Gerke Hoogstra


Gerke studied Human Geography at the University of Groningen, shortly after which he was appointed PhD student at this same university. During his PhD research (about the spatial relations between local population and employment changes) he specialised himself in using geographical information systems (GIS), and statistical and econometric tools for the analysis of georeferenced or spatial data. In January 2010 Gerke was appointed GIS researcher at the Fryske Akademy, with the task to participate in the AlfaLab project. For this project he will organise a number of workshops on GIS, and will work on the development of several GIS tools.