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How are Wikipedia/Wikimedia volunteers supporting disaster management? What role does their engagement all around open source and open data play? What are the latest developments and innovations in humanitarian contexts and how are they defined and addressed?
These questions were discussed in the first block of the Disaster 2.0 seminar last week. Daniel Mietchen, Biophysicist at [...]

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as mentioned earlier this Monday will see the first of our disastermappers heidelberg Mapathons this summer semester. But this will definitely not be your only chance to participate in some collaborative OSM mapping or learning how to work with OSM data this semester at Heidelberg University. So here is the current schedule. This should help [...]

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We are happy to announce that disastermappers heidelberg just joined youthmappers- an international network with over 4,000 university student mappers in 78 campus chapters that are spread across 25 countries. Since 2015, youthmappers help student mapping initiatives around the world to address real-world challenges, following the theme “We don`t just build maps- we build mappers”. After Polimappers [...]

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Tuesday night central Mexico was struck by an earthquake with the magnitude of appr. 7.1, causing the collapse of several buildings in Mexico City and serious harm for the local population.
This event is the latest of a number of disasters in the recent weeks, including hurricanes and floods. Just twelve days before, the southern mexican [...]

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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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This year the capital of Canada will become the gathering place for the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) and Missing Maps community and partners.
September 12th/13th the Missing Maps members will come together for their annual meeting to discuss current projects, challenges, ideas and future plans. The next two days, September 14th/15th, the HOT Summit will provide [...]

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In our recently published study “Direct local building inundation depth determination in 3-D point clouds from user-generated flood images” we present a new approach for deriving local building inundation depth from ordinary user-generated flood images captured during a flood event. After reconstructing a 3-D scene of the building of interest with close-range photogrammetry (CRP) algorithms, [...]

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Malaria is a major threat to people all around the world, particularly those most vulnerable: children and elderly. Our previous events Semester Start Missing Maps mapathon for World Malaria Day 2017 and Missing Maps Mapathon at Makerspace (DAI) aimed to support projects to identify potential malaria affected areas and enable better Malaria prevention in collaboration [...]

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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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A big thank you to all the mappers that supported the fight against Malaria in our Semester Start Mapathon yesterday!
In three hours, buildings in an area of around 400 km² were mapped that can now be covered in the Clinton Health Access Initiave Malaria program.
Moreover, a TV team of SWR was visiting the event [...]

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