Tag: MSF

  • Activation of the Disaster Portal for the earthquake in Türkiye/Syria

    During catastrophic events such as the recent Türkiye/Syria earthquake, the road infrastructure in the affected area is often widely interrupted and accessibility varies over time. Inspite of this, it is imperative to quickly provide assistance to the affected people. Humanitarian Organizations need real-time information for force and logistics planning: Which roads are still passable? How […]

  • 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 presentation at MSF GIS Week 2020

    This Thursday, team members from HeiGIT will give a presentation at MSF’s Annual GIS Week. This is an internal event at MSF ( Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International, Doctors without Borders), which brings together all employees working on GIS and geographic information management related topics. Our “OSM Data Dive” session will provide an introduction to OpenStreetMap […]

  • 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 […]

  • Tools for Disaster Risk Reduction by HeiGIT – Celebrating the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

    Today we celebrate the International Day for #DisasterRiskReduction. HeiGIT offers a growing set of tools and services that support humanitarian aid during and before disasters. Examples include work in the context of the Missing Maps initiative, like conceptualising and extending microtasking apps like MapSwipe, as well as services for analysing MapSwipe data and making it […]

  • HeiGIT support for Humanitarian Village and Mapathon at Humanitarian Congress in Berlin 2019

    On October 17/18th the Humanitarian Congress is organized in Berlin by Médecins Sans Frontières/Ärzte ohne Grenzen (MSF), Médecins du Monde/Doctors of the World (MdM), German Red Cross (GRC) and Berlin Chamber of Physicians. For more than 20 years, this congress brings together actors from the medical and humanitarian, governmental, media, and research world. These come together […]

  • HeiGIT/ disastermappers visit at MSF Czech Republic

    HeiGIT/GIScience and disastermappers heidelberg have been in contact and collaborating with MSF CZ  over the last years already and have been supporting their work through joined Mapathons as well as MapSwipe Mapathon support. Last week members of HeiGIT/GIScience and disastermappers heidelberg visited Prague to exchange ideas and experiences and discuss potential ways to take this […]

  • Reminder: OSM Mapathon for South Sudan with MSF/Ärzte ohne Grenzen on January 19th

    you are most welcome to participate in our first 2017 OSM Mapathon at the Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University. The data is needed by MSF/Doctors without Borders/Ärzte ohne Grenzen for their work on medical services in Sudan. Here you can find further Information in detail. When: Thursday. 19.01.2017, 18:00 pm Where: Hörsaal, Berliner Straße 48, […]