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The goal of our new project with Kachelmannwetter.com is to provide specialized maps based on OpenStreetMap data using the cartographic framework MapSurfer.NET which currently serves the map service at uni-heidelberg.de/openmapsurfer. To achieve the project goals, we will design a brand new map style and add several extensions to the framework.
Stay tuned for the result!

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Stellenauschreibung GeoWeb verlängert

Reminder: Stellenausschreibung: Forschung & Entwicklung im Bereich GeoWeb 2.0 / WebGIS / VGI - Deadline extended until position filled
http://giscienceblog.uni-hd.de/2015/12/09/stellenausschreibung-forschung-entwicklung-im-bereich-webgis-geoweb-20/

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Who is using OpenMapSurfer’s maps?

In a previous blog post, we have imparted to our readers that OpenMapSurfer web map tile service is being used by several projects. Today, we want to provide an updated list of the users. Among them are e.g.:

Garmin, the world leader in Global Positioning System (GPS) technology - careers.garmin.com/en-US
Weather forecast web sites - kachelmannwetter.com [...]

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The German Cartographers Day (Deutscher Kartographentag) is taking place at INTERGEO conference held in Stuttgart this week.
We will present an update on recent progress in automated cartography in a talk by Andreas Reimer and Maxim Rylov about our latest improvements in automated label placement, which have been implemented in MapSurfer.NET as published as in OpenMapSurfer.uni-hd.de.

The talk [...]

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Two our colleagues, Maxim Rylov and Andreas Reimer have received a Ravenstein Recognition award from the German Cartographic Society. Their work in automation of map lettering has been recognized by jury members as a compelling and relevant topic that is undoubtedly interesting to all who concerns oneself with digital cartography. Their considerable achievements are the [...]

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Dear Colleagues,
The year 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). After two decades, OGC standards have become a key enabler of geospatial interoperability, delivering significant societal, economic and scientific benefits by integrating digital location resources into commercial and institutional processes worldwide. Emerging technologies such as cloud computing, smartphones, [...]

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One of the subtasks of automated map labelling that has received little attention so far is the labelling of areas. Geographic areas often are represented by concave polygons which pose severe limitations on straightforward solutions due to their great variety of shape, a fact worsened by the lack of measures for [...]

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The German site “Die bemerkenswerte Karte” (The Remarkable Map) by the German Cartographic Society (DGfK) reports about OpenMapSurfer.uni-hd.de as a remarkable OSM base map, because of it’s unique combination of high information density on the one hand and appealing aesthetics on the other hand. In particular the high quality automated label placement algorithms implemented in [...]

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A new tool for processing and updating the street network data from OpenStreetMap (OSM), that is used in OpenRouteService.org (ORS) has been developed and tested over the last months. Now it has been deployed. Therefore the data used in ORS is now up2date again and can be updated more easily in an regular manner than [...]

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The lettering process, including assigning names to point features, is an essential part of map production. While there have been numerous and varied research efforts to automate point-feature label placement (PFLP), none of them seems to have taken into account the many well-established cartographic precepts for point-feature annotation used by human cartographers. As a result, [...]

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