The CartoGIS research group in centred on geographical information, as this underpins both the domain of cartography and geographical information science. A broad multidisciplinarity (computer sciences, archaeology, cognition, sport sciences) characterizes the conducted projects. In these, the group focusses on the use of modern methodologies (e.g. eye tracking, WiFi tracking, UAVs, etc.) and development of innovative technologies (e.g. navigation apps, 3D webGIS, etc.).
Fundamental and applied research is carried out into the following major research lines:
(2016) — Count de Ferraris's maps of the Austrian Netherlands (1770s): Cassini de Thury's geodetic contribution.
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(2015) — Towards a deeper understanding of cartographic text visualization: assessment of user preferences and colour influence.
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(2016) — The association between Belgian older adults' physical functioning and physical activity: what is the moderating role of the physical environment?