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ohsome Region of the month – Back on trail

Welcome back to our Region of the Month series. If you’re hearing about this format the first time you should definitely check out some of our older blog posts, e.g. this one on the tagged forests of different places in … Read More

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Spatial Data for Society – Leading HeiGIT to the Future

Underpasses, stairs, and high curbsides are a challenge for people with impaired mobility, but these can be circumnavigated using a customized route planner for increasing mobility by calculating routes with the least amount of obstacles. This example emphasizes how geoinformation technology and … Read More

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UndercoverEisAgenten on Social Media

The project UndercoverEisAgenten aims to gather reliable and up-to-date data on the thawing of the permafrost in collaboration with citizen scientists. The project invites citizens from Germany and Canada to join researchers in collecting data on visible landscape disturbances in … Read More

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Mamapa Vortrag und Diskussion “Humanitäre Kartographie mit OpenStreetMap” im Rahmen der Internationalen Wochen gegen Rassismus 2022

(For english version, see below) Welcher Beitrag kann durch das Kartieren in OpenStreetMap zu humanitären Projekten geleistet werden? Und welche Möglichkeiten gibt es um sich mit anderen Gleichgesinnten in der Region Heidelberg und Mannheim sowie global zu vernetzen zum Thema … Read More

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Join our final “SocialMedia2Traffic” project presentation on March 22

Navigation services need time dependent information on traffic speed to generate suitable routes and yield accurate travel time estimations. However, this information is not available free of cost globally. Within the recently completed project SocialMedia2Traffic, we have developed a system … Read More

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ohsome Region of the Month – Mapping of pandemic related facilities

At long last, welcome back to out Region of the Month-series, where we look at different regions in the world and how tags are used there. Today we would like to look at Covid-19 related OpenStreetMap tags in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. … Read More

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How to become ohsome part 12 – Using length and area as a predefined filter

Hello and welcome back to part 12 of our “How to become ohsome“-blog post series! If you’re new to this series, check out other blog posts of the series as well, in order to learn how you too, can become … Read More

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ohsome quality analyst (OQT) auf der FOSSGIS Konferenz am 09.03.22

Vom 9. bis zum 12. März 2022 findet die jährliche FOSSGIS Konferenz statt, die führende Konferenz für Freie und Open Source Software für Geoinformationssysteme und Open Data im deutschsprachigen Raum. HeiGIT wird dabei am 09.03. um 16:30–16:50 Bühne 2 ONLINE … Read More

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Adjunct professor title awarded to HeiGIT team member Sven Lautenbach

Heidelberg University has awarded the title adjunct professor (außerplanmäßiger Professor) to HeiGIT member Dr. Sven Lautenbach. As a member of the faculty of chemistry and geosciences he is allowed (and obligated) to lecture and conduct examinations and has the right … Read More

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A basic guide to OSM data filtering

Working with OpenStreetMap data is an exciting topic that often reveals astonishing insights. The free and open nature of the project allows a plethora of analyses topics. We at HeiGIT often concentrate on global quantitative analyses and visualisations powered by … Read More

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How to become ohsome part 11 – counting contributions

Hello and welcome back to the How to become ohsome-blog series! We hope the new year started off well for you! If you’re new to the series, you should read our other posts in the series, as well as the … Read More

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How to become ohsome part 10 – ohsome holiday contributions

Welcome back to our blog post series How to become ohsome, where you get short and simple explanations on how you can become ohsome yourself! This time, it’s all about our new endpoints, which enable you to track which contributions … Read More

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Holiday Greetings from HeiGIT

While 2021 hasn’t been an easy year, we still managed to accomplish a lot! Thank you for your continued support, your contributions, and your interest in our work. The team at HeiGIT wishes you and your friends and family a … Read More

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OpenRouteService for disaster management instance for the Philippines after Typhoon Rai

Just a couple of days ago, on December 16th, large area of the Philippines were hit by Typhoon Rai (local name Odette). The typhoon not only caused vast destruction but also hit many of the communities that already suffered most … Read More

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Job Offer: “Lead: Geo Machine Learning for Good”, Senior Spatial Data Science Expert (m, f, d), 100%, permanent, HeiGIT gGmbH

Do you want to use your machine learning expertise for the benefit of society and the environment? Do you want to improve the availability and quality of geospatial data and further develop geoinformatics methods used for open, non-profit applications in … Read More

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United Nations World Data Forum Blog on Healthcare Accessibility Map

In the context of the United Nations World Data Forum 2021 organised by the United Nations Statistics Division and UN member states a series of blogposts has been published by UNSTATS. Among them is one by Alexander Zipf about improving … Read More

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Towards climate neutral science: the Pledge4Future CO2e emission calculator

Under pressure from the decision of the Federal Constitutional Court in spring 2021, the German government has amended its climate targets. The new coalition also wants to stick to these and pursue the goal of greenhouse gas neutrality by 2045. … Read More

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HGG Vortrag: Digitale Geographie im Katastrophenmanagement

Einladung Vortrag Online: Dienstag, 14. Dezember 2021, 19:15 Uhr Melanie Eckle-Elze, Benjamin Herfort, Dr. Carolin Klonner Digitale Geographie im Katastrophenmanagement Klimawandel, Bevölkerungswachstum, Verstädterung und weitere zunehmende Landnutzungsveränderungen führen dazu, dass immer mehr Menschen in Risikogebieten leben. Um die vorhandenen Risiken … Read More

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HeiGIT and GIScience at Virtual Conference of the Red Cross Red Crescent Urban Collaboration Platform 2021

On Friday, November 26th, Dr. Carolin Klonner (GIScience Research Group) and Melanie Eckle-Elze (HeiGIT) will be supporting the Urban Context Unit of German Red Cross (GRC) in the “Data and Digitalisation in Urban Humanitarian Action” session at the Virtual Conference … Read More

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How to become ohsome part 9 – More ways to access the ohsome API

At long last, welcome back to a new blog post of the “How to become ohsome“-series. As it’s been quite a while since you got an introduction to how to access the ohsome API, we would like to pick up … Read More

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