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#OpenStreetMap is turning 16! Happy Birthday from the HeiGIT team.
16 years of OSM activity has created the most feature rich and global free multi purpose map that the world has ever seen.
The ohsome team at HeiGIT has created several tools and technologies to have a closer look into that history of OSM edits (OSHDB, Ohsome [...]

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Since 2010 organized humanitarian mapping has evolved as a constant and growing element of the global OpenStreetMap (OSM) community. With more than 7,000 projects in 150 countries humanitarian mapping has become a global community effort. Mappers have added more than 60 Million buildings to OSM through HOT’s Tasking Manager. That’s around 13% of all OSM [...]

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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 [...]

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ohsome API 1.0 is here

As we’ve announced it in a previous post, the Open Source release 1.0 of the ohsome API has finally arrived. As a reminder, or for those of you that hear “ohsome” for the first time, the aim of the ohsome OpenStreetMap History Data Analytics Platform is to make OpenStreetMap’s full-history data more easily accessible for various kinds [...]

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A new map in ohsomeHeX provides an overview of areas in Sub-Sahara Africa where information on health facilities is still missing in OpenStreetMap (OSM).
The completeness of OSM is measured by comparing to a reference dataset on public health facilities in Sub-Sahara Africa, which was developed by Maina et al. 2019.
Especially in these days, where the [...]

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Around 55 participants gathered in Malta for the 3rd International Workshop on Spatial Data Quality 2020 from 28th to 29th of January. Among national mapping agencies, software providers and standardization organizations, HeiGIT had the opportunity to present its ohsome - OSM history analytics platform for analyzing spatial data quality by looking at the temporal development [...]

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Humanitarian mapping activations show increasing numbers of contribution. This blog post illustrates the specific potential of the Open Source OSHDB API [1] for detailed analyses of such activations by means of a case study. The examined area is Cox’s Bazar in Southeast Bangladesh, where almost 1 million Rohingya refugees fled to from Myanmar in [...]

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Happy Birthday Missing Maps! On the occasion of the recently launched Missing Maps 5 Years Birthday Blog, that also highlighted our latest Missing Maps related HeiGIT and ohsome projects, we put together an overview of our years with and within the Missing Maps.
November 2014 the Missing Maps project was launched by the British and American [...]

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CALL FOR PAPERS for the GIS track at
17th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2020)
May 24-27, 2020, Virginia, USA
https://www.drrm.fralin.vt.edu/iscram2020/
Track:
Geospatial Technologies and Geographic Information Science for Crisis Management (GIS)
https://www.drrm.fralin.vt.edu/iscram2020/files/CFP/ISCRAM2020-Geospatial_Technologies_and_GIS.pdf
Deadline for paper submissions: December 6, 2019

Track Description
With disasters and disaster management being an “inherently spatial” problem, geospatial information and technologies have been [...]

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CALL FOR PAPERS for the GIS track at:

17th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2020)
May 24-27, 2020, Virginia, USA
https://www.drrm.fralin.vt.edu/iscram2020/
Track:
Geospatial Technologies and Geographic Information Science for Crisis Management (GIS)
https://www.drrm.fralin.vt.edu/iscram2020/files/CFP/ISCRAM2020-Geospatial_Technologies_and_GIS.pdf
Deadline for paper submissions: December 6, 2019

Track Description
With disasters and disaster management being an “inherently spatial” problem, geospatial information and technologies have been [...]

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