Dear Mapping Enthusiasts,
Nov 13-19th is the international OpenStreetMap GeoWeek in context of the National Geographic’s Geography Awareness Week. In this scope the disastermappers/ GIScience Research Group Heidelberg invites you again to a special Mapathon to start the new semester.
When: Thursday 17.11.2016, 6 pm
Where: Hörsaal, Berliner Straße 48, Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University
The MissingMaps event will [...]
Tag Archive 'crisis mapping'
Dear Mapping Enthusiasts,
Posted in Events on Aug 1st, 2016
before the start of the semester break, we would like to take the chance to round the semester up with a “SPECIAL” Mapping event at Heidelberg University
Many of you have supported the Mapping for Togo during our last Mapathon or/ and the GIS tutorial. This data was collected for the use by the local [...]
Posted in Software on Jul 15th, 2016
We are happy to announce the launch of MapSwipe - an app that allows you to support humanitarian aid by simply using your mobile.
In a disaster or humanitarian crisis, knowledge regarding the location of possibly affected and vulnerable people is crucial to provide effective support. MapSwipe allows you to map these locations using your [...]
Posted in Events on May 2nd, 2016
The topic of the open colloquium series by the Heidelberg Geographic Society (HGG) for this summer semester is “Global Understanding“. The first presentation is given by Prof. Alexander Zipf (GIScience Heidelberg) this evening, Monday May 2nd at 19.00 pm (Location: Heidelberg University, INF 227, HS2)
He will talk about Crisis Mapping , i.e. user generated geoinformation [...]
Last Thursday students and researchers of the GIScience group and the Geographical Institute, members of the OSM community and Open Data supporters gathered to support the Ecuador activation of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT).
In response to the severe earthquake last Saturday, the HOT team had launched several mapping projects to enable the creation of a [...]
everybody is invited to join our OpenStreetMap Mapathon this evening (Thursday April 21st) at 18pm in the auditorium of the Insitute of Geography Heidelberg University, in the Berliner Straße 48, 69120 Heidelberg.
Further information here.
Also check our Disaster OpenRouteService for Ecuador
In order to provide emergency and rescue forces in Ecuador with the latest information concerning infrastructural conditions of roads and buildings the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (H.O.T.) as part of the OpenStreetMap Community coordinates the crisis mapping activities for the Ecuador earthquake.
As a first support of these activities the GIScience Heidelberg team set up a OpenStreetMap [...]
Posted in Events on Apr 19th, 2016
Last Saturday Ecuador was hit by a severe earthquake. Especially large parts of the coastal region have been devastated. Just a few hours later the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap team started first mapping actions to help producing the urgently needed geographic information and maps in OpenStreetMap.
We want to participate in the relief work with a mapping [...]
Last week, Carolin Klonner, Benjamin Herfort, Melanie Eckle (GIScience Heidelberg and disastermappers heidelberg), Svend-Jonas Schelhorn, Christof Nichterlein (disastermappers heidelberg), Prof. Dr. João Porto de Albuquerque (GIScience Heidelberg and Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick) and Roberto Rocha (University of Münster) travelled to London to meet the Missing Maps team.
During a one and a [...]
Last Friday, 18th March, Carolin Klonner and Melanie Eckle of the GIScience Research Group were invited to give a workshop on “Crisis Mapping with OpenStreetMap” in scope of the DFG Graduate School “Natural Risk in a Changing World” Spring School at the University of Potsdam. The PhD candidates were introduced to current research and practices [...]