Research Projects & Publications

The co-founders and affiliates of disastermappers heidelberg carry out research on disaster risk management, open geodata and disaster mapping.

Here you can find a list of research projects and publications:

HERFORT, B., ECKLE, M., ALBUQUERQUE, J. P., (2016): Being specific about geographic information crowdsourcing: a typology and analysis of the Missing Maps project in South Kivu. 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. ISCRAM 2016. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

ECKLE, M., HERFORT, B., ALBUQUERQUE, J.P., LEINER, R., WOLFF, R., JACOBS,  C., ZIPF, A. (2016): Leveraging OpenStreetMap to support flood risk management: A prototype decision support system for the identification of critical infrastructure. 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. ISCRAM 2016. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

ANHORN, J., HERFORT, B., ALBUQUERQUE, J. P., (2016): Crowdsourced Validation and Updating of Dynamic OSM Features: A Nepal Earthquake Case Study. 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. ISCRAM 2016. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

HERFORT, B., ECKLE, M., ALBUQUERQUE, J. P., ZIPF, A. (2015). Towards assessing the quality of volunteered geographic information from OpenStreetMap for identifying critical infrastructures. 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM). Kristiansand, Norway. [PDF]

ECKLE, M., ALBUQUERQUE, J. P. (2015). Quality Assessment of Remote Mapping in
OpenStreetMap for Disaster Management Purposes
. 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM). Kristiansand, Norway. [PDF]

ALBUQUERQUE, J. P., HERFORT, B. BRENNING, A., ZIPF, A. (2015). A Geographic Approach for Combining Social Media and Authoritative Data towards Identifying Useful Information for Disaster Management. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. DOI:10.1080/13658816.2014.996567. [PDF]

HERFORT, B., ALBUQUERQUE, J. P., SCHELHORN, S., ZIPF, A. (2014). Exploring the geographical relations between social media and flood phenomena to improve situational awareness: A study about the River Elbe Flood in June 2013. In 17th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science: Connecting a Digital Europe through Location and Place. [PDF]

SCHELHORN, S. J.; ALBUQUERQUE, J. P.; ZIPF, A.; LEINER, R.; HERFORT, B. (2014). Identifying Elements at Risk from OpenStreetMap: The Case of Flooding. In 11th International ISCRAM Conference – University Park, Pennsylvania, USA. [PDF]

HERFORT, B., ALBUQUERQUE, J. P., SCHELLHORN, S., ZIPF, A. (2014). Does the spatiotemporal distribution of flood-related tweets correspond to the spatiotemporal distribution of floods? A study about the River Elbe Flood in June 2013. In 11th International ISCRAM Conference – University Park, Pennsylvania, USA. [PDF]

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