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Explore the ohsome OSM History of whole Germany

Our new ohsome dashboard is another preview on what is and will be possible with our ohsome OpenStreetMap history analytics platform. Behind the scenes, we added support for the Apache Ignite big data framework and deployed an instance using the … Read More

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openrouteservice elevation goes farther north than ever before

Last week we have been upgrading the openrouteservice, and with that has come the ability to include elevation information in routing pretty much anywhere on the globe (sorry people on Antarctica, but we don’t have routing for you just yet). … Read More

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Jupyter Notebook: Combining Twitter Data and OpenRouteService Directions API

In the case of a disaster fast response is important and life saving. Information on blocked streets is crucial, but a the same time this infornations needs to be considered by routing engines in real-time. However, many routing engines use … Read More

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MeinGrün – project proposal approved (mFund BMVI)

Informationen und Navigation zu urbanen Grünflächen in Städten – meinGrün Neues mFund Kooperations-Projekt meinGrün wird vom BMVI gefoerdert. Problemstellung Um in Städten trotz Wachstum und Nachverdichtung eine hohe Lebensqualität zu sichern, spielen Grünflächen eine essentielle Rolle, da sie sich positiv … Read More

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Documentation of the Ohsome API

In a previous blog post we introduced the REST-based interface of our framework Ohsome (the OpenStreetmap History Analytics plattform) and gave an example link of a request. This blog post aims to give you some further information about the documentation … Read More

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OpenStreetMap Analytics Development for OpenCities Africa

Recently a consultancy and development agreement about OpenStreetMap Analytics Development has been reached with the World Bank in the context of the Open Cities Africa project and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) Open Data for Resilience … Read More

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Deep Learning from Multiple Crowds: A Case Study of Humanitarian Mapping

Satellite images are widely applied in humanitarian mapping which labels buildings, roads and so on for humanitarian aid and economic development. However, the labeling now is mostly done by volunteers. In a recently accepted study, we utilize deep learning to … Read More

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Openrouteservice Developers Dashboard Revamped

Over the past few months the openrouteservice team has worked on a new developers dashboard in order to make the registration and usage of the API more easy and accessible. Now the developers using the openrouteservice API will experience a … Read More

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Analyse HOT Tasking Manager Projects with the ohsome API

In this example we show you how to use a Jupyter Notebook with the ohsome API to analyse mapping efforts for a HOT Tasking Manager project in Nepal!

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Perspective Article: Volunteered Geographic Information for Disaster Risk Reduction

Over the past few years, the Missing Maps approach has repeatedly proved its potential for humanitarian assistance and disaster management. While the project was launched by only four organizations, there are now 17 member organizations in Missing Maps, and nearly … Read More

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The Ohsome API: dynamic OSM statistics for real-world applications

The Ohsome API, developed at HeiGIT, is part of the ohsome OSM history analytics platform (and yes, it is pronounced like the word “awesome” 😉. It serves as the connection between the OpenStreetMap History Database (OSHDB) and possible frontends, such … Read More

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Celebrating 10 Years of Openrouteservice – The First OpenStreetMap Route Planner

Exactly 10 years ago openrouteservice.org came online for the very first time. Back then it was the very first online routing service consuming data from OpenStreetMap.org covering larger areas. So to say it is ‘the original‘ OSM routing service. It … Read More

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