Tag: MissingMaps

  • Disaster Risk Reduction, OpenStreetMap and Missing Maps at Global Platform 2019

    Global Platform 2019 in Geneva Creating maps helps humanity. Drawing maps together with communities is crucial for effective risk reduction interventions, ensuring no one is left behind. The progress of the implementation of the targets set by the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) have been key discussion points during this years Global Platform…

  • GIScience / HeiGIT at ICT for Development, Kampala – Usage and Analyses of OpenStreetMap for Development

    The 11th Information Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) Conference brings together hundreds of public, private and civil society organizations, eager to share practical insights on applying digital technology to development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges. Participants share how they are using innovations in information and communications technology to increase impact in addressing humanitarian and development challenges.…

  • Addressing the challenge of localizing SDGs with openrouteservice

    Where is the next health center? What areas show less accessibility to health centers and are therefore the most vulnerable? In 2018, the openrouteservice team already illustrated how these questions related to vulnerability can be addressed with openrouteservice APIs, at that time for disaster prone regions in Madagascar. Learn more here. Also at that time…

  • HeiGIT at German Red Cross “Digitalisation in Civil Protection” congress

    HeiGIT members Melanie Eckle and Martin Hilljegerdes were invited to the “Digital in civil protection” congress of the Landesverband Westfalen-Lippe in Münster to share insights and to present current activities all around “Potentials of Open Data and Digital Humanitarians for civil protection“. They shared experiences and impacts of the collaborative efforts of the Missing Maps…

  • Colloquium invitation: Supporting the most vulnerable people before the disaster strikes – International Disaster Risk Reduction within the German Red Cross

    The GIScience group cordially invites everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk about: Supporting the most vulnerable people before the disaster strikes – International Disaster Risk Reduction within the German Red Cross Speakers are Stefanie Lux and Stefan Scholz from the German Red Cross (GRC, Generalsekretariat Berlin, International Coordination). Monday 21.01.2019, 14:15 pm Institute…

  • Over 50 Open Source GIScience Repositories on GitHub

    The GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University and the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) are happy to share the their GIScience github repository contains now already over 50 open source repositories and it’s still growing. These contain results from several research projects and in particular also some very active long term activities. Most of the tools…

  • GeOnG Conference 2018: Workshop Materials and Slides

    After the successful GeOnG conference 2018 in chambery we want to thank the organizers and all participants. We contributed in several ways, as already highlighed in our previous blogpost. Now, we also want to share our slides and workshop material with everyone interested. Round table discussion: Machine Learning, AI & satellite imagery: what impact on…

  • HeiGIT at Sustainable Development in Action

    HeiGIT ran a workshop on geodata for sustainable development at the Sustainable Development in Action conference organized by the Heidelberg Center for Environment and Momentum Novum at Heidelberg University. Our workshop provided an overview about the importance of geodata to tackle the sustainable development goals (SDG) of the United Nations, highlighted the importance of bridging…

  • HeiGIT/GIScience and disastermappers at GeOnG 2018

    Over the next couple of days, CartONG are again organizing the biannual GeOnG conference– a great occasion for humanitarian actors, volunteer communities and humanitarian and GIS service providers to mingle and exchange current ideas, challenges and lessons learned. This year the main theme is ““Perfection” versus “Good Enough” in Information Management: Adjusting to context, scale,…

  • Deep Learning from Multiple Crowds: A Case Study of Humanitarian Mapping

    Our paper about Deep Learning from Multiple Crowds: A Case Study of Humanitarian Mapping is available online now. Satellite images are widely applied in humanitarian mapping which labels buildings, roads and so on for humanitarian aid and economic development. However, the labeling now is mostly done by volunteers. In a recently accepted study, we utilize deep…

  • Introducing the Critical Numbers Tool for the HOT Tasking Manager

    We would like to introduce our new little analysis tool Critical Numbers for projects of the HOT Tasking Manager. (You can find this blogpost and the code for the tool at our GitHub repository.) The Critical Numbers webapp is an easy way to visualize how much of a project is mapped and validated – results…

  • BuFaTa Mapathon HD – Spreading the Word about OpenStreetMap and Missing Maps

    Last weekend Heidelberg was the host city of this semesters geography “BuFaTa” (Bundesfachschaftentagung). During this four day event student associations from Germany, Austria and Switzerland and their members came together to discuss, learn and spend time together. The event was organized by an excellent student team from Heidelberg. The disastermappers Heidelberg contributed to the BuFaTa by organising…