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We invite to the upcoming online seminar at the Urban Analytics Lab seminar series at the National University of Singapore (NUS):
‘Deep learning from Volunteered Geographical Information: a case study of humanitarian mapping with OpenStreetMap’
on 29 April (9am German time, 3pm Singapore time)
By Hao Li, GIScience Research Group, Heidelberg University @GIScienceHD
As an emerging topic, OpenStreetMap [...]

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OpenStreetMap (OSM) has been intensively used to support humanitarian aid activities, especially in the Global South. Its data availability in the Global South has been greatly improved via recent humanitarian mapping campaigns and due to the efforts of local communities. However, large rural areas are still incompletely mapped. The timely provision of map data is [...]

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Einladung Vortrag Online:
Dienstag, 14. Dezember 2021, 19:15 Uhr
Melanie Eckle-Elze, Benjamin Herfort, Dr. Carolin Klonner
Digitale Geographie im Katastrophenmanagement
Klimawandel, Bevölkerungswachstum, Verstädterung und weitere zunehmende Landnutzungsveränderungen führen dazu, dass immer mehr Menschen in Risikogebieten leben. Um die vorhandenen Risiken zu verstehen und angepasste (Vorsorge-) Maßnahmen zu ergreifen, bedarf es der Zusammenführung von Expertenwissen als auch der Vor-Ort-Kenntnisse [...]

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On Friday, November 26th, Dr. Carolin Klonner (GIScience Research Group) and Melanie Eckle-Elze (HeiGIT) will be supporting the Urban Context Unit of German Red Cross (GRC) in the “Data and Digitalisation in Urban Humanitarian Action” session at the Virtual Conference of the Red Cross Red Crescent Urban Collaboration Platform 2021.
The focus of the session is [...]

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HeiGIT participation at HOT Summit 2021

Also this year HeiGIT is participating at the HOT summit with the topic of “The Evolution of Local Humanitarian Open Mapping Ecosystems: Understanding Community, Collaboration, and Contribution”. Again the conference will be virtual and is organized in three blocks across several time zones to allow global participation.
Benjamin Herfort from HeiGIT will give [...]

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Recently videos with our contributions by HeiGIT to the FOSS4G conference were put online. Did you miss the event? Now you can watch whenever you like :-)
Benni by HeiGIT explains who to use the ohsome.org framework to develop an OSM Confidence Index to support humanitarian mapping
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWkISL4qbME
FOSS4G 2021 Using the ohsome framework to develop an OSM [...]

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On October 12th the “25 Mapathon project” was finalized with an exceptionally successful public online mapathon. Around 20 participants with various professional backgrounds mapped 2273 buildings in three hours to support a flood preparedness project of the GRC in Togo. Furthermore, they shared their experiences and once more demonstrated how much fun it can be [...]

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World Refugee Day: Mapathon by CartONG

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced mapper, or just curious to learn more about why mapping is so important for humanitarian work, join us on 21 June.
Support the mapping of refugee locations on World Refugee Day. It was initiated by the United Nations and takes place every year on 20 [...]

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Am 18.06.2021 findet der Bundesweite Digitaltag 2021 der Initiative „Digital für alle“ statt. Der Digitaltag ist eine Plattform, auf der digitale Projekte und Aktionen aus der Zivilgesellschaft vorgestellt werden und das Thema Digitalisierung von verschiedenen Seiten beleuchtet wird. Mit dem Digitaltag verfolgt die Initiative „Digital für alle“ das Ziel, die Digitale Teilhabe aller Menschen in Deutschland [...]

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Recently, a new research paper “Detecting OpenStreetMap missing buildings by transferring pre-trained deep neural networks” (Pisl, J., Li, H., Herfort, B., Lautenbach, S., Zipf, A. 2021) has been accepted at the the 24th AGILE conference 2021. The conference will take place virually on June 8 to 11, 2021.
Accurate and complete geographic data of human settlements [...]

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