Josef Strobl

Josef Strobl
University of Salzburg · Department of Geoinformatics

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Introduction
Translating the evolution from Spatial Data Infrastructures towards fully connected Geospatial Ecosystems into practice | Research on analytical applications of Digital Elevation Models | Design and implementation of education with a Digital Earth perspective
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January 1985 - present
University of Salzburg
Position
  • Professor
Education
October 1977 - January 1984
University of Vienna
Field of study
  • Geography

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Publications (141)
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The paper focuses on the development of an open-source utility tool for the analysis of eye-tracking data recorded on interactive web maps. The tool simplifies the labor-intensive task of frame-by-frame analysis of screen recordings with overlaid eye-tracking data in the current eye-tracking systems. The tool's main functionality is to convert the...
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Recently, increasing forest fires have contributed to deforestation and desertification in the Hyrcanian forests in northern Iran. It is crucial to consider the complex interactions of forest fires with particularities of the environment and the social and economic factors. This study introduces a conceptual approach to developing a comprehensive f...
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Land surface curvature (LSC) is a basic attribute of topography and influences local effects of gravitational energy and surface material transport. However, the calculation of LSCs based on triangulated irregular networks (TINs) has not been fully studied, which restricts further geoscience studies based on TIN digital elevation models (DEMs). The...
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The paper aims at exploring the relationship between housing resale prices and neighborhood features in Zhuhai, as well as structure and location characteristics. Thirteen neighborhood features are collected to analyze their influence on average community-level apartment resale prices in 2018. Six neighborhood features, structural and location char...
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Digital elevation models (DEMs) contain some of the most important data for providing terrain information and supporting environmental analyses. However, the applications of DEMs are significantly limited by data voids, which are commonly found in regions with rugged terrain. We propose a novel deep learning-based strategy called a topographic know...
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Summarizing the 2021 GIS-in-Central-Asia conference fits very well into the January timeframe when we are writing these editorial remarks. The ancient god Janus usually was depicted with two faces-looking back as well as into the future. Not only is this the time when we conclude the past year and plan for the next calendar period, but it also is a...
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Gully development is an important topic in the evolution of modern geomorphology. The study of the development process of gullies is key to understanding the genesis, mechanism and spatial differentiation of loess geomorphology. This study explored the mechanism of the development process of gullies whilst taking into account the erosion characteri...
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Following publication of the original article [1], it was reported that the authorship list contained two errors, and that affiliation 2 contained an error. The authorship panel contained the following errors:
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We report the findings from two global panel "conversations" that, stimulated by the exceptional coronavirus pandemic of 2020/21, explored the concept of resilience in geographic science teaching and learning. Characteristics of resilient teaching, both in general and with reference to GISc, are listed and shown to be essentially what might in the...
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Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) ist tot, es lebe das Geospatial Ecosystem! - Das klingt dramatischer und abrupter, als es ist. Trotzdem findet derzeit ein Paradigmenwechsel in der digitalen Informationsgesellschaft statt. Die Metapher „Ökosystem“ transportiert die grundlegenden Konzepte einer dynamischen, hochgradig vernetzten sowie flexibel auf...
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China has a deep traditional culture and a long history, and is rich in traditional settlements (designated as “Famous Historic-Cultural Villages/Towns”, “Chinese Traditional Villages” by Chinese Government). To help people develop these traditional settlements to achieve the great goal of Chinese National Rejuvenation, Chinese scholar put forward...
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Executive Summary - A new ‘Beyond SDI’ geospatial ecosystem is needed in response to a geospatial landscape that has evolved radically since spatial data infrastructures (SDI) were first conceptualized in the late 1980s and early 1990s. This evolution includes changes in technology; the volume and nature of geospatial information being generated;...
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Terrain derivative calculations from triangulated irregular network (TIN)-based digital elevation models (DEMs) have been extensively explored in geomorphometry. However, most calculation methods focus on the triangulation facets of TIN-based DEMs and ignore the vertices. In fact, these vertices are the original sampling points from the terrain sur...
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GI_Forum 2021 Journal, Volume 9, Issue 1 Open Access at https://austriaca.at/giscience2021_01_ Special Edition: 12th International Symposium on Digital Earth: Digital Earth for Sustainable Societies Thomas Blaschke - Josef Strobl - Julia Wegmayr (Eds.)
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The present study was conducted to comprehensively evaluate watershed sustainability with the help of an initiative barometer developed based on different dimensions of social, economic, environmental, and policy. The newly developed barometer was then applied to assess the temporal variation of sustainability for the Shazand Watershed, Iran, for f...
