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Geofabrik GmbH

At Geofabrik – German for "geo factory" –, they extract, select, and process free geodata for everyone. They create shape files, maps, map tiles and full-blown web mapping solutions. They offer free OpenStreetMap Shapefiles updated everyday on a download server.

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https://www.geofabrik.de/en/index.html

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Geographic Institute Heidelberg University

The GIScience Research Group of the Geographic Institute is engaged in innovative basic and applied research at the interface between geography and the computational sciences.

Through the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT gGmbH) at Heidelberg University, they translate their research work into practical solutions.

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https://www.geog.uni-heidelberg.de/gis/index_en.html

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FOSSGIS-Conference

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The FOSSGIS Conference is a major conference for Free and Open Source Software Geo-Software and OpenStreetMap.

The FOSSGIS Conference 2018 is organized by the non-profit FOSSGIS e. V. and the OpenStreetMap Community with support from the University of Bonn.

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21/03/2018 to 24/03/2018

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Wed, 03/01/2018

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University of Bonn

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  • Germany

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German

Hootenanny, new software to enhance crowdsourced mapping

The new toolkit Hootenanny is based on the open architecture of OpenStreetMap (Image: OpenStreetMap)

The US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and DigitalGlobe have jointly released Hootenanny, a new open source project to enhance the way crowdsourced mapping influence geospatial big data analytics.

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Mon, 20/07/2015 - 10:36

ADB to train officials in Philippines and Bangladesh on satellite-based tools

Damages caused by Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines in 2013 (Image: Eoghan Rice - Trócaire / Caritas)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will train government and community officials as well as volunteers in the Philippines and Bangladesh in the use of satellite-based tools to face natural disasters.

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Fri, 24/04/2015 - 09:44

Missing Maps Project: Mapping the most vulnerable places in the world

Red Cross members Use OpenStreetMap After Typhoon Haiyan in the Philliphines

On 4 November 2014 the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) in collaboration with Doctors Without Borders UK and the American and British Red Cross announced the opening of the Missing Maps Project.

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Thu, 13/11/2014 - 08:56

Crowdsource Mapping: HOT reboots OpenAerialMap project

Visualization of the OpenAerialMap concept

In 2007, the crowdsource mapping community OpenStreetMap launched a project called "OpenAerialMap" (OAM). Due to several challenges, such as scaling the hosting and licensing, the project was shot down after a year. Now, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) launched a new attempt of the project.

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Wed, 09/07/2014 - 10:35

Relief efforts in Philippines: satellite data used for crowdsource mapping

Relief workers continue struggling to reach some of the most devastated regions

More than 900 volunteers are helping in the recovery efforts in Philippines by collaborating on online maps, through the OpenStreetMap network. The method uses

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Wed, 27/11/2013 - 10:02

HOT: Demonstrating the usefulness of spatial data to partners

For UN-SPIDER's work, one of the core challenges is to demonstrate the usefulness and effectiveness of space-based information when dealing with partners who are not yet involved in the use of such data and therefore not familiar with its applications.

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Wed, 20/02/2013 - 11:53

UN-SPIDER Newsletter 2/12: Crowdsource Mapping

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Tue, 02/10/2012
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Crowdsource Mapping aims at an improved disaster management: The idea is to collect

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UN-SPIDER Newsletter on Crowdsource Mapping

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