News / Hassan Karimi authors article for GIM International 

Hassan Karimi, Associate Professor, has had an article published in GIM International, the global magazine for geomatics.  Dr. Karimi’s article, “Navigating by Experience Rather Than Algorithms: Navigation 2.0,” is the cover story for the December issue.  GIM, published 12 times a year, focuses on reporting the latest news and communicating new developments and applications in geomatics.

In the article, Dr. Karimi describes the evolution of navigational assistance from its infancy (when all we could query was “Which way is North?” to the current era which allows us to incorporate user experiences and social networks into such navigation.  Dr. Karimi goes onto to explain his work on Social Navigation Networking (SoNavNet), developed here at the School of Information Sciences, which goes beyond map models for information computation to facilitating sharing of navigational experiences.  For instance, members of SoNavNet can request and recommend points of interest (e.g., libraries) and routes between pairs of origin/destination locations.  SoNavNet is under development in the Geoinformatics Laboratory at the iSchool. For more information about the lab or Dr. Karimi, please visit