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Professor Dr

Liqiu Meng

Year of election: 2011
Section: Earth Sciences
City: Munich
Country: Germany


Liqiu Meng is an internationally distinguished cartographer. She studied cartography in China, did her PhD degree in Germany for a topic of automatic recognition of map text and got her professorship qualification in Sweden for the field of geoinformatics. In cooperation with the Swedish Armed Forces she led the largest Swedish research project for automatic geodata generalization. As member of senate of Helmholtz Association she is responsible for the research agenda “Earth and Environment”.

Her scientific work has been mainly carried out in the Department of Cartography, Technical University of Munich, covering research areas of pattern recognition, spatial data integration, automatic map generalization, multimodal navigation algorithms, spatio-temporal urban information systems, map semiotics and adaptive visualization for mobile applications.


  • seit 2009 Senatorin der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft
  • seit 2008 Vizepräsidentin für Internationales der TU München
  • seit 1998 Professorin für Kartographie, Technische Universität München
  • 1998 Habilitation in Geoinformationswissenschaften
  • 1993-1998 wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der Universität Hannover
  • 1993 Promotion im Vermessungswesen an der Universität Hannover
  • 1985 Abschluss der Studiums mit dem M.Sc. in Kartographie




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