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The social functionality of places (e.g. school, restaurant) partly determines human behaviors and reflects a region’s functional configuration. Semantic descriptions of places are thus valuable to a range of studies of humans and geographic spaces. Assuming their potential impacts on human verbalization behaviors, one possibility is to link the functions of places to verbal representations [...]

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In the case of a disaster fast response is important and life saving. Information on blocked streets is crucial, but a the same time this infornations needs to be considered by routing engines in real-time. However, many routing engines use street network data which is at best updated once a week [...]

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Melanie Eckle (HeiGIT/Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team) will join the Dialogue Platform on Forcast-based Financing in Berlin tomorrow to share insights about the Missing Maps project, the related work of the HeiGIT/GIScience Research Group and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team and potential ideas for further collaboration. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the [...]

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Last week, Benjamin Herfort and Melanie Eckle of the HeiGIT team were invited to the MSF office in London to join a workshop around “Making sense of humanitarian geospatial data: assessing data, methods and governance practices to improve the impact of humanitarian interventions on health and wellbeing”, organized by the Centre for [...]

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The 7th International Conference on Cartography & GIS took place at Sozopol (Bulgaria) 18-23 June 2018.

It was organized by Bulgarian Cartographic Association, International Cartographic Association and University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (UACEG), Sofia and co-organizers - Military Geographic Service, Bulgaria, and Bulgarian Red Cross. The main topics of the conference were:

GIS Technologies and [...]

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As previously announced, Sabrina Marx and Melanie Eckle recently visited Dar es Salaam to attend the Missing Maps Members Gathering and to join the FOSS4G and HOT Summit community for their joint annual gatherings.
The Missing Maps Members Gathering was the first side event of the conference week. Likewise to previous years, the Missing Maps members [...]

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Only two days left to register for the Fachtagung Katastrophenvorsorge in Berlin, 22. - 23. October 2018. Join our workshop on Geoninformation & Disaster Prepardness, which we are running together with the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR). The Symposium is organized by the German Red [...]

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Have a look at our new Jupyter notebook which provides a step-by-step introduction how to use the ohsome API. We show you how to analyse the OSM mapping efforts related to a HOT Tasking Manager project in Nepal. The analyzed project 1008 “Nepal Earthquake, 2015, IDP Camps in Kathmandu” was created by Kathmandu Living Labs [...]

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HeiGIT/GIScience Research Group is looking forward to present our latest research, services and developments at the HOT Summit/ FOSS4G in beautiful Dar es Salaam. Sabrina Marx and Melanie Eckle of the Geoinformation for Humanitarian Aid group will provide an overview of our latest projects and ideas, and current collaborative projects with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team.
Sabrina [...]

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Over the past few years, the Missing Maps approach has repeatedly proved its potential for humanitarian assistance and disaster management. While the project was launched by only four organizations, there are now 17 member organizations in Missing Maps, and nearly 60,000 mappers. The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement have recognized the potential of the [...]

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