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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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Today we celebrate the International Day for #DisasterRiskReduction. HeiGIT offers a growing set of tools and services that support humanitarian aid during and before disasters. Examples include work in the context of the Missing Maps initiative, like conceptualising and extending microtasking apps like MapSwipe, as well as services for analysing MapSwipe data and making it [...]

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In 2015, MapSwipe began as a solution to a complex question: how do we better identify where communities and populations are, allowing mapping to be more efficient and effective?
Using a simple mobile app, volunteers are able to swipe through a series of satellite images, tapping in areas where they find features. MapSwipe can be used [...]

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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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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 group [...]

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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 on evacuation [...]

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Earlier we published several blogposts introducing the ohsome platform and its parts (e.g. the ohsome API for example, which was often showcased here in the blog) and its backbone the OSHDB (very recently version 0.5 was published). A recent open access journal article gives even more background to the system, as shown below:

Raifer, M, Troilo, [...]

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The OpenStreetMap History Database (OSHDB) is what powers most of the functionality of HeiGIT’s ohsome platform. The ohsome API for example, which was often showcased here in the blog, is built on top of the OSHDB. Just recently, an open access software article about the OSHDB was published. Check it out to find out [...]

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In order to analyze the quality of OSM data, a study at GIScience Heidelberg investigated the influence of the mappers’ cultural backgrounds on their mapping behavior and hence questioned the general validity of semantic (street) classifications in OSM.
Nepal was hit by a series of earthquakes in April 2015. The OSM community quickly reacted by organizing [...]

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The exploration of the history of OpenStreetMap data presents an important step to uncover semantic connections, regions of interest and their contiguity in time and space at varying scales. Therefore, the HeiGIT Big Spatial Data Analytics team presents a first beta version of the new OpenStreetMap History eXplorer (ohsomeHeX). It resembles the idea of the OSMatrix¹, [...]

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