dr. B.A. Ricker (Britta)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geo-information Processing at the University of Twente. I teach in the MSc in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) as well as contribute to the research activities of the Maps and Processing research theme, with a focus on critical cartography, participatory mapping and spatial media. As a GIScientist and Geographer I aim to illuminate techniques to make visualization tools associated with GIS more accessible to diverse audiences while meeting intended communication goals.

Additionally, I am an Affiliate Professor in the Geography Department at the University of Washington, Seattle and held a visiting appointment at the University of Auckland in New Zealand in July of 2017. Prior to coming to ITC, I was an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Tacoma where I co-founded the Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies (2014-2018). I earned a PhD in Geography at Simon Fraser University in Canada (2014), a MSc in Geography from McGill University in Montreal (2010), and a BS in Geography and International Politics from Frostburg State University in the USA (2005). 

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In the press

2018 January 12 How Tenants Use Digital Mapping to Track Bad Landlords and Gentrification. YES! Magazine http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/how-tenants-use-digital-mapping-to-track-bad-landlords-and-gentrification-20180112


2017 February 17 Drones are Turning Civilians into an Air Force of Citizen Scientists. WIRED https://www.wired.com/2017/02/drones-turning-civilians-air-force-citizen-scientists/


Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
ITC (building no. 75)
Hengelosestraat 99
7514AE  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands