Tag: OSM

  • HeiGIT at State of the Map Europe 2023

    HeiGIT at State of the Map Europe 2023

    This year’s State of the Map Europe Conference (SotM EU) took place in Antwerp, Belgium. HeiGIT’s Benjamin Herfort and Jochen Stier visited the conference. SotM is a platform hosting OSM mappers, open-source developers, researchers, GIS professionals, cartographs and many more interested people. The goal is to offer an opportunity for those groups and individuals to…

  • Exploring the Value of Microsoft ML Roads for OSM Data Quality Analysis

    The completeness of the OpenStreetMap (OSM) road network has been an ongoing focus for researchers for more than 15 years. For instance, Neis et al. (2011) investigated the OSM street network evolution in Germany and compared it against road data from TomTom. Whereas obtaining reference data has been rather difficult in the past, nowadays we…

  • Analyzing Bikeability

    Analyzing Bikeability

    For various reasons biking is becoming a more frequently used mode of transportation. It offers flexibility, is quite cheap compared to other modes of transportation, helps with fitness and is almost carbon neutral. To evaluate how well adapted the existing infrastructure is to accommodate biking, Manuel Kraft of HeiGIT created the “Bikeability-Index”. Analyzing Bikeability There…

  • SketchMapTool Enters Next Phase with Funding from German Red Cross and German Federal Foreign Office

    The Sketch MapTool (SMT) is entering its next project phase thanks to support from the German Red Cross (GRC) and the German Federal Foreign Office. In this phase, our main goals are enhancing the tool’s stability and marking detection, as well as expanding the current features, adding new languages and satellite imagery as base maps.…

  • Expanding Disaster Management Capabilities with openrouteservice

    In the context of disaster management, time is of the essence. Quick and accurate response can make all the difference in saving lives and mitigating damage. That’s why the openrouteservice (ORS) for Disaster Management is taking a step forward by expanding its coverage to larger areas. This upgrade is set to improve the possibilities of…

  • HeiGITs Disaster Portal in Radiobeitrag vorgestellt

    Campusreporter Nils Birschmann hat mit Prof. Alexander Zipf über unser Disaster Portal gesprochen. Das Interview wurde über Radio Regenbogen ausgestrahlt. Hier könnt ihr euch den Beitrag in voller Länge anhören: Audiobeitrag: Das Disaster Portal – sichere und schnell verfügbare Datengrundlagen im Katastrophenfall Darum geht’s: Im Katastrophenfall sind Hilfskräfte auf aktuelle Ortsdaten der betroffenen Region angewiesen: Welche…

  • Bachelor’s thesis: Using OSM for location analyses of residential real estate projects – an extrinsic analysis of data quality

    In his bachelor’s thesis, supervised by HeiGIT’s apl. Prof. Dr. Sven Lautenbach, Lars Reckhaus examined the suitability of OpenStreetMap (OSM) for location analyses in the context of residential real estate projects. Typically, such analyses require the use of a variety of data sources and are mostly performed manually. For this reason, they tend to be…

  • Introducing ohsomeNow stats: Real-Time Monitoring for OpenStreetMap Contributions

    Introducing ohsomeNow stats: Real-Time Monitoring for OpenStreetMap Contributions

    You can now monitor contributions to OpenStreetMap (OSM) in real time with ohsomeNow stats! We developed this new dashboard as part of our long-term cooperation with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), an international organization dedicated to humanitarian action and community development through open mapping. This dashboard replaces the Missing Maps Leaderboard with a comprehensive overview of…

  • Exploring OSM editor statistics by combining data from OSHDB and changeset DB

    Exploring OSM editor statistics by combining data from OSHDB and changeset DB

    OpenStreetMap (OSM) marks one of the most successful and powerful open source, crowdsourced geomaps, with over 10 million registered users by 2023. Since 2008 this number has increased steadily. In this blog post we want to look behind this success from the perspective of editing software used to add, modify and delete data in OSM.…

  • HeiGIT at Summer School Disaster Risk Reduction 2023

    HeiGIT at Summer School Disaster Risk Reduction 2023

    Today we’d like to tell you about the Summer School Disaster Risk Reduction 2023 event hosted by the Environmental Campus of UAS Trier in Germany and organized by the German Committee for Disaster Reduction (DKKV). During this one-week course that took place from the 9th till the 15th of July 2023, students and people interested…

  • New Publication in “Nature Communication” on the unequal distribution of building data in OSM

    Benjamin Herfort and his colleagues Sven Lautenbach, João Porto de Albuquerque, Jennings Anderson and Alexander Zipf published an article in the renowned journal Nature Communications (Impact Factor 2023: 17.7). In their article, they address the uneven distribution of OpenStreetMap data worldwide, which can have an impact on research results and humanitarian operations. They provide solutions…

  • OEV: Indicator Correlations (4/4)

    After introducing the OSM Element Vectorisation Tool last week, we now want to show possible use cases and specific examples of what the tool can do. This third and last example will look at the correlations between indicators. The goal is to first assure that the indicators measure distinct data attributes and then search for interesting or…