SPINLab researchers supervise theses and research assignments on both bachelor and master level in a range of educational programmes. Here is a list of supervised theses, ordered by date and by educational programme.
Note: An overview of all theses of our distance-learning Master programme in Geographic Information Science & Systems (UNIGIS) can be found on the UNIGIS website.

Master programme Spatial Economics (STREEM)

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Murillo, G., The spatial-economic dimensions of commuting in Santiago, Chile, MSc thesis STREEM, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2018. 
Remarks: Evaluated: 24 August 2018 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.

Engelfriet, L., The impact of urban form on commuting in Chinese megacities, MSc thesis STREEM, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2016.
Remarks: Evaluated: 21 March 2016 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.. Full thesis available upon request

Andree, B., Evaluating Spatial Heterogeneity and Temporal Movements in Cross-sectional Dependence Structures, Master thesis Spatial Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2015.
Remarks: Evaluated: 2 July 2015 – Supervisors: Koomen, E. and Blasques, F.

Engelfriet, L., The impact of urban density on car dependency and related energy consumption, Research project report MSc STREEM, VU University Amsterdam, 2015.
Remarks: Evaluated: 19 February 2015 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.

Hoogeveen,R., Een verkennend onderzoek naar de economische impact van de recreatietoervaart op een regionale economie, Research project report MSc Earth and Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2015.
Remarks: Evaluated: 9 January 2015 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.

Gatto, M., Locational Choice and Preferences with Costly Relocation, Masters thesis Spatial Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2013.
Remarks: Supervisor: van Duijn, M.

Turcanu, Laura, Rural Vitality in the Netherlands, Master thesis Spatial Economics, VU University, Amsterdam, 2012.
Remarks: Supervisor: Koomen, E.

Jansen Venneboer, B., Een nieuw instrument voor winkelplanning, Definiering en operationalisering van Scoping, Master thesis Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2005.
Remarks: Supervisor: Dekkers, J.E.C.

Meijster, Y., M-Tourism, An Exploration of mobile Internet in the Market of Tourism, Master thesis Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2003.
Remarks: Supervisor: Dekkers, J.E.C.

de Reus, N.O., AquaMobile, Prototyping for a wireless location based information service, Master thesis Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2002.
Remarks: Supervisor: Dekkers, J.E.C.

Dekkers, J.E.C., Reinders, M.J., What About Wireless…? An Analysis of The Mobile Market and Location-Based Services, Masters thesis Spatial Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2001.
Remarks: On September 17th 2001, this thesis was awarded by the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) Netherlands – Supervisor: Scholten, H.J.

 

Master programme Marketing

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Nieuwboer, M., The Offline Influence on Search Engine Advertising: The effect of distance to stores, preference minority, and offline retail size on the online retailers’ search engine advertising effectiveness, Master thesis Marketing, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2016.
Remarks: Evaluated: 14 October 2016 – Supervisor: Dekkers, J.E.C.

Dinçsoy, S., A research about important determinants of spatial patterns in adoption of high involvement environmentally friendly innovations; the case of full electric vehicles, Master thesis Marketing, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2016.
Remarks: Evaluated: 19 August 2016 – Supervisor: Dekkers, J.E.C.

Reijnders, R., Proximity Breeds Credibility. An Online Consumer Review Perspective, Master thesis Marketing, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2016.
Remarks: Evaluated: 12 August 2016 – Supervisor: Dekkers, J.E.C.

Ammerlaan, K., Shopping behavior in specialty grocery stores. How household and store characteristics influence the shopping behabior of consumers, Master thesis Marketing, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2016.
Remarks: Evaluated: 12 July 2016 – Supervisor: Dekkers, J.E.C.

Bakker, J., I am what I share: the effect of Snapchat geofilters on sharing likeliness and brand perception, Master thesis Marketing, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2016.
Remarks: Evaluated: 8 July 2016 – Supervisor: Dekkers, J.E.C.

 

Master programme Transport & Supply Chain Management (TSCM)

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Starzl, K., GIS-based Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis for Third-party Logistics Provider Selection, MSc thesis Business Administration – specialization Transport & Supply Chain Management (TSCM), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2017.
Remarks: Evaluated 25 August 2017 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.

Mekenkamp, F., The relation between spatial accessibility and urban development in the Netherlands, Master thesis Transport & Supply Chain Management, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2016.
Remarks: Evaluated 29 August 2016 – Supervisor: Dekkers, J.E.C.

Vrenken, M., Are Ede’s rural roads more dangerous compared to other municipalities? – A Dutch rural road safety analysis, Master thesis Transport & Supply Chain Management, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2016.
Remarks: Evaluated: 12 August 2016 – Supervisor: Dekkers, J.E.C.

Burgers, M., Behavioural intention of sharing location data from mobile phones for non-motorized route-optimization in urban areas, Master thesis Transport & Supply Chain Management, VU University Amsterdam, 2014.
Remarks: Evaluated: 2 May 2014 – Supervisor: Dekkers, J.E.C.

