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.

Latest News

3D "dive through" the Elbe for Multimedia special

CSL

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

CSL

g2lab is involved in the HCU City Science Lab, a co-operation with MIT Boston more information, as well as in the project Finding Places for searching and evaluating living space for refugees in Hamburg.
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New publication

KNa

The paper “Preserving attribute value differences of neighboring regions in classified choropleth maps” by Jochen Schiewe was published in the International Journal of Cartography.
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New publication

KNa

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.
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Henry Johns Award

HJA

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.
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New project funded by VolkswagenStiftung

VW

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).
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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.
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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
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A radio interview with Beate Weninger, Jochen Schiewe and Johannes Kröger on sound and color in maps - broadcasted on NDR Info (August 23, 2013) 
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A radio interview with Jochen Schiewe on uncertainty information and trust in maps - broadcasted on Deutschlandfunk (August 29, 2013) 
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A radio interview with Jochen Schiewe and Johannes Kröger on maps that help people with color vision deficiency - broadcasted on Deutschlandfunk (September 30, 2013)
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Textbook

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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