Wednesday, September 19, 2018

VCÖ-Mobilitätspreis 2018 Österreich - Kategorie Wissenschaftliche Forschung und Studien

Der VCÖ Mobilitätspreis gilt in Österreich als wichtigste Auszeichnung im Bereich nachhaltiger Mobilität. Er wird jährlich in verschiedenen Kategorien verliehen. Im Rahmen einer feierlichen Preisverleihung wurde das Forschungsprojekt GISMO in der Kategorie „Wissenschaftliche Forschung und Studien“ prämiert.

'The GISMO project estimated effects of environment and mobility on a health of an individual with a help of a developed platform serving as innovative solution for evidence-based planning, consulting and information.'

VCÖ-Mobilitätspreis 2018
> GISMO project | TW
Salzburg ORF | ORF-Mediathek

Contact: Martin Loidl, GI Mobility Lab, Department of Geoinformatics - ZGIS, University of Salzburg

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

PhD defense within the Doctoral College "GIScience"

Bartosz Hawelka successfully defended his PhD Thesis “Collective Sensing and Human Mobility Analysis” within the Doctoral College “GIScience”.

The thesis focused on human mobility, a broad field dedicated to extracting and understanding patterns that govern human movements. It considered three Collective Sensing Probes that relate to human mobility, specifically to the time-space dimension of mobility, in particular telecom data, social media data and bank card transactions. A significant portion of the work referred directly or indirectly to tourism and international travel. 

The results were presented in five research papers. P1 explored several examples of collective human behavior based on telecom and social media data. P2 studied international travels reflected in geo-located Twitter and compared detected patterns with traditional datasets and mobility models. P3 exploited bank data in the context of mobility at multiple spatial scales. P4 studied individual mobility traces of tourists based on their telecom footprint. Finally, P5 combined social media data and migration statistics to study short- and long-term mobility in a global scale.
For his future career Bartosz is going to join Naspers Limited as a Senior Data Engineer.
We wish Bartosz all the best!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

MORPH project: second field trip to Iceland

During a second field trip to Iceland in June 2019, the MORPH project team visited the northern parts of the country, which are characterized by mass displacements, surface deformation and volcanic activity. Also, a great variety of geomorphological features is present in this area.

The field trip focused especially on the validation of remote sensing based mapping results in the field, the acquisition of field photos for the generation of 3D models using SfM (Structure from Motion) technique as well as GPS measurements for specific points of interest, e.g. landslide-affected areas. In addition, achieved results and ongoing project activities were presented and discussed with the collaboration partners from the University of Iceland in Reykjavik.

For more information on the project, please visit the webpage @ or contact Daniel Hölbling / Barbara Friedl