I am a doctoral candidate at the Institute for Geoinformatics since April 2010. Currently, I am a part of the Spatial Intelligence lab. Prof. Dr. Angela Schwering heads the lab and is my advisor as well.


The concept of place though central to Geography is so deeply ingrained in human perceptions, emotions and social structures that a machine representation is very challenging. One of these challenges is the problem of 'vagueness'.

Despite the fact that different methods of representation such as fuzzy set methods, egg-yolk model, rough set etc. have been proposed to handle spatial vagueness and uncertainty, there is no general solution to the problem. The methods differ in ther assumptions regarding the way space is conceptualized, the sources of data they are suitable for and other abilities. One aim of my research is to apply a formal decision making process to analyze commonly used methods to enable selection of an appropriate method for the task.

An early poster outlining my research can be seen here. Other posters show my work in the broader IRTG-SIGI context of the of Research initiative A : Situated Semantic Integration and the disaster management common scenario.


University of Münster
Spatial Intelligence Lab


Mohammed Imaduddin Humayun (Room 5.12)
Institute for Geoinformatics
Weseler Straße 253
D-48151 Münster

E-mail: humayun [at] uni-muenster.de
Tel: +49 (0) 251 83 33063