Johannes Lauer

Research Assistant
Office address:
Im Neuenheimer Feld 346
Room 113

Postal address:
Berliner Straße 48
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 6221 54-5509
Fax: +49 6221 54-4529


Johannes Lauer, M.Sc.

Subject of thesis

Improvement of open source data compilation for routing of agricultural vehicles

Research interests
  • Geodata infrastructures
  • Location Based Services
  • Sensor data analysis
  • Application of GIS in agricultural context (precision farming, biomass logistics)
Offered courses
  • WS 2011/12:
    Geodatenverarbeitung mit Java
  • WS 2010/11:
    Coordinator Introduction to GIS (Lab)
  • SS 2009 (Uni Bonn):
    ArcGIS für Geographen
Curriculum Vitae
  • since 02/2010:
    Research assistant in the working group of Alexander Zipf at the Heidelberg University
  • since 03/2009:
    Research assistant in the working group of Alexander Zipf at the University of Bonn
  • 2006-2009:
    Master GIS at Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn; Master Thesis: Improvement of open source data compilation for routing of agricultural vehicles
  • 2004-2006:
    Bachelor in Applied Computer Science at Georg-August University of Göttingen; Bachelor Thesis: Validation of topographic normalization techniques for land cover classification in tropical mountainous areas

Lauer, J.; Richter, L.; Ellersiek, T.; Zipf, A.(2014): TeleAgro+ - Analysis Framework for Agricultural Telematics Data, IWCTS ’14, SIGSPATIAL ’14, November 04-07 2014, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, USA

Steiger, E. Lauer, J. Ellersiek, T. Zipf, A.(2014): Towards a framework for automatic geographic feature extraction from Twitter Eighth International Conference on Geographic Information Science Vienna.

Lauer, J., Billen, N. and Zipf A. (2013): Processing crowd sourced sensor data - from data acquisition to application, IWCTS ’13, November 05 - 08 2013, Orlando, FL, USA

Billen, N.; J. Lauer and A. Zipf (2013): A Mobile Sensor Data Acquisition and Evaluation Framework for Crowd Sourcing Data. Second ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Crowdsourced and Volunteered Geographic Information (GEOCROWD) 2013. In conjunction with ACM SIGSPATIAL 2013. Orlando, FL, USA.

Lauer, J., Bakillah, M., Liang S.H.L. and Zipf A. (2012): Toward a Reasoning Service to Improve Routable Road Maps by Deriving Road Attributes from Telematics Data , COST-Workshop on Progress in Movement Analysis. Zurich, Switzerland

Goetz, M., Lauer, J., Auer, A. (2012): An Algorithm Based Methodology for the Creation of a Regularly Updated Global Online Map Derived From Volunteered Geographic Information , The Fourth International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications and Services. GEOProcessing 2012. Valencia, Spain.

Lauer, J.; Jochem, A.; Zipf, A. (2011): Straßenzustandsermittlung durch Klassifikation mobiler Sensordaten von Smartphones. 8. GI/KuVS-Fachgespräch Ortsbezogene Anwendungen und Dienste, LMU München.

Lauer, J. und Zipf, A. (2009): Verbesserung der Datengrundlage für die Routenplanung im Bereich landwirtschaftlicher Logistik auf Basis offener Geodaten. AGIT 2009. Symposium für Angewandte Geoinformatik. Salzburg. Austria

Twele, André; Kappas, M.; Lauer, J.; Erasmi, S. (2006): The effect of stratified topographic correction on land cover classification in tropical mountainous regions. In: ISPRS 2006; ISPRS mid-term symposium 2006 remote sensing: from pixels to processes, 8-11 May 2006, Enschede, the Netherlands.

Book chapter

Bakillah, M., Lauer, J., Liang, S., Zipf, A., Jokar Arsanjani, J., Loos, L., Mobasheri, A. (2013): Exploiting Big VGI to Improve Routing and Navigation Services. Karimi H. Big Data Techniques and Technologies in Geoinformatics. CRC Press.


Lauer, J., Götz, M., Auer, M., Zipf, A. (2011): Processing and Visualizing Dynamic Global Geo Data - OGC WMS based on VGI. Poster @ AGIT 2011. Symposium für Angewandte Geoinformatik. Salzburg. Austria.

Lauer, J. and Zipf, A. (2010): A workflow for improving the availability of routable data (OSM) for logistics in agriculture - using data from Telematics-systems and community-based quality management. AGILE 2010. The 13th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science. Guimarães, Portugal.


Lauer, J. (2014):TeleAgro+ - Auswerteverfahren für landwirtschaftliche Telematikdaten zur Verbesserung der Betriebsabläufe und Optimierung der landwirtschaftlichen Logistik BLE Innovationstage, 15./16. Oktober 2014, Bonn

Lauer, J. und Zipf, A. (2013): Geodatenerzeugung aus landwirtschaftlichen Telematikdaten – Neue Methoden zur Verbesserung nutzergenerierter Daten am Beispiel TeleAgro+ GEOINFORMATIK 2013. Heidelberg, Germany

Witti, S. und Lauer, J. (2011): Freie Geodaten und -dienste in der Landwirtschaft - Anwendungen und Potentiale, FOSSGIS 2011, Heidelberg

Invited Talks

Lauer, J. (2015): TeleAgro+ - Evaluation of agricultural telematics data to improve business processes and optimize agricultural logistics, Agritechnica 2015, Hannover, Forum Technology and Management

Lauer, J. (2013): GIS applications for research topics in rural and urban areas as well as natural ecosystems of Xinjiang, Urumqi in Transition - The Sino-German BMBF project RECAST Urumqi (2008-2014) and beyond, Urumqi, China

Lauer, J. (2013): Machines as Sensors - Bessere Geodaten und -dienste durch Nutzung landwirtschaftlicher Telematikdaten, GI Kolloquium 2013, Osnabrück

Lauer, J. (2010): Logistiksysteme optimieren – freie Geoinformationssysteme zur Unterstützung der Transporttätigkeit, Fachgespräch des ALB Baden-Württemberg e.V. zum Thema Landwirtschaftliche Fahrzeuge im Straßenverkehr.

Lauer, J. (2010): OpenLS und freie Geodaten - Potentiale und Herausforderungen im Bereich der landwirtschaftlichen Logistik, Einsatz von Geoinformationen in Land- und Forstwirtschaft - Rahmenbedingungen und Perspektiven (KTBL Tagung im Geozentrum Hannover)

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