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Du willst Deine Management- und Forschungsexpertise zum Wohle der Gesellschaft und Umwelt einsetzen? Du willst HeiGIT dabei unterstützen die Verfügbarkeit und Qualität von Geodaten zu verbessern und Geoinformatik-Methoden weiterzuentwickeln, die für offene, gemeinnützige Anwendungen im Bereich Nachhaltigkeit, Mobilität und humanitäre Hilfe eingesetzt werden? Das ist unsere Mission!
Die HeiGIT gGmbH ist ein forschungsorientiertes, gemeinnütziges Start-up mit [...]

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In the context of the United Nations World Data Forum 2021 organised by the United Nations Statistics Division and UN member states a series of blogposts has been published by UNSTATS. Among them is one by Alexander Zipf about improving access to healthcare facilities through geoinformation and crowdsourcing. He introduces the Open Healthcare Access Map [...]

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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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MapSwipe has ben announced as ‘App of the Day‘ in the Apple AppStore! (27.08.2021)
Thank you to all our volunteers for the continued help and support which keeps the app going.
Read the blogpost here: https://apps.apple.com/ca/story/id1559236909

The team at the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) and the GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University has shaped MapSwipe’s development from [...]

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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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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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