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Below you find a short report by the students that were organizing the last months OpenStreetMap Mapathon for Sokodé in Togo at the Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University:

Mapping Event: Sokodé
Am 08. Juni 2016 war es wieder soweit! Im Rahmen des „Citizens as Sensors“ Seminar in Kooperation mit Missing Maps und den lokalen Behörden in [...]

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We are happy to announce the launch of MapSwipe - an app that allows you to support humanitarian aid by simply using your mobile.
In a disaster or humanitarian crisis, knowledge regarding the location of possibly affected and vulnerable people is crucial to provide effective support. MapSwipe allows you to map these locations using your [...]

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In the last couple of weeks disastermappers Heidelberg and GIScience members were interested in finding a way to monitor changes in the OpenStreetMap database. This could help to provide better feedback after mapathons and could allow to measure how many objects like buildings or roads were created or modified during a [...]

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This Wednesday June 08 students of the “Citizens as sensors” seminar will organize a mapping event to support local development in Sokodé (Togo) at the Department of Geography Heidelberg University. Thereby they want to add to previously successful mapping events organized by students, the disastermappers HD and GIScience HD in Heidelberg.
For many [...]

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Save the date: On Wednesday June 08 it’s time again to start a OSM mapping event at the Department of Geography Heidelberg University. We want to continue this semester adding to previously successful mapping events organized by students, the disastermappers HD and GIScience HD in Heidelberg.
For many places in the world there are no [...]

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On June 3, 2014, we organised a pre-conference one-day workshop titled Digital Earth: What the hack? in Castellon de La Plana, under the auspices of the International Society of Digital Earth (http://www.digitalearth-isde.org/) and 7th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science - Connecting a Digital Europe through Location and Place (http://www.agile-online.org/).
Hackathons and mapathons are [...]

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Our second Map-a-thon in support of the HOT activation for the Philippines was held on Friday. In a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, ~30 mappers attended the event. The department provided ample amounts of food and refreshments, many thanks to Svend and the Fachschaft for organizing/providing the cutlery, cooking plate and other equipment. A general introduction [...]

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UPDATE: An additional Mapathon will take place on Friday 22nd 2013 from 11.00 onwards in the lecture hall of the Department of Geography, Berliner Str. 48, Heidelberg University.
CrisisMapping by volunteers is on the rise and and an more and more important contribution to professional disaster management. This has also been confirmed within our conference on [...]

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UPDATE:
First Impressions from the Mapathon Thursday 14th can be found here.
UPDATE2:
An additional Mapathon will take place on Friday 22nd 2013 in the lecture hall of the Department of Geography, Berliner Str. 48, Heidelberg University.
In order to to support the crisis mappers with better geographic information and maps for the regions affected by super typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan, [...]

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