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In this blog post we report a small study on the size of the OpenStreetMap history data set, which we carried out in the context of developing the OSHDB. We estimated the size of OSM’s history in terms of raw data as it would be represented in a systems programming language [...]

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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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Recently a consultancy and development agreement about OpenStreetMap Analytics Development has been reached with the World Bank in the context of the Open Cities Africa project and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI).
The main objective of this consultancy is to develop and implement new functionalities for OpenStreetMap [...]

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Maps, maps, maps! After a great state of the map conference in Milan, the OpenStreetMap community can already get excited for the next global gathering in 2019:
We are very honored to have been selected to welcome the global OSM community in Heidelberg in 2019!
The good news have been shared during the closing ceremony of the [...]

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Our PLATIAL’18 workshop on place-based analysis in September is approaching quickly, and so is the submission deadline. Please be aware that the call closes next week:
Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 11.59 pm (CEST)
Looking forward to your valuable submissions and participation!

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Dear Students, Dear Colleagues,
it’s time for another disastermappers workshop. And since the weather is so nice, we will go outside and learn something about mobile data collection! :)
When? 27.06.2018, 4 pm - 7 pm
Where? Geographisches Institut, Berliner Straße 48
Data Collection in the field has always been important geographic information and today this is widely done [...]

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The GIScience group attended the AGILE 2018 conference to present about a diversity of topics.  More participants than ever have attended the conference in Lund, Sweden (12–15 June 2018).  They discussed scientific topics related to the general theme of the conference, Geospatial Technologies for All.

The following short papers have been presented and been published in [...]

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Our colleague Wei Huang was invited to give a talk at the Institute of Remote Sensing & Geographical Information System, Peking University, Beijing, China, on Mach 5, 2018. He presented his recent research on human activity pattern study at city scale based on geospatial data analytics. The researchers in the institute at Peking University also [...]

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A new abstract has been accepted at EGU about Citizen Science for Big Earth Observation Data Analytics in Land Use and Land Cover Change Monitoring: From Scope to Future Directions
in the Session Citizen Science in the Era of Big Data at European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2018 Vienna | Austria | 8–13 April 2018
Land use [...]

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disastermappers heidelberg are organizing another workshop related to the use of OpenStreetMap data:
However, this time we would like to spend our time crafting our own and personal OSM data based christmas presents. Together we will create posters, postcards and everything you need to imprint a T-shirt.
When: 06.12.2017, 6 pm
Where: PC-Pool, Berliner Straße [...]

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