The Lab for Geoinformatics and Geovisualization (g2lab) is responsible for coordinating the relevant education within the Bachelor and Master programs in Geomatics at the HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU), and for fostering research and development in this field. Researchers from various disciplines are working together dedicated to topics like modeling and visualization of uncertainties, usability of maps, or Geovisual Analytics.
3D "dive through" the Elbe for Multimedia special
g2lab as deleoped several animations and videos showing the river bed of the Elbe which have been presented in a multimedia special of the news magazine WELT. more information
New project: Finding Places Hamburg
g2lab is involved in the HCU City Science Lab,
a co-operation with MIT Boston
as well as in the project Finding Places for
searching and evaluating living space for refugees in Hamburg.
The paper “Preserving attribute value differences of
neighboring regions in classified choropleth maps” by Jochen
Schiewe was published in the International Journal of Cartography.
The paper “Die Kombination von geographischen Daten
verschiedener Bezugsräume mittels
Flächeninterpolation – Methoden für
Datenjournalisten und Datenjournalistinnen“ by Beate Tomio,
Jochen Schiewe and Julius Tröger was published in the
Henry Johns Award
Our paper "How to Assess Visual Communication of Uncertainty?
Systematic Review of Geospatial Uncertainty Visualisation User Studies"
(authors: Christoph Kinkeldey, Alan MacEachren & Jochen
has been recognized with the “Henry Johns Award”
most outstanding paper published in The Cartographic Journal
New project funded by VolkswagenStiftung
g2lab has received funding by VolkswagenStiftung for the
"Combining data of different spatial granularity (CoGran)" which will
be conducted together with Julius Tröger (Berliner
The Remarkable Map
The "Remarkable Map" is a blog (in German) that is
shaped by Johannes Kröger and Beate Weninger from g2lab.
In the media
A video recording of a presentation given by Jochen Schiewe on
uncertainty in media maps (October 22, 2015) - starting at minute 3:40
A radio interview with Beate Weninger, Jochen Schiewe
Kröger on sound and color in maps - broadcasted
on NDR Info
(August 23, 2013)
A radio interview with Jochen Schiewe on uncertainty
and trust in maps - broadcasted on Deutschlandfunk (August 29,
A radio interview with Jochen Schiewe and Johannes
maps that help people with color vision deficiency - broadcasted on
Deutschlandfunk (September 30, 2013)
The textbook on "Geoinformatik" (in German), written
Schiewe in co-operation with Manfred Ehlers (University of
Osnabrück) is still available.