The goal of the Geoinformatics Lab is to develop innovative computational methods for modeling, analysing and simulating human geo-spatial behavior. The focus is on

  • processes using spatial cognition such as geographic space appropriation, perception and wayfinding
  • dynamic complex systems such as multi-modal transportation networks

Such human-environment interactions may best be understood using a bottom-up perspective, ie. through implementing generative models while at the same time corroborating the usefulness of the models by analysing using a top-down perspective. We are currently exploring several methodologies, i.e., we work with agent-based modelling, geosimulation, classical spatio-temporal analysis, GIS models and extensions as well as GeoAI-methods.


Sept. 8, 2020

Paper in Spatial Cognition XII

Eva Nuhn and Sabine Timpf have published an article on "How to Model (Personalised) Landmarks?" in Spatial Cognition XII.


Full paper is now available here.

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Oct. 30, 2019

Eva Nuhn passed doctoral examination

Eva Nuhn has taken the final hurdle towards attaining a doctorate: she passed the doctoral examination with „magna cum laude“ on Oct 28, 2019. Congratulations !

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Oct. 15, 2019

Welcome to our newest team member

We warmly welcome our newest team member, Irada Ismayilova, today. Irada is an agricultural engineer (master) and currently finishing her second masters in geoinformatics from the University of Tartu. She will join Maja and Eva in their office. Please make her welcome at the Institute.    

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Discoveries aren't made by one person exploring by themselves. And discoveries aren't made overnight. People don't see the thousands of hours that go into it.
Sarah Parcak


Professor for Geoinformatics // Managing Director
Research and teaching assistant
Research and teaching assistant