Prof. Dr. Martin Raubal

Martin Raubal is Professor for Geoinformation Engineering at the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation, ETH Zurich.

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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



My doctoral student Christian Sailer successfully defended his dissertation 'Enhancing Knowledge, Skills, and Spatial Reasoning through Location-based Mobile Learning'. Congratulations, Christian! [May 2020]

New project funded by ETH Mobility Initiative: Empirical use and Impact analysis of MaaS (EIM). Partners include SBB and ETH-IVT. [August 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]