Tag: HOT

  • 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…

  • Analysis of Humanitarian OSM Stats: User activity through HOT-TM and contributing organizations

    Analysis of Humanitarian OSM Stats: User activity through HOT-TM and contributing organizations

    Introduction In this blogpost we are taking a look at humanitarian mapping through the Tasking Manager (HOT-TM) that is operated by the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT). At HeiGIT we work together with HOT to provide analyses and statistics to further understand mapping activity. Explore the user and mapping stats of all Tasking Manager activites here. Check our blog posts about topics…

  • GIScience and HeiGIT at SotM 2022

    We are happy to announce that, this year, GIScience and HeiGIT has had four contributions to the FOSS-Community “conferencathon” in Florence. As QGIS-Meeting, State of the Map, HOT unSummit and FOSS4G all took place consecutively, the schedule was shaping up to be extremely packed. We’d like to highlight some specific events and topics that you…

  • Monitoring OSM and Tasking Manager to Map 1 Billion

    In 2020, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) received funding from seven donors through TED’s Audacious Project. This has accelerated HOT’s ambition to map an area home to one billion people. HOT is working to add places at high risk of natural disaster or experiencing poverty to OpenStreetMap by significantly scaling-up support for local mapping communities.…

  • Updated OSM Healthcare in Senegal (2020)

    OpenStreetMap (OSM) offers many possibilities and holds potential in the area of freely available infrastructure data for the health sector. Nevertheless, it is important to underline that the quality of the information is different in each country, since the mapping activity is strongly affected by the size of the community of volunteers. Monetary barriers prevent…

  • Disastermappers Heidelberg International Mapathon on December 8th

    On December 8th at 6.30 pm the next international mapathon organized by the disastermappers heidelberg takes place! This time we map together with MAMAPA, an integration project for migrants and refugees from Mannheim, CartONG, LECLARA Larabanga and OSM Ghana. We will map HOT-Tasks 8839 and 9928, the former including the city of Wa in northwestern…

  • HeiGIT participates at virtual HOT Summit 2020

    Next week the HOT Summit will take place. The conference takes already place for the sixth time and it is the fifth consecutive time that we from HeiGIT/GIScience Heidelberg do contribute a session. This years topic is 10 Years of Humanitarian OpenStreetMap: The Past, Present, and Future of Humanitarian Mapping. It will be a one day…

  • Exploring Localness of OSM Data – An analysis using the ohsome API

    “Local Knowledge” is constituting the exceptional value of Volunteered Geographical Information and thus also considered as an important indicator of data quality. We are interested in how much local information is captured in OpenStreetMap data. In this blog post we explore the temporal evolution of mapping in OSM and the information stored in its database,…

  • One step forward for “25 Mapathons” – today Online Mapathon at Humanitarian Congress

    The project “25 Mapathons” made an important step forward by successfully completing the first four Mapathons of the project. Two Mapathons were conducted with German Red Cross (GRC) members from the Red Cross Regional association of Westfalen-Lippe. Another two Mapathons where hosted by local GRC chapters from the City of Heidelberg and the nearby town…

  • Introducing the humstats.heigit.org dashboard about Humanitarian Mapping in OpenStreetMap

    Since 2010 organized humanitarian mapping has evolved as a constant and growing element of the global OpenStreetMap (OSM) community. With more than 7,000 projects in 150 countries humanitarian mapping has become a global community effort. Mappers have added more than 60 Million buildings to OSM through HOT’s Tasking Manager. That’s around 13% of all OSM…

  • MapSwipe wins Global Mobile Award for the Best Mobile Innovation Supporting Emergency or Humanitarian Situations

    This week, at the prestigious GSMA MWC series (formally known as Mobile World Congress) MapSwipe was awarded the top prize in the Global Mobile Awards’ category for the Best Mobile Innovation Supporting Emergency or Humanitarian Situations. The award recognizes how mobile connectivity can provide a lifeline in major humanitarian disasters, providing access to critical information and…

  • Marcel Reinmuth: Talk about internship at Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Uganda

    GIScience HD/HeiGIT sind seit geraumer Zeit Partner des Humanitarian Open StreetMap Team (HOT) und arbeiten an gemeinsamen Projekten zur Verbesserung von Geoinformationstechnologien und der Verfügbarkeit von Geodaten (insb. OpenStreetMap) für humanitäre Einsätze, insbesondere im globalen Süden, z.B. über die Missing Maps Initiative. Im Rahmen der Veranstaltung Geographie in verschiedenen Berufsfeldern des Geographischen Instituts berichtet Marcel Reinmuth aus…