Tag: Missing Maps

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Stellenangebot vom DRK Generalsekretariat Berlin zur Unterstützung der HeiGIT Kooperation

    Sie haben Erfahrung in den Bereichen Geoinformatik und Open Data und würden gerne dazu beitragen, dass Menschen in Deutschland und weltweit Hilfe erhalten? Sie würden gerne als Teil des größten humanitären Netzwerks der Welt helfen, dessen zukünftige Ausrichtung in diesen Bereichen mitzugestalten? Dann kommt diese Stellenausschreibung genau richtig: Das Generalsekretariat des Deutschen Roten Kreuz in…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Mapathons im Rahmen der OSM Geography Awareness Week – OSM GeoWeek

    Kooperation ist in der Humanitären Hilfe oft der Schlüssel, um Menschen in Not schnell und effizient helfen zu können. Das gilt insbesondere beim Austausch von Informationen und Kartenmaterial. Besonders herausfordernd sind die Situationen für Humanitäre Organisationen in Gebieten, von denen es kein oder nur schlechte Grundlagen für Karten gibt. Unabhängig davon, ob es sich um…

  • HeiGIT support for Forecast-based Financing feature around open data initiatives for anticipatory action

    Current COVID 19 related activities of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Center and HeiGIT are featured in a blog series around Forecast-based Financing. The blog post, “Anticipating and addressing epidemics – the potential of open data initiatives“, provides an overview on how Missing Maps, Forecast-based Financing, HOT, Climate Center and…

  • OSM Missing Areas Identification paper is featured in August by ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

    We are pleased that our article has been selected by the editors of ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing as the featured Article in August 2020. This means it will be available open access for 1 year. Get your copy here and enjoy a nice summer reading: Li, H., B. Herfort, W. Huang, M. Zia,…

  • Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team has been selected by the Audacious Project

    The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) has announced major financial support from the Audacious Project, which will be provided over the next five years. HOT aims to use this funding to grow OpenStreetMap (OSM) communities in 94 countries. By engaging one million volunteers the goal is to map an area home to one billion people living…

  • Exploring OSM for healthcare access analysis in Sub-Saharan Africa

    [tl;dr] Using hospital locations and the ORS Isochrone service, we have created a method for comparing physical access to healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa. Hospital locations were derived from OpenStreetMap and compared against another free available dataset. Results indicate strong similarity in both hospital datasets, however the uncertainty of our method requires further evaluation. Figure 1…

  • 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…

  • Today: Talk on the use of geoinformatics at the German Red Cross

    We are happy to invited to the presentations in the GIScience HD colloquium today. Everybody interested is invited to join the presentations and the discussion afterwards. The use of geoinformatics at the German Red Cross Katharina Lorenz, DRK e.V. ‑ Generalsekretariat, Berlin – Date: Mon, January 27, 2.15 pm – Place: Lecture Hall (room 015),…