Category: Public Health

  • GeoEpi at CGA 2023: From Geospatial Research to Health Solutions

    GeoEpi at CGA 2023: From Geospatial Research to Health Solutions

    Featured photo: The geoEpi team attending CGA 2023. Back row from left: PD Dr. med. Thomas Jaenisch, Assoz. Prof. Dr. Bernd Resch, Dorian Arifi and Steffen Knoblauch. Front row from left: Dr. rer. nat. Ivonne Morales Benavides, Apl. Prof. Dr. Sven Lautenbach, and Dr. Yannik Roell. Ever since Dr. John Snow’s 1854 tracing of a […]

  • Assessing road criticality and loss of healthcare accessibility during floods: the case of Cyclone Idai, Mozambique 2019

    Featured Image: Road network analysis for the driving profiles. A Normal conditions before the flood event. B Evolution of scores after the floods induced by Cyclone Idai. The lower row shows a close-up of the area surrounding the city of Dondo The ability of disaster response, preparedness, and mitigation efforts to assess the loss of physical access to health […]

  • Open Healthcare Access Map Update and HDX

    Last year we started the Open Healthcare Access Map.  Initially, only a few countries and later on continents were featured. Today, we are pleased to announce that we are releasing a number of previously missing countries, achieving global coverage. The Open Healthcare Access Map uses healthcare facilities extracted from OpenStreetMap, the isochrone method from openrouteservice […]

  • Access to safe abortion in Germany

    Our team thoroughly enjoyed the newly in-person State of the Map 2022 in Florence. We attended workshops, talks, and had the opportunity to present our own poster about the accessibility of abortion clinics in Germany, which will be discussed in this post and can be found here. In the following blog, we’ll explore more information […]

  • Open GIScience PostDoc positions on understanding the relationships between “Urban nature experience, biodiversity and mental health”

    We call for applications to postdoctoral positions within the Heidelberg Mannheim Health and Life Science Alliance “Innovation Campus” for Inter-institutional project. The Central Institute of Mental Health (ZI), Prof. A. Meyer-Lindenberg, the GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University (Prof. A. Zipf), the 3DGeo Group (Prof. B. Höfle); and the Department of Biodiversity and Plant Systematics […]

  • Global Health Academy 2021: workshop material online

    Last week, the Global Health Academy 2021 took place in an online format with a focus on the COVID-19 pandemics. The conference was conveyed by the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health (HIGH) and aimed at practitioners, researchers and PhD students in the public health domain. Dr. Sven Lautenbach with support by Steffen Knoblauch and Marcel […]

  • Global Health Academy Heidelberg 2021

    Next week Tuesday and Wednesday, 2.-3. November the Global Health Academy will take place. An online forum for an open exchange, debate and training on Global Health challenges. The Forum is hosted by the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health together with the Heidelberg Graduate School of Global Health. In close collaboration with the Institute of […]


    Aktuelle Meldung der Universität Heidelberg zum Projekt HEAL: BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG STIFTUNG FÖRDERT HEIDELBERGER PROJEKT ZU ROUTINGDIENST MIT HITZEVERMEIDENDEN WEGSTRECKEN Wo in der Stadt Heidelberg ist es besonders heiß und wie wirken sich lokale Hitzebelastungen auf gefährdete Personengruppen aus? Mit dieser Frage befasst sich ein Forschungsprojekt, durchgeführt von der Abteilung Geoinformatik und dem TdLab Geographie am Geographischen […]

  • Alexander Zipf selected as Marsilius Fellow 2021/2022 – Project with HIGH on Climate Change and Health

    Many pressing problems of our time – climate change, aging societies, questions of modern medicine – cannot be solved by one discipline alone. It is becoming ever more urgent for scholars to collaborate across disciplines – natural sciences, life sciences, and social sciences, law, and humanities. The Marsilius Kolleg at Heidelberg University is an institutional […]

  • Kick-off workshop for the research program “Innovation for adaptation to climate change” by Baden-Württemberg Stiftung

    The project HEAL (HeiGIT, GIScience, TdLab Geographie) is funded by the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung as part of the research program “Innovation for adaptation to climate change“. HEAL aims at an extension of the openrouteservice to allow the generation of heat avoiding routes, using Heidelberg as a test case. The project aims specifically at vulnerable groups such […]

  • Today paper on green routing at GIScience conference 2021

    The “11th International Conference on GIScience” 2021 started!  Our full paper related to MeinGrün project and openrouteservice will be presented this Tuesday 13:30 CET in Session 3 “Mobility”: 13:30-13:45: Christina Ludwig, Sven Lautenbach, Eva-Marie Schömann and Alexander Zipf. Comparison of simulated fast and green routes for cyclists and pedestrians. Routes with a high share of […]

  • New training program “Research Training on Harnessing Data Science for Global Health Priorities in Africa”

    A new training program, “Research Training on Harnessing Data Science for Global Health Priorities in Africa” has been granted by the US National Institute of Health (NIH) and will build upon existing data science research capacity at the partnering institutions to enhance innovative new data science research capacity related to health priorities in Africa. Harvard […]