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René Westerholt (Assistant Professor)

René Westerholt (Assistant Professor)

I am a geo-information scientist working at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, where I am teaching in the areas of urban analytics, spatial analysis, and GIS. I am further conducting research on spatial and place-based analysis methodologies, whereby my major interest is finding ways to integrate the social dimensions of everyday life better into quantitative analysis routines. My background is geoinformatics, in which I graduated with an M.Sc. degree from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Osnabrück University. I then obtained my Ph.D. in Geography from Heidelberg University, where I was working in the GIScience research group. My Ph.D. thesis is about the spatial analysis of social media and related heterogeneous and spatially superimposed forms of data. Beyond my academic experience, I have interdisciplinary practical work experience including working with the Botanical Garden of Osnabrück University, where I have been working as a software developer for several years in nature conservation projects. Further, I conducted several independent software projects with different external partners. I am professional member of the OGC, the Association for Geoinformatics, GeoIT and Navigation, and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in London.


Please find a recent and regularly updated list of my publications here.


Please find a comprehensive list of talks delivered here.


I am the degree convenor responsible for the M.Sc. Urban Analytics and Visualisation programme.
Modules taught: IM913 Spatial Methods and Practice in Urban Science and IM927: Digital Cities.

My complete teaching portfolio including descriptions of all my courses conducted is found here.

Rene Westerholt


Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies
Room B.027
University of Warwick

Email: Rene dot Westerholt at warwick dot ac dot uk
Tel: +44 (0)2476 528572

Office Hours (term time)

Fridays 10am-12pm (drop in, or happy to arrange a meeting by email).

Online Profiles

You also find me on ResearchGate, LinkedIn, XING, Twitter, and Google Scholar.