Interfacing Indoor and Outdoor Spaces

We, aka Falko Schmid (U Bremen), Seng Loke (La Trobe U), Christoph Stahl (DFKI) and myself, will organize a workshop at this year’s GIScience conference on

IO-Spaces: Interfacing Indoor and Outdoor Spaces.

Here is the call for participation.

Workshop day is 23 September. The conference will be in Vienna, Austria.



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Funding for Developing a New Course

Sara Fabrikant and me received a grant from the Faculty of Science to develop a new seminar on ‘Lego Mindstorms als Vermittler der Prinzipien der Raumkognition’ (Understanding Principles of Spatial Cognition via Lego Mindstorms).

This endeavor will be funded through the MNF IIL program (Initiative Interaktives Lernen / Innovative Lernformen 2014). Expect to see some Lego bricks crawling through the department in the future…

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Open PhD position

We currently have an open position for a doctoral researcher (PhD candidate) in project VISDOM. The candidate will work in the areas of information-rich visualization environments, such as three-dimensional (3D) city models, digital globes, and geo-virtual reality applications (or related).

For further details see the job ad.

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Workshop: Advances in Spatial Information Science

Stephen Hirtle and I organize a workshop on Advances in Spatial Information Science at next year’s iConference, which will be at Humboldt University Berlin from 4 to 7 March, 2014.


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SNF Project Funded

We have won a project in this year’s SNF application round:

Vision to visualization: Improving computational and human performance with highly realistic three-dimensional geographic visualizations by means of biomimicry (VISDOM)

Arzu Coltekin is the lead investigator; Sara Fabrikant and me are a co-investigators.

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Poster at COSIT

I’ll be presenting a poster on some work Xiaofei Zheng did as his Master project under my supervision at this year’s Conference on Spatial Information Theory. We compared POI coverage in Melbourne of OpenStreetMap and the WhereIs route planner. Accordingly, the poster is entitled: A Comparative Study of POI Coverage between WhereIs and OpenStreetMap.

See you all in Scarborough!

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CEUS paper published

Our paper Granularity of Locations Referred to by Place Descriptions has now been published in Volume 41 of Computers, Environment and Urban Systems.

Time to write a new article…

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Another book chapter published

The book Advanced Location-Based Technologies and Services edited by Hasan A. Karimi has been published by CRC Press.

I have contributed a chapter to this book about How Using Location-Based Services Affects Our Understanding of Our Environment.

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AGILE paper published

Our paper The Impact of Classification Approaches on the Detection of Hierarchies in  Place Descriptions has been published in the AGILE conference proceedings that appeared in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography.

Daniela presented our work last week at the conference in Leuven, Belgium.

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IJGIS paper published

Our paper Locating place names from place descriptions has now been published in the International Journal of Geographical Information Science.

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