Author: David Orth

  • HGG (Heidelberger Geographische Gesellschaft) Lecture Series in Summer Semester 2024

    HGG (Heidelberger Geographische Gesellschaft) Lecture Series in Summer Semester 2024

    Coasts are highly dynamic and multifunctional border areas between land and sea. According to the United Nations, more than a third of the world’s population lives less than 100 km from the nearest coast. They fulfill crucial functions for nature and humans and are experiencing rapid and clearly noticeable changes and threats as a result…

  • Waterproofing Data – Engaging Stakeholders in Sustainable Flood Risk Governance for Urban Resilience

    Waterproofing Data – Engaging Stakeholders in Sustainable Flood Risk Governance for Urban Resilience

    Join us at Impact Day on May 15th in the foyer of the Neue Universität, organized by the Heidelberg University! The event will showcase the university’s knowledge and technology transfer, spotlighting projects across four focal areas: socially relevant, industrial, sustainable and tangible. The “Socially Relevant” island addresses pressing social issues, while the “Industrial” island highlights…

  • HeiGIT at the AGILE 2024 Conference: Mapping, Routing, Sustainability

    HeiGIT at the AGILE 2024 Conference: Mapping, Routing, Sustainability

    “Geographic Information Science for a Sustainable Future” – The theme of this year’s conference held by the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE) in Glasgow, UK, on 4-7 June 2024. Attendees of the AGILE 2024 conference will explore the crucial role of geographic information science (GIS) in the relationships between the environment, society,…

  • German Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction: Mapping Local Knowledge with the Sketch Map Tool

    German Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction: Mapping Local Knowledge with the Sketch Map Tool

    The 2024 Fachtagung Katastrophenvorsorge (Disaster Risk Reduction Symposium) centered around the theme “On the Edge? Disaster risk reduction in uncertain times.” Held in a hybrid format on April 22 and 23 at the Tagungswerk Berlin, this conference served as a platform to address the challenges, opportunities, and current developments in disaster prevention and management amidst…

  • Empowering Change: OpenRouteService in Geospatial Initiatives for Women’s Economic Empowerment and Sustainable Development

    Empowering Change: OpenRouteService in Geospatial Initiatives for Women’s Economic Empowerment and Sustainable Development

    The use of open-source geospatial data, exemplified by services like openrouteservice (ORS), proves to be beneficial for both academic research and use case studies. Witnessing our technologies applied in unanticipated ways showcases their potential to meet the evolving needs of various sectors while contributing positively to both society and the environment. One exemplary application is…

  • Unveiling the Impact of School Commutes: Charles Hatfield Presents Insights on Traffic Congestion and Urban Planning at ATRC 2024

    Unveiling the Impact of School Commutes: Charles Hatfield Presents Insights on Traffic Congestion and Urban Planning at ATRC 2024

    Charles Hatfield will represent HeiGIT at the first ever African Transport Research Conference (ATRC 2024) which takes place from March 5-7 in Capetown, South Afrika. The conference was established to address rapid urbanisation in Africa and the corresponding challenges for transport and infrastructure. Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) and the Centre for Transport Studies…

  • IDEAL-VGI: Analyzing and Improving the Quality and Fitness for Purpose of OpenStreetMap as Labels in Remote Sensing Applications

    IDEAL-VGI: Analyzing and Improving the Quality and Fitness for Purpose of OpenStreetMap as Labels in Remote Sensing Applications

    We are happy to announce that the IDEAL-VGI project by GIScience has been successfully completed. IDEAL-VGI was a tandem project in cooperation with Begüm Demir from the TU Berlin and was conducted under the umbrella of the VGIscience Second Phase Projects which ran from 2020 to 2022. VGIscience received funding as a Priority Programme by…

  • Mapathon on February 7th

    Mapathon on February 7th

    The first Mapathon this year will be on February 7th. When: Wednesday, 07.02.2024, at 7 p.m. Where: Berliner Straße 48, Hörsaal After a short introduction into the region and subject of this mapping task, you will also get instructions how to map. The Mapathon will be a collaboration with the German Red Cross (GRC) and…

  • Spotlight on HeiGIT’s FOSSGIS 2024 Presentations

    Spotlight on HeiGIT’s FOSSGIS 2024 Presentations

    We’re thrilled to share some exciting news – our colleagues Julian Psotta and Benjamin Herfort are set to deliver talks at FOSSGIS 2024 in Hamburg, Germany! Julian Psotta will be presenting the openrouteservice project together with the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG). Their joint talk “From openrouteservice to RoutingPlus – Insights into a…

  • ORS Tools QGIS Plugin Release v1.7.0

    ORS Tools QGIS Plugin Release v1.7.0

    Just in time for the new year, the openrouteservice team proudly announces the release of v1.7.0 of the ORS Tools QGIS plugin! Quite a lot has happened. First, the GUI was reworked: Next, there are a few other things that happened: Check out the changelog if you’re interested in all the in-depth details. Feedback and…

  • IT Systems Engineer (m/f/d, up to 100%)

    Are you passionate about automation, monitoring and the development of innovative IT infrastructures? Are you an enthusiast for open source software? And would you like to work with developers and researchers to further develop software in the field of geoinformatics from an operational perspective? We need your expertise to professionalize and fortify our IT services…

  • Looking back at SOTM Africa and Missing Maps Gathering

    Looking back at SOTM Africa and Missing Maps Gathering

    The recently concluded State of the Map Africa 2023, hosted in Yaoundé, Cameroon, marked the fourth edition of this regional OpenStreetMap (OSM) conference. The State of the Map was a great opportunity to get to know the people who are at the center of building open mapping communities in African countries. For the first time…