Rolf de By

  • Prof. Rolf de By is the theme leader for the field of Spatial Data Infrastructure and Technology at the faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation of the University of Twente (ITC). The main characteristic of his research interests is to improve  understanding of how the art in computer science can be turned into technique, in the domain of applications of spatial databases and GIS technology. He enjoys trying to improve existing techniques (of spatial data handling in the wide sense) so that they become more elegant, robust, trustworthy, more repeatable, more generic, and easier to understand and apply.