For easy access to dedicated literature and websites on specific topics, we intend
to create several portals.
Currently, we have the following portal:
- Geostatistics portal
Geostatistics is the application of statistical methods to geo-referenced data, that is,
observations from known locations, usually with reference to the Earth's surface. Non-spatial
exploratory, descriptive and inferential statistics, as well as sampling designs, must be
adapted to account for the known spatial relation between observations. This leads to
interesting, sophisticated statistical methods, some of which are well-established, and
others of which are subjects of active research. A wide variety of applications have been
developed for earth sciences such as geology, soil science, hydrology, climatology, and also
for social sciences such as epidemiology and social geography. Most of the techniques would not
be possible without geostatistical computing.
Geo-information and development-relevant applications are two pillars of ITC's mission,
and geostatistics stands firmly at their intersection. The geostatistics portal is
designed to provide a structured and informative entry into the vast literature of
geostatistics and geostatistical computing. We've tried to categorize, prioritize,
and comment on key literature which is available through the ITC library.
ITC staff and students who are working from home may be required
to login with their ITC email account and password
to get access to licensed materials. For more information, please refer to
Access by login.
- ITC Ormeling Collection of Cartographic Textbooks
In 1971, Professor Dr. Ferdinand Jan Ormeling (1912 – 2002) was appointed as the first Professor
of Cartography at ITC (International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation)
in the Netherlands.
Before that, he was active as a geography teacher, Director of the Geographical Institute of the
Topographic Survey of The Netherlands Indies / Indonesia (1947 - 1956) and Editor of the Bosatlas
(famous Dutch school atlas, published by Wolters in Groningen) (1956 - 1976). From 1964 to 1984 he
was Secretary-General and President of the International Cartographic Association (ICA). All this
means that during his career Professor Ormeling witnessed and actively contributed to the international
development of the young science of modern cartography in the 20th century from the start.
Because of Ormeling’s active involvement he came into the possession of all major and ‘classical’
cartographic publications. After his death in 2002 the Ormeling family donated this precious Ormeling
Collection to ITC, where it is now kept and made accessible by the ITC Library.
The Ormeling Collection is a collection of ‘classical’ textbooks, monographs, conference proceedings
and exhibition catalogues. It is an international collection with, perhaps, a small Dutch bias. Except for
monographs, the Collection does not contain cartographic journals nor cartographic products (like maps or globes).
The extensive Ormeling Collection of Atlases is kept in the Utrecht University Library.
It is the intention to turn the ITC Ormeling Collection into a dynamic collection, i.e. to allow the addition
of other ‘classical’ cartographic textbooks, such as those published after the retirement of Professor Ormeling in 1982.