Christian Willmes

Christian Willmes
in Z2

University of Cologne
Institute of Geography

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50674 Cologne
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CRC 806 - Project Affiliation:

Project Z2
Data management and services

Project Z3
Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG)

Research Interests:

  • Internet based geoinformation systems (WebGIS)
  • Spatio-Temporal data modeling
  • Semantic data interoperability
  • Spatial data infrastructures (SDI)

Ph.D. Research Topic (preliminary):

Spatio-Temporal data integration for palaeoenvironmental and archeological research data

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Georg Bareth

Advisor: Dr. Andreas Bolten


Since 2009: Ph.D. student at Institute of Geography, University of Cologne.

2009: Diploma in Geography, University of Cologne

Diploma thesis: "3D-Geodatenvisualierung im Internet: Methoden und Anwendungen"

Translation of the diploma thesis title into english: "Internet based 3D-Geovisualisation: Methods and applications".

Abstract of the Diplomathesis:

"Evaluation of methods and applications for internet based 3D geovisualization with an focus on service oriented architecture (SOA), open standards and spatial data infrastructures (SDI)."

Research Assignments:

02/06 - 10/09 Student research assistant at GIS & RS Working Group at Institute of Geography, University of Cologne.

04/06 - 06/07 Student research assistant at Hydrogeography and Climatology Working Group at Institute of Geography, University of Cologne.

09/04 - 04/05 Student staff at ZAIK (Zentrum für angewandte Informatik) of University of Cologne.


2008: Internship at GmbH in Bonn, Germany.

2007: Summer Fellow at NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research laboratory (GLERL), Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

Professional Memberships:

  • Gesellschaft für Geoinformatik (GfGI)
  • OpenSource Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo)


Willmes, C., Brocks, S., Hoffmeister, D., Hütt, C., Kürner, D., Volland, K., Bareth, G. (2012): Facilitating integrated spatio-temporal visualization and analysis of heterogeneous archaelogical and palaeonvironmental research data. ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci. I-2, 223-228. DOI: 10.5194/isprsannals-I-2-223-2012.

Willmes, C. and Bareth, G. (2012): A data integration concept for an interdisciplinary research database. In: Proceedings of the Young Researchers forum on Geographic Information Science - GI Zeitgeist, ifgiPrints 44, Münster, Germany, March 2012, ISBN: 978-3-89838-663-0, Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft AKA, Heidelberg, pp. 67 - 72.

Willmes, C., Baaser, U., Volland, K. and G. Bareth (2010): Internet based distribution and visualization of a 3D model of the University of Cologne Campus. In: Bandrova, T. and Konecny, M. (eds.): Proceedings of the DIGITAL EARTH SUMMIT, Nessebar, Bulgaria, June, 12-14 2010.

Willmes, C., Weskamm, J., Baaser, U., Hinzen, K.-G., Bareth, G. (2008): SeismoGIS: A tool for the visualization of earthquake data. - Proc. XXI ISPRS Congress, 3-11 July 2008, Beijing, China.

Willmes, C. und Weskamm, J. (2007): SeismoGIS - Ein GISTool zur Analyse von Erdbebendaten für die Erdbebenstation der Universität zu Köln. - Proc. AGIT'2007, Wichmann: Heidelberg.




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