Porträt Frank Dickmann

Grantee Professor Frank Dickmann

Professor Frank Dickmann has been Professor for Cartography at the Institute of Geography at Ruhr University Bochum since 2007.

After graduating in geography, economic geography and history, Frank Dickmann completed his PhD at RWTH Aachen University. He then worked as a research associate and post-doctoral researcher at the University of Cologne and at RWTH Aachen University. He completed his habilitation on map-based information technology in geography at the University of Göttingen, and subsequently held professorships at RWTH Aachen University and FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg. At the Institute for Cartography TU Dresden, he held the position of university lecturer for topography and topographic cartography.

At Ruhr University Bochum, Frank Dickmann has led several projects on 3D cartography and cognitive cartography funded by the German Research Foundation. He has authored numerous national and international papers and has written several (text) books on modern cartography. Since 2001, he has been co-editor of the journal “KN – Journal of Cartography and Geographic Information”. His most current research focuses primarily on empirical studies on the efficiency of cartographic media and the cognitive influences in map use.

As part of his project, he will be exploring how cognitive maps can be improved. The project is scheduled to start in 2023.

Improving the Efficiency of Maps

We are growing more and more dependent on digital navigation. Frank Dickmann is researching ways of improving our individual spatial orientation skills in spite of this trend.

The project

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