The GIScience Center is responsible for teaching and research in geographic information science within the Department of Geography.
Three of the thirteen groups of our department make up the GIScience Center: Geographic Information Visualization & Analysis (GIVA), Geocomputation (Geocomp) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Join cutting edge research @ GIVA
GIVA invites motivated researchers for applications for two doctoral and two post-doctoral research positions in the context of the ERC Advanced Project GeoViSense, lead by the GIVA group head and PI Sara Irina Fabrikant.
Master Thesis Questionnaire on the Visualization of Data Quality
Irene Johannsen, a geography student of Bonn University, Germany,
is writing her master thesis with GIVA. She is interested in the visualisation
of data quality in climate change maps. For that purpose she developed
an online questionnaire which addresses geographers and laypersons.
Feel free to participate (20 minutes). You’d make a Master’s student’s day!
EuroVis 2017 Conference
GIVA @ Urban Wayfinding and the Brain Conference 2017
Ismini E. Lokka and Annina Brügger presented their posters at the Urban Wayfinding and the Brain conference organized by the Royal Institute of Navigation, University College London and The Knowledge Transfer Network in London on June 14, 2017.
Visiting students from FHNW
Along with the other units in GIScience Center, we hosted an excursion for 19 Geomatics students from the Institute of Geomatics Engineering FHNW on 16th of May 2017. After an overview of the research activities in respective groups, we demonstrated our CAVE where students explored the lab as a visualization research environment.
With great pleasure we announce that Sara Maggi has successfully defended her PhD thesis on “Depicting Movement Data with Animations for Embodied and Real-Time Decision-Making: A User Study with Air Traffic Control Displays and Real-Time Movement Data”. Congratulations from the GIVA group!
VISDOM project update
GIVA received an SNF grant for an additional year for the VISDOM project, with Arzu Coltekin as the principle investigator (PI), Sara Fabrikant and Kai-Florian Richter as co-PIs, and Ismini-Eleni Lokka as the PhD candidate. You can find additional information on the project and a publication list on the following page: link
Academic visit at the University of Maynooth, Ireland
Gianluca Boo was invited for an academic visit at the National Centre for Geocomputation (NCG) University of Maynooth, Ireland. Together with Prof. Chris Brunsdon, the director of the centre, Gianluca worked on a manuscript titled “A robust investigation of spatial-non stationarity and scale effects in models of canine cancer incidence”.
GIVA @ International Cartographic Conference 2017
ThinkSpatial brownbag talk at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
André Bruggmann was invited to give a ThinkSpatial brownbag talk at the Center for Spatial Studies of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). In his talk titled „How Does GIScience Support Spatio-Temporal and Thematic Information Exploration in the Humanities“ he presented latest findings of his PhD project on how spatio-temporal and thematic information and interconnections implicitly stored in large online text archives in the humanities can be made explicit, and how this might help information seekers in the humanities learn and gain new insight into space, time, and theme. Find a detailed description of his talk here.
GIScience Conference 2016