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Over the last two years, we have witnessed the ever-fast growth of micro-mobility services (e.g., e-bikes and e-scooters), which brings both challenges and innovations to the traditional urban transportation systems. For example, they provide an opportunity to better address the “last mile” problem due to their convenience, flexibility and zero emission. As such, it is [...]

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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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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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Anne Tritschler vom Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA) spricht im Podcast CHAtroom mit Dr. Carolin Klonner (GIScience) und Dr. Natascha Bing (DRK) über den Einsatz von Geoinformationen in der humanitären Hilfe und welche Rolle dabei Karten, vor allem partizipatives Mapping, spielen. Lokales Wissen ist eine wichtige Informationsquelle, die in der Katastrophenvorsorge immer mehr zum Einsatz [...]

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On Friday, November 26th, Dr. Carolin Klonner (GIScience Research Group) and Melanie Eckle-Elze (HeiGIT) will be supporting the Urban Context Unit of German Red Cross (GRC) in the “Data and Digitalisation in Urban Humanitarian Action” session at the Virtual Conference of the Red Cross Red Crescent Urban Collaboration Platform 2021.
The focus of the session is [...]

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Diesen Donnerstag, 25.11.2021, werden wir unser Kooperationsprojekt SocialMedia2Traffic beim Fachaustausch Geoinformation zum Thema “Smarte Region Rhein-Neckar” vorstellen.

Aktuelle Verkehrsinformationen sind eine Voraussetzung für Navigationslösungen, um die beste Route und genaue Reisezeiten zu ermitteln. Diese sind momentan jedoch nicht offen verfügbar. Im Projekt SocialMedia2Traffic entwickeln eine Methode, um Verkehrsinformation aus georeferenzierten Social-Media-Daten zu extrahieren [...]

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Sie haben Erfahrung in den Bereichen Geoinformatik und Open Data und würden gerne dazu beitragen, dass Menschen in Deutschland und weltweit Hilfe erhalten? Sie würden gerne als Teil des größten humanitären Netzwerks der Welt helfen, dessen zukünftige Ausrichtung in diesen Bereichen mitzugestalten? Dann kommt diese Stellenausschreibung genau richtig:
Das Generalsekretariat des Deutschen Roten Kreuz in [...]

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After three interesting years, the Waterproofing Data Project (WPD) comes to an end. Starting with a workshop in Brazil and several field trips, Corona times started and we had to rethink and reorganize our plans for the second half of the project. Our final workshop day in Heidelberg was also planned to be in person [...]

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Large-scale mapping activities can benefit from the vastly increasing availability of earth observation (EO) data, especially when combined with volunteered geographical information (VGI) using machine learning (ML). High-resolution maps of inland surface water bodies are important for water supply and natural disaster mitigation as well as for monitoring, managing, and preserving landscapes and ecosystems.
In a [...]

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