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Navigation Intelligence & Location Based Services

Analyses and Utilization of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) from the Crowd for Mobility, Navigation and Routing Services

Navigation and Routing play an important role for different kinds of purposes within the context of mobility. For example logistics companies depend on optimized access routes for freight deliveries, while hikers and cyclists continually seek for individually adapted trails. Answering such individual requirements needs a sophisticated set of specialized routing and navigation profiles, optimized for the specific user. To this end, we process and enhance rich and crowd-generated Volunteered Geographic Information to deliver specific services providing maximum benefit for the user.

Our Services

  • Traffic- and Mobility Solutions, Accessibility Analysis, Data Analysis and Modelling related to Mobility and Transportation
  • Development of Cloud-Services and APIs for specific Routing- and Navigation solutions with global coverage
  • Design and Development of both Web- and Mobile Applications using the Spatial Context
  • Many years of expertise in OpenStreetMap-based Services and Quality Assurance of user-generated content

Selected References GIScience Heidelberg


Further Projects - Publications - PhD Thesis

Further Information

News
29.04.2017 09:35
OpenRouteService with new API, functions and look

We would like to introduce you to a brand new API of OpenRouteService.org and a revamped route planner with many more features than before. With this major release we have removed XML and introduced a (much) longed for JSON support. You will notice some drastic optimisation in response times and you now have the advantage [...]

06.04.2017 13:32
Open Data Meeting of AG Open Government Städtetag Baden-Württemberg

today the interdisciplinary working group “Open Government” of “Städtetag Baden-Württemberg” meets in Heidelberg for a workshop on Open Data. Among the invited speakers are for example - Michael Winckler, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für wissenschaftliches Rechnen Uni Heidelberg (IWR) talking about “Open Data aus Sicht einer Forschungseinrichtung” - Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf, GIScience Heidelberg / HeiGIT), with a presentation [...]

27.03.2017 16:08
GIScience at FOSSGIS conference

Last week, the German FOSSGIS conference about Free and Open Source GIS software was held in Passau. GIScience was also there with a small delegation, presenting some of our current research topics, from routing, to data analysis and machine learning. The talks (in German language) are already available on youtube, for example: Routenplanung durch Flächen (by [...]

22.03.2017 10:20
First Impressions HeiGIT @ CeBIT: Smart GeoServices for Smart Cities

This week you still have the chance to meet colleagues from HeiGIT team at CeBIT 2017 in Hannover. We present Smart GeoServices for Smart Cities in Halle 7 at the Smart City Forum booth together with our colleagues from heidelberg mobil.

21.03.2017 08:02
HeiGIT at FOSSGIS: today several presentations on OSM technology

in case you are this week not at CeBIT in the north of Germany, but rather at FOSSGIS in the south, you have the chance meet us also there and listen to several presentations on OSM work at HeiGIT and GIScience HD by our team member Martin Raifer. The main talk will be on OSM-History-Analysis based [...]

14.03.2017 20:52
HeiGIT auf der CeBIT: Smarte Geodienste für Smart Cities

Zusammen mit Heidelberg Mobil International (HDMI) wird das neue „Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology“ (HeiGIT) dieses Jahr erstmalig auf der CeBIT in Hannover auf dem Smart City Forum vertreten sein. Dabei stehen ortsbasierte Dienste zur Navigation unter Berücksichtigung vielfältiger Anforderungen im Fokus. Wir zeigen das Potenzial nutzer-generierter OpenStreetMap-Daten und innovativer Geoinformationstechnologien für Smart City-Anwendungen, und stellen [...]

04.03.2017 17:25
HeiGIT goes CeBIT - Smart Geo Services for Smart Cities

Together with Heidelberg Mobil International (HDMI) our new Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) will be represented at the CeBIT in Hannover within the Smart City Forum this month from the 20-24th of March. In this context we will be focusing on transportation and navigation as an example which must meet a wide range of [...]

26.02.2017 10:35
Towards a Landmark based pedestrian Navigation Service using OpenStreetMap data

Within wayfinding and navigation tasks, the use of landmarks has been found to be a key aspect. In particular pedestrian instructions should focus on the delivery of “landmarks” to aid in navigation. Still the use of landmarks is not common in many navigation systems. The salience of features is an important aspect of whether they [...]

22.02.2017 11:42
GIScience Heidelberg presentation at Münchner GI-Runde

This week Prof. Alexander Zipf presented some recent work of the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg and HeiGIT at the “Münchner GI-Runde” of the “Runde Tisch GIS e.V. Munich”. The overall topic of the presentation was spatio-temporal analysis from user generated geodata such as VGI or AGI (Social Media). Examples included work on OSM quality analytics such [...]

06.02.2017 15:34
Special Issue on “Crowdsourced Mapping” Cartography and Geographic Information Science is Online

The Special Issue on “Crowdsourced Mapping” of the international journal “Cartography and Geographic Information Science” is online. Here you can read the editorial. Further this issue includes our paper on Deriving incline values for street networks from voluntarily collected GPS traces. When producing optimal routes through an environment, considering the incline of surfaces can be of [...]

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