Author: Lisa Shkredova

  • HeiGIT International Postdoctoral Fellowships for GIScience Research for Climate Action

    Dear Postdoctoral Scholars and Researchers, You are a highly motivated researcher who loves spatial data science and open geodata? You want to use your expertise for the benefit of society and the environment – in particular stimulating Climate Action or enhancing Humanitarian Aid related to Climate Resilience? You want to improve the availability and quality…

  • GeoAI4Water 2 Applies Deep Learning to Detect Critical Infrastructure for Disaster Planning

    GeoAI4Water 2 Applies Deep Learning to Detect Critical Infrastructure for Disaster Planning

    Context During natural disasters and other catastrophic events, quickly identifying and distributing resources is essential. Even a brief delay in evacuating residents or sourcing water can significantly hamper relief efforts and prevent effective disaster management. The HeiGIT and GIScience teams have been actively designing tools to assist in disaster preparation and response, from working with partners to build community resilience to activating our disaster…

  • Analyzing the Changesets of OSM Newcomers

    A new rate limit is introduced The OpenStreetMap (OSM) API recently introduced a rate limit, which is designed to limit the impact of a particular kind of map vandalism: new users signing up and mass editing OSM data, e.g. by deleting many thousand OSM objects or removing particular tags for a large number of OSM…

  • Advancing Climate Action: HeiGIT’s New Climate Action Team

    HeiGIT is embarking on an initiative to address one of the most critical challenges of our time — climate change. We are proud to announce the commencement of the Climate Action Readiness Initiatives funded by the Klaus-Tschira Stiftung. These initiatives aim to bridge the gap between knowledge and action by providing decision-makers, citizens, and active…

  • Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting 2023

    GIScience member and PhD candidate Steffen Knoblauch was invited as a speaker at the Joint Internationl Tropical Medicine Meeting (JITMM) 2023. The conference’s focal topic was “Achieving the SDGs: Human and AI-driven Solutions for Tropical Medicine in a Changing world” and it was hosted by the faculaty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University and co-organized by…

  • Introducing OhsomeNowStats

    Introducing OhsomeNowStats

    OhsomeNowStats allows users to take a look at the mapping activity in OpenStreetMap. This is especially useful for humanitarian organizations and mapathon organizers, because OhsomeNowStats data is updated every 5-10 minutes. Using this tool, user-engagement can be tracked in near real time and used to motivate participants and volunteers alike! By selecting a time range,…