Department of Geography

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In the CartoGIS research group, both fundamental and applied research on various aspects of cartography and geographical information science is conducted. Our research group focuses on five major research areas:

  • data quality (e.g. quantifying spatial errors; using data quality indicators as a support for recognition of object changes in the update process; objective quality definition of cartographical representations);
  • geographical information production, infrastructure, management and modelling (e.g. geographical information and cartography of World Heritage; fundamental and applied studies of map production and map production management);
  • risk analysis (e.g. information processing on flood risk; risk analysis and use of geographical information in managing disasters and disaster control);
  • analysis of moving objects (e.g. tracking of moving objects; modelling, representing, and reasoning about spatio-temporal information; cognition and linguistics of moving objects; time geography and accessibility analysis);
  • historical cartography (e.g. analysis of the production methods of maps, especially in the 16th and 18th century; worldview in the past and the visualisation of it on maps).


Recent publications

Ooms, Kristien, Coltekin, A., De Maeyer, P., Dupont, L., Fabrikant, S., Incoul, A., Kuhn, M., et al. (2015). Combining user logging with eye tracking on interactive and dynamic applications. behavior research methods.
Adams, M. A., Frank, L. D., Schipperijn, J., Smith, G., Chapman, J., Christiansen, L. B., Coffee, N., et al. (2014). International variation in neighborhood walkability, transit, and recreation environments using geographic information systems: the IPEN adult study. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH GEOGRAPHICS, 13.
Qiang, Yi, Chavoshi, S. H., Logghe, S., De Maeyer, P., & Van de Weghe, N. (2014). Multi-scale analysis of linear data in a two-dimensional space. INFORMATION VISUALIZATION, 13(3), 248–265.
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