Prof. Wolfgang KAINZ
University of Vienna
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Prof. Wolfgang Kainz is an emeritus professor of cartography and geo-information science of the University of Vienna, Austria, and a visiting professor at Wuhan University, China. He holds a graduate degree in technical mathematics and a PhD in geo-information science from the Graz University of Technology, Austria. Prof. Kainz has more than 40 years of experience in education, research, and consulting in the field of geographic information science. In his research he focuses on the theoretical issues of GIS related to spatiotemporal modeling, uncertainty, and topology.
He served in various functions in international scientific societies, namely the International Cartographic Association (ICA) and the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS). Currently, he is the president of the Austrian Cartographic Commission and the editor-in-chief of the ISPRS International Journal of GeoInformation.
In 2020 he received the Chinese Government Friendship Award and the ISPRS Wang Zhizhuo Award.