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Reminder – starting THIS week: Evaluating Two-part OSM Mapathons on Mai 05 and May 11

The project “25 Mapathons“ goes into the next phase. Based on the experience of until today 17 OSM mapathons with German Red Cross (GRC) chapter and an extensive literature review on the success of mapathons, the “25 Mapathons” team has … Read More

Die Stadt Mannheim nutzt openrouteservice für die Routenplanung in ihrem Online-Stadtplan

Seit kurzem nutzt die Stadt Mannheim openrouteservice (ORS) von HeiGIT für das Routing von Fußgängern, Fahrräder, Autos, LKW und Rollstuhlfahrern im Online-Stadtplan für die breite Öffentlichkeit, d.h. die Bürger und Besucher von Mannheim. Sie können es hier verwenden: https://www.gis-mannheim.de/mannheim/index.php?bl=wms_web_grau&service=mannheim&lt=mod_ors Dies … Read More

All countries of South and Southeast Asia now on Open Healthcare Access Map

It’s been a little longer than a month since we published the Open Healthcare Access Map. Last week we rolled out all countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. Today all countries of South and Southeast Asia follow. The web application is available … Read More

All countries of Sub-Saharan Africa now in Open Healthcare Access Map

Last month we started the Open Healthcare Access Map. Initially, only a few countries were featured. Gradually, more countries and regions are now being added. Today we release all countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. The web application is available here: https://apps.heigit.org/healthcare_access/. … Read More

Mapping Public Urban Green Spaces Based on OpenStreetMap and Sentinel-2 Imagery Using Belief Functions

Public urban green spaces are important for the urban quality of life. Still, comprehensive open data sets on urban green spaces are not available for most cities. As open and globally available data sets, the potential of Sentinel-2 satellite imagery … Read More

Ohsome Green Region of the Month

Welcome back to the ohsome region of the month format where you can learn and get inspiration about potential applications of the ohsome API. This time we looked at forest-related information in four different Canadian regions looking for the green … Read More

HeiGIT und DRK veröffentlichen weiteres Trainingsmaterial zu Mapathons

Gemeinsam mit dem Deutschen Roten Kreuz (DRK) hat das HeiGIT heute das Dokument “Die häufigsten Fehler beim „mappen“ mit dem iD-Editor & deren Lösung” veröffentlicht. Das Dokument ist komplementär zum Handbuch zur Veranstaltung von Mapathons, welches bereits 2020 veröffentlicht wurde. … Read More

German Mass Vaccination Sites in Open Healthcare Access Map

Last week we introduced Open Healthcare Access Map. Our new web application for interactively sharing results of accessibility estimates based on OpenStreetMap healthcare facilities and openrouteservice isochrones. A new update now shows motorized accessibility estimates of mass vaccination sites in … Read More

ohsome-py: Python Package for OSM history analytics published

As a little Easter present, we published the first version of the ohsome-py Python package today. ohsome-py helps you extract and analyse OpenStreetMap history data using the ohsome API and Python. It handles queries to the ohsome API and converts … Read More

Introducing the Open Healthcare Access Map

Open Healthcare Access Map is a new web application by HeiGIT to provide insights into healthcare supply on different spatial scales for many countries worldwide. The web application is available here: https://apps.heigit.org/healthcare_access/. Please note that this is a prototype and … Read More

New publication on the Impact of Community Happenings in OpenStreetMap

Online knowledge projects such as OpenStreetMap (OSM) and Wikipedia have gained high importance, trust and even economic value. These projects and their content are maintained and enhanced by online communities that evolve around them. Yet, these communities and their members … Read More

Behind the scenes of the ohsome quality analyst (OQT)

The #ohsome quality analyst (short: OQT) has been online and accessible through its web-interface now for quite some weeks already (see the introductory blog post as a reference). The website is not the only access point to the OQT though. … Read More

Open Position @ HeiGIT: Software Engineer OSM Routing Services – Backend & Algorithms

Sie lieben Open-Source-Geoinformationsdienste zu entwickeln, die täglich von Tausenden genutzt werden? Sie sind ein hochmotivierter Java Backend-Entwickler und Algorithmen-Designer? Und Sie wollen OpenStreetMap für leistungsstarke GI-Dienste mit globaler Abdeckung einsetzen und verbessern? Dann haben wir vielleicht einen passenden und interessanten … Read More

Insights into OpenStreetMap healthcare attributes in India over time

Last November, we covered the recent increase of healthcare related objects in OpenStreetMap (OSM) in India. In less than a year, the amount of facilities has increased from 6.956 to 48.101. This is mainly due to an import run by … 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

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

Successful PhD Defense by Amin Mobasheri on OSM quality enrichment for wheelchair routing

Last Friday Amin Mobasheri of the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg University successfully defended his PhD in Geoinformatics. Due to the Corona pandemy the defense was conducted in hybrid mode with the committee members participating virtually and only Prof. Zipf and … Read More

New paper published about the OSM Sketch Map Tool

The Sketch Map Tool supports participatory mapping approaches and risk communication. An new paper presents the different functionalities of the tool. OSM data quality can be evaluated regarding the fitness for the sketch-map-approach. Based on the great idea of Field … Read More

An ohsome Railway Network Visualization and Analysis

Welcome back to another #ohsome blog post written by our awesome student assistent Sarah! This time we will look at the completeness of railway network data of one specific city in OpenStreetMap, as well as its development. For this we … Read More

AUF DIREKTEM WEG ZUR CORONA-IMPFUNG – Meldung der Universität Heidelberg

Die Universität Heidelberg berichtet aktuell über impfzentrum.openrouteservice.org NEUER ROUTENPLANER ERMITTELT DEUTSCHLANDWEIT DIE SCHNELLSTE ROUTE ZUM NÄCHSTEN IMPFZENTRUM Wo kann ich mich gegen das Coronavirus impfen lassen und wie komme ich dorthin? Diese Frage beantwortet ein von Geoinformatikern der Universität Heidelberg … Read More