 

Master programme Earth & Economics

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van Dijk, B.C., An exploration of sustainable agriculture options for the West-Australian wheat belt; environmentally, socially and economically sustainable agriculture for the future, MSc thesis Earth science and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2017.
Remarks: Evaluated: 2 March 2017 – Supervisors: Bokhorst, M. P., Koomen, E.

Claassens, J., Future developments in Bangladesh: urbanization scenarios to assess flood risk, MSc thesis Earth and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2016.
Remarks: Evaluated: 8 July 2016 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.

Plukaard, A., Sustainable spatial planning; An analysis of the costs and benefits of water-robust spatial, MSc thesis Earth and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2016.
Remarks: Evaluated: 21 March 2016 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.

Koes, J., Economic feasibility of the Balance Island concept in Vietnam & Bangladesh; Determining suitable locations based on the economic benefits of the reduction in river salinity intrusion, MSc thesis Earth and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2015.
Remarks: Evaluated: 19 August 2015 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.
A full version of this thesis can be requested from Alex.Hekman at Grontmij.nl

Last, J., Identifying the impact of tree volume on house prices; A hedonic price method approach in Amsterdam, Research project report MSc Earth and Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2015.
Remarks: Evaluated: 14 January 2015 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.

Paardekooper, M., Economic Feasibility of Solar Panels in Amsterdam; Assessing and validating the potential of roof top solar panels in the city of Amsterdam, MSc thesis Earth and Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2015.
Remarks: Evaluated: 6 September 2015 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.

Paardekooper, M., Feasibility of onshore wind energy in the province of North-Holland, Research project report MSc Earth and Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2015.
Remarks: Evaluated: 12 February 2015 – Supervisor: Diogo, V.

Belinfante, T., The Added Value of Geospatial Information in Disaster and Risk Management, Master thesis Earth & Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2012.
Remarks: Supervisor: van Manen, N.

 

Bachelor programme Earth & Economics

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Egmond van, P. H. D., Scoping for detail. A review of global indicators to assess social vulnerability to water scarcity on a local level, BSc thesis Earth science and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2018.
Remarks: Evaluated 13 July 2018 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.

Zoer, T., Ex‐post evaluatie van veertig jaar ruimtelijk ordeningsbeleid in Nederland naar gevolgen voor potentiële overstromingsschade, BSc thesis Earth science and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2018.
Remarks: Evaluated: 12 July 2018 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.

De Rijke, C., Stedelijke transformatie in Den Haag, Bachelor thesis Earth and Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2015.
Remarks: Evaluated: 29 June 2015 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.

Petri, D., Using light at night data as a proxy for economic activity: a case study for Papua New Guinea, Bachelor thesis Earth and Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2015.
Remarks: Evaluated: 29 June 2015 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.

Smulders, J., Analysing land-use density, Research project report BSc Earth and Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2015.
Remarks: Evaluated: 14 January 2015 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.

Berg, T., 14% duurzame energie in 2020; Een rapport over de haalbaarheid en de invulling van deze doelstelling, Bachelor thesis Earth and Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2014.
Remarks: Evaluated: 3 July 2014 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.

Hu, M., Naar een aardbevingsbestendig sloopbeleid, Bachelor thesis Earth & Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2014.
Remarks: Evaluated: 21 July 2014 by Mulder, P. & Ward, Ph. – Supervisor: Dekkers, J.E.C.

Kennedy, E., Comparing valuation methods for ecosystem services in Amstelland; Applying ecosystem service valuation methods to evaluate land-use changes, Bachelor thesis Earth and Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2014.
Remarks: Evaluated: 1 July 2014 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.

Robertson, S., Monetarisering van ecosysteemdienten: een case studie voor de Roggebotstaete, Bachelor thesis Earth and Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2014.
Remarks: Evaluated: 1 July 2014 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.

Slaakweg, A., Vitaliteit van het Nederlandse platteland; Een Kwantitatieve analyse van de verandering in vitaliteit op het Platteland tussen 2000 en 2010, Bachelor thesis Earth and Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2014.
Remarks: Evaluated: 1 July 2014 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.

Joling, R.J., Adding more detail to Potential Flood Damage Assessment, Bachelor thesis Earth and Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2013.
Remarks: Evaluated: 29 August 2013 Supervisor: Koomen, E.

van Riemsdijk, M., Natuurbranden in Nederland. Een aanzet tot dieper onderzoek naar natuurbrandrisico in Nederland, Bachelor Thesis Earth & Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2013.
Remarks: Evaluated: 18 Juli 2013 – Supervisor: van Manen, N.

Andrée, B., Subsidizing Miscanthus and Minimum Ethanol Fuel Share Standards for 2020, Bachelor thesis Earth and Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2013.
Remarks: Evaluated: 1 July 2013 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.

Olijve, I., Ruimtelijke veranderingen in de glastuinbouw, Bachelor thesis Earth and Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2013.
Remarks: Evaluated: 28 June 2013 Supervisor: Koomen, E.

