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, cartographic algorithms or Geovisual Analytics.

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New DFG project: aChor

aChor

g2lab has received funding by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for a project on improving the task-oriented generation of choropleth maps.
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New BMVI project: UeGeo

UeGeo

g2lab has received funding by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) for a project within the mFUND-program that enables the overlay of geodata with different reference geometries
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Current project: Addition of storeys

Gebäudeaufstockung

In this interdisciplinary Master thesis a GIS-based estimation of the potential for adding storeys in Hamburg has been conducted - leading to strong attention in politics, etc.
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Successfully finished 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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Successfully finished project: 3D "Dive through" the Elbe

CSL

Together with the newspaper WELT g2lab has developed new views of the river Elbe, showing the riverbed in a couple of 3D interactive views and videos
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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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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 2017
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A video recording of a presentation given by Jochen Schiewe on collaborative and interactive work with atlases
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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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