Welcome to CartoVisions

The CartoVisions team at Texas State University is led by Dr. Sven Fuhrmann and focuses on the development, design and evaluation of modern and traditional geovisualization methods and techniques. The group investigates the broad scope of cartographic media and makes essential contributions to fundamental and applied GIScience research. CartoVision members have received several national and international research awards and contribute to the geovisualization road map for the 21st century. Join the team as graduate student (M.S or PhD) and move the research field in geovisualization forward!

Selected Projects

  • 3D Geovisualization: Hologram-based wayfinding in time critical situations
  • Spatial Cognition: Fear of crime on a university campus
  • Art and Cartography: Mapping with everyday objects

About Prof. Dr. Sven Fuhrmann

Dr. rer. nat. Sven Fuhrmann is an Associate Professor of Geovisualization and GIScience at Texas State University. He received his Ph.D. degree in geoinformatics from the Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster, Germany in 2002. Dr. Fuhrmann has over 15 years of experience in GIScience and Geovisualization, bridging cutting-edge research developments in the United States and Europe. He is an established member in national and international commissions that are concerned with developing geospatial research agendas and novel research strategies. His research interests include 3D geovisualization and interaction, user-centered design, spatial cognition and behavior.


  • Geovisualization
  • Cartography
  • GIScience
  • User-Centered Design
  • Spatial Cognition