Dr. Tessio Novack

Head of „Geoinformation und Monitoring“ unit

Dr-Ing. Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Studied Geography at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and obtained his doctorate at the Technical University of Munich in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Postdoctoral periods at the Institute of Geography and Institute of Geoinformatics at the Heidelberg University and the University of Münster, respectively. Acted as Assistant Professor in Urban Analytics and Visualisation at the University of Warwick (United Kingdom).

Research interests:

  • Sense-of-place and urban space perception
  • Healthy and sustainable mobility
  • Urban Geography
  • Geoinformatics, GIS- and Remote Sensing

Phone: +49 (0) 231 9051-146
E-Mail: tessio.novack@@ils-research.de

Publications (Selection)

  • Novack, Tessio; Vorbeck, Leonard; Zipf, Alexander (2022): An Investigation of the Temporality of OpenStreetMap Data Contribution Activities. In: Geo-spatial Information Science, online first October 7, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1080/10095020.2022.2124127.
  • Li, Hao; Yuan, Zhendong; Novack, Tessio; Huang, Wei; Zipf, Alexander (2022): Understanding Spatiotemporal Trip Purposes of Urban Micro-Mobility from the Lens of Dockless e-Scooter Sharing. In: Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 96, 101848. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2022.101848.
  • Hu, Xuke; Noskov, Alexey; Fan, Hongchao; Novack, Tessio; Li, Hao; Gu, Fuqiang; Shang, Jiang; Zipf, Alexander (2021): Tagging the Main Entrances of Public Buildings based on OpenStreetMap and Binary Imbalanced Learning. In: International Journal of Geographical Information Science 35, 9, 1773–1801. https://doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2020.1861282.
  • Grinberger, A. Yair; Novack, Tessio (2021): The Geographical and Cultural Aspects of Geoinformation. Transactions in GIS 25, 2, 577–578. https://doi.org/10.1111/tgis.12758.
  • Wang, Zhiyong; Novack, Tessio; Yan, Yingwei; Zipf, Alexander (2020): Quiet Route Planning for Pedestrians in Traffic Noise-Polluted Environments. In: IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems 22, 12, 7573–7584. https://doi.org/10.1109/TITS.2020.3004660.
  • Novack, Tessio; Vorbeck, Leonard; Lorei, Heinrich; Zipf, Alexander (2020): Towards Detecting Building Facades with Graffiti Artwork based on Street View Images. In: ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 9, 2, 98. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi9020098.
  • Juhász, Levente; Novack, Tessio; Hochmair, Hartwig H.; Qiao, Sen (2020): Cartographic Vandalism in the Era of Location-Based Games – The Case of OpenStreetMap and Pokémon Go. In: ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 9, 4, 197. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi9040197.
  • Hu, Xuque; Ding, Lei; Shang, Jiang; Fan, Hongchao; Novack, Tessio; Noskov, Alexey; Zipf, Alexander (2020): Data-Driven Approach to Learning Salience Models of Indoor Landmarks by Using Genetic Programming. In: International Journal of Digital Earth 13, 11, 1230–1257. https://doi.org/10.1080/17538947.2019.1701109.
  • Novack, Tessio; Wang, Zhyiong; Zipf, Alexander (2018): A System for Generating Customized Pleasant Pedestrian Routes Based on OpenStreetMap Data. In: Sensors 18, 11, 3794. https://doi.org/10.3390/s18113794.
  • Novack, Tessio; Peters, Robin; Zipf, Alexander (2018): Graph-Based Matching of Points-of-Interest from Collaborative Geo-Datasets. In: ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 7, 3, 117. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi7030117.
  • Novack, Tessio; Stilla, Uwe (2018): Classifying the Built-Up Structure of Urban Blocks with Probabilistic Graphical Models and TerraSAR-X Spotlight Imagery. In: Remote Sensing 10, 6, 842. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs10060842.
  • Novack, Tessio; Stilla, Uwe (2017): Context-Based Classification of Urban Blocks According to their Built-Up Structure. In: PFG – Journal of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Science 85, 6, 365–376. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41064-017-0039-7.
  • Novack, Tessio; Kux, Hermann; Feitosa, Raul; Costa, Gilson (2014): A Knowledge-Based, Transferable Approach for Block-Based Urban Land-Use Classification. In: International Journal of Remote Sensing 35, 13, 4739–4757. https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.5555/2671632.2671641.
  • Novack, Tessio; Esch, Thomas; Kux, Hermann; Stilla, Uwe (2011): Machine Learning Comparison Between WorldView-2 and QuickBird-2-Simulated Imagery Regarding Object-Based Urban Land Cover Classification. In: Remote Sensing 3, 10, 2263–2282. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs3102263.
  • Ludwig, Christina; Fendrich, Sascha; Novack, Tessio; Marx, Sabrina; Oleś, Andrzej K.; Zipf, Alexander (2020): Optimal ans Ziel: Routing-Dienste auf Basis nutzergenerierter Geodaten – Herausforderungen und Lösungsansätze für globale Datensätze. In: Zagel, Bernhard; Loidl, Martin (Hrsg.): Geo-IT in Mobilität und Verkehr. Geoinformatik als Grundlage für moderne Verkehrsplanung und Mobilitätsmanagement. Berlin: VDE Wichmann Verlag, 89–108.
  • Novack, Tessio; Kux, Hermann; Freitas, Corina (2011): Estimation of Population Density of Census Sectors Using Remote Sensing Data and Spatial Regression. In: Murgante, Beniamino; Borruso, Guiseppe; Lapucci, Alessandra (Hrsg.): Geocomputation, Sustainability and Environmental Planning. Studies in Computational Intelligence 348. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer, 111–122. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-19733-8_7.
  • Gerten, Christian; Scheunert, Pauline; Schmitz, Julian; Kanning, Martina; Welsch, Janina; van der Vlugt, Anna-Lena; Novack, Tessio (2023): Wo geht’s wirklich gut? Neue methodische Ansätze aus der Walkability-Forschung. ILS-TRENDS [EXTRA] 04/23. Dortmund. https://doi.org/10.58122/pyr6-2y23.

