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HeiGIT members Melanie Eckle and Martin Hilljegerdes were invited to the “Digital in civil protection” congress of the Landesverband Westfalen-Lippe in Münster to share insights and to present current activities all around “Potentials of Open Data and Digital Humanitarians for civil protection“. They shared experiences and impacts of the collaborative efforts of the Missing Maps [...]

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This month we kicked off our new project Waterproofing Data in São Paulo, Brazil together with partners from Warwick University and Brazilian stakeholders such as Cemaden (National Early Warning and Monitoring Centre for Natural Disasters / Centro Nacional de Monitoramento e Alertas de Desastres Naturais) or local Universities, City of São Paulo, Fundacao Getulio Varga etc. We [...]

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ISCRAM is a forum where researchers and practitioners from all around the world meet every year to share experiences and raise challenges in all the aspects related to the design, development, and use of information systems to improve the management of crisis and disaster situations. The 16th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and [...]

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In the case of a disaster fast response is important and life saving. Information on blocked streets is crucial, but a the same time this infornations needs to be considered by routing engines in real-time. However, many routing engines use street network data which is at best updated once a week [...]

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Call for papers
ISCRAM is a forum where researchers and practitioners from all around the world meet every year to share experiences and raise challenges in all the aspects related to the design, development, and use of information systems to improve the management of crisis and disaster situations. The 16th International Conference [...]

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Only two days left to register for the Fachtagung Katastrophenvorsorge in Berlin, 22. - 23. October 2018. Join our workshop on Geoninformation & Disaster Prepardness, which we are running together with the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR). The Symposium is organized by the German Red [...]

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The flood risk perception of people living in areas at risk can be a valuable source of information for mitigation and preparedness within disaster management. We apply a method based on sketch maps and questionnaires to capture this flood risk perception during case studies in Santiago de Chile. Results of our study can be found [...]

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We cordially invite everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk
The speaker is Dr. Nama Budhathoki
Executive Director of Kathmandu Living Labs
When: Monday 26.03.2018, 14:00 st
Where: INF 348, room 015 (Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University)
Abstract:
Production and use of information during emergencies: Experience from 2015 Nepal Earthquake
Information is one of the most critical infrastructures in times of [...]

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Final CALL FOR PAPERS: ISCRAM has extended the Deadline to December 10
15th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2018)
May 20-23, 2018, Rochester, NY, USA
https://iscram2018.rit.edu/submissions
Track: Geospatial Technologies and Geographic Information Science for Crisis Management (GIS)
https://iscram2018.rit.edu/sites/rit.edu.iscram2018/files/docs/ISCRAM_2018_track_GIS.pdf
Deadline for paper submissions: December 10, 2017
Track Description
With disasters and disaster management being an “inherently spatial” problem, [...]

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GIScience @ ISCRAM 2017

The last couple of days, the picturesque city of Albi in southern France became the gathering place of researchers, practitioners and organizations in the field of information systems for crisis response and management. Following the ISCRAM conference theme “Agility is coming” presentations, round tables, workshops, symposiums and keynotes were organized in which the current and [...]

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