Cartography and GIS

Ph.D. theses

In progress

Robbe Neyns
Mapping of functional vegetation types for assessing urban ecosystem services using multi-source remote sensing and deep learning
Supervisor: Prof. dr. Frank Canters

Amy Phillips
Use and valuation of public green spaces in the Brussels Capital Region
Supervisors: Prof. dr. Frank Canters (VUB), Prof. Ahmed Z. Khan (ULB)

Frederik Priem
A remote sensing and scenario-driven modelling approach for assessing land-cover related impacts of urban growth
Supervisor: Prof. dr. Frank Canters

 

Recent

2019

Philip Stessens
Towards an ecological approach for sustainable urban planning: the case of the Brussels-Capital Region
Supervisor: Prof. dr. Ahmed Z. Khan (ULB), Prof. dr. Frank Canters (VUB), co-supervisor: Prof. Marijke Huysmans (VUB)

2018

Sophie Mossoux
Risk assessment around Karthala volcano (Union of the Comoros), Modelling lava flow hazard, population exposure and road access vulnerability, and building resilience against volcanic eruptions
Supervisors: Prof. dr. Frank Canters, Prof. dr. Matthieu Kervyn

2017

Tomas Crols
Integrating network distances into an activity based cellular automata land-use model
Supervisors: Prof. dr. Frank Canters (VUB), Prof. dr. Roger White (Memorial University Newfoundland), co-supervisor: Dr. Lien Poelmans (VITO)

2016

Long Li
Mapping and characterizing spectral evolution of lava flows with remote sensing: from field spectroscopy to satellite imagery
Supervisor: Prof. dr. Matthieu Kervyn, co-supervisor: Prof. dr. Frank Canters, Dr. Carmen Solana (University of Portsmouth, UK)

2015

Luca Demarchi
Mapping impervious surface cover from hyperspectral imagery using per-pixel and sub-pixel classification approaches: impact on water balance estimation
Supervisors: Prof. dr. Frank Canters, Dr. Jonathan Cheung-Wai Chan, co-supervisor: Prof. dr. Okke Batelaan

2013

Boud Verbeiren (HYDR/CGIS)
Improving spatiotemporal urban runoff estimation using Earth Observation based approaches
Supervisors: Prof. dr. Okke Batelaan, Prof. dr. Frank Canters

2012

Marc M. Delgado
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
Supervisor: Prof. dr. Frank Canters, co-supervisor: Prof. dr. Damasa Magcale Macandog (University of the Philippines Los Baños)

Juliette Dujardin (HYDR/CGIS)
Detailed groundwater recharge estimation for urban environments: a remote sensing supported procedure for groundwater risk management
Supervisors: Prof. dr. Okke Batelaan (HYDR), Prof. dr. Frank Canters

Jef Dams (HYDR/CGIS)
Hydrological impact analysis of land-use and climate change
Supervisors: Prof. dr. Okke Batelaan (HYDR), Prof. dr. Frank Canters

Jianglin Ma
Towards an operational approach for superresolution enhancement of multi-angle remote sensing imagery
Supervisor: Prof. dr. Frank Canters, co-supervisor: Dr. Jonathan Cheung-Wai Chan

2011

Tim Van de Voorde
Mapping, monitoring and modelling urban areas with medium-resolution satellite imagery: a multi-resolution approach for characterising the dynamics of urban form and function
Supervisor: Prof. dr. Frank Canters

2008

Pendo Maro (FARD/CGIS)
Environmental change in Lesotho: An analysis of causes and consequences of land use change in the Lowland region
Supervisor: Prof. dr. Marc Van Molle, co-supervisor: Dr. Jonathan Cheung-Wai Chan