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My name is Teriitutea QUESNOT.
I am currently an Associate Professor of GIScience at the Department of Geography of Université de Bretagne Occidentale (Brest, France).

I also hold a Research Chair from Institut Universitaire de France (Paris, France).

I earned a Ph. D. in Geomatics from Université Laval (Québec, Canada) in 2016.

RESEARCH

Spatial Cognition

I am particularly interested in the way people interact with geospatial technologies.

Fuzzy Geographic Information Systems

My research also focuses on methods for representing fuzzy geographic objects in GIS.

Spatiotemporal Data Modeling

Going beyond the classic 3D+1 data modeling (Space+Time) by focusing on a 4D integrated approach (Space-Time).

Navigation and Wayfinding

Designing cognitive-adapted navigation and wayfinding systems

Indigenous Ontologies

My research promotes mapping methods for better integrating indigenous worldviews and conceptions of Space and Time.

Non-classical Logics

I also work on the integration of non-classical logics in GIS.

TEACHING

Bachelor Degree

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Statistics
  • Dataviz

Master Degree

  • Marine GIS
  • Webmapping

Resume

Education

2016
Université Laval

Ph. D. in Geomatics

My doctoral research focused on the cognitive improvement of navigation and wayfinding platforms.
Thesis:
The Algorithmic Spatiality - Benefits, Limits, and Reductions of Algorithmic Personalization in Navigation and Wayfinding Assistance

2011
Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse & Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès

Master in Geomatics

Project:
Designing a Webmapping Platform for Tracking International Students' Mobilities within the Campus of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées

2010
Université Bordeaux Montaigne

Master in Geography

Research Dissertation:
Territorial Dynamics and Issues Related to the Introduction of Marine Environmental Zoning in French Polynesia

2009
Université Bordeaux Montaigne

Bachelor in Applied Geography

Major: GIS, Remote sensing, and Spatial Planning.

Experience

2018 - Current
Université de Bretagne Occidentale

Assistant Professor in GIScience

Department: Geography
Laboratory: Littoral, Environnement, Télédétection et Géomatique (LETG)
Research Interests: Spatial Cognition, Geovisualization,Spatiotemporal Data Modeling, Data Intelligibility, Collective Intelligence, and Open Innovation.
Courses: GIS, Webmapping, and Statistics.

2017-2018
Airbus

Geomatics Engineer

Head of the "Finalization" sector in the military project GEOMAPS.
Role: Supervising the final stages related to the design and the packaging of geographic products used in a military-based context.
Key Skills: Long-range Planning, Configuration Management, Geographic Metadata/Data Processing/Data Quality.

2012 - 2016
Université Laval

Teaching Assistant in Geomatics

Courses: "GIS Fundamentals" (Bachelor) & "GIS and Spatial Analysis" (Bachelor, Master, and Engineer)

2014
Université Laval

Sessional Lecturer in Geomatics

Course: "GIS and Spatial Analysis"

2011-2012
EraGIS

Geomatics Consultant

Services: GIS administration, Spatial database development and management, Map production, and Webmapping.
Clients: Urban Planning Direction of French Polynesia, Environment Direction of French Polynesia, CAPSE (Design Office), and the City of Punaauia.

2005-2006
Direction of Secondary Education of French Polynesia

Computer Scientist

Database management and tool development.

Technical Skills

GIS and Spatial Analysis

100%

GDAL

90%

Python

90%

Webmapping

80%

Databases

85%

R (Statistics)

90%

Remote Sensing

70%

Linked Data

65%

NoSQL

50%

Language

French

100%

English

90%

Spanish

50%

Contact

Get in Touch

+33 2.90.91.55.45

Brest, France

firstname.lastname@univ-brest.fr

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