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HeiGIT/GIScience and disastermappers heidelberg have been in contact and collaborating with MSF CZ  over the last years already and have been supporting their work through joined Mapathons as well as MapSwipe Mapathon support. Last week members of HeiGIT/GIScience and disastermappers heidelberg visited Prague to exchange ideas and experiences and discuss potential ways to take this [...]

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Beginning of May the recently launched MAMAPA project reached yet another milestone. Four very successful MAMAPA mapathons were already organized in the Mannheimer Abendakademie, supported by CartONG, HeiGIT/ disastermappers heidelberg and local tandems, and there are hopefully many more to come… To build a sustainable future for the MAMAPA project, members of HeiGIT, CartONG and [...]

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Over the last couple of years a new group of actors has become increasingly important to support disaster management - digital volunteers. They support disaster responses and humanitarian activities from all over the world. Crowdsourced Wikipedia articles are oftentimes the first source of information people read to learn more about a disaster. Likewise, the OpenStreetMap [...]

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The first mapathon in the MAMAPA framework was held on January 23, 2018 at the Abendakademie in the city center of Mannheim.
Project organizer Robert Danziger, Board member at CartONG and member of the disastermappers heidelberg, presented the project in several different locations in Mannheim in the weeks leading to the event. Immigrant language [...]

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Kathmandu Living Labs- a team of young entrepreneurs and out of the box thinkers that change the use and creation of data in Nepal. The team around Nama Budhathoki was launched in 2013 and emerged of a previous Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) program. In the scope of the OpenDRI project, the team has [...]

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We are happy to announce that disastermappers heidelberg just joined youthmappers- an international network with over 4,000 university student mappers in 78 campus chapters that are spread across 25 countries. Since 2015, youthmappers help student mapping initiatives around the world to address real-world challenges, following the theme “We don`t just build maps- we build mappers”. After Polimappers [...]

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We are happy to hereby announce the official partnership of the HeiGIT/GIScience Research Group Heidelberg and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)!
The GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University has been supporting the use of OpenStreetMap for humanitarian and disaster management purposes already since 2008 when the first instance of the Disaster and Emergency OpenRouteService was developed [...]

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In the aftermath of natural disasters an assessment of the impact and damage in the affected area is crucial to enable coordination of response and recovery. While the disaster preparedness and response activations by the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team in regard to infrastructure mapping have already proven great potential in various disaster events, due to a [...]

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Die Zeit ist gekommen die Zukunft einer offenen digitalen Gesellschaft umzusetzen. Uns stehen modernste Technologien und komplexe soziale Netzwerkre zur Verfügung, um Daten, Informationen und Wissen weit zu verbreiten und mit allen zu teilen. Jetzt geht es darum in konkreten gemeinsamen Projekten zu zeigen, dass Offenheit und Transparenz unser Zusammenleben verbessern und Demokratie beleben. Denn [...]

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On Tuesday 17th January, the CAP4Access/MyAccessible.EU came to a close after three years with the successful completion of the final European Commission review meeting in Brussels. Reviewers were highly pleased with the outcomes of the project, both on the technical and societal fronts.
At GIScience in Heidelberg, through the EC FP7 project we have extended the [...]

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