Geoinformation for Humanitarian Aid – Publications


Petricola, S., Reinmuth, M., Lautenbach, S., Hatfield, C., Zipf, A.. 2022. Assessing road criticality and loss of healthcare accessibility during floods: the case of Cyclone Idai, Mozambique 2019. Internat. Journal of Health Geographies 21, 14.


Klipper, I. G., Zipf, A., Lautenbach, S.. 2021. “Flood Impact Assessment on Road Network and Healthcare Access at the example of Jakarta, Indonesia.”, AGILE GIScience Series. 2(4): 1-11.
Pisl, J., Li, H., Lautenbach, S., Herfort, B., Zipf, A.. 2021. “Detecting OpenStreetMap missing buildings by transferring pre-trained deep neural networks.”, AGILE GIScience Series. 2(39): 1-7.
Godwin, Y.; de Albuquerque, J.; Troilo, R.; Tregonning, G.; et al.. 2021. “Analysis of OpenStreetMap Data Quality at Different Stages of a Participatory Mapping Process: Evidence from Slums in Africa and Asia .” ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 10(4): 265.
Lautenbach, S., Bayer, A. D. & Arneth, A.. 2021. “Quantifizierung von Zielkonflikten globaler Landnutzung mit Hilfe mehrdimensionaler Optimierung und LPJ-GUESS.” In: Reussner, R. H., Koziolek, A. & Heinrich, R. (Hrsg.), INFORMATIK 2020. Gesellschaft für Informatik, Bonn. 1095-1107.
Ludwig, C.; Hecht, R.; Lautenbach, S.; Schorcht, M.; Zipf, A.. 2021. “Mapping Public Urban Green Spaces Based on OpenStreetMap and Sentinel-2 Imagery Using Belief Functions.” ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 10: 251.
Klonner, C., Hartmann, M., Dischl, R., Djami, L., Anderson, L., Raifer, M., Lima-Silva, F., Degrossi, L. C., Zipf, A., de Albuquerque, J. P.. 2021. “The Sketch Map Tool Facilitates the Assessment of OpenStreetMap Data for Participatory Mapping.” .ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 10: 130.
Grinberger, A.Y., Schott, M., Raifer, M., Zipf, A.. 2021. “An analysis of the spatial and temporal distribution of large‐scale data production events in OpenStreetMap.” Transactions in GIS. 00: 1– 20.
Schott, M., Grinberger, A.Y., Lautenbach, S., Zipf, A.. 2021. “The Impact of Community Happenings in OpenStreetMap — Establishing a Framework for Online Community Member Activity Analyses.” ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 10: 164.
Herfort, B., Lautenbach, S., Porto de Albuquerque, J., Anderson, J., Zipf, A.. 2021. “The evolution of humanitarian mapping within the OpenStreetMap community.” Scientific Reports. 11: 3037.
Hu, X., Noskov, A., Fan, H., Novack, T., Li, H., Gu, F., Shang, J. & Zipf, A.. 2021. “ Tagging the main entrances of public buildings based on OpenStreetMap and binary imbalanced learning.” International Journal of Geographical Information Science.


Wu, Zhaoyan, Li, Hao, & Zipf, Alexander. 2020. “From Historical OpenStreetMap data to customized training samples for geospatial machine learning.” In proceedings of the Academic Track at the State of the Map 2020 Online Conference, July 4-5 2020.
Ries M., Mechler K., Smith D.L., Herfort B., Visintini J., Santana A.V., Zipf A., Lautenbach S.. 2020. “ Intuitive Global Insight Into COVID‐19 Clinical Research Activities—The “COVID‐19 Map of Hope”.” The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
Li, H., Herfort, B., Huang, W., Zia, M. and Zipf, A.. 2020.
Exploration of OpenStreetMap Missing Built-up Areas using Twitter Hierarchical Clustering and Deep Learning in Mozambique.”
ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
Geldsetzer, P.; Reinmuth, M.; O Ouma, P.; Lautenbach, S.; A Okiro, E.; Bärnighausen, T.; Zipf, A.. 2020. “ Mapping physical access to health care for older adults in sub-Saharan Africa and implications for the COVID-19 response: a cross-sectional analysis.”
The Lancet Healthy Longevity 1 (1): e32-e42.


