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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
24.09.2020 13:33
Improved Isochrone Calculation released in openrouteservice v6.3.0

With the release of openrouteservice v6.3.0 at HeiGIT, we are presenting a new and improved speed-up technique that makes it possible to calculate much larger isochrones than with the existing algorithm. An isochrone is an area on the map that can be reached from a starting point within a time or distance limit specified by [...]

08.09.2020 14:43
Disy integriert openrouteservice in Cadenza

Das Karlsruher Softwareunternehmen Disy Informationssysteme GmbH stellt die neue Version der Data-Analytics-, Reporting- und GIS-Plattform “Cadenza” vor. Die Erweiterung der Analytics-Funktionalitäten mit der Bereitstellung einer integrierten Routingfunktion und der POI-Suche sind zwei der wesentlichen Neuerungen. Realisiert wurde das Routing in Cadenza, in dem für die Streckenberechnungen eine Anbindung für den Openrouteservice (ORS), der von der HeiGIT [...]

28.08.2020 15:58
Long Distance Bike and Foot Routing With Restrictions released in ORS Version 6.2.1

After the latest update of openrouteservice to v6.2.1, we are pleased to announce that it is now possible to calculate long distance routes using all bike and pedestrian profiles whilst taking into account of restrictions such as avoiding ferries. Previously, this super fast routing was only available with the car and HGV profiles, but after [...]

12.08.2020 14:51
Setting maximum speed is back in openrouteservice

Recently openrouteservice has been updated to version 6.2 which has brought some pretty useful features to OSM-based routing. One of the main “new” features is the re-introducing of the maximum_speed parameter where users can set the maximum speed their vehicle can travel at. Though this feature was available in the past, due to implementing new [...]

10.08.2020 12:45
A revamped ORS map client to celebrate the 16th OpenStreetMap anniversary

#OpenStreetMap is turning 16! Happy Birthday from the HeiGIT team. After 16 years OSM is a reference of collaborative work and how we can give our best to create and maintain global, free and multipurpose projects that bring benefits to all. As part of this ecosystem we are continuously working to offer services and solutions that [...]

31.07.2020 17:14
Do you need a shady route because it is too hot?

IT IS REALLY HOT! Again! So it seems, we need to repeat an updated version of a Blogpost from exactly one year ago: You are looking for a more shady pedestrian route through the urban jungle? You might then prefer some routes that go through public green spaces with shady trees and bushes. Thank goodness we are working on [...]

29.07.2020 15:07
Karlsruhe relies on openrouteservice - ESRI client plugin developed

Since some time the City of Karlsruhe uses the API of Openrouteservice (ORS) by HeiGIT for routing of pedestrians, bicycles and cars in the new online city plan and the citizen GIS app for the general public, i.e. the citizens and visitors of Karlsruhe. You can use it here: https://geoportal.karlsruhe.de/stadtplan https://geoportal.karlsruhe.de/buergergis The specific client developed by the Liegenschaftsamt, city [...]

15.07.2020 14:08
Quiet route planning for pedestrians in traffic noise polluted environments

#Noise #pollution is one of the main stressors in urban environments, having negative impacts on people’s quality of life and health. For some groups of citizens, such as school children, patients, and elders, there is a need to support them in finding pedestrian routes in noise polluted areas of cities. In a new paper, we [...]

03.07.2020 12:04
meinGrün Schnitzeljagd in Heidelberg gestartet

Wo befindet sich dieser Spielplatz in Heidelberg? Wie komme ich zum nächst gelegenden Park und das möglichst auf einer Route mit viel Grün oder wenig Lärm? Wer das herausfinden möchte, sollte an der meinGrün Schnitzeljagd teilnehmen. Nachdem die Schnitzeljagd in Dresden bereits seit zwei Wochen läuft, können nun auch die HeidelbergerInnen zu Fuß [...]

01.07.2020 17:32
HeiGIT gGmbH is One Year Old Today!

Today (1st July 2020) marks the first birthday of HeiGIT gGmbH! Over this first year, HeiGIT, the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology at Heidelberg University has been involved a large number of events, projects, publications, and press coverage. Founded on the 1st July 2019, HeiGIT is a non-for-profit organisation receiving core-funding [...]

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