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Melanie Eckle (HeiGIT/Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team) will join the Dialogue Platform on Forcast-based Financing in Berlin tomorrow to share insights about the Missing Maps project, the related work of the HeiGIT/GIScience Research Group and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team and potential ideas for further collaboration. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the [...]

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As previously announced, Sabrina Marx and Melanie Eckle recently visited Dar es Salaam to attend the Missing Maps Members Gathering and to join the FOSS4G and HOT Summit community for their joint annual gatherings.
The Missing Maps Members Gathering was the first side event of the conference week. Likewise to previous years, the Missing Maps members [...]

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HeiGIT/GIScience Research Group is looking forward to present our latest research, services and developments at the HOT Summit/ FOSS4G in beautiful Dar es Salaam. Sabrina Marx and Melanie Eckle of the Geoinformation for Humanitarian Aid group will provide an overview of our latest projects and ideas, and current collaborative projects with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team.
Sabrina [...]

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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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Beginning of May the recently launched MAMAPA project reached yet another milestone. Four very successful MAMAPA mapathons were already organized in the Mannheimer Abendakademie, supported by CartONG, HeiGIT/ disastermappers heidelberg and local tandems, and there are hopefully many more to come… To build a sustainable future for the MAMAPA project, members of HeiGIT, CartONG and [...]

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Over the last years, the growing OpenStreetMap (OSM) database repeatedly proved its potential for various use cases, including disaster management. Disaster mapping activations show increasing contributions, but oftentimes raise questions related to the quality of the provided Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI).
In order to better monitor and understand OSM mapping and data quality, HeiGIT developed a [...]

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disastermappers heidelberg want to invite you to our last mapathon in this winter term!
This time, we will be mapping the rural areas of Tanzania in eastern Africa.
There will be a Skype interview with Janet Chapman of the Tanzania Development Trust, who will give us an overview on the mapping activities in this area.

“Tanzania has a [...]

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GIScience/HeiGIT and disastermappers heidelberg have been proud supporters of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) for a couple of years already. Our GIScience/HeiGIT Team is contributing OSM related research, applications and services. The disastermappers furthermore organize mapathons, workshops and webinars, and thereby help to extend the mapping community and raise awareness about OpenStreetMap (OSM), possible applications [...]

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Recently the full Special Issue “Online Participation” of the German journal “HMD Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik” has been published online by Springer.
It also includes our invited overview article about online participation in the context of geographic information, especially OpenStreetMap (in German). It is available open access:
Griesbaum, L., Eckle, M., Herfort, B., Raifer, M., Zipf, A. (2017): [...]

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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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