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UndercoverEisAgenten on the road

The UndercoverEisAgenten team is still on the road introducing their most recent results to the public and scientific community. On July 2, visitors to the Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung (AWI) at the “Long Night of Sciences” Berlin + … Read More

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An ohsome way to check if OSM is up to date

At long last, welcome to another addition of our How to become ohsome-series! This one is special because we’re discussing a third-party application that uses ohsome API as back-end to accumulate historical OSM data. Although this innovation isn’t directly about our API, … Read More

Danziger Scholarship Applications Extended to Aug. 31

Do you know an African student hoping to study at the University of Heidelberg? The Robert and Christine Danziger Scholarship deadline has been extended to August 31. Up-and-coming Master’s and doctoral students from Africa, especially Ghana and West and Central … Read More

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HeiGIT at MSF Geo Week 2022

This June, MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières) GIS Week 2022 was held in person again in beautiful Prague. Nearly the entire MSF team dealing with geo-data and geospatial analysis congregated at the event, which presented a fantastic opportunity to learn more … Read More

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ohsomeHeX lite-mode: Mobile friendly ohsomeHeX

In the modern technological age, mobile application are necessary to reach out to the masses. Therefore, it’s critical for any web application to be available through mobile devices. In the case of ohsomeHeX, enabling use on mobile devices requires overcoming … Read More

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ohsome Region of the Month: hiking-related tags & mountains

Welcome back to a new installment of the ohsome Region of the Month blog series! This will be part two our posts on hiking related tags and this time, we’ll investigate the connection between user activity and said tags. To … Read More

Understanding spatiotemporal trip purposes of urban micro-mobility from the lens of dockless e-scooter sharing

Over the last two years, we have witnessed the ever-fast growth of micro-mobility services (e.g., e-bikes and e-scooters), which brings both challenges and innovations to the traditional urban transportation systems. For example, they provide an opportunity to better address the … Read More

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Audio Segment: The Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) in the Campus Radio

HeiGIT aims to provide safe and easy access to geoinformation data and better orientation for humanitarian aid groups during emergency events. Traveling through a foreign city? No worries; nowadays, all standard phones are connected to satellite networks. This continuously improves … Read More

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Recent feature additions to Ohsome Quality analysT

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 overview … Read More

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Social Media Data for better routing of open-source navigational services

Geoinformatics researchers from Heidelberg are helping to improved the usability of geocoded information through the project “SocialMedia2Traffic”. Heidelberg 23rd of May, 2022. Navigation services require up-to-date traffic information in order to determine optimal routes and calculate the travel time. Open-source … Read More

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Leveraging OpenStreetMap and Multimodal Remote Sensing Data with Joint Deep Learning for Wastewater Treatment Plants Detection

Humans rely on clean water for their health, well-being, and various socio-economic activities. During the past few years, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a constant reminder of about the importance of hygiene and sanitation for public health. The most common … Read More

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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 Presentation and Discussion “Humanitarian Cartography Using OpenStreetMap”at the International Weeks Against Racism 2022

What contribution can be made to humanitarian projects by mapping in OpenStreetMap? And what opportunities are there to network with other like-minded people in the Heidelberg and Mannheim region, in other parts of Germany and also on a global scale … 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

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

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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