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Scholz, Johannes

Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Dr.techn. (University Assistant)   
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Johannes Scholz is University Assistant at the Institute of Geoinformation and Cartography, Research Group Geoinformation, at the Technical University of Vienna. He received his Dipl.-Ing.(FH) degree from the School of Geoinformation at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (Head of School: Adrijana Car) in 2004 with a thesis on "GIS-based planning of forest road networks". He finished his Ph.D. in 2010 at the Institute of Geoinformation at Graz University of Technology. The title of the thesis was: "Real-time Spatial Optimization based on the Application in Wood Supply Chain Management" (Advisors: Prof. Norbert Bartelme, Prof. Michael F. Goodchild, Prof. Harald Vacik). Besides he is a forester due to a successfully completed State examination for senior Forest Service in Austria in 2005.  


Research Interests

  • spatial-temporal modeling focusing on spatial-temporal level of detail
  • events, processes with emphasis on risk
  • forestry decision support systems
  • combinatorial optimization in GIS (focus on transport planning)
  • ontology and semantics



  • Edited Books

Ahamer, G., Prüller, R., Scholz, J., Strauß, C., Lehner, C. (2010): Workbook enerGIS'10 - Staff Development Workshop, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Energy Issues in Central Asia. Verlag der Technischen Universität Graz, ISBN: 978-3-85125-124-1.

Ahamer, G., Prüller, R., Scholz, J., Strauß, C. (2009): Workbook openSolarCA'09 - open access for success, solar energy potentials in Central Asia evaluated by GIS methods. Verlag der Technischen Universität Graz, ISBN: 978-3-85125-067-1.


  • Book Section (with review process)

Scholz, J. (2011): System Architecture for Spatial Decision Support in Wood Supply Chain Management. In: Donaubauer, A. and Koch A. (Eds.) Innovations in Geoinformatics, abcVerlag, Heidelberg, pp. 62-78.

Bartelme, N., Scholz, J. (2010): Geoinformationstechnologien zur Analyse des Raum- und Zeitbezugs bei Dialektwörtern. Fokus Dialekt: Analysieren – Dokumentieren – Kommunizieren. In: Fokus Dialekt. Analysieren - Dokumentieren - Kommunizieren. Festschrift für Ingeborg Geyer zum 60. Geburtstag, pp. 65 – 77.

  • Journal

Scholz, J., Bartelme, N., Prüller, R., Strauss, C. (2008): Optimizing the Wood Supply Chain: Concept and Methods. International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructure Research – Special Issue, GI-Days 2007, Muenster: Young Researchers Forum Vol 3(2008), pp. 95-117. [download]

  • Conference Proceedings (Peer-reviewed Full Paper)
Scholz, J., Bartelme, N. (2011): Decision Support for a Complex Spatial Scheduling Problem by a GIScience - Operations Research Approach: the case of VRPs with Pickup and Delivery and Time Windows. In: A. Car, G. Griesebner, J. Strobl (Eds.) Geospatial Crossroads @ GI _Forum '11: Proceedings of the Geoinformatics Forum Salzburg, July 5-8, 2011, Salzburg, Austria: pp.91-100. [download pre-version]

Scholz, J. (2011): Coping with Dynamic, Unstructured Data Sets - NoSQL: a Buzzword or a Savior?. In: M. Schrenk, V. Popovich & P. Zeile (Eds.) Proceedings of the Real CORP 2011, May 18-20, 2011, Essen, Germany: pp. 121 - 129. [download]

Navratil, G., Scholz, J., Danek, L., Karimipour, F. (2011): Data for Spatial Planning - A Comparison of Three Cities. In: M. Schrenk, V. Popovich & P. Zeile (Eds.) Proceedings of the Real CORP 2011, May 18-20, 2011, Essen, Germany: pp. 145 - 153. [download]

Paulus, G., Krch, M., Scholz, J. and Bachhiesl, P. (2008): Scenario-Based Spatial Decision Support for Network Infrastructure Design. In: The European Information Society - 11th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Society (Bernard, L., Friis-Christensen, A. & Pundt, H., Eds.), May 5-8, 2008, Girona, Spain, Springer LNG&C, pp. 323-337. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-78946-8_17
  • Conference Proceedings (Peer-reviewed Extended Abstract) [extract]

Scholz, J., Bartelme, N. (2010): Spatial-enabled Adaptive Large Neighborhood Search for Optimizing the Wood Supply Chain, Proceedings of GIScience 2010, Zurich, Switzerland. [download]

Grillmayer, R., Banko, G., Scholz, J., Perger, C., Steinnocher, K., Walli, A., Weichselbaum, J. (2010): Land Information System Austria (LISA): Objektorientiertes Datenmodell zur Abbildung der Landbeckung und Landnutzung, in: Angewandte Geoinformatik 2010 - Beiträge zum 22. AGIT-Symposium. Wichmann Verlag, Heidelberg, pp. 616 – 621.

Prüller, R., Scholz, J., Strauß, C., Achleitner, T. (2009): Teaching GIS in Central Asia. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Vermessung und Geoinformation: Special Issue: “Navigating the Future of Surveying Education” (1/2009), pp. 174 - 178. [download]

Scholz, J., Bartelme, N. (2008): Spatial Decision Support for Wood Supply Chain Optimization - Modelling Issues. - in: Geospatial Crossroads @ GI_Forum '08: Proceedings of the Geoinformatics Forum Salzburg, Wichmann Verlag, Heidelberg, pp. 246 - 251.

Scholz, J., Bartelme, N., Fliedl, G., Hassler, M., Kop, C., Mayr, H. C., Nickel, J., Vöhringer, J., Wandl-Vogt, E. (2008): dbo@ema: A system for archiving, handling and mapping of heterogeneous dialect data for dialect dictionaries. - in: Proceedings of the XIII Euralex International Congress, pp. 1467 - 1472.

  • Thesis

Scholz, J. (2010): Real-Time Spatial Optimization, Ph.D. Thesis, Graz University of Technology, ISBN: 978-3640804672, Grin Verlag.

Scholz, J. (2004): GIS gestützte Planung von Forststraßennetzwerken, Diploma Thesis, FH Technikum Kärnten, School of Geoinformation.



Winter 2010/11:

127.013 Ontology (Lab): TISS-Course Website, TUWEL-Course

Summer 2011:

123.093 Grundzuege der Geoinformation (lecture): TISS-Course Website (the link to TUWEL can be found there!)

123.095 Grundzuege der Geoinformation (lab) with Paul Weiser: TISS-Course Website (TUWEL link can be found there!)

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