The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has granted three research proposals in the SURF Pop Up 2016 tender. One of them concerns the feasibility of further urban densification. This proposal has been submitted by SPINlab researcher Dr. Eric Koomen.
SPINlab researchers Vasco Diogo and Eric Koomen have written a paper for the OECD identifying opportunities to refine OECD’s indicators of land cover and land use and their regular production for all OECD and G20 countries. A comprehensive review is
Promotie SPINlab-onderzoeker Chris Jacobs-Crisioni 30 november 2016, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam De verhitte concurrentie tussen spoorexploitanten heeft gezorgd voor overinvestering op het netwerk en bijgedragen aan een te dicht spoornetwerk in Nederland. Het 19e-eeuwse Nederlandse spoorwegnetwerk is voornamelijk ontwikkeld voor winst
The Dutch 20 o’clock news today reported about a study of the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). Their study (in Dutch) is entitled ‘Dalende bodems, stijgende kosten’. It discusses the consequences of soil subsidence and describes possible alternative measures for
SPINlab PhD candidate Chris Jacobs-Crisioni recently contributed some of his research data to a Dutch TV-show, ‘Onzichtbaar Nederland’ (‘The invisible Netherlands’). That show takes the viewer through physical and societal changes in the country with often spectacular GIS visualizations. The
The Centre for International Cooperation of VU Amsterdam (CIS-VU) has been awarded a grant worth €1.8 mln. to implement a project on Spatial Planning for Agribusiness and Public Policy Development in Kenya. The grant is part of the Netherlands Initiative
On October 7, our SPINlab-colleague Panayiotis Sophronides has successfully defended his PhD dissertation at the National Technical University of Athens. His thesis is entitled ‘Decision Support Systems for Participatory Flood Risk and Disaster Management’ and purports to critically review the
The SPINlab is proud to present a free geocoding tool. It can be used to attach X,Y-coordinates to Dutch addresses and uses the Dutch Basic Administration of Addresses and Buildings (BAG) as it’s geocoding source. Using an open source GIS-platform
Spinlab researcher Xander Wilcke is working on a solution to release archaeological knowledge that is now often stored on hard drives and only accessible by request. The Archaeological Protocol 0102 provides a specification as to how rich XML summarizations, aptly
Our path-finding project Mapping the Via Appia featured at the Dutch National Science Agenda`s Eureka Festival last November. GIS Magazine published a nice article (in Dutch) on the achievements of the project.