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Colloquium Talk about healthsites.io: Building a baseline of health facility data in OpenStreetMap by M. Herringer

We are happy to invited to the presentation in the GIScience HD colloquium. Everybody interested is invited to join the presentations and the discussion afterwards. Building a baseline of health facility data in OpenStreetMap Markus Herringer, healthsites.io, Amsterdam, NL – … Read More

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Detecting OSM Building Facades with Graffiti Artwork Based on Street View Images and Social Media using Deep Learning

As a recognized type of art, graffiti is a cultural asset and an important aspect of a city’s aesthetics. As such, graffiti is associated with social and commercial vibrancy and is known to attract tourists. However, positional uncertainty and incompleteness … Read More

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GIScience Contributions to the 2019 State of the Map Academic Track proceedings

v class=”entry”> Recently the SOTM 2019 Heidelberg Academic Track Proceedings have been published. GIScience Research Group Heidelberg and HeiGIT contributed several talks and posters. Below you can find an overview. Contact us if you are interested in further details on … Read More

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Learning salience models of indoor landmarks

In landmark-based way-finding, determining the most salient landmark from several candidates at decision points is challenging. To overcome this problem, current approaches usually rely on a linear model to measure the salience of landmarks. However, linear models are not always … Read More

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ohsome presentation in Malta at the 3rd International Workshop on Spatial Data Quality

Around 55 participants gathered in Malta for the 3rd International Workshop on Spatial Data Quality 2020 from 28th to 29th of January. Among national mapping agencies, software providers and standardization organizations, HeiGIT had the opportunity to present its ohsome – … Read More

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Mapping Rohingya Refugee Camps in Bangladesh – An Analysis Using the OSHDB API

Humanitarian mapping activations show increasing numbers of contribution. This blog post illustrates the specific potential of the OSHDB API [1] for detailed analyses of such activations by means of a case study. The examined area is Cox’s Bazar in Southeast … Read More

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Urban flooding in Handschuhsheim – Using User-Generated Geographic Data in Flood Risk Management

A week ago, students from the seminar “User-Generated Geographic Data in Disaster Risk Management and Humanitarian Aid” carried out a survey about urban flood risk in Handschuhsheim. The “field day” was organised by Carolin Klonner and Melanie Eckle (the teachers … Read More

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Invitation to GIScience colloquium talks related to Humanitarian Aid

We are happy to annouce two higly interesting upcomming presentations in the GIScience colloquium in the next weeks. Everybody interested is invited to join the presentations and the discussion afterwards. The use of geoinformatics at the German Red Cross Katharina … Read More

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Disaster monitoring with Openrouteservice, example from UN Pulse Lab Jarkarta

Recently the UN Pulse Lab Jakarta has developed a disaster monitoring WebApp called the MIND/DisasterMon platform. According to UN Pulse Lab the objective of the MIND/DisasterMon platform is to try to answer questions related to Disaster Monitoring and emergency response … Read More

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NASA uses Openrouteservice for study on disaster response times

According to a recent post by NASA, researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, calculated the time that could have been saved if ambulance drivers and other emergency responders had near-real-time information about flooded roads, using the … Read More

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Recap: Keynote on Smart Cities

Already in October 2019 Prof. Zipf was invited to give a keynote on “User Generated Geoinformation for Smart Cities” at the “Smart Cities, Smart Data, Smart Governance” ISPRS Conference at CEPT University in Ahmedabad (known for the Gandhi-Ashram), where he … Read More

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Openrouteservice v6.0 – Ganymede

We are pleased to announce the latest release of openrouteservice – version 6.0 also known as Ganymede. The main changes in this release are nestled in the backend code itself and have been performed to update the core GraphHopper library … Read More

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