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IT IS REALLY HOT! Again!
So it seems, we need to repeat an updated version of a Blogpost from exactly one year ago:
You are looking for a more shady pedestrian route through the urban jungle? You might then prefer some routes that go through public green spaces with shady trees and bushes. Thank goodness we are working on [...]

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Since some time the City of Karlsruhe uses the API of Openrouteservice (ORS) by HeiGIT for routing of pedestrians, bicycles and cars in the new online city plan and the citizen GIS app for the general public, i.e. the citizens and visitors of Karlsruhe. You can use it here:
https://geoportal.karlsruhe.de/stadtplan
https://geoportal.karlsruhe.de/buergergis
The specific client developed by the Liegenschaftsamt, city [...]

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#Noise #pollution is one of the main stressors in urban environments, having negative impacts on people’s quality of life and health. For some groups of citizens, such as school children, patients, and elders, there is a need to support them in finding pedestrian routes in noise polluted areas of cities. In a new paper, we [...]

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Wo befindet sich dieser Spielplatz in Heidelberg? Wie komme ich zum nächst gelegenden Park und das möglichst auf einer Route mit viel Grün oder wenig Lärm? Wer das herausfinden möchte, sollte an der meinGrün Schnitzeljagd teilnehmen. Nachdem die Schnitzeljagd in Dresden bereits seit zwei Wochen läuft, können nun auch die HeidelbergerInnen zu Fuß [...]

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HeiGIT gGmbH is One Year Old Today!

Today (1st July 2020) marks the first birthday of HeiGIT gGmbH! Over this first year, HeiGIT, the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology at Heidelberg University has been involved a large number of events, projects, publications, and press coverage. Founded on the 1st July 2019, HeiGIT is a non-for-profit organisation receiving core-funding [...]

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[tl;dr]
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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Today the time has come: The “meinGrün” web app for Dresden and Heidelberg is officially launched.
With the mobile application you can (re-)discover known and unknown green spaces and find a pleasant route to those. Users can learn about the functions of the app via virtual scavenger hunt. The app is the result of the [...]

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Sveriges Television AB (the public Swedish television company) has published a data journalism WebApp showing how far one can travel according to the recommendations from the Swedish Public Health Authority. Of course the safest recommendation is not to travel at all during the corona crises - but if one absolutely has to, shorter trips of [...]

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Am 19. Juni ist es soweit: Die „meinGrün“-WebApp für Dresden und Heidelberg geht offiziell an den Start. Mit der mobilen Anwendung lassen sich bekannte und unbekannte Grünflächen und der Weg dorthin neu entdecken. Per virtueller Schnitzeljagd können Nutzerinnen und Nutzer die Funktionen der App kennenlernen. Die App ist Ergebnis des Projektes meinGrün. Dieses wird im [...]

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We are thrilled to give you a sneak peak into routing with time-dependent road restrictions, the outcome of our collaboration with GraphHopper GmbH in the research project TARDUR supported by the mFUND initiative of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) Germany. Our primary focus was on the most common time-dependent restrictions in OSM, namely access [...]

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