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In the aftermath of a disaster, knowing the condition of buildings, infrastructure, and utilities is critical to both immediate response and long-term recovery efforts. The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is often asked to help identify damage to buildings and other assets in the affected region. In the past, limitations in post-disaster [...]

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Since the launch of the MapSwipe Analytics webpage three month ago we were able to improve our service and offer more detailed information on each project in MapSwipe. MapSwipe is a mobile App for crowdsourcing geographic information needed by humanitarian organisations like Red Cross and Doctors without Borders (MSF) introduced earlier. In particular the data can be used for priorizing areas [...]

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OSMlanduse validation workshop

https://laco-wiki.net

Heidelberg
https://laco-wiki.net/c/hei_shrubs_mapathon #shrubs
https://laco-wiki.net/c/hei_pasture_mapathon # pastures
https://laco-wiki.net/c/hei_crops_mapathon # agriculture
https://laco-wiki.net/c/hei_artificial_mapat # artificial non - vegetated
https://laco-wiki.net/c/hei_industry_mapatho # industry

Toulouse
https://laco-wiki.net/c/tls_urban_mapathon # urban
https://laco-wiki.net/c/tls_industry_mapatho # industry
https://laco-wiki.net/c/tls_artificial_mapat # artificial non - vegetated
https://laco-wiki.net/c/tls_arable_mapathon # arable land
https://laco-wiki.net/c/tls_crops_mapathon # agriculture
https://laco-wiki.net/c/tls_pasture_mapathon # pasture
https://laco-wiki.net/c/tls_forest_mapathon # forest
https://laco-wiki.net/c/tls_shrub_mapathon # shrubs

Vienna
https://laco-wiki.net/c/vie_urban_mapathon # urban
https://laco-wiki.net/c/vie_industry_mapatho # industry
https://laco-wiki.net/c/vie_artificial_mapat # artificial non - vegetated
https://laco-wiki.net/c/vie_arable_mapathon # arable land
https://laco-wiki.net/c/vie_crops_mapathon # agriculture
https://laco-wiki.net/c/vie_forest_mapathon # forests
https://laco-wiki.net/c/vie_shrub_mapathon # shrubs

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Using data generated from the crowd has become a hot topic for several application domains including transportation. However, there are concerns regarding the quality of such datasets. As one of the most important crowdsourced mapping platforms, in a recent study (1) we analyze the fitness for use of OpenStreetMap (OSM) database for routing and navigation [...]

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we cordially invite everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk
Semantic Signatures for Social Sensing in Smart Environments
Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Janowicz
Associate Professor for Geographic Information Science and Geoinformatics at the Geography Department of the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Time and date: Mon, July 3, 2.15 pm
Venue: INF 348, Room 015, Department of Geography, [...]

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Malaria is a major threat to people all around the world, particularly those most vulnerable: children and elderly. Our previous events Semester Start Missing Maps mapathon for World Malaria Day 2017 and Missing Maps Mapathon at Makerspace (DAI) aimed to support projects to identify potential malaria affected areas and enable better Malaria prevention in collaboration [...]

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Some of the results from our research are transformed into stable and professionally managed services, that are used by the wider public. A prominent example is OpenRouteService.org. Since it’s introduction in early 2008 it has been transformed now to a rigorously tested rich API that is hosted on a cloud system and that can be [...]

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Recently a new “OSM Tools Plugin” for QGIS had been developed by Nils Nolde. It replaces the original OSMroute plugin for QGIS by Riccardo Klinger, which is now deprecated, as he unfortunately lacks the time to maintain it. Thanks a lot to Riccardo and Nils for their wonderful efforts and contributions so far!
The new “OSM Tools” [...]

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Inspect, judge and estimate OSM land use for Heidelberg and other European cities at Berliner Str. 48, 6pm, 29.06. osmlanduse.org

osmlanduse validation mapathon 29.06.2017

Knowledge of land use dynamics is essential for a permanent human existence on earth, for instance due to changing climate. Various commercial and scientific products depicting our habitat exist, involving heavy production cost, questionable accuracies and inadequate update cycles. To this end, osmlanduse.org utilized Open [...]

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Recently HeiGIT @ GIScience Heidelberg released a dedicated stable disaster version of OpenRouteService (ORS) to support humanitarian logistics within specific regions of catastrophes with data from OSM in a more sustainable way. Since his start in 2008 OpenRouteServivce had been spontaneously applied for specific real world disaster cases already numerous times, for instance during the earthquakes in [...]

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