Thomas Blaschke


E-Mail: thomas.blaschke[at]

: Incorporating LiDARscapes in an OBIA framework



Thomas Blaschke is a Professor for Geoinformatics at the University of Salzburg, deputy director of the interfaculty department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS and head of the Research Studio iSPACE ( He also served as the president of GIScluster Salzburg 2007-2009. Prior positions include several lecturer, senior lecturer and professor positions in Germany, Austria and the UK as well as temporary affiliations as guest professor and visiting scientist at several Universities (Vechta, Germany; Arizona State University, Fulbright professor California State University). His main research interests include methodological issues of the integration of GIS, remote sensing and image processing for the analysis, monitoring and the understanding of manmade and (near-) natural systems. Another focus is the foundation of Geographic Information Science – GIscience in short – as a scientific field. His academic record yields >250 scientific publications including 40+ journal publications. He is author, co-author or editor of 16 books on GIS, Remote Sensing and Landscape Ecology related topics which have been translated into several languages and he serves in many scientific editorial boards and committees.