Mamapa Presentation and Discussion “Humanitarian Cartography Using OpenStreetMap”at the International Weeks Against Racism 2022

What contribution can be made to humanitarian projects by mapping in OpenStreetMap? And what opportunities are there to network with other like-minded people in the Heidelberg and Mannheim region, in other parts of Germany and also on a global scale … Read More

Diskussionsrunde zum Thema «Humanitäre Kartographie» bei den Mannheimer einander.Aktionstagen 2021

Im Rahmen der Aktionstage 2021 des Mannheimer Bündnis, bietet Mannheimer Mapathons e.V. eine offene Diskussionsrunde zum Thema «Humanitäre Kartographie» an. Auf dem Podium: Melanie Eckle-Elze, Benjamin Herfort (Disastermappers-HD) und Sandra Sudhoff (CartONG-France). Anschließend wird es für alle Teilnehmer*innen eine Gelegenheit … Read More

OSM Changeset Analysis with Humstats and the ohsome Framework

In this blog post we want to take a closer look at a fruitful mapping collaboration between humanitarian organizations and corporations. Since 2015 mapping remote areas in OSM is one part in the cooperation between the leading savings, retirement and … Read More

World Refugee Day: Mapathon by CartONG

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced mapper, or just curious to learn more about why mapping is so important for humanitarian work, join us on 21 June. Support the mapping of refugee locations on World Refugee Day. It … Read More

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

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

Erstes Handbuch zur Veranstaltung von Mapathons im Deutschen Roten Kreuz

Das Handbuch zur Veranstaltung von Mapathons im Deutschen Roten Kreuz (DRK) ist da! In dem Handbuch wird beschrieben, was bei der Durchführung eines Mapathon zu beachten ist. Es beginnt mit der Frage, was überhaupt ein Mapathon ist und erklärt warum … Read More

Kick off of the 25 Mapathon project

We are proud to announce the successful Kickoff of the 25 Mapathons project. On June, 22th a joint team of HeiGIT and the German Red Cross (GRC) carried out the first mapathon of the 25 Mapathons series. The mapathon was … Read More

HeiGIT support for Humanitarian Village and Mapathon at Humanitarian Congress in Berlin 2019

On October 17/18th the Humanitarian Congress is organized in Berlin by Médecins Sans Frontières/Ärzte ohne Grenzen (MSF), Médecins du Monde/Doctors of the World (MdM), German Red Cross (GRC) and Berlin Chamber of Physicians. For more than 20 years, this congress … Read More

Mapping Human Settlements with Higher Accuracy and Less Volunteer Efforts by Combining Crowdsourcing and Deep Learning

Our new paper on Machine Learning and Humanitarian Mapping Nowadays, Machine Learning and Deep Learning approaches are steadily gaining popularity within the humanitarian (mapping) community. New tools such as the ML Enabler or the rapId editor might change the way … Read More

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

Analyse HOT Tasking Manager Projects with the ohsome API

In this example we show you how to use a Jupyter Notebook with the ohsome API to analyse mapping efforts for a HOT Tasking Manager project in Nepal!