Empowering Change: OpenRouteService in Geospatial Initiatives for Women’s Economic Empowerment and Sustainable Development

The use of open-source geospatial data, exemplified by services like openrouteservice (ORS), proves to be beneficial for both academic research and use case studies. Witnessing our technologies applied in unanticipated ways showcases their potential to meet the evolving needs of … Read More

Spotlight on HeiGIT’s FOSSGIS 2024 Presentations

We’re thrilled to share some exciting news – our colleagues Julian Psotta and Benjamin Herfort are set to deliver talks at FOSSGIS 2024 in Hamburg, Germany! Julian Psotta will be presenting the openrouteservice project together with the Federal Agency for … Read More

ORS Tools QGIS Plugin Release v1.7.0

Just in time for the new year, the openrouteservice team proudly announces the release of v1.7.0 of the ORS Tools QGIS plugin! Quite a lot has happened. First, the GUI was reworked: Manually created points can be saved into a … Read More

Open Source Routing and Optimization at the Global Health Supply Chain Summit 2023

HeiGIT Product Manager for Smart Mobility Julian Psotta attended this year’s Global Health Supply Chain Summit in Nairobi, Kenya. The main goal of the GHSCS 2023 was to learn and share experiences from people directly working on issues related to … Read More

A Radio Report on HeiGITs Disaster Portal

Campus reporter Nils Birschmann spoke with Prof. Alexander Zipf about our Disaster Portal. The interview was broadcast on Radio Regenbogen.   You can listen to the full length of the article here (please note: the interview is only available in … Read More

Looking back at FOSS4G Conference 2023

Figure 1: FOSS4G 2023, QGIS daily openings   This years FOSS4G conference took place from 26 June – 2 July 2023 in beautiful Prizren, Kosovo. Since 2006 FOSS4G, the largest global gathering for geospatial software, is organized by the Open … Read More

Disaster openrouteservice response to Pakistan flooding

Over the past weeks, monsoon flooding in Pakistan has left over 1,000 dead and millions without homes. As reports and photos of skyrocketing food prices, residents wading through shoulder-deep water, and satellite images of flooded rivers highlight the magnitude of … Read More

Join our final “SocialMedia2Traffic” project presentation on March 22

Navigation services need time dependent information on traffic speed to generate suitable routes and yield accurate travel time estimations. However, this information is not available free of cost globally. Within the recently completed project SocialMedia2Traffic, we have developed a system … Read More

Revamped openrouteservice client for disaster management

We are happy to announce a revamped openrouteservice maps client for disaster management. It was built based on the new openrouteservice maps client, that is an open source route planner with plenty of features. Specific disaster features were incorporated via … Read More

A safe way through the heat: Transdisciplinary project HEAL makes everyday life easier for at-risk groups

As part of a transdisciplinary collaboration, the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT), the GIScience research group and the TdLab Geography at Heidelberg University are jointly developing adaptation strategies to support and protect at-risk groups during hot weather conditions. Individual … Read More

Becoming ohsome in R – analysis of the completeness of the road network and health sites in Jakarta

Data quality is an important issue then performing analysis based on OpenStreetMap data. We have recently demonstrated how the effects of the 2013 flood in Jakarta on the accessibility of hospitals and clinics could be analyzed based on network analysis … Read More

A fresh new ORS maps client

We are happy to announce that the new openrouteservice maps client has been finished and released. It is an open source route planner with plenty of features for car, heavy vehicles, hiking, cycling and wheelchair, designed to be mobile friendly … 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

New embedded mode for OpenRouteService map client available

The new openrouteservice map client development is in the final phase and has now a new feature that allows to show routes, isochrones and other features from openrouteservice (ORS) integrated on other websites. This allows webmasters and editors to embed … Read More

A revamped ORS map client to celebrate the 16th OpenStreetMap anniversary

#OpenStreetMap is turning 16! Happy Birthday from the HeiGIT team. After 16 years OSM is a reference of collaborative work and how we can give our best to create and maintain global, free and multipurpose projects that bring benefits to … Read More

Advanced time-dependent routing soon available in Openrouteservice

We are thrilled to give you a sneak peak into routing with time-dependent road restrictions, the outcome of our collaboration with GraphHopper GmbH in the research project TARDUR supported by the mFUND initiative of the Federal Ministry of Transport and … Read More

Einladung zum Beta Test der meinGrün App

Beim Konsortialtreffen letzte Woche haben wir die erste Beta Version der meinGrün App fertiggestellt. Jetzt benötigen wir Grünflächen-Enthusiasten, die mit uns zusammen die App testen, um sie weiter zu verbessern. Diesen Samstag findet unser erstes Test-Event statt: WO: Volkshochschule Heidelberg … Read More

New OpenRouteService API playground

After the release of the new OpenRouteService dashboard the team has worked on a new interactive API documentation application named API Playground , that allows the users to explore all the OpenRouteService API services, parameters and responses in an intuitive … Read More

Openrouteservice Developers Dashboard Revamped

Over the past few months the openrouteservice team has worked on a new developers dashboard in order to make the registration and usage of the API more easy and accessible. Now the developers using the openrouteservice API will experience a … Read More