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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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The regional GI Conference “Fachaustausch Geoinformatik” of the GeoNet.MRN is taking place on this Thursday Nov 23rd at the Print Media Academy Heidelberg. Prof. Alexander Zipf is giving one keynote about analysis and usage potential of free and open geodata. He will present some of the related work of the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg and [...]

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CALL FOR PAPERS
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 03, 2017
Track Description
With disasters and disaster management being an “inherently spatial” problem, geospatial information and technologies have been widely [...]

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Today Prof. Alexander Zipf is giving an invited keynote speech at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen, the national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany.
The DLR organises a two day workshop called “DLR.Open II - Open Data Science und Open Geodata“. This is the second workshop on Open Data [...]

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The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is currently coordinating OSM mapping activities as response to Hurricane “Irma” which is affecting the islands of the Caribbean and Florida, as well as to the severe floods in Bangladesh. Besides these two heavily affected regions, in the early morning hours a severe earthquake with magnitude of 8.1 hit Mexico.
In [...]

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We are happy to hereby announce the official partnership of the HeiGIT/GIScience Research Group Heidelberg and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)!
The GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University has been supporting the use of OpenStreetMap for humanitarian and disaster management purposes already since 2008 when the first instance of the Disaster and Emergency OpenRouteService was developed [...]

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Recently HeiGIT @ GIScience Heidelberg released a dedicated stable disaster version of OpenRouteService (ORS) to support humanitarian logistics within specific regions of catastrophes with data from OSM in a more sustainable way. Since his start in 2008 OpenRouteServivce had been spontaneously applied for specific real world disaster cases already numerous times, for instance during the earthquakes in [...]

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Tourism is a economically highly important industry. It is, however, vulnerable to disaster events. Geotagged social media data, as one of the forms of volunteered geographic information (VGI), has been widely explored to support the prevention, preparation, and response phases of disaster management, while little effort has been put on the recovery phase. A recently [...]

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GIScience support for German Red Cross

Following the example of the British, American and Netherland Red Cross, who are as the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg all members of Missing Maps and have been collaborating with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) and our research group for a couple of years, the German Red Cross (GRC) organized their [...]

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In the aftermath of natural disasters an assessment of the impact and damage in the affected area is crucial to enable coordination of response and recovery. While the disaster preparedness and response activations by the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team in regard to infrastructure mapping have already proven great potential in various disaster events, due to a [...]

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