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Hello dear friends of the disastermappers heidelberg!
At the moment, the Heidelberg International Weeks against Racism 2021 are running – and the disastermappers are also taking part! Why? The unequal distribution of resources is often a consequence of historical (and neo-) colonialism and related racism. This increases the vulnerability of societies in many parts of the [...]

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Lukas Winiwarter of the 3DGeo group was invited by the Austrian Society of Surveying and Geoinformation (OVG) to give a talk on the application of deep learning on point clouds, which took place on March 24. In his talk, Lukas presented four different state-of-the-art approaches to consider the irregular, unordered structure of point clouds, which [...]

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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 feedback on improvements and desired functionalities is very welcome. You can reach us at this email address.
The [...]

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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 are often ignored when the respective data or knowledge is used.
In a recent publication a [...]

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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. Therefore, the ohsome team at HeiGIT would like to give some insights to the additional [...]

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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 Job für Sie.
Software Engineer OSM Routing Services (m, f, d)
Backend & Algorithmen
Die HeiGIT gGmbH ist ein [...]

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Since 2010 organized humanitarian mapping has evolved as a constant and growing element of the global OpenStreetMap (OSM) community. With more than 8,000 projects in 150 countries humanitarian mapping has become a global community effort. Due to this large amount of projects, it can be difficult to get an overview on mapping activity. [...]

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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 RMSI - an Indian GIS consulting company. In this blog we will take a closer look at [...]

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(deutsche Version siehe unten)

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 as Twitter messages,” says Prof. Zipf, “to determine current traffic information such [...]

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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 and offers several advanced features and filters, as well as support for export and import files. [...]

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