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Disaster Mapping and Management

The project was running until June 2019 and was continued as HeiGIT gGmbH. Recent information can be found on the HeiGIT website

Support of Humanitarian Activities for Disaster Management by means of Innovative Technologies and Services

User-generated geodata originating from OpenStreetMap or Social Media in combination with official geographical information from public administrations has become an important asset for disaster management purposes. Processing and aggregating these different kind of data sources enables humanitarian aid organisations and emergeny responders to obtain a comprehensive view of the specific catastrophe on site. Furthermore this aggregated data has great value to help determine the risks and potential impact in regards to the aftermath of such an event. To utilize the potential of this information we develop innovative services based on close collaboration woth relevant stakeholders and users.

Services

  • Development and deployment of Disaster Maps and services to support disaster management teams and humanitarian operations
  • Development of tools and services for monitoring and quality assurance of Volunteered Geographic Information
  • Improving Collaboration of volunteers and professional humanitarian organisations by providing innovative tools and services

Cooperations and Partners

Selected References GIScience Heidelberg


Further Projects - Publications - PhD Thesis

Further Information

News
08.03.2022 07:20
Where to map in OpenStreetMap next? Experiences from Mozambique, India, and Tonga

OpenStreetMap (OSM) has been intensively used to support humanitarian aid activities, especially in the Global South. Its data availability in the Global South has been greatly improved via recent humanitarian mapping campaigns and due to the efforts of local communities. However, large rural areas are still incompletely mapped. The timely provision of map data is [...]

09.12.2021 13:48
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 auch der Vor-Ort-Kenntnisse [...]

22.10.2021 13:23
2021 Volcanic Eruption in La Palma (Spain) continues - Explore the temporal changes of the Lava Field in OpenStreetMap on ohsomeHeX

On the 19th of September 2021 a volcanic eruption on the Canary Island of La Palma started. Since then the resulting lava field is constantly growing and continues its destructive expansion. According to an article in the spanish newspaper El Pais, after one month of eruptions - till 19th of Oktober 2021- [...]

22.07.2021 10:06
Routenplanung im Überflutungsgebiet: openrouteservice nutzt Copernicus EMS Flut-Daten in spezieller Lösung

Die aktuelle Flut in Deutschland hat zahlreiche Straßen in den betroffenen Gebieten zerstört oder temporär unpassierbar gemacht. HeiGIT arbeitet an freien und offenen, auf Geodaten-basierten Lösungen für die humanitäre Hilfe. Hierzu zählen insbesondere Routenplanung unter Berücksichtigung aktueller Katastrophendaten wie z.B. Überflutungsgebiete und zerstörter [...]

09.06.2021 08:37
GIScience and HeiGIT contributions to AGILE 2021 conference

The AGILE 2021 conference is taking place this week. It is the the 24rd AGILE conference on GIScience. AGILE is the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe and the 2021 conference is for the first time held as a virtual conference. As in earlier years GIScience Heidelberg and HeiGIT are contributing to the conference with several [...]

12.03.2021 11:28
Flood Impact Assessment on Road Network and Healthcare Access at the example of Jakarta, Indonesia

Extreme natural events create catastrophic situations for cities and their populations. Due to climate change and anthropogenic activities, the number and intensity of these events has steadily increased at the global scale. Floods are the most common natural disaster worldwide, responsible for economic, social and life losses. Low-income countries have a death rate 23 times [...]

08.07.2020 15:21
Einführung in OpenStreetMap und humanitäres Mapping bei der AGIT 2020

HeiGIT unterstützt Workshops zu OpenStreetMap und humanitärem Mapping auf der AGIT 2020 In dieser Woche findet die jährliche AGIT-Konferenz und das parallele GI Forum statt. Während die Konferenz bereits seit mehr als 30 Jahren erfolgreich Vertreter aus Wissenschaft, angewandter Forschung und Wirtschaft nach Salzburg brachte, musste aufgrund der Corona Situation zum ersten Mal auf eine virtuelle [...]

22.04.2020 21:14
Virtual Semester Start Mapathon “Humanitarian help and climate change” by disastermappers Heidelberg

Dear disastermapping enthusiasts, The disastermappers heidelberg series of events “Open Data & the Sustainable Development Goals” begins right on time for the start of the upcoming summer semester. With these events the disastermappers raise awareness for the importance of freely available geographical data and their relevance for current social, ecological and economic challenges. In cooperation with many great [...]

27.01.2020 09:27
Today: Talk on the use of geoinformatics at the German Red Cross

We are happy to invited to the presentations in the GIScience HD colloquium today. Everybody interested is invited to join the presentations and the discussion afterwards. The use of geoinformatics at the German Red Cross Katharina Lorenz, DRK e.V. ‑ Generalsekretariat, Berlin - Date: Mon, January 27, 2.15 pm - Place: Lecture Hall (room 015), Im Neuenheimer Feld 348, [...]

15.01.2020 17:39
Disaster monitoring with Openrouteservice, example from UN Pulse Lab Jarkarta

Recently the UN Pulse Lab Jakarta has developed a disaster monitoring WebApp called the MIND/DisasterMon platform. According to UN Pulse Lab the objective of the MIND/DisasterMon platform is to try to answer questions related to Disaster Monitoring and emergency response by looking into various sources of data and information from open data platform and social media. The [...]

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