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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan-Henrik Haunert

Head of the Geoinformation Group

Jan-Henrik Haunert

Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation
Working Group Geoinformation
Meckenheimer Allee 172
D - 53115 Bonn


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Geodata is the basis for numerous applications. However, it must go through several processing steps in order to be useful in practice. For example, the level of detail of a data set must be adapted to the scale of an analysis. Often objects have to be grouped and combined into larger units and geometrically simplified. Similar processes are required when generating legible maps from geospatial data. In my research, I am concerned with creating mathematical models for these tasks and developing efficient algorithms for their solution.

Selected works on spatial analysis and visualization are presented on our research pages.

Committee Work


  • since 08/2016:
    Professor for geoinformation at Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation at University of Bonn
  • 09/2013 to 07/2016:
    Professor for geoinformatics at University of Osnabrück
  • 09/2009 to 08/2013:
    Postdoctoral researcher in the algorithms group of University of Würzburg, habilitation in computer science (July 2013)
  • 01/2004 to 08/2009:
    Scientific research assistant at Institute of Cartography and Geoinformatics at University of Hannover, PhD "with distinction" in geodesy and geoinformatics (September 2008)
  • 10/1998 to 12/2003:
    Studies of geodesy and geoinformatics at University of Hannover, guest studies at Helsinki University of Technology, student research assistant at Institute of Photogrammetry and GeoInformation in Hannover, diploma (Dipl.-Ing.) "with distinction"


  • 2012: 
    Otto von Gruber Award of International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)
  • 2009: 
    Research award of Victor Rizkallah Foundation


  • DFG-Project HA5451/7-1: Inferring Personalized Multi-criteria Routing Models from Sparse Sets of Voluntarily Contributed Trajectories
  • DFG-Project Ha5451/6-1: Zoomless Maps: Models and Algorithms for the Exploration of Dense Maps with a Fixed Scale
  • Cluster of Excellence PhenoRob: Robotics and Phenotyping for Sustainable Crop Production (Associate Member)
  • DFG Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) DETECT: Regional Climate Change: Disentangling the Role of Land Use and Water Management; Project Z03: Data Infrastructure and Services
  • DFG-Project Ha5451/3-1: Algorithms for Interactive Variable Scale Maps (2012-2015), Final Report

Selected Publications

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