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The future of OpenMapSurfers tiles

OpenMapSurfer is the name of a web tile service based on OpenStreetMap data developed by Maxim Rylov and hosted by the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology. The map style is a general purpose “basemap” layer featuring some unique properties, such … Read More

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Micro-Mapping für KI: Exponat auf der MS Wissenschaft

Auch dieses Jahr geht das Ausstellungsschiff MS Wissenschaft auf Tour. Im Fokus steht das Thema Künstliche Intelligenz (KI). Mit an Bord das Exponat „Micro-Mapping“, das wir am HeiGIT in Kooperation mit dem Alfred-Wegener-Institut erstellen. Unser Exponat stellt die Bedeutung des … Read More

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Solve routing optimization with VROOM + openrouteservice

The most optimal route through Germany’s 15 biggest citys. It’s the shortest route of exactly 43.589.145.600 different alterations. In a Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP, an example is the Traveling Salesman Problem), we are concerned with finding optimal routes for a … Read More

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How to become ohsome part 2: Comparing different regions based on their attributive completeness of OSM data

Welcome back to the second part of the blog series how to become ohsome. If you have not read the first part yet, better go and check it out now. It explains how you can create an ohsome visualization of … Read More

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Road access restriction information in openrouteservice

The new year started in the openrouteservice team at HeiGIT with the release of openrouteservice 4.7.2. In this release there were a number of bug fixes, but also some new features. The main one of these is the inclusion of … Read More

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State of the Map 2019: Website is online now

State of the Map is the annual event for all mappers and OpenStreetMap users. Enjoy three days in Heidelberg with talks, discussions, workshops, code and documentation sprints all around the free and open map of the world. Subscribe to the … Read More

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openrouteservice-js – your JS library for spatial node applications!

In addition to our previously released and highly appreciated python and R libraries we now offer an additional JavaScript API making the usage of the openrouteservice ecosystem covering the entire globe based on OpenStreetMap in your web applications terribly simple. … Read More

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Accessibility analysis of public transport in Stuttgart

The Statistical Office of the City of Stuttgart determined the walking time to the nearest public transport stop for every place in the city using our QGIS plugin OSM Tools. With OSM Tools it only takes a few mouse clicks … Read More

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openelevationservice: enrich geometries with elevation

We published a new endpoint within the openrouteservice API ecosystem: openelevationservice. It queries a remote DEM for every vertex of a LineString or Point geometry. The underlying DEM is limited to SRTM v4.1 by CGIAR Consortium for Spatial Information as … Read More

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How to become ohsome part 1: Visualizing the historical evolution of OSM buildings of your city

This blog post is the start of a series of posts, which describe what you are able to do using the ohsome framework developed at the Heidelberg Institute of Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT). OpenStreetMap (OSM), the biggest open map of our … Read More

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Conceptual compliance analysis with the OSHDB, Part 2

In a previous blog post we performed a conceptual compliance analysis between OSM data and several tagging-guidelines using the OSHDB API. The results were visualized in a linechart, comparing the different compliance ratio over several months. In this post we explain … Read More

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Conceptual compliance analysis with the OSHDB, Part 1

Conceptual compliance measures to what degree contributors of volunteered geographic information (VGI) are using proposed tagging-standards. Here, we look into OpenStreetMap (OSM) as the most well-known example for VGI. In OSM the most important tagging-guideline is defined by its wiki. … Read More

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