Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis

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Well-designed mobile, human responsive geographic information technology could improve the lives of millions mobile smart citizens who daily need to make time critical and societally relevant decisions on the go.

Our research lies at the interface of geographic information science, geographic information visualization/geovisual analytics, spatial cognition, and spatial epidemiology. We follow three research threads involving (1) spatio-temporal analytics of mobility and health, (2) the design and development of geographic information displays, and (3) their empirical evaluation, to support affective, effective, and efficient decision making and behavior.

Our aim is to deepen our knowledge of real, mental, and virtual worlds to find solutions for pressing societal needs and environmental problems of the mobile digital information society, increasingly living in densely populated urban areas.