Eckle, M., Lautenbach, S. & Zipf, A. 2019. “Towards bridging the gap between demand and supply in humanitarian geodata use”. In: FRANCO, Z., GONZÁLEZ, J. J. & CANÓS, J. H. (Hrsg.): Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response And Management (ISCRAM) S. 1381–1382. 19.-22.05.2019. Valencia, Spanien.
Georgy, Sascha, Sven Lautenbach, Heiko J. Jahn, Lutz Katzschner, and Alexander Krämer. 2019. “Coupling maximum entropy modeling with geotagged social media data to determine the geographic distribution of tourists.” International Journal of Geographical Information Science 32 (9): 1699–1736.
YHerfort, Benjamin, Hao Li, Sascha Fendrich, Sven Lautenbach, and Alexander Zipf. 2019. “Mapping Human Settlements with Higher Accuracy and Less Volunteer Efforts by Combining Crowdsourcing and Deep Learning.” Remote Sensing 11 (15): 1799.
Klonner, Carolin, Maximilian Hartmann, Lily Djami, and Alexander Zipf. 2019. “‘Ohsome’ OpenStreetMap Data Evaluation: Fitness of Field Papers for Participatory Mapping.” In: Minghini, M., Grinberger, A.Y., Juhász, L., Yeboah, G., Mooney, P. (Eds.), 35-36. State of the Map, 21.-23.09.2019. Heidelberg .
Li, Hao, Benjamin Herfort, and Alexander Zipf. 2019. “Estimating OpenStreetMap Missing Built-up Areas using Pre-trained Deep Neural Networks.” Proceedings of the 22nd AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science5.
Heike Tost, Markus Reichert, Urs Braun, Iris Reinhard, Robin Peters, Sven Lautenbach, Andreas Hoell, Emanuel Schwarz, Ulrich Ebner-Priemer, Alexander Zipf and Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg . 2019. “Neural correlates of individual differences in affective benefit of real-life urban green space exposure.” Nature Neuroscience 22 (9): 1389–93.
Yan, Yingwei, Michael Schultz, and Alexander Zipf. 2019. “An exploratory analysis of usability of Flickr tags for land use/land cover attribution.” Geo-Spatial Information Science 22 (1): 12–22.


Chen, J., Y. Zhou, A. Zipf and H. Fan. 2018: “Deep Learning from Multiple Crowds: A
Case Study of Humanitarian Mapping
.” IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TGRS). 1-10.
Klonner, C.; Usón, T.J.; Marx, S.; Mocnik, F.-B.; Höfle, B. 20192018″Capturing Flood Risk Perception via Sketch Maps.” ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 7: 359.
Scholz, Stefan; Knight, Paul; Eckle, Melanie; Marx, Sabrina; Zipf, Alexander. 2018. “Volunteered Geographic Information for Disaster Risk Reduction—The Missing Maps Approach and Its Potential within the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement .” Remote Sensing 10(8), 1239.
Auer, Michael; Eckle, Melanie; Fendrich, Sascha; Griesbaum, Luisa; Kowatsch, Fabian; Marx, Sabrina; Raifer, Martin; Schott, Moritz; Troilo, Rafael; Zipf, Alexander. 2018. “Towards Using the Potential of OpenStreetMap History for Disaster Activation Monitoring.” Proceedings of the 15th ISCRAM Conference – Rochester, NY, USA May 2018.
Herfort, B.; Höfle, B.; Klonner, C.. 2018. “3D micro-mapping: Towards assessing the quality of crowdsourcing to support 3D point cloud analysis.” ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 137: 73 -83.
Herfort, B.; Zipf, A.. 2018. “Enhancing Crowdsourced Classification on Human Settlements Utilizing Logistic Regression Aggregation and Intrinsic Context Factors.” VGI-ALIVE workshop at AGILE 2018 – Lund, June 12-15, 2018.


