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Kooperation ist in der Humanitären Hilfe oft der Schlüssel, um Menschen in Not schnell und effizient helfen zu können. Das gilt insbesondere beim Austausch von Informationen und Kartenmaterial. Besonders herausfordernd sind die Situationen für Humanitäre Organisationen in Gebieten, von denen es kein oder nur schlechte Grundlagen für Karten gibt. Unabhängig [...]

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Current COVID 19 related activities of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Center and HeiGIT are featured in a blog series around Forecast-based Financing.
The blog post, “Anticipating and addressing epidemics – the potential of open data initiatives“, provides an overview on how Missing Maps, Forecast-based Financing, HOT, Climate Center and [...]

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We are pleased that our article has been selected by the editors of ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing as the featured Article in August 2020.
This means it will be available open access for 1 year. Get your copy here and enjoy a nice summer reading:
Li, H., B. Herfort, W. Huang, M. Zia, A. Zipf [...]

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The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) has announced major financial support from the Audacious Project, which will be provided over the next five years. HOT aims to use this funding to grow OpenStreetMap (OSM) communities in 94 countries. By engaging one million volunteers the goal is to map an area home to one billion people living [...]

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Using hospital locations and the ORS Isochrone service, we have created a method for comparing physical access to healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa. Hospital locations were derived from OpenStreetMap and compared against another free available dataset. Results indicate strong similarity in both hospital datasets, however the uncertainty of our method requires further evaluation.

Figure 1 Stacked barchart [...]

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This week, at the prestigious GSMA MWC series (formally known as Mobile World Congress) MapSwipe was awarded the top prize in the Global Mobile Awards’ category for the Best Mobile Innovation Supporting Emergency or Humanitarian Situations. The award recognizes how mobile connectivity can provide a lifeline in major humanitarian disasters, providing access to critical information and [...]

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We are happy to invited to the presentations in the GIScience HD colloquium today. Everybody interested is invited to join the presentations and the discussion afterwards.
The use of geoinformatics at the German Red Cross
Katharina Lorenz, DRK e.V. ‑ Generalsekretariat, Berlin

- Date: Mon, January 27, 2.15 pm
- Place: Lecture Hall (room 015), Im Neuenheimer Feld 348, [...]

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We are happy to annouce two higly interesting upcomming presentations in the GIScience colloquium in the next weeks. Everybody interested is invited to join the presentations and the discussion afterwards.
The use of geoinformatics at the German Red Cross
Katharina Lorenz, DRK e.V. ‑ Generalsekretariat, Berlin
Mon, January 27, 2.15 pm (Lecture Hall (room 015), Im Neuenheimer Feld [...]

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Next week, November 12-14th, the 7th International Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Action is taking place in Berlin. The platform is organized by the German Red Cross (GRC), World Food Program, German Humanitarian Assistance, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Climate Center of Red Cross and Red Crescent and brings [...]

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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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