Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Earth Observation Lab

Dipl.-Geogr. Katja Janson

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Dipl.-Geogr. Katja Janson
Status Research associate Katja Janson
E-Mail katja.janson (at) geo.hu-berlin.de
Office location Rudower Chaussee 16, Room 2'207
Phone +49 (0)30 2093-9395
Fax +49 (0)30 2093-6848
Postal address Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany
Consultation hours Please make an appointment.

About me

As a graduate geographer, I have specialized in cartography and geoinformation processing, since the beginning of the 90s. In these two fields I support teaching and the advancement of the curricula in the Bachelor and Master level. Additional I teach specialist knowledge and skills for the application of geomedia in geography education at schools, with the aim to equip the students of teaching professions with the skills they need for the critical and successful use of geomedia in geography lessons.

I have a special interest in the visualization of geographic data to advance the communication of research outcomes. Skills in project management, computer science, grafic design, implementation of internet pages and intercultural communication support my work.


Curriculum Vitae

since 1997

Collaborator for Geoinformation Science and Cartography. Since 2013 member of the Earth Observation Lab and the Geography Educations Lab.

2012 - 2016

Project coordination within the IRI THESys (part time).

2004 - 2007

On leave in Lao P.D.R. with the German Development Service.

1997 - 1999

Founder, Owner and Manager of MapMedia GmbH, Berlin (Germany).

1994 - 1997 Academic Researcher for Concept Development and Implementation of an Informationssystem on the Elbe River Catchment, Helmholtz-Zentrum hereon (Germany).

1989 - 1994

Study of Geography. Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

  • Focus on cartography and geoinformation systems.
  • Subsidiary subjects computer science and cartography.

Please see my full CV for further information.


Public contributions

Janson, K. (2020): Relevanz der Kartenkompetenz in der geographie-didaktischen Hochschulausbildung. (Vortrag 16.01.2020). Berlin: Workshop, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kartographie (DGfK) e.V..

Janson, K. (2018): Geographiedidaktische Hochschulausbildung. In: arcAKTUELL. Operational Intelligence - Vorausschauend Planen. Ausgabe 3.2018, S. 64. Hrsg. Esri Deutschland GmbH, Kranzberg.

Janson, K.; Schicketanz, J. (2018, July): Diditale Geomedien im Klassenzimmer - Fachbezogene Kompetenzentwicklung durch eine geomedienbasierte und forschungsgeleitete Geographiedidaktik (Poster). AGIT 2018, Salzburg, AUT.