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This is what the dashboard used to access the OSHDB data looks like.

Press Release: New tool allows look into the history of OpenStreetMap

With the OSHDB Ver. 1.0, the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) releases a professional software that enables analyzing and visualizing of OpenStreetMap data development via a simple dashboard. Heidelberg, January 12, 2023. Two clicks. That’s all it takes to … Read More

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Cover Story: Improving OpenStreetMap missing building detection using few-shot transfer learning in sub-Saharan Africa

Volume 26, Issue 8 of Transactions in GIS, published in December 2022, has a cover story and it’s us- well, our article anyway. Besides uniting our love of math, mapping, and Mozambique, we’re hoping to use our moment of fame … Read More

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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 … Read More

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GIScience Postdoc/Senior Researcher Opportunity for OpenStreetMap Road Quality Analysis

If you’re on the job market or know someone who is, check out this exciting new opening from our partners at GIScience. The offer is included as text below. You are interested in enhancing methods for analyzing & improving OpenStreetMap … Read More

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Assessing road criticality and loss of healthcare accessibility during floods: the case of Cyclone Idai, Mozambique 2019

Featured Image: Road network analysis for the driving profiles. A Normal conditions before the flood event. B Evolution of scores after the floods induced by Cyclone Idai. The lower row shows a close-up of the area surrounding the city of Dondo The ability of … Read More

OSHDB Version 1.0 Has Arrived

Featured Photo: Ohsome dashboard interface for Heidelberg, Germany. In the words of Confucius, “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” As we release OSHDB (OpenStreetMap History Database) Version 1.0, we look back at versions 0.5, … Read More

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Job Opening for Postdoc / Senior Researcher on OpenStreetMap Road Quality Analysis

If you’re on the job market or know someone who is, check out this exciting new opening from our partners at GIScience. The offer is included as text below! You are interested in enhancing methods for analyzing & improving OpenStreetMap … Read More

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Time to celebrate! oshdb has reached an object count of >10 billion!

As of 02.11.2022 we have reached objects 10,107,826,483* in our oshdb. As such, we think it is most definitely time to celebrate! *For information on the background this figure, read our Basic guide to OSM data filtering 😉 This blog post … Read More

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ohsome Region of the month – Temporal OSM developments in Kyiv

Welcome back to our ohsome region of the month series! In this post, we’ll take a look at the temporal development of highways and added smoothness-information, as well as social facilities and updates on map development for Kyiv. Before we … Read More

Job Offer – Software Engineer OSM Routing Services

You genuinely enjoy developing open source Geoinformation Services used by thousands on a daily basis? You are a highly motivated Java Backend Developer and algorithm designer? And you love using and enhancing OpenStreetMap for high-performance GI services for global coverage? Then … Read More

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Near realtime OpenStreetMap data and stats: OSHDB and ohsome API are now updated hourly

We have exciting ohsome news! As many of you know, past OSHDB updates happened weekly and led to a delay between the data in OpenStreetMap (OSM) and our database. Basically, you had to wait up to a week to see … Read More

Student Assistant (m/f/d) for Communication Tasks

Our team is currently looking for: Student Assistant (m/f/d) for Communication Tasks Your tasks will be to support the openrouteservice team in communication tasks with our users. Your Tasks will mostly be email communication and answering inquiries in our community … Read More

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ohsomeHeX with Quality indication from OQT

The HeiGIT team had a great time at the State of the Map 2022 in Florence. Many thanks to the participants for the fruitful discussions at our workshop! Despite the direct use of OSM as a map, more and more … Read More

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Open Healthcare Access Map Update and HDX

  Last year we started the Open Healthcare Access Map.  Initially, only a few countries and later on continents were featured. Today, we are pleased to announce that we are releasing a number of previously missing countries, achieving global coverage. … Read More

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Disaster openrouteservice response to Pakistan flooding

Over the past weeks, monsoon flooding in Pakistan has left over 1,000 dead and millions without homes. As reports and photos of skyrocketing food prices, residents wading through shoulder-deep water, and satellite images of flooded rivers highlight the magnitude of … Read More

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Access to safe abortion in Germany

UPDATE 09.11.2022: Our team took part in the newly in-person State of the Map 2022 conference in Florence. We attended workshops, talks, and had the opportunity to present our own poster about the accessibility of abortion clinics in Germany, which will be … Read More

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New feature addition to Ohsome Quality analysT: Building Completeness Indicator

Introduction Since the release of the ohsome quality analyst (short OQT) in February of last year, we have been working on developing an accessible yet powerful toolkit which provides end users insights on the quality of OpenStreetMap (OSM) data. An … Read More

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Gefahrenstellen.de Uses ORS for a Safer Route to School

Creating tools to map and navigate the urban (and not-so-urban) jungle has been a specialty of the HeiGIT and GIScience teams since their founding. We’ve plotted our way to the closest park through meinGrün, fostered awareness of barriers for limited-mobility … Read More

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How to become ohsome part 14 – Advanced dashboarding

Hello again and welcome back to our “How to become ohsome” series where we demonstrate how you too can become ohsome with ohsome API! If you’re new to the series or need a refresher, check out the older installments in … Read More

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GIScience and HeiGIT at SotM 2022

We are happy to announce that, this year, GIScience and HeiGIT will have four contributions to the FOSS-Community “conferencathon” in Florence. As QGIS-Meeting, State of the Map, HOT unSummit and FOSS4G are all taking place consecutively, the schedule is shaping … Read More

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