Presentations (Selection)

  • An Investigation of the Temporality of OpenStreetMap Contribution Activities. Vortrag im Rahmen der Annual Conference of the German Society for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation, 2021, online.
  • Exploring the Effects of Pokémon Go Vandalism on OpenStreetMap. Vortrag im Rahmen der Konferenz „State of the Map“, 2019, Heidelberg.
  • Associating OpenStreetMap Tags to CORINE Land-Cover Classes Using Text and Semantic Similarity Measures. Vortrag im Rahmen der 22nd Conference of the AGILE, 2018, Lund, Schweden.
  • Graph-Based Strategies for Matching Points-of-Interests from Different VGI Sources. Vortrag im Rahmen der 21st Conference of the AGILE, 2017, Wageningen, Niederlande.
  • Characterization or Urban Blocks and Sidewalks Based on Volunteered Geographic Information and image-based Social Media. Vortrag im Rahmen der Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society, 2017, London, Großbritannien.
  • Discrimination of Urban Settlement Types Based on Space-Borne SAR Datasets and a Conditional Random Fields Model. Vortrag im Rahmen der PIA15+HRIGI15, 2015, München.
  • Discriminative Learning of Conditional Random Fields Applied for the Classification of Urban Settlements. Vortrag im Rahmen der Annual Conference of the German Society for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation, 2014, Hamburg.
  • Classification of Urban Settlement Types Based on Space-borne SAR Datasets. Vortrag im Rahmen des ISPRS Technical Commission VII Symposium, 2014, Istanbul, Türkei.
  • A Concept for Guiding the Learning of Conditional Random Fields for the Classification of Urban Areas in SAR Images. Vortrag im Rahmen der Annual Conference of the German Society for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation, 2013, Freiburg.
  • Aufgaben und Forschungsschwerpunkte des Bereichs „Geoinformation und Monitoring“ am Institut für Landes- und Stadtentwicklungsforschung. Vortrag auf der Sitzung des Arbeitskreises „Vermessung, Geoinformation und Bodenwirtschaft“ des Städte- und Gemeindebundes NRW, 23.04.2024, Düsseldorf.
  • The Influence of Socio-Demographic Factors on Walkability Perception – Results from a Large-Scale Survey. Vortrag im Rahmen der Veranstaltung „Fourth International Symposium on Platial Information Science (PLATIAL’23)“ der TU Dortmund, 21.09.2023, Dortmund.
  • Supporting the Uptake of Walking with Digital Spatial Methods. Vortrag im Rahmen der Vorlesung „Digitalisierung, Raum und Planung“ an der Fakultät Raumplanung der TU Dortmund, 05.07.2023, online.
  • An Overview of my Research in Urban Analytics. Gastvortrag beim Spatial Modelling Laboratory (Technical University of Dortmund), 2021, online.
  • Introductory Talk to the Workshop GeoCultGIS – Geographical and Cultural Aspects of Geo-Information: Issues and Solutions. Vortrag im Rahmen der 23rd Conference of the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE), 2019, Limassol, Zypern.
  • Probabilistic Graphical Models in Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry and Computer Vision. Vortrag im Rahmen der IPK TUM Summer School, 2013, Dienten, Österreich.
Universität Münster, Institut of Geoinformatics:

  • Advanced Research Methods and Skills (Vorlesung), SoSe 2023

University of Warwick (United Kingdom):

  • Spatial Methods and Practice in Urban Science (Lecture), Acad. Years 2021 and 2022
  • Digital Cities: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Urban Science (Lecture), Acad. Years 2021 and 2022
  • Dissertation (Lecture), Acad. Years 2021 and 2022

Universität Heidelberg

  • Land Classification and Monitoring (Seminar), WiSe 2017, WiSe 2018
  • Geographical Analysis of Social Media Data (Seminar), SoSe 2017, WiSe 2018, WiSe 2019
  • Critical GIS – Discussions and Practices (Seminar), SoSe 2019, SoSe 2020