Tag: humanitarian mapping

  • HeiGIT’s contributions to the 2nd UN Maps Conference

    HeiGIT’s contributions to the 2nd UN Maps Conference

    The United Nations Maps program, created in 2019, held its 2nd UN Maps Conference, this time in Valencia, Spain. Prof. Alexander Zipf of HeiGIT and the GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University and Benjamin Herfort of HeiGIT attended the conference to talk about “Open Ecosystems in Practice”, “Partnerships and Cooperation with Academia” and how to “build better […]

  • Online seminar ‘Deep learning from Volunteered Geographical Information: a case study of humanitarian mapping with OpenStreetMap’

    We invite to the upcoming online seminar at the Urban Analytics Lab seminar series at the National University of Singapore (NUS): ‘Deep learning from Volunteered Geographical Information: a case study of humanitarian mapping with OpenStreetMap’ on 29 April (9am German time, 3pm Singapore time) By Hao Li, GIScience Research Group, Heidelberg University @GIScienceHD As an emerging topic, […]

  • Where to map in OpenStreetMap next? Experiences from Mozambique, India, and Tonga

    OpenStreetMap (OSM) has been intensively used to support humanitarian aid activities, especially in the Global South. Its data availability in the Global South has been greatly improved via recent humanitarian mapping campaigns and due to the efforts of local communities. However, large rural areas are still incompletely mapped. The timely provision of map data is […]

  • 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, Verstädterung und weitere zunehmende Landnutzungsveränderungen führen dazu, dass immer mehr Menschen in Risikogebieten leben. Um die vorhandenen Risiken zu verstehen und angepasste (Vorsorge-) Maßnahmen zu ergreifen, bedarf es der Zusammenführung von Expertenwissen als […]

  • HeiGIT and GIScience at Virtual Conference of the Red Cross Red Crescent Urban Collaboration Platform 2021

    On Friday, November 26th, Dr. Carolin Klonner (GIScience Research Group) and Melanie Eckle-Elze (HeiGIT) will be supporting the Urban Context Unit of German Red Cross (GRC) in the “Data and Digitalisation in Urban Humanitarian Action” session at the Virtual Conference of the Red Cross Red Crescent Urban Collaboration Platform 2021. The focus of the session […]

  • HeiGIT participation at HOT Summit 2021

    Also this year HeiGIT is participating at the HOT summit with the topic of “The Evolution of Local Humanitarian Open Mapping Ecosystems: Understanding Community, Collaboration, and Contribution”. Again the conference will be virtual and is organized in three blocks across several time zones to allow global participation. Benjamin Herfort from HeiGIT will give a talk […]

  • FOSS4G 2021 Videos with HeiGIT contributions online – OSM data quality and MapSwipe

    Recently videos with our contributions by HeiGIT to the FOSS4G conference were put online. Did you miss the event? Now you can watch whenever you like 🙂 Benni by HeiGIT explains who to use the ohsome.org framework to develop an OSM Confidence Index to support humanitarian mapping https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWkISL4qbME FOSS4G 2021 Using the ohsome framework to […]

  • Successful end of the 25 Mapathon Project

    On October 12th the “25 Mapathon project” was finalized with an exceptionally successful public online mapathon. Around 20 participants with various professional backgrounds mapped 2273 buildings in three hours to support a flood preparedness project of the GRC in Togo. Furthermore, they shared their experiences and once more demonstrated how much fun it can be […]

  • World Refugee Day: Mapathon by CartONG

    Whether you are a beginner or an advanced mapper, or just curious to learn more about why mapping is so important for humanitarian work, join us on 21 June. Support the mapping of refugee locations on World Refugee Day. It was initiated by the United Nations and takes place every year on 20 June. Its […]

  • HeiGIT und das Deutsche Rote Kreuz beim Digitaltag 2021

    Am 18.06.2021 findet der Bundesweite Digitaltag 2021 der Initiative „Digital für alle“ statt. Der Digitaltag ist eine Plattform, auf der digitale Projekte und Aktionen aus der Zivilgesellschaft vorgestellt werden und das Thema Digitalisierung von verschiedenen Seiten beleuchtet wird. Mit dem Digitaltag verfolgt die Initiative „Digital für alle“ das Ziel, die Digitale Teilhabe aller Menschen in Deutschland […]

  • Detecting OpenStreetMap missing buildings by transferring pre-trained deep neural networks

    Recently, a new research paper “Detecting OpenStreetMap missing buildings by transferring pre-trained deep neural networks” (Pisl, J., Li, H., Herfort, B., Lautenbach, S., Zipf, A. 2021) has been accepted at the the 24th AGILE conference 2021. The conference will take place virually on June 8 to 11, 2021. Accurate and complete geographic data of human […]

  • MapAction and HeiGIT partner to further geoinformation innovation

    The Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) and the international humanitarian geospatial charity MapAction have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) outlining their plans to collaborate in a number of areas. Both organisations share a common vision to support humanitarian mapping by providing innovative geoinformation services for humanitarian response, mitigating risk, anticipatory action and economic […]