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Navigation Intelligence & Location Based Services

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

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
18.06.2024 14:58
Use Case: ORS for Modeling Health and Well-Being

Open-source tools that incorporate open geospatial data, such as openrouteservice (ORS), prove to be beneficial for both academic research and practical applications. These tools enable researchers to pursue innovative approaches aimed at addressing complex societal challenges and beyond. A great illustration of this is presented in the journal paper titled “Modeling health and well-being measures […]

11.06.2024 19:11
Enhancements in the QGIS Plugin for openrouteservice

The openrouteservice (ORS) QGIS plugin continues to evolve, bringing a suite of new features, improvements, and fixes that enhance its functionality and user experience. This update incorporates significant changes that will benefit users working on diverse geospatial projects. In this post, we highlight the key updates in the latest version of the ORS QGIS plugin. […]

25.03.2024 15:59
HeiGIT at FOSSGIS 2024

We’re proud to share our recent conference experience with you! Our HeiGIT Product Owners for Big Data and Smart Mobility, Benjamin Herfort and Julian Psotta, had the privilege of attending the FOSSGIS 2024 conference, where they contributed valuable insights and expertise. The results of an exciting six years of joint work and shared projects between HeiGIT and the Federal Agency for Cartography […]

21.03.2024 16:50
Introducing openrouteservice version 8.0 — A dedication to Wilfried Juling

We’re thrilled to announce the release of openrouteservice (ors) version 8.0, designated “Wilfried”, as a tribute to Prof. Dr. Wilfried Juling, whose steady support and advice fundamentally shaped the growth and success of HeiGIT since its beginning. With countless hours and dedication poured into development and innovation, we’re excited to present a rich set of […]

24.01.2024 14:29
Spotlight on HeiGIT’s FOSSGIS 2024 Presentations

We’re thrilled to share some exciting news – our colleagues Julian Psotta and Benjamin Herfort are set to deliver talks at FOSSGIS 2024 in Hamburg, Germany! Julian Psotta will be presenting the openrouteservice project together with the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG). Their joint talk “From openrouteservice to RoutingPlus – Insights into a […]

18.01.2024 15:45
GeoPrompt – Revolutionizing Navigation and Beyond: HeiGIT’s Innovative Web Application Powered by ChatGPT

Introduction In an era where technology continuously reshapes our world, the fusion of artificial intelligence and geospatial data offers exciting possibilities. HeiGIT (Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology), a pioneering research organization, has unveiled a novel web application that not only simplifies navigation but also empowers users to access a wealth of location-based data. This proof-of-concept […]

13.10.2023 12:36
Today is the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction!

Did you know that October 13th is the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR)? Since 1989, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction promotes a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction on this day and encourages the community to share their events, promotions and ideas regarding disaster risk reduction. Under this year’s […]

07.09.2023 12:55
Expanding Disaster Management Capabilities with openrouteservice

In the context of disaster management, time is of the essence. Quick and accurate response can make all the difference in saving lives and mitigating damage. That’s why the openrouteservice (ORS) for Disaster Management is taking a step forward by expanding its coverage to larger areas. This upgrade is set to improve the possibilities of […]

13.02.2023 15:22
Disaster openrouteservice to support the current response efforts to the Türkiye/Syria earthquake

On February 6, a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck southern Türkiye at 4:17 a.m. This is Türkiye’s most powerful earthquake recorded since 1939. The Government of Türkiye has since issued a Level 4 alarm, calling for international assistance. The quake also heavily impacted north-west Syria, a region where 4.1 million people depend on humanitarian assistance already […]

09.09.2022 15:02
Open Healthcare Access Map Update and HDX

Last year we started the Open Healthcare Access Map.  Initially, only a few countries and later on continents were featured. Today, we are pleased to announce that we are releasing a number of previously missing countries, achieving global coverage. The Open Healthcare Access Map uses healthcare facilities extracted from OpenStreetMap, the isochrone method from openrouteservice […]

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