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Christmas is just around the corner and the disastermappers heidelberg are organizing another workshop on the use of OpenStreetMap data. As last year they will present different ways to craft personal Christmas gifts based on OpenStreetMap features.
Additionally they will also show how to use open satellite imagery archives captured by Sentinel and Landsat mission. Together we [...]

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We cordially invite all interested to our forthcoming talk next Monday about differences in the representation of spatial information in text and map media. Dr. Franz-Benjamin Mocnik proposes a new paradigm of map use enabling maps to tell stories happening in space and time.
Maps telling Stories
Dr. Franz-Benjamin Mocnik, Visiting Scientist at Bremen Spatial Cognition Center, Bremen University

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Putting the world’s most vulnerable people on a map and thereby reduce the vulnerability of disaster prone regions before they can even cause serious harm - that is the objective of the MissingMaps Project. A great idea put together by Doctors Without Borders (MSF), British and American Red Cross and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap team [...]

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Last year we announced about a significant update of our OSM-based maps provided by the web map tile service OpenMapSurfer. Since that time we made a big progress in improving the overall performance of the service, added a lot of missing map elements (e.g. archaeological sites, waterfalls, highway milestones, building entrances, etc.) and noticeably [...]

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OpenMapSurfer is OSM Image of the Week

A map rendering with hillshading by OpenMapSurfer.uni-hd.de is currently the OSM Image of the Week. It is featured on this weeks OpenStreetMap Wiki main page.
Congratulations to our team member Maxim Rylov!
The images shows the OpenMapSurfer Layer: “OSM Roads (new)” with “ASTER GDEM & SRTM Hillshade (experimental)” overlay. The region displayed is in Greece.
Explore also the [...]

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In January 2012 we launched OpenMapSurfer – a web map service with a set of custom layers that are based on geo-data of OpenStreetMap project. The main idea was to present OSM data in a different way by placing emphasis on the cartographic representation of data, namely to enhance the quality of the cartographic [...]

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“Intelligent maps; the role of data models”
(Dr. Mohsen Kalantari, University of Melbourne, Lecturer in Geomatics & Associate Director of the Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration (CSDILA))
Mo, 06.05.2013, 14.00 (Uni HD, GI, Berliner Str. 48, Hörsaal)
feel invited to join!

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