Within wayfinding and navigation tasks, the use of landmarks has been found to be a key aspect. In particular pedestrian instructions should focus on the delivery of “landmarks” to aid in navigation. Still the use of landmarks is not common in many navigation systems. The salience of features is an important aspect of whether they [...]
Tag Archive 'OpenSteetMap'
Posted in Services on Feb 13th, 2017
Recently we introduced the website OSMlanduse.org . This week it is featured as “Image of the Week” in the OSM Wiki. Thanks a lot for the recognition! It is already the second OSM Wiki image of the week from GIScience Heidelberg in this short year,as in week 4 OSMvis from our group member Franz-Benjamin was [...]
Supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals through Geographic Information - First United Nations World Data Forum
Posted in Events on Feb 9th, 2017
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 [...]
We want to welcome the year 2017 with a mapathon for MSF and the people of Aweil!
When: 19.01.2017, 18:00
Where: Hörsaal, Berliner Straße 48
This time we will focus on Aweil, the capital of South Sudan’s Northern Bahr el Ghazal State. The region is home to tens of thousands of people, many of whom live on the [...]
Posted in Uncategorized on Nov 22nd, 2016
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 [...]
Posted in Events on Nov 3rd, 2016
This Friday, Nov 4th, Alexander Zipf from GIScience Heidelberg will give a presentation at the WhereCamp 2016 conference in Berlin about some current activities and developments in the currently being established Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformatics (HeiGIT), core funded by the Klaus Tschira Foundation. This includes latest developments in Routing and Navigation solutions, such as OpenRouteService [...]
Two talks @ Royal Geographic Society: Data quality in OSM and spatiotemporal social media data analysis
Posted in Events on Oct 16th, 2016
Last week members of the GIScience group Heidelberg contributed two talks to the final COST ENERGIC meeting, which was held at the historic Oondatje Theatre of the Royal Geographical Society in London. On Thursday, Benjamin Herfort and Melanie Eckle talked about the latest achievements, current state and future avenues of data quality assessments in OpenStreetMap. [...]
For all people who are interested in historic features of the OpenStreetMap dataset a complete new worldwide map service has been published. It is extending the original old HistOSM (*) from 2009 considerably.
As of October 2016 you can find 638.284 objects that were tagged ‘historic’ all over the world. The range of object types is [...]
Brussels became the global center for OpenStreetMap enthusiasts, humanitarians and researchers during the last week. The 2nd HOT Summit was held on the 22nd September and was complemented by a Missing Maps Mapathon in the evening. From 23rd - 25th September the State of the Map conference opened their doors for the global OpenStreetMap community. [...]
Posted in Events on Sep 23rd, 2016
today Dr. Ahmed Loai Ali successfully defended his Phd on “Enhancing Data Classification Quality of Volunteered Geographic Information” at Bremen Spatial Cognition Center with Prof. Freksa (Bremen) as first and Prof. Zipf (Heidelberg) as second reviewer. We congratulate Ahmed to his good results!
The groups collaborated also earlier (see ref. below) and Ahmed Loai Ali visited [...]