OpenMapSurfer Roads
GIScience Research Group, Institute of Geography, University of Heidelberg
Map Data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Data Source(s)

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

https://www.openstreetmap.org

Description

OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over the world. OpenStreetMap emphasizes local knowledge. Contributors use aerial imagery, GPS devices, and low-tech field maps to verify that OSM is accurate and up to date. OpenStreetMap’s community is diverse, passionate, and growing every day. Our contributors include enthusiast mappers, GIS professionals, engineers running the OSM servers, humanitarians mapping disaster-affected areas, and many more. 

As part of the Institute of Geography, the GIScience Research Group is engaged in innovative basic and applied research at the interface between geography and the computational sciences. We thereby focus on the investigation of user-generated geographical content (VGI, Crowdsourcing, Citizen Science), for which we develop innovative methods and analytical approaches. More specifically, our thematic focuses are on volunteered geographic information (VGI), big spatial data analytics, smart mobility and humanitarian aid, such as disaster management.

Credits

OpenStreetMap powers map data on thousands of web sites, mobile apps, and hardware devices. https://www.openstreetmap.org/about

GIScience Research Group, Institute of Geography, University of Heidelberg https://www.geog.uni-heidelberg.de/gis/index_en.html

Access/Use Constraints

OpenStreetMap® is open data, licensed under the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL) by the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF). You are free to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt our data, as long as you credit OpenStreetMap and its contributors. If you alter or build upon our data, you may distribute the result only under the same licence. The full legal code explains your rights and responsibilities.The cartography in our map tiles, and our documentation, are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license (CC BY-SA).

Contact Information

https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Contact

GIScience Research Group, Institute of Geography, Im Neuenheimer Feld 368, 69120 Heidelberg Germany

Distribution Liability

https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Terms_of_Use

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