Geoinformatics Laboratory "Location Thinkers"

School of Computing and Information

What is Geoinformatics?

Geoinformatics encompasses a collection of special techniques, technologies, and tools for the acquisition, processing, management, analysis, and presentation of geospatial data. Geoinformatics is based on a range of synergetic activities including geospatial modeling, geospatial analysis, geospatial databases, geospatial technologies, information systems, systems design, spatial cognition, human-computer interaction, mobile computing, wired and wireless network technologies. Today, numerous applications are benefiting from geoinformatics techniques, technologies, and tools and with recent advances in geoinformatics and related technologies, such as Web services and grid computing, new geoprocessing paradigms and applications are expected to emerge. go to Wikipedia for more...


Author(s)/Editor(s) Title Publisher Year
Karimi, H. A. and Karimi, B. Geospatial Data Science Techniques and Applications Taylor & Francis 2017
Karimi, H. A. Indoor Wayfinding and Navigation Taylor & Francis 2015
Karimi, H. A. Big Data: Techniques and Technologies in Geoinformatics Taylor & Francis 2014
Karimi, H. A. Advanced Location-Based Technologies and Services Taylor & Francis 2013
Karimi, H. A. Universal Navigation on Smartphones Springer 2011
Karimi, H. A. and Akinci, B. CAD and GIS Integration Taylor & Francis 2010
Karimi, H. A. Handbook of Research on Geoinformatics IGI Global 2009
Karimi, H. A. and Hammad, A. Telegeoinformatics: Location-Based Computing and Services Taylor & Francis 2004
Holt, P. and Karimi, H. A. Data Base Management Systems: A Study Guide Athabasca University, Alberta, Canada 1993

Lab Director

Dr. Hassan A. Karimi
Dr. Hassan A. Karimi
  • Research interests:
  • Computational Geometry,
  • Machine Learning,
  • Location-Based Services,
  • Navigation Applications,
  • Mobile Computing,
  • Geoinformatics,
  • Geospatial Information Systems,
  • Distributed/Parallel Computing

  • Education:
  • PhD Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary
  • MS Computer Science, University of Calgary
  • BS Computer Science, University of New Brunswick