Virtual Geography Colloquium


GIScience meets art in the forest at the Wörthersee soccer stadium in Klagenfurt, Austria.

March 12, 11 pm

Abstract: An interdisciplinary research cooperation between the art project FOR FOREST, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (Geoinformation and Environmental Technologies), the Department of Surveying and Geoinformation of the City of Klagenfurt, and Leica Geosystems Austria created a "Digital 3D Twin" of the temporary art installation "FOR FOREST in the Wörthersee Football Stadium" in Klagenfurt in September 2019. The aim of this applied research project was the complete, centimeter-precise digital 3D surveying of this art intervention through an innovative combination of various state-of-the-art geodata acquisition technologies. The technologies used included terrestrial laser scanning, precision reference measurement with mobile DGPS (Differential Global Positioning System) and a Total Station, high-resolution drone based airborne images and photogrammetric analyses. With the temporary installation of a species-rich mixed Central European forest in the Wörthersee football stadium, the art intervention FOR FOREST by Klaus Littmann not only created the largest art intervention in public space in Austria, but also a unique controlled experimental laboratory for the following exciting and challenging scientific research questions in the context of forestry & surveying and 3D visualization.

Gernot Paulus, Professor at the Master degree program “Spatial Information Management” will have a Late night session at the University
of New Mexico – Friday March 12, 11pm.

March 12, 3-4pm [CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]


Spring semester colloquium schedule:

See attached for a full schedule of speakers, with registration links for each event. This semester-long colloquium series is jointly offered by the Geography programs at UNM and NMSU. Archived presentations are available on our colloquium webpage.

K. Maria D. Lane
University of New Mexico
Professor, Geography & Environmental Studies
Director, R.H. Mallory Center for Community Geography
Editor, Journal of Historical Geography
social: @GeographyLane

Mark your calendars for next Friday, March 12 when Dr. Gernot Paulus will present a virtual colloquium that joins three of my personal favorite topics: geography, forests, and soccer! Please note that Dr. Paulus is joining us from Austria and will be staying up very late to accommodate our regular afternoon timeslot. I hope you can join us for this special lecture.

Details below and in the attached poster. I appreciate your help circulating this notice to people in your networks interested in forest art, drone-based precision measurement, and/or public space. AND DON’T FORGET: Registration is required! You will need to click the registration link and confirm your email address before proceeding to the Zoom meeting. See you there!

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