Colloquium Talk about Building a baseline of health facility data in OpenStreetMap by M. Herringer

We are happy to invited to the presentation in the GIScience HD colloquium. Everybody interested is invited to join the presentations and the discussion afterwards.

Building a baseline of health facility data in OpenStreetMap

Markus Herringer,, Amsterdam, NL
– Monday, February 10, 2020. 2.15 pm
-Lecture Hall (room 015), Im Neuenheimer Feld 348, Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University

The Global Healthsites Mapping Project is building an open data commons of health facility data with OpenStreetMap. We believe that by leaning on the methods and infrastructure of OpenStreetMap, baseline health facility data can be maintained.

Saving health facility data to OpenStreetMap improves interoperability and harnesses the contributions of citizens, academic institutions, businesses and organisations who use the data in their daily operations. In addition to cost savings, improved health facility data supports epidemic preparedness, immunization programs, disaster response, Maternity care and Health capacity planning.

When a natural disaster or disease outbreak occurs there is a rush to establish accurate health care location data that can be used to support people on the ground. This has been demonstrated by events such as the Haiti earthquake and the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. As a result, valuable time is spent establishing accurate and accessible baseline health data. Healthsites establishes this data and the tools necessary to upload, manage and make this data easily and readily accessible.

See also our news about Healthsites and HeiGIT establish partnership

First projects that are already in progress, are a specific health layer extension in the current ohsome History Explorer of the HeiGIT team.

Selected related work HeiGIT / GIScience

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