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We would like to introduce you to a brand new API of OpenRouteService.org and a revamped route planner with many more features than before. With this major release we have removed XML and introduced a (much) longed for JSON support. You will notice some drastic optimisation in response times and you now have the advantage [...]

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In the aftermath of natural disasters an assessment of the impact and damage in the affected area is crucial to enable coordination of response and recovery. While the disaster preparedness and response activations by the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team in regard to infrastructure mapping have already proven great potential in various disaster events, due to a [...]

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In the last week Melanie Eckle, who is working at the HeiGIT / GIScience Research Group Heidelberg, was elected as a Board Member of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. Congratulations Melanie!

The newly elected Board Members Ahasanul Hoque, Pete Masters and Melanie Eckle will join Jorieke Vyncke and Dale Kunce. The Board is elected by HOT’s voting [...]

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today the interdisciplinary working group “Open Government” of “Städtetag Baden-Württemberg” meets in Heidelberg for a workshop on Open Data. Among the invited speakers are for example
- Michael Winckler, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für wissenschaftliches Rechnen Uni Heidelberg (IWR) talking about “Open Data aus Sicht einer Forschungseinrichtung”

- Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf, GIScience Heidelberg / HeiGIT), with a presentation [...]

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Geographic information crowdsourcing is an increasingly popular approach to derive geographic data about human settlements from remotely sensed imagery. However, crowdsourcing approaches are frequently associated with uncertainty about the quality of the information produced. Although previous studies have found acceptable quality of crowdsourced information in some application domains, there is still lack of research about [...]

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in case you are this week not at CeBIT in the north of Germany, but rather at FOSSGIS in the south, you have the chance meet us also there and listen to several presentations on OSM work at HeiGIT and GIScience HD by our team member Martin Raifer.
The main talk will be on OSM-History-Analysis based [...]

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The set of interactive visualizations “OSMvis” from our GIScience HD team member Franz-Benjamin are now online at: http://osm-vis.geog.uni-heidelberg.de.
Nice work Franz-Benjamin!
OSMvis is a collection of visualizations related to OpenStreetMap (OSM), in particular the OSM database, the OSM wiki, and the use of OSM data in general. OSMvis aims at exploring the generation, modification, and use of OSM [...]

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Crowdsourced Geographic Information (CGI) has emerged as a potential source of geographic information for different domains. Despite advantages associated with it, such information lacks quality assurance, since it is provided by different individuals. Several authors have investigated different approaches to assess CGI quality. Some of the existing methods have been summarized in different classification schemas. [...]

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Together with Heidelberg Mobil International (HDMI) our new Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) will be represented at the CeBIT in Hannover within the Smart City Forum this month from the 20-24th of March.
In this context we will be focusing on transportation and navigation as an example which must meet a wide range of [...]

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Within wayfinding and navigation tasks, the use of landmarks has been found to be a key aspect. In particular pedestrian instructions should focus on the delivery of “landmarks” to aid in navigation. Still the use of landmarks is not common in many navigation systems. The salience of features is an important aspect of whether they [...]

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