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Nowadays, several research projects show interest in employing volunteered geographic information (VGI) to improve their systems through using up-to-date and detailed data. The European project CAP4Access was one of the successful examples of such international-wide research projects that aimed to improve the accessibility of people with restricted mobility using crowdsourced data. In this project, OpenStreetMap [...]

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We’re pleased to announce the next version of our QGIS plugin to access the most popular functions of openrouteservice. in QGIS.
OSM Tools is the only QGIS plugin to access advanced features like dynamic routing, isochrones or origin-destination matrices with a few mouse clicks.

You can choose to either use point layers from your QGIS project or choose [...]

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Data quality and fitness for purpose can be assessed by data quality measures. Existing ontologies of data quality dimensions reflect, among others, which aspects of data quality are assessed and the mechanisms that lead to poor data quality. An understanding of which source of information is used to judge about data quality and fitness for [...]

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The proceedings of the PLATIAL’18 workshop (organized by R Westerholt, F-B Mocnik, and A Zipf) have been published:
https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1475269
The concept of “place” is about to become one of the major research themes in the discipline of geographical information science (GIScience), as well as in adjoining fields. Briefly put, while locations provide objective references (e.g., point coordinates), [...]

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F-B Mocnik presents about mutual influences of material and immaterial flows at the example of tradition at the “Spaces and Flows” conference. Feel welcome to join on 26 October at 10:20 am.
Space and time both shape how we disseminate information in the context of tradition. As a result of incorporating knowledge, ideas, and points of [...]

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We are happy to announce the now also formal cooperation of our GIScience research group and the German Red Cross (GRC)! On October 10th Christof Johnen, Head of International Cooperation at the GRC Headquarters and head of HeiGIT/GIScience Alexander Zipf signed an Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the strategic partnership to conduct joint activities related [...]

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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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