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Next week the biennial conference GeOnG will take place for the seventh time. On Monday and Tuesday 11/02-11/03 participants will join in over 30 live sessions around the topics of technology and information management in the humanitarian and development sector. This year’s theme is People at the heart of Information Management: promoting responsible and inclusive [...]

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New paper published on healthcare access in Sub-Saharan Africa
It is almost a year since SARS-CoV-2 first emerged in China. The virus spread all over the world. Countries south of the Sahara did not receive much attention. Although outbreaks here have a strong risk potential due to existing crises. In our new published paper we modeled [...]

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Current COVID 19 related activities of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Center and HeiGIT are featured in a blog series around Forecast-based Financing.
The blog post, “Anticipating and addressing epidemics – the potential of open data initiatives“, provides an overview on how Missing Maps, Forecast-based Financing, HOT, Climate Center and [...]

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Über die letzten Jahre wurden von der OpenStreetMap Community in Ulm vermehrt Mapathons und Mappingaktionen veranstaltet. Am Donnerstag, den 1. Oktober 2020 ab 19:00 Uhr ist ein weiterer Mapathon des Ulmer OSM-Stammtisches geplant - mit Unterstützung von Melanie Eckle-Elze (disastermappers heidelberg und Geoinformation für Humanitäre Hilfe HeiGIT) und Katharina Lorenz (Deutsches Rotes Kreuz).
Wir wollen im Rahmen des Mapathons [...]

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The open, flexible and collaborative nature as well as the benefits and advantages of OpenStreetMap (OSM) lead to the creation of a whole new ecosystem evolving around the project. They range from local and global communities of data and software developers to a large amount of tools and services like disaster [...]

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We are happy to share that our paper “A Comprehensive Framework for Intrinsic OpenStreetMap Quality Analysis” (Barron, Neis, Zipf 2013) belongs to the top 5 most cited papers of the international journal “Transaction in GIS” (TGIS). Only recently we became aware of this. Thank you for considering this work.
Certainly this paper influenced also our work [...]

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Recently openrouteservice has been updated to version 6.2 which has brought some pretty useful features to OSM-based routing. One of the main “new” features is the re-introducing of the maximum_speed parameter where users can set the maximum speed their vehicle can travel at. Though this feature was available in the past, due to implementing new [...]

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#OpenStreetMap is turning 16! Happy Birthday from the HeiGIT team.
16 years of OSM activity has created the most feature rich and global free multi purpose map that the world has ever seen.
The ohsome team at HeiGIT has created several tools and technologies to have a closer look into that history of OSM edits (OSHDB, Ohsome [...]

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As you may already know from the latest blog posts, new advancements are brought with the release 1.0 of the #ohsome API. One minor function involves the correctness of parameters that you can use in your queries, which was developed by our intern Rosario in the last weeks.

The new feature
Let’s say you send a request [...]

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We are back again with a fresh part of the How to become ohsome blog series. In case this 6th part of the series is your first one, or you have not heard from our awesome OpenStreetMap History Data Analytics Platform before (short form: ohsome platform), don’t worry. We’ve added some context, as well as [...]

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