Cartography and GIS, VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

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 fcanters@vub.ac.be
 +32 2 629 33 81
Pleinlaan 2, Elsene, Belgium, 1050

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is the offshoot of the French-speaking Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Research activities in the Cartography and GIS (CGIS) group of VUB mainly focus on land-use/land-cover mapping from remotely sensed data, with emphasis on urban areas. Special attention in this research goes to the use of knowledge-based methods and machine learning approaches for image interpretation, relying on spectral, textural as well as contextual information.

Moreover this group focuses are on monitoring and modelling urban dynamics, in relation to urban ecology and urban sustainability issues. Specific research topics include mapping and monitoring of urban sprawl, remote-sensing driven calibration of urban growth models, urban green monitoring, urban quality-of-life assessment, analysis of urban form, and impacts of urban growth on the water balance in urbanised areas.

This group offers PhD and some course in master level related to remote sensing and GIS.

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