Thomas Ortner, MSc MSc

Thomas Ortner is part of the 'Smart Worlds' area at the VRVis Research Center in the group Geospatial Visualization. He received his graduate degree in 'Computer Graphics Programming' from the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Hull (UK), in 2008. After working for several years as a software engineer and researcher, in 2012 he started his Ph.D. at TU Wien dealing with combining the two worlds of Visual Analytics and Real-Time Rendering. This topic also influences his work as project manager and researcher in the Exomars and MastCam-Z projects, which involve 3D real-time rendering and geological annotation of the Martian surface in collaboration with Joanneum Research Graz and leading geologists in the planetary science community.


  • 3D Geospatial Rendering
  • Visual Analysis
  • Integration of spatial and non-spatial data

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