Tag: Mapping

  • MapSwipe is App of the Day in Apple AppStore

    MapSwipe has ben announced as ‘App of the Day‘ in the Apple AppStore! (27.08.2021) Thank you to all our volunteers for the continued help and support which keeps the app going. Read the blogpost here: https://apps.apple.com/ca/story/id1559236909 The team at the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) and the GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University has shaped MapSwipe’s […]

  • OSM completeness mapping for airborne situation assessment following an earthquake

    As part of the LOKI project (Luftgestützte Observation Kritischer Infrastrukturen), a first test run of a newly launched OpenStreetMap (OSM) completeness mapping project in MapSwipe has been conducted yesterday. The aim of the LOKI project is to develop an interdisciplinary system that enables fast and reliable airborne situation assessments following an earthquake. The system will […]

  • Exponat aus Heidelberg bietet Training für KI-Algorithmen auf der MS Wissenschaft

    Mitmach-Exponate geben auf der MS Wissenschaft in Heidelberg vom 28. August bis 1. September Einblicke in die Entwicklung und Anwendung Künstlicher Intelligenz (KI). Mit auf dem zu einer schwimmenden Ausstellung umgebauten ehemalige Kohlefrachter ist auch ein Exponat des Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) an der Universität Heidelberg, gefördert von der Klaus Tschira Stiftung. Das […]

  • HeiGIT supports Citizien Science @ Helmholtz ThinkCamp

    We are always happy to support citizen science projects at the HeiGIT. HeiGIT/ GIScience efforts already range from tools that assess the data quality of citizen science projects (see, e.g., this blog post about “Plausible Parrots“) to approaches related to data creation, like MapSwipe Analytics (learn more here). Currently, we are supporting citizen science approaches […]

  • The influence of the OSM mappers’ cultural backgrounds on their mapping behavior

    In order to analyze the quality of OSM data, a study at GIScience Heidelberg investigated the influence of the mappers’ cultural backgrounds on their mapping behavior and hence questioned the general validity of semantic (street) classifications in OSM. Nepal was hit by a series of earthquakes in April 2015. The OSM community quickly reacted by […]

  • OSM GeoWeek MissingMaps Mapping Event for Madagascar @Heidelberg

    Dear Mapping Enthusiasts, Nov 13-19th is the international OpenStreetMap GeoWeek in context of the National Geographic’s Geography Awareness Week. In this scope the disastermappers/ GIScience Research Group Heidelberg invites you again to a special Mapathon to start the new semester. When: Thursday 17.11.2016, 6 pm Where: Hörsaal, Berliner Straße 48, Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University […]

  • Castle accessibility mapping is part of a short documentary

    Our efforts related to the mapping of the accessibility of places and ways at Heidelberg castle are now part of a short documentary produced by Beirat von Menschen mit Behinderung Heidelberg (Advisory Board of people with disabilities Heidelberg), with whom we cooperate in the scope of the CAP4ACCESS project. As a follow-up of this event, […]