Research areas

The Chair of Geoinformatics focuses on a broad range of research topics which are presented on this page. More information on each research area is provided on the individual research pages.

Semantic Modeling and Transformation

Semantic modeling represents an important step towards the platform-independent description of geospatial data. In this way, the structure and the semantics of the geospatial data can be defined independently from specific data formats. However, to use heterogeneous geospatial data jointly within the same application, often a semantic transformation is required. During the transformation process the geospatial data are restructured such that they correspond to the structure and the semantics of a different data model.

In the context of various research projects the Chair of Geoinformatics focuses in particular on the subject of model-driven transformation of geospatial data which takes place at the level of the data models. [more...]


Geodesign is "a design and planning method which tightly couples the creation of a design proposal with impact simulations informed by geographic context" (Flaxman 2010). Geodesign rises many research questions in the field of Geoinformatics. The Chair of Geoinformatics addresses specific research topics which contribute to the idea of Geodesign. [more...]