Heinrich Löwen

Doctoral researcher
Institute for Geoinformatics
University of Muenster, Germany


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 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.



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



Löwen, H., Krukar, J., & Schwering, A. (2018). Towards automatically generating maps for wayfinding and orientation. Accepted at the 21th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science. Lund, Schweden.



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



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). Wageningen, The Netherlands: Springer. bib


Masterthesis: Talking about Space versus Sketching Space: An Investigation of the Differences in Conveying Spatial Information (unpublished).


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

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