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

Establishing the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology

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

core funded by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung

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The project to establish a Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) is part of the GIScience Research Group at the Department of Geography, Heidelberg University. The objective is to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and technology from academia to practical applications and professional services. The focus lays on the analysis, refinement, enrichment and usage of big spatial data from the crowd for innovative applications and services.

We focus initially on three areas:

  • Big Spatial Data Analytics,
  • Navigation Intelligence and Location Based Services and
  • Innovative Services for Disaster Management.

Big Spatial Data Analytics Navigation Intelligence & Location Based Services
Analyses, Quality Assurance, Refinement and Utilisation of Crowdsourced Geographic Information from the Web using Data Mining and Geocomputation

Services and References
Innovative Traffic- and Mobility Solutions, Routing- and Navigation Services based on enhanced data from different sources including OpenStreetMap and the Social Web.

Services and References

Disaster Mapping – VGI for Humanitarian Support
Supporting humanitarian activities by developing up-to-date disaster maps and providing innovative GI services during catastrophes and for mitigating risk.

Services and References

Recent News:

25.01.2022 08:16
Adjunct professor title awarded to HeiGIT team member Sven Lautenbach

Heidelberg University has awarded the title adjunct professor (außerplanmäßiger Professor) to HeiGIT member Dr. Sven Lautenbach. As a member of the faculty of chemistry and geosciences he is allowed (and obligated) to lecture and conduct examinations and has the right to supervise doctoral theses. The award highlights the strong and successful cooperation between HeiGIT and [...]

20.01.2022 12:10
A basic guide to OSM data filtering

Working with OpenStreetMap data is an exciting topic that often reveals astonishing insights. The free and open nature of the project allows a plethora of analyses topics. We at HeiGIT often concentrate on global quantitative analyses and visualisations powered by the ohsome framework. But our tools also enable you to gain more detailed, multifaceted or [...]

12.01.2022 11:17
How to become ohsome part 11 - counting contributions

Hello and welcome back to the How to become ohsome-blog series! We hope the new year started off well for you! If you’re new to the series, you should read our other posts in the series, as well as the posts in our ohsome Region of the month series, like this one. As already mentioned in part one of the contributions blog [...]

11.01.2022 21:19
Job Opportunity: International Public Relations Manager; Science Communication & International Outreach at HeiGIT, Heidelberg

Job advertisement HeiGIT gGmbH You want to work for the benefit of society and the environment? HeiGIT wants to improve the availability and quality of geospatial data and further develop geoinformation technologies used for open, non-profit applications in the field of sustainability, mobility and humanitarian aid. Help us to reach these goals with your know-how and [...]

04.01.2022 10:38
Job Offer: Senior Science Manager — Innovation & Research Manager GIScience (m, f, d), 100%, permanent

Du willst Deine Management- und Forschungsexpertise zum Wohle der Gesellschaft und Umwelt einsetzen? Du willst HeiGIT dabei unterstützen die Verfügbarkeit und Qualität von Geodaten zu verbessern und Geoinformatik-Methoden weiterzuentwickeln, die für offene, gemeinnützige Anwendungen im Bereich Nachhaltigkeit, Mobilität und humanitäre Hilfe eingesetzt werden? Das ist unsere Mission! Die HeiGIT gGmbH ist ein forschungsorientiertes, gemeinnütziges Start-up mit [...]

03.01.2022 10:07
Job Offer: “Lead: Geo Machine Learning for Good” Senior Spatial Data Science Expert (m, f, d) 100% permanent, HeiGIT gGmbH

Job advertisement HeiGIT gGmbH Do you want to use your machine learning expertise for the benefit of society and the environment? Do you want to improve the availability and quality of geospatial data and further develop geoinformatics methods used for open, non-profit applications in the field of sustainability, mobility and humanitarian aid? That’s our mission too! HeiGIT [...]

27.12.2021 10:25
We are Hiring! Several new GIScience Jobs in sight in Heidelberg at HeiGIT

You are interested in contributing to research and development to support decision making in the field of sustainability, mobility and humanitarian aid? You want to achieve a better society and environment by improving open geoinformation and geoinformation technology? Help us to accomplish this through open geoinformation, open methods, open software and close collaboration with our [...]

23.12.2021 13:41
How to become ohsome part 10 - ohsome holiday contributions

Welcome back to our blog post series How to become ohsome, where you get short and simple explanations on how you can become ohsome yourself! This time, it’s all about our new endpoints, which enable you to track which contributions have been made with respect to a pre-defined region and time period. To explain the usage of the [...]

22.12.2021 18:22
Holiday Greetings from HeiGIT and GIScience Heidelberg

While 2021 hasn’t been an easy year, we still managed to accomplish a lot! Thank you for your continued support, your contributions, and your interest in our work. The team at HeiGIT and GIScience Heidelberg wishes you and your friends and family a Merry Christmas and restful holidays! Despite the circumstances, we hope that you get [...]

20.12.2021 19:33
OpenRouteService for disaster management instance for the Philippines after Typhoon Rai

Just a couple of days ago, on December 16th, large area of the Philippines were hit by Typhoon Rai (local name Odette). The typhoon not only caused vast destruction but also hit many of the communities that already suffered most since the outbreak of COVID-19 (also see Emergency Appeal IFRC). In order to provide [...]

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