GIS

The use of consistent and comprehensible spatial data is fundamental for ecosystem research, in particular in the context of long-term observation series. Methods in geographic information sciences for spatial information analysis allow to build and link complex models of different scientific fields.

Tasks and main research:

  • Analysing spatial and temporal data and modelling natural phenomena and processes.
  • Developing methods for the analysis of big geo-data collected casually (rather than according to a well defined design) at different spatial scales.
  • Developing and implementing concepts to provide spatially distributed geographic information (Virtual Data Center).
  • Maintaining and advancing the National Forest Inventory NFI-database and the Datacenter Nature and Landscape DNL, developing software for the NFI and DNL and implementing the long-term availability of spatial and statistical data and related methods.
  • Maintaining and advancing the services, software and database for the WSL Data Portal envidat.ch.
  • Maintaining and advancing the Geographic Information System of the WSL.
  • Transferring knowledge at the university level, through lectures, support and supervision of Master- and PhD-theses in the main topics of the GIS-Group.

Projects

Services and Products

Staff

GIS

Martin Hägeli

Groupleader

Andri Baltensweiler

Scientist

Sandro Bischof

Technical staff member

Julian Bleiker

Temporary employee

Colin Kretz Bloom

Postdoc

Enikö Fey

IT specialist

Marielle Fraefel

Technical staff member

Rolf Grütter

Visiting scientist

Dominik Sebastian Haas-Artho

Software engineer

Ionut Iosifescu Enescu

Software engineer

Marco Kronenberg

Software engineer

Rebecca Kurup

Software engineer

Rolf Meile

IT specialist

Cécile Nyffeler

Software engineer

Romana Chiara Paganini

Master student

Ranita Pal

Software engineer

Benjamin Poole

Software engineer

Francesco Rota

Postdoc

Christian Schmid

Software engineer

Sandro Silva

Software engineer

Lukas Wotruba

IT specialist

Florian Zellweger

Scientific staff member