HOT and Heidelberg Institution for Geoinformation Technology Collaborations

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Aug, 9 2017

We’re pleased to announce we’ve recently formalised our partnership with the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) at GIScience Heidelberg University. HOT and HeiGIT share a common vision supporting humanitarian activities by developing up-to-date disaster maps and providing innovative GI services for humanitarian response, mitigating risk and economic development.


To date HOT and HeiGIT have worked together across a range of open mapping innovations, including:

Disaster OpenRouteService
MapSwipe Analytics
OSM History Analytics


Our formal collaboration will strengthen the way we work together across a range of technology and research projects going forward.


As a part of the HOT community, you can support the partnership by:

  • Following updates via HOT Newsletter or social media to know the latest about this project and others.

  • Holding a mapathon or teach others about mapping and mapping tools e.g. MapSwipe.

  • Joining the MapSwipe Working Group (email

  • Donating to HOT to support further technology development and mapping work through this collaboration.


We're very glad to be collaborating closer with HeiGIT. Join us in the work!