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The future of OpenMapSurfers tiles

OpenMapSurfer is the name of a web tile service based on OpenStreetMap data developed by Maxim Rylov and hosted by the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology. The map style is a general purpose “basemap” layer featuring some unique properties, such as high cartographic quality label placement, see floor bathymetry, and a pleasant warm color scheme.

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New HistOSM 2 released

For all people who are interested in historic features of the OpenStreetMap dataset a complete new worldwide map service has been published. It is extending the original old HistOSM (*) from 2009 considerably.
http://histosm.org/
As of October 2016 you can find 638.284 objects that were tagged ‘historic’ all over the world. The range of object types is [...]

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The goal of our new project with Kachelmannwetter.com is to provide specialized maps based on OpenStreetMap data using the cartographic framework MapSurfer.NET which currently serves the map service at uni-heidelberg.de/openmapsurfer. To achieve the project goals, we will design a brand new map style and add several extensions to the framework.
Stay tuned for the result!

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Who is using OpenMapSurfer’s maps?

In a previous blog post, we have imparted to our readers that OpenMapSurfer web map tile service is being used by several projects. Today, we want to provide an updated list of the users. Among them are e.g.:

Garmin, the world leader in Global Positioning System (GPS) technology - careers.garmin.com/en-US
Weather forecast web sites - kachelmannwetter.com [...]

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GIScience HD @ Intergeo

In addition to our previously announced presentation, the GIScience group Heidelberg is also represented with a stand at the Intergeo. We present a variety of outcomes of our efforts from throughout the last years. These include, among others, spatial media analysis, OSM.3D and our highly recognized OpenRouteService or OpenMapSurfer.. Our stand is part of the [...]

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The German Cartographers Day (Deutscher Kartographentag) is taking place at INTERGEO conference held in Stuttgart this week.
We will present an update on recent progress in automated cartography in a talk by Andreas Reimer and Maxim Rylov about our latest improvements in automated label placement, which have been implemented in MapSurfer.NET as published as in OpenMapSurfer.uni-hd.de.

The talk [...]

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The fair INTERGEO 2015 is taking place in Stuttgart, Germany 15.-17. September 2015. The GIScience Research Group Heidelberg University will be present at the joint booth of the GeoNet.MRN, the Network Geoinformation of the Metropolitain Region Rhine-Neckar. There you will also find further members of the GeoNet.MRN, like the companies Heidelberg Mobil, geomer and Leiner [...]

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We present an algorithm that labels linear features with two matched toponyms describing the left and the right side of a line, respectively. Such a pairwise line labeling is a common technique used in manually produced maps (see Figure 1). The lines differentiate administrative divisions or other geographic subdivisions. The proposed method can be used [...]

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Last few months, we have been working hard on a new Web frontend for OpenRouteService.org. The new service provides all features from the old OpenRouteService (Check the advanced version from the Options page) but is much faster and also covers all of Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia! Also further new route profiles will come within [...]

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Increasing traffic, especially in urban areas, leads to more and more infrastructural bottlenecks and congestion inside transportation networks. The aim is therefore to use existing transport networks as efficiently as possible. Current traffic and incident reports from the Traffic Message Channel (TMC) are an important source of information to provide further services in the context [...]

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