At the Thünen-Institute spatial data on fields, forests and seas are collected and evaluated - often across Germany or beyond. These data make it possible to use maps to represent the ecological natural forest areas of Germany or to show how land use and livestock at the district level changed from 1999 to 2010. Even more: By overlaying and combining very different data sets, it becomes possible to recognize and evaluate certain relationships in order to be able to derive conclusions and see need for action.
In order to make these relationships visible for different user groups, the Thünen-wide working group Thünen Geoinformation aims to keep spatial data at a high level of quality across the institute and discusses new approaches to internal and external handling of them.
The following topics are dealt with within the group:
Florian Hoedt is responsible for the planning and implementation of these components in collaboration with the Thünen Geoinformation working group. The Centre for Information Management is organisationally responsible for the infrastructures, which Florian Hoedt is a part of.