Griesbaum, L.; Eckle, M.; Herfort, B.; Raifer, M.; Zipf, A.. 2017. “Partizipative Methoden zur Erfassung und Verarbeitung von Geoinformationen.” HMD Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik. Special Issue “Online Participation”.
Schultz, M.; Voss, J.; Auer, M.; Carter, S.; and Zipf, A.. 2017. “Open land cover from OpenStreetMap and remote sensing.” International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 63: 206-213.
Griesbaum, L.; Marx, S.; Höfle, B.. 2017. “Direct local building inundation depth determination in 3-D point clouds generated from user-generated flood images.” Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. 17 (7): 1191-1201.
Herfort, B.; Reinmuth, M.; Porto de Albuquerque, J.; Zipf, A.. 2017. “Towards evaluating crowdsourced image classification on mobile devices to generate geographic information about human settlements.” Proceedings of the 20th AGILE Conference 2017 – Wageningen, May 9-12, 2017.
Yan, Yingwei; Eckle, Melanie; Kuo, Chiao-Ling; Herfort, Benjamin; Fan, Hongchao; Zipf, Alexander. 2017. “Monitoring and Assessing Post-Disaster Tourism Recovery Using Geotagged Social Media Data.” ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 6 (5), 144.
Klonner, C. ; Eckle, M.; Usón, T. ; Höfle, B.. 2017. “Quality Improvement of Remotely Volunteered Geographic Information via Country-Specific Mapping Instructions.” Proceedings of ISCRAM 2017 – 14th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response And Management. 939-947.
Degrossi, Livia; Porto de Albuquerque, Joao; Restrepo-Estrada, Camilo; Mobasheri, Amin; Zipf, Alexander. 2017. “Exploring the geographical context for quality assessment of VGI in flood management domain.” 23 Americas Conference on Information Systems.


Usón, T. J.; Klonner, C.; Höfle, B.. 2016. “Using participatory geographic approaches for urban flood risk in Santiago de Chile: Insights from a governance analysis.” Environmental Science & Policy. 66: 62-72.
Porto de Albuquerque, J.; Herfort, B.; Eckle, M. 2016. “The Tasks of the Crowd: A Typology of Tasks in Geographic Information Crowdsourcing and a Case Study in Humanitarian Mapping.” Remote Sensing. 8 (10): 859.
Porto de Albuquerque, João; Eckle, Melanie; Herfort, Benjamin; Zipf, Alexander. 2016. “Crowdsourcing geographic information for disaster management and improving urban resilience: an overview of recent developments and lessons learned.” In Capineri C., Haklay M., Huang H., Antoniou V., Kettunen J., Ostermann F., et al. (Eds.): European Handbook of Crowdsourced Geographic Information. 309-322.
Klonner, C., Marx, S., Usón, T., Porto de Albuquerque, J., Höfle, B.. 2016. “Volunteered Geographic Information in Natural Hazard Analysis: A Systematic Literature Review of Current Approaches with a Focus on Preparedness and Mitigation.” ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 5 (7): 103.
Degrossi, Livia; Porto de Albuquerque, Joao; Fan, Hongchao; Zipf, Alexander. 2016. “A conceptual model for quality assessment of VGI for the purpose of flood management.” 19th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science.
Eckle, Melanie; Porto de Albuquerque, Joao; Herfort, Benjamin; Zipf, Alexander; Leiner, Richard; Wolff, Rüdiger; Jacobs, Clemens. 2016. “Leveraging OpenStreetMap to support flood risk management in municipalities: A prototype decision support systemn.” ISCRAM 2016 Conference – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2016.
Anhorn, Johannes; Herfort, Benjamin; Porto de Albuquerque, Joao. 2016. “Crowdsourced Validation and Updating of Dynamic Features in OpenStreetMap: An analysis of Shelter Mapping after the 2015 Nepal Earthquake.” ISCRAM 2016 – The 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and ManagementAt: Rio de Janeiro.
Marx, S., Hämmerle, M., Klonner, C. & Höfle, B.. 2016. “3D Participatory Sensing with Low-Cost Mobile Devices for Crop Height Assessment – A Comparison with Terrestrial Laser Scanning Data.” PLOS ONE 11 (4): 22.


Herfort, Benjamin; Eckle, Melanie; Porto de Albuquerque, Joao; Zipf, Alexander. 2015. “Towards assessing the quality of volunteered geographic information from OpenStreetMap for identifying critical infrastructures.” ISCRAM 2015 – 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management.
Eckle, Melanie; Porto de Albuquerque, Joao. 2015. “Quality Assessment of Remote Mapping in OpenStreetMap for Disaster Management Purposes.” ISCRAM 2015 – 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management.