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Background and activities


Terje Midtbø has been working with education and research within Geographical Information Science and Cartography. In his work he has interests within data structures for terrain modelling, methods for distribution of geographic information on the Internet and handling of geographic phenomena which includes a temporal component.

The last years he has, for one thing, studied map animations and how these can improve the communication of map information. Web and mobile phone based expeiments ave hen developed for this research.

He is leader of the education and research group at the Norwegian Association for Geomatics and Geographic Information Science (GeoForum).

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

  • Midtbø, Terje. (2014) Indoor Maps for Orienteering Sport Events. Scientific Journal of Orienteering. vol. 19 (1).
  • Opach, Tomasz; Midtbø, Terje; Nossum, Alexander Salveson. (2011) A New Concept of Multi-Scenario, Multi-Component Animated Maps for the Visualization of Spatio-Temporal Landscape Evolution. Miscellanea Geographica. vol. 15.
  • Midtbø, Terje; Nordvik, Trond. (2007) Effects of Animations in Zooming and Panning Operations on Web maps: A Web-based Experiment. Cartographic Journal. vol. 44 (4).
  • Nordvik, Trond; Midtbø, Terje. (2007) Anvendelse av metoder for datareduksjon på topografiske LIDAR data. Kart og Plan. vol. 100 (3).
  • Midtbø, Terje. (2000) Multifakultært studieprogram i geomatikk ved NTNU. Kart og Plan. vol. 60 (2).
  • Midtbø, Terje. (1998) Geomatikk ved NTNU. Kart og Plan. vol. 58/91 (1).
  • Midtbø, Terje. (1997) GIS på Internet - GIS for folk flest. Kart og Plan. vol. 57 (2).

Part of book/report

  • Midtbø, Terje. (2013) Orienteering moves indoor. Proceedings of the 26th International Cartographic Conference.
  • Midtbø, Terje; Haverstad, Sindre Jansson. (2011) Map animations for visualizing orienteering competitions. Proceedings of the 25th International Cartographic Conference.
  • Midtbø, Terje. (2009) En digital verden - geografisk informasjon satt i system. Det Kongelige Norske Vitenskabers Selskab Årbok 2008.
  • Midtbø, Terje. (2007) Advanced Legends for Interactive Dynamic Maps. Proceedings of XXIII International Cartographic Conference.
  • Midtbø, Terje; Clarke, Keith C.; Fabrikant, Sara I.. (2007) Human Interaction with Animated Maps: The portrayal of the passage of time. Proceedings of the 11th Scandinavian Research Conference on Geographical Information Science.
  • Nordvik, Trond; Midtbø, Terje. (2007) Application of Data Reduction Methods in Dynamic TIN Models to Topographic LIDAR Data. Proceedings of the 11th Scandinavian Research Conference on Geographical Information Science.
  • Midtbø, Terje; Boros, Roman. (2005) Interactive Cartographic Animations - Analysis Functionality in a Web Environment. Mapping approaches into a changing world.
  • Midtbø, Terje; Larsen, Elina. (2005) Map animations versus static maps - when is one of them better. Join ICA Commision Seminar, Internet based cartographic teaching and Learning: Atlases, Map Use and Visual Analytics.
  • Midtbø, Terje. (1997) Efficient handling of large spatial data sets by generalised Delauney networks. Geographic information research : bridging the Atlantic.


  • Midtbø, Terje. (2011) Cartographic Activities in Norway 2007-2011. 2011.
  • Bjørke, Jan Terje; Midtbø, Terje. (1998) Digitale terrengmodeller. 1998.
  • Stene, Øyvind; Andersen, Øystein; Baudouin, Axel; Bratbergsengen, Kjell; Engstrøm, Jan Erik; Lund, Gisle Morisbak; Midtbø, Terje. (1997) Utvalet for vurdering av kart- og oppmålingsstudiet ved NTNU sin rapport - "Geomatikkstudiet". 1997.
  • Midtbø, Terje. (1993) Spatial modelling by Delaunay networks of two and three dimensions. 1993. ISBN 82-7119-479-8.

Postal address

Department of Civil and Transport Engineering Norwegian University of Science and Technology 7491 Trondheim Norway