Cartography and GIS

National and international collaborations

Urban ecosystem analysis supported by remote sensing (UrbanEARS)
STEREO III Programme (Research Programme for Earth Observation), Belgian Science Policy | 2014–2018

  • B. Somers, M. Hermy, Department Earth and Environmental Sciences, KU Leuven, Leuven
  • F. Van Coillie, R. De Wulf, Laboratory of Forest Management and Spatial Information Techniques, Universiteit Gent, Ghent
  • B. Verbeiren, W. Bauwens, Department of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • S. van der Linden, Department of Geography, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  • D. Roberts, J. McFadden, Department of Geography, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
     

Ecosystem services for the sustainable development of the Brussels Capital Region: Towards an ecological approach for urban design and planning
Innoviris Prospective Research for Brussels, Brussels Capital Region | 2014–2018

  • A.Z. Khan, Building, Architecture and Town Planning Department (BATir), Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels
  • M. Huysmans, Department of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
     

GeoMobiel (www.geomobiel.be)
Brugprojecten economie-onderwijs, Agentschap Ondernemen, Vlaamse Overheid | 2013–2015

  • P. Demaeyer, Department of Geography, Universiteit Gent, Ghent
  • A. Steegen, Department Earth and Environmental Sciences, KU Leuven, Leuven
     

Drought related vulnerability and risk assessment of ground water resources in Belgium (GroWaDRISK)
Research Programme Science for a Sustainable Development, Belgian Science Policy | 2012–2016

  • O. Batelaan, Departement of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • B. Tychon, Department of Environmental Sciences and Management, Université de Liège, Liège
  • G. Engelen, Environmental Modeling Unit, Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (Vito), Mol
  • P. De Becker, Instituut voor Natuur en Bosonderzoek (INBO)
  • G. Tsakiris, Centre for the Asssessment of Natural Hazards and Proactive Planning, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
     

Towards sustainable transport: the development of an External Cost Calculator for sustainable transport scenarios (dec²4susts)
Interdisciplinary Research Project, Research Council, Vrije Universiteit Brussel | 2012–2016

  • C. Macharis, Transport and logistics (MOBI), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • K. Putman, Department of Medical Sociology and Health Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
     

Development and implementation of an activity based dynamic land use model for Flanders
Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) | 2011–2015

  • G. Engelen, Environmental Modeling Unit, Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO), Mol
  • R. White, Memorial University Newfoundland, Canada
     

Remote sensing data assimilation in modeling of urban dynamics (ASIMUD)
STEREO II Programme (Research Programme for Earth Observation), Belgian Science Policy | 2011–2013

  • O. Batelaan, Departement of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Y. Cornet, SURFACES, Université de Liège, Liège
  • G. Engelen, Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (Vito), Mol
  • R. Goossens, Vakgroep Geografie, Universiteit Gent, Ghent
  • C. Lavalle, Land Management and Natural Hazards Unit, Joint Research Centre Ispra, Varese, Italy
     

Applications of hyperspectral remote sensing in urban fringe zones
FWO Research Project | 2010–2013

  • O. Batelaan, Department of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering (HYDR), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • H. Sahli, Department of Electronics and Informatics (ETRO), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • L. Triest, Plant Biology and Nature Management (APNA), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
     

Solutions for environmental contrasts in coastal areas (SECOA)
7th European Framework Program - Environment (including Climate Change) | 2009–2013

  • E. Corijn, COSMOPOLIS, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • A. Montanari, Sapienza University Rome, Italy
  • K. Bruckmeier, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • J. Foord, London Metropolitan University, UK
  • T. Dinh Lan, Institute of Marine Environment and Resources, Vietnam
  • E. Razin, Hebrew University of Jeruzalem, Israel
  • J.M. Simoes, IGOT, University of Lisboa, Portugal
  • V. Kale, University of Pune, India
  • A. Williams, University of Surrey, UK
     

Hyperspectral remote sensing for environment and water management (HYPERENV)
Horizontal Research Action (HOA), Research Council, Vrije Universiteit Brussel | 2009–2012

  • O. Batelaan, Department of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering (HYDR), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • H. Sahli, Department of Electronics and Informatics (ETRO), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • L. Triest, Plant Biology and Nature Management (APNA), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
     

Assessing adoption and sustainability of agroforestry systems in upland areas in the tropics using geospatial tools and participatory approaches: the case of Claveria, The Philippines
VLIR-UOS ICP scholarship project | 2007–2011

