Prof. Dr. Martin Raubal

Martin Raubal is Professor for Geoinformation Engineering at the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation, ETH Zurich. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

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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

AGILE Conference 2017

[Wageningen, NED, 9 - 12 May 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]

My former Ph.D. student Grant McKenzie started as Assistant Professor at the Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland. Congratulations, Grant! [August 2016]

I was elected to the AGILE Council for another 4-year term and will serve as AGILE's Co-Chair with Marinos Kavouras - thank you to our members! [June 2016]

I will serve as Co-Director of ETH's new MAS & CAS in Future Transport Systems (Mobilität der Zukunft) [May 2016]

GoEco! Tracker app is now downloadable [March 2016]

'OMLETH II: Development of a broader application for the platform for location-based mobile learning at ETH' receives funding from the ETH Innovedum Program [January 2016]

'Intention-Aware Gaze-Based Assistance on Maps' receives funding from Swiss National Science Foundation [October 2015]

An evaluation method for location-based mobile learning based on spatio-temporal analysis of learner trajectories by C. Sailer, P. Kiefer, J. Schito and M. Raubal was selected as best paper at the Mobiscool-Workshop at the MobileHCI 2015 Conference in Copenhagen [August 2015]

IJGIS paper published: R. Ahas, A. Aasa, Y. Yuan, M. Raubal, Z. Smoreda, Y. Liu, C. Ziemlicki, M. Tiru, and M. Zook (2015) Everyday space–time geographies: using mobile phone-based sensor data to monitor urban activity in Harbin, Paris, and Tallinn [July 2015]

'Enhanced flight training program for monitoring aircraft automation' (SWISS & ETH IKG) receives funding from Federal Office of Civil Aviation [March 2015]

ET4S Proceedings online: Kiefer, Giannopoulos, Raubal, and Krüger, Eds. (2014) Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Eye Tracking for Spatial Research, Vienna, Austria, September 23, 2014 [September 2014]

My former Ph.D. student Yihong Yuan started as Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography, Texas State University. Congratulations, Yihong! [August 2014]

Special issue on 'GIS for Renewable Energy' (Guest Editor M. Raubal) published in ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, Open Access! [August 2014]

'Application of 3D Geographic Information Systems for transparent and sustainable planning of electric power systems' receives funding from Swiss Federal Office of Energy & industry partners [July 2014]