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Last year we announced about a significant update of our OSM-based maps provided by the web map tile service OpenMapSurfer. Since that time we made a big progress in improving the overall performance of the service, added a lot of missing map elements (e.g. archaeological sites, waterfalls, highway milestones, building entrances, etc.) and noticeably [...]

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In addition to the map layers showing population density elements at risk as explained below we added new map layers displaying damaged buildings and impassable roads (OSM) as well as geolocated images from Instagram to our crisismap at crisismap.geog.uni-heidelberg.de.
The data is updated regularily. Thanks to all contributors!

please be patient for the buildings layer to load.

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In order to support the disaster management activities after the typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan a new WebSite http://crisismap.geog.uni-heidelberg.de/ has been set up by GIScience Heidelberg that visualizes the new map layers described earlier:
the “Elements at Risk” and “Population Distribution” for the Philipines.
Further it adds a currently less populated Flickr layer and a storm surge layer on top [...]

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OpenMapSurfer is OSM Image of the Week

A map rendering with hillshading by OpenMapSurfer.uni-hd.de is currently the OSM Image of the Week. It is featured on this weeks OpenStreetMap Wiki main page.
Congratulations to our team member Maxim Rylov!
The images shows the OpenMapSurfer Layer: “OSM Roads (new)” with “ASTER GDEM & SRTM Hillshade (experimental)” overlay. The region displayed is in Greece.
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In January 2012 we launched OpenMapSurfer – a web map service with a set of custom layers that are based on geo-data of OpenStreetMap project. The main idea was to present OSM data in a different way by placing emphasis on the cartographic representation of data, namely to enhance the quality of the cartographic [...]

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