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In den vergangenen Wochen hat die Monsunflut in Pakistan über 1.000 Tote gefordert und Millionen Menschen ohne Dach über dem Kopf hinterlassen. Da Berichte und Fotos von rapide steigenden Lebensmittelpreisen, Bewohnern, die durch schultertiefes Wasser waten und Satellitenbilder von überfluteten Flüssen das Ausmaß dieser Katastrophe unterstreichen, hat das HeiGIT den Disaster openrouteservice für diese [...]

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Over the past weeks, monsoon flooding in Pakistan has left over 1,000 dead and millions without homes. As reports and photos of skyrocketing food prices, residents wading through shoulder-deep water, and satellite images of flooded rivers highlight the magnitude of this catastrophe, HeiGIT has created an activation of the Disaster openrouteservice for that region. Currently, data [...]

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Just a couple of days ago, on December 16th, large area of the Philippines were hit by Typhoon Rai (local name Odette). The typhoon not only caused vast destruction but also hit many of the communities that already suffered most since the outbreak of COVID-19 (also see Emergency Appeal IFRC).
In order to provide [...]

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Einladung Vortrag Online:
Dienstag, 14. Dezember 2021, 19:15 Uhr
Melanie Eckle-Elze, Benjamin Herfort, Dr. Carolin Klonner
Digitale Geographie im Katastrophenmanagement
Klimawandel, Bevölkerungswachstum, Verstädterung und weitere zunehmende Landnutzungsveränderungen führen dazu, dass immer mehr Menschen in Risikogebieten leben. Um die vorhandenen Risiken zu verstehen und angepasste (Vorsorge-) Maßnahmen zu ergreifen, bedarf es der Zusammenführung von Expertenwissen als auch der Vor-Ort-Kenntnisse [...]

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Die aktuelle Flut in Deutschland hat zahlreiche Straßen in den betroffenen Gebieten zerstört oder temporär unpassierbar gemacht. HeiGIT arbeitet an freien und offenen, auf Geodaten-basierten Lösungen für die humanitäre Hilfe. Hierzu zählen insbesondere Routenplanung unter Berücksichtigung aktueller Katastrophendaten wie z.B. Überflutungsgebiete und zerstörter [...]

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Deadline extended to 21.12.2020
18th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2021)
May 23-26, 2021, VIRTUAL, Interactive ONLINE EVENT
https://www.drrm.fralinlifesci.vt.edu/iscram2021/
Track: Geospatial Technologies and Geographic Information Science for Crisis Management (GIS)
https://www.drrm.fralinlifesci.vt.edu/iscram2021/files/CFP/ISCRAM2021-Track10-Geospatial_Technologies
New Deadline for paper submissions: December 21, 2020

Track Description
With crisis and hazardous events being an “inherently spatial” problem, geospatial information and technologies have been [...]

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2nd CALL FOR PAPERS –  18th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2021)
May 23-26, 2021, Virginia, USA – https://www.drrm.fralinlifesci.vt.edu/iscram2021/ Virginia Tech
Track: Geospatial Technologies and Geographic Information Science for Crisis Management (GIS)
https://www.drrm.fralinlifesci.vt.edu/iscram2021/files/CFP/ISCRAM2021-Track10-Geospatial_Technologies
Deadline for paper submissions: December 6, 2020

* Track Description
With crisis and hazardous events being an “inherently spatial” problem, geospatial information and [...]

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On October 16-18 there is the Copernicus Hackathon “Barcelona” -
Integrating Copernicus services and state-of-the-art tools within Weather-induced emergency management

HeiGIT is involved in the Copernicus Hackathon by providing free and open web-based services and APIs which leverage OpenStreetMap data as valuable tools for disaster management.
The HeiGIT services include: OpenRouteService API, sources, and clients, and the ohsome [...]

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Recently the UN Pulse Lab Jakarta has developed a disaster monitoring WebApp called the MIND/DisasterMon platform. According to UN Pulse Lab the objective of the MIND/DisasterMon platform is to try to answer questions related to Disaster Monitoring and emergency response by looking into various sources of data and information from open data platform and social media. The [...]

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According to a recent post by NASA, researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, calculated the time that could have been saved if ambulance drivers and other emergency responders had near-real-time information about flooded roads, using the 2011 Southeast Asian floods as a case study. This was the first NASA study to [...]

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