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GIScience and HeiGIT contributions to AGILE 2021 conference

The AGILE 2021 conference is taking place this week. It is the the 24rd AGILE conference on GIScience. AGILE is the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe and the 2021 conference is for the first time held as a … Read More

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Automatic building detection with ohsome2label and Tensorflow

Accurate and complete geographic data of human settlement is crucial for humanitarian aid and disaster response. OpenStreetMap (OSM) can serve as a valuable source, especially for global south countries where buildings are largely unmapped. In a previous blog, we introduced … Read More

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Becoming ohsome in R – analysis of the completeness of the road network and health sites in Jakarta

Data quality is an important issue then performing analysis based on OpenStreetMap data. We have recently demonstrated how the effects of the 2013 flood in Jakarta on the accessibility of hospitals and clinics could be analyzed based on network analysis … Read More

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The ohsome quality analyst goes public on Github with new release 0.3.0

The ohsome quality analyst (short: OQT) has been introduced at the beginning of this year and today we are proud to announce two updates. First, we released the new version 0.3.0 which includes new OSM layers and a brand new … Read More

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All countries of Central and South America now on Open Healthcare Access Map

After Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia we have now published all countries of Central and South America on the Open Healthcare Access Map. The web application is available here: https://apps.heigit.org/healthcare_access/. Please note that this is still a prototype … Read More

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ohsomeHeX provides access to OSM feature history

Did you ever wonder how your city was mapped over time, how geometries were changed and refined, how mistakes were added and corrected again? Then read on: ohsomeHex has a great new feature for you – the individual object’s zoom-in-history-view. … Read More

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Third International Mapathon on Mon 17.05.2021 by disastermappers heidelberg, MAMAPA, CartONG, HuMap and OSM Ghana

Dear mappers, on Monday 17.5.2021, 18.00pm a third international mapathon together with disastermappers heidelberg, MAMAPA, CartONG, HuMap and OSM Ghana will take place, which will give you some insights in mapping for humanitarian purposes from the perspective of different organizations … Read More

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Detecting OpenStreetMap missing buildings by transferring pre-trained deep neural networks

Recently, a new research paper “Detecting OpenStreetMap missing buildings by transferring pre-trained deep neural networks” (Pisl, J., Li, H., Herfort, B., Lautenbach, S., Zipf, A. 2021) has been accepted at the the 24th AGILE conference 2021. The conference will take … Read More

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Deriving indicators for Points of Interest and analyzing mixed activities in urban areas

We are pleased that our research paper “Deriving indicators for Points of Interest and analyzing mixed activities in urban areas” (Ullah, Lautenbach, Zipf 2021) has been accepted at the 12th International Symposium on the Digital Earth (ISDE) scheduled within the … Read More

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Ohsome Region of the Month Building-Information Analysis

Welcome back to our blog post series ”ohsome Region of the Month” where you can find information on potential applications of the ohsome API. If you’re new to this format you can also read some of the former blog posts … Read More

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Reminder – starting THIS week: Evaluating Two-part OSM Mapathons on Mai 05 and May 11

The project “25 Mapathons“ goes into the next phase. Based on the experience of until today 17 OSM mapathons with German Red Cross (GRC) chapter and an extensive literature review on the success of mapathons, the “25 Mapathons” team has … Read More

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Die Stadt Mannheim nutzt openrouteservice für die Routenplanung in ihrem Online-Stadtplan

Seit kurzem nutzt die Stadt Mannheim openrouteservice (ORS) von HeiGIT für das Routing von Fußgängern, Fahrräder, Autos, LKW und Rollstuhlfahrern im Online-Stadtplan für die breite Öffentlichkeit, d.h. die Bürger und Besucher von Mannheim. Sie können es hier verwenden: https://www.gis-mannheim.de/mannheim/index.php?bl=wms_web_grau&service=mannheim&lt=mod_ors Dies … Read More

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All countries of South and Southeast Asia now on Open Healthcare Access Map

It’s been a little longer than a month since we published the Open Healthcare Access Map. Last week we rolled out all countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. Today all countries of South and Southeast Asia follow. The web application is available … Read More

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geoEpi – new DFG research project on spatio-temporal epidemiology of emerging viruses

A couple of viruses are of global interest with respect to human health and well-being. These pathogens include the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, Dengue, Chikungunya, Yellow fever, Zika and Ebola. These viruses show interesting spatio-temporal dynamics. Improved understanding of the driving … Read More

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MapAction and HeiGIT partner to further geoinformation innovation

The Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) and the international humanitarian geospatial charity MapAction have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) outlining their plans to collaborate in a number of areas. Both organisations share a common vision to support humanitarian … Read More

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All countries of Sub-Saharan Africa now in Open Healthcare Access Map

Last month we started the Open Healthcare Access Map. Initially, only a few countries were featured. Gradually, more countries and regions are now being added. Today we release all countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. The web application is available here: https://apps.heigit.org/healthcare_access/. … Read More

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Mapping Public Urban Green Spaces Based on OpenStreetMap and Sentinel-2 Imagery Using Belief Functions

Public urban green spaces are important for the urban quality of life. Still, comprehensive open data sets on urban green spaces are not available for most cities. As open and globally available data sets, the potential of Sentinel-2 satellite imagery … Read More

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Two-part Mapathons for better new user retention?

The project “25 Mapathons“ goes into the next phase. Based on the experience of until today 17 OSM mapathons with German Red Cross (GRC) chapter and an extensive literature review on the success of mapathons, the “25 Mapathons” team has … Read More

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Ohsome Green Region of the Month

Welcome back to the ohsome region of the month format where you can learn and get inspiration about potential applications of the ohsome API. This time we looked at forest-related information in four different Canadian regions looking for the green … Read More

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Towards a framework for the analysis of local OSM contributions

Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) such as OpenStreetMap (OSM) is often defined as the collaborative acquisition of geographic information and local knowledge by volunteers, amateurs or professionals (Goodchild, 2007). The increasing availability and importance of local data in OSM is largely … Read More

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