Geoinformation

Spatial, temporal, and open data plays a central role in our lab. Our students come up with new ways to interact with such data, and build useful applications for a wide range of people.

Research

We explore how physical and geographical items can be transformed into three-dimensional, interactive, and holographic objects, letting us build immersive and novel systems.

Cutting-edge Mobile Tech

As the borders between reality and virtuality begin to blur on Microsoft HoloLens©, interaction with geographic features becomes natural, opening new forms of interaction.



25th September 2019

Public Presentation on the 20th of December 2019, 15.00 - 17.00 (incl. Apéro riche)

Location: HIT E 51

We would like to invite all participants of the GIS Lab, students of ETH and UZH, industry partners, and other interested people to the final presentations of the GIS and Geomatics Lab Autumn Semester 2019. The presentations will take place in the Siemens Auditorium on Hönggerberg (HIT E 51) and are a great way to get insights on the teaching activities of the GIS group at ETH Zürich.

Like last year, the final presentations will be held as part of a bigger GIS@ETH afternoon, during which students of other GIS courses will present their semester works. You can find some impressions from last year below.


To facilitate the organization, please register for the event until the 1st of December 2019 (not necessary for members of the GIS Lab).

Register here


24th September 2019

Kick-off on the 24th of September 2019, 13.45 - 16.30

Location: HIL H 40.4

We are happy to announce that Esri R&D, the city of Zurich, and Daniel Laumer (winner of last year's Esri Switzerland Young Scholar Award) will present their experiences with VR, MR and AR! Representatives from the respective companies will attend the kick-off and present potential applications from their domain as a starting point for the GIS and Geoinformatics Lab.



Schedule

13.45 Introduction of the industry partners, the lab structure and the lab assistants
14.00 Presentation by Daniel Laumer (~20 min + 10 min discussions)
14.30 Presentation by Daniel Inversini from Esri R&D (~30 min + 15 min discussions)
15.15 Short break
15.45 Presentation by Sebastian Wolf and Tobias Frey from Stadt Zürich (~30 min + 15 min discussions)
16.30 End

You can find some impressions of the event below.




5th August 2019

The GIS and Geoinformatics Lab will Return with Hololens in HS 2019


Already for the third time in a row, the GIS Lab will give students the opportunity to work with cutting-edge mixed reality in Fall 2019. Using the Hololens from Microsoft, the aim of the course is to develop a geo-related application that makes use of the unique capabilities of the Hololens and incorporates both real-world objects as well as virtual ones.

Take a look at the projects from previous years on this website, and sign up via mystudies or the Vorlesungsverzeichnis! As usual, we will invite selected partners for an introductory lecture at the beginning of the semester, and we'll have a larger event towards the end where researchers, practicioners, families and friends can try out the applications.



24th May 2019

Winners of the Esri Switzerland Young Scholar Award & OpenData Student Award 2019


We are very happy to announce that Hasret Gümgümcü and Daniel Laumer won this year's Esri Switzerland Young Scholar Award as well as the OpenData Student Award with their application UrbanX developed during the GIS Lab! You can find more details on the Esri blog. They have also received a lot of attention from the OpenData community on Twitter. Congratulations!



15th February 2019

The GIS Lab 2018 has come to a successful end!


The students of the GIS Lab 2018 created three awesome Hololens applications. You can watch their videos by clicking on the images:



More details about UrbanX can be found here.
We thank our supporters Esri R&D, Losinger Marazzi, and Wälli AG for their work throughout this semester!

The next GIS Lab will take place in fall semester 2019. Stay tuned!


7th February 2019

Presentation of UrbanX at the 6th MeetUp "AR/VR/MR: BIM - Digital Construction"


Daniel Laumer had the chance to present his and Hasret Gümgümcü's excellent mixed reality application UrbanX at the "AR/VR/MR: BIM - Digital Construction" MeetUp together with Christian Sailer.

Take a look at their presentation here:


21st December 2018

Final Presentations on the 21th of December 2018, 13.00 - 15.00

Location: HIT E 51, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 27, 8093 Zürich


The following projects will be presented at the event:



Schedule

13.00 Introduction to the event, welcoming of the industry partners
13.05 Presentation by Group 1 (~15 min + 5 min discussions)
13.25 Presentation by Group 2 (~15 min + 5 min discussions)
13.45 Presentation by Group 3 (~15 min + 5 min discussions)
14.05 Apéro and individual discussions
15.00 End of final presentations and start of GIS I course


We are happy that Esri R&D, Losinger Marazzi, and Wälli AG supported us throughout this semester!


28th September 2018

Kick-off on the 28th of September 2018, 13.00 - 16.30

Location: HIT E 41.1

We are happy to announce collaborations with Esri R&D, Losinger Marazzi, and Wälli AG! Representatives from the respective companies will attend the kick-off and present potential applications from their domain as a starting point for the GIS and Geoinformatics Lab.



Schedule

13.00 Introduction of the industry partners, the lab structure and the lab assistants
13.10 Presentation by Esri R&D (~30 min + 15 min discussions)
13.55 Short break
14.00 Presentation by Losinger Marazzi (~30 min + 15 min discussions)
14.45 Short break
14.50 Presentation by Wälli AG (~30 min + 15 min discussions)
15.35 Apéro and individual discussions
16.30 End

About the GIS Lab

Independent study project with (mobile) geoinformation technologies.

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