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Tag Archive 'Humanitarian OpenStreetMap'

On October 17/18th the Humanitarian Congress is organized in Berlin by Médecins Sans Frontières/Ärzte ohne Grenzen (MSF), Médecins du Monde/Doctors of the World (MdM), German Red Cross (GRC) and Berlin Chamber of Physicians.
For more than 20 years, this congress brings together actors from the medical and humanitarian, governmental, media, and research world. These come together to [...]

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Our new paper on Machine Learning and Humanitarian Mapping
Nowadays, Machine Learning and Deep Learning approaches are steadily gaining popularity within the humanitarian (mapping) community. New tools such as the ML Enabler or the rapId editor might change the way crowdsourced data is produced in the future. Hence, at the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology and [...]

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19th-22nd of May, the 16th Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) conference is taking place in Valencia.
Likewise to previous years, the GIScience Research Group/HeiGIT are taking part and supporting with several contributions.
Martin Hilljegerdes will present a paper, based on his Master Thesis, focusing on “Evaluating the effects of consecutive hurricane hits on evacuation [...]

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Bereit seit den 1960ern werden von den Vereinten Nationen initiiert und von den UN-Mitgliedsländern zunehmend unterstützt, jährlich Internationale Wochen gegen Rassismus zum Thema Integration, Austausch und Bewusstsein gegen Rassismus organisiert. Vom 11. bis zum 24. März finden gemäß dem Motto „Europa wählt Menschenwürde“ Konzerte, Lesungen, Workshops usw. statt, um “den nationalistischen, rassistischen [...]

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Have a look at our new Jupyter notebook which provides a step-by-step introduction how to use the ohsome API. We show you how to analyse the OSM mapping efforts related to a HOT Tasking Manager project in Nepal. The analyzed project 1008 “Nepal Earthquake, 2015, IDP Camps in Kathmandu” was created by Kathmandu Living Labs [...]

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Rochester NY, a small city located at Lake Ontario, became a gathering place for the international ISCRAM community last week. Researchers and practitioners from over 20 countries presented their latest work, ideas and needs related to crisis management at the 15th ISCRAM conference.
Crisis and humanitarian management being one of the main focuses of the HeiGIT/ [...]

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Over the last couple of years a new group of actors has become increasingly important to support disaster management - digital volunteers. They support disaster responses and humanitarian activities from all over the world. Crowdsourced Wikipedia articles are oftentimes the first source of information people read to learn more about a disaster. Likewise, the OpenStreetMap [...]

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Dear Mapping Enthusiasts,
November 12th-18th is the international OpenStreetMap GeoWeek. Since 1987, in the third week of November all around the world different kind of projects and activities are planned to raise awareness about the significance of geography and spatial data and how we affect and are affected by it.
This year we celebrate the 30th birthday [...]

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Happy Birthday MapSwipe!

Already one year ago that MapSwipe was officially launched!
A big thank you to our contributors for your support - one year of tapping, swiping and putting families on the map!

In just one year thousands of users contributed more than 10 million taps and thereby provided crucial information on unmapped places.
In projects like shown below settlement [...]

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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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