Research at the Lab for Geoinformatics and Geovisualization (g2lab) is guided by the following ideas:
.. visualizing spatio-temporal data enables understanding of complex problems and decision making
.. applying task-oriented approaches generates effective and efficient visualizations
.. modeling and communicating uncertainties makes decisions more certain

Latest News

Successful PhD candidate: Bonan Wei


Bonan Wei successfully finished his dissertation entitled "Adpation of the zoom-level in mobile maps for self-localisation purposes"
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New project: TOVIP


g2lab works on a new DFG project named "Improvement of task-oriented visual interpretation of VGI point data" within the DFG Priority program 1894.
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New project: PaKOMM

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g2lab leads the joined project "Partizipation - Kollaborativ und multimedial", together with CSL (HCU) and HAW, funded by the City of Hamburg
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Ongoing project: FAIR


g2lab has received funding from the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) for a project within the mFUND-program dealing with geo-processing and visualization of weather data.
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Latest publications


Schiewe, J. (2019): Empirical studies on the visual perception of spatial patterns in choropleth maps. ask-Oriented Visualization Approaches for Landscape and Urban Change Analysis. KN - Journal of Cartography and Geographic Information, 69(3) - accepted.

Schlegel, I. (2019): Empirical Study for a Deployment of a Methodology for Improving the Comparability Between Historical and Current Maps. KN - Journal of Cartography and Geographic Information, 69(2): 121-130.

Knura, M. (2019): Agent Based Simulation of Pedestrian Movement in Urban Environments. Proceedings of the 22th AGILE Conference on Geoinformation Science.

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The Remarkable Map

Die Bemerkenswerte Karte ("The Remarkable Map") is a blog that is coordinated and shaped by Anita Graser (Austrian Institute of Technology), Dennis Edler (Ruhr-University Bochum), Friedrich Hartmann (HERE) and Johannes Kröger (g2lab).

In the media

A video recording of an interview with Jochen Schiewe on current trends in Cartography - on the occasion of INTERGEO 2019
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Book 'Geoinformatik'

Textbook "Geoinformatik"

The textbook on "Geoinformatik" (in German), written by Jochen Schiewe in co-operation with Manfred Ehlers (University of Osnabrück) is still available.
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