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OQT for Food Environments

HeiGIT and the Amsterdam University Medical Center (UMC) partnered up to investigate food environments through the lens of OpenStreetMap (OSM) data. UMC analyses how exposure to different categories of food related retailers affects health matters. The assumption is that the … Read More

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Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting 2023

GIScience member and PhD candidate Steffen Knoblauch was invited as a speaker at the Joint Internationl Tropical Medicine Meeting (JITMM) 2023. The conference’s focal topic was “Achieving the SDGs: Human and AI-driven Solutions for Tropical Medicine in a Changing World” … Read More

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ORS Tools QGIS Plugin Release v1.7.0

Just in time for the new year, the openrouteservice team proudly announces the release of v1.7.0 of the ORS Tools QGIS plugin! Quite a lot has happened. First, the GUI was reworked: Manually created points can be saved into a … Read More

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Somaliland GIS Training

Since 2022, HeiGIT is providing technical support to the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) in Somalia. The objective was the development of an Early Action Protocol (EAP) for droughts in Somalia, a plan developed by RCRC National Societies that outlines … Read More

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Introducing OhsomeNowStats

Today, we’d like to shine a light on the online tool OhsomeNowStats. OhsomeNowStats allows users to take a look at the mapping activity in OpenStreetMap. This is especially useful for humanitarian organizations and mapathon organizers, because OhsomeNowStats data is updated … Read More

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IT Systems Engineer (m/f/d, up to 100%)

Are you passionate about automation, monitoring and the development of innovative IT infrastructures? Are you an enthusiast for open source software? And would you like to work with developers and researchers to further develop software in the field of geoinformatics … Read More

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Looking back at SOTM Africa and Missing Maps Gathering

The recently concluded State of the Map Africa 2023, hosted in Yaoundé, Cameroon, marked the fourth edition of this regional OpenStreetMap (OSM) conference. The State of the Map was a great opportunity to get to know the people who are … Read More

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The Year 2023 at HeiGIT

As 2023 is coming to an end, we would like to take the opportunity to look back at this eventful year and appreciate the advance that HeiGIT has made towards its goal of enabling and improving the transfer of knowledge … Read More

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HeiGIT-Team Wins “Open Source Software for Sustainable Development Goals (OSS4SDG)” Hackathon

The HeiGIT team recently secured the top position in the third edition of the Open Source Software for Sustainable Development Goals (OSS4SDG) hackathon. These hackathons are based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN. The participants were … Read More

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Student Assistant (m/f/d) for Communication Tasks

Our team is currently looking for: Student Assistant (m/f/d) for Communication Tasks Your tasks will be to support the openrouteservice team in communication tasks with our users. Your Tasks will mostly be email communication and answering inquiries in our community … Read More

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Student Assistant (m/f/d) for Assistance with the Development of Websites and Web Map Applications

Our team is currently looking for: Student Assistant (m/f/d) for Assistance with the Development of Websites and Web Map Applications Your tasks will be to support the openrouteservice team in the further development of our website (openrouteservice.org) and our web … Read More

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Analysis of Humanitarian OSM Stats: User activity through HOT-TM and contributing organizations

Introduction In this blogpost we are taking a look at humanitarian mapping through the Tasking Manager (HOT-TM) that is operated by the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT). At HeiGIT we work together with HOT to provide analyses and statistics to further … Read More

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Successful PhD Defense by Christina Ludwig on Mapping Urban Green Spaces using OSM and Satellite Imagery

We would like to congratulate Dr. Christina Ludwig on successfully defending her PhD on how to map urban green spaces using OpenStreetMap (OSM) data last month. In her thesis Christina first analyzed how urban green spaces are mapped in OSM … Read More

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State of the Map Africa 2023

This year’s State of the Map Africa will kick off today. Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon, is hosting a three-day conference with an emphasis on OpenStreetMap in Africa as a growing network and as a part of global OSM structures. To enable exchange … Read More

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Front-End Developer (m/f/d, up to 50-70%)

You are a highly motivated person who loves front-end development? You want to use your expertise for the benefit of society and the environment by developing open, non-profit applications in the field of climate action, smart mobility and humanitarian aid? … Read More

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HeiGIT at State of the Map Europe 2023

This year’s State of the Map Europe Conference (SotM EU) took place in Antwerp, Belgium. HeiGIT’s Benjamin Herfort and Jochen Stier visited the conference. SotM is a platform hosting OSM mappers, open-source developers, researchers, GIS professionals, cartographs and many more … Read More

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Open Source Routing and Optimization at the Global Health Supply Chain Summit 2023

HeiGIT Product Manager for Smart Mobility Julian Psotta attended this year’s Global Health Supply Chain Summit in Nairobi, Kenya. The main goal of the GHSCS 2023 was to learn and share experiences from people directly working on issues related to … Read More

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Vortragsreihe der Heidelberger Geographischen Gesellschaft

Ob bei Shakespeare, Dick oder Scholl-Latour: Schockierende Ereignisse und Entwicklungen wirken sich stets auch räumlich aus. Für das Wintersemester 2023/2024 hat die Heidelberger Geographische Gesellschaft (HGG) führende Vertreter:innen gewonnen, die zu drängenden Gegenwartsfragen forschen und im Anschluss an ihre Vorträge … Read More

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GeoSocial 2023

On the 13th of November, the 1st ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Geocomputational Analysis of Socio-Economic Data (GeoSocial 2023 in short) took place in Hamburg, Germany. Organized in part by Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf, the CEO of HeiGIT and the … Read More

OQT for Food Environments

HeiGIT and the Amsterdam University Medical Centers (UMC) partnered up to investigate food environments through the lens of OpenStreetMap (OSM) data. UMC analyses how exposure to different categories of food related retailers affects health matters. The assumption is that the … Read More

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