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Quantifying space, understanding minds

We have a new paper out in the Journal of Spatial Information Science (JOSIS). In this paper, we present a visual summary approach that allows to easily contrast and compare literature in the multi-disciplinary domain of research comparing (formal) spatial … Continue reading

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An automatic method for scoring the positional likelihood of POIs in OSM

Alireza Kashian’s work on automatically assessing the likelihood that a point of interest (category) will be located at a selected location in a city has been accepted at the ISPRS International Symposium on Spatial Data Quality in Wuhan, China. The paper … Continue reading

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Identifying Landmark Candidates Beyond Toy Examples

My recent paper ‘Identifying Landmark Candidates Beyond Toy Examples‘ to be published in the journal KI – Künstliche Intelligenz has just appeared online. You can read it here. And since it is published as Open Access, you can also happily … Continue reading

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Postdoc Opportunities at Umeå University (and with me)

Umeå University makes a massive effort on autonomous systems for industry and society of the future, with eight postdoctoral stipends in eight separate subprojects. These stipends are funded by the Kempe Foundation, and will offer funding for a two-year postdoc … Continue reading

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SOCRATES

I have the pleasure of being a small part of a new ITN on Social Cognitive Robot Agents in the European Society (SOCRATES), coordinated here in Umeå by Thomas Hellström. SOCRATES is a training program for 15 PhD students, created to … Continue reading

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Indoor Wayfinding Tools

Springer just published ‘online-first’ a new Encyclopedia of GIS (edited by Shashi Shekhar, Hui Xiong, and Xun Zhou), covering a large range of topics from 3D to spatial statistics. I contributed an entry on Indoor Wayfinding Tools.

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Spatial Learning and Navigation Services

We have two short papers accepted for GIScience 2016 in Montreal, Canada. Both papers look at how the use of navigation services (negatively) influences the users’ acquisition of spatial knowledge and some conditions under which this detrimental effect may be … Continue reading

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Anxious? Mental rotation is a challenge? Find out how this interacts.

Our paper “Not all anxious individuals get lost: Trait anxiety and mental rotation ability interact to explain performance in map-based route learning in men” (breathe now) written by John C. Thoresen, Rebecca Francelet, Arzu Coltekin, myself, Sara I. Fabrikant, and Carmen … Continue reading

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Detecting faulty POIs in OSM

Our paper ‘Mining the Co-Existence of POIs in OpenStreetMap for Faulty Entry Detection‘, written by Alireza Kashian, myself, Abbas Rajabifard, and Yiqun Chen, has been accepted for the academic research stream ath this year’s Locate conference. The paper outlines Alireza’s … Continue reading

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More COSIT…

Our paper ‘Are We There Yet? Spatial Cognitive Engineering for Situated Human-Computer Interaction‘, authored by myself, Martin Tomko, and Arzu Coltekin, has been accepted for the workshop on Cognitive Engineering for Spatial Information Processes, which will be held with COSIT in … Continue reading

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