Sébastien Mustière (Dr, Habil.)

At COGIT team since 1997

Phone : 33 1 43 98 81 49

Contact : sebastien.mustiere(at)ign.fr


Research Action
data infrastructure

Research topic :

Geographic DB integration
Automatic matching

Habilitation :

Habilitation defended in 2014 (Université Paris Est):
Integration of geographic data
Supervised by
- Download the Habilitation thesis

PhD Thesis :

PhD in computer sciences - artificial intelligence defended in 2001 (Université Paris 6):
Supervised learning for cartographic generalisation
Supervised by Jean-Gabriel Ganascia, co-supervision : Jean-Daniel Zucker

- Download the PhD thesis (in French)

Education :

  • Master digital cartography
  • PhD in data processing and GIS

Professional experience :

  • 1997-2001: Researches and PhD in automatic generalisation at IGN
  • 2001-2002: PostDoc in data processing and GIS at Laval University, Québec
  • since 2002: Responsible for the research action concerning geographic data bases integration at IGN

Skills :


  • Cartography
  • Spatial analysis
  • Automatic generalisation
  • Geographic DB management
  • Geographic DB integration

Computer sciences

  • Artificial intelligence, machine learning
  • Modelling, UML
  • DBMS

Publications :

- All publications of Sébastien Mustière

PhD supervision in progress :

  • Co-direction of Samuel Dunesme
    Caracterising hydrographic evolutions from topographic ancient maps
    (PhD co-directed by Hervé Piegay, )
  • Co-direction of Yann Meneroux

    (PhD co-directed by Guillaume Saint Pierre, Université Paris-Est)

Finished PhD supervision :

  • Direction of Stefan Ivanovic
    Automatic update of referential spatial databases by fusion of Volunteered Geographical Information from different sources
    (Université Paris-Est)
    Defended in 2018
  • Direction of Charlotte Hoarau
    In-between cartographic representations : how to covisualize maps and orthoimages to browse abstraction and realism?
    (Université Paris-Est)
    Defended in 2015
  • Co-supervision of Ludovic Moncla
    Automatic reconstruction of itineraries from descriptive texts
    (PhD directed by Mauro Gaio, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour / Université de Saragosse)
    Defended in 2015
  • Co-direction of Mickaël Brasebin
    3D Geographic Data to simulate the impact of urban regulation
    (PhD co-directed by Christiane Weber, Université Paris-Est)
    Defended in 2014
  • Co-supervision of Nathalie Abadie
    Formalization, acquisition and implementation of knowledge for virtual integration of geographic databases: Specifications in the heart of the integration process
    (PhD directed by Anne Ruas, Université Paris-Est)
    Defended in 2012
  • Co-supervision of Ana-Maria Olteanu-Raimond
    Spatial data matching taking into account imprecise knowledge
    (PhD directed by Anne Ruas, Université de Marne-la-Vallée)
    Defended in 2008
  • Co-supervision of Christelle Pierkot
    Processing the update of replicated geographical data
    (PhD directed by Abdelkader Hameurlain, Université de Toulouse)
    Defended in 2008
  • Co-supervision of David Sheeren
    Understanding and interpretation of representation differences between geographic data
    (PhD directed by Jean-Daniel Zucker, Université Paris 6)
    Defended in 2005
  • Co-supervision of Nils Gesbert
    Formalisation of data bases specifications for their integration
    (PhD directed by Thérèse Libourel, Université de Marne la Vallée)
    Defended in 2005

Technical and scientific associations :

Supervised internships :

  • 2010 : Extraction of colour palettes
    By Pierre-Olivier Couteau (Master M2 Carthagéo, Université Paris 1, ENSG)
  • 2009 :
    By Dimitri Tarze (3e année d'Ecole d'Ingénieurs, ESGT (Le Mans))
  • 2008 : Research and analysis of topographic sources
    By Anne Lyse Minard (Master 1 TAL, Dictionnaires, Corpus, Terminologie, Université de Lille)
  • 2005 : Spatio-temporal modeling of ethnographic data
    By Ana-Maria Olteanu (Master Systèmes d'Information Géographique, Université de Poitiers)
    Contact : ana-maria.olteanu(at)ign.fr
  • 2005 : Integration of frontier zone data relative to hiking
    By Lamine Khentache ()
  • 2004 : Modeling and detection of Y-shapes in a roads network
    By Eric Grosso (DESS Cartographie Numérique, Université Paris 1, ENSG)
    Contact : eric.grosso(at)ign.fr
  • 2004 : Generalisation and multiple representation. Application to IGN data bases.
    By Julien Fabing (Master SIG, Université Marne-La-Vallée)
  • 2003 : Integration of spatial data bases. Creation of a multi-representation hydrography data base.
    By A. Cleach, J. Fort (Ingénieur, Ecole Navale)
  • 2003 : Compared representation of schemes and containing specifications
    By Gyorgyi Göder (DESS Cartographie Numérique et SIG, Université Paris 1, ENSG)
  • 2000 : Knowledge base revision. Application to cartographic generalisation
    By Sylvain Bard (DESS Méthode Quantitatives pour la Gestion et l'Aménagement du Territoire, Université de Metz)
  • 1999 : Application of neurons networks to learning of parametric values for algorithms of cartographic generalisation
    By Lagrange et Landras (Ingénieur, Ecole Navale)

Teaching given at COGIT :

  • Modelling geographic data,
    Univ. de Marne-La-Vallée, ENSG. Since 2004.
  • Integrating geographic data,
    Univ. de Marne-La-Vallée, ENSG. Since 2004.
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