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Welcome to my internet home. Here you find information related to my professional life at the Faculty of Geoinformation Sciences and Earth Observation. Besides information on my research interests and educational activities you will find blog items on my travels and running as well as my activities as President of the International Cartographic Association.



Posted by kraak in the category Running

A short run along the beach only, because of the limited time between sun-rise and departure for work… Read more

ICA SDG posters lead the way

Posted by kraak in the category ICA

During the second week of May, the conference organization of AGILE, Wageningen (NL) used the ICA Sustainable Development Goals posters to guide the participants to move between the two conference locations. Read more

Last August the posters created by ICA’s Commissions on the Sustainable Development Goals were on exhibit in the conferences area in United Nations Headquarters in New York. During the exhibition, we did get many comments. Most were positive, but also critical remarks were made. Read more


Posted by kraak in the category Running

Running in Venice before the crowd wakes up. Only an average of 6:23 per km because map reading in a maze while running is not always easy. Read more


Posted by kraak in the category Running

From Nice airport to Nice and back along the boulevard. Busy at places, but still 5:07 per km. Here there the tragic event took place on July 14 last year. Makes you think. Read more


Posted by kraak in the category Running

An morning run during the AAG conference. Already many runners around before 07:00, who challenge you to go fast (4:48 km-average). Read more


Posted by kraak in the category Running

A 10 miles race on the northern Dutch island of Schiermonnikoog. It took a minute longer then last year (1:18:53), but still an a average of 4:54 per km. A challenge for next year to stay below 5:00. Read more