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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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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

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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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GIS Colloquium with Sebastián Block Munguía

Dear colleagues and students, We would like to invite you to our upcoming GIS colloquium. We are very pleased to host guest speaker Sebastián Block Munguía from the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (Yale University), who will give … Read More

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HeiGIT participates at this year’s Geography Awareness Week

In the upcoming week, 13th – 17th November, the annual Geography Awareness Week will take place. The theme week, organized by the National Geographic Society, aims to show the importance of geography in many areas of everyday life and the … Read More

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Exploring the Value of Microsoft ML Roads for OSM Data Quality Analysis

The completeness of the OpenStreetMap (OSM) road network has been an ongoing focus for researchers for more than 15 years. For instance, Neis et al. (2011) investigated the OSM street network evolution in Germany and compared it against road data … Read More

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A Successful Mapathon

We hosted a Mapathon on Thursday, the 26th of October, which saw the participation of students and researchers alike. We started mapping after a short introduction talk by Isabell Klipper on the usage of such data for example for the … Read More

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HeiGIT bei den XP Days Germany 2023

On October 5th and 6th, 2023, the XP Days Germany 2023, an open conference for agile software development and extreme programming with a focus on software development topics, took place in Frankfurt am Main. During the conference, participants were able … Read More

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HeiGIT at the International Land Use Symposium in India

HeiGIT Scientific and Managing Director Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf and HeiGIT Chief Scientist Adj. Prof Dr. Seven Lautenbach attended the 4th International Land Use Symposium at CEPT University in Ahmedabad, India. The symposium was held from 4th – 6th October … Read More

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Analyzing Bikeability

For various reasons biking is becoming a more frequently used mode of transportation. It offers flexibility, is quite cheap compared to other modes of transportation, helps with fitness and is almost carbon neutral. To evaluate how well adapted the existing … Read More

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Today is the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction!

Did you know that October 13th is the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR)? Since 1989, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction promotes a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction on this day and encourages the … Read More

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More food, more water, less carbon? Costs and benefits of global land-use optimality

Re-arranging food production: How we could use the vegetation zones on our planet more efficiently Imagine we could almost double the amount of crops we grow on our planet, while at the same time increasing the freshwater supplies and carbon … Read More

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SketchMapTool Enters Next Phase with Funding from German Red Cross and German Federal Foreign Office

The Sketch Map Tool (SMT) is entering its next project phase thanks to support from the German Red Cross (GRC) and the German Federal Foreign Office. In this phase, our main goals are enhancing the tool’s stability and marking detection, … Read More

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HeiGIT at the 11th Global Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action

In October 2023, the 11th Global Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action will take place as a hybrid event in Berlin, allowing for people to attend either in person or online (register here). Under this year’s main theme “People at … Read More

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Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf hält Vortrag zum Thema “Klimaschutz und humanitäre Hilfe: Unterstützung aus der Geoinformatik”

Am 23. September 2023 hält Herr Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf, Scientific and Managing Director bei HeiGIT und Professor für Geoinformatik / GIScience (GIS) an der Universität Heidelberg, einen Vortrag zum Thema “Klimaschutz und humanitäre Hilfe: Unterstützung aus der Geoinformatik”. Staatliche … Read More

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