Prof. Dr. Martin Raubal

Martin Raubal is Professor for Geoinformation Engineering at the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation, ETH Zurich. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

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  • Habilitation (Venia legendi in Geoinformatics), University of Münster, 2006
  • Dr. techn. (Honors), Geoinformation, Vienna University of Technology, 2001
  • Dipl.-Ing., Surveying Engineering and Geoinformation, Vienna University of Technology, 1998
  • M.S., Spatial Information Science and Engineering, University of Maine, 1997
Research interests
  • Mobile GIS & Location Based Services
  • Cognitive Engineering for Geospatial Services
  • Mobile eye-tracking for the evaluation of people's mobile decision-making
  • GIS for renewable energy analysis and prospecting
  • Spatial cognition and wayfinding
  • Time geography

SEC Singapore-ETH Centre

[Singapore, 8-12 Jan 2019]


My doctoral student Rene Buffat successfully defended his dissertation 'Spatio-Temporal Modelling of a Biogenic Combined Heat and Power Plant Swarm for Switzerland'. Congratulations, Rene! [September 2018]

New project funded by Swiss Federal Office of Energy: Enhancing the 3D DSS for supporting the planning of electric power systems: Integration of underground cables. Partners include Gilytics, Swissgrid, Elia and ewz. [June 2016]

My former Ph.D. student Ioannis Giannopoulos has accepted a Full Professorship in Geographic Information Science at the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation, TU Vienna, Austria. Congratulations, Ioannis! [November 2017]

Our group is organizing the 14th International Conference on Location Based Services which will take place in Zurich, Switzerland, 15-17 January 2018. [March 2017]

My former Ph.D. student Ben Adams started as Senior Lecturer in Geographic Information Science at the Department of Geography, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Congratulations, Ben! [January 2017]

New research project: SBB Green Class - Collaborating with SBB and BMW Switzerland, our group provides the lead scientific support [December 2016]

My former Ph.D. student Grant McKenzie started as Assistant Professor at the Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland. Congratulations, Grant! [August 2016]

I was elected to the AGILE Council for another 4-year term and will serve as AGILE's Co-Chair with Marinos Kavouras - thank you to our members! [June 2016]

I will serve as Co-Director of ETH's new MAS & CAS in Future Transport Systems (Mobilität der Zukunft) [May 2016]

GoEco! Tracker app is now downloadable [March 2016]

'OMLETH II: Development of a broader application for the platform for location-based mobile learning at ETH' receives funding from the ETH Innovedum Program [January 2016]

'Intention-Aware Gaze-Based Assistance on Maps' receives funding from Swiss National Science Foundation [October 2015]