Geoinformation for Humanitarian Aid – Publications


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.
Klonner, C., Usón, T.J., Aeschbach, N. & Höfle B.. 2020. “Participatory Mapping and Visualization of Local Knowledge: An Example from Eberbach, Germany.” International Journal of Disaster Risk Science.


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.


Auer, Michael, Melanie Eckle, Sascha Fendrich, Luisa Griesbaum, Fabian Kowatsch, Sabrina Marx, Martin Raifer, Moritz Schott, Rafael Troilo, and Alexander Zipf. 2018. "Towards Using the Potential of OpenStreetMap History for Disaster Activation Monitoring." In Proceedings of the 15th ISCRAM Conference. Rochester, NY, USA.
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 57 (3): 1713–22.
Herfort, Benjamin, and Alexander Zipf. 2018. "Enhancing Crowdsourced Classification on Human Settlements Utilizing Logistic Regression Aggregation and Intrinsic Context Factors." In VGI-ALIVE Workshop at AGILE 2018. Lund.
Herfort, Benjamin, Bernhard Höfle, and Carolin Klonner. 2018. "3D micro-mapping: Towards assessing the quality of crowdsourcing to support 3D point cloud analysis." ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 137 (March): 73–83.
Klonner, Carolin, Tomás J. Usón, Sabrina Marx, Franz-Benjamin Mocnik, and Bernhard Höfle. 2018. "Capturing Flood Risk Perception via Sketch Maps." ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 7 (9): 359.
Scholz, Stefan, Paul Knight, Melanie Eckle, Sabrina Marx, and Alexander Zipf. 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.


Degrossi, Lívia Castro, Camilo E Restrepo-Estrada, João Porto de Albuquerque, Amin Mobasheri, and Alexander Zipf. 2017. "Exploring the geographical context for quality assessment of VGI in flood management domain." Twenty-Third Americas Conference on Information Systems, 10.
Griesbaum, Luisa, Melanie Eckle, Benjamin Herfort, Martin Raifer, and Alexander Zipf. 2017. "Partizipative Methoden zur Erfassung und Verarbeitung von Geoinformationen." HMD Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik 54 (4): 563–74.
Griesbaum, Luisa, Sabrina Marx, and Bernhard Höfle. 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., M. Reinmuth, João Porto de Albuquerque, and Alexander Zipf. 2017. "Towards evaluating crowdsourced image classification on mobile devices to generate geographic information about human settlements." In Proceedings of the 20th AGILE, edited by A. Bregt, T. Sarjakoski, R. Lammeren, and F. Rip, 1–7. Wageningen (The Netherlands).
Klonner, Carolin, Melanie Eckle, Tomás Usón, and Bernhard Höfle. 2017. "Quality Improvement of Remotely Volunteered Geographic Information via Country-Specific Mapping Instructions." In ISCRAM, 939–47.
Schultz, Michael, Janek Voss, Michael Auer, Sarah Carter, and Alexander Zipf. 2017. "Open land cover from OpenStreetMap and remote sensing." International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 63 (July): 206–13.
Yan, Yingwei, Melanie Eckle, Chiao-Ling Kuo, Benjamin Herfort, Hongchao Fan, and Alexander Zipf. 2017. "Monitoring and Assessing Post-Disaster Tourism Recovery Using Geotagged Social Media Data." ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 6 (5): 144.


Albuquerque, João Porto de, Benjamin Herfort, and Melanie Eckle. 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.
Anhorn, Johannes, Benjamin Herfort, and Joao De Albuquerque. 2016. "Crowdsourced Validation and Updating of Dynamic Features in OpenStreetMap: An analysis of Shelter Mapping after the 2015 Nepal Earthquake." In ISCRAM-13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management.
De Albuquerque, Joao, Melanie Eckle, Benjamin Herfort, and Alexander Zipf. 2016. "Crowdsourcing geographic information for disaster management and improving urban resilience: an overview of recent developments and lessons learned." In European Handbook of Crowdsourced Geographic Information, 309–21. Capineri, C, Haklay, M, Huang, H, Antoniou, V, Kettunen, J, Ostermann, F and Purves, R.
Degrossi, Livia, Joao De Albuquerque, Hongchao Fan, and Alexander Zipf. 2016. "A conceptual model for quality assessment of VGI for the purpose of flood management." In Link-VGI LINKing and Analyzing Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) across Different Platforms, Workshop at 19th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science.
Eckle, Melanie, Joao De Albuquerque, Benjamin Herfort, Alexander Zipf, Richard Leiner, Rüdiger Wolff, and Clemens Jacobs. 2016. "Leveraging OpenStreetMap to support flood risk management in municipalities: A prototype decision support system." In ISCRAM-13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management.
Klonner, Carolin, Sabrina Marx, Tomás Usón, João Porto de Albuquerque, and Bernhard Höfle. 2016. "Volunteered Geographic Information in Natural Hazard Analysis: A Systematic Literature Review of Current Approaches with a Focus on Preparedness and Mitigation." ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 5 (7): 103.
Marx, Sabrina, Martin Hämmerle, Carolin Klonner, and Bernhard Höfle. 2016. "3D Participatory Sensing with Low-Cost Mobile Devices for Crop Height Assessment – A Comparison with Terrestrial Laser Scanning Data." PLOS ONE 11 (4): e0152839.
Usón, Tomás J., Carolin Klonner, and Bernhard Höfle. 2016. "Using participatory geographic approaches for urban flood risk in Santiago de Chile: Insights from a governance analysis." Environmental Science & Policy 66 (December): 62–72.


Eckle, Melanie, and João Porto de. 2015. "Quality Assessment of Remote Mapping in OpenStreetMap for Disaster Management Purposes." In ISCRAM 2015 – 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, 9.
Herfort, Benjamin, Melanie Eckle, Joao De Albuquerque, and Alexander Zipf. 2015. "Towards assessing the quality of volunteered geographic information from OpenStreetMap for identifying critical infrastructures." In ISCRAM 2015 – 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management.