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Citation: Yang, D.; Mu, K.; Yang, H.; Luo, M.; Lv, W.; Zhang, B.; Liu, H.; Wang, Z. A Study on Prediction Model of Gully Volume Based on Morphological Features in the JINSHA Dry-Hot Valley Region of Southwest China. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2021, 10, 300. https:// Abstract: Gully erosion is well-developed in the Jinsha dry-hot valley region, which ha...
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In the paper, the least resource base required to ensure isolated human habitat sustainability over a historically long period of time is discussed. Territory and energy are proposed as such basic resources. The analysis of isolated societies of Tasmania, the Chatham Islands, and North Sentinel Island concludes that habitat can exist long and susta...
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China has a deep traditional culture and a very long history, and is very rich in traditional settlements (designated as “Famous Historic-Cultural Villages/Towns”, “China Traditional Villages” by China Government). To help people develop the traditional settlements to achieve the great goal of Chinese National Rejuvenation, Chinese scholar put forw...
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During the past decades, land use/land cover change (LUCC) has occurred in the glacial affected areas at unpredictable rates driven by natural and human factors. Monitoring and identifying the spatial and temporal land cover changes and driving forces in this unique type of region provides a scientific basis for understanding the changing process o...
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Terrain plan concave and convex parts are important topographical shapes that affect the convergence and divergence of flow. The plan concavity and convexity are generally calculated through the curvature method, which is limited by the serious sensitivity to digital elevation model (DEM) errors and scale dependence. In this study, we propose an as...
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See - https://arcg.is/145HDi0 - Virtual Field Trip - stop at a high point between Salzach valley and Berchtesgaden basin
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Soil loss is a global environmental problem that can intensively damage surrounding ecosystems. To control soil loss and secure agricultural activities, check dams are constructed for soil conservation. However, due to ineffective management, many check dams are abandoned and are highly prone to be damaged due to rainstorms. Such a phenomenon would...
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Continuing with an impromptu switch to online learning is not a desirable “new normal”. However, the many lessons learned during the past year should not be lost but lead to a better “new normal”. Many of these recent experiences will precipitate progress in teaching and learning. We just need to manage the process of infusing these into higher edu...
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Ephemeral gullies, which are widely developed worldwide and threaten farmlands, have aroused a growing concern. Identifying and mapping gullies are generally considered prerequisites of gully erosion assessment. However, ephemeral gully mapping remains a challenge. In this study, we proposed a flow-directional detection for identifying ephemeral gu...
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Graphische Dokumentation und visuelle Kommunikation räumlich verorteter Information haben eine lange Tradition. Seit Jahrtausenden werden räumliche Konstellationen von Routen, Besitzständen oder auch (teils fiktiven) Destinationen auf der Erdoberfläche situativ dargestellt. Daraus entwickelte sich die Disziplin der Kartographie mit einerseits der...
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Accurate topographic mapping is a critical task for various environmental applications because elevation affects hydrodynamics and vegetation distributions. UAV photogrammetry is popular in terrain modelling because of its lower cost compared to laser scanning. However, this method is restricted in vegetation area with a complex terrain, due to red...
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Gullies in the Loess Plateau of China vary in developmental stages and morphologic sizes. In this case study, in Linjialian watershed in the loess hilly region, we introduced some perspectives from population ecology to explore the population characteristics of the loess gully system. Different types of gullies were extracted based on the digital e...
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Open Access - https://gispoint.de/liste-artikel/agit/ausgabe-6-2020.html --- Das AGIT Journal für Angewandte Geoinformatik (kurz „AGIT Journal“) ist eine interdisziplinäre Open-Access-Zeitschrift, deren Fokus auf der Darstellung und Diskussion hochwertiger wissenschaftlicher Forschungsergebnisse und angewandter Praxisbeiträge aus dem Themenspektru...
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Über viele Jahre hinweg wurden in nationalen und europäischen Projekten digitale Lernmaterialien und Lernmedien entwickelt. Waren wir auf dieser Grundlage gut auf den abrupten Wechsel hin zu E-Learning online vorbereitet? Weil ja gilt ‚content is king‘, oder gehört vielleicht doch etwas mehr dazu, um Lernen in einer Internet-Umgebung erfolgreich zu...
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The Chinese Loess Plateau suffers severe gully erosion. Gully mapping is a fundamental task for gully erosion monitoring in this region. Among the different gully types in the Loess Plateau, the bank gully is usually regarded as the most important source for the generation of sediment. However, approaches for bank gully extraction are still limited...
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Selected papers from the 2018 GIS-in-Central-Asia conference have been published in this issue of the International Journal of Geoinformatics (http://e-geoinfo.net/). International Journal of Geoinformatics (IJG)Volume 15, No. 4: Land Cover Classification using Random Forest Technique and DEM Auxiliary Data, Khalmurzayeva, G. GIS Based Analysis of...
