    Purpose-Game Equilibrium

    The purpose game EQUILIBRIUM is now ready to play and can be download from: https://bit.ly/2PLYWi4 EQUILIBRIUM introduces to a fictitious story about civilization collapse. The game objective is to explore the environment and to find out what went wrong. The game is part of an ongoing study. Your anonymous participation is very welcome! In case you have any questions, suggestions or remarks please …

    Ecological Modelling Global Conference – ISEM 2019

    Salzburg, 1. – 5. Oct. 2019. The department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS at the University of Salzburg is proud to host the biennual, Global Conference on Ecological Modelling ISEM 2019! Under the motto eco:model:spaces, spatially explicit modelling will be a spotlight topic of the conference. We are currently looking for Symposia (deadline 22. February 2019) The Call for papers is open until 8. Apri …

    Winter School 2019 “Spatial Simulation Modelling”

    13. – 22. February 2019, Salzburg You have complex problems to solve, but have not yet worked with spatial simulation modelling? In this winter school, you will get hands-on experience with the concepts and methods of spatially-explicit agent-based modelling to explore complex systems. Models will target and integrate a range of domains and application areas in ecological and social sciences. Supp …

    Simulations predict the break-down of Central European lynx populations

    We congratulate co-author Jonas Schultze-Naumburg, member of the Spatial Simulation research group, on his brand-new paper in the journal Biological Conservation! By the means of a spatially explicit simulation model the paper helps to understand the drivers behind the observed, stagnating lynx population dynamics in Central Europe. Sadly, the share of poached animals is shown to be higher than na …

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    UNIGIS – a lively network

    UNIGIS, as a worldwide network of universities, is cooperating since almost 30 years in the design and delivery of distance learning programs in Geogr …

    Kick-off for our new GIS-professionals

    Weatherise, Salzburg was presenting itself from its finest side when we welcomed our new highly enthusiastic UNIGIS Salzburg  Professional students to …

    u_Lecture webinars winter semester 2019

    Starting from October, we are looking forward to an exciting roster of outstanding speakers on a range of topics covering themes of current interest f …

    u_Lecture webinars summer semester 2019

    Starting from May, we are looking forward to an exciting roster of outstanding speakers on a range of topics covering themes of current interest for U …

    Starting in Salzburg, a group of future GI-professionals will make their way!

    Last weekend was a perfect start. A start not just into a year of demanding coursework, but also a start to advance careers by acquiring a comprehensi …

    UNIGIS Connect 2019

    Celebrating 40 Years of GI Science & Technologies @ Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam This annual event at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is connecting UNIGI …

    The QGIS Users and Developers Conference 2019

    Last week, from 4th to 10th March, the QGIS International User and Developers Conference was held in A Coruña, Spain. QGIS is one of the most importan …

    UNIGIS @GeoSmart India 2019, New Delhi

    The UNIGIS International Association was invited to contribute to the GeoSmart India 2019 (GSI’19)  conference held in New Delhi, India from 11th to 1 …

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    Starting from September, we are looking forward to an exciting roster of outstanding speakers on a range of topics covering themes of current interest …

    UNIGIS Salzburg: specialisation “GIS for the Environment”

    UNIGIS Salzburg offers a new specialisation on GIS for the Environment. It is targeted at working professionals in the environmental or ecological dom …

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