GeoDev Meetup "Going Places with Spatial Analysis"

10-09-2017 12:10 AM
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Last week we hosted our fourth geodev meetup in Munich. This time it was all about spatial analysis. We had four great speakers sharing their projects and insights.

Have you missed the meetup? No problem, we have recorded all talks, see below. You also can find all slides at the end of this blog. And don't worry, after the meetup is before the meetup  You can find all the details on or here on GeoDev Germany.

See you again soon!


Johannes Fuchs, Esri Deutschland: The Science of Where: Geospatial Analysis within the ArcGIS Plattform

Spatial analytics are how we understand our world—mapping where things are, how they relate, what it all means, and what actions to take. Spatial analytics is the heart and soul of ArcGIS. Within the ArcGIS Plattform everyone can perform those analyses across different clients anytime, anywhere and on any device. This talk will give a short overview of different types of analysis capabilities in different client applications. A particular focus will be placed on the desktop application ArcGIS Pro and the web technology ArcGIS Online.

Johannes Fuchs has studied Geography (M.Sc.) with a specialization in applied geoinformatics at the university of Heidelberg. For more than 3 years, he has been working at Esri Germany in his role as a sales engineer and technical advisor for customers in the public sector.

Mathias Wessel , University of Salzburg: The potential of Sentinel-2 data for tree species classification

Mapping forests and single tree species using high resolution imagery is a common practice in the field of forest management. The question arises if medium resolution and freely available data - like Sentinel-2 - can compete with costly commercial data. This talk will provide an overview of the workflow and steps that were performed to achieve high accuracy data, especially by classifying tree types for a detailed level of complexity.

Mathias Wessel gained his first experience with GIS during his bachelor studies of geography in Salzburg. Afterwards, he joined the master program “Applied Geoinformatics” and completed his master thesis focused on Sentinel-2 data in July 2017. 

Thomas Zerweck , Munich RE (Münchener Rück): Global Damage Footprints

Munich Re is one of the largest Reinsurance companies of the world. Natural catastrophes - like the Hurricanes Harvey and Irma that just happened in the North Atlantic - cause huge insured losses up to several billion US$. For a fast loss estimation, it is crucial to get reliable footprint information for these events. This talk provides an overview of the fully automated process chain from downloading NOAA storm track data to providing footprint information as geodata and map services, mainly implemented in ArcPy.

Thomas Zerweck studied geography (M.Sc.) and was co-founder and managing director of ZEBRIS Geoinformation Systems and Consulting afterwards. From 2004 to 2014 he was a freelancing GIS Expert for various companies and lecturer for Web Cartography at the Department of Geoinformation of the University for applied sciences in Munich. Since 2014 he is expert for Geospatial Solutions at Munich Re. His main responsibilities are building a Geospatial Platform within the company and for Munich Re’s Partners and clients, providing business units with Geospatial consulting and transfering geospatial data, services, solutions and know-how to the business.

Philipp Klüfers, Sicyon Risk Consulting and Paul Klüfers, tunatools: Risk Monitor: Monitoring and Geo-referencing political risk events

In the globalized world of the 21st century, political risks emerge as serious obstacles not only for governmental and political institutions, but also for economic and social actors. We present a tool-based approach of how these political risks can be monitored and assessed - thereby helping decision-makers to cope in a complex and uncertain risk environment.

Philipp Klüfers is a political scientist at the Universität der Bundeswehr. He works as a researcher, lecturer and publisher focusing on international security issues. In 2014, he and three colleagues founded the start-up "Sicyon Risk Consulting" specialized in the field of political risk consultancy in the public and private sector.

Paul Klüfers works at the interface between supply engineering and web-based tool development. After gaining profound knowledge in the sector of renewable energies at AZUR Solar and EnVersum, he founded the software company "tunatools" in 2015.

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Product Manager, Head of Developer & Startup Program at Esri Germany