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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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Over the last weeks the recently introduced Climate Protection Map (Klimschutzkarte.de) has been extended to cover the whole world and features now also some new layers. The Global Climate Protection Map is based on user-contributed data from OpenStreetMap. It allows interested citizens to share information and find out about topics related to climate protection and sustainability, [...]

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The first State of Map Conference in Tanzania was organised by the tanzanian OSM community and the Ramani Huria Team based in Dar es Salaam from 8-10th December. The GIScience Research Group contributed to the program by introducing MapSwipe and organizing an workshop on OpenStreetMap and the use of QGIS. (Photo: @InnocentMaholi)

The conference brought together [...]

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From this friday on the first state of the map conference in Tanzania will be held in Dar es Salaam. The members of our GIScience Research Group Heidelberg and the disastermappers heidelberg Marcel Reinmuth and Benjamin Herfort are participating and will organize a workshop on creating maps from OpenStreetMap data.
The state of the map in [...]

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