HeiGIT aims to provide safe and easy access to geoinformation data and better orientation for humanitarian aid groups during emergency events.
Traveling through a foreign city? No worries; nowadays, all standard phones are connected to satellite networks. This continuously improves routing. Thanks to geoinformation data, wheelchair users are able to find accessible curbsides and and aid organizations can route rescue pathways following a catastrophy. HeiGIT, the “Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology” founded by the Klaus Tschira foundation, exists in order to provide safe and easy access to such data.
Campus journalist Nils Birschmann has made inquiries with HeiGIT and interviewed the Scientific Director, Alexander Zipf.
He elaborates on the work that HeiGIT does in a radio segment.