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HGG Vortrag: Digitale Geographie im Katastrophenmanagement

Einladung Vortrag Online: Dienstag, 14. Dezember 2021, 19:15 Uhr Melanie Eckle-Elze, Benjamin Herfort, Dr. Carolin Klonner Digitale Geographie im Katastrophenmanagement Klimawandel, Bevölkerungswachstum, Verstädterung und weitere zunehmende Landnutzungsveränderungen führen dazu, dass immer mehr Menschen in Risikogebieten leben. Um die vorhandenen Risiken … Read More

HeiGIT and GIScience at Virtual Conference of the Red Cross Red Crescent Urban Collaboration Platform 2021

On Friday, November 26th, Dr. Carolin Klonner (GIScience Research Group) and Melanie Eckle-Elze (HeiGIT) will be supporting the Urban Context Unit of German Red Cross (GRC) in the “Data and Digitalisation in Urban Humanitarian Action” session at the Virtual Conference … Read More

FOSS4G 2021 Videos with HeiGIT contributions online – OSM data quality and MapSwipe

Recently videos with our contributions by HeiGIT to the FOSS4G conference were put online. Did you miss the event? Now you can watch whenever you like 🙂 Benni by HeiGIT explains who to use the ohsome.org framework to develop an … Read More

MapSwipe is App of the Day in Apple AppStore

MapSwipe has ben announced as ‘App of the Day‘ in the Apple AppStore! (27.08.2021) Thank you to all our volunteers for the continued help and support which keeps the app going. Read the blogpost here: https://apps.apple.com/ca/story/id1559236909 The team at the … Read More

One step forward for “25 Mapathons” – today Online Mapathon at Humanitarian Congress

The project “25 Mapathons” made an important step forward by successfully completing the first four Mapathons of the project. Two Mapathons were conducted with German Red Cross (GRC) members from the Red Cross Regional association of Westfalen-Lippe. Another two Mapathons … Read More

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

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

MapSwipe wins Global Mobile Award for the Best Mobile Innovation Supporting Emergency or Humanitarian Situations

This week, at the prestigious GSMA MWC series (formally known as Mobile World Congress) MapSwipe was awarded the top prize in the Global Mobile Awards’ category for the Best Mobile Innovation Supporting Emergency or Humanitarian Situations. The award recognizes how … Read More

MS Wissenschaft beendet Tour zur Künstlichen Intelligenz – aber weiter geht es im Web – auch mit unserem Exponat zu Trainingsdaten für Satellitenbilder

Gerade beendete die MS Wissenschaft ihre Tour durch 31 Städte zwischen Berlin und Wien in diesem Wissenschaftsjahr zum Thema “Künstliche Intelligenz“. 85.000 Menschen – Schulklassen, Familien und Interessierte aller Altersklassen – besuchten die Ausstellung zum Thema lernende Computersysteme an Bord … Read More

MapSwipe 2.0: Reimagining how a mobile app can support humanitarian response worldwide

In 2015, MapSwipe began as a solution to a complex question: how do we better identify where communities and populations are, allowing mapping to be more efficient and effective? Using a simple mobile app, volunteers are able to swipe through … Read More

Mapathon at “JKG” during German Congress for Geography 2019

This year the bi-annual German Congress for Geography was held in Kiel in northern Germany. The conference is the main platform for German speaking researchers to exchange recent research results in the field of geography. Besides this, a growing number … Read More

Die MS Wissenschaft ist in Heidelberg

Bis zum 01.09.2019 kann die Austellung auf der MS Wissenschaft zum Thema “Künstliche Intelligenz” in Heidelberg besucht werden. Wir waren da und sind begeistert! Für die Ausstellung hat das HeiGIT gemeinsam mit dem Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung in Potsdam … Read More

KI-Exponat des HeiGIT zu MissingMaps und Permafrostdetektion auf dem Portal zum Wissenschaftsjahr 2019 “Künstliche Intelligenz”

Seit einiger Zeit findet sich das gemeinsame Exponat des HeiGIT und des Alfred-Wegener-Instituts Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung für die Ausstellung “Künstliche Intelligenz” auf der “MS Wissenschaft” auch auf dem Webportal zum Wissenschaftsjahr 2019. Das Thema “Künstliche Intelligenz” des Wissenschaftjahres … Read More

HeiGIT beim Tag der offenen Tür beim Auswärtigen Amt

Am 16. und 17. August öffnet das Auswärtige Amt in Berlin die Tore für die Öffentlichkeit. An diesen Tagen kann nicht nur das Auswärtige Amt selbst besichtigt werden, verschiedene Diplomaten, Vertreter verschiedener Ministerien, Einrichtungen und Organisationen werden vor Ort sein, … Read More

Mapping Human Settlements with Higher Accuracy and Less Volunteer Efforts by Combining Crowdsourcing and Deep Learning

Our new paper on Machine Learning and Humanitarian Mapping Nowadays, Machine Learning and Deep Learning approaches are steadily gaining popularity within the humanitarian (mapping) community. New tools such as the ML Enabler or the rapId editor might change the way … Read More

Disaster Risk Reduction, OpenStreetMap and Missing Maps at Global Platform 2019

Global Platform 2019 in Geneva   Creating maps helps humanity. Drawing maps together with communities is crucial for effective risk reduction interventions, ensuring no one is left behind. The progress of the implementation of the targets set by the Sendai … Read More

HeiGIT/GIScience at Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and Multi Hazard Early Warning Conference

Middle of May, Geneva becomes the gathering place for citizens, political leaders, government institutions, private sector, civil society, and scientific and technical institutions, that all jointly work towards a big objective – to manage disaster risk. In line with the … Read More

MapSwipe for Change Detection Analysis

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) , the Heidelberg Institute of Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) , and the wider MapSwipe Community started working on an MapSwipe extension to monitor changes in satellite imagery. The goal of the two-month project is to extend … Read More

Empower Humanitarian Mapping with Deep Neural Networks to Detect Human Settlements

Recently, earth observation by satellites has shown great capability in supporting a range of challenges such as disaster assessment, agriculture monitoring, and humanitarian mapping. MapSwipe, as a humanitarian mapping app, provides a crowdsourcing platform to collect volunteered geographical information (VGI), … Read More

Put the world’s most vulnerable people on the map with MapSwipe

Humanitarian organizations can’t help people if they can’t find them. This was the simple reason to create MapSwipe back in 2016 and it is still as pressing as in the very beginning. In the last 2,5 years volunteers have contributed … Read More