Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis (GIVA)

The GIVA group is responsible for teaching and research in geographic information science at the GIScience Center of the Department of Geography, together with the GIS and Geocomputation groups.

GIVA Mission

Discover and teach new insights on how to creatively design geographic information displays that encourage healthy engagements with the world.

Our Vision

Smart geographic information displays that offer equitable access to knowledge, are engaging to use, and empower all citizens to live a healthy and environmentally sustainable life, in a diverse, democratic, and mobile digital information society.

More on our research interests...

We develop adaptive visualizations of geographically relevant information for mobile, digital citizens
Emotions in New York City tweets during Covid-19
Flu in canton Bern, July 1918 - December 1919
Assessing the effectiveness of pedestrian navigation assistant systems
Dynamically changing map design based on neurofeedback and user emotions

News

  • Tappigraphy: continuous ambulatory assessment and analysis of in-situ map app use behaviour​​​​
    Journal of Location Based Services

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  • Virtual Reality as a Tool for Political Decision-Making? An Empirical Study on the Power of Immersive Images on Voting Behavior
    Frontiers in Communication

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  • Opportunities and challenges of using social media big data to assess mental health consequences of the COVID‑19 crisis and future major events
    Discover Mental Health

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  • An augmented reality study for public participation in urban planning
    Journal of Location Based Services

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  • Mental Health and Treatment Considerations for Urban Populations

    Comprehensive Clinical Psychology (2nd Edition), Volume 9, 2022, Pages 291-303

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  • Small Area Variation of Adherence to Clinical Recommendations: An Example from Switzerland
    SAGE
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  • Detecting Suicide Ideation in the Era of Social Media: The Population Neuroscience Perspective
    Front. Psychiatry
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  • Ethical issues of collecting, storing, and analyzing geo-referenced tweets for mental health research
    Digital Health
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  • Adapting mobile map application designs to map use context: a review and call for action on potential future research themes
    Cartography and Geographic Information Science​​​​​​​
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  • Take that Flood: Does your Perspective Matter?
    Abstracts of the International Cartographic Association 2021, International Cartographic Conference, Dec. 14-18, 20201, Florence, Italy,

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