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Showcases of students works

The curriculum at the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation (IKG) involves several project courses. Here, we showcase some students works that leverage free and open source software for geoinformation.

An assessment of the usability of virtual globe toolkits to create an animated 3D web scene

This project has been developed with the aim to compare two JavaScript APIs that are using 3D web globes to display, visualize and animate 3D content. Therefore, a prototype application has been implemented that shows a temporal 3D animation of the settlement development of the city of Zurich:


The prototypes were realized by Lisa Stähli within the Cartography Lab in autumn 2017, supervised by Christian Häberling and Raimund Schnürer. The 3D data model of Zurich was provided by the Amt für Städtebau, Zürich. For further information and to request a detailed report about the comparison, please contact the author. The source code of both applications is available at GitHub.

Chicago - Explore Crime, Ethnicity and Socioeconomic indicators

The aim of the project was to display statistical data about crime, ethnicity and socioeconomic indicators for the city of Chicago with modern web technology and external JavaScript libraries. It is meant to be consulted by citizens, urban planners and any persons interested in these topics:


chicago waterfront
Start exploring the atlas

The atlas of Chicago is the result of a group project for the course in Multimedia Cartography in spring 2016. It has been implemented by Heinz Gnehm, Konstantinos Schoinas, and Giulio Tagliaferro under the supervision of Hansruedi Bär, René Sieber, and Nadia Panchaud.

Updated on 25 October 2017 by Raimund Schnürer  |  showcases