The Map Is Not The Territory

A blog by Christian Willmes.

Curriculum vitae

Personal information

Name: Christian Willmes
From: Cologne, Germany

Academic record

Publications

Willmes, C., Becker. D., Brocks. S., Hütt. C. and, Bareth, G. (2017): High Resolution Köppen-Geiger Classifications of Paleoclimate Simulations. Transactions in GIS. 21, 57- 73 . doi: 10.1111/tgis.12187

Willmes, C., (2016): CRC806-Database: A semantic e-Science infrastructure for an interdisciplinary research centre. PhD Thesis, University of Cologne. url: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/7381/
Willmes, C., Becker, D., Verheul, J., Yener, Y., Zickel, M., Bolten, A., Bubenzer, O., Bareth, G. (2016): An Open Science approach to GIS-based paleoenvironment data. ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci. III-2, 159- 164 . DOI: 10.5194/isprs-annals-III-2-159-2016.

Willmes, C., Kürner. D. and, Bareth, G. (2014): Building Research Data Management Infrastructure using Open Source Software. Transactions in GIS, 18: 496–509. doi: 10.1111/tgis.12060

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: Degbelo, A., Brink, J., Stasch, C., Chipofya, M., Gerkensmeyer, T., Humayun, M.I., Wang, J., Broelemann, K., Wang, D., Eppe, M. & Lee, J.H. (eds): 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., Brocks, S., Hütt, C., Kürner, D., Volland, K. und Bareth, G. (2012): Forschungsdatenmanagement mit Open-Source-Software. In: Tagungsband FOSSGIS 2012, Dessau 20.-22.3., FOSSGIS e.V., pp. 24 - 28.
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. In: Strobl, J., Blaschke, T., Griesebner, G. (eds): Angewandte Geoinformatik 2007, Wichman Verlag, Heidelberg, ISBN: 978-3-87907-451-8, pp. 858 - 866.

Presentations/Talks

FOSS4G 2016, Bonn, Germany. PaleoMaps - An SDI for Open Paleoenvironment GIS Data
FOSS4G 2016, Bonn, Germany. SMW @ OSGeo Wiki - How semantics improve the Wiki and facilitate a collaborative database for OSGeo
ISPRS Congress 2016, Prague, Czech Republic. An Open Science approach to GIS-based paleoenvironment data
CAA 2016, Oslo, Norway. GIS-based data integration for mapping paleoenvironments
CAA 2015, Siena, Italy. Data integration for paleoenvironmental and archaeological GIS based analysis
FOSS4G 2014, Protland, OR, USA. Köppen-Geiger classifications of paleoclimate model simulations
AGIT 2014, Salzburg, Österreich. Interdisziplinäres Datenmanagement und darauf aufbauende GIS-Analysen im Rahmen des SFB 806 ”Our way to Europe”
FOSS4G 2013, Nottingham, UK. Building Research Data Management Infrastructure using Open Source Software
CNI Fall Meeting 2012, Washington DC, USA Data Management in Interdisciplinary Research Projects: Case Studies CRC/TR 32 and CRC 806.
ISPRS 2012, Melbourne, Australia Facilitating integrated spatio-temporal visualization and analysis of heterogeneous archaelogical and palaeonvironmental research data.
FOSSGIS 2012 Dessau Forschungsdatenmanagement mit Open-Source-Software
GI Zeitgeist Young Researchers Forum 2012, Münster A data integration concept for an interdisciplinary research databse
FOSSGIS 2011 Heidelberg CampusGIS 3D - 3D SDI mit deegree3
Deegree Day 2010, Bonn CampusGIS-3D - Setup of a deegree3 WPVS
Digital Earth Summit 2010, Nessebar INTERNET BASED DISTRIBUTION AND VISUALIZATION OF A 3D MODEL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLOGNE CAMPUS
ISPRS 2008, Beijing, China SeismoGIS: A tool for the visualization of earthquake data.
AGIT 2007, Salzburg SeismoGIS - Ein GISTool für die Analyse von Erdbebendaten für die Erdbebenstation der Universität zu Köln

Teachings

Winter 2016/17 Lektüreseminar Klimawandel
Winter 2011/12 Anwendung Mathematischer Verfahren
Summer 2011 Introduction to GIS (IMES and CEA Master)
Winter 2010/11 Servicelearning: OpenstreetMap für Köln-Kalk

Project participations

since 2009, ongoing Collaborative research Centre 806 Development and maintenance of the Research Data Management infrastructure of the CRC806.
since 2009, ongoing CampusGIS 3D Diploma Thesis about a WPVS based 3D WebGIS of the University of Cologne Campus in 2009. Later ported the server side WPVS from deegree2 to deegree3. Ongoing work on modelling of Lod2 and LoD3 bbuildings and supervising a Diploma thesis on a Java Script based (Client-side rendering) 3D WebGIS.
2008 - 2009 EMD NRW Developed a BingMaps based WebGIS GUI using DojoJS.
2006 - 2007 SeismoGIS Developed an ArcObjects ArcGIS Extension first in VB later a port to DotNet C#, for GIS analysis of realtime Erthquake data measured at the Bensberg Earthquake Observatory Network (BNS).

Professional memberships

since 2014, ongoing Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
since 2013, ongoing FOSSGIS e.V. (OSGeo DACH)
since 2005, ongoing Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Köln - Vorstandsmitglied (Board Member since 2012)
since 2010, ongoing GfGI - Gesellschaft für GeoInformatik
since 2008, ongoing OSGeo Member

Education

05/2016 Doctoral dissertation: "CRC806-Database: A semantic e-Science infrastructure for an interdisciplinary research centre".
since 11/2009 Geography/GIScience PhD student at Institute of Geography at the University of Cologne.
09/2009 Diploma thesis: "3D-Geodatenvisualierung im Internet: Methoden und Anwendungen"
Translation of the diploma thesis title into english: "Internet based 3D-Geovisualisation: Methods and applications".
2003 - 2009 Geography with minor Computer Science and Cartography, University of Cologne
1999 - 2003 Computer Science with minor in Communication Sciences, University of Bonn
1990 - 1999 Gesamtschule Rodenkirchen, Cologne
1986 - 1990 Primary School Loreleystrasse, Cologne

Internships / Summer Schools

2011 Vespucci Summer Institute, Fierence, Italy
2008 Internship at WhereGroup, Bonn
2007 GLERL Summer Fellowship, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Work / Research assignments

02/2006 - 10/2009 Student research assistant at GIS & RS Working Group at Institute of Geography, University of Cologne.
04/2006 - 06/2007 Student research assistant at Hydrogeography and Climatology Working Group at Institute of Geography, University of Cologne.
09/2004 - 04/2005 Student staff at ZAIK (Zentrum für angewandte Informatik) of University of Cologne

Skills

Languages German (native), English (fluent)
Programming Languages PHP, JavaScript, Perl, Python, Java
Markup Languages HTML, CSS, LaTex
Operating Systems Linux (Ubuntu, Debian, RedHat, CentOS), MS Windows
IT Skills Server administration (L(inux)A(pache)M(ySQL)P(HP), Postgres/PostGIS, Python, Java (Tomcat/Jetty))
Web Frameworks and CMS Typo3, Wordpress, Blogofile, Mediawiki, Semantic Mediawiki, CKAN, jQuery, ExtJS, GeoExt
Geospatial QGIS, gvSIG, MapProxy, GeoServer, GeoNode, PostgreSQL/PostGIS, ArcGIS ArcInfo/Server, deegree, MapServer