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OSM History Analysis with ohsomeHeX v1.0

Get valuable insights into the quality and development process of OpenStreetMap data with ohsomeHeX! We are proud to announce a new release that provides a completely redesigned UI that makes it easier to keep track of all relevant information. Choose … Read More

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New paper published: Participatory Mapping and Visualization of Local Knowledge: An Example from Eberbach, Germany

Flooded parking area in Eberbach in January 2019 (Picture: C.Klonner) Worldwide, more and more people are affected by flooding. Local knowledge provides a valuable source of information for disaster risk reduction. We present an approach for visualizing and formalizing this … Read More

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Regional Variations of Context-based Association Rules in OpenStreetMap

As a user‐generated map of the whole world, OpenStreetMap (OSM) provides valuable information about the natural and built environment. However, the spatial heterogeneity of the data due to cultural differences and the spatially varying mapping process makes the extraction of … Read More

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Optimal ans Ziel: Routing-Dienste auf Basis nutzergenerierter Geodaten

Ein neues Buch gibt in einem Buchkapitel einen Überblick der vielfältigen Aktivitäten von HeiGIT und GIScience im Bereich Routenplanung und Navigation. Neben Grundlagen (wie schnelle Routing-Algorithmen) zur Umsetzung werden vor allem diverse Anwendungsbeispiele für flexible Routing-Dienste in Spezialanwendungen vorgestellt. Hierzu … Read More

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Sucessfull HeiKA autumn school urban data science

The HeiKA autumn school urban data science that took place last week was a good success with participating students varying between five and fifteen during the week. Topics covered included visualization, spatial statistics, analysis of movement data, intrinsic data quality … Read More

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One step forward for “25 Mapathons” – today Online Mapathon at Humanitarian Congress

The project “25 Mapathons” made an important step forward by successfully completing the first four Mapathons of the project. Two Mapathons were conducted with German Red Cross (GRC) members from the Red Cross Regional association of Westfalen-Lippe. Another two Mapathons … Read More

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OSMlanduse wird auf Geonet.MRN Meetup zu Flächennutzung und Flächenmanagement vorgestellt: Donnerstag 29.10.2020, 16:30

Am am 29.10.20, 16:30 Uhr veranstaltet das Netzwerk Geoinformation der Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar GeoNet.MRN zum Thema: Flächennutzung und Flächenmanagement: Ein Geoinformation Meetup Teilnahme: Kostenlos und ohne Anmeldung mit Teams unter diesem Link. Themen des Meetups sind die Online-Beteiligung von Kommunen, Bürgern … Read More

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“Open Data und die Sustainable Development Goals” geht in die zweite Runde

Liebe disastermappers-Freund*innen und Vorkämpfer*innen für freie Geoinformationen! Es ist wieder so weit: Unsere Veranstaltungsreihe “Open Data und die Sustainable Development Goals” geht in die zweite Runde! Nachdem wir uns im Sommersemester schon dem Thema Nachhaltige Entwicklung und deren Verknüpfung mit … Read More

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Estimating trade-offs of land use at global scale

Land use decision involve trade-off with respect to the ecosystem service produced by the different land use systems. Agricultural use versus natural ecosystems is the main alternative for which trade-offs need to be estimated. Given the varying climatic and soil … Read More

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GIScience/HeiGIT at GeOnG Conference 2020

Next week the biennial conference GeOnG will take place for the seventh time. On Monday and Tuesday 11/02-11/03 participants will join in over 30 live sessions around the topics of technology and information management in the humanitarian and development sector. … Read More

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Mapping physical access to health care for older adults in sub-Saharan Africa and implications for the COVID-19 response: a cross-sectional analysis

New paper published on healthcare access in Sub-Saharan Africa It is almost a year since SARS-CoV-2 first emerged in China. The virus spread all over the world. Countries south of the Sahara did not receive much attention. Although outbreaks here … Read More

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HeiKA Autumn school Urban Data Science

This week 19.-23.10. the autumn school Urban Data Science takes place as a online course set up together by GIScience Heidelberg and the Institute for Transport Studies (IfV), KIT. It is part of an ongoing application for a HeiKA (Heidelberg … Read More

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New embedded mode for OpenRouteService map client available

The new openrouteservice map client development is in the final phase and has now a new feature that allows to show routes, isochrones and other features from openrouteservice (ORS) integrated on other websites. This allows webmasters and editors to embed … Read More

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Participate in the virtual Copernikus Hackathon 16-17-18 October! HeiGIT contributes with OSM based services

On October 16-18 there is the Copernicus Hackathon “Barcelona” – Integrating Copernicus services and state-of-the-art tools within Weather-induced emergency management HeiGIT is involved in the Copernicus Hackathon by providing free and open web-based services and APIs which leverage OpenStreetMap data … Read More

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CALL FOR PAPERS – GIS Track at 18th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2021)

CALL FOR PAPERS – 18th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2021) May 23-26, 2021, Virginia, USA – https://www.drrm.fralinlifesci.vt.edu/iscram2021/ Virginia Tech Track: Geospatial Technologies and Geographic Information Science for Crisis Management (GIS) https://www.drrm.fralinlifesci.vt.edu/iscram2021/files/CFP/ISCRAM2021-Track10-Geospatial_Technologies Deadline for … Read More

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HeiGIT presentation at MSF GIS Week 2020

This Thursday, team members from HeiGIT will give a presentation at MSF’s Annual GIS Week. This is an internal event at MSF ( Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International, Doctors without Borders), which brings together all employees working on GIS and … Read More

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OSMlanduse European Union validation effort

We launched a validation campaign of our new 10meter resolution OSMlanduse product for the member states of the European Union. Please contribute to the validation here. A technique where contributions are checked against each other is implemented to promote quality … Read More

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How to become ohsome part 8 – complex analysis with the magical filter parameter

It’s CITY CYCLING time – some of you may even be involved in your municipality – a good opportunity to have a look on the OpenStreetMap (OSM) cycling ways in our city Heidelberg. Welcome to part 8 of our how … Read More

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HeiGIT support for Forecast-based Financing feature around open data initiatives for anticipatory action

Current COVID 19 related activities of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Center and HeiGIT are featured in a blog series around Forecast-based Financing. The blog post, “Anticipating and addressing epidemics – the potential of open … Read More

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Contiguous high resolution OSMlanduse map of the European Union by combining Copernicus data and OpenStreetMap

Find here a new update of the OSMlanduse.org map. By injecting known tags provided by OpenStreetMap (OSM) into a remote sensing feature space using deep learning, tags were predicted when absent thus creating a contiguous map – initially for the … Read More

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