• GIScience and HeiGIT at SotM 2022

    We are happy to announce that, this year, GIScience and HeiGIT has had four contributions to the FOSS-Community “conferencathon” in Florence. As QGIS-Meeting, State of the Map, HOT unSummit and FOSS4G all took place consecutively, the schedule was shaping up to be extremely packed. We’d like to highlight some specific events and topics that you […]

  • Openrouteservice for complex route optimization in new QGIS extension by Regionalverband Ruhr

    (Deutsche Version unten) The Regionalverband Ruhr (Team 9-2 Geodata Technology) has used the potential of HeiGIT’s openrouteservice (ORS) in a new QGIS extension and thereby created another possible application for the ORS: The tool “Location and Route Optimization of Addresses” allows to search and locate addresses and to find the optimal routes between them. This […]

  • New version of ORS Tools QGIS Plugin

    We’re happy to announce a new version of our QGIS Plugin ORS Tools. Additionally to the core services of giving easy access to our directions, isochrone and matrix API’s, the plugin now allows users to optimize their trips via a Traveling Salesman service. The openrouteservice API’s included a Vehicle Routing Optimization Machine since quite a […]

  • New OpenRouteService QGIS Plugin

    Finally there is a new version of the QGIS plugin for OpenRouteService: ORS Tools. It gives easy access to our directions, isochrone and matrix API’s from within QGIS. The old plugin OSM Tools plugin has been deprecated due to its name being too generic. However, the name is not the only thing that changed: Create […]

  • Erreichbarkeitsanalyse von Haltestellen des öffentlichen Personennahverkehrs in Stuttgart per Openrouteservice

    In einer aktuellen Publikation der Stadt Stuttgart wird die Erreichbarkeit von Haltestellen des öffentlichen Personennahverkehrs in Stuttgart untersucht. Für die Berechnung der Isochronen wurde das kostenfrei nutzbare QGIS-Plugin OSM Tools verwendet. Dieses nutzt den seit 2008 verfügbaren Openrouteservice des Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT). Das Toolset umfasst Routing, Geocoding, Isochronen und Matrixberechnungen, entweder interaktiv im […]

  • Accessibility analysis of public transport in Stuttgart

    The Statistical Office of the City of Stuttgart determined the walking time to the nearest public transport stop for every place in the city using our QGIS plugin OSM Tools. With OSM Tools it only takes a few mouse clicks to access most of the functions of the openrouteservice. The toolset includes routing, isochrones and […]

  • How to become ohsome part 1: Visualizing the historical evolution of OSM buildings of your city

    This blog post is the start of a series of posts, which describe what you are able to do using the ohsome framework developed at the Heidelberg Institute of Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT). OpenStreetMap (OSM), the biggest open map of our world, offers not only the current state of the data, but the whole historical evolution […]

  • QGIS Plugin OSM Tools v3.2 published

    We’re pleased to announce the next version of our QGIS plugin to access the most popular functions of openrouteservice. in QGIS. OSM Tools is the only QGIS plugin to access advanced features like dynamic routing, isochrones or origin-destination matrices with a few mouse clicks. You can choose to either use point layers from your QGIS project […]

  • New QGIS-PlugIn for OSM-Routing and Accessibility Analysis using OpenRouteService

    Recently a new “OSM Tools Plugin” for QGIS had been developed by Nils Nolde. It replaces the original OSMroute plugin for QGIS by Riccardo Klinger, which is now deprecated, as he unfortunately lacks the time to maintain it. Thanks a lot to Riccardo and Nils for their wonderful efforts and contributions so far! The new “OSM […]

  • OpenMapSurfer maps in QGIS

    Using the free and open soruce gis QGIS in work or research, sometimes you might need to visualize spatial data on top of a basemap that is provided through different web interfaces such as WMS, WMTS or TMS service. Generally, this can be accomplished by using either WMS drivers or OpenLayers plugin. Both solutions have […]