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The project “25 Mapathons“ goes into the next phase. Based on the experience of until today 17 OSM mapathons with German Red Cross (GRC) chapter and an extensive literature review on the success of mapathons, the “25 Mapathons” team has identified several points of possible improvement in the way how mapathons are conducted in general: [...]

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Gemeinsam mit dem Deutschen Roten Kreuz (DRK) hat das HeiGIT heute das Dokument “Die häufigsten Fehler beim „mappen“ mit dem iD-Editor & deren Lösung” veröffentlicht. Das Dokument ist komplementär zum Handbuch zur Veranstaltung von Mapathons, welches bereits 2020 veröffentlicht wurde. Das neue Dokument beschreibt kurz und bündig häufig auftretende Fehler beim Mappen und soll so noch unerfahrenen Mapper*innen [...]

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Hello dear friends of the disastermappers heidelberg!
At the moment, the Heidelberg International Weeks against Racism 2021 are running – and the disastermappers are also taking part! Why? The unequal distribution of resources is often a consequence of historical (and neo-) colonialism and related racism. This increases the vulnerability of societies in many parts of the [...]

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Since 2010 organized humanitarian mapping has evolved as a constant and growing element of the global OpenStreetMap (OSM) community. With more than 8,000 projects in 150 countries humanitarian mapping has become a global community effort. Due to this large amount of projects, it can be difficult to get an overview on mapping activity. [...]

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Extreme natural events create catastrophic situations for cities and their populations. Due to climate change and anthropogenic activities, the number and intensity of these events has steadily increased at the global scale. Floods are the most common natural disaster worldwide, responsible for economic, social and life losses. Low-income countries have a death rate 23 times [...]

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Since 2010, organized humanitarian mapping has evolved as a constant and growing element of the global OpenStreetMap (OSM) community. With more than 7,000 projects in 150 countries, humanitarian mapping has become a global community effort. Due to this large amount of projects, it can be difficult to get an overview on mapping activity. This is [...]

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In the past 10 years, the collaborative maps of OpenStreetMap (OSM) have been used to support humanitarian efforts around the world as well as to fill important data gaps for implementing major development frameworks such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In a recently accepted paper we provide a comprehensive assessment of the evolution of [...]

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Das Handbuch zur Veranstaltung von Mapathons im Deutschen Roten Kreuz (DRK) ist da!
In dem Handbuch wird beschrieben, was bei der Durchführung eines Mapathon zu beachten ist. Es beginnt mit der Frage, was überhaupt ein Mapathon ist und erklärt warum und wie durch die Durchführung von regelmäßigen Mapathons z.B. im Rahmen von Bereitschaftsabenden, wichtige Geodaten für [...]

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Prof. Alexander Zipf has been invited to give the keynote at GIS DAY 2021 at McGILL University (Montréal, Canada) on Tuesday 19. Jan. 2021. The theme of the whole GIS Day at McGill is Humanitarian Mapping and the talk will talk about:
“Analysing and Improving OpenStreetMap for Humanitarian Aid with Data Mining and GeoAI”

Agenda: (EST time [...]

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On 8th November 2020, the Anticipation Hub has been officially launched and we are happy to announce that the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT gGmbH) acts as as a partner of the platform right from the start.

The Anticipation Hub is a knowledge exchange platform on anticipatory action in terms of humanitarian aid [...]

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