  • D. Magcale-Macandog, University of the Philippines, Los Banos, Philippines
     

Vectorisering en karakterisering van nederzettingskernen op basis van het zgn. “gereduceerd kadaster”
Vlaams Instituut voor het Onroerend Erfgoed | 2007–2008

  • D. Tys, Vakgroep Kunstwetenschappen en Archeologie, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • J.A. Mol, Research Institute for History, Faculty of Arts, Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands
     

Measuring and modeling urban dynamics: impact on quality of life and hydrology (MAMUD)
STEREO II Programme (Research Programme for Earth Observation), Belgian Science Policy | 2006–2010

  • O. Batelaan, Departement of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Y. Cornet, SURFACES, Université de Liège, Liège
  • G. Engelen, Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (Vito), Mol
  • R. Goossens, Vakgroep Geografie, Universiteit Gent, Ghent
  • C. Lavalle, Land Management and Natural Hazards Unit, Joint Research Centre Ispra, Varese, Italy
     

A classification framework for habitat status reporting with remote sensing methods (HABISTAT)
STEREO II Programme (Research Programme for Earth Observation), Belgian Science Policy | 2006–2011

  • P. Kempeneers, Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (Vito), Mol
  • P. Scheunders, Vision Lab, Department of Physics, Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerp
  • D. Paelinckx, Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO), Flemish Community
  • S. Mücher, Centre for Geo-Information, Alterra, Wageningen, The Netherlands
     

Flux-based risk assessment of the impact of contaminants on water resources and ecosystems (FRAC-WECO)
Research Programme Science for a Sustainable Development, Belgian Science Policy | 2006–2010

  • O. Batelaan, Departement of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • S. Brouyère and A. Dassargues, Hydrogéologie et Géologie de l’Environnement, Université de Liège, Liège
  • J.P. Thomé, Laboratory of Animal Ecology and Ecotoxicology, Université de Liège, Liège
  • L. Diels and K. Vanbroekhoven, Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (Vito), Mol
  • C. Hérivaux, Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières, Service Eau, Orléans, France
     

Intelligent data integration services for updating of spatial data (iDAS)
Project IncGeo (Incubator Geoinformation), in collaboration with AGIV | 2006–2007

  • S. Gautama, Vakgroep Telecommunicatie en Informatieverwerking (TELIN), Universiteit Gent, Ghent
  • P. De Maeyer, Vakgroep Geografie, Universiteit Gent, Ghent
     

Detection of man-made structures in urban areas based on multi-spectral and geometric classification methods (MAMASU)
STEREO I Programme, Belgian Science Policy | 2004–2006

  • S. Gautama, J. D'Haeyer, Vakgroep Telecommunicatie en Informatieverwerking (TELIN), Universiteit Gent, Ghent
     

Development of a Wiki collaborative editing site for map projection projects
2003–2007

  • D. Strebe, Commission on Map Projections, International Cartographic Association
     

Services for urban green monitoring using remote sensing (SUGRES)
STEREO I Programme, Belgian Science Policy | 2003–2004

  • P. Defourny, Unité d'environnemétrie et de géomatique, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve
  • R. Goossens, Vakgroep Geografie, Universiteit Gent, Ghent
  • V. Schreurs, Geographic Information Management NV (GIM), Haasrode
  • E. Wolff, IGEAT, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels
     

Spatial information extraction for urban areas, based on hyperspectral data (URBAN)
STEREO I Programme, Belgian Science Policy | 2002–2003

  • J.-P. Donnay, SURFACES, Université de Liège, Liège
  • R. Goossens, Vakgroep Geografie, Universiteit Gent, Ghent
  • E. Wolff, IGEAT, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels
     

Improving spatial information extraction for local and regional decision making using very-high-resolution remotely sensed data (SPIDER)
STEREO I Programme, Belgian Science Policy | 2001–2005

  • J.-P. Donnay, SURFACES, Université de Liège, Liège
  • R. De Wulf, Vakgroep Bosbeheersregeling en Ruimtelijke Informatietechnieken, Universiteit Gent, Ghent
  • R. Goossens, Vakgroep Geografie, Universiteit Gent, Ghent
  • E. Wolff, IGEAT, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels
     

Biome classification and estimation of biome proportions at the global scale with VEGETATION data
TELSAT IV Programme, Belgian Science Policy | 1999–2001

  • H. Eerens, Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO), Mol