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In order to analyze the quality of OSM data, a study at GIScience Heidelberg investigated the influence of the mappers’ cultural backgrounds on their mapping behavior and hence questioned the general validity of semantic (street) classifications in OSM.
Nepal was hit by a series of earthquakes in April 2015. The OSM community quickly reacted by organizing [...]

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Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) such as OpenStreetMap (OSM) can be a rich resource for many applications. Therefor VGI-projects have to mitigate between the requirements of the the volunteers and the machines. On the one hand, the data format should be simple and general in order to make contributing to the project easy for the volunteers. [...]

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Where is the next health center? What areas show less accessibility to health centers and are therefore the most vulnerable?
In 2018, the openrouteservice team already illustrated how these questions related to vulnerability can be addressed with openrouteservice APIs, at that time for disaster prone regions in Madagascar. Learn more here.
Also at that time our Missing [...]

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New OpenRouteService QGIS Plugin

Finally there is a new version of the QGIS plugin for OpenRouteService: ORS Tools. It gives easy access to our directions, isochrone and matrix API’s from within QGIS.
The old plugin OSM Tools plugin has been deprecated due to its name being too generic. However, the name is not the only thing that changed:

Create routes from [...]

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You can also use Openrouteservice via the self-service data analytics plattform alteryx, when you are a user of that data science product.
Pablo Sáenz de Tejada (The Information Lab) has shared some macros on the alteryx public gallery using the Openrouteservice API that allows you to geocode addresses, calculate routes and create isochrones using the alteryx environment.
https://gallery.alteryx.com/#!app/Calculate-Isochrones/5c1931b00462d724a455ae28
https://gallery.alteryx.com/#!app/Calculate-Route/5c193104826fd30084be8fa7
https://gallery.alteryx.com/#!app/Geocode-Addresses/5c1963f08a93370dc8e4de35
And [...]

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This is your first blog of the ohsome series? Before you might be confronted with any potential spoilers, you should better check out the first and the second part of this blog series (or the intro to the idea and general architecture) to be on the safe side and up to date with the current content.
So here [...]

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Welcome back to the second part of the blog series how to become ohsome. If you have not read the first part yet, better go and check it out now. It explains how you can create an ohsome visualization of the historical development of the OSM data from a city of your choice.
This second part shows how to use [...]

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The GIScience group cordially invites everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk about:

Supporting the most vulnerable people before the disaster strikes – International Disaster Risk Reduction within the German Red Cross
Speakers are Stefanie Lux and Stefan Scholz from the German Red Cross (GRC, Generalsekretariat Berlin, International Coordination).
Monday 21.01.2019, 14:15 pm
Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University, [...]

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State of the Map 2019 conference will be held in Heidelberg, September 21-23 2019.
Interested in sponsoring?
Want to help build bridges through scholarships?
Sponsorship packages are available at
https://2019.stateofthemap.org/Sponsorship2019.pdf

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The new year started in the openrouteservice team at HeiGIT with the release of openrouteservice 4.7.2. In this release there were a number of bug fixes, but also some new features. The main one of these is the inclusion of information about access restrictions when your route takes you over roads that are marked in [...]

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