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...


  • Karimi, H. A. (Ed.) Indoor Wayfinding and Navigation, Taylor & Francis (2015).
  • Karimi, H. A. (Ed.) Big Data Techniques and Technologies in Geoinformatics, Taylor & Francis (2014).
  • Karimi, H. A. (Ed.) Advanced Location-Based Technologies and Services, Taylor & Francis (2013).
  • Karimi, H. A. Universal Navigation on Smartphones, Springer (2011).
  • Karimi, H. A. and Akinci, B. (Eds.) CAD and GIS Integration, Taylor & Francis (2010).
  • Karimi, H. A. (Ed.) Handbook of Research on Geoinformatics, IGI Global(2009).
  • Karimi, H. A. and Hammad, A. (Eds.) Telegeoinformatics: Location-Based Computing and Services, Taylor & Francis (2004).

Lab Director: Dr. Hassan A. Karimi

Research interests:
Mobile computing, navigation, location-based services, location-aware social networking, geospatial information systems, computational geometry, grid/distributed/parallel computing, and spatial databases

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

Dr. Karimi