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Just before the Easter holidays, our GIScience/HeiGIT team hosted Dr. Nama Raj Budhathoki, Executive Director of Kathmandu Living Labs (KLL), to take our existing collaboration to the next level.
KLL and GIScience/HeiGIT have collaborated in various projects in the last few years. GIScience/HeiGIT have contributed to OSM data of Nepal through mapathons in Heidelberg. Relevant contents [...]

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Over the last couple of years a new group of actors has become increasingly important to support disaster management - digital volunteers. They support disaster responses and humanitarian activities from all over the world. Crowdsourced Wikipedia articles are oftentimes the first source of information people read to learn more about a disaster. Likewise, the OpenStreetMap [...]

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We cordially invite everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk
The speaker is Dr. Nama Budhathoki
Executive Director of Kathmandu Living Labs
When: Monday 26.03.2018, 14:00 st
Where: INF 348, room 015 (Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University)
Abstract:
Production and use of information during emergencies: Experience from 2015 Nepal Earthquake
Information is one of the most critical infrastructures in times of [...]

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Several geospatial applications require comprehensive semantic information from points-of-interest (POIs). However, this information is frequently dispersed across different collaborative mapping platforms. Surprisingly, there is still a research gap on the conflation of POIs from this type of geo-dataset. In a recent paper by Novack et al. (2018), we focus on the matching aspect of POI [...]

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The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) provides immediate support for disaster or humanitarian responses by coordinating and activating a global network of mappers that contribute up-to-date geodata to the OSM database. For example, after the Nepal earthquake 2015 volunteers added up to 800 km to the OSM street network per hour! This information could successfully support [...]

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disastermappers heidelberg want to invite you to our last mapathon in this winter term!
This time, we will be mapping the rural areas of Tanzania in eastern Africa.
There will be a Skype interview with Janet Chapman of the Tanzania Development Trust, who will give us an overview on the mapping activities in this area.

“Tanzania has a [...]

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Open Position:
Software Developer (Web) Geoinformation Technology
 (OSM)
Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) and GIScience Research Group
In the context of research projects at HeiGIT and the GIScience Research Group we offer the position of a Software Developer Geoinformation Technology in Heidelberg (full-time or part-time).
Depending on your experience the tasks are related to at least one of [...]

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Admittedly, the OpenRouteService Matrix API is anything but new. Already implemented in mid 2017, it’s been soaring to high demand by numerous clients across the globe ever since. Finally we want to give it the credit it deserves.
The ORS Matrix API is the precursor to solve important problems like the traveling salesman problem and even more complex [...]

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Disaster events damage human infrastructure and its surroundings within seconds. To support humanitarian logistics, the Disaster OpenRouteService needs the latest, most accurate data available. While crowd-sourcing OSM updates during disasters proved very successful, there is not yet a convenient way of automatically accessing up-to-date OSM data for specific regions of interest. Addressing this need, HeiGIT [...]

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Software Engineer OSM Routing Services, Backend & Algorithms
Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT)

You genuinely enjoy developing open source Geoinformation Services used by thousands on a daily basis? You are a highly motivated Java Backend Developer? And you love using and enhancing OpenStreetMap for high-performance services for global coverage? Then we actually might have a [...]

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