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.


April 5, 2023

Tag der Informatik am 27. April 2023

Am Donnerstag, 27. April 2023 findet der „Tag der Informatik“ an der Universität Augsburg statt. Hier können sich Schülerinnen und Schüler einen Überblick über die verschiedenen Informatik-Studiengänge verschaffen. Das abwechslungsreiche Programm besteht unter anderem aus Probevorlesungen, Projektpräsentationen und Mitmach-Angeboten. Zudem gibt es die Möglichkeit, mit Dozierenden persönlich ins Gespräch zu kommen.

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Gebäude der Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik
April 3, 2023

Paper in Frontiers in Psychology

Eva Nuhn and Kai Hamburger from the Department of Psychology at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen published an opinion article in Frontiers in Psychology.


The article is about cognitive landmark research and suggest that the focus in landmark-based wayfinding research needs to be shifted from an isolated “(visual) object-feature approach” to a more “individual-centered approach,” were perceptual and cognitive abilities, experiences, knowledge, and conscious vs. unconscious processing are considered as well.


The opinion article is now available here.



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May 12, 2022

"3D-Model of the Roman City Augsburg" (in German)

Marcel Schmidt finished his Bachelor's thesis with a nice model of the environs of the northern city gate and necropolis in Roman Augsburg using the ArcGIS CityEngine. The model may be viewed following this link (browser-based version):



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view of norther necropolis - model of Roman Augsburg
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Sarah Parcak


Professor for Geoinformatics
Research and teaching assistant
Research and teaching assistant