Dr. Hartwig Henry Hochmair
Research: Spatial Analysis and GIS
Dr. Hochmair’s research focuses on the spatial analysis of geographic information to address key issues of sustainable transportation, quality control of crowd-sourced geodata, and the spread of invasive species. He uses Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to quantify how the layout of multi-modal transportation networks affects travel behavior, how improved network design can make transportation more sustainable, and how crowd-sourced geodata, such as shared geotagged images or tweets, can be used to better understand travel behavior in urban and rural environments. Furthermore he analyzes how crowd sourced spatial data, such as OpenStreetMap, can supplement governmental and commerical spatial spatial datasets for mapping and navigation purposes, i.e. for bicycle trip planning. Dr. Hochmair collaborates with researchers from other departments at the FLREC, such as Entomology, to answer displine specific research questions using GIS analysis. This includes, for example, the identification and modeling of spatial dispersal patterns of invasive termites in Florida.