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The ORS Playground is an interactive API documentation application that allows the users to explore and interact with all the API services. The elements, inputs and forms are built from a swagger documentation file. Since the first release of the new OpenRouteService API Playground in November we have being worked on it to make some important improvements. A good part [...]

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The future of OpenMapSurfers tiles

OpenMapSurfer is the name of a web tile service based on OpenStreetMap data developed by Maxim Rylov and hosted by the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology. The map style is a general purpose “basemap” layer featuring some unique properties, such as high cartographic quality label placement, see floor bathymetry, and a pleasant warm color scheme.

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The goal of our new project with Kachelmannwetter.com is to provide specialized maps based on OpenStreetMap data using the cartographic framework MapSurfer.NET which currently serves the map service at uni-heidelberg.de/openmapsurfer. To achieve the project goals, we will design a brand new map style and add several extensions to the framework.
Stay tuned for the result!

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Today we want to introduce several new features in OpenRouteService:
OpenRouteService.org now offers live traffic information in Germany provided by the The Federal Highway Research [...]

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On Dezember 3rd 2015 the “10th Modelling Day” will take place in the “Print Media Academy” in Heidelberg. Start is at 14:00pm .
From GIScience Heidelberg there will be two contributions:
Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf will talk about “Herausforderungen und Potenziale offener Geodaten für räumliche Modellierungen in Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft”
and Benjamin Herfort gives a presentation about “Maps [...]

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Who is using OpenMapSurfer’s maps?

In a previous blog post, we have imparted to our readers that OpenMapSurfer web map tile service is being used by several projects. Today, we want to provide an updated list of the users. Among them are e.g.:

Garmin, the world leader in Global Positioning System (GPS) technology - careers.garmin.com/en-US
Weather forecast web sites - kachelmannwetter.com [...]

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GIScience HD @ Intergeo

In addition to our previously announced presentation, the GIScience group Heidelberg is also represented with a stand at the Intergeo. We present a variety of outcomes of our efforts from throughout the last years. These include, among others, spatial media analysis, OSM.3D and our highly recognized OpenRouteService or OpenMapSurfer.. Our stand is part of the [...]

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The German Cartographers Day (Deutscher Kartographentag) is taking place at INTERGEO conference held in Stuttgart this week.
We will present an update on recent progress in automated cartography in a talk by Andreas Reimer and Maxim Rylov about our latest improvements in automated label placement, which have been implemented in MapSurfer.NET as published as in OpenMapSurfer.uni-hd.de.

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The fair INTERGEO 2015 is taking place in Stuttgart, Germany 15.-17. September 2015. The GIScience Research Group Heidelberg University will be present at the joint booth of the GeoNet.MRN, the Network Geoinformation of the Metropolitain Region Rhine-Neckar. There you will also find further members of the GeoNet.MRN, like the companies Heidelberg Mobil, geomer and Leiner [...]

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Heidelberg University has published press releases about our work on providing specialized disaster routing and maps for the humanitarian aid organizations working in Nepal like the UN Logistics Cluster, USAid or the local KLL etc.
The services based on OpenRouteService use the geodata provided by volunteers worldwide through OpenStreetMap. We also want to mention the mapping [...]

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