Kasper Cockx

PhD Researcher in Cartography and GIS

Junior researchers Cartography and GIS (CGIS) Smart & ICT & Data
  • Current position PhD Researcher in Cartography and GIS
  • Contact Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Faculty of Sciences and Bio-Engineering Sciences
    Department of Geography
    Pleinlaan 2
    Building F - Room 4.69
    BE-1050 Brussels
  • Phone 32 (0)2 629 37 83
  • E-mail
  • Website we.vub.ac.be

Kasper is a statistically minded geographer who focuses on the monitoring and modelling of urban dynamics. In his work, remote sensing and/or statistical modelling techniques are applied for (i) improving the reliability of land-use change models and (ii) simulating the behaviour of and the interactions between different agents constituting the urban system through agent-based modelling. Using such approaches, impacts of alternative policy scenarios on the dynamics of urban areas can be simulated in a spatially explicit way. Goal of the research is to improve our understanding of urban processes and their spatio-temporal dynamics, and supports policy makers in the analysis and evaluation of future spatial developments.

Kasper’s expertise includes:

  • Agent-based modelling of urban dynamics
  • (Spatial) statistics
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Urban remote sensing
  • Urban quality of life assessment

Key publications

Cockx, Kasper, and Frank Canters (2015) Incorporating spatial non-stationarity to improve dasymetric mapping of population, in: Applied Geography 63: 220-230.

Cockx, Kasper, Tim Van De Voorde and Frank Canters (2014) Quantifying uncertainty in remote sensing-based urban land-use mapping, in: International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 31: 154-166.