Bettina Knorr
Im Neuenheimer Feld 368
Room 108, 1. OG
69120 Heidelberg
Tel: +49 (0) 6221 54-5560
Fax: +49 (0) 6221 54-4529
Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology
Berliner Str. 45 (Mathematikon)
D-69120 Heidelberg
Funded by
KTS - Klaus Tschira Stiftung gemeinnützige GmbH

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

05.12.2017 01:55
Invited GIScience Heidelberg OSM Services Demo Keynote at GEOINFO 2017

This week sees the 18th GEOINFO conference taking part in Salvador. It is the annual conference for exploring ongoing research, development and innovative applications on geographic information science in Brazil. Alexander Zipf is among the keynote speakers. In the special demo session he will highlight some of the OSM related web services for data quality assessment and [...]

30.11.2017 10:53
Today OpenRouteService at 7th GeoIT WhereCamp Conference Berlin

Today we present the latest version and details on the technical API of OpenRouteService at the 7th GeoIT WhereCamp Conference Berlin. Tim from the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) will talk about Consuming Open Data for Highly Customizable Route Planning He will show some examples of the very rich feature set and API of OpenRouteService like many [...]

27.11.2017 17:36
Routing through open spaces – a performance comparison of algorithms

Finding the shortest path through open spaces is a well-known challenge for pedestrian routing engines. A common solution is routing on the open space boundary, which causes in most cases an unnecessarily long route. A possible alternative is to create a subgraph within the open space. In a recently published paper authors from GIScience Research [...]

21.11.2017 07:38
Keynote at ‘Fachaustausch Geoinformation’ Heidelberg / Meet GIScience Heidelberg and HeiGIT

The regional GI Conference “Fachaustausch Geoinformatik” of the GeoNet.MRN is taking place on this Thursday Nov 23rd at the Print Media Academy Heidelberg. Prof. Alexander Zipf is giving one keynote about analysis and usage potential of free and open geodata. He will present some of the related work of the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg and [...]

20.10.2017 09:35
Openrouteservice partners with German Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) and releases new features

We are proud to announce our partnership with the German Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy [German: Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie (BKG)] which is the central service provider of topographic data, cartography, and geodetic reference systems for the German government. The agency works under the Federal Ministry of the Interior, with specialist departments in [...]

17.10.2017 10:06
Keynote at DLR.Open OpenGeoData Open Data Science Workshop

Today Prof. Alexander Zipf is giving an invited keynote speech at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen, the national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany. The DLR organises a two day workshop called “DLR.Open II - Open Data Science und Open Geodata“. This is the second workshop on Open Data [...]

11.10.2017 17:58
Special Issue “Online Participation” of “HMD Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik” has been published with paper on OpenStreetMap

Recently the full Special Issue “Online Participation” of the German journal “HMD Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik” has been published online by Springer. It also includes our invited overview article about online participation in the context of geographic information, especially OpenStreetMap (in German). It is available open access: Griesbaum, L., Eckle, M., Herfort, B., Raifer, M., Zipf, A. (2017): [...]

09.10.2017 19:14
Healthy Routing presented at the SemGeoSoc Workshop

The current status of ou Healthy Routing research was presented in the SemGeoSoc Workshop hosted by the Zürich University and organized by prominent researchers in the area of geoinformatics. The workshop offered the opportunity for presenting and discussing ongoing work on the areas of location-based services supported by VGI, social media, citizen & science and [...]

02.10.2017 10:45
Open Position: Software Engineer Routing, Location and Navigation Services Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT)

Software Engineer Routing, Location and Navigation Services Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) You genuinely enjoy developing Open Source Geoinformation Services used by thousands on a daily basis? You are a highly motivated Java Backend Developer? And you love using and enhancing OpenStreetMap for real world applications? Then we actually might have a suitable and [...]

23.09.2017 03:39
Stellenausschreibung: Business & Innovation Development – Navigation Intelligence (HeiGIT)

Stelle zu besetzen: Business & Innovation Development – Navigation Intelligence Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) Zur Förderung von Technologietransfer und angewandter Forschung im Bereich Geoinformatik wird derzeit mit Grundförderung der Klaus-Tschira Stiftung das Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) aufgebaut. http://heigit.org Dies soll zukünftig als An-Institut weitergeführt werden. Hierfür ist die Stelle für Business & Innovation [...]

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