Author: Dominik Neumann

  • GeoPrompt – Revolutionizing Navigation and Beyond: HeiGIT’s Innovative Web Application Powered by ChatGPT

    Introduction In an era where technology continuously reshapes our world, the fusion of artificial intelligence and geospatial data offers exciting possibilities. HeiGIT (Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology), a pioneering research organization, has unveiled a novel web application that not only simplifies navigation but also empowers users to access a wealth of location-based data. This proof-of-concept…

  • OQT for Food Environments

    OQT for Food Environments

    HeiGIT and the Amsterdam University Medical Centers (UMC) partnered up to investigate food environments through the lens of OpenStreetMap (OSM) data. UMC analyses how exposure to different categories of food related retailers affects health matters. The assumption is that the distance to retailers of a certain category, as well as the number of these retailers,…

  • Analysis of Humanitarian OSM Stats: User activity through HOT-TM and contributing organizations

    Analysis of Humanitarian OSM Stats: User activity through HOT-TM and contributing organizations

    Introduction In this blogpost we are taking a look at humanitarian mapping through the Tasking Manager (HOT-TM) that is operated by the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT). At HeiGIT we work together with HOT to provide analyses and statistics to further understand mapping activity. Explore the user and mapping stats of all Tasking Manager activites here. Check our blog posts about topics…

  • HeiGIT at State of the Map Europe 2023

    HeiGIT at State of the Map Europe 2023

    This year’s State of the Map Europe Conference (SotM EU) took place in Antwerp, Belgium. HeiGIT’s Benjamin Herfort and Jochen Stier visited the conference. SotM is a platform hosting OSM mappers, open-source developers, researchers, GIS professionals, cartographs and many more interested people. The goal is to offer an opportunity for those groups and individuals to…

  • HeiGIT participates at this year’s Geography Awareness Week

    HeiGIT participates at this year’s Geography Awareness Week

    In the upcoming week, 13th – 17th November, the annual Geography Awareness Week will take place. The theme week, organized by the National Geographic Society, aims to show the importance of geography in many areas of everyday life and the opportunities this discipline offers to tackle key challenges such as climate change. HeiGIT organizes and participates in…

  • HeiGIT contributes to German Congress for Geography and Young Congress for Geography 2023

    From 19th until 23th September 2023 the 62nd German Congress for Geography (DKG) and Young Congress for Geography (JGK) will take place at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt. The congress under the motto “Planetary Futures” aims to become a lively and vibrant place for scientific exchange on current issues, important research questions and societal problems. HeiGIT will contribute with…

  • Version 1.0 of the ohsome quality API and ohsome dashboard

    At HeiGIT and in particular within the ohsome team, we strive to provide valuable insights into OpenStreetMap (OSM) data. The ohsome API offers aggregated statistics on the evolution of OSM elements since 2020. These are made easily accessible by the ohsome dashboard. With the ohsome quality API, previously called ohsome quality analyst (OQT), we continue…

  • Bachelor’s thesis: Using OSM for location analyses of residential real estate projects – an extrinsic analysis of data quality

    In his bachelor’s thesis, supervised by HeiGIT’s apl. Prof. Dr. Sven Lautenbach, Lars Reckhaus examined the suitability of OpenStreetMap (OSM) for location analyses in the context of residential real estate projects. Typically, such analyses require the use of a variety of data sources and are mostly performed manually. For this reason, they tend to be…

  • Introducing ohsomeNow stats: Real-Time Monitoring for OpenStreetMap Contributions

    Introducing ohsomeNow stats: Real-Time Monitoring for OpenStreetMap Contributions

    You can now monitor contributions to OpenStreetMap (OSM) in real time with ohsomeNow stats! We developed this new dashboard as part of our long-term cooperation with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), an international organization dedicated to humanitarian action and community development through open mapping. This dashboard replaces the Missing Maps Leaderboard with a comprehensive overview of…

  • Recap Road Quality Mapathon

    Recap Road Quality Mapathon

    Last Monday, on July 31st, we hosted a road quality mapathon, which saw the participation of students and researchers alike. Their collective efforts led to the classification of nearly 50% of all the pre-selected road pictures in 34 African countries. These valuable data points will be instrumental in training machine learning algorithms to identify paved…

  • Advancing Geospatial Techniques for Vector-Borne Disease Research: Insights from GIScience-CSIAD Collaboration – a conference recap

    Advancing Geospatial Techniques for Vector-Borne Disease Research: Insights from GIScience-CSIAD Collaboration – a conference recap

    Recently, Hanse-Wirtschaftskolleg hosted its meeting which brought together experts from GIScience and CSIAD lab, along with renowned researchers from universities in Germany, Thailand, and Ghana, serving as a platform for interdisciplinary collaboration on vector-borne diseases. This event brought together esteemed researchers to share their expertise and insights into combating mosquito-borne illnesses. As an invited speaker,…

  • Join the team: Public Relations Manager (m,f,d) up to 100%

    Do you want to use your know-how and experience in science communications, digital marketing, and international outreach for the benefit of society and the environment? Help us at HeiGIT as we innovate towards that goal! We need your expertise to strengthen our outreach and partner network so that organizations and people in need can learn about our geospatial…