Dr. Sven Fuhrmann’s Tenure Presentation

Please join us on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 in Exploratory Hall, Room 3301 from 9:30am – 10:30am for Dr. Sven Fuhrmann’s Tenure Presentation:

Shaping Geovisualization
Dr. Sven Fuhrmann, Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science, George Mason University

Abstract
August 2015 was the official start of the International Map Year, a worldwide recognition of maps, mapping products and their roles and uses. While on one hand the history and achievements of mapping products are being celebrated; the International Map Year also encourages exploring new challenges and opportunities to further develop spatial visualization techniques and products. Dr. Fuhrmann has been a member of geovisualization developments for the past 15 years and significantly shaped cartography and geovisualization research. His presentation reflects on past geovisualization challenges and achievements and highlights his current and future research. Dr. Fuhrmann will outline three aspects of his geovisualization work: a) usability and usefulness of true 3d display environments for time critical tasks and decision making, b) recent developments in social media and geovisualization, and c) geovisualization-based spatial learning and thinking. The presentation will close !
in the spirit of the current International Map Year: as an open invitation to join interdisciplinary cartographic innovation research, and thus collaboratively shape geovisualization.

Short Biography
Dr. Sven Fuhrmann is an Associate Professor of Geovisualization and Geoinformation Science at the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science, George Mason University. He received his Ph.D. in geoinformatics from the Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster, Germany in 2002. Dr. Fuhrmann has over 15 years of experience in GIScience and Geovisualization, bridging cutting-edge research developments in the United States and Europe. He is an established member in national and international commissions that are concerned with developing geospatial research agendas and novel research strategies. His research interests include geovisualization and human-computer interaction, social media and cartography, geovisualization-based spatial learning and thinking, and art in cartography.