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Last few months, we have been working hard on a new Web frontend for OpenRouteService.org. The new service provides all features from the old OpenRouteService (Check the advanced version from the Options page) but is much faster and also covers all of Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia! Also further new route profiles will come within [...]

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Tour-Optimization in the Cloud
in cooperation with IBM and Heidelberg Mobil International HDM-I the GIScience Research Group of Heidelberg University presents new approaches and solutions for specialized tour-optimization based on free and open geodata from OpenStreetMap and Cloud-based services in the in the “Cloud Area” at the CEBIT computer fair.
These services enable software developers to [...]

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We know many examples when VGI data (e.g., OpenStreetMap, Wikimapia, etc.) help to cope with effects of various humanitarian disasters all over the world. The reason of using open crowd-sourced data is clear. The geographic data are available for free. If, for some reason, data are missing for a specific region, it is not a [...]

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Last week two colleagues successfully defended their PhDs within the GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University.
The first was the PhD thesis entitled “Exploring and Simulating Spatial Patterns of Urban Growth Using Data-driven and knowledge-based Approaches” by Mr. Hossein Shafeezadeh Moghaddam. The main focus was the development and evaluation of different spatiotemporal modeling strategies for assessing [...]

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The German site “Die bemerkenswerte Karte” (The Remarkable Map) by the German Cartographic Society (DGfK) reports about OpenMapSurfer.uni-hd.de as a remarkable OSM base map, because of it’s unique combination of high information density on the one hand and appealing aesthetics on the other hand. In particular the high quality automated label placement algorithms implemented in [...]

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A new tool for processing and updating the street network data from OpenStreetMap (OSM), that is used in OpenRouteService.org (ORS) has been developed and tested over the last months. Now it has been deployed. Therefore the data used in ORS is now up2date again and can be updated more easily in an regular manner than [...]

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The lettering process, including assigning names to point features, is an essential part of map production. While there have been numerous and varied research efforts to automate point-feature label placement (PFLP), none of them seems to have taken into account the many well-established cartographic precepts for point-feature annotation used by human cartographers. As a result, [...]

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