Tag: Waterproofing data

  • GIScience/HeiGIT und DRK gemeinsam im CHAtroom – Im Podcast werden die Zusammenarbeit und das Sketch Map Tool vorgestellt

    Anne Tritschler vom Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA) spricht im Podcast CHAtroom mit Dr. Carolin Klonner (GIScience) und Dr. Natascha Bing (DRK) über den Einsatz von Geoinformationen in der humanitären Hilfe und welche Rolle dabei Karten, vor allem partizipatives Mapping, spielen. Lokales Wissen ist eine wichtige Informationsquelle, die in der Katastrophenvorsorge immer mehr zum Einsatz […]

  • HGG Vortrag: Digitale Geographie im Katastrophenmanagement

    Einladung Vortrag Online: Dienstag, 14. Dezember 2021, 19:15 Uhr Melanie Eckle-Elze, Benjamin Herfort, Dr. Carolin Klonner Digitale Geographie im Katastrophenmanagement Klimawandel, Bevölkerungswachstum, Verstädterung und weitere zunehmende Landnutzungsveränderungen führen dazu, dass immer mehr Menschen in Risikogebieten leben. Um die vorhandenen Risiken zu verstehen und angepasste (Vorsorge-) Maßnahmen zu ergreifen, bedarf es der Zusammenführung von Expertenwissen als […]

  • HeiGIT and GIScience at Virtual Conference of the Red Cross Red Crescent Urban Collaboration Platform 2021

    On Friday, November 26th, Dr. Carolin Klonner (GIScience Research Group) and Melanie Eckle-Elze (HeiGIT) will be supporting the Urban Context Unit of German Red Cross (GRC) in the “Data and Digitalisation in Urban Humanitarian Action” session at the Virtual Conference of the Red Cross Red Crescent Urban Collaboration Platform 2021. The focus of the session […]

  • Waterproofing Data Project: Sharing experiences and accessing impacts

    After three interesting years, the Waterproofing Data Project (WPD) comes to an end. Starting with a workshop in Brazil and several field trips, Corona times started and we had to rethink and reorganize our plans for the second half of the project. Our final workshop day in Heidelberg was also planned to be in person […]

  • 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 […]

  • GIScience/HeiGIT at GeOnG Conference 2020

    Next week the biennial conference GeOnG will take place for the seventh time. On Monday and Tuesday 11/02-11/03 participants will join in over 30 live sessions around the topics of technology and information management in the humanitarian and development sector. This year’s theme is People at the heart of Information Management: promoting responsible and inclusive […]

  • Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team has been selected by the Audacious Project

    The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) has announced major financial support from the Audacious Project, which will be provided over the next five years. HOT aims to use this funding to grow OpenStreetMap (OSM) communities in 94 countries. By engaging one million volunteers the goal is to map an area home to one billion people living […]

  • 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 […]

  • ISCRAM 2019 in Valencia- Towards closer exchange in crisis management between practitioners, stakeholders and researchers

    The 16th ISCRAM conference took place in the city of Valencia (Spain). It succeeded again to gather an international audience of researchers that shared their work all around crisis management. As ISCRAM is mainly interested in the support and intersection of practical application in crisis management and research, the focus was however again on another […]

  • HeiGIT/ GIScience at ISCRAM conference in Valencia

    19th-22nd of May, the 16th Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) conference is taking place in Valencia. Likewise to previous years, the GIScience Research Group/HeiGIT are taking part and supporting with several contributions. Martin Hilljegerdes will present a paper, based on his Master Thesis, focusing on “Evaluating the effects of consecutive hurricane hits […]