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Featured Image: Road network analysis for the driving profiles. A Normal conditions before the flood event. B Evolution of scores after the floods induced by Cyclone Idai. The lower row shows a close-up of the area surrounding the city of Dondo
The ability of disaster response, preparedness, and mitigation efforts to assess the loss of physical access to health [...]

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OSHDB Version 1.0 Has Arrived

Featured Photo: Ohsome dashboard interface for Heidelberg, Germany.
In the words of Confucius, “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” As we release OSHDB (OpenStreetMap History Database) Version 1.0, we look back at versions 0.5, 0.6, 0.7, and all the other small improvements to our historical OpenStreetMap database as the [...]

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Hello again and welcome back to our “How to become ohsome” series where we demonstrate how you too can become ohsome with ohsome API! If you’re new to the series or need a refresher, check out the older installments in our series, like this or this one covering the various ways of accessing ohsome API.
And now to our current [...]

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At long last, welcome to another addition of our How to become ohsome-series!
This one is special because we’re discussing a third-party application that uses ohsome API as back-end to accumulate historical OSM data. Although this innovation isn’t directly about our API, it’s close enough (and exciting enough) to merit inclusion and just one more opportunity for you [...]

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We call for applications to postdoctoral positions within the Heidelberg Mannheim Health and Life Science Alliance “Innovation Campus” for Inter-institutional project.
The Central Institute of Mental Health (ZI), Prof. A. Meyer-Lindenberg, the GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University (Prof. A. Zipf), the 3DGeo Group (Prof. B. Höfle); and the Department of Biodiversity and Plant Systematics (Prof. [...]

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Welcome back to a new installment of the ohsome Region of the Month blog series! This will be part two our posts on hiking related tags and this time, we’ll investigate the connection between user activity and said tags. To do this, we’ll use mountain time as a reference area and incorporate insights from part one [...]

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HeiGIT und das Deutsche Rote Kreuz unterstützen das Mozambique Red Cross in einem Projekt zur Sensibilisierung für das Hochwasserrisiko und zum Aufbau von Kapazitäten zur Verringerung des Katastrophenrisikos in Maputo.
Zur Verbesserung der Datenlage ist nun, relativ kurzfristig, ein Mapathon für kommenden Montag 23.05. ab 18 Uhr geplant. Zu Beginn wird [...]

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Humans rely on clean water for their health, well-being, and various socio-economic activities. During the past few years, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a constant reminder of about the importance of hygiene and sanitation for public health. The most common approach to securing clean water supplies for this purpose is via wastewater treatment. To date, [...]

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Welcome back to our Region of the Month series. If you’re hearing about this format the first time you should definitely check out some of our older blog posts, e.g. this one on the tagged forests of different places in Canada or this first part of a street network analysis!
Since it’s May and getting warmer again, we [...]

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OpenStreetMap (OSM) has been intensively used to support humanitarian aid activities, especially in the Global South. Its data availability in the Global South has been greatly improved via recent humanitarian mapping campaigns. However, large rural areas are still incompletely mapped. The timely provision of map data is often essential for the work of humanitarian actors [...]

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