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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 are excited to announce that our new HeiGIT website is live! Visit us at www.heigit.org.

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We published a new jupyter notebook which depicts how to use the OpenRouteService Isochrones API to analyse health care acessibility in Madagascar.
In the case of a disaster (natural or man made), a country is not only affected by the intensity of the disaster but also by it’s own vulnerability to it. Countries have different kind [...]

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In a few days - THIS Saturday July, 29. - the State of the Map 2018 Conference in Milan will opening its doors with many interesting talks and workshops related to OpenStreetMap. HeiGIT and the GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University will be there with several persons and give the following presentations and even a [...]

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HOT End of semester Mapathon and BBQ

Flood events caused serious harm in wide areas of Japan and Sri Lanka over the last couple of weeks. Heavy rain, floods and landslides occured in South West area of Japan and monsoon rains have caused severe flooding in the Kurunagala and Puttalam districts of Sri Lanka.
The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) has received requests from [...]

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FOSS4G 2018 is only 42 days away and we are excited to present our Openrouteservice for Disaster Management there. Furthermore, we will provide insights on the potential of the ohsome platform for the HOT community. Check out the program for further details.
We hope to see you in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, August 27 - 31th, [...]

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Members of the HeiGIT team were presenting parts of our work at this years AGIT/GI_Forum conference in Salzburg, Austria (as already announced in a previous blogpost).
Julian Bruns was presenting the results of a joint work with the KIT and his old employer, the FZI, which is published in the GI-Forum journal (English conference running in parallel to the AGIT), [...]

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We would like to introduce our new little analysis tool Critical Numbers for projects of the HOT Tasking Manager. (You can find this blogpost and the code for the tool at our GitHub repository.) The Critical Numbers webapp is an easy way to visualize how much of a project is mapped and validated - results [...]

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Meet us at AGIT30

Meet us in Salzburg at the AGIT30 conference and get to know the ohsome platform, that has been introduced recently! Our colleague Fabian Kowatsch will give a talk on Thursday, July 5th:
M. Auer, M. Eckle, S. Fendrich, F. Kowatsch, L. Loos, S. Marx, M. Raifert, M. Schott, R. Troilo, A. Zipf. Ohsome – eine Plattform [...]

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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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