Butijn, A., Toekomst van de Nederlandse glastuinbouw, Bachelor Thesis Earth & Economics, VU University Amsterdam , 2013.
Remarks: Evaluated: 16 May 2013 Supervisor: Dekkers, J.E.C.

Mulder, M., Analysis of settlements. Driving forces behind the location of settlements in Sylhet, Bangladesh, Bachelor thesis Earth and Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2012.
Remarks: Supervisor: Koomen, E.

van Kouwen, M., Nationale landschappen op de schop. Vernieuwing of achteruitgang? Bachelor thesis Earth and Economics, VU University, Amsterdam, 2012.
Remarks: Supervisor: Koomen, E.

van Oosterhout, F., The impact of restrictive spatial policy in the Dutch Randstad area A spatial analysis of regional differences in land-use change, Bachelor thesis Earth & Economics, VU University, Amsterdam, 2011.
Remarks: Supervisor: Koomen, E.

Walda, H., De invloed van ruimtelijke factoren op krimpregio’s, Bachelor thesis Earth & Economics, VU University, Amsterdam, 2011.
Remarks: Supervisor: Koomen, E.

Pegels, M., Een decennium aan veranderingen in het Verenigd Koninkrijk; onderzoek naar de ruimtegebruiksveranderingen in het Verenigd Koninkrijk tussen 1990 en 2000, Bachelor thesis Earth and Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2010.
Remarks: Supervisor: Koomen, E.

Snelder, M., Land use modelling of Austria with the EuClueScanner; Calibration and validation of explanatory factors, Bachelor thesis Earth and Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2010.
Remarks: Supervisor: Koomen, E.

van Hussen, K., Wateroverlast in stedelijk gebied ten gevolge van extreme neerslag; een quickscan voor de intrinsieke gevoeligheid voor wateroverlast, Bachelor thesis Earth and Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2010.
Remarks: Supervisor: Koomen, E.

 

Bachelor programme Amsterdam University College

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Carpaij, S., Fighting the Paradox of the Compact City An examination of the externalities involved with urban densification projects and a case study of Haven-Stad, BSc Capstone Amsterdam University College, 2018. 
Remarks: Evaluated: 13 June 2018 – Supervisors: Koomen, E.

Laubinger, F., A bottom-up analysis of household energy consumption in Amsterdam. Resolving policy barriers in the residential building sector, BSc Capstone Amsterdam University College, 2015.
Remarks: Evaluated: 9 June 2015 – Supervisors: Koomen, E. and Van Drunen, M.

van Dissel, D., Analysing evidence-based policy measures to combat air pollution in Amsterdam; Towards compliance with EU standards in 2015, Bachelor thesis Amsterdam University College, 2014.
Remarks: Evaluated: 10 June 2014 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.

 

National GI-minor

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Meijering, B. Onderzoek naar stedelijke verdichting in de Zuidvleugel Kunnen er wel 230.000 extra woningen worden gebouwd in de Zuidvleugel? GI-minor research assignment, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2018. 
Remarks: Evaluated 23 January 2018 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.

Blum, J., Transit Oriented Development, GI-minor research assignment, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2018. 
Remarks: Evaluated 23 January 2018 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.

Lyons-Harrison, D., Accounting for Social Vulnerability in Flood Risk Assessment in Colombo, Sri Lanka, GI-minor research assignment, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2017. 
Remarks: Evaluated 20 April 2017 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.

van der Meulen, E., Where people vote what; Creating a model that predicts voting behaviour per neighbourhood, GI-minor research assignment, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2017.
Remarks: Evaluated 23 February 2017 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.
A popular science article is also available for this research

Mulder, A., Social vulnerability to drought risk barometer 2016, GI-minor research assignment, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2017.
Remarks: Evaluated 14 February 2017 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.
A popular science article is also available for this research

Imhoff, R., Analyzing future flood risks in Cambodia; A quantitative approach using Delft-FIAT, National GI-minor research assignment, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2016.
Remarks: Evaluated 23 February 2016 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.

Statema, M., Mapping immigration views in California, National GI-minor research assignment, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2016.
Remarks: Evaluated 15 February 2016 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.

Wagenaar, D., Using detailed elevation data for mapping hidden natural landscape features in the Amstelland region, National GI-minor research assignment, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2016.
Remarks: Evaluated 7 February 2016 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.

 

Other

Warnaar, T. D., . Landscapes of the thunder dragon. Creating a typology of Bhutanese landscapes as a tool for policy-makers and researchers, MSc thesis Earth sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2018. 
Remarks: Evaluated 10 July 2018 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.

Lyons-Harrison, D., Operationalizing Social Inclusiveness in Infrastructure Investment Choices in the Developing World, BSc capstone University College Utrecht, 2017.
Remarks: Evaluated 20 June 2017 – Supervisor: Koomen, E.