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OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a global mapping project which generates free geographical information through a community of volunteers. OSM is used in a variety of applications and for research purposes. However, it is also possible to import external data sets to OpenStreetMap. The opinions about these data imports are divergent among researchers and contributors, and the [...]

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In this blog post we want to take a closer look at a fruitful mapping collaboration between humanitarian organizations and corporations. Since 2015 mapping remote areas in OSM  is one part in the cooperation between the leading savings, retirement and insurance company, Aviva, and the British Red Cross (BRC). By combining [...]

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Am 18.06.2021 findet der Bundesweite Digitaltag 2021 der Initiative „Digital für alle“ statt. Der Digitaltag ist eine Plattform, auf der digitale Projekte und Aktionen aus der Zivilgesellschaft vorgestellt werden und das Thema Digitalisierung von verschiedenen Seiten beleuchtet wird. Mit dem Digitaltag verfolgt die Initiative „Digital für alle“ das Ziel, die Digitale Teilhabe aller Menschen in Deutschland [...]

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The AGILE 2021 conference is taking place this week. It is the the 24rd AGILE conference on GIScience. AGILE is the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe and the 2021 conference is for the first time held as a virtual conference. As in earlier years GIScience Heidelberg and HeiGIT are contributing to the conference with several [...]

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Accurate and complete geographic data of human settlement is crucial for humanitarian aid and disaster response. OpenStreetMap (OSM) can serve as a valuable source, especially for global south countries where buildings are largely unmapped. In a previous blog, we introduced our recent work in detecting OpenStreetMap missing buildings, so this time we will show you [...]

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After Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia we have now published all countries of Central and South America on the Open Healthcare Access Map.
The web application is available here: https://apps.heigit.org/healthcare_access/.
Please note that this is still a prototype and feedback on improvements and desired functionalities is very welcome. You can reach us at this email [...]

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Dear mappers,
on Monday 17.5.2021, 18.00pm a third international mapathon together with disastermappers heidelberg, MAMAPA, CartONG, HuMap and OSM Ghana will take place, which will give you some insights in mapping for humanitarian purposes from the perspective of different organizations and people around the world!
For beginners we will offer a mapping introduction as usual, so you [...]

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Recently, a new research paper “Detecting OpenStreetMap missing buildings by transferring pre-trained deep neural networks” (Pisl, J., Li, H., Herfort, B., Lautenbach, S., Zipf, A. 2021) has been accepted at the the 24th AGILE conference 2021. The conference will take place virually on June 8 to 11, 2021.
Accurate and complete geographic data of human settlements [...]

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We are pleased that our research paper “Deriving indicators for Points of Interest and analyzing mixed activities in urban areas” (Ullah, Lautenbach, Zipf 2021) has been accepted at the 12th International Symposium on the Digital Earth (ISDE) scheduled within the GI Week 2021 in Salzburg. The conference will take place from [...]

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The project “25 Mapathons“ goes into the next phase. Based on the experience of until today 17 OSM mapathons with German Red Cross (GRC) chapter and an extensive literature review on the success of mapathons, the “25 Mapathons” team has identified several points of possible improvement in the way how mapathons are conducted in general: [...]

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