Earth and Space Science Informatics

Happy GISday!!

As many people within the ESSI division have at least once used GIS software, we would like to wish you a happy GIS day!

Picture by ESRI


Every day, millions of decisions are being powered by Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for education, government, non-profit organizations and businesses. ESSI deals with community-driven and multidisciplinary challenges. GIS plays an important role to develop data-driven solutions that help many organizations visualize, analyze, interpret and present data.


Jennifer Roelens is PhD student in bio engineering at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium. Her main research interest is remote sensing, particularly LiDAR, and all its applications. Currently during her PhD, she is applying this knowledge to extract ditches and their characterises which can be a breakthrough for facilitating hydrological modelling.

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