Cartography & GIS

Cartography & GIS focusses on the techniques for analysing geographical data and for visualizing these on maps.

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At the 19th General Assembly of the International Cartographic Association (ICA), Haosheng Huang was elected as one of the vice-presidents of the ICA for the period 2023-2027. The mission of the ICA is to promote the disciplines and professions of cartography and GIScience in an international context. Learn more about the ICA and its activities at

Research themes

Cartography & GIS focusses 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.

Important in the research is 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.).

transport, accessiblity and GIS
cartography and map use
historical cartography
4D GIS for archaeology
flood risks
indoor wayfinding
moving objects
GIS in education

Prof. dr. Nico Van de Weghe

GIS spatiotemporal analysis spatiotemporal modelling visual analytics geographical information systems geographical information science moving objects . . .

Prof. dr. Haosheng Huang

location based services mobility analytics apatial cognition mobile HCI urban informatics geospatial AI (GeoAI)

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