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Last month we started the Open Healthcare Access Map.  Initially, only a few countries were featured. Gradually, more countries and regions are now being added. Today we release all countries of Sub-Saharan Africa.
The web application is available here: https://apps.heigit.org/healthcare_access/.
Please note that this is still a prototype and feedback on improvements and desired functionalities is very [...]

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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 better. Therefore we are conducting user feedback surveys regarding our various services.
The Deadline has been extended to March 05rd! Take your chance!
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 [...]

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In the past 10 years, the collaborative maps of OpenStreetMap (OSM) have been used to support humanitarian efforts around the world as well as to fill important data gaps for implementing major development frameworks such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In a recently accepted paper we provide a comprehensive assessment of the evolution of [...]

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This new video by the 3DGeo group presents the challenges of 3D Earth observation and our advances in 4D change analysis in the frame of the Auto3Dscapes project:

Direct link to the video: https://youtu.be/Fdwq-Cp0mFY
Many thanks to Claudia Denis and David Jäger for helping to realize the video! We are also very happy about the fruitful ongoing [...]

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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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