HeiGIT at FOSSGIS 2024

We’re proud to share our recent conference experience with you! Our HeiGIT Product Owners for Big Data and Smart Mobility, Benjamin Herfort and Julian Psotta, had the privilege of attending the FOSSGIS 2024 conference, where they contributed valuable insights and … Read More

Introducing ohsomeNow stats v1.0

OhsomeNow stats makes it possible to monitor contributions to OpenStreetMap (OSM) in real time. We developed this new dashboard as part of our long-term cooperation with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), an international organization dedicated to humanitarian action and community … Read More

GeoAI4Water 2 Applies Deep Learning to Detect Critical Infrastructure for Disaster Planning

Context During natural disasters and other catastrophic events, quickly identifying and distributing resources is essential. Even a brief delay in evacuating residents or sourcing water can significantly hamper relief efforts and prevent effective disaster management. The HeiGIT and GIScience teams … Read More

GeoPrompt – Revolutionizing Navigation and Beyond: HeiGIT’s Innovative Web Application Powered by ChatGPT

Introduction In an era where technology continuously reshapes our world, the fusion of artificial intelligence and geospatial data offers exciting possibilities. HeiGIT (Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology), a pioneering research organization, has unveiled a novel web application that not only … Read More

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

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

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

Version 1.0 of the ohsome quality API and ohsome dashboard

At HeiGIT and in particular within the ohsome team, we strive to provide valuable insights into OpenStreetMap (OSM) data. The ohsome API offers aggregated statistics on the evolution of OSM elements since 2020. These are made easily accessible by the … Read More

Taginfo goes ohsome

Did you know that the OpenStreetMap (OSM) taginfo site now lets you access the ohsome dashboard? This allows you to gain refined insights into the usage stats of specific keys and tags. Taginfo is the main source for statistics about … Read More

Visualizing OQT API Results in QGIS

Using the ohsome dashboard, it is possible to explore quality estimation for OpenStreetMap (OSM) data from the ohsome quality analyst (OQT) for arbitrary regions. Also, OQT does provide an API to programmatically fetch quality estimation for a lot of different … Read More

Introducing ohsomeNow stats: Real-Time Monitoring for OpenStreetMap Contributions

You can now monitor contributions to OpenStreetMap (OSM) in real time with ohsomeNow stats! We developed this new dashboard as part of our long-term cooperation with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), an international organization dedicated to humanitarian action and community … Read More

Exploring OSM editor statistics by combining data from OSHDB and changeset DB

Exploring OSM editor statistics by combining data from OSHDB and changeset DB OpenStreetMap (OSM) marks one of the most successful and powerful open source, crowdsourced geomaps, with over 10 million registered users by 2023. Since 2008 this number has increased … Read More

Integration of OQT into the ohsome dashboard: Computing data quality metrics for OpenStreetMap

The ohsome dashboard has been and continues to be an easy access point to generate accurate statistics about the historical development of OpenStreetMap data for arbitrary regions. Now, the ohsome dashboard got extended to be able to compute data quality … Read More

Isochrones (areas reachable within 2 hours from larger Japanese cities) by HeiGIT’s openrouteservice for bigger cities on the main islands of Japan, Marcel Reinmuth’s submission for Day 3 (“Polygons”) of Topi Tjukanov’s Twitter event #30DayMapChallenge. Map derived from OpenStreetMap data.

2022 #30DayMapChallenge Round-Up Part 4: The Whole Wide World

Featured Map: Isochrones (areas reachable within 2 hours from larger Japanese cities) by HeiGIT’s openrouteservice for bigger cities on the main islands of Japan, Marcel Reinmuth’s submission for Day 3 (“Polygons”) of Topi Tjukanov’s Twitter event #30DayMapChallenge. Map derived from OpenStreetMap … Read More

Participatory Mapping taken one step further – The new version of the Sketch Map Tool

Sketch Map Tool (SMT) – An easy-to-use way to create and digitalize paper maps for offline data collection in the field The HeiGIT (Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology) team recently launched a new version of the Sketch Map Tool – … Read More

Percent change in each province of Turkey and Syria of buildings in OSM. Data from OpenStreetMap, visualized using QGIS from the ohsome API.

How to become ohsome part 15- Analysing Changes in OSM after the Earthquake in Syria and Türkiye in February 2023

Featured Map: Percent change in each province of Türkiye  and Syria of buildings in OSM. Data from OpenStreetMap, visualized using QGIS and the ohsome API plugin. Welcome back to the how to become ohsome series! If you’re new to the series, … Read More

HeiGIT to hold hands-on workshop about OSM data quality at FOSSGIS Berlin 15.-18.03.2023

HeiGIT will present its software “ohsome quality analyst” (OQT) at the FOSSGIS Conference in Berlin this week. In the demo session, Benjamin Herfort will show the numerous possibilities of the tool and how everyone can use OQT to evaluate completeness, … Read More

An ohsome R package on CRAN

Our ohsome R package has finally landed on CRAN! The package grants access to the power of the ohsome API. This makes it even easier to analyze the rich data source of OpenStreetMap (OSM) history from R. You can specify … Read More

Time to celebrate! oshdb has reached an object count of >10 billion!

As of 02.11.2022 we have reached objects 10,107,826,483* in our oshdb. As such, we think it is most definitely time to celebrate! *For information on the background this figure, read our Basic guide to OSM data filtering 😉 This blog post … Read More

ohsome Region of the month – Temporal OSM developments in Kyiv

Welcome back to our ohsome region of the month series! In this post, we’ll take a look at the temporal development of highways and added smoothness-information, as well as social facilities and updates on map development for Kyiv. Before we … Read More