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Today we celebrate the International Day for #DisasterRiskReduction. HeiGIT offers a growing set of tools and services that support humanitarian aid during and before disasters. Examples include work in the context of the Missing Maps initiative, like conceptualising and extending microtasking apps like MapSwipe, as well as services for analysing MapSwipe data and making it [...]

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On October 17/18th the Humanitarian Congress is organized in Berlin by Médecins Sans Frontières/Ärzte ohne Grenzen (MSF), Médecins du Monde/Doctors of the World (MdM), German Red Cross (GRC) and Berlin Chamber of Physicians.
For more than 20 years, this congress brings together actors from the medical and humanitarian, governmental, media, and research world. These come together to [...]

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This year the bi-annual German Congress for Geography was held in Kiel in northern Germany. The conference is the main platform for German speaking researchers to exchange recent research results in the field of geography. Besides this, a growing number of events are being organized by students and “young” geographers as part of the “Youth [...]

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This week, the annual AGIT conference is again organised in Salzburg. The conference has since more than 30 years successfully gathered representatives of academia, applied research and economy to present latest projects, to share ideas and to develop new approaches. GIScience Heidelberg was and is contributing in this context regularly for years.
As HeiGIT is also [...]

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Introduction
Exploring how OpenStreetMap data developed over time across different administrative untis might reveal interesting insights into the self organizing approach of the OSM communities and can potentially be used to derive intrinsic data quality indicators. It might even be possible to estimate the completeness of OSM for a specific key-value combination as done by Barrington-Leigh [...]

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Current community efforts for Cyclone Idai in Mozambique and the Refugee Response in Venezuela again show the need and impact of humanitarian mapping.
Already before the start of the semester, on April 5th, disastermappers heidelberg will organize a Mapathon to support these efforts [...]

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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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The GIScience group cordially invites everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk about:

Supporting the most vulnerable people before the disaster strikes – International Disaster Risk Reduction within the German Red Cross
Speakers are Stefanie Lux and Stefan Scholz from the German Red Cross (GRC, Generalsekretariat Berlin, International Coordination).
Monday 21.01.2019, 14:15 pm
Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University, [...]

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We are happy to announce the now also formal cooperation of our GIScience research group and the German Red Cross (GRC)! On October 10th Christof Johnen, Head of International Cooperation at the GRC Headquarters and head of HeiGIT/GIScience Alexander Zipf signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the strategic partnership to conduct joint activities related [...]

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Last week our team member Dr. Michael Schultz successfully defended his PhD Defence about
Tropical deforestation monitoring using Landsat time series and breakpoint detection
at Wageningen University and Research (WUR). It was supervised by Prof. Dr M. Herold (Professor of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing at Wageningen University & Research). We congratulate cordially! Keep up the good [...]

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