New mFund project: start of SocialMedia2Traffic – derivation of traffic information from social media data

Up-to-date traffic information is a prerequisite for navigation solutions to determine the best route and travel time. However, there is no freely available traffic information on a global and federal level. “SocialMedia2Traffic uses freely available data from social media such … Read More

GeoNet.MRN at Smart City Expo World Congress Barcelona 2019

Last week was the Smart City Expo World Congress 2019 took place in Barcelona. Our region geoinformation network GeoNet.MRN was there with a booth presenting the members of GeoNet.MRN, among others the GIScience Research Group / HeiGIT at Heidelberg University. … Read More

New ORS Jupyter example about Fleet Scheduling for Disaster Response with ORS and VROOM

  Routing optimization in a humanitarian context Routing optimization generally solves the Vehicle Routing Problem (a simple example being the more widely known Traveling Salesman Problem). A more complex example would be the distribution of goods by a fleet of … Read More

Solve routing optimization with VROOM + openrouteservice

The most optimal route through Germany’s 15 biggest citys. It’s the shortest route of exactly 43.589.145.600 different alterations. In a Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP, an example is the Traveling Salesman Problem), we are concerned with finding optimal routes for a … Read More