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.
We explore how physical and geographical items can be transformed into three-dimensional, interactive, and holographic objects, letting us build immersive and novel systems.
As the borders between reality and virtuality begin to blur on Microsoft HoloLens©, interaction with geographic features becomes natural, opening new forms of interaction.
Location: HIT E 51We 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.
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
Location: HIL H 40.4We 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.
|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)|
|15.45||Presentation by Sebastian Wolf and Tobias Frey from Stadt Zürich (~30 min + 15 min discussions)|
You can find some impressions of the event below.
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.
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
The students of the GIS Lab 2018 created three awesome Hololens applications. You can
watch their videos by clicking on the images:
The next GIS Lab will take place in fall semester 2019. Stay tuned!
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:
Location: HIT E 51, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 27, 8093 Zürich
The following projects will be presented at the event:
|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|
Location: HIT E 41.1We 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.
|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)|
|14.00||Presentation by Losinger Marazzi (~30 min + 15 min discussions)|
|14.50||Presentation by Wälli AG (~30 min + 15 min discussions)|
|15.35||Apéro and individual discussions|