This website provides a collection of tools to support disaster management and humanitarian aid.

Tools and Services:

Critical Numbers

The Critical Numbers Tool fetches information from the HOT Tasking Manager API and generates a visualization of the mapping progress per project. You can filter by organization name and see whether projects have been validated as well.

OpenRouteService for Disaster Management

The OpenRouteService for Disaster Management provides an hourly updated routing service, which incorporates also the very lates edits in OpenStreetMap and supports post-disaster humanitarian logistics on the ground.

ohsome Dashboard for Nepal

The ohsome dashboard for Nepal analyses OpenStreetMap history data and allows detailed investigation of it's evolution and the detection of patterns over time.


PYBOSSA is the ultimate crowdsourcing framework to analyze or enrich data that can't be processed by machines alone. You can find several projets related to damage assessment or data validation at our instance.


The OpenFloodRiskMap supports municipalities in developing local flood emergency response plans with the aid of freely available spatial data from OpenStreetmapMap (OSM).

Further Information

You can find further information about the services HeiGIT is providing at and at our GitHub Repositories.


Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology
Department of Geography, Chair of GIScience
Heidelberg University, Germany

This work has kindly been supported by the Klaus Tschira Foundation (KTS) Heidelberg in the context of establishing the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT).