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Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology
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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
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 [...]

13.01.2020 08:30
NASA uses Openrouteservice for study on disaster response times

According to a recent post by NASA, researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, calculated the time that could have been saved if ambulance drivers and other emergency responders had near-real-time information about flooded roads, using the 2011 Southeast Asian floods as a case study. This was the first NASA study to [...]

08.01.2020 13:58
Openrouteservice v6.0 - Ganymede

We are pleased to announce the latest release of openrouteservice - version 6.0 also known as Ganymede. The main changes in this release are nestled in the backend code itself and have been performed to update the core GraphHopper library to a newer version.That said, there are also some new features in the release including alternative [...]

27.11.2019 13:52
meinGrün Vorstellung auf geoActive Heidelberg

HeiGIT|GIScience HD beteiligt sich auch dieses Jahr am Fachaustausch geoActive (28.11.2019,  12.00 - 16.00 Uhr, halle02, Heidelberg) des GeoNet.MRN. In diesem Jahr werden wir als Teil des Open Space Konzeptes den aktuellen Stand der App meinGrün vorstellen und Informationen zu den Hintergründen des Projektes liefern. Das Projekt hat es sich als Ziel gesetzt, die Nutzung urbaner [...]

23.11.2019 11:46
GeoNet.MRN at Smart City Expo World Congress Barcelona 2019

Last week was the Smart City Expo World Congress 2019 took place in Barcelona. Our region geoinformation network GeoNet.MRN was there with a booth presenting the members of GeoNet.MRN, among others the GIScience Research Group / HeiGIT at Heidelberg University. We offer a range of technologies and services for building sustainable smart cities, esp. in the field [...]

31.10.2019 13:42
Winner of the 2019 Climathon Heidelberg

Over the last few days, Heidelberg’s first climathon event took place at EMBL, which was part of the global Climathon. The event ran from 25th-27th October 2019 with a 24 hour hackathon taking place on the 26th-27th. During the 24 hours developers, entrepreneurs, designers and students came together and worked as teams on 5 innovative [...]

21.10.2019 16:19
Einladung zum Beta Test der meinGrün App

Beim Konsortialtreffen letzte Woche haben wir die erste Beta Version der meinGrün App fertiggestellt. Jetzt benötigen wir Grünflächen-Enthusiasten, die mit uns zusammen die App testen, um sie weiter zu verbessern. Diesen Samstag findet unser erstes Test-Event statt: WO: Volkshochschule Heidelberg in der Cafeteria - Bergheimer Straße 76 WANN: diesen Samstag, 26.10.19 von 10:30 Uhr bis 13:00 Zum geplanten [...]

21.10.2019 16:01
2 Days left to Register for the 1st Climathon in Heidelberg am 26.-27. Oct 2019 am EMBL mit Unterstützung von HeiGIT/GIScience Heidelberg

only a 2 days left for Pre-Registration 1st Climathon in Heidelberg am 26.-27. Oct 2019 am EMBL mit Unterstützung von HeiGIT/GIScience Heidelberg We are happy to share that GIScience Heidelberg/HeiGIT participate in the 1st Climathon in Heidelberg on Sat/Sun 26.-27. Oct 2019 at EMBL Heidelberg with a challenge on the following topic: Boost bicycle usage through more attractive [...]

15.10.2019 19:44
Join us for the 1st Climathon in Heidelberg 26.-27. Oct 2019

We are happy to share that GIScience Heidelberg/HeiGIT participate in the 1st Climathon in Heidelberg on Sat/Sun 26.-27. Oct 2019 at EMBL Heidelberg with a challenge on the following topic: Boost bicycle usage through more attractive bicycle routes Identify factors that make a bike route attractive and develop a prototype estimating these factors to facilitate bike route [...]

13.10.2019 17:12
Tools for Disaster Risk Reduction by HeiGIT - Celebrating the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

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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