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Today we celebrate the International Day for #DisasterRiskReduction. HeiGIT offers a growing set of tools and services that support humanitarian aid during and before disasters. Examples include work in the context of the Missing Maps initiative, like conceptualising and extending microtasking apps like MapSwipe, as well as services for analysing MapSwipe data and making it [...]

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CALL FOR PAPERS for the GIS track at:
17th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2020)
May 24-27, 2020, Virginia, USA
https://www.drrm.fralin.vt.edu/iscram2020/
Track:
Geospatial Technologies and Geographic Information Science for Crisis Management (GIS)
https://www.drrm.fralin.vt.edu/iscram2020/files/CFP/ISCRAM2020-Geospatial_Technologies_and_GIS.pdf
Deadline for paper submissions: December 6, 2019

Track Description
With disasters and disaster management being an “inherently spatial” problem, geospatial information and technologies have been [...]

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Das Rote Kreuz Generalsekretariat Berlin schreibt aktuell zwei interessante Vollzeitstellen aus (Standort Berlin).
Eine davon - als Fachreferent Geoinformatik - ist direkt auf die konkrete Zusammenarbeit mit dem Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT gGmbH) an der Universität Heidelberg ausgerichtet. Wir arbeiten gemeinsam an Strategien und Lösungen zum besseren Einsatz von Geoinformationstechnologien für humanitäre Aktivitäten des [...]

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Global Platform 2019 in Geneva

Creating maps helps humanity. Drawing maps together with communities is crucial for effective risk reduction interventions, ensuring no one is left behind.
The progress of the implementation of the targets set by the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) have been key discussion points during this years Global Platform in Geneva. [...]

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Middle of May, Geneva becomes the gathering place for citizens, political leaders, government institutions, private sector, civil society, and scientific and technical institutions, that all jointly work towards a big objective - to manage disaster risk.
In line with the Sendai Framework, the conference is focusing on and strengthening the shift from the management of disasters [...]

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Die Fachtagung Katastrophenvorsorge wird jedes Jahr vom Deutschen Roten Kreuz organisiert, mit dem Ziel eine Dialogplattform für verschiedene Akteuren der nationalen und internationalen Katastrophenvorsorge zu schaffen.
In Kooperation mit dem Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe (BBK) und dem Zentrum für satellitengestützte Kriseninformation (ZKI), haben wir vom HeiGIT den Workshop „Geodaten in der Katastrophenvorsorge“ durchgeführt. Anhand konkreter [...]

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Over the past few years, the Missing Maps approach has repeatedly proved its potential for humanitarian assistance and disaster management. While the project was launched by only four organizations, there are now 17 member organizations in Missing Maps, and nearly 60,000 mappers. The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement have recognized the potential of the [...]

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We cordially invite all interested to our forthcoming talk in the GIScience colloquium next Monday, January 30, on the use of satellite imagery, which is becoming more and more accessible and available in near real-time, for risk analysis and disaster response. Prof. Shunichi Koshimura presents evidence of the value of earth observation, used in combination [...]

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