For today’s episode we have Associate Professor Taavi Pae from the Chair of Human Geography and Regional Planning here at the department of geography in Tartu. Taavi is a Geographer and knows Estonia very well. Furthermore, he is well known in Estonia, in particular recently for the National Atlas and the special letter ‘Õ’ !
Enjoy the interview.
Like usually, we also want to share some recent interesting articles on GIS, Geography or related fields with every episode so that you and we have the idea on what kind of research is going on:
Journal of Hydrology, Elsevier | The Budyko hypothesis before Budyko: The hydrological legacy of Evald Oldekop https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022169416300270?via%3Dihub (subscription access)
Water, MDPI | Cultivating Water Literacy in STEM Education: Undergraduates’ Socio-Scientific Reasoning about Socio-Hydrologic Issues https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/12/10/2857 (open access)
HESS - Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Copernicus | Hydrology and water resources management in ancient India https://hess.copernicus.org/articles/24/4691/2020/ (open access)
IJGI - ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, MDPI | Assessing Quality of Life Inequalities. A Geographical Approach https://www.mdpi.com/2220-9964/9/10/600 (open access)
IJGI - ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, MDPI | Evaluating the Performance of Three Popular Web Mapping Libraries: A Case Study Using Argentina’s Life Quality Index https://www.mdpi.com/2220-9964/9/10/563 (open access)
Environmental Modelling & Software, Elsevier | Decisi-o-rama: An open-source Python library for multi-attribute value/utility decision analysis https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364815220309476?dgcid=rss_sd_all (subscription access)
Transactions in GIS, Wiley | Acceptance of open source geospatial software: Assessing QGIS in South Africa with the UTAUT2 model https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/tgis.12697?af=R (open access)
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Taavi Pae is associated professor of Estonian geography at the Department of Geography of the University of Tartu. His research topics are history of Estonian geography and cartography, but also onomastics and different aspects of Estonian cultural geography. He is a compiler of The National Atlas of Estonia and author of many popular scientific articles about Estonia geography.
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 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.