Research Projects

Project highlights

VISTE aims to empower the spatial thinking of primary and secondary school students with visual impairment (VI).

Six partners from four European countries will work together over a course of three years to develop strategies, educational components and an ICT toolkit towards effective spatial thinking of students with VI, facilitating inclusion.

The project is funded by the European Commission under Erasmus+ Key Action 2: Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices.

Project duration: 2016-2019, Project leader: Prof. M. Kavouras.

GEOTHNK brings together many different organisations with high quality and unique expertise in their field who have decided to join forces in a European effort to propose a scientifically grounded, technologically sustainable, and organisationally disruptive framework to meet the challenge for the development of new learning pathways across traditional education sectors and informal learning situations, making effective use of open educational practices and resources.

Project duration: 2013-2015, Project leader: Prof. M. Kavouras.

GI-N2K aims to answer the question on how the education and vocational training in the domain of GI S&T can match with the actual job requirements in the job market.

GI-N2K builds upon the existing Geographic Information Science and Technology Body of Knowledge (GI S&T BoK) that was developed by the American University Consortium for Geographic Information Science , published in 2006 by the Association of American Geographers . The ‘BoK’ will be updated and brought into line with the new technological developments and the European perspective ( e.g. importance of INSPIRE in Europe).

Project duration: 2013-2016

geocrowd – Creating a Geospatial Knowledge World” aims at establishing a fertile research environment my means of a training network that will promote the GeoWeb 2.0 vision and advance the state of the art in collecting, storing, analyzing, processing, reconciling, and making large amounts of semantically rich user-generated geospatial information available on the Web

Other projects

2014-2017, RSE-NTUA graduate research, Ministry of Education, Project Leader: Prof. M. Kavouras.

2011-2012, Development of a System for the integration of heterogeneous geographic data of the wireless network and structural infrastructure of the Hellenic Telecommunication Organization, funded by OTE SA, Project Leader: Prof. M. Kavouras. 

2009-2010, Characterization of the Topographic Relief of the Kapodistrias Municipalities, Communities and Local Divisions for the Greek Statistical Service, National Statistical Service of Greece, Project Leader: Prof. M. Kavouras.

2009, Development of educational material “Geographic Information Systems for the Local Government Organizations (GNOSI109)” on the asynchronous eLearning platform Open eClass, for the Information – Training – Local Development SA (PETA), Project Leader: Prof. M. Kavouras.

2009, Development of educational material for GIS for the Technical Chamber of Greece, Team Coordinator: Prof. M. Kavouras. 

2009, Characterization of the Mountainousness of the Kapodestrian Municipalities and Communities and Local Regions of Greece, Project Leader: Prof. M. Kavouras.

2008, Development of a Spatial Database for the Organization for Local Government Organizations with settlements for scale 1:50,000, Project Leader: Prof. M. Kavouras.

2008-2010, RSE-NTUA Development Infrastructures, Project Leader: Prof. M. Kavouras.

2006-2010, Support of the RSE-NTUA graduate research, Project Leader: Prof. M. Kavouras.

2004, System and Data Organization for a National Spatial Data Infrastructure, Project Leader: Prof. M. Kavouras. 

2002-2006, Development of Formal Ontologies in Geoinformatiocs, Project Leader: Prof. M. Kavouras.

2003-2005, A System for Decision Making for Businesses and Consumers through the Web and Open GIS Platform, Program e-Business, General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Project Leader: Prof. M. Kavouras.

2002, Characterization of Greek Municipalitites into Mountainous, Semi-Mountainous and Plaine Terrain for the National Statistical Service of Greece for the Hellenic Mapping and Cadastral Organization, Project Leader: Prof. M. Kavouras. 

2002, Spatio-Temporal Models Development, Project Leader: Prof. M. Kavouras.

2000, Development of a Methodology for the Integration of Different Geographic Ontologies, Project Leader: Prof. M. Kavouras. 

2000, Definition of a Land Cover – Land Use Classification Schema, Research Program Technical Report for the Hellenic Mapping and Cadastral Organization and the National Statistical Service of Greece, Project Leader: Prof. M. Kavouras.

1999, Analysis of the Data Model for the Database of Administrative Boundaries of the European Project Esprit: ABDS for the CEEC, Project Leader: Prof. M. Kavouras.

1999, NaGI2: National Geographic Information Infrastructure, for the Hellenic Information Society, Project Leader: Prof. M. Kavouras.

1997, Study of a Spatial Data Transfer Standard for Cadastre, for the Hellenic National Cadastre, Project Leader: Prof. M. Kavouras.