Category: Allgemein

  • Mapping climate change with young citizen scientists at Explore Science 2024

    Mapping climate change with young citizen scientists at Explore Science 2024

    Children, young adults, and aspiring citizen scientists of all ages can join us at this year´s Explore Science in Mannheim to delve into the science behind frozen ground thawing, maps of changing landscapes and much more, with plenty of interactive experiences about climate and environment. HeiGIT is thrilled to participate in this year´s edition of…

  • 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…

  • The LOKI Project: Rapid Earthquake Damage Assessment

    The LOKI Project: Rapid Earthquake Damage Assessment

    In the aftermath of earthquakes, rapid and accurate assessment of infrastructure damage is crucial. The LOKI project (Airborne Observation of Critical Infrastructures), funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research and active from January 1, 2020, to March 31, 2023, aimed to tackle this challenge. Bringing together expertise from diverse research fields including earthquake…

  • 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…

  • Call for contributions!

    Excited to announce the CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS! Are you passionate about mapping with communities? Join us at the “Mapping with communities: Contemporary approaches and challenges” workshop at AGILE 2024 conference on June 04. Share your experiences, methodologies, and digital innovations in engaging communities with geospatial data. Submit your extended abstract by May 20 to mappingwithcomm@glasgow.ac.uk.

  • GeoNight Mapathon on April 12th

    Our next Mapathon is just around the corner, and this time, we’re joining forces with OpenStreetMap Ghana to improve coverage and to help disaster risk assessment.Join us and be a part of the GeoNight 2024 to celebrate geography together in all its forms and facets! Everyone is welcome and no previous knowledge is needed!Do bring your laptop and preferably…

  • Unveiling the Sketch Map Tool 2.0: A Comprehensive Overview of New Features and Training Opportunities

    Unveiling the Sketch Map Tool 2.0: A Comprehensive Overview of New Features and Training Opportunities

    The HeiGIT gGmbH (Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology) team has just released a version 2.0 of the Sketch Map Tool, a low-tech solution for participatory sketch mapping through offline data collection, digitization and georeferencing of local spatial knowledge. Thanks to continuous support from the German Red Cross and financial support by the German Federal Foreign Office, the HeiGIT tool has undergone significant enhancements. These updates introduce new features aimed…

  • Introducing ohsomeNow stats v1.0

    Introducing ohsomeNow stats v1.0

    OhsomeNow stats makes it possible to monitor contributions to OpenStreetMap (OSM) in real time. 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 has replaced the Missing Maps Leaderboard with a comprehensive overview…

  • Introducing openrouteservice version 8.0 — A dedication to Wilfried Juling

    Introducing openrouteservice version 8.0 — A dedication to Wilfried Juling

    We’re thrilled to announce the release of openrouteservice (ors) version 8.0, designated “Wilfried”, as a tribute to Prof. Dr. Wilfried Juling, whose steady support and advice fundamentally shaped the growth and success of HeiGIT since its beginning. With countless hours and dedication poured into development and innovation, we’re excited to present a rich set of…

  • Chasing Permafrost: Insights from the Aklavik Expedition

    Chasing Permafrost: Insights from the Aklavik Expedition

    In 2022, we embarked on an insightful expedition to Aklavik, Canada, in collaboration with our partners, the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research and the German Aerospace Center (DLR). This joint effort within the UndercoverEinAgenten project aimed to study the extent and velocity of permafrost thawing, a crucial aspect of…