Eric Losang

Assistant in the research area Geovisualisation


At the IfL since 1999

1999–2000: Visiting lecturer at the University of Trier (tourism geography)

1993–1996: Product and marketing manager at the travel agency Boomerang Reisen, Trier

1990–1998: Studies in geography, political economics, and political science at the University of Trier (graduated with a degree in geography)

1987–1989: Studies in political science, history and media science at the University of Trier

Research interests

Electronic media, database-assisted information systems, critical cartography, atlas and map conception, knowledge media
Regions: Germany, United Kingdom, Oceania

Memberships / academic capacities

Vice-Chair of the ICA Commission on Atlases (since 2016; member since 2011)


Names change, places too. The challenge of developing geodata-based gazetteer research technologies and methods
"hin&weg" – Analytical visualization application for they study of urban and regional demographic change

Completed projects

Recommendations for safeguarding a “Good Cartographical Practice in the Healthcare System”
Digital Atlas of Geopolitical Imaginaries of Eastern Central Europe


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Losang, Eric
Book review: Drei Lebensabschnitte von Leo Bagrow (1881-1957). By Alexander Wolodtschenko. Dresden: Selbstverlag der Technischen Universität Dresden, 2017. -
In: Imago mundi / 71 (2019) 2, Seite 229-230
Harvey, Francis / Losang, Eric
Bertin's matrix concepts reconsidered : transformations of semantics and semiotics to support geovisualization use. -
In: Cartography and geographic information science, 46 (2019), 2, Seite 152-162
Losang, Eric
Putting America's first empire on the map : American early efforts to map the Philippine Islands. -
In: Mapping empires: colonial cartographies of land and sea: 7th international symposium of the ICA commission on the history of cartography, 2018. - Cham, Switzerland: Springer, Seite 23-36
Losang, Eric
Vom Finger auf der Landkarte zum virtuellen Wandern. -
In: Wanderland : eine Reise durch die Geschichte des Wanderns : Ausstellung im Germanischen Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg, in Kooperation mit dem Kunst- und Kulturpädagogischen Zentrum der Museen in Nürnberg (KPZ), 29. November 2018 bis 28. April 2019 / herausgegeben von Claudia Selheim. - Nürnberg : Germanisches Nationalmuseum, 2018, Seite 98-107
Losang, Eric / Demhardt, Imre Josef
Change of sovereignty and cartographic advance : cartographic implications of the Spanish-American war of 1898. -
In: Dissemination of cartographic knowledge: 6th International Symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, 2016. - Cham, Switzerland: Springer, Seite 99-128
Losang, Eric
Immer Ärger mit der Technik : auf der Spur eines gespannten Verhältnisses. -
In: Ins Feld und zurück - Praktische Probleme qualitativer Forschung in der Sozialgeographie. - Berlin: Springer Spektrum, Seite 65-74
Losang, Eric
Historical maps in context : the interdisciplinary atlas of geopolical imaginaries of East Central Europe. -
In: Joint commission seminar on historical maps, atlases and toponymy. - Leipzig: Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde, S.69-77
Losang, Eric
GeoImaginaries - historic maps and their perception : a critical analysis. -
In: 27th International Cartographic Conference, 16th General Assembly, August 23-28, 2015, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil): Maps connecting the world - papers, 2015, 17 Seiten
Sperling, Walter / Werle, Otmar / Franz, Jochen / Losang, Eric
Die Sowjetische Generalstabskarte 1:100 000 Blatt M-32-74 Trir (Trier). -
Trier, Geographische Gesellschaft Trier e.V.. 50 Seiten (Alte Karten und Ansichten von Trier ; 4)
Losang, Eric
Europa und die EU - wer definiert wen? : Rezension zu Dimitris Ballas, Danny Dorling, Benjamin Hennig: The social atlas of Europe. Bristol, 2014. -
In: Europa regional / Stigmatisierung von Stadtvierteln, S. 140 - 143
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Eric Losang
Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde
Schongauerstr. 9
04328 Leipzig

Tel.: +49 341 600 55-144

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