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How to become ohsome part 11 – counting contributions

Hello and welcome back to the How to become ohsome-blog series! We hope the new year started off well for you! If you’re new to the series, you should read our other posts in the series, as well as the … Read More

How to become ohsome part 10 – ohsome holiday contributions

Welcome back to our blog post series How to become ohsome, where you get short and simple explanations on how you can become ohsome yourself! This time, it’s all about our new endpoints, which enable you to track which contributions … Read More

United Nations World Data Forum Blog on Healthcare Accessibility Map

In the context of the United Nations World Data Forum 2021 organised by the United Nations Statistics Division and UN member states a series of blogposts has been published by UNSTATS. Among them is one by Alexander Zipf about improving … Read More

HGG Vortrag: Digitale Geographie im Katastrophenmanagement

Einladung Vortrag Online: Dienstag, 14. Dezember 2021, 19:15 Uhr Melanie Eckle-Elze, Benjamin Herfort, Dr. Carolin Klonner Digitale Geographie im Katastrophenmanagement Klimawandel, Bevölkerungswachstum, Verstädterung und weitere zunehmende Landnutzungsveränderungen führen dazu, dass immer mehr Menschen in Risikogebieten leben. Um die vorhandenen Risiken … Read More

HeiGIT and GIScience at Virtual Conference of the Red Cross Red Crescent Urban Collaboration Platform 2021

On Friday, November 26th, Dr. Carolin Klonner (GIScience Research Group) and Melanie Eckle-Elze (HeiGIT) will be supporting the Urban Context Unit of German Red Cross (GRC) in the “Data and Digitalisation in Urban Humanitarian Action” session at the Virtual Conference … Read More

How to become ohsome part 9 – More ways to access the ohsome API

At long last, welcome back to a new blog post of the “How to become ohsome“-series. As it’s been quite a while since you got an introduction to how to access the ohsome API, we would like to pick up … Read More

FOSS4G 2021 Videos with HeiGIT contributions online – OSM data quality and MapSwipe

Recently videos with our contributions by HeiGIT to the FOSS4G conference were put online. Did you miss the event? Now you can watch whenever you like 🙂 Benni by HeiGIT explains who to use the ohsome.org framework to develop an … Read More

ohsome Region of the Month – crop tagging

Hello and welcome back to another blog post of the ohsome Region of the Month series where you can learn about potential use cases of the ohsome API. This month we were be looking at the crop tag and tried … Read More

meinGrün, Tradur und SocialMedia2Traffic bei der mFUND Konferenz 2021

Letzte Woche konnten wir bei der digitalen mFUND Konferenz drei unserer Projekte einem interessierten Publikum vorstellen. Im Fachforum “Die „15-Minuten-Stadt“ datenbasiert ermöglichen” haben wir gezeigt, wie die meinGrün App, das meinGrün Webportal und die angegliederten Dienste Städte dabei unterstützen könnten, … Read More

HOT-MERL Monitoring OSM and Tasking Manager

In 2020, the Humanitarian OpenStreetmap Team (HOT) was selected for The Audacious Project, a collaborative philanthropic initiative that serves as a springboard for social impact on a grand scale. This allows HOT to expand its activities and scale up support … Read More

2021 Volcanic Eruption in La Palma (Spain) continues – Explore the temporal changes of the Lava Field in OpenStreetMap on ohsomeHeX

On the 19th of September 2021 a volcanic eruption on the Canary Island of La Palma started. Since then the resulting lava field is constantly growing and continues its destructive expansion. According to an article in the spanish newspaper El … Read More

Automatic mapping of national surface water with OpenStreetMap and Sentinel-2 MSI data using deep learning

Large-scale mapping activities can benefit from the vastly increasing availability of earth observation (EO) data, especially when combined with volunteered geographical information (VGI) using machine learning (ML). High-resolution maps of inland surface water bodies are important for water supply and … Read More

HeiGIT and MapAction at FOSS4G 2021: Using the ohsome quality analyst to support humanitarian mapping

Last week, the annual conference FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial) has been taken place online. The conference is organized by The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) and attracts over 1000 developers, users, decision-makers and observers from a … Read More

HeiGIT Maps support DKFZ’s Cancer Information Service

One of HeiGIT’s goals is the beneficial use of geoinformation for society. To this end we provide a range of different Web services, mostly based on OpenStreetMap (OSM), such as openrouteservice or the OSM history analytics platform ohsome.org. In particular … Read More

A Web App to generate and disseminate knowledge on urban green space qualities and their accessibility

Urban green spaces (UGSs) can provide important ecosystem services for citizens and their well-being. To make use of these services according to UGS user demands, urban residents, tourists, and city administrations should know where UGSs are located, what qualities they … 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: https://apps.apple.com/ca/story/id1559236909 The team at the … Read More

ohsome Region of the Month – August

Hello and welcome back to the ohsome Region of the Month-blog post series where you can read about potential use cases of the ohsome API and maybe even get inspired to send some requests of your own. If you are … 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

Analysing the Impact of Large Data Imports in OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a global mapping project which generates free geographical information through a community of volunteers. OSM is used in a variety of applications and for research purposes. However, it is also possible to import external data sets to … Read More

Routing in flooded areas: openrouteservice uses Copernicus EMS flooding data for specific solution

The current flooding in Germany has destroyed countless streets or temporarily made them impassable in the affected areas. HeiGIT is working on free and open solutions for humanitarian aid that are based on geodata. This particularly includes routing that incorporates … Read More