Geographic Information Systems

GIScience Center: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

GIScience Center is responsible for teaching and research in geographic information science within the Department of Geography. Three divisions of our department make up the GIScience Center:

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Geographic Information Visualization & Analysis (GIVA) 
GeoComputation (GeoComp)
 

News

  • Our PhD student Nico Neureiter, whose project was funded by the URPP Language and Space, has received the distinction award of the Faculty of Science of UZH for his thesis, entitled "Travelling with speakers through time and space: Spatio-temporal modelling of language change” 

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  • From 30 June - 1 July 2022, the DSI Community Mobility Research Workshop on "Mobility and Digitalization" organized by Hoda Allahbakhshi, Liudmila Zavolokina, and Anja Schulze took place in Maienfeld.

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  • Travelling with speakers through time and space: Spatio-temporal modelling of language change
    Celebrating the successful defense of the PhD thesis of Nico Neureiter, funded by the University Research Priority Program “Language and Space”.

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  • Hierarchical Modeling of Indoor Spaces: Towards Route Communication at Multiple Levels of Detail for Navigation in Buildings
    Huang, Ghent University / Weibel

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  • Detecting contact in language trees
    Want to find hidden contact in language history? A new paper by @NicoNeureiter et al. presents contacTrees, a phylogenetic model with horizontal transfer. 

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  • The dialect chain of the Timor-Alor-Pantar language family
    Language Dynamics and Change
    https://doi.org/

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  • Linguistic traits as heritable units? Spatial Bayesian clustering reveals Swiss German dialect regions
    Journal of Linguistic Geography
    https://doi.org/

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  • Eigenbehaviour as an Indicator of Cognitive Abilities
    Sensors
    https://doi.org/

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  • Gone with the wind? How small birds move to the wintering grounds

    To protect endangered migratory birds, we need to know their flight paths. But some birds are too small to carry a GPS tracker. By combining light, activity and wind measurements, their most likely route can be accurately estimated.

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  • Eun-Kyeong Kim, postdoc
    in our GIS Unit,
    has received funding from 
    the Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) 

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