Heinrich Löwen

Doctoral researcher
Institute for Geoinformatics
University of Muenster, Germany
loewen.heinrich@uni-muenster.de

About

I am a PhD student and research associate at the Institute for Geoinformatics (IfGI), University of Münster, Germany. I joined the IfGI as a student in 2011 and successfully graduated in 2016. During my master's degree I joined the SIL (Spatial Intelligence Lab) and worked in the WayTO (Wayfinding Through Orientation) project.

Since October 2016 I continued to work in the WayTO project as a PhD student. I am interested to learn about peoples orientation and wayfinding behaviour and how this knowledge can be used develop navigation systems that convey orientation information to its users. My work is supervised by Prof. Dr. Angela Schwering.

Projects

WayTO

Support for Spatial Orientation and Wayfinding in Real Environments Through Cognitively Appropriate Spatial Information Provided by Mobile Navigation Assistance (WayTO)

Homepage: wayto.uni-muenster.de

Publications

2019

Löwen, H., Krukar, J., & Schwering, A. (2019). Functional Scales in Assisted Wayfinding. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2019) (accepted). pdf bib

 

Löwen, H., Krukar, J., & Schwering, A. (2019). Spatial Learning with Orientation Maps: The Influence of Different Environmental Features on Spatial Knowledge Acquisition. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 8(3), 149. pdf bib

 

Schwering, A., Galvao, M., Löwen, H., Krukar, J., & Schick, W. (2019). Wayfinding Through Orientation: Schematizing Landmark, Route and Survey Information in a Single Map. In Proceedings of the 2nd Schematic Mapping Workshop. 11-12 April 2019, Vienna, Austria. pdf bib

 

2018

Anacta, V. J. A., Li, R., Löwen, H., De Lima Galvao, M., & Schwering, A. (2018). Spatial distribution of local landmarks in route-based sketch maps. In S. Creem-Regehr, J. Schöning, & A. Klippel (Eds.), Spatial Cognition XI (pp. 107–118). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. pdf bib

 

Löwen, H., Krukar, J., & Schwering, A. (2018). Towards automatically generating maps for wayfinding and orientation. In A. Mansourian, P. and Pilesjö, L. and Harrie, & R. and van Lammeren (Eds.), Geospatial Technologies for All: short papers, posters and poster abstracts of the 21th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science. Lund University 12-15 June 2018, Lund, Sweden. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. Accessible through https://agile-online.org/conference/proceedings/proceedings-2018. pdf bib

 

Löwen, H., Krukar, J., & Schwering, A. (2018). How should Orientation Maps look like? In A. Mansourian, P. and Pilesjö, L. and Harrie, & R. and van Lammeren (Eds.), Geospatial Technologies for All: short papers, posters and poster abstracts of the 21th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science. Lund University 12-15 June 2018, Lund, Sweden. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. Accessible through https://agile-online.org/conference/proceedings/proceedings-2018. pdf bib poster

 

2017

Löwen, H. (2017). Identifying Context-Dependent Orientation Information for Incremental Route Instructions. Doctoral Colloquium Proceedings COSIT 2017. L'Aquila, Italy. pdf

 

Krukar, J., Schwering, A., Löwen, H., De Lima Galvao, M., & Anacta, V. J. (2017). Rethinking Wayfinding Support Systems - Introduction. In P. Fogliaroni, A. Ballatore, & E. Clementini (Eds.), Proceedings of Workshops and Posters at the 13th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2017) (pp. 151–152). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. pdf bib

 

Löwen, H., Schwering, A., Krukar, J., & Winter, S. (2017). Perspectives in Externalizations of Mental Spatial Representations. In A. Bregt, T. Sarjakoski, R. van Lammeren, & F. Rip (Eds.), Proceedings of the 20th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science (pp. 111–127). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. pdf bib

2016

Löwen, H. (2016). Talking about Space versus Sketching Space: An Investigation of the Differences in Conveying Spatial Information (Masterthesis). pdf

Contact

Institute for Geoinformatics (Room 112)
Heisenbergstr. 2
48149 Münster
Germany


Email: loewen.heinrich@uni-muenster.de
Phone: +49 251 83-33138