Geoinformation for Urban Research
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The supply of and demand for geoinformation in urban research has increased enormously over the last decades. At the same time, the complexity of analysis processes and the knowledge transfer of findings increases with the variety of technical possibilities. In this context, newer subdisciplines of critical geography question the extent to which spatial analytical methods of visualisation and modelling contribute to a solidification of socio-spatial inequality. But also the strengths and weaknesses of data structures for spatial analysis have to be critically examined. For example, official geospatial data have been used in the past for monitoring sustainability goals without examining the consistency and quality of their informative value and testing their future viability.
The ILS’s Geoinformation and Monitoring unit addresses these challenges with a transparent and discourse-open development of spatial monitoring methods. In exchange with the scientific community, current discourses and questions for the development of spatial data potentials, the development of methods for spatial analysis and the visualisation of spatial development trends are taken up and critically reflected. In basic research empirical approaches to transformation topics increasingly rely on collaborative formats of spatial analysis and the digital experience of development options. For the transfer of results, such methods of data journalism are used, which meet different user demands with interactive access to summarised results as well as their intermediate products and raw data.
Dr. Bastian Heider
Phone: + 49 (0) 231 9051-154
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