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Last month GIScience Heidelberg (Prof. Zipf) participated in the First United Nations World Data Forum. This was a high level event including many organisations that generate and analyse data related to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
For this we need a huge amount of data about [...]

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you are most welcome to participate in our first 2017 OSM Mapathon at the Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University.
The data is needed by MSF/Doctors without Borders/Ärzte ohne Grenzen for their work on medical services in Sudan.
Here you can find further Information in detail.
When: Thursday. 19.01.2017, 18:00 pm
Where: Hörsaal, Berliner Straße 48, Heidelberg University, Institute [...]

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Keynote at GEOINFO 2016 Brazil

This week Alexander Zipf was giving an invited keynote presentation at the 18th Geoinfo Conference in Campos do Jordão, São Paulo, Brazil.
The GEOINFO conferences aim to bring together leading GIScience and spatial database researchers, to present to the local community a perspective of the state-of-the-art in the area. Past speakers have included Max [...]

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In the context of the international OpenStreetMap Geography Awareness Week,  last Thursay, 17th November 2016, another mapping event was organized at the Geographical Institute of Heidelberg University. Sava, a region in the north of Madagascar, was herein mapped in cooperation with Missing Maps and the French NGO CartONG.
Madagascar is as one [...]

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In the past few years, volunteers have produced geographic information of different kinds, using a variety of different crowdsourcing platforms, within a broad range of contexts. However, there is still a lack of clarity about the specific types of tasks that volunteers can perform for deriving geographic information from remotely sensed imagery, and how the [...]

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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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On next monday, Sandra Sudhoff will give a public talk on the integration of GIS and other IT technologies with the humanitarian sector.
Sandra is technical director at CartONG, a french NGO commited to providing geotools, geodata and professional guidance to decision makers and respondents in emergency relief and humanitarian aid.
Like GIScience Heidelberg CartONG is [...]

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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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