Author: Melanie Eckle-Elze

  • Sketch Map Tool Launch

    We are excited to invite you to the official launch of the Sketch Map Tool! The Sketch Map Tool is an easy-to-use, open-source and free-of-charge tool which facilitates community mapping. You can use it to collect local spatial knowledge with pen and paper with an OpenStreetMap in the background. With the Sketch Map Tool, you […]

  • HeiGIT und Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Mapathon zur Unterstützung des Mozambique Red Cross

    For english version see below HeiGIT und das Deutsche Rote Kreuz unterstützen das Mozambique Red Cross in einem Projekt zur Sensibilisierung für das Hochwasserrisiko und zum Aufbau von Kapazitäten zur Verringerung des Katastrophenrisikos in Maputo. Zur Verbesserung der Datenlage ist nun, relativ kurzfristig, ein Mapathon für kommenden Montag 23.05. ab 18 Uhr geplant. Zu Beginn […]

  • OpenRouteService for disaster management instance for the Philippines after Typhoon Rai

    Just a couple of days ago, on December 16th, large area of the Philippines were hit by Typhoon Rai (local name Odette). The typhoon not only caused vast destruction but also hit many of the communities that already suffered most since the outbreak of COVID-19 (also see Emergency Appeal IFRC). In order to provide support […]

  • HeiGIT and GIScience at Virtual Conference of the Red Cross Red Crescent Urban Collaboration Platform 2021

    On Friday, November 26th, Dr. Carolin Klonner (GIScience Research Group) and Melanie Eckle-Elze (HeiGIT) will be supporting the Urban Context Unit of German Red Cross (GRC) in the “Data and Digitalisation in Urban Humanitarian Action” session at the Virtual Conference of the Red Cross Red Crescent Urban Collaboration Platform 2021. The focus of the session […]

  • Diskussionsrunde zum Thema «Humanitäre Kartographie» bei den Mannheimer einander.Aktionstagen 2021

    Im Rahmen der  Aktionstage 2021 des Mannheimer Bündnis, bietet Mannheimer Mapathons e.V. eine offene Diskussionsrunde zum Thema «Humanitäre Kartographie» an. Auf dem Podium: Melanie Eckle-Elze, Benjamin Herfort (Disastermappers-HD) und Sandra Sudhoff (CartONG-France). Anschließend wird es für alle Teilnehmer*innen eine Gelegenheit geben, an einer «Probefahrt» zur Kartierung auf OpenStreetMap im PC-Raum teilzunehmen. Die Veranstaltung (live) findet […]

  • HeiGIT support for Forecast-based Financing feature around open data initiatives for anticipatory action

    Current COVID 19 related activities of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Center and HeiGIT are featured in a blog series around Forecast-based Financing. The blog post, “Anticipating and addressing epidemics – the potential of open data initiatives“, provides an overview on how Missing Maps, Forecast-based Financing, HOT, Climate Center and […]

  • Einführung in OpenStreetMap und humanitäres Mapping bei der AGIT 2020

    HeiGIT unterstützt Workshops zu OpenStreetMap und humanitärem Mapping auf der AGIT 2020 In dieser Woche findet die jährliche AGIT-Konferenz und das parallele GI Forum statt. Während die Konferenz bereits seit mehr als 30 Jahren erfolgreich Vertreter aus Wissenschaft, angewandter Forschung und Wirtschaft nach Salzburg brachte, musste aufgrund der Corona Situation zum ersten Mal auf eine […]

  • Kick off of the 25 Mapathon project

    We are proud to announce the successful Kickoff of the 25 Mapathons project. On June, 22th a joint team of HeiGIT and the German Red Cross (GRC) carried out the first mapathon of the 25 Mapathons series. The mapathon was conducted with the local GRC groups from Witten and Lünen, which is part of the […]

  • Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team has been selected by the Audacious Project

    The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) has announced major financial support from the Audacious Project, which will be provided over the next five years. HOT aims to use this funding to grow OpenStreetMap (OSM) communities in 94 countries. By engaging one million volunteers the goal is to map an area home to one billion people living […]

  • 5 Years Missing Maps- Achievements and future work and how to visualize the Missing Maps impact using ohsome

    Happy Birthday Missing Maps! On the occasion of the recently launched Missing Maps 5 Years Birthday Blog, that also highlighted our latest Missing Maps related HeiGIT and ohsome projects, we put together an overview of our years with and within the Missing Maps. November 2014 the Missing Maps project was launched by the British and […]

  • disastermappers heidelberg get-together 2019: 03.Dec 2019

    Hello dear friends of disaster mapping, Another busy disastermappers heidelberg year is coming to an end. After events and meetings in  Heidelberg as well as Würzburg, Kiel, Salzburg and Berlin all around the topic of disaster mapping, we want to use the start in the Advent season to get feedback on the past events and […]

  • HeiGIT at International Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Action

    Next week, November 12-14th, the 7th International Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Action is taking place in Berlin. The platform is organized by the German Red Cross (GRC), World Food Program, German Humanitarian Assistance, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Climate Center of Red Cross and Red Crescent and brings […]