ENAbLE Project


Universitat Jaumé I


Prof. Joaquín Huerta is an associate professor in the Department of Information Systems at UJI, where he teaches GIS and Internet Technologies. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Jaume I University. He is co-Director of the Master in Geospatial Technologies funded by Erasmus Mundus program and Director of the Ph.D. Program on Integration of Geospatial Information. He led / is leading several international and national research projects including EUROGEOSS (EU FP7) and eSDI-NET+ (EU FP6) and “España Virtual” funded by CENIT Programme, and is/was involved as partner (principal investigator) in several others, among which the currently running GI-N2K (EU Lifelong Learning), GEO-C (Horizon 2020 Marie Curie ITN Joint Doctorate) and ERMES (FP7). His main research activities are in computer science, networks and Internet technologies, Smart Cities/Campus/Buildings, Web2.0, Context aware systems, multiresolution modeling and sensor networks.


Prof. Michael Gould received his Ph.D. in GIS at the University of Buffalo and has been a professor of GIS at Universitat Jaume I since 1997. He has directed many R&D projects at the local, national and European levels, as well as 3 Ph.D. theses (others in progress). His research interests include distributed GIS, Smart Cities, and hybrid FOSS/proprietary interoperability. He now works part-time at UJI because since December 2008 he began working at Esri (California), currently as Global Education Manager working mostly in Europe, Middle East and Africa.


Dr. Sven Casteleyn is a post-doctoral researcher at the Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain. He previously held a two-year European Marie Curie fellowship at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV) and was a pre- and post-doctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, from which he holds a Ph.D. (2005) and a Master degree (1999). He has ample experience in international & national research and educational projects (9 EU and 5 national), among which an EU Lifelong Learning project related to GIS (GIN2K). His research interests lie primarily within the broad field of Web Engineering, Semantic Web, Mobile Computing and Context-aware Systems.


David Frías Garrido is a Bachelor’s Degree in Geodesy and Cartography from Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV) in 2014. In April, 2015 he joined the research team at the Institute of New Imaging Technologies (INIT) as a member of the GEOTEC group at Universitat Jaume I (UJI). He has experience in research project related to GIS (agriluk and visualNACert). His research interests are focused in GIS, GIS application development, mobile development.


Universidade de Aveiro


Professor António Moreira, former Director of the Department of Education, holds a Ph.D. in Languages Teaching Methodologies and founded and directs the Doctoral Programme in Multimedia in Education at the University of Aveiro, where he also coordinated the ICT Competence Centre and the Digital Contents Laboratory. He supervised 62 Masters dissertations and 26 Ph.D. Theses, mainly in the integration of ICT into teaching. He is still supervising 6 Ph.D. theses, already awaiting their public vivas, and a Post-doctoral research project. He was until recently the Chief Editor of the online Journal Indagatio Didactica, which he founded, and is a member of the Research Center on Didactics and Technology for the Training of Educators. He is currently a member of the University of Aveiro Doctoral School Council.


Drª. Vânia Carlos is a post-doctoral researcher in the Research Center on Didactics and Technology for the Training of Educators, at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. She previously held a research fellowship at the University of Aveiro, at the Digital Contents Laboratory of the Department of Education, under the project AGIRE (a partnership between the University of Aveiro, a consortium of 26 companies on the multimedia in education domain, and one School Grouping from the Aveiro region), embedded into the Edulab concept (school laboratories with tablets, laptops, interactive whiteboards, and educational materials such as eBooks and learning platforms) to promote the adoption of innovative teaching practices. She also was a pre-doctoral researcher at the same University, when she was developing her PhD in Multimedia in Education, related to the development of critical spatial thinking skills using geospatial technologies. She also holds a Master degree in Geographic information Systems, from the Higher Technical Institute (IST) in Lisbon. Her major research interests are related to ICT-based spatial literacy, technology-enhanced learning, mobile and contextual learning and teacher professional development.


University of Münster


Angela Schwering, Professor at the Institute for Geoinformatics and head of the Spatial Intelligence Lab at WWU, holds a Ph.D. in Geoinformatics. Her research interests focus on spatial cognition and spatial literacy in education. She applies methods from usability testing and cognitive engineering to evaluate educational software products developed by her research team. Angela Schwering is the co-director of the „MEXLab ExperiMINTe“, the WWU’s lab for secondary school pupil education. Thus, she is actively involved in seminars fostering spatial and ICT competencies for pupils. She is the chair of the Bachelor Studies in Geoinformatics, thus familiar with problems of secondary schools graduates caused by insufficient education in ICT and spatial competencies. Seven Ph.D. thesis, mainly in the area of spatial cognition and spatial literacy, are currently under her supervision.

Angela Schwering is the project leader of the ENAbLE research project. More information on her CV can be found on her personal homepage.


Thomas Bartoschek is a research associate in the Spatial Intelligence Lab at the Institute for Geoinformatics at WWU. He holds a diploma in Geoinformatics and his expertise is in spatial learning and ICT-based spatial literacy. He worked in several projects on the development of geospatial technologies for education, such as the WebGIS Westfalen. He is founder and leader of the award-winning GI@School Lab, where he worked with more than 7000 pupils and organized teacher training in geospatial technologies for around 600 teachers. He recently published a well-received handbook for teachers on „Learning with Geoinformation“.

Marike Meijer is a student assistant in the Spatial Intelligence Lab at the Institute for Geoinformatics at WWU since 2014. Before, she worked in the GI@School Lab. In the ENAbLE project, she is responsible for the website and testing the OriGami application with students.

Matthias Pfeil is a research associate in the senseBox Lab at the Institute for Geoinformatics. Furthermore, he is developing OriGami.


Former Members 


Aleksandr Shirokov is a Master Student at the Institute for Geoinformatics working as a student assistant in the Spatial Intelligence Lab at WWU. He holds a bachelor degree in Information Technology in GIS and currently actively participate in various projects at the IfGI, for example developing the OriGami App.


Mohammed Imaduddin Humayun  is a doctoral researcher in the Spatial Intelligence Lab at the Institute for Geoinformatics, University of Muenster. He is part of the International Research Training Group on Semantic Integration of Geospatial Information (IRTG-SIGI) graduate school. His research deals with modelling of places in the presence of spatial uncertainty in information systems. His other research interests include human-computer interaction and volunteered geographic information. He holds a masters degree in Information Technology and has experience working in the industry on software projects with teams spread across the globe. He brings valuable software development and technical expertise to the project and is involved in the development of the OriGami application.




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