Category: Allgemein

  • Enhancing school safety with openrouteservice: the digital school route planner

    Enhancing school safety with openrouteservice: the digital school route planner

    The OpenStreetMap (OSM) and openrouteservice (ORS) provide free geospatial data that serve a multitude of research and practical applications. OSM thrives on its community-driven approach, ensuring its data is always up-to-date and versatile. ORS takes this a step further by providing sophisticated routing services for various modes of transport, including walking, cycling, driving, and wheelchair…

  • HeiGIT’s 5 Years Milestone: Looking Back at our Achievements

    HeiGIT’s 5 Years Milestone: Looking Back at our Achievements

    HeiGIT is celebrating its fifth anniversary today, July 1st! To commemorate this occasion, we invite you to join us on a little walk down memory lane. As we reflect on our achievements and the milestones we have reached, we want to express our deepest gratitude to the partners, projects and people that have made our…

  • Reflections on the 2024 YouthMappers Leadership Fellows Workshop

    Reflections on the 2024 YouthMappers Leadership Fellows Workshop

    The YouthMappers network recently held its 2024 Leadership Fellows Workshop, an inspiring event that brought together a top cohort of university students from around the globe. This year’s workshop, held in Bangkok, Thailand, was a dynamic seven-day program dedicated to exploring three critical Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Zero Hunger (SDG 2), Sustainable Cities and Communities…

  • Mapping With Communities workshop at AGILE 2024

    Mapping With Communities workshop at AGILE 2024

    HeiGIT and Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC) hosted a successful international workshop entitled ‘Mapping with Communities’ at the AGILE 2024 conference in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Responding to the conference theme of ‘Geographic Information Science for a Sustainable Future’ two teams facilitated activities with researchers from various European GI Science research centers. The Glasgow workshop followed the first event…

  • Use Case: ORS for Modeling Health and Well-Being

    Use Case: ORS for Modeling Health and Well-Being

    Open-source tools that incorporate open geospatial data, such as openrouteservice (ORS), prove to be beneficial for both academic research and practical applications. These tools enable researchers to pursue innovative approaches aimed at addressing complex societal challenges and beyond. A great illustration of this is presented in the journal paper titled “Modeling health and well-being measures…

  • Call for Papers: Special Issue on Urban AI in Environment and Planning B

    Call for Papers: Special Issue on Urban AI in Environment and Planning B

    Together with collaborators from Urban Analytics Lab Singapore and CICI Lab, we are organising a special issue in Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, on the topic of Urban AI for a Sustainable Built Environment. Here is the summary of the call for papers: “Recently, Urban AI has become an emerging field…

  • HeiGIT Joins STADTRADELN: Cycling Towards a Sustainable Future

    HeiGIT Joins STADTRADELN: Cycling Towards a Sustainable Future

    The HeiGIT team is delighted to be part of the STADTRADELN initiative, a competition that has been promoting environmentally friendly mobility since 2008. For 21 days, participants try to cycle as many everyday journeys as possible and thus support a climate-friendly mode of transportation. Every year, the number of participants throughout Germany who join forces…

  • Enhancements in the QGIS Plugin for openrouteservice

    Enhancements in the QGIS Plugin for openrouteservice

    The openrouteservice (ORS) QGIS plugin continues to evolve, bringing a suite of new features, improvements, and fixes that enhance its functionality and user experience. This update incorporates significant changes that will benefit users working on diverse geospatial projects. In this post, we highlight the key updates in the latest version of the ORS QGIS plugin.…

  • The new MapSwipe Web App is here!

    The new MapSwipe Web App is here!

    No matter where you are or which device you are using, you can now do voluntary work and make a difference, all from your browser with MapSwipe Web App! Since 2015, MapSwipe has harnessed the collective force of volunteers to actively contribute to geoinformation-related projects. In science and in fields such as city and traffic…

  • HEAL Project Takes Stage at the 17th Rhine-Neckar Modelling Day at Heidelberg University

    HEAL Project Takes Stage at the 17th Rhine-Neckar Modelling Day at Heidelberg University

    The 17th Rhine-Neckar Modellierungstag (Modelling Day) at Heidelberg University will take place on June 13, focusing on the themes of optimization and sustainability. The event is organized by the Graduate School HGS MathComp in cooperation with the City of Heidelberg and with the generous support of hei_INNOVATION. This networking event brings together experts and scientists…

  • Walkability: A Key Index for Climate Action

    Walkability: A Key Index for Climate Action

    At HeiGIT, we are committed to raising awareness about the climate crisis and taking action to support stakeholders with knowledge and actionable know-how to drive the transformation of our society and built environment. In this spirit, we joined forces with PLANUM, an Austrian traffic planning office with extensive expertise in active mobility, particularly walkability. As…

  • The EU-Project “Gitterzellendatenbank”: Determining Reachability Made Easy With Openrouteservice (ORS)

    The EU-Project “Gitterzellendatenbank”: Determining Reachability Made Easy With Openrouteservice (ORS)

    Free open geodata are of increasing importance. They are used in research or case studies and can lead to important insights on social, economic or environmental topics. A problem that often occurs while working with various kinds of geodata is that they cannot be used together because of differing spatial reference units. The Federal Agency…