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The potential of Open Geospatial Data to address the Sustainable Development Goals- Geospatial World Magazine Article on how HOT and HeiGIT are supporting current approaches

Geospatial data is key for empowering citizens around the globe and to achieve the SDGs— if geodata is made openly available and easy to be put to use. The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is in this regard coordinating and supporting … Read More

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Support the global OSM Climate Protection Map at WorldEnvironmentDay

Today, June 5 is the #WorldEnvironmentDay. World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our #environment. Above all, World Environment Day is the “people’s day” for doing something to take care of … Read More

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ISCRAM 2019 in Valencia- Towards closer exchange in crisis management between practitioners, stakeholders and researchers

The 16th ISCRAM conference took place in the city of Valencia (Spain). It succeeded again to gather an international audience of researchers that shared their work all around crisis management. As ISCRAM is mainly interested in the support and intersection … Read More

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Successfull PhD Defence by Clemens Jacobs on Plausibility Estimation of Citizen Science Observations for Biodiversity

Last week Dr. Clemens Jacobs successfully defended his PhD about methods for assessing the data quality of citizen science observations of organisms. Congratulations, well done!!! We wish all the very best for the future! The research aimed at using geographic … Read More

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OpenRouteService with waypoint optimization

As promised earlier this year, we’re very happy to finally announce the unveiling of our new route optimization endpoint! We deployed an instance of the popular Vroom open-source engine, which is capable of solving complex Vehicle Routing Problems (VRP) in … Read More

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Disaster Risk Reduction, OpenStreetMap and Missing Maps at Global Platform 2019

Global Platform 2019 in Geneva   Creating maps helps humanity. Drawing maps together with communities is crucial for effective risk reduction interventions, ensuring no one is left behind. The progress of the implementation of the targets set by the Sendai … Read More

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Teaching at the Heidelberg Center for Latin America in Santiago de Chile

This year, Sabrina Marx and Martin Hilljegerdes were teaching the block course “GIS 2” at the Heidelberg Center for Latin America (HCLA) in Santiago de Chile. The course is part of the international Master program “Governance of Risks and Resources”, … Read More

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HeiGIT/ GIScience at ISCRAM conference in Valencia

19th-22nd of May, the 16th Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) conference is taking place in Valencia. Likewise to previous years, the GIScience Research Group/HeiGIT are taking part and supporting with several contributions. Martin Hilljegerdes will present a … Read More

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Sonniges „meinGrün“ Konsortiumstreffen in Heidelberg

Letzte Woche fand das zweite große Konsortiumstreffen im Projekt „meinGrün“ in Heidelberg statt. Zusammen mit unseren Projektpartnern vom IÖR , DLR , ISB AG , dem Institut für Kartographie der TU Dresden , Terra Concordia (mundraub.org) und Urbanista haben wir … Read More

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Exploring OSM history: the example of health related amenities

Introduction Exploring how OpenStreetMap data developed over time across different administrative untis might reveal interesting insights into the self organizing approach of the OSM communities and can potentially be used to derive intrinsic data quality indicators. It might even be … Read More

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Letzte Vorbereitungen: Start der MS Wissenschaft am 16. Mai 2019

Mitmach-Exponate direkt aus der Forschung geben in der Ausstellung auf der MS Wissenschaft 2019 Einblicke in die Entwicklung und Anwendung Künstlicher Intelligenzen (KI). Die MS Wissenschaft startet ihre Tour am 16. Mai 2019 in Berlin und besucht Ende August auch … Read More

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How to become ohsome part 5: Measuring numbers of users editing different OSM features

Besides dealing with a snake, making quality assessments, or generating comparable statistics, one needs to know how to handle the whole functionality provided by the ohsome API to really become ohsome. And to achieve exactly that, this blog presents the … Read More

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