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Graz University of Technology
Institute of Geoinformation

 Contact data
StreetSteyrergasse 30 / I 
ZIP, City, Region 8010 - Graz (Styria) 
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 Contact person

MSc Gregor Zahrer (Research Associate)
 Employees (Total)
Total: 1-10  number of researches: 4

 Central aim of organisation
Geospatial Information Enabling and Interoperability

 Briefly describe your organisation
Geospatial Information Science is at the base of GIS technologies providing a wide range of cross-domain applications where location and geospatial relationships are prime aspects. Within the domain of geodesy, surveying and geoinformation, the institute is located at the crossroads where data from different data capturing and measuring technologies meet, in order to be consistently structured, semantically attributed and stored in databases so they can be used and analyzed in a great variety of applications.

The institute focusses on research in the domains of geospatial enabling, geospatial information modeling and geodatabase implementation, of embedding GIS in the general IT domain, of standardisation and interoperability of geodata and geoservices, especially of location-based services (LBS) dealing with applications based on information in spatial and temporal contexts on mobile devices.

 Core Competency

Research & Development

 ICT sectors:
- ICT Applications     
   - E-Government     
   - Cultural Heritage     
   - ICT Applications for Tourism     
   - ICT Applications for Traffic and Logistics     
   - Geographical Information Systems (GIS)     
   - Standardisation     
- Multimedia, Pattern Recognition     
   - Visualisation     
- Software- and Data Processing     
   - Databases, Database Management     
   - Service Orientated Architecture (SOA)     
   - Semantic Systems     

 ICT keywords
Geospatial Information Science & Technology, Location Based Services, Geovisualisation, Standardisation, Interoperability
 RTD Experiences & Publications

 My organisation has been involved in projects funded by the following EU-programmes
  Coordinator  Partner 
Other international co-operative research

 Austrian Research and Development Projects
  Coordinator  Partner 
Non-cooperative Projects (Single projects)        
Cooperative Projects
Education Projects (Thesis, ..)

 RTD Experience
Projects on flood simulation and mitigation both in Austria (Graz) and abroad (China, Jangtse) performing a join of hydrological modeling (as in MIKE or HEC) with geospatial modeling (as in ArcGIS), with the aim of obtaining optimum mitigation and evacuation plans for certain scenarios

Projects in combination with positioning and communication technologies for emergency situations where mobile technologies can assist in rescuing

Interdisciplinary projects for modeling and creating space-time journeys through a university campus, explaining history by stories, images and other multimedia sources

Projects in combination with linguistics for tracing and mapping dialect words and family names by web-based GIS

Participation in an interdisciplinary START project on history and sociology of European historical spaces

Projects about decision support systems

Real-time spatial optimization (dissertation completed)

Routing through space and time (dissertation completed)

Spatial modelling of grassland vegetation and yield dynamics (dissertation completed)

Geoinformatik - Modelle, Strukturen, Funktionen. Vierte, erweiterte und aktualisierte Aufl., 454 pages. Springer Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg, New York 2005. ISBN 3-540-20254-4.

Spatial-temporal modeling of linguistic regions with combined indeterminate and crisp boundaries. Paper submitted to dialekt 2.0 & wboe100, 7. Kongress der Internationalen Gesellschaft für Dialektologie und Geolinguistik (SIDG) & 100 Jahre dialektlexikographische Forschung in Österreich im internationalen Kontext, ÖAW, Wien, 2012. Co-Author Scholz J. http://sidg.oeaw.ac.at/fileadmin/user_upload/Call_for_Papers_gesamt.pdf.

Geographic Information Systems. In: Kresse W., Danko D. (Eds.): Springer Handbook of Geographic Information, p.145-174. Springer Dordrecht Heidelberg London New York 2012. ISBN: 978-3-540-72678-4, eISBN: 978-3-540-72680-7

Geoinformationstechnologien zur Analyse des Raum- und Zeitbezugs bei Dialektwörtern. In H.Bergmann et al. (Hrsg): Fokus Dialekt. Analysieren - Dokumentieren - Kommunizieren. Festschrift für Ingeborg Geyer zum 60. Geburtstag. Georg Olms Verlag, Hildesheim Zürich New York 2010, S.65-77. Co-Author: Scholz J.

dbo@ema. A system for archiving, handling and mapping of heterogeneous dialect data for dialect dictionaries. In: Bernal E., CeCesaris J. (Eds.): Proceedings of the XIII euralex International Congress Barcelona, 15.-19. July 2008. Barcelona (Documenta Universitaria). S. 1467-1472. Co-Authors: Scholz, J., Fliedl, G., Hassler, M., Kop, C., Mayr, H.C., Nickel, J., Vöhringer, J., Wandl-Vogt, E.

SARONTAR I Final Report. TU Graz, Institut für Navigation und Satellitengeodäsie, Oktober 2007. Co-Authors: Aichhorn K., Hofmann-Wellenhof B., Ranner H.P., Ofenheimer A., Schardt M., Prüller R., Koudelka O., Schrotter P.

Optimizing the wood supply chain by tight coupling of spatial decision support systems and operations research. In: Probst F., Keßler C. (Eds.): GI-Days 2007 – Young Researchers Forum. IfGIprints 30. ISBN: 978-3-936616-48-4. Co-Author Scholz J.

Endbericht zum Projekt Internationale Geomatik-Normen und Interoperabilitätsstandards – Aufbereitung für österreichische wirtschaftsnahe Anwendungen im Geoinformationswesen, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit, Wien, September 2005.

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2012-11-12 / 2012-11-20