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

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.
  • Henriksen, Steffen Pøhner; Midtbø, Terje. (2015) Cartographic Experiments by the Use of Oculus Rift. Proceedings at the 27th International Cartographic Conference and 16th General Assembly: Maps Connecting the World.
  • Henriksen, Steffen Pøhner; Midtbø, Terje. (2015) Investigation of Map Orientation by the Use of Low-Cost Virtual Reality Equipment. Cartography - Maps Connecting the World, 27th International Cartographic Conference 2015 - ICC2015.
  • 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.