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As a little Easter present, we published the first version of the ohsome-py Python package today. ohsome-py helps you extract and analyse OpenStreetMap history data using the ohsome API and Python. It handles queries to the ohsome API and converts its responses to Pandas or GeoPandas data frames to facilitate easy data handling and analysis. [...]

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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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The research of the 3DGeo group is featured in a press release about Understanding the Spatial and Temporal Dimensions of Landscape Dynamics. The text illustrates how Heidelberg geoinformation scientists develop new computer-based method to analyse topographic changes.

The described method is published in this article:

Anders, K., Winiwarter, L., Mara, H., Lindenbergh, R., Vos, S. E., Höfle [...]

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HeiGIT wants to serve you even better. Therefore we are conducting user feedback surveys regarding our various services.
If you have ever used one of our OpenStreetMap based Online Services (or will do so now) for whatever purpose, we’d be very happy if you took the time and filled out the respective survey.
THANK YOU! We will [...]

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Where is is the closed Covid-19 vaccination center and what is the best way to get there? A new route planning app helps you answer this questions by suggesting ways to the nearest vaccination center.
You can use this route planner now at https://impfzentrum.openrouteservice.org
You only have to enter a starting location or allow the automatic use of [...]

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Based on newly available locations for missing COVID-19 vaccination centers the accessibility analysis has been updated.

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Current lockdown regulations in Germany state that - in many but not all federal states - travel in COVID-19 hotspot regions is only allowed up to 15km distance. This has raised concerns since a 15km radius has been perceived by some as a serious constraint especially in rural regions. Clearly, this might prevent visits to [...]

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Updated based on newly available vaccination center locations at the 14th of January 2021.

Vaccination of a sufficiently large share of the population is considered the most important action to fight the spread of SARS-CoV -2 and resulting COVID-19 infections. Germany has started together with the majority of EU member states at the 27th of December [...]

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On 8th November 2020, the Anticipation Hub has been officially launched and we are happy to announce that the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT gGmbH) acts as as a partner of the platform right from the start.

The Anticipation Hub is a knowledge exchange platform on anticipatory action in terms of humanitarian aid [...]

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Starkregen stellt eine besondere Gefährdung in Heidelberg dar. Studierende haben bereits im Rahmen eines Seminars der GIScience und in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Amt für Umweltschutz, Gewerbeaufsicht und Energie der Stadt Heidelberg Informationen zu Starkregen in Handschuhsheim mit partizipativen Methoden gesammelt und analysiert (Blogbeitrag).
Nun bietet die Stadt Heidelberg über die Infoseite www.heidelberg.de/starkregen ein Portal [...]

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