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Tools for Disaster Risk Reduction by HeiGIT – Celebrating the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

Today we celebrate the International Day for #DisasterRiskReduction. HeiGIT offers a growing set of tools and services that support humanitarian aid during and before disasters. Examples include work in the context of the Missing Maps initiative, like conceptualising and extending … Read More

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Studying the impact of built environments on human mental health in everyday life – a review of methods

Rapid worldwide urbanization benefits humans in many aspects, but the prevalence of common psychiatric disorders is increased in urban populations. While the impact of city living and urban upbringing on mental health is well established, it remains elusive which of … Read More

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Big Spatial Data Analytics of Geodata in the Cloud – Festive Colloquium 50 anniversary URZ

The computing center (URZ) of Heidelberg University will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on Friday 11th October 2019 with a festive colloquium. Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf gives a speech on Big Spatial Data Analytics of geodata in the cloud. Examples … Read More

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HeiGIT support for Humanitarian Village and Mapathon at Humanitarian Congress in Berlin 2019

On October 17/18th the Humanitarian Congress is organized in Berlin by Médecins Sans Frontières/Ärzte ohne Grenzen (MSF), Médecins du Monde/Doctors of the World (MdM), German Red Cross (GRC) and Berlin Chamber of Physicians. For more than 20 years, this congress … Read More

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Brownbag Presentation by Jennings Anderson (University of Colorado Boulder) on OpenStreetMap data analysis

We cordially invite you to a Brownbag presentation by our Guest Researcher Dr. Jennings Anderson! When? Tuesday, 8/10/2019, 1-2.30 pm Where? Seminar room 15, INF 348 Jennings is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder exploring new approaches … Read More

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MapSwipe 2.0: Reimagining how a mobile app can support humanitarian response worldwide

In 2015, MapSwipe began as a solution to a complex question: how do we better identify where communities and populations are, allowing mapping to be more efficient and effective? Using a simple mobile app, volunteers are able to swipe through … Read More

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Mapathon at “JKG” during German Congress for Geography 2019

This year the bi-annual German Congress for Geography was held in Kiel in northern Germany. The conference is the main platform for German speaking researchers to exchange recent research results in the field of geography. Besides this, a growing number … Read More

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State of the Map and HOT Summit in Heidelberg

SotM Image by Thomas Skowron, licensed under CC BY 2.0 Over the last few days, Heidelberg has been host to the annual HOT Summit and State of the Map conference with a combined attendance of over 800 people. The HOT … Read More

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OpenStreetMap, eine stille und nützliche digitale Revolution


Über 500 Mitgestalter des ehrenamtlich erstellten Kartenwerks treffen 
sich in Heidelberg. Ihr Motto: „Freie Projekte benötigen freie Daten“ Verkehrsminister Winfried Hermann: „Nachhaltige Mobilität und frei verfügbare Daten passen sehr gut zusammen“ Ein besonderes Beispiel der digitalen Mitgestaltung ist die OpenStreetMap … Read More

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Pressekonferenz: State of the Map, Heidelberg 21.09.2019

Presseeinladung 18.09.2019 (PDF Link hier) Weltkonferenz für eine Freie Karte Die Macher von OpenStreetMap treffen sich in Heidelberg Universität Heidelberg und Verkehrsministerium Baden-Württemberg unterstützen Initiative Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, hochwertiges digitales Kartenmaterial muss nicht kommerziell sein. Seit mittlerweile 15 … Read More

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Recap of HeiGIT @ FOSS4G 2019

First of all, thanks to everybody who attended our ohsome lab at last weeks FOSS4G in Bucharest. Even though there were eleven (!) tracks running in parallel, and our lab was not in the same location as the program track, … Read More

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Die MS Wissenschaft ist in Heidelberg

Bis zum 01.09.2019 kann die Austellung auf der MS Wissenschaft zum Thema “Künstliche Intelligenz” in Heidelberg besucht werden. Wir waren da und sind begeistert! Für die Ausstellung hat das HeiGIT gemeinsam mit dem Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung in Potsdam … Read More

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