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Workhop Coastal Monitoring to Prevent Flood Risks

(21-09-2017)

Samuel Vanackere presented his research about 4D flood analysis and visualization tools during a workshop "Coastal Monitoring to Prevent Flood Risks". The workshop, held at VLIZ Oostende, was organise…

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Fieldwork campaign on the Galápagos Islands and in Ecuador

(29-08-2017)

Staff members of the Department of Geography went to Ecuador where aerial images were made with a drone to create 3D models of the environment. The intertidal area of Puerto Ayora on the Galapagos Isl…

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Jiao Liu successfully defends his PhD

(06-06-2017)

On the 30th of May 2017, Jiao Liu successfully defended his joint PhD at the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography in Urumqi . He obtained the title of Doctor in Sciences: Geography, Ugent and …

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Prof. Nico Van de Weghe on eventplanner.tv

(16-05-2017)

We can hardly do without navigation in our cars. If it’s up to professor Nico Van de Weghe we soon use navigation indoors as well. Today he tells us what makes this so interesting for the event indust…

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Extension of the bilateral agreement between Ghent University and Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography (XIEG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

(12-04-2017)

The extension of the bilateral agreement between Ghent University and the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography of Chinese Academy of Sciences in China was signed at the Symposium 'Internatio…

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Dr. Berdien De Roo has been awarded twice

(12-04-2017)

Dr. Berdien De Roo has been awarded twice for the research she conducted as part of her PhD. She got the Geospatial Award 2017 in the category dissertation and the ESRI Award for Best Scientific Paper…

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Prof. Dr. Philippe De Maeyer receives the Sarton Medal

(14-03-2017)

Prof. Philippe De Maeyer was awarded a Sarton Medal on recommendation of the Ghent university Musea. Prof dr. Danny Segers was colleague proximus. Prof. Philippe De Maeyer gave the 23rd February the …

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Vote for your favourite drawing

(13-03-2017)

Every two years the International Cartographic Association organizes the Barbara Petchenik drawing contest for children. It is your turn to vote for your Belgian favourites that will participate in t…

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Prof. dr. Nico Van de Weghe presents SoleWay on BBC

(22-11-2016)

Prof. dr. Nico Van Weghe, who has spent several years researching the problem of navigating indoors, presented the SoleWay app on Click, a BBC programme that presents technological and digital news fr…

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Prof. Dr. Philippe De Maeyer receives the Tianshan Award

(07-11-2016)

On the 27th of October 2016 Prof. dr. Philippe De Maeyer of the Geography Department of Ghent University was granted the Tianshan Award for foreign experts in Urumqi for his great contribution to the …

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Geomobiel wins an award

(26-10-2016)

The project GeoMobiel won the annual award for science communication on the 20th of October 2016, granted by the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts and the Young Academy. Since …

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3D acquisition and processing in Edzna (Campeche, Mexico)

(17-10-2016)

Students Laure De Cock and Sanne Cartreul, assisted by Bart De Wit and Britt Lonneville, are currently conducting the fieldwork for their master’s thesis on the archaeological site of Edzna in Mexico.…

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Berdien De Roo succesfully defends her PhD

(05-10-2016)

On Thursday, September 29th Berdien De Roo succesfully defended her PhD entitled "Putting the past in place. A conceptual data model for a 4D archaeological GIS'. Her research was supervised by Prof. …

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Find the 'Sole Way' to the new academic year!

(20-09-2016)

Don't be a lost student in the new academic year. Don't be a new and lost student at UGent. Routes to all UGent classrooms have been entered in SoleWay, the sole solution to find your way indoors! Do…

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President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences visits Ghent University

(13-09-2016)

On Friday 9 September 2016 Bai Chunli, the President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, visited our department and university. During his visit, the nameplate of the Joint Laboratory for Geo-informat…

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Soetkin Vervust defends her PhD

(26-07-2016)

On 27 June Soetkin Vervust has successfully defended her PhD entitled 'Deconstructing the Ferraris Maps . A study of the map production process and its implications for geometric accuracy'. Her resear…

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European Development Days

(14-06-2016)

The Department of Geography takes part in the European Development Days in Brussels on 15 and 16 June. The EDD is Europeís leading forum on international cooperation and development. This yearís foru…

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Sino-Belgian Joint Lab for Geo-Information

(31-05-2016)

From 24 until 27 May 2016, a delegation from Ghent University visited the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography of Chinese Academy of Sciences in China. An agreement was signed for the “Sino-B…

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Joint PhD defense at the Xinyiang Institute of Ecology and Geography in China

(30-05-2016)

Fang Gonghuan has successfully defended her PhD on “The impact of climate variability on hydrological processes in the Kaidu river basin ” and is so the first to benefit from the fruitful research col…

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SoleWay helps visitors find your office

(03-05-2016)

Are you tired of explaining the route to your office or to a meeting room? This might be history thanks to SoleWay, a new website by the CartoGIS Research Group. We have collected more than 1000 route…

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Large National Mapathon Event on Saturday, April 16th

(22-03-2016)

Help Doctors Without Borders and the Red Cross to facilitate their rescue

In the context of the International Map Year 2015-2016, a national Mapathon will take place on Saturday, April 16th, which is…

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Chinese delegation visits UGent

(16-02-2016)

A Chinese delegation from the Xinjiang Universtiy of Ecology and Geography and the University of the Chinese Academy of Science visit Ghent University this week. This visit is framed in existing coo…

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Visit Marine@UGent Tour

(08-02-2016)

As partner in the Marine@UGent Consortium, the Department of Geography received Noémie Wouters, Marianne Martens en Margriet Drouilon van GreenBridge on February 5th. This visit was part of the Marine…

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View our 3D models on-line

(01-02-2016)

During various field campaigns photos were taken to generated 3D models afterwards. These 3D models are now showcased on-line on our own Sketchfab account: Geography UGent 3D

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Launch website Yar City 3D

(01-12-2015)

As part of a cooperation agreement between Ghent University, the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography and the Xinjiang Turpan Bureau of Cultural Heritage, two months of field work were conducte…

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