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  • 10 Million Contributions: It’s time for MapSwipe Analytics!

    The MapSwipe App is widely used by many volunteers who donate their time and brain capacity to find buildings or roads on satellite imagery. Just recently we counted the 10,000,000th contribution! After only 6 months since MapSwipe was launched! The outcome of these efforts are mainly used by humanitarian organisations like MSF, Netherlands Red Cross…

  • MapSwipe2HOT_Tasking_Manager is OSM_Wiki “Image of the Week”

    This week’s “OSM Wiki “Image of the Week”” shows two maps from our efforts to use MapSwipe data for defining and prioritising OSM Hot Tasking Manager tasks. We appreciate the recognition 🙂 The workflow and respective tools have been introduced recently and are based on the “Heidelberg Process“, that lead to the development of MapSwipe…

  • Integrating MapSwipe and HOT Tasking Manager

    The MapSwipe app allows you to mark buildings and roads on satellite imagery within just a few seconds by tapping on your smartphone. Thousands of volunteers contributed to MapSwipe so far and it is just incredible how big the areas are that have been scanned (also see : With one swipe or tap you put…

  • HOT Summit MapSwipe and Pybossa Video Online

    The presentations of this years HOT summit that was held in Brussels (September 22, 2016) were recorded and are now available in the Youtube channel of HOT, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. If you missed the summit and are interested in what we are doing, have a look at the video of the joint presentation of…

  • MapSwipe App for humanitarian mapping featured in Product Hunt today

    today MapSwipe is featured in “Product Hunt”, a kind of reddit for products. https://www.producthunt.com/tech/mapswipe Learn more about the smartphone App that helps you to put a family on the map. It is so simple even children can use it but helps humanitarian organisations like the Red Cross and Doctors without Borders to better plan and…

  • 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…

  • The Year 2023 at HeiGIT

    The Year 2023 at HeiGIT

    As 2023 is coming to an end, we would like to take the opportunity to look back at this eventful year and appreciate the advance that HeiGIT has made towards its goal of enabling and improving the transfer of knowledge and technology. Thanks to the collective efforts of each team member and the GIScience community,…

  • HeiGIT and GIScience at AGILE 2023

    Earlier this month, the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE) held its 2023 conference, and GIScience and HeiGIT team members contributed presentations, analyses and papers toward this year’s theme of “Spatial data for design.” At the conference’s host university Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands, the team members contributed work uniting design…

  • UndercoverEisAgenten on the road

    The UndercoverEisAgenten team is still on the road introducing their most recent results to the public and scientific community. On July 2, visitors to the Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum fĂŒr Polar- und Meeresforschung (AWI) at the “Long Night of Sciences” Berlin + Potsdam tested an UndercoverEisAgenten permafrost crowdmapping application. The UndercoverEisAgenten team also participated in the GI Salzburg 2022 conference from July 4th through 7th. They discussed…

  • HeiGIT at MSF Geo Week 2022

    This June, MSF (MĂ©decins Sans FrontiĂšres) GIS Week 2022 was held in person again in beautiful Prague. Nearly the entire MSF team dealing with geo-data and geospatial analysis congregated at the event, which presented a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the current use of GIS within MSF and to discuss its future strategic importance.…

  • RĂ€umliche Daten fĂŒr die Gesellschaft – HeiGIT in die Zukunft gefĂŒhrt

    UnterfĂŒhrungen, Treppen und hohe Bordsteinkanten sind fĂŒr Menschen mit GehbeeintrĂ€chtigungen eine große Herausforderung. Ein maßgeschneiderter Routenplaner kann aber ihre MobilitĂ€t erhöhen, indem er Wege mit möglichst wenigen Hindernissen berechnet. Dieses Beispiel zeigt, wie Geoinformationstechnologie und Geoinformatik speziellen Gruppen in der Gesellschaft ganz konkret helfen. HeiGIT, das Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology, entwickelt nicht nur passgenaue…

  • HGG Vortrag: Digitale Geographie im Katastrophenmanagement

    Einladung Vortrag Online: Dienstag, 14. Dezember 2021, 19:15 Uhr Melanie Eckle-Elze, Benjamin Herfort, Dr. Carolin Klonner Digitale Geographie im Katastrophenmanagement Klimawandel, Bevölkerungswachstum, VerstĂ€dterung und weitere zunehmende LandnutzungsverĂ€nderungen fĂŒhren dazu, dass immer mehr Menschen in Risikogebieten leben. Um die vorhandenen Risiken zu verstehen und angepasste (Vorsorge-) Maßnahmen zu ergreifen, bedarf es der ZusammenfĂŒhrung von Expertenwissen als…