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HeiGIT at AGIT conference 2019 in Salzburg- The spatial view

This week, the annual AGIT conference is again organised in Salzburg. The conference has since more than 30 years successfully gathered representatives of academia, applied research and economy to present latest projects, to share ideas and to develop new approaches. … Read More

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Open Positions GIS at German Red Cross – Cooperation with HeiGIT

Das Rote Kreuz Generalsekretariat Berlin schreibt aktuell zwei interessante Vollzeitstellen aus (Standort Berlin). Eine davon – als Fachreferent Geoinformatik – ist direkt auf die konkrete Zusammenarbeit mit dem Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT gGmbH) an der Universität Heidelberg ausgerichtet. … Read More

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Do you need a shady route because it is too hot?

IT IS HOT! So you are looking for a more shady pedestrian route through the urban jungle? You might then prefer some routes that go through public green spaces with trees and bushes. Thank goodness we are working already on … Read More

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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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