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4-07-2016: VISICO meets IFGI MUNSTER

VISICO members Léon olde Scholtenhuis, Farid Vahdatikhaki, Paulina Racz and their UTwente colleagues Marc van Buiten and André Dorée - visited the University of Münster at the Institute for Geoinformatics. The aim of the visit was to explore ways to collaborate within the research domain of subsurface (infrastructure) mapping. Besides, the groups met to discuss the work of MSc. and PDeng students Lars Syfuss (University of Munster) and Paulina Racz (UTwente). Paulina and Lars jointly develop a system that supports experts in deciding where they dig test trenches to localize subsurface utilities. 

It was an exciting day with a full programme: Dr. Carl Schulz co-organized the workshop with VISICO-member Léon. Carl organized a plenary session during which  Prof. Doree presented the UTwente group's research agenda for subsurface utilities mapping & excavation safety.  

Later that day, Carl he guided the Twente delegation through the faculty building to show the various labs that the university hosts. We were excited to see the situated computing and visualization lab (Prof. Kray), Spatial temporal modelling lab (Prof. Pebesma) and Spatial Intelligence Lab (Prof. Schwering).

The day led to various thought-provoking ideas for collaboration(thesis projects, workshops, amongst others) for subsurface utility mapping. VISICO looks forward to the next meeting in September. 

We thank Dr. Schulz and the IFGI for hosting the meeting, and we are looking forward to the next assembly!

Fig 1 - Prof. Dorée presenting in front of the Univ. Münster IFGI staff 

Fig 2 - University of Münster IFGI building

Fig 3 - Paulina Racz experiencing the situated compunting lab & meeting the Univ. Münster research staff