News from Geoinformatics
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.
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.
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): https://arcg.is/0fymOX
The symposium „On the Modelling of Landmarks“ at the International Conference on Spatial Cognition in Rome proposed by Dr. Nuhn has been accepted. Four presentations will provide the backbone of the symposium. Additional papers / presentations will be added to the symposium after a rigorous reviewing process. We look forward to going a step further with the challenge of modelling landmarks.
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.