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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.

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Orienteering in Estonia

Posted by kraak in the category Running

During ESTGIS an special orienteering event was organized. For orienteers the shortest path between two point is a line as straight as possible/   The orienteering map was composed from different Estonian map products and the race was held at seven in the… Read more

Running across the Cold War spybridge

Posted by kraak in the category Running

A 11 km historical run in Potsdam, along the Havel River, palaces in Babelsberg, and over the Glienicker Brücke where spies where exchanged during the Cold War, and in John le Carré’s novels. Read more

My northern most location

Posted by kraak in the category Travels

This summer I crossed the polar circle for the first time and traveled onwards to the Nordkapp in Norway. Of course we did visit the ‘touristic’ Nordkapp where you find the monuments, musea and souvenirs. But the real Nordkapp can only be reached after a… Read more

New York

Posted by kraak in the category Running

Running in the Central Park, New York is always a great adventure. You never run alone. The map show three runs, each about 10km. Read more

Above NL in 2017

Posted by kraak in the category Travels

Ever wanted to know how you circle above your airport? Here are my flight from and to AMS for 2017 till today. Flightpaths downloaded from flightrader24.com. Map made with Tableau. Read more

ICC2017 Washington DC

Posted by kraak in the category ICA

The first week of July was one of the highlights of the year. The International Cartographic Association gathered with nearly thousand colleagues in Washington DC for their 28 International Cartographic Conference. I was my first conference ‘to chair’ as a president of… Read more

ICC2017 Orienteering

Posted by kraak in the category ICA

The 2017ICC orienteering race took place under very wet conditions in Fountainhead Regional Park, about 40 km south-east of Washington DC. During the race small streams required high wading and bridges disappeared. The 3km race with ten controls took me nearly 52… Read more