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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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Triff die UndercoverEisAgenten

Anlässlich der Vorstellung der Citizen-Science-Strategie 2030 fand am 29. April im Botanischen Garten Berlin das Citizen-Science-Festival statt. An Marktständen stellten sich verschiedene Citizen-Science-Projekte vor. Mit dabei: das Team der UndercoverEisAgenten.
Dem Marktstand der UndercoverEisAgenten wurde reges Interessse entgegengebracht. Neben anschaulichen Materialien zum Thema Permafrost war auch eine der für den Einsatz in Kanada bestimmten Drohnen zu [...]

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Navigation services need time dependent information on traffic speed to generate suitable routes and yield accurate travel time estimations. However, this information is not available free of cost globally. Within the recently completed project “SocialMedia2Traffic”, we have developed a system to model traffic speed of urban roads depending on the time of day based [...]

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At long last, welcome back to out Region of the Month-series, where we look at different regions in the world and how tags are used there. Today we would like to look at Covid 19 related OpenStreetMap tags in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. More specifically, we would like to look at test stations and vaccination centers and [...]

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Hello and welcome back to part 12 of our “How to become ohsome“-blog post series! If you’re new to this series, check out other blog posts of the series as well, in order to learn how you too, can become ohsome using the ohsome API!
This time, we want to take a closer look at the filter options area and [...]

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Du willst Deine Management- und Forschungsexpertise zum Wohle der Gesellschaft und Umwelt einsetzen? Du willst HeiGIT dabei unterstützen die Verfügbarkeit und Qualität von Geodaten zu verbessern und Geoinformatik-Methoden weiterzuentwickeln, die für offene, gemeinnützige Anwendungen im Bereich Nachhaltigkeit, Mobilität und humanitäre Hilfe eingesetzt werden? Das ist unsere Mission!
Die HeiGIT gGmbH ist ein forschungsorientiertes, gemeinnütziges Start-up mit [...]

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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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Digitalisierung ist ein aktuelles Megathema, das alle gesellschaftlichen Bereiche umfasst. Einerseits beeinflusst und verändert Digitalisierung wie wir leben und andererseits verändern sich durch Digitalisierung auch die Möglichkeiten der Forschung, sowohl in der Datenerhebung als auch in Analyse. Wie verändern sich Sozialräume durch Digitalisierung? Wie kann Digitalisierung in der Fernerkundung zu einem besseren Verständnis von Klima- [...]

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For the first time, the inland dunes in Sandhausen (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) have been captured by UAV-borne photogrammetry and laser scanning. The dunes are a precious habitat for many specialized plants and animals. They formed during the last ice age by sand drift from the Rhine valley. The large inland dunes, originally stretching from Karlsruhe to [...]

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Aerial view of Heidelberg’s old town with the university square. The lack of shade causes heat stress conditions and thus makes the square almost unusable at increased temperatures. This was a site of the study on climate change adaptation of public spaces (Foshag et al. 2020) (Photo: Kathrin Foshag).

Climate adaptation strategies to support and protect [...]

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