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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
28.11.2018 11:46
New OpenRouteService API playground

After the release of the new OpenRouteService dashboard the team has worked on a new interactive API documentation application named API Playground , that allows the users to explore all the OpenRouteService API services, parameters and responses in an intuitive and easy way. It is possible run requests, see the response in a map, table [...]

15.11.2018 19:42
Over 50 Open Source GIScience Repositories on GitHub

The GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University and the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) are happy to share the their GIScience github repository contains now already over 50 open source repositories and it’s still growing. These contain results from several research projects and in particular also some very active long term activities. Most of the tools [...]

12.11.2018 16:58
How much do you know about Wheelmap?

Within the European FP7 project “CAP4Access“, we studied the usage of crowdsourced geographic information (and more specifically OpenStreetMap data) for improving accessibility in selected European regions. This 3 year research study led to several implementations and extensions of Open Source GI solutions with respect to OSM data quality assessment as well as wheelchair routing and [...]

08.11.2018 14:16
GeOnG Conference 2018: Workshop Materials and Slides

After the successful GeOnG conference 2018 in chambery we want to thank the organizers and all participants. We contributed in several ways, as already highlighed in our previous blogpost. Now, we also want to share our slides and workshop material with everyone interested. Round table discussion: Machine Learning, AI & satellite imagery: what impact on humanitarian mapping: [...]

07.11.2018 13:15
Generating Customized Pleasant Pedestrian Routes Based on OpenStreetMap Data

In a newly published open access paper, we present a system that generates customized pedestrian routes entirely based on data from OpenStreetMap (OSM). The system enables users to define to what extent they would like the route to have green areas (e.g., parks, squares, trees), social places (e.g., cafes, restaurants, shops) and quieter streets (i.e., [...]

15.10.2018 19:56
Visit Openrouteservice this week at INTERGEO 2018 in Frankfurt at the BKG booth

We are happy to announce that we are going to be part of INTERGEO 2018 in Frankfurt this week on October 16.-18. This event being the “global hub of the geospatial community” has quite something to offer with hundreds and hundreds of innovative companies showcasing their products and visions. We are joining up with the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy [...]

08.10.2018 08:57
openrouteservice elevation goes farther north than ever before

Last week we have been upgrading the openrouteservice, and with that has come the ability to include elevation information in routing pretty much anywhere on the globe (sorry people on Antarctica, but we don’t have routing for you just yet). So if you want to know the elevation and steepness of your drive from Svalbard [...]

02.10.2018 16:41
Jupyter Notebook: Combining Twitter Data and OpenRouteService Directions API

In the case of a disaster fast response is important and life saving. Information on blocked streets is crucial, but a the same time this infornations needs to be considered by routing engines in real-time. However, many routing engines use street network data which is at best updated once a week [...]

29.09.2018 12:48
MeinGrün - project proposal approved (mFund BMVI)

Informationen und Navigation zu urbanen Grünflächen in Städten – meinGrün Neues mFund Kooperations-Projekt meinGrün wird vom BMVI gefoerdert. Problemstellung Um in Städten trotz Wachstum und Nachverdichtung eine hohe Lebensqualität zu sichern, spielen Grünflächen eine essentielle Rolle, da sie sich positiv auf Stadtklima und Biodiversität auswirken und als Orte der Naturerfahrung und Entspannung dienen. Bürgerinnen und Bürger sollten daher [...]

05.09.2018 08:54
Freiwilligentag 2018 – Aufruf zur Teilnahme an der „Routenplaner-Erfassungsrallye“ der Stadt Heidelberg am 15.09.

Wie komme ich als Rollstuhlfahrerin oder Rollstuhlfahrer am besten vom Bismarckplatz zum Rathaus? Welche Wege ohne Hindernisse können Eltern mit Kinderwagen nutzen? Helfen soll dabei ein neuer Routenplaner der Stadt Heidelberg. Der Routenplaner basiert auf dem OpenRouteService der Abteilung Geoinformatik der Universität Heidelberg und wurde in einem gemeinsamen vom Ministerium für Inneres, Digitalisierung und Migration Baden-Württemberg geförderten [...]

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