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Jugend präsentiert zu Besuch bei HeiGIT

Am 02.07. besuchte eine Delegation von Alumni von “Jugend präsentiert” im Rahmen der diesjährigen Summer School REMOTE von “Jugend präsentiert” das Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT gGmbH) an der Universität Heidelberg. Aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie fand der Besuch allerdings nur … Read More

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Kick off of the 25 Mapathon project

We are proud to announce the successful Kickoff of the 25 Mapathons project. On June, 22th a joint team of HeiGIT and the German Red Cross (GRC) carried out the first mapathon of the 25 Mapathons series. The mapathon was … Read More

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meinGrün Schnitzeljagd in Heidelberg gestartet

Wo befindet sich dieser Spielplatz in Heidelberg? Wie komme ich zum nächst gelegenden Park und das möglichst auf einer Route mit viel Grün oder wenig Lärm? Wer das herausfinden möchte, sollte an der meinGrün Schnitzeljagd teilnehmen. Nachdem die Schnitzeljagd in … Read More

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HeiGIT gGmbH is One Year Old Today!

Today (1st July 2020) marks the first birthday of HeiGIT gGmbH! Over this first year, HeiGIT has been involved a large number of events, projects, publications, and press coverage. Founded on the 1st July 2019, HeiGIT is a non-for-profit organisation … Read More

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Sphinx is ohsome – new documentation of the ohsome API

What does the tool behind the recently published documentation of the ohsome API have in common with a statue made of stones in Egypt? – Apart from the name, both are of course awesome (and now also ohsome). As previously … Read More

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Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team has been selected by the Audacious Project

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) has announced major financial support from the Audacious Project, which will be provided over the next five years. HOT aims to use this funding to grow OpenStreetMap (OSM) communities in 94 countries. By engaging one … Read More

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Exploring OSM for healthcare access analysis in Sub-Saharan Africa

Using hospital locations and the ORS Isochrone service, we have created a method for comparing physical access to healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa. Hospital locations were derived from OpenStreetMap and compared against another free available dataset. Results indicate strong similarity in … Read More

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ohsome API 1.0 is here

As we’ve announced it in a previous post, the Open Source release 1.0 of the ohsome API has finally arrived. As a reminder, or for those of you that hear “ohsome” for the first time, the aim of the ohsome … Read More

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Going green with MeinGrün – Today App launch in Heidelberg and Dresden

Today the time has come: The “meinGrün” web app for Dresden and Heidelberg is officially launched. With the mobile application you can (re-)discover known and unknown green spaces and find a pleasant route to those. Users can learn about the … Read More

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Virtual disastermappers heidelberg OSM Mapathon “Mapping Human Rights” June 30th

In scope of the disastermappers heidelberg mapathon series “Open Data & the Sustainable Development Goals”, the next virtual OpenStreetMap mapping event “Mapping Human Rights” will take place on Tuesday, June 30th from 6 pm, in cooperation with Amnesty International Heidelberg. … Read More

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Data Journalism WebApp about Accessibility in Sweden according to Corona Travel Recommendations

Sveriges Television AB (the public Swedish television company) has published a data journalism WebApp showing how far one can travel according to the recommendations from the Swedish Public Health Authority. Of course the safest recommendation is not to travel at … Read More

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Mit „meinGrün“ ins Grüne – Projekt startet WebApp in Heidelberg und Dresden

Am 19. Juni ist es soweit: Die „meinGrün“-WebApp für Dresden und Heidelberg geht offiziell an den Start. Mit der mobilen Anwendung lassen sich bekannte und unbekannte Grünflächen und der Weg dorthin neu entdecken. Per virtueller Schnitzeljagd können Nutzerinnen und Nutzer … Read More

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