E003 - The Chair of Geoinformatics and Cartography of the Department of Geography at the University of Tartu

Posted on Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019
We are introducing the Chair of Geoinformatics and Cartography. We present an overview of the Chair and the activities and we managed to get three representatives, which we interview during the episode: Professor Tõnu Oja, who is the Head of the Chair of Geoinformatics and Cartography, senior researcher Dr Evelyn Uuemaa, who is leading the Landscape Geoinformatics Lab, and also became recently head of the Department of Geography, and the PhD student Bruno Montibeller. We apologise for the sound quality during some of the interviews, we promise to improve that in the next episode :-)

Show Notes

We are introducing the Chair of Geoinformatics and Cartography. We present an overview of the Chair and the activities and we managed to get three representatives, which we interview during the episode: Professor Tõnu Oja, who is the Head of the Chair of Geoinformatics and Cartography, senior researcher Dr Evelyn Uuemaa, who is leading the Landscape Geoinformatics Lab, and also became recently head of the Department of Geography, and the PhD student Bruno Montibeller. We apologise for the sound quality during some of the interviews, we promise to improve that in the next episode :-) Please let us know any suggestions or advice that can help us grow. Like always comment, like and subscribe.

https://www.geograafia.ut.ee/en/about-us/chair-geoinformatics-and-cartography

https://www.geograafia.ut.ee/en/studies/geoinformatics-urbanised-society-msc

We also want to share around 5 or more recent interesting articles on GIS with every episode so that you and we have the idea on what kind of research is going on in the field of GIS:

Guests

Tõnu Oja

Tõnu Oja

Professor of geoinformatics and cartography at University of Tartu.

Evelyn Uuemaa

Evelyn Uuemaa

Evelyn is a geographer by heart and senior researcher in Geoinformatics, GIS and landscape ecology. She holds a PhD in landscape ecology and environmental protection, and is developing our Landscape Geoinformatics working group as a necessity to improve and strengthen environmental geoinformatics capabilities here at the department and for Estonia in general through leading national and international research projects. Her research interests evolve around the interactions of land use/land cover and water quality. She is a geospatial and open data enthusiast, foodie and coffee junkie.

Bruno Montibeller

Bruno Montibeller

Bruno is a PhD student in the Department of Geography. His research interests are land use and land cover spatial analysis with a focus on forestry and agriculture. Currently, he has started to investigate the relations between land use and land cover changes and surface inland fresh water quality. During his free time, Bruno is a movie and music fan, and enjoy traveling to expand his cultural experiences.

Hosts

Alex Kmoch

Alex Kmoch

Alex is a Researcher with many years of experience in geospatial data management and web- and cloud-based geoprocessing with a particular focus on land use, soils, hydrology, hydrogeology and water quality data. His interests include OGC standards and web-services for environmental and geo-scientific data sharing, modelling workflows and interactive geo-scientific visualisation. Alex is currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow (MSCA) at the Department of geography of the University of Tartu, Estonia.

Tahmin Sitab

Tahmin Sitab

Tahmin Sitab is a masters student at the Geoinformatics for Urbanised society programme at University of Tartu. He did his bachelors in anthropology from Bangladesh. He is interested in the intersection of sociology and geography and almost every other topic. He firmly believes that you can love both a cat and a dog.