Category: Events

  • HeiGIT at FOSSGIS 2024

    HeiGIT at FOSSGIS 2024

    We’re proud to share our recent conference experience with you! Our HeiGIT Product Owners for Big Data and Smart Mobility, Benjamin Herfort and Julian Psotta, had the privilege of attending the FOSSGIS 2024 conference, where they contributed valuable insights and expertise. The results of an exciting six years of joint work and shared projects between HeiGIT and the Federal Agency for Cartography…

  • Unveiling the Impact of School Commutes: Charles Hatfield Presents Insights on Traffic Congestion and Urban Planning at ATRC 2024

    Unveiling the Impact of School Commutes: Charles Hatfield Presents Insights on Traffic Congestion and Urban Planning at ATRC 2024

    Charles Hatfield will represent HeiGIT at the first ever African Transport Research Conference (ATRC 2024) which takes place from March 5-7 in Capetown, South Afrika. The conference was established to address rapid urbanisation in Africa and the corresponding challenges for transport and infrastructure. Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) and the Centre for Transport Studies…

  • Mapathon on February 7th

    Mapathon on February 7th

    The first Mapathon this year will be on February 7th. When: Wednesday, 07.02.2024, at 7 p.m. Where: Berliner Straße 48, Hörsaal After a short introduction into the region and subject of this mapping task, you will also get instructions how to map. The Mapathon will be a collaboration with the German Red Cross (GRC) and…

  • Spotlight on HeiGIT’s FOSSGIS 2024 Presentations

    Spotlight on HeiGIT’s FOSSGIS 2024 Presentations

    We’re thrilled to share some exciting news – our colleagues Julian Psotta and Benjamin Herfort are set to deliver talks at FOSSGIS 2024 in Hamburg, Germany! Julian Psotta will be presenting the openrouteservice project together with the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG). Their joint talk “From openrouteservice to RoutingPlus – Insights into a…

  • Looking back at SOTM Africa and Missing Maps Gathering

    Looking back at SOTM Africa and Missing Maps Gathering

    The recently concluded State of the Map Africa 2023, hosted in Yaoundé, Cameroon, marked the fourth edition of this regional OpenStreetMap (OSM) conference. The State of the Map was a great opportunity to get to know the people who are at the center of building open mapping communities in African countries. For the first time…

  • 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…

  • Open Source Routing and Optimization at the Global Health Supply Chain Summit 2023

    Open Source Routing and Optimization at the Global Health Supply Chain Summit 2023

    HeiGIT Product Manager for Smart Mobility Julian Psotta attended this year’s Global Health Supply Chain Summit in Nairobi, Kenya. The main goal of the GHSCS 2023 was to learn and share experiences from people directly working on issues related to this year’s theme: “Sustainable and Resilient Supply Chains for Equitable Access to Healthcare”. From November…

  • Vortragsreihe der Heidelberger Geographischen Gesellschaft

    Ob bei Shakespeare, Dick oder Scholl-Latour: Schockierende Ereignisse und Entwicklungen wirken sich stets auch räumlich aus. Für das Wintersemester 2023/2024 hat die Heidelberger Geographische Gesellschaft (HGG) führende Vertreter:innen gewonnen, die zu drängenden Gegenwartsfragen forschen und im Anschluss an ihre Vorträge gerne mit dem Publikum diskutieren. Aus globaler und/oder regionaler Sicht wird zu folgenden Themen referiert:…

  • GeoSocial 2023

    On the 13th of November, the 1st ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Geocomputational Analysis of Socio-Economic Data (GeoSocial 2023 in short) took place in Hamburg, Germany. Organized in part by Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf, the CEO of HeiGIT and the Chair of GIScience at Heidelberg University, the workshop was dedicated to bridging the gap between…

  • GIS Colloquium with Sebastián Block Munguía

    GIS Colloquium with Sebastián Block Munguía

    Dear colleagues and students, We would like to invite you to our upcoming GIS colloquium. We are very pleased to host guest speaker Sebastián Block Munguía from the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (Yale University), who will give a talk on “Spatial datasets to assess countries’ environmental performance”. He will tell a short…

  • 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…

  • A Successful Mapathon

    A Successful Mapathon

    We hosted a Mapathon on Thursday, the 26th of October, which saw the participation of students and researchers alike. We started mapping after a short introduction talk by Isabell Klipper on the usage of such data for example for the Sketch Map Tool. Around 30 participants collectively mapped about 4.000 buildings in Herat, Afghanistan, providing…