Tag: Participatory mapping

  • HeiGIT at the AGILE 2024 Conference: Mapping, Routing, Sustainability

    HeiGIT at the AGILE 2024 Conference: Mapping, Routing, Sustainability

    “Geographic Information Science for a Sustainable Future” – The theme of this year’s conference held by the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE) in Glasgow, UK, on 4-7 June 2024. Attendees of the AGILE 2024 conference will explore the crucial role of geographic information science (GIS) in the relationships between the environment, society,…

  • 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.…

  • The role of data in transformations to sustainability: a critical research agenda

    A recently published article in ‘Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability‘ investigates the role of digital technologies and data innovations, such as big data and citizen-generated data, to enable transformations to sustainability. We reviewed recent literature in this area and identified that the most prevailing assumption of work is related to the capacity of data to…

  • OSM data quality analysis for different stages of the mapping process

    Slums are an important operational area for humanitarian organisations: Because of provisional housing, poor sanitation and difficult socio-political circumstances offers of help from such organisations are important and often necessary. For such deployments, humanitarian actors rely heavily on Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), as official maps and data are often incomplete. This makes it all the…

  • New paper published about the OSM Sketch Map Tool

    The Sketch Map Tool supports participatory mapping approaches and risk communication. An new paper presents the different functionalities of the tool. OSM data quality can be evaluated regarding the fitness for the sketch-map-approach. Based on the great idea of Field Papers, paper maps can be printed out for the use in the field, and afterwards,…

  • GIScience at GeOnG 2020

    These days so much is different- also conferences. Carolin Klonner and Marcel Reinmuth attended the GeOnG 2020 virtually. Thanks to the organizers! It worked well and there was great exchange between the participants. The workshop on experiences in defining health catchment areas brought together diverse stakeholders and approaches. Marcel Reinmuth contributed from the scientific open…

  • Starkregen in Heidelberg: Zusammenarbeit mit Bürgern der Stadt

    Starkregen stellt eine besondere Gefährdung in Heidelberg dar. Studierende haben bereits im Rahmen eines Seminars der GIScience und in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Amt für Umweltschutz, Gewerbeaufsicht und Energie der Stadt Heidelberg Informationen zu Starkregen in Handschuhsheim mit partizipativen Methoden gesammelt und analysiert (Blogbeitrag). Nun bietet die Stadt Heidelberg über die Infoseite www.heidelberg.de/starkregen ein Portal zur…

  • New paper published: Participatory Mapping and Visualization of Local Knowledge: An Example from Eberbach, Germany

    Worldwide, more and more people are affected by flooding. Local knowledge provides a valuable source of information for disaster risk reduction. We present an approach for visualizing and formalizing this local knowledge. More information can be found in the paper: Klonner, C., Usón, T.J., Aeschbach, N. Höfle, B. (2020): Participatory Mapping and Visualization of Local…

  • Urban flooding in Handschuhsheim – Using User-Generated Geographic Data in Flood Risk Management

    A week ago, students from the seminar “User-Generated Geographic Data in Disaster Risk Management and Humanitarian Aid” carried out a survey about urban flood risk in Handschuhsheim. The “field day” was organised by Carolin Klonner and Melanie Eckle (the teachers of the seminar) in cooperation with Kai Schaupp and Dr. Raino Winkler of the environmental…

  • Waterproofing Data: Pilot Study in Brazil

    A pilot study for the Waterproofing Data project took place in Brazil (Rio Branco and São Paulo) last month. Carolin Klonner from the GIScience team and researchers from the UK and Brazil focused on testing the developed methods in the specific setting of the study areas and on exploring the flood mitigation measures taken by…