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Global Health Academy 2021: workshop material online

Last week, the Global Health Academy 2021 took place in an online format with a focus on the COVID-19 pandemics. The conference was conveyed by the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health (HIGH) and aimed at practitioners, researchers and PhD students … Read More

Openrouteservice for complex route optimization in new QGIS extension by Regionalverband Ruhr

Openrouteservice für komplexe Routenoptimierung in neuer QGIS-Erweiterung des Regionalverband Ruhr Der Regionalverband Ruhr (Team 9-2 Geodaten-Technik) hat mit einer neuen QGIS-Erweiterung das Potenzial von openrouteservice (ORS) von HeiGIT genutzt und eine weitere Anwendungsmöglichkeit für den ORS geschaffen: Das Tool “Verortung … Read More

AUF DIREKTEM WEG ZUR CORONA-IMPFUNG – Meldung der Universität Heidelberg

Die Universität Heidelberg berichtet aktuell über impfzentrum.openrouteservice.org NEUER ROUTENPLANER ERMITTELT DEUTSCHLANDWEIT DIE SCHNELLSTE ROUTE ZUM NÄCHSTEN IMPFZENTRUM Wo kann ich mich gegen das Coronavirus impfen lassen und wie komme ich dorthin? Diese Frage beantwortet ein von Geoinformatikern der Universität Heidelberg … Read More

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

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.

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

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

Physische Erreichbarkeiten von Krankenhäusern in Subsahara Afrika – Analyse und Ergebnisse bei COVID-19 Symposium vorgestellt

Vom 06. bis zum 08. Juli fand das Online Symposiums “COVID-19 als Zäsur? Geographische Perspektiven auf Räume, Gesellschaften und Technologien in der Pandemie” statt. Teilnehmer aus Geographie, Medizin, Public health und meidizinischer Geographie diskutierten über drei Tage in sechs verschiedenen … Read More

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

Analysing OSM Completeness of health facilities in Sub-Sahara Africa in ohsomeHeX

A new map in ohsomeHeX provides an overview of areas in Sub-Sahara Africa where information on health facilities is still missing in OpenStreetMap (OSM). The completeness of OSM is measured by comparing to a reference dataset on public health facilities … Read More

Quota for Openrouteservice multi vehicle optimization increased to support logistics during Corona crisis

Supplying medicine and food is critical not only in disasters. Due to increased global demand due to COVIDー19 HeiGIT increased the API quota for the Openrouteservice multi vehicle route optimization endpoint! Now you can send up to 500 requests per … Read More

Map of COVID-19 Research shows Clinical Trials related to Corona-virus

Many informative maps are available to follow the spread of COVID-19. This is important information but only part of the story. The global scientific and medical communities have immediately responded to the outbreak with focused research activities. This has led … Read More