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In the context of SDGs, this chapter aims at arguing for an ecosystem view of lifelong learning at the core of building and maintaining the brainware for geospatial information systems supporting our livelihoods.
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„THE spatial view“ – die räumliche Perspektive als interdisziplinärer Mehrwert bringt im Zuge von Big Data, Internet of Things und Machine Learning, vor allem eines: Mehr-wert für ein besseres Verständnis von Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft und Umwelt. Geographic Information Science als Wissenschaft und Geoinformatik als deren Methodik befassen sich nich...
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Great strides have been made in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) research over the past half-century. However, this progress has created both opportunities and challenges. From a geographic perspective, certain challenges remain, including the modelling of geographic-featured environments with GIS data model, the enhancement of GIS’s analysis f...
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Buildings have a multifunctional character, which makes it hard to define just one model for all their diverse functions. As these diverse functions are addressed by actors of different perspectives and domain backgrounds, the possibility to exchange available building information would be desirable. Two main models for the creation of building inf...
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The first generation of geospatial education was implemented in two flavours: full-fledged dedicated programmes like Surveying, Cartography and (to a limited degree) in Geoinformatics. More frequently, a range of geospatial methods and technology courses like mapping, remote sensing and image analysis, spatial analysis or geostatistics were inserte...
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Editorial der Herausgeber ‚Digital Twins‘ sind ein rezentes Schlagwort, insbesondere in den Bereichen Internet of Things und Machine Learning. Dem ‚physical twin‘ der räumlichen Realität einen ‚virtual twin‘ als digitale Repräsentation gegenüberzustellen ist in der Geoinformatik langjährige Praxis. Phänomene und Prozesse können in vielen Fällen nur...
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See https://hw.oeaw.ac.at/8359-4 for open access. GI_Forum publishes high quality original research across the transdisciplinary field of Geographic Information Science (GIScience). The journal provides a platform for dialogue among GI-Scientists and educators, technologists and critical thinkers in an ongoing effort to advance the field and ultima...
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The model used statistical analysis for eight causal factors (slope, curvature, elevation, TWI, NDVI, NDSI, land cover, precipitation) of landslide occurrence. All factors were weighted to apply two-dimensional statistical method of a knowledge-based analytic hierarchical process with data extracted from the spatial database and then converted into...
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Editorial der Herausgeber Geoinformatik ist als ein methodisch-technisches Querschnittsfach in Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft seit vielen Jahren etabliert. Sie gilt als Schlüsseltechnologie im Zuge diverser Digitalisierungsoffensiven, die in vielen Ländern aktuell ausgerufen werden. Das zeigt in diesem Jahr besonders die ‚bunte‘ Palette an der im AGIT...
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Terraces are typical artificial landforms on the Loess Plateau, with ecological functions in water and soil conservation, agricultural production, and biodiversity. Recording the spatial distribution of terraces is the basis of monitoring their extent and understanding their ecological effects. The current terrace extraction method mainly relies on...
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Geographic information science and technology education has evolved into a multidisciplinary undertaking supporting academic and professional qualifications and professions. With strong conceptual foundations in geography, motivated by application domains including planning, ecology, engineering, and infrastructure management, and facilitated by te...
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Student mobility, including obtaining degrees abroad, is one of the most effective means of internationalizing education and establishing a common denominator of qualifications for academics and professionals. The European Erasmus family ’ of programmes stimulates multilateral cooperation projects in higher education, including curriculum developme...
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The underlying pre-existing paleotopography directly influences the loess deposition process and shapes the morphology of current loess landforms. An understanding of the controlling effects of the underlying paleotopography on loess deposition is critical to revealing the mechanism of loess-landform formation. However, these controlling effects ex...
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AGIT – Journal für Angewandte Geoinformatik, 2-2016 ISSN 2364-9283 www.agit-journal.net Herausgeber: Prof. Dr. Josef Strobl, Universität Salzburg Dr. Bernhard Zagel, Universität Salzburg Mag. Gerald Griesebner, Universität Salzburg Prof. Dr. Thomas Blaschke, Universität Salzburg Editorial Board: Prof. Dr. Klaus Greve, Universität Bonn Ass.-Prof. D...
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In this paper we analyse numerous Minor programs in GIScience & Technology (GIS&T) / Spatial Sciences offered worldwide as secondary subjects complementing Major programs at BSc and MSc level. The objectives are the identification of core contents and qualifications/competencies related to GI, and their respective weights measured in terms of credi...
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Der Ursprung von Backcasting liegt in den 1970er Jahren. Damals führte Amory Lovins diese Methode zur Planung von Elektrizitätsangebot und -nachfrage ein und nannte es „backwards looking analysis“. Danach fand diese Methode regelmäßig in Energiestudien Anwendung (Dreborg 1996, S. 814; Quist 2007, S. 18). In der Folge dauerte es einige Zeit, bevor e...
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Runoff nodes, located where stream segments merge to form a larger one, carry important structural geographic information. Extensive research has been done on runoff nodes, but there is still a lack of work on measuring the information content of runoff nodes across watersheds. This paper develops a novel index, called the “Feature Information Inde...
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Digital Earth is widely recognized as a new geospatial approach. However, there is no consensus about what exactly caused a new quality of the Digital Earth – the cutting-edge technologies, social practices or new scientific principle. In addition, relationship between Digital Earth and Cartography remains unclear. We propose to use the situational...
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Solar energy is one of the readily available renewable energy resources in the developing countries within the tropical region. Kenya is one of the countries which receive an average of approximately 6.5 sunshine hours in a single day throughout the year. However, there is slow adoption of solar energy resources in the country due to limited inform...
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Open Access Journal: http://www.agit.at/Journal Editorial der Herausgeber Geoinformatik ist heute als ein methodisch-technisches Querschnittsfach in der Wissenschaft etabliert. Daher erscheint die Palette der in diesem Journal veröffentlichten Beiträge auch auf den ersten Blick sehr ‚bunt‘ und ist mit zahlreichen Anwendungsfächern verbunden. Genau...
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The advances in open data, free and open source software solutions and open access to research publications have influenced the emergence of open educational resources (OER) initiatives. These initiatives permit access to openly licensed learning resources including courses, webinars, training materials and textbooks. Thereby, an increasing number...
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The study aimed to extract complex plantation using Object Based Image Analysis (OBIA) techniques. GeoEye-1 image covering Pa Khlok sub-district, Phuket Thailand was used, and thirteen vegetation indices calculated and analyzed with the aim of exploring plantations coverage in the area. Five plantation classes were identified including young coconu...
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Open education, in particular open access to education, must be goals in every forward-looking society striving to have a future. As an academic programme director, I sometimes hear the question: "Why would anyone pay for education these days as ample knowledge today is freely available – Wikipedia, Open Access Journals and all …" A quick response...
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The first generation of digital, and subsequently online, regional atlases did only little to reconceptualize the idea behind this established cartographic category. Using the case study of a regional atlas for Central Asia, the authors propose a fundamental re-thinking as a usercentric and target-group-specific front end for emerging Spatial Data...
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Smart and sharp minds are required to analyse the real world problems and to create solutions through competent use of geospatial technologies. However, the numbers of such people have not yet grown enough.
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Geographic Information Science & Technology (GIS&T) is constantly evolving in scientific and technological terms. In 2006 the GIS&T Body of Knowledge (BoK) initiative has provided a domain inventory that serves as a structured basis for curriculum development. The content and structure of the BoK are currently undergoing revision. One of the projec...
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Data, and in particular geospatial (cartographic, map) data are considered a valuable asset. This is evident from their essential use in organizing our societies, e.g. regarding ownership of land, and entire countries. The latter need for securing territories and boundaries traditionally led to spatial data being managed within national mapping and...
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The increasing availability of high resolution imagery has triggered the need for automated image analysis techniques, with reduced human intervention and reproducible analysis procedures. The knowledge gained in the past might be of use to achieving this goal, if systematically organized into libraries which would guide the image analysis procedur...
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Based on the observation that today’s ‘information society’ is based increasingly on leveraging the added value of ‘location’, this chapter briefly explores some of the main technological foundations for this trend. It is demonstrated that a set of geospatial techniques, as well as general ICT trends highly relevant for location-based applications,...
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Open Geo Government Data (editorial for issue 3/2014 publishing papers from conference mentioned below) Daten der öffentlichen Verwaltung bilden heute eine wesentliche Basis für zahlreiche Entwicklungsaktivitäten, Analysen und Informationsangebote. Mit Open Government Data (OGD) konnte sich in den vergangenen Jahren ein Prinzip etablieren, welche...
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This paper presents and discusses an application of object-based image analysis for rural land use/land cover classification based on village forms and shapes in Northeastern, Thailand. Increasing availability of VHRS data and object-based classification techniques can be extremely effective to delineate the complexity of land cover in the study ar...
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This article proposes a new multispectral image texture segmentation algorithm using a multi-resolution fuzzy Markov random field model for a variable scale in the wavelet domain. The algorithm considers multi-scalar information in both vertical and lateral directions. The feature field of the scalable wavelet coefficients is modelled, combining wi...