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ohsomeHeX provides access to OSM feature history

Did you ever wonder how your city was mapped over time, how geometries were changed and refined, how mistakes were added and corrected again? Then read on: ohsomeHex has a great new feature for you – the individual object’s zoom-in-history-view. … Read More

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Third International Mapathon on Mon 17.05.2021 by disastermappers heidelberg, MAMAPA, CartONG, HuMap and OSM Ghana

Dear mappers, on Monday 17.5.2021, 18.00pm a third international mapathon together with disastermappers heidelberg, MAMAPA, CartONG, HuMap and OSM Ghana will take place, which will give you some insights in mapping for humanitarian purposes from the perspective of different organizations … Read More

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Detecting OpenStreetMap missing buildings by transferring pre-trained deep neural networks

Recently, a new research paper “Detecting OpenStreetMap missing buildings by transferring pre-trained deep neural networks” (Pisl, J., Li, H., Herfort, B., Lautenbach, S., Zipf, A. 2021) has been accepted at the the 24th AGILE conference 2021. The conference will take … Read More

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Deriving indicators for Points of Interest and analyzing mixed activities in urban areas

We are pleased that our research paper “Deriving indicators for Points of Interest and analyzing mixed activities in urban areas” (Ullah, Lautenbach, Zipf 2021) has been accepted at the 12th International Symposium on the Digital Earth (ISDE) scheduled within the … Read More

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Ohsome Region of the Month Building-Information Analysis

Welcome back to our blog post series ”ohsome Region of the Month” where you can find information on potential applications of the ohsome API. If you’re new to this format you can also read some of the former blog posts … Read More

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Reminder – starting THIS week: Evaluating Two-part OSM Mapathons on Mai 05 and May 11

The project “25 Mapathons“ goes into the next phase. Based on the experience of until today 17 OSM mapathons with German Red Cross (GRC) chapter and an extensive literature review on the success of mapathons, the “25 Mapathons” team has … Read More

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Die Stadt Mannheim nutzt openrouteservice für die Routenplanung in ihrem Online-Stadtplan

Seit kurzem nutzt die Stadt Mannheim openrouteservice (ORS) von HeiGIT für das Routing von Fußgängern, Fahrräder, Autos, LKW und Rollstuhlfahrern im Online-Stadtplan für die breite Öffentlichkeit, d.h. die Bürger und Besucher von Mannheim. Sie können es hier verwenden: https://www.gis-mannheim.de/mannheim/index.php?bl=wms_web_grau&service=mannheim&lt=mod_ors Dies … Read More

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All countries of South and Southeast Asia now on Open Healthcare Access Map

It’s been a little longer than a month since we published the Open Healthcare Access Map. Last week we rolled out all countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. Today all countries of South and Southeast Asia follow. The web application is available … Read More

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geoEpi – new DFG research project on spatio-temporal epidemiology of emerging viruses

A couple of viruses are of global interest with respect to human health and well-being. These pathogens include the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, Dengue, Chikungunya, Yellow fever, Zika and Ebola. These viruses show interesting spatio-temporal dynamics. Improved understanding of the driving … Read More

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MapAction and HeiGIT partner to further geoinformation innovation

The Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) and the international humanitarian geospatial charity MapAction have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) outlining their plans to collaborate in a number of areas. Both organisations share a common vision to support humanitarian … Read More

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All countries of Sub-Saharan Africa now in Open Healthcare Access Map

Last month we started the Open Healthcare Access Map. Initially, only a few countries were featured. Gradually, more countries and regions are now being added. Today we release all countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. The web application is available here: https://apps.heigit.org/healthcare_access/. … Read More

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Mapping Public Urban Green Spaces Based on OpenStreetMap and Sentinel-2 Imagery Using Belief Functions

Public urban green spaces are important for the urban quality of life. Still, comprehensive open data sets on urban green spaces are not available for most cities. As open and globally available data sets, the potential of Sentinel-2 satellite imagery … Read More

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Two-part Mapathons for better new user retention?

The project “25 Mapathons“ goes into the next phase. Based on the experience of until today 17 OSM mapathons with German Red Cross (GRC) chapter and an extensive literature review on the success of mapathons, the “25 Mapathons” team has … Read More

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Ohsome Green Region of the Month

Welcome back to the ohsome region of the month format where you can learn and get inspiration about potential applications of the ohsome API. This time we looked at forest-related information in four different Canadian regions looking for the green … Read More

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Towards a framework for the analysis of local OSM contributions

Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) such as OpenStreetMap (OSM) is often defined as the collaborative acquisition of geographic information and local knowledge by volunteers, amateurs or professionals (Goodchild, 2007). The increasing availability and importance of local data in OSM is largely … Read More

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SocialMedia2Traffic – Kick-Off presentation 13.04.21

Up-to-date traffic information is a prerequisite for navigation solutions to determine the best route and travel time. In the SocialMedia2Traffic project by HeiGIT and GIScience Heidelberg , conclusions about current traffic density and speed will be derived based on data … Read More

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HeiGIT und DRK veröffentlichen weiteres Trainingsmaterial zu Mapathons

Gemeinsam mit dem Deutschen Roten Kreuz (DRK) hat das HeiGIT heute das Dokument “Die häufigsten Fehler beim „mappen“ mit dem iD-Editor & deren Lösung” veröffentlicht. Das Dokument ist komplementär zum Handbuch zur Veranstaltung von Mapathons, welches bereits 2020 veröffentlicht wurde. … Read More

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German Mass Vaccination Sites in Open Healthcare Access Map

Last week we introduced Open Healthcare Access Map. Our new web application for interactively sharing results of accessibility estimates based on OpenStreetMap healthcare facilities and openrouteservice isochrones. A new update now shows motorized accessibility estimates of mass vaccination sites in … Read More

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ohsome-py: Python Package for OSM history analytics published

As a little Easter present, we published the first version of the ohsome-py Python package today. ohsome-py helps you extract and analyse OpenStreetMap history data using the ohsome API and Python. It handles queries to the ohsome API and converts … Read More

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Mapathon “Mapping for International Solidarity” on 06.04

Hello dear friends of the disastermappers heidelberg! At the moment, the Heidelberg International Weeks against Racism 2021 are running – and the disastermappers are also taking part! Why? The unequal distribution of resources is often a consequence of historical (and … Read More

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