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Towards a framework for the analysis of local OSM contributions

Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) such as OpenStreetMap (OSM) is often defined as the collaborative acquisition of geographic information and local knowledge by volunteers, amateurs or professionals (Goodchild, 2007). The increasing availability and importance of local data in OSM is largely … Read More

Mapathon “Mapping for International Solidarity” on 06.04

Hello dear friends of the disastermappers heidelberg! At the moment, the Heidelberg International Weeks against Racism 2021 are running – and the disastermappers are also taking part! Why? The unequal distribution of resources is often a consequence of historical (and … Read More

Humanitarian OSM Stats: How to monitor humanitarian mapping in the HOT Tasking Manager? – Part 5: the American Red Cross

Since 2010 organized humanitarian mapping has evolved as a constant and growing element of the global OpenStreetMap (OSM) community. With more than 8,000 projects in 150 countries humanitarian mapping has become a global community effort. Due to this large amount … Read More

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

Flood Impact Assessment on Road Network and Healthcare Access at the example of Jakarta, Indonesia

Extreme natural events create catastrophic situations for cities and their populations. Due to climate change and anthropogenic activities, the number and intensity of these events has steadily increased at the global scale. Floods are the most common natural disaster worldwide, … Read More

Humanitarian OSM Stats: How to monitor humanitarian mapping in the HOT Tasking Manager? – Part 4

Since 2010, organized humanitarian mapping has evolved as a constant and growing element of the global OpenStreetMap (OSM) community. With more than 7,000 projects in 150 countries, humanitarian mapping has become a global community effort. Due to this large amount … Read More

Humanitarian OSM Stats: How to monitor humanitarian mapping in the HOT Tasking Manager? – Part 3

Since 2010 organized humanitarian mapping has evolved as a constant and growing element of the global OpenStreetMap (OSM) community. With more than 7,000 projects in 150 countries humanitarian mapping has become a global community effort. Due to this large amount … Read More

The evolution of humanitarian mapping within the OpenStreetMap community

In the past 10 years, the collaborative maps of OpenStreetMap (OSM) have been used to support humanitarian efforts around the world as well as to fill important data gaps for implementing major development frameworks such as the Sustainable Development Goals … Read More

Humanitarian OSM Stats: How to monitor humanitarian mapping in the HOT Tasking Manager? – Part 2

Since 2010 organized humanitarian mapping has evolved as a constant and growing element of the global OpenStreetMap (OSM) community. With more than 7,000 projects in 150 countries humanitarian mapping has become a global community effort. Due to this large amount … Read More

German radio report on OpenStreetMap in WDR5 Quarks – Wissenschaft und mehr

The German radio station WDR 5 broadcasted a short report about OpenStreetMap with a focus on basics and navigation in the science programme “Quarks – Wissenschaft und mehr” last month on 19.01.2021. One of the German pioneers of OpenStreetMap – … Read More

Vortrag zu Humanitärem Mapping in OpenStreetMap bei Begabtenförderung des Heidelberger Life‐Science Lab

Das Heidelberger Life‐Science Lab ist eine Einrichtung des Deutschen Krebsforschungszentrums (DKFZ, Heidelberg) und hat die Förderung mathematisch und naturwissenschaftlich-technisch besonders interessierter und begabter Mittel- und Oberstufenschüler und Studenten zur Aufgabe. Der Schwerpunkt ist auf die Life-Sciences gerichtet, die den Standort … Read More

ohsome street network analysis part 2

Welcome to part 2 of the #ohsome street network analysis. If you haven’t read the first part yet, you can do so following this link. As promised, this week we are performing a simple tag completeness analysis, where we are … Read More

Humanitarian OSM Stats: How to monitor humanitarian mapping in the HOT Tasking Manager? – Part 1

Since 2010 organized humanitarian mapping has evolved as a constant and growing element of the global OpenStreetMap (OSM) community. With more than 7,000 projects in 150 countries humanitarian mapping has become a global community effort. Due to this large amount … Read More

Updated OSM Healthcare in Senegal (2020)

OpenStreetMap (OSM) offers many possibilities and holds potential in the area of freely available infrastructure data for the health sector. Nevertheless, it is important to underline that the quality of the information is different in each country, since the mapping … Read More

Find the route to your nearest Covid-19 vaccination center in Germany — new App by HeiGIT based on OpenStreetMap and openrouteservice

Where is is the closed Covid-19 vaccination center and what is the best way to get there? A new route planning app helps you answer this questions by suggesting ways to the nearest vaccination center. You can use this route … Read More

Keynote at McGILL GIS DAY: Analysing and Improving OpenStreetMap for Humanitarian Aid with Data Mining and GeoAI

Prof. Alexander Zipf has been invited to give the keynote at GIS DAY 2021 at McGILL University (Montréal, Canada) on Tuesday 19. Jan. 2021. The theme of the whole GIS Day at McGill is Humanitarian Mapping and the talk will … Read More

Update on “Accessibility of COVID-19 vaccination centers in Germany”

Based on newly available locations for missing COVID-19 vaccination centers the accessibility analysis has been updated.

Accessibility to pharmacies in Germany with 15km Covid-19 restriction

Current lockdown regulations in Germany state that – in many but not all federal states – travel in COVID-19 hotspot regions is only allowed up to 15km distance. This has raised concerns since a 15km radius has been perceived by … Read More

Accessibility of covid-19 vaccination centers in Germany

Vaccination of a sufficiently large share of the population is considered the most important action to fight the spread of SARS-CoV -2 and resulting COVID-19 infections. Germany has started together with the majority of EU member states at the 27th … Read More

HeiGIT participates at virtual HOT Summit 2020

Next week the HOT Summit will take place. The conference takes already place for the sixth time and it is the fifth consecutive time that we from HeiGIT/GIScience Heidelberg do contribute a session. This years topic is 10 Years of … Read More