Sidonie Christophe (Dr, Habil.)

At COGIT team since 2006

Phone : 33 1 43 98 84 32

Contact : sidonie.christophe(at)ign.fr

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Senior researcher
Leader of Research Action
Geovis : visualization, interaction, immersion

Research topic :

ABS2019: Abstraction, Scale & Perception Workshop, 15th July 2019, ICC 2019, Tokyo, Japan

Knowledge modelling and tools implementation for geovisualisation design (style parametrization) and for the evaluation of cartographic rendering quality and geovisualisation usability (user preferences, perception, cognition).
Key words: geovisualization, map design, cartography, perception, cognition
  • Projet PEPS PLU++ (2015 - 2016)
  • Projet ANR MAPMUXING (2014 - 2017)
  • Coordonnatrice projet ANR CONTINT MapStyle (2012-2016):
  • https://sites.google.com/site/sidoniechristophe/home

    Habilitation :

    Habilitation defended in 2017 (Université Paris-Est):
    Custom cartographic representations for geovisualization: colors and styles
    Supervised by
    - Download the Habilitation thesis

    PhD Thesis :

    PhD in gi sciences defended in 2009 (Université de Marne-La-Vallée):
    Helping users to make on-demand and original legends: proposition of a cooperative method to choose colours
    Supervised by Anne Ruas, co-supervision : Bénédicte Bucher

    - Download the PhD thesis (in French)

    Education :

    • 2001 : Engineer in Agronomy specialised in Geospatial Data Processing (National School of Agronomy of Rennes, France - ENSAR)

    Professional experience :

    • Since 2014 : projet ANR MAPMUXING (2014 - 2017)
    • 2015-2016: projet PEPS PLU++
    • 2012-2016: leader of ANR CONTINT MAPSTYLE
    • 2010 : MEDDE Researcher at COGIT
    • 2009-2010 : Post-Doc at LIG, STEAMER team (Grenoble)
    • 2006 : PhD candidate at COGIT
    • Oct. 2005 - Oct. 2006 : Administrator of GIS data for the Interdisciplinary Research Program about the Seine environment (PIREN Seine) CNRS UMR Sisyphe 7619
    • Feb. 2003 - Oct.2005 : Developer at Générale d'Infographie, Le Pecq. Design, model and development of GIS and GIS-Web tools, cartography, training courses
    • 2002 : Computer sciences teacher
    • Sept./Oct. 2001 : Responsible for mission Digitech/UNOSAT, Bagneux. Cartographies of the Evolution of the vegetation in Afghanistan from 1978 to 2002 from LANDSAT images.
    • April 2001 - Sept 2001 : Internship at COGIT "Tool design for detection and characterization of alignments of buildings in urban environment"

    Skills :

    GI Sciences, Geovisualization, Map design, Computer Sciences.

    Publications :

    - All publications of Sidonie Christophe

    PhD supervision in progress :

    • Direction of Clarice Fotso
      Use and adaptation of visualization interfaces, for voluntereed geographic information acquisition
      (Université Paris-Est)
    • Direction of Evelyn Paiz_Reyes
      Image based rendering of large historical image collections
      (Université Paris-Est)
    • Direction of Qasem Safariallahkheili
      Style exploration & interpolation for 3D geovisualization
      (Université Paris-Est)

    Finished PhD supervision :

    • Co-supervision of Jérémie Ory
      Knowledge for cartographic styles construction and perception: territories and cartographic practices
      (PhD directed by Sara Irina Fabrikant, Université Paris-Est)
      Defended in 2016
    • Co-supervision of Charlotte Hoarau
      In-between cartographic representations : how to covisualize maps and orthoimages to browse abstraction and realism?
      (PhD directed by Sébastien Mustière, Université Paris-Est)
      Defended in 2015
    • Co-supervision of Cécile Remy
      Interactions entre accès à l'information géographique volontaire et accès aux services d'eau et d'assainissement dans les quartiers défavorisés des villes des Suds
      (PhD directed by Sylvy JAGLIN, Université Paris Est)
      Defended in 2015

    Technical and scientific associations :

    Supervised internships :

    • 2016 : Parametrization of expressive rendering techniques to reproduce a Cassini style.
      By Blandine Decherf (M2 Carthageo, Université Paris 1, ENSG)
    • 2016 : Design and implementation of a style model for 3D geovisualization.
      By Anouk Vinesse (M2 UrbanSTIC, Ecole Centrale de Nantes)
    • 2014 : Towards a 3D graphic semiology, applied to urban planning.
      By Florian Pelloie (M1 Géographie, Université Paris 1)
    • 2014 : Graphic Semiology for urban dynamics representation: application to building dynamics.
      By Cécile Rémy (M2 IG , Université Paris-Est - ENSG)
    • 2014 : Towars a "Cassini" style: methodology to automate Cassini renderings.
      By Laurane Boulanger (M2 Carthagéo , Université Paris 1 - ENSG)
    • 2013 : Resolution methods for toponyms visualisation
      By Thomas Escrihuela (M2 Carthagéo, ENSG - Université Paris 1 - Université Paris 7)
    • 2009 : Characterization of color harmony in maps
      By Hugo Roussaffa (M1 Carthagéo, Université Paris-7)
    • 2007 : Consulting and classifying cartographic samples database
      By Guillaume Menegaux (M2 SIG, ENSG)

    Teaching given at COGIT :

    • Geographic data modelling, 3D data modeling and use,
      M2SIG, ENSG. 2008.
    • TP QGIS / GRASS,
      M2SIG, ENSG. Since 2008.
    • Metadata,
      M2Geomatique, ENSG. Since 2008.
    • Data Schemas,
      M2Géomatique, ENSG. Since 2008.
    • PHP,
      Formation continue, ENSG. Since 2007.
    • Handling ArcGIS,
      IT2, ENSG. Since 2007.
    • ArcGIS,
      M2SIG, ENSG. Since 2007.
    • First steps in GIS and practical work of MapInfo,
      M2SIG, ENSG. From 2006 to 2009.
    • Webmapping mini-projects: MapServer, GoogleMaps, OpenLayers,
      M2SIG, SIG, ENSG. Since 2006.
    • Web langages and different formats to display a map on a client,
      M2SIG, ENSG. Since 2006.
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