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

  • 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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  • Choose your own route!

    A new navigation system lets pedestrians decide for themselves which route to take in a given area. In this way, they can better acquire spatial knowledge and have a lot of fun during navigation

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  • Utilizing Deep Learning in Map Generalization
    Robert Weibel (PI), Cheng Fu (Co-PI), Zhiyong Zhou (postdoc)

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  • We are happy to welcome three new PhD students to our team:

    Han Changyu
    Georgescu Alexandra
    Hirschhofer Simon

     

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  • Predicting individuals' car accident risk by trajectory, driving events, and geographical context
    Computers, Environment and Urban Systems
    https://doi.org/

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  • HiVG: A hierarchical indoor visibility-based graph for navigation guidance in multi-storey buildings
    Environment and Urban Systems, 93:101751
    https://doi.org/

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  • Recognition of group patterns in geological maps by building similarity networks
    Geocarto International, 37(2):607-626
    https://doi.org/

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