The LOKI Project: Rapid Earthquake Damage Assessment

In the aftermath of earthquakes, rapid and accurate assessment of infrastructure damage is crucial. The LOKI project (Airborne Observation of Critical Infrastructures), funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research and active from January 1, 2020, to March 31, … Read More

Call for contributions

Excited to announce the CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS! Are you passionate about mapping with communities? Join us at the “Mapping with communities: Contemporary approaches and challenges” workshop at AGILE 2024 conference on June 04. Share your experiences, methodologies, and digital innovations … Read More

GeoNight Mapathon

Our next Mapathon is just around the corner, and this time, we’re joining forces with OpenStreetMap Ghana to improve coverage and to help disaster risk assessment. Join us and be a part of the GeoNight 2024 to celebrate geography together in … Read More

Mapathon on February 7th

The first Mapathon this year will be on February 7th. When: Wednesday, 07.02.2024, at 7 p.m. Where: Berliner Straße 48, Hörsaal After a short introduction into the region and subject of this mapping task, you will also get instructions how … Read More

Recap Road Quality Mapathon

Last Monday, on July 31st, we hosted a road quality mapathon, which saw the participation of students and researchers alike. Their collective efforts led to the classification of nearly 50% of all the pre-selected road pictures in 34 African countries. … Read More

Unleashing the Power of AI-Assisted Mapping in OpenStreetMap? – a webinar with HOT and Masaryk University

The ever-increasing volume and speed of corporate or machine learning-assisted mapping present unique challenges for individual volunteer mappers, particularly in terms of monitoring and validation. While the global impact and evolution of AI-assisted mapping in OpenStreetMap (OSM) remain largely unknown, … Read More

#30DayMapChallenge Round-Up Part 1: Germany Three Ways

Featured Image: The peaks of Germany identified by curvature in N/E direction, Jakob Schnell’s contribution for Day 7 (Raster) of the #30DayMapChallenge. This past November, our teams at HeiGIT and GIScience participated in Topi Tjukanov’s Twitter event #30DayMapChallenge, where mappers display … Read More

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Cover Story: Improving OpenStreetMap missing building detection using few-shot transfer learning in sub-Saharan Africa

Volume 26, Issue 8 of Transactions in GIS, published in December 2022, has a cover story and it’s us- well, our article anyway. Besides uniting our love of math, mapping, and Mozambique, we’re hoping to use our moment of fame … Read More

MapSwipe is App of the Day in Apple AppStore

MapSwipe has ben announced as ‘App of the Day‘ in the Apple AppStore! (27.08.2021) Thank you to all our volunteers for the continued help and support which keeps the app going. Read the blogpost here: The team at the … Read More

Exponat aus Heidelberg bietet Training für KI-Algorithmen auf der MS Wissenschaft

Mitmach-Exponate geben auf der MS Wissenschaft in Heidelberg vom 28. August bis 1. September Einblicke in die Entwicklung und Anwendung Künstlicher Intelligenz (KI). Mit auf dem zu einer schwimmenden Ausstellung umgebauten ehemalige Kohlefrachter ist auch ein Exponat des Heidelberg Institute … Read More

HeiGIT supports Citizien Science @ Helmholtz ThinkCamp

We are always happy to support citizen science projects at the HeiGIT. HeiGIT/ GIScience efforts already range from tools that assess the data quality of citizen science projects (see, e.g., this blog post about “Plausible Parrots“) to approaches related to … Read More