Geographical and earth sciences are relying increasingly on digital spatial data acquired from smart phones, social media API’s and remotely sensed images, analysed by geographical information systems (GIS) and cloud-based applications, distributed through complex infrastructures, and visualised by and for an ever-increasing variety of users. The technologies supporting these processes are at the core of geoinformatics.
Technological skills alone, however, are not sufficient for organisations involved in the production and management of such geo-information. Owing to the rapid changes and developments in geo-information acquisition, analysis and dissemination, these organisations require scientific staff that can keep pace with and validate the relevancy of developments and the quality of the - nowadays - Big Geo Data, processes and geo-information. To tackle the challenges, you will learn to design and develop algorithms, models, and tools that can process the geo-spatial data into trustworthy, actionable information.
Our courses in the geoinformatics domain facilitate a multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving for development purposes. We focus on various application areas such as water scarcity, forest inventories, urban design and many others.
- Bergado, John R. (2016) A deep feature learning approach to urban scene classification.
- Dash, I. (2016) Space - time observations for city level air quality modelling and mapping
- De Carvalho Diniz, F. (2016) Composition of semantically enabled geospatial web services
- Li, Xiaoxu. (2015) Recognition of object instances in mobile laser scanning data
- García Chapeton, G.A. (2014) Animation out - of - the - box : an approach for spatio - temporal anomation based on a declarative language.
- Bekele, M.K. (2014) Spatial tracing of historic expeditions : from text to trajectory
Study Geoinformatics at ITC, what's it like?
We collaborate in many national and international research projects. Your research could be linked to one of these projects:
An MSc degree in Geoinformatics provides a good basis for international employment. Our graduates work in advisory, operational, technical and executive positons related to geoinformatics in for example geoinformatics centres, governmental organizations, and the private sector. They are employed as consultant, GIS research manager, project manager, GIS engineer, department head, (university) lecturer.
Using data to rescue kids from HIV/AIDS
Name: Mosa Moseme (Lesotho)
Position: Strategic Information and Evaluation Advisor at Elizabeth Glazer Paediatric AIDS Foundation
Student at ITC: Geoinformatics 2010-2012
Mosa Moseme’s decision to follow her dream of further education changed her life – and many otherpeople’s lives, too. She uses her knowledge and skills to battle HIV/AIDS and to help others reach higher.
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