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Tomorrow on Dezember 3rd 2015 the “10th Modelling Day” will take place in the “Print Media Academy” in Heidelberg. Start is at 14:00pm.
This years overarching topic is “Open Data”.
There will be three contributions related to GIScience Heidelberg:
- Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf will talk about “Challenges and Potential of Open Geodata for Geographic Modelling”
- [...]

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Last week we organized a special Mapping event in the scope of the Geography Awareness Week in cooperation with the Missing Maps team and great support by students of the seminar “Disaster Management with GIS” and the disastermappers Heidelberg. The students created a blog post explaining the motivation as well as the outcome of the [...]

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Next week is “Geography Awareness Week” and in this week we organize a voluntary OpenStreetMap Mapping Party. We invite you all cordially to join us mapping for a good purpose. Let`s celebrate the international “Geography Awareness Week” and learn more about the power of maps!
How? With a Missing Maps Mapathon!
When? Nov/18/2015 - 18.15 pm
Where? Lecture [...]

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The GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University has contributed several chapters to the forthcoming “European Handbook of Crowdsourced Geographic Information”, edited by Capineri, C. et al. (eds.), Ubiquity Press.
This includes the following chapters and papers that have been accepted for publication from different authors of the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg:

- Research on social media feeds [...]

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Benjamin (active Heidelberg disastermapper and GIScience group member) explains in this blog post how to create your own Missing Map like microtasking application using PyBossa
An example is the microtasking app he did set up to identify human settlements and roads in South Kivu for the missing maps project at
http://crowdmap.geog.uni-heidelberg.de/app/missing_maps_follow_up/.
You can easily contribute to this Missing [...]

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Members of the Missing Maps project, Doctors without Borders, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (H.O.T) and the British Red Cross paid a visit to the disastermappers heidelberg beginning of last week to discuss new ideas and further collaboration.
The day started with a lecture about Crowdsourced Information for Disaster Risk Management that was held by Melanie [...]

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As members of the disastermappers heidelberg and the GIScience Research Group Benjamin Herfort and Melanie Eckle were presenting their research at this years ISCRAM conference in Kristiansand, Norway. ISCRAM being a conference for researchers and practitioners in the field of disaster and emergency management, they also used this situation to set up a spontaneous Mapping [...]

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After the earthquake in Nepal just over two weeks ago, the country has been hit again by a serious earthquake. Many places have so far not received any assistance due to a lack of maps.
After earlier Disaster Mapping events at the Institute of Geography at Heidelberg University and continuous activities in between, the “disastermappers Heidelberg” [...]

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Following the earthquake which struck Nepal on April 25 hundreds of volunteers worldwide come together to map out disaster affected areas through the coordination of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) and the local partner in Kathmandu, the Kathmandu Living Labs team.
Disastermappers Heidelberg joined the efforts on monday evening by organizing a first mapping event. Thanks [...]

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Facing the most severe earthquake for the past decades, Nepal and especially the Kathmandu area show unimagineable devastations. In order to provide emergency and rescue forces with near real time 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 [...]

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