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Accessibility is a widely discussed topic and there are a growing number of efforts to sensitise European cities and municipalities to the topic. A focus of such efforts is the facilitation of easy access to public places for everyone, including those with walking disabilities, balance and visual disorders, as well as people requiring the use [...]

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Recently Barrons studied the effect of Amazon.com buying Whole Foods for US$13.7 billion. They used the OpenRouteService Isochrones API for an detailed accessibility analysis of the whole US. With OpenStreetMap based OpenRouteService and US Census data they calculated how much US population is covered within different driving times from the US wide network of the 444 Whole [...]

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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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The Network Geoinformation GeoNet.MRN analyses and discusses the needs and challenges of providing an infrastructure for electromobility (e.g. charging stations) in the Metropolitan Region Rhine-Neckar. (Article in German). GeoNet.MRN also produced a nice map showing the current distribution of charging stations in this region. Thank you Hartmut, nice work!
Also the need for detailled [...]

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Last Sunday (10th January 2016), we actively participated in the “Bürgerfest Heidelberg” (citizen festival of Heidelberg), which this year took place in the area of the Campbell Barracks (former US barracks), which have been opened to the public recently. The festival had ~12.000 visitors. Quite a lot of them also found their way to the [...]

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On Tuesday 13 October, we have been more than happy to host volunteers of SAP in the course of the “SAP month of service” as our guests. They have supported us to merge volunteered data about accessibility from wheelmap.org and expert data about accessibility from Heidelberg Hürdenlos (a local accessibility platform). Heidelberg Hürdenlos contains more [...]

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