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Find the route to your nearest Covid-19 vaccination center in Germany — new App by HeiGIT based on OpenStreetMap and openrouteservice

Where is is the closed Covid-19 vaccination center and what is the best way to get there? A new route planning app helps you answer this questions by suggesting ways to the nearest vaccination center. You can use this route … Read More

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ohsome street network analysis part 1

Here we go again: The first #ohsome blog post of 2021. This time, one of our new student assistants Sarah was dealing with street networks and their quality in order to find out which of the selected regions has the … Read More

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Keynote at McGILL GIS DAY: Analysing and Improving OpenStreetMap for Humanitarian Aid with Data Mining and GeoAI

Prof. Alexander Zipf has been invited to give the keynote at GIS DAY 2021 at McGILL University (Montréal, Canada) on Tuesday 19. Jan. 2021. The theme of the whole GIS Day at McGill is Humanitarian Mapping and the talk will … Read More

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Update on “Accessibility of COVID-19 vaccination centers in Germany”

Based on newly available locations for missing COVID-19 vaccination centers the accessibility analysis has been updated.

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Accessibility to pharmacies in Germany with 15km Covid-19 restriction

Current lockdown regulations in Germany state that – in many but not all federal states – travel in COVID-19 hotspot regions is only allowed up to 15km distance. This has raised concerns since a 15km radius has been perceived by … Read More

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LandSense Horizon 2020 A Citizen Observatory and Innovation Marketplace for Land Use and Land Cover Monitoring, project successful finished

The Horizon 2020 LandSense project was concluded successful. Please find a selection of the produced publications and deliverables here. The project has enabled our group to pursue quality aspects of voluntarily collected geo information data and to ramp up efforts … Read More

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Accessibility of covid-19 vaccination centers in Germany

Vaccination of a sufficiently large share of the population is considered the most important action to fight the spread of SARS-CoV -2 and resulting COVID-19 infections. Germany has started together with the majority of EU member states at the 27th … Read More

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Season’s Greetings from Heidelberg

The GIScience Research Group with the 3D Geospatial Data Processing Group and the team at HeiGIT (Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology) do send you the best wishes for a peaceful holiday season and a successful New Year. Thank you for … Read More

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HeiGIT becomes a partner of the Anticipation Hub

On 8th November 2020, the Anticipation Hub has been officially launched and we are happy to announce that the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT gGmbH) acts as as a partner of the platform right from the start. The Anticipation … Read More

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Deadline extended to 21.12.2020 : VIRTUAL 18th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2021)

Deadline extended to 21.12.2020 18th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2021) May 23-26, 2021, VIRTUAL, Interactive ONLINE EVENT https://www.drrm.fralinlifesci.vt.edu/iscram2021/ Track: Geospatial Technologies and Geographic Information Science for Crisis Management (GIS) https://www.drrm.fralinlifesci.vt.edu/iscram2021/files/CFP/ISCRAM2021-Track10-Geospatial_Technologies New Deadline for … Read More

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Disastermappers Heidelberg International Mapathon on December 8th

On December 8th at 6.30 pm the next international mapathon organized by the disastermappers heidelberg takes place! This time we map together with MAMAPA, an integration project for migrants and refugees from Mannheim, CartONG, LECLARA Larabanga and OSM Ghana. We … Read More

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HeiGIT participates at virtual HOT Summit 2020

Next week the HOT Summit will take place. The conference takes already place for the sixth time and it is the fifth consecutive time that we from HeiGIT/GIScience Heidelberg do contribute a session. This years topic is 10 Years of … Read More

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New Jupyter Notebook: Analysis of Access to Health Care using openrouteservice Isochrones API

What is the idea behind the Notebook? In the case of an emergency (e.g. floods, earthquakes, political crisis) it is important to know where the health facilities are located. Furthermore, it is important to identify which cities/districts have a reduced … Read More

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Recent changes to OpenStreetMap healthcare infrastructure in India

India accounts for nearly 18% of the worlds population. The country is also one of the main carrier of the worlds disease burden. Despite the general increase in life expectancy and decreasing mortality due to communicable diseases and malnutrition in … Read More

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Exploring Localness of OSM Data – An Analysis using the OSHDB and ohsome api

“Local Knowledge” is constituting the exceptional value of Volunteered Geographical Information and thus also considered as an important indicator of data quality. We are interested in how much local information is captured in OpenStreetMap data. In this blog post we … Read More

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Neu: Globale OSM History Analysen mit ohsomeHeX v1.0

Erhalten Sie mit ohsomeHeX wertvolle Einblicke in die Qualität und den Entwicklungsprozess von OpenStreetMap-Daten! (see for english version here) Das HeiGIT Big Data Team freut sich zur Exploration der Veränderungen der globalen Daten in OpenStreetMap nun eine Version 1.0 von … Read More

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GIScience at GeOnG 2020

These days so much is different- also conferences. Carolin Klonner and Marcel Reinmuth attended the GeOnG 2020 virtually. Thanks to the organizers! It worked well and there was great exchange between the participants. The workshop on experiences in defining health … Read More

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OSMlanduse European Union validation effort EuroSDR conference 11/24/2020

During the EuroSDR workshop we will present our OSMlanduse product (earlier post) to the land use (LU) and land cover community (LC) and highlight class accuracies and a benchmark comparison towards existing national authoritative products. Accuracy estimated to be presented … Read More

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2nd CALL FOR PAPERS – GIS Track at 18th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2021)

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS – 18th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2021) May 23-26, 2021, Virginia, USA – https://www.drrm.fralinlifesci.vt.edu/iscram2021/ Virginia Tech Track: Geospatial Technologies and Geographic Information Science for Crisis Management (GIS) https://www.drrm.fralinlifesci.vt.edu/iscram2021/files/CFP/ISCRAM2021-Track10-Geospatial_Technologies Deadline … Read More

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Mapathons im Rahmen der OSM Geography Awareness Week – OSM GeoWeek

Kooperation ist in der Humanitären Hilfe oft der Schlüssel, um Menschen in Not schnell und effizient helfen zu können. Das gilt insbesondere beim Austausch von Informationen und Kartenmaterial. Besonders herausfordernd sind die Situationen für Humanitäre Organisationen in Gebieten, von denen … Read More

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