HeiGIT Team Shortlisted for Open Source Software for SDG (OSS4SDG) Challenge- Live Awards Ceremony December 7

Photo from event organizers @EU_DIGIT

This week, HeiGIT is on the edge of our seats.

Last month, a team at HeiGIT participated in the Open Source Software for SDG (OSS4SDG) Challenge organized by the United Nations Office of Information and Communication Technologies (UN-OICT) and the European Commission Directorate General for Informatics (EC-DIGIT).

The goal of the challenge is to tackle SDG 11 “Sustainable Cities & Communities” through innovative solutions based on OpenStreetMap. OpenStreetMap was chosen by the organizers because the platform is already broadly used by United Nations and European Union teams. Each participating team had 4 weeks to build and submit a solution.

Our team submitted a reproducible workflow and visual interface for rating city neighborhoods according to their walking time-distance to essential services like supermarkets. Beyond that, the most important walkways were analyzed for their greenness. This application allows decision makers, urban planners and ordinary citizens to get insights into a segment-level scale of their city. The project highlights the importance of short-distance travel (for the 15-minute city concept) and the greenness of each street segment.

The project video is available here.

Ready to roll out the green carpet and watch the awards ceremony? Use theYoutube link for this live event on Wednesday, December 7 at 15:00 CET.


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