Andrea Ajmar

Associate Professor (L. 240)
Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST)

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Research interests

Emergency management
Geographic information systems (gis)
Infrastrutture di dati territoriali
Remote