Geoinformatics Laboratory

How can we photocopy the whole space?

We are engaged in research on “photocopying the whole space” by making full use of satellites, airplanes, drones, and mobile terminals, etc. In visualizing problems associated with the building of social infrastructure and disasters and making future predictions about them, it is necessary to prepare the map data accurately to depict all the details that we need for analyzing and interpreting the map data. We aim to make the social foundation more sophisticated by multidimensionally understanding the movement of people and things inside the cities with the use of geoinformatics, which fuses studies based on land surveys and various other technologies.
Civil Engineering
Faculty Name
NAKAGAWA, Masafumi
Academic Society
Japan Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
The Institute of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing of Japan
Japan Society of Civil Engineers
The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan
Measurement technologies, Geographic information systems, Safety, peace of mind, Image processing, BIM (Building information modeling), Disaster responses, GPS (Global positioning system), Remote sensing, Maintenance management

Study Fields

Land surveying
Civil engineering
Environmental engineering
Information engineering

For Society

Geoinformatics can be used not only for map services but also in the fields of construction, disaster mitigation, environment, and public policy fields by fusing it with various technologies, including those of measurement, information and communication, and machine control.

Research Themes