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This December saw several Mapathons in Heidelberg: From mapping wheelchair ramps in Heidelberg on Dec. 3rd, to the first CampusMobil Heidelberg Mapathon on Dec. 6th, to the mapathon for supporting earthquake management in Kyrgyzstan. The final opportunity will be the 2nd CampusMobil Mapathon on Thursday, Dec. 15th starting at 18.00pm.
Location: Berliner Straße 48, Heidelberg University, [...]

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On Saturday 3rd December 2016 the CAP4Access team from GIScience group of Heidelberg university led a Wheelmap mapping event on the ocassion of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) at Heidelberg.

Wheelmap.org is a map for finding wheelchair accessible places and it is run by one of our CAP4Access project partners, the [...]

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December 3rd is the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). In this scope the CAP4Access team from GIScience group of Heidelberg University invites any interested person to a public Wheelmap mapping event on Saturday 3rd December at Heidelberg.
Similiar to previously organized Mapping Events we would like to improve the Wheelmap project [...]

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On Thursday 27 October 2016 the CAP4Access team from GIScience group of Heidelberg university organised a Wheelmap mapping event for SAP volunteers in the course of the “SAP month of service“. Volunteers of SAP already supported us in merging volunteered accessibility data (from Wheelmap.org) and expert accessibility data (from Heidelberg Hürdenlos) last year. This time [...]

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Our efforts related to the mapping of wheelchair accessible places at the Freiwilligentag 2016 in Heidelberg are now part of a short documentary movie made by the FreiwilligenAgentur Heidelberg. The movie focuses on 6 projects promoting social inclusion of disabled people and can be watched on YouTube.

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On the occasion of the Freiwilligentag 2016 (September 17th), organised by the MRN GmbH to realize charitable projects based on volunteer engagement, the CAP4Access team from GIScience group of Heidelberg university contributed by leading a Wheelmap mapping event at Heidelberg. Wheelmap.org is a map for finding wheelchair accessible places and it is run by one [...]

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OpenRouteService (ORS) was the first routing service based on OpenStreetMap in early 2008 that covered whole countries. ORS also introduced international pedestrian and bicycle routing, even before e.g. Google was offering this.
Since 2008 OpenRouteService has been constantly available online and over the years it evolved from covering individual states in the beginning, to the [...]

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In our latest release we have primarily focused on optimising and stabilising the backend and on adding new elements to provide an improved user experience throughout the OpenRouteService 3.3 based on OpenStreetMap data.
After many requests from our community, we for starters can happily announce that we have made the service responsive for your mobile smartphones. You [...]

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In addition to the two earlier presentations (No 1, No 2), today there are two additional presentations (No 3 & 4) by GIScience Heidelberg at AGILE 2016 conference in Helsinki:
Rousell, A., Hahmann, S., Mobasheri, A. (2016): A Two-Tiered Approach to OSM Data collection for Novice Users. 19th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science. Helsinki, [...]

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When producing optimal routes through an environment, considering the incline of surfaces can be of great benefit in a number of use cases. For instance, incline may be considered when computing the most energy-efficient routes for electric cars and bicycles. Likewise, pedestrians with restricted mobility (such as wheelchair users, parents with pushchairs, and the elderly) [...]

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