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.
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 Kartographische Nachrichten.
Henry Johns Award
Our paper "How to Assess Visual Communication of Uncertainty? A
Systematic Review of Geospatial Uncertainty Visualisation User Studies"
(authors: Christoph Kinkeldey, Alan MacEachren & Jochen Schiewe)
has been recognized with the “Henry Johns Award” for the
most outstanding paper published in The Cartographic Journal in 2014.
New project funded by VolkswagenStiftung
g2lab has received funding by VolkswagenStiftung for the project on
"Combining data of different spatial granularity (CoGran)" which will
be conducted together with Julius Tröger (Berliner Morgenpost).
The Remarkable Map
The "Remarkable Map" is a blog (in German) that is co-ordinated and
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 and Johannes
Kröger on sound and color in maps - broadcasted on NDR Info
(August 23, 2013)
A radio interview with Jochen Schiewe on uncertainty information
and trust in maps - broadcasted on Deutschlandfunk (August 29, 2013)
A radio interview with Jochen Schiewe and Johannes Kröger on
maps that help people with color vision deficiency - broadcasted on
Deutschlandfunk (September 30, 2013)
The textbook on "Geoinformatik" (in German), written by Jochen
Schiewe in co-operation with Manfred Ehlers (University of
Osnabrück) is still available.