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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

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

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

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

Ein Jahr WebApp „meinGrün“ – finale Befragung und Ergebnispräsentation

Im Juni 2020 haben wir mit unseren Partnern aus dem meinGrün Projekt die gleichnamige WebApp gestartet. Nun sind die Nutzenden in Dresden und Heidelberg aufgerufen, sich ein letztes Mal an einer Befragung zu beteiligen und so Hinweise für die mögliche … Read More

Openrouteservice for complex route optimization in new QGIS extension by Regionalverband Ruhr

The Regionalverband Ruhr (Team 9-2 Geodata Technology) has used the potential of HeiGIT’s openrouteservice (ORS) in a new QGIS extension and thereby created another possible application for the ORS: The tool “Location and Route Optimization of Addresses” allows to search … Read More

GIScience and HeiGIT contributions to AGILE 2021 conference

The AGILE 2021 conference is taking place this week. It is the the 24rd AGILE conference on GIScience. AGILE is the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe and the 2021 conference is for the first time held as a … 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

SocialMedia2Traffic – Kick-Off presentation 13.04.21

Up-to-date traffic information is a prerequisite for navigation solutions to determine the best route and travel time. In the SocialMedia2Traffic project by HeiGIT and GIScience Heidelberg , conclusions about current traffic density and speed will be derived based on data … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Optimal ans Ziel: Routing-Dienste auf Basis nutzergenerierter Geodaten

Ein neues Buch gibt in einem Buchkapitel einen Überblick der vielfältigen Aktivitäten von HeiGIT und GIScience im Bereich Routenplanung und Navigation. Neben Grundlagen (wie schnelle Routing-Algorithmen) zur Umsetzung werden vor allem diverse Anwendungsbeispiele für flexible Routing-Dienste in Spezialanwendungen vorgestellt. Hierzu … Read More

Mapping physical access to health care for older adults in sub-Saharan Africa and implications for the COVID-19 response: a cross-sectional analysis

New paper published on healthcare access in Sub-Saharan Africa It is almost a year since SARS-CoV-2 first emerged in China. The virus spread all over the world. Countries south of the Sahara did not receive much attention. Although outbreaks here … Read More

HeiKA Autumn school Urban Data Science

This week 19.-23.10. the autumn school Urban Data Science takes place as a online course set up together by GIScience Heidelberg and the Institute for Transport Studies (IfV), KIT. It is part of an ongoing application for a HeiKA (Heidelberg … 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