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. In addition he has been working on indoor positioning and indoor maps.

He is Director of the 5 years Master's Degree Programme in Engineering and ICT at NTNU. He is also Chairman of the organization GeoForum (Norwegian Association for Geomatics and Geographic Information Science) and Vice Precident in the International Cartographic Association. In ICA he is, in addition, Chair of the Working group on Body of Knowledge for Cartography.

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

Part of book/report

  • Henriksen, Steffen Pøhner; Midtbø, Terje. (2016) Map Related Experiments Using Oculus Rift: Can low cost VR technology provide sufficient realism?. Advancing Geographic Information Science:The Past and Next Twenty Years.
  • Ramasubramanian, Laxmi; Couclelis, Helen; Midtbø, Terje. (2016) Emerging Societal Challenges Likely to Affect Geographic Information Science in the Next Twenty Years. Advancing Geographic Information Science:The Past and Next Twenty Years.