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ohsome Region of the Month – August

Hello and welcome back to the ohsome Region of the Month-blog post series where you can read about potential use cases of the ohsome API and maybe even get inspired to send some requests of your own. If you are … Read More

ohsomeHeX provides access to OSM feature history

Did you ever wonder how your city was mapped over time, how geometries were changed and refined, how mistakes were added and corrected again? Then read on: ohsomeHex has a great new feature for you – the individual object’s zoom-in-history-view. … Read More

Ohsome Region of the Month Building-Information Analysis

Welcome back to our blog post series ”ohsome Region of the Month” where you can find information on potential applications of the ohsome API. If you’re new to this format you can also read some of the former blog posts … Read More

Ohsome Green Region of the Month

Welcome back to the ohsome region of the month format where you can learn and get inspiration about potential applications of the ohsome API. This time we looked at forest-related information in four different Canadian regions looking for the green … Read More

ohsome-py: Python Package for OSM history analytics published

As a little Easter present, we published the first version of the ohsome-py Python package today. ohsome-py helps you extract and analyse OpenStreetMap history data using the ohsome API and Python. It handles queries to the ohsome API and converts … Read More

Insights into OpenStreetMap healthcare attributes in India over time

Last November, we covered the recent increase of healthcare related objects in OpenStreetMap (OSM) in India. In less than a year, the amount of facilities has increased from 6.956 to 48.101. This is mainly due to an import run by … Read More

An ohsome Railway Network Visualization and Analysis

Welcome back to another #ohsome blog post written by our awesome student assistent Sarah! This time we will look at the completeness of railway network data of one specific city in OpenStreetMap, as well as its development. For this we … Read More

ohsome street network analysis part 2

Welcome to part 2 of the #ohsome street network analysis. If you haven’t read the first part yet, you can do so following this link. As promised, this week we are performing a simple tag completeness analysis, where we are … Read More

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

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

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

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

OSM History Analysis with ohsomeHeX v1.0

Get valuable insights into the quality and development process of OpenStreetMap data with ohsomeHeX! We are proud to announce a new release that provides a completely redesigned UI that makes it easier to keep track of all relevant information. Choose … Read More

Sucessfull HeiKA autumn school urban data science

The HeiKA autumn school urban data science that took place last week was a good success with participating students varying between five and fifteen during the week. Topics covered included visualization, spatial statistics, analysis of movement data, intrinsic data quality … Read More

How to become ohsome part 8 – complex analysis with the magical filter parameter

It’s CITY CYCLING time – some of you may even be involved in your municipality – a good opportunity to have a look on the OpenStreetMap (OSM) cycling ways in our city Heidelberg. Welcome to part 8 of our how … Read More

ohsome API v1.1 – changes and new functionalities

Recently we’ve had the first minor release 1.1 of the ohsome API, which brings several new features and upgrades. In the following lines we want to present to you the most important ones. Prior to 1.1, when you were requesting … Read More

The future of working with OSM data

The open, flexible and collaborative nature as well as the benefits and advantages of OpenStreetMap (OSM) lead to the creation of a whole new ecosystem evolving around the project. They range from local and global communities of data and software … Read More

A Comprehensive Framework for Intrinsic OpenStreetMap Quality Analysis among Most Cited Paper in Transactions in GIS

We are happy to share that our paper “A Comprehensive Framework for Intrinsic OpenStreetMap Quality Analysis” (Barron, Neis, Zipf 2013) belongs to the top 5 most cited papers of the international journal “Transaction in GIS” (TGIS). Only recently we became … Read More

We wish you an ohsome birthday OpenStreetMap! Our gift: the new ohsome2X time-series tool

#OpenStreetMap is turning 16! Happy Birthday from the HeiGIT team. 16 years of OSM activity has created the most feature rich and global free multi purpose map that the world has ever seen. The ohsome team at HeiGIT has created … Read More

How to become ohsome part 7 different ways to access the ohsome API

A new month – a new post of the how to become #ohsome blog series. Welcome to part 7, in which we will show you 7 different ways how you can send a request to the ohsome API using different … Read More