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drs. B.J. Köbben (Barend)

Senior Lecturer

About Me

I hold an MSc in Geography, specialising in Cartography, from Utrecht University in The Netherlands. I worked for 9 years as a Lecturer in cartography at that university and then moved to the International Institute for Geo-information Sciences and Earth Observation ( ITC) in 1997. The ITC is an international school providing courses on GIS and Remote Sensing to students from all around the world, ranging from short courses, through 12 month Professional Master and 18 month MSc degree courses, as well as a PhD programmes. Since 1 January 2010, ITC is a Faculty of the  University of Twente. Currently I am Senior Lecturer in GIS and cartographic visualisation in the Department of Geo-Information Processing ( GIP) at ITC, and at the University College Twente, the UT's Honours Bachelor College.

My  teaching subjects include Cartographic Theory, WebCartography and WebGIS, Geo-webservices, web application building and 3D visualisation. Furthermore, I supervise the PM Case Study and Final Assignments and MSc theses. Outside ITC, I am involved in teaching  short courses and workshops in Open Source GIS & WebMapping, promoting the use of the Open Source geospatial applications and data.  

Expertise

Spatial Data
Cartography
Resource
Thematic Mapping
World
Internet
Processing
Infrastructure
Case Management
Education
Atlas
Research
Emergencies

Research

I participate in the research activities of the departemental Research Theme STAMP (Spatio–Temporal Analytics, Maps and Processing). My main research interest is “automated mapping in a services environment”, combining cartographic visualisation knowledge (with a large visual perception and a design component) with a keen interest in computer science, especially web application development. I specifically design and build visualisation pipelines with middleware services and Open Web clients (using tools such as the D3 library and the Vega/Vega-lite framework).

Publications

Recent
Berg van den , J., Köbben, B. J., Drift van der, S., & Wismans, L. J. J. (2018). Towards a Dynamic Isochrone Map: Adding Spatiotemporal Traffic and Population Data. In P. Kiefer, H. Huang, N. Van de Weghe, & M. Raubal (Eds.), Progress in Location Based Services 2018 (pp. 195-209). ( Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography). Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-71470-7_10
Köbben, B. J., & Lemmens, R. L. G. (2017). ILWIS : een oude (on)bekende : powerpoint.. 1s-14s. GeoBuzz, 's Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.
Coetzee, S., Steiniger, S., Köbben, B. J., Iwaniak, A., Kaczmarek, I., Rapant, P., ... Moellering, H. (2017). The Academic SDI : Towards Understanding Spatial Data Infrastructures for Research and Education. In M. P. Peterson (Ed.), Advances in Cartography and GIScience: Selections from the International Cartographic Conference 2017 (pp. 99-113). Cham: Springer.
Anand, S., Badard, T., Behr, F. J., Coetzee, S., Delzari, L., & Köbben, B. J. (Eds.) (2015). Open geospatial science and applications : special issue of: ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 4(2015)2. ISPRS international journal of geo-information, 697-1981.
Köbben, B. (2015). A:shiwi A:wan Ulohnanne - De Zuni Wereld. Geografie, 24(7), 22-24.
Köbben, B. (2015). An interactive carto dashboard for distributed statistical data in an SDI : abstract. Abstract from 27th International Cartographic Conference, 16th General Assembly of the International Cartographic Association, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Köbben, B. (2015). FOSS4G.PDX.2014 : papers from FOSS4G, Portland 8-13 September, 2014. Portland: Open Source Geospatial Foundation.
Anand, S., Badard, T., Behr, F. J., Coetzee, S., Delzari, L., & Köbben, B. (Eds.) (2015). Open geospatial science and applications. (ISPRS journal of Geo-Information; No. 4/2). Amsterdam: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI).
Köbben, B. (2014). Reports from the 50th annual summer school : session 8. Society of Cartographers newsletter, (November), 13-14.
Köbben, B., & van Eck, J. W. (2014). Cartografie Ontketend. Geografie, 23(6), 24-27.
Köbben, B. (2014). FOSS4G Nottingham 2013 : proceedings. OSGeo journal, 13, 114-.
Other Contributions
Maps & Infographics
Apart from scientific and other papers, in the last few years I have published  over 500 maps & infographics, mainly in the Dutch journal "Geografie". You can find them in this  searchable list, with PNG previews ...

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Education

My teaching subjects include Cartographic Theory, WebCartography and WebGIS, Geo-webservices, web application building and 3D visualisation. Furthermore, I supervise the PM Case Study and Final Assignments and MSc theses. Outside ITC, I am involved in teaching short courses and workshops in Open Source GIS & WebMapping, promoting the use of the Open Source geospatial applications and data.  

Affiliated Study Programmes

Bachelor

Master

Courses

Projects

I have been involved in various  consultancy projects in The Netherlands, India, Iran, Italy, Malaysia, Namibia, South Africa, Thailand and Zambia. For a full list see  this page.

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
ITC (building no. 75), room 1-065
Hengelosestraat 99
7514AE  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
ITC  1-065
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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