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Last week, the Global Health Academy 2021 took place in an online format with a focus on the COVID-19 pandemics. The conference was conveyed by the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health (HIGH) and aimed at practitioners, researchers and PhD students in the public health domain.
Dr. Sven Lautenbach with support by Steffen Knoblauch and Marcel Reinmuth [...]

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Aktuelle Meldung der Universität Heidelberg zum Projekt HEAL:
https://www.uni-heidelberg.de/de/newsroom/wenn-es-in-der-stadt-zu-heiss-wird
BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG STIFTUNG FÖRDERT HEIDELBERGER PROJEKT ZU ROUTINGDIENST MIT HITZEVERMEIDENDEN WEGSTRECKEN

Wo in der Stadt Heidelberg ist es besonders heiß und wie wirken sich lokale Hitzebelastungen auf gefährdete Personengruppen aus? Mit dieser Frage befasst sich ein Forschungsprojekt, durchgeführt von der Abteilung Geoinformatik und dem TdLab Geographie am Geographischen Institut der Universität [...]

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Many pressing problems of our time - climate change, aging societies, questions of modern medicine - cannot be solved by one discipline alone. It is becoming ever more urgent for scholars to collaborate across disciplines – natural sciences, life sciences, and social sciences, law, and humanities. The Marsilius Kolleg at Heidelberg University is an institutional [...]

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One of HeiGIT’s goals is the beneficial use of geoinformation for society. To this end we provide a range of different Web services, mostly based on OpenStreetMap (OSM), such as openrouteservice or the OSM history analytics platform ohsome.org. In particular we also offer several OSM based map services such as the topographic maps OSM-WMS.de , [...]

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A new training program, “Research Training on Harnessing Data Science for Global Health Priorities in Africa” has been granted by the US National Institute of Health (NIH) and will build upon existing data science research capacity at the partnering institutions to enhance innovative new data science research capacity related to health priorities in Africa.
Harvard University [...]

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Die aktuelle Flut in Deutschland hat zahlreiche Straßen in den betroffenen Gebieten zerstört oder temporär unpassierbar gemacht. HeiGIT arbeitet an freien und offenen, auf Geodaten-basierten Lösungen für die humanitäre Hilfe. Hierzu zählen insbesondere Routenplanung unter Berücksichtigung aktueller Katastrophendaten wie z.B. Überflutungsgebiete und zerstörter [...]

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Aerial view of Heidelberg’s old town with the university square. This was a site of the study on climate change adaptation of public spaces (Foshag et al. 2020). (Photo: Kathrin Foshag).

As part of a transdisciplinary collaboration, the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT), the GIScience research group and the TdLab Geography at Heidelberg University [...]

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The AGILE 2021 conference is taking place this week. It is the the 24rd AGILE conference on GIScience. AGILE is the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe and the 2021 conference is for the first time held as a virtual conference. As in earlier years GIScience Heidelberg and HeiGIT are contributing to the conference with several [...]

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Data quality is an important issue then performing analysis based on OpenStreetMap data. We have recently demonstrated how the effects of the 2013 flood in Jakarta on the accessibility of hospitals and clinics could be analyzed based on network analysis indicators and the isochrones functionality of the openrouteservice. As part of that analysis we analyzed [...]

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Did you ever wonder how your city was mapped over time, how geometries were changed and refined, how mistakes were added and corrected again? Then read on: ohsomeHex has a great new feature for you - the individual object’s zoom-in-history-view.
To continue in providing valuable insights into the quality and development process of OpenStreetMap data, we are [...]

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