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Über die letzten Jahre wurden von der OpenStreetMap Community in Ulm vermehrt Mapathons und Mappingaktionen veranstaltet. Am Donnerstag, den 1. Oktober 2020 ab 19:00 Uhr ist ein weiterer Mapathon des Ulmer OSM-Stammtisches geplant - mit Unterstützung von Melanie Eckle-Elze (disastermappers heidelberg und Geoinformation für Humanitäre Hilfe HeiGIT) und Katharina Lorenz (Deutsches Rotes Kreuz).
Wir wollen im Rahmen des Mapathons [...]

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We are happy to share that our paper “A Comprehensive Framework for Intrinsic OpenStreetMap Quality Analysis” (Barron, Neis, Zipf 2013) belongs to the top 5 most cited papers of the international journal “Transaction in GIS” (TGIS). Only recently we became aware of this. Thank you for considering this work.
Certainly this paper influenced also our work [...]

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IT IS REALLY HOT! Again!
So it seems, we need to repeat an updated version of a Blogpost from exactly one year ago:
You are looking for a more shady pedestrian route through the urban jungle? You might then prefer some routes that go through public green spaces with shady trees and bushes. Thank goodness we are working on [...]

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End of last week Dr. Xuke Hu successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Building Semantics Reasoning by Using Rules based on Available Geospatial Information“.
His dissertation investigated the potential of inferring distinct indoor and outdoor spatial (specifically building) elements based on existing or available spatial elements on OSM or provided by sensing equipment, leveraging the association [...]

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Vom 06. bis zum 08. Juli fand das Online Symposiums “COVID-19 als Zäsur? Geographische Perspektiven auf Räume, Gesellschaften und Technologien in der Pandemie” statt. Teilnehmer aus Geographie, Medizin, Public health und meidizinischer Geographie diskutierten über drei Tage in sechs verschiedenen Sessions aktuelle Implikationen der COVID-19 Pandemie im Rahmen von Studienergvorhaben und -ergebnissen. In der Session [...]

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ohsome API 1.0 is here

As we’ve announced it in a previous post, the Open Source release 1.0 of the ohsome API has finally arrived. As a reminder, or for those of you that hear “ohsome” for the first time, the aim of the ohsome OpenStreetMap History Data Analytics Platform is to make OpenStreetMap’s full-history data more easily accessible for various kinds [...]

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Best wishes and as happy Easter holidays as possible from GIScience Heidelberg!
Our university campus is almost empty in its physical presence, our research is “virtually” contributing and still “flying”. Nature keeps on reminding us of its fantastic beauty but also distinctness.
Spring is arriving at our department on campus (Prof. Hettner monument):

Context transforms ordinary things and [...]

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While naturally all of our features are already accessible via the openrouteservice API, we have now made some of the newer routing features accessible in our Maps Client on maps.openrouteservice.org.

Alternative routes
We all know that getting second opinions or suggestions for things can give you a better sense of security and allow for a broadening of [...]

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As noted in a previous blogpost, the scientific committee of the Academic Track of State of the Map 2019 -  Dr. Yair Grinberger, until recently a member of the GIScience research group, Dr. Marco Minghini, Dr. Levente Juhász, Dr. Peter Mooney, and Dr. Godwin Yeboah - is organizing a special issue of the ISPRS International Journal of [...]

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The colleagues from GIScience Dr Tessio Novack, Dr Michael Schultz, and Prof. Alexander Zipf, together with Dr Yair Grinberger from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, are editing a Special Issue of Transactions in GIS on Geographical and Cultural Aspects of Geo-Information – Issues and Solutions.
We are welcoming high-quality contributions related, but not limited, [...]

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