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Save the date: On Wednesday June 08 it’s time again to start a OSM mapping event at the Department of Geography Heidelberg University. We want to continue this semester adding to previously successful mapping events organized by students, the disastermappers HD and GIScience HD in Heidelberg.
For many places in the world there are no [...]

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GIScience Heidelberg regularily contributes to the ISCRAM conferences. This year we again have four papers dealing with different aspects on crowdsoured geographic information (e.g. OpenStreetMap) in disaster response and management (e.g. OpenFloodRiskMap).
Eckle, M., Herfort, B., Alberquerque, J., Leiner, R., Wolff, R., Jacobs, C., Zipf, A. (2016): Leveraging OpenStreetMap to support flood risk management: A [...]

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Last Thursday students and researchers of the GIScience group and the Geographical Institute, members of the OSM community and Open Data supporters gathered to support the Ecuador activation of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT).
In response to the severe earthquake last Saturday, the HOT team had launched several mapping projects to enable the creation of a [...]

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The topic of the open colloquium series by the Heidelberg Geographic Society (HGG) for this summer semester is “Global Understanding“. The programme has been published here. The first presentation is given by Prof. Alexander Zipf (GIScience Heidelberg).
On Monday May 2nd, 19.00 pm he will talk about user generated geoinformation for disaster management.
(Location: INF227, HS2)

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Last friday the GIScience Research Group was invited to participate in a follow-up workshop on “Open Data”.
Already in December 2015 the GIScience Research Group and the disastermappers heidelberg had been invited to present their work on Open Data in the 10th “Modellierungstag” of the Heidelberg Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational Methods for the [...]

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Last Saturday Ecuador was hit by a severe earthquake. Especially large parts of the coastal region have been devastated. Just a few hours later the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap team started first mapping actions to help producing the urgently needed geographic information and maps in OpenStreetMap.
We want to participate in the relief work with a mapping [...]

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A little reminder that the Deadline for Short Papers for the Link-VGI Pre Conference Workshop at AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science 2016. Helsinki is approaching!
The main theme is “LINKing and analyzing Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) across different platforms” and the workshop shall focus, but is not limited to, the following topics [...]

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Last week, Carolin Klonner, Benjamin Herfort, Melanie Eckle (GIScience Heidelberg and disastermappers heidelberg), Svend-Jonas Schelhorn, Christof Nichterlein (disastermappers heidelberg), Prof. Dr. João Porto de Albuquerque (GIScience Heidelberg and Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick) and Roberto Rocha (University of Münster) travelled to London to meet the Missing Maps team.
During a one and a [...]

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In our latest release we have primarily focused on optimising and stabilising the backend and on adding new elements to provide an improved user experience throughout the OpenRouteService 3.1.
We improved the visualisation of real-time traffic information for the route instructions as they now appear as number of warnings within the route summary (currently for Germany only). [...]

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we want to make you aware that it is still possible to register for the Praxis-Foum “Open Data” in Heidelberg which will take place on Friday April 15th in the new Mathematikon. This time the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg will do a hands on “Open Table” introduction to Disaster Management with OpenStreetMap.
The event [...]

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