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openrouteservice Io

openrouteservice Io is here!

The openrouteservice from HeiGIT has just had its latest update, and we want to introduce you to Io (version 5.0). This new version brings something that has been a while in the making and will make things a lot easier when it comes to requesting information from the openrouteservice - a new [...]

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Global analyses are ohsome

We, the Big Spatial Data Analytics Group at HeiGIT have ohsome news to share: From now on, you can send your requests to our global ohsome API instance. So far, we’ve had a public instance for Nepal and Germany, but now you can analyse OSM’s history globally.
Additionally to the API, we also have a global dashboard instance. You choose any country, [...]

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Problemstellung
Bis dato wird eine wichtige Eigenschaft infrastruktureller Straßennetzdaten wie OSM in noch keiner frei verfügbaren Routing Anwendung voll ausgenutzt: zeitliche Restriktionen auf Straßen und Wegen, wie etwa tageszeit- oder saisonale Fahrbahnbeschränkungen. Dies ist unter anderem für Transport-Logistik-Firmen für ein effizientes Flottenmanagement (z.B. zeitlich variable Fahrverbote für Lastkraftwagen) von Bedeutung, aber auch im Hinblick auf eine Zukunft [...]

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In order to analyze the quality of OSM data, a study at GIScience Heidelberg investigated the influence of the mappers’ cultural backgrounds on their mapping behavior and hence questioned the general validity of semantic (street) classifications in OSM.
Nepal was hit by a series of earthquakes in April 2015. The OSM community quickly reacted by organizing [...]

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Brand new 3DGeo logo!

The 3DGeo research group has now a brand new 3DGeo logo! The logo is one result of our recent retreat to Lochau.
And here it is:

The creative “o” represents the process from raw 3D data via various data models to real-world phenomena - or vice versa. Isn’t that cool?
Check out the logo on [...]

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Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) such as OpenStreetMap (OSM) can be a rich resource for many applications. Therefor VGI-projects have to mitigate between the requirements of the the volunteers and the machines. On the one hand, the data format should be simple and general in order to make contributing to the project easy for the volunteers. [...]

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Recently, earth observation by satellites has shown great capability in supporting a range of challenges such as disaster assessment, agriculture monitoring, and humanitarian mapping. MapSwipe, as a humanitarian mapping app, provides a crowdsourcing platform to collect volunteered geographical information (VGI), in order to generate the demanding base map of human settlements for better planning of [...]

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The ORS Playground is an interactive API documentation application that allows the users to explore and interact with all the API services. The elements, inputs and forms are built from a swagger documentation file. Since the first release of the new OpenRouteService API Playground in November we have being worked on it to make some important improvements. A good part [...]

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GIScience will be present with two participants (Nicole Aeschbach, TdLab Geographie) and Sven Lautenbach (HeiGIT) at the german IPCC conference. Our contributions aim at highlighting the potential of GIScience and transdisciplinary research for climate change adaptation and climate change mitigation. Examples are the german climate protection map, green or pleasant routing (e.g. meinGrün ) and [...]

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Bereit seit den 1960ern werden von den Vereinten Nationen initiiert und von den UN-Mitgliedsländern zunehmend unterstützt, jährlich Internationale Wochen gegen Rassismus zum Thema Integration, Austausch und Bewusstsein gegen Rassismus organisiert. Vom 11. bis zum 24. März finden gemäß dem Motto „Europa wählt Menschenwürde“ Konzerte, Lesungen, Workshops usw. statt, um “den nationalistischen, rassistischen [...]

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