Professional activities
Professional life
1964 1967 student programmer, International Business Machines Germany
1967  1969 student programmer, University of the Saarland, Crystallography Department
1969  1971 student programmer, Simon Fraser University, Geography Department, Vancouver/Burnaby, B. C., Canada
since 1971 scientist, Bundesforschungsanstalt für Landeskunde und Raumordnung (BfLR), Bonn-Bad Godesberg
1973  1997 division head IT, Information Systems at BfLR
1998 Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR); Division head Scientific Services


division head Raum- und Stadtbeobachtung
2009 retirement
Teaching University of Trier, Dept. of Geosciences, Cartography division; Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Dept. of Geosciences
Membership Association for Computing Machinery (ACM ), SIGGRAPH, SIGSpatial; Eurographics; German Society for Cartography (DGfK); Deutsches Tubaforum
Honours Scholarship of the Canada Council for graduate studies at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, 1969 - 1971
  First place, Poster Exhibition at AGIT 2003, Salzburg, Austria
  Senior Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2007
  Z_GIS Award for Scientific Excellence 2012 for lifetime achievement, AGIT 2012, Salzburg, Austria
  Complimentary lifetime membership for 50 continuous years as an ACM member
Last change: 1-Mar-2018