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OpenRouteService (ORS) was the first routing service based on OpenStreetMap in early 2008 that covered whole countries. ORS also introduced international pedestrian and bicycle routing, even before e.g. Google was offering this.
Since 2008 OpenRouteService has been constantly available online and over the years it evolved from covering individual states in the beginning, to the [...]

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recently we were happy to receive the notification that two new research projects will be funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) the German main funding agency for fundamental research.
Both projects belong to the DFG Priority Programme “Volunteered Geographic Information: Interpretation, Visualisation and Social Computing“ (SPP 1894).
The two projects are:

A:) IntrisicOSMquality: A framework for measuring [...]

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Stellenausschreibung Universität Heidelberg
Senior Wissenschaftliche(r) Mitarbeiter/-in Geoinformatik (100%)
Qualitätsanalysen in OpenStreetMap Full History Daten
In der Abteilung Geoinformatik der Universität Heidelberg ist baldmöglichst eine Stelle für eine(n) motivierte(n) und erfahrene(n) wissenschaftl. Mitarbeiter/-in (100%, TV-L), idealerweise promoviert, zu besetzen. Die Aufgaben umfassen v.a. die Mitarbeit in einem neuen DFG Forschungsprojekt zur Entwicklung neuer Methoden zur intrinsischen Qualitätsbewertung von OpenStreetMap [...]

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The “Ruperto Carola” research magazine reports on scientific findings and current research projects at Heidelberg University. The current issue “North & South” refers to the „International Year of Global Understanding“ and features among others a short overview article on some of the work that is done at the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg with respect to [...]

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Senior Wissenschaftliche (r) Mitarbeiter/-in Geoinformatik (100%)

Research Coordinator Geoinformation Technology
VGI Services, LBS & Big Spatial Analytics
Aufbau des Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT)

In der Abteilung Geoinformatik der Universität Heidelberg ist baldmöglichst eine Stelle für eine(n) motivierte(n) und erfahrene(n) wissenschaftl. Mitarbeiter/-in (100%, TV-L), idealerweise promoviert, zu besetzen. Zur Förderung von Technologietransfer und angewandte Forschung [...]

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Below you find a short report by the students that were organizing the last months OpenStreetMap Mapathon for Sokodé in Togo at the Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University:

Mapping Event: Sokodé
Am 08. Juni 2016 war es wieder soweit! Im Rahmen des „Citizens as Sensors“ Seminar in Kooperation mit Missing Maps und den lokalen Behörden in [...]

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As we mentioned earlier, we contributed four papers to the ISPRS congress and participated in the CATCON contest for brilliant Computer Assisted Teaching tools. Our new LiDAR Simulator called HELIOS developed by Sebastian Bechtold received a lot of attention. You can also find us in this video of congress day 3.

Our young researchers Katharina, Sebastian [...]

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IWH Symposium:
Geospatial Analysis of Disasters
Measuring Welfare Impacts of Emergency Relief
today & tomorrow: July 18-19, 2016 at Heidelberg University, Germany
(by invitation only)
Natural disasters and man-made catastrophes pose a serious threat to the stability and prosperity of countries and the well-being and lives of many individuals worldwide. Methodological advances and better availability of [...]

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We are happy to announce the launch of MapSwipe - an app that allows you to support humanitarian aid by simply using your mobile.
In a disaster or humanitarian crisis, knowledge regarding the location of possibly affected and vulnerable people is crucial to provide effective support. MapSwipe allows you to map these locations using your [...]

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GIScience HD @AGIT 2016

Last week members of the GIScience Research Group were attending the AGIT - Symposium and Exhibit for applied Geoinformatics in Salzburg. Beside the interesting welcome note given by Anita Graser from AIT talking about the Open Data, Open Source and Open Services and the impact for Geospatial Information Systems, further keynotes and conference talks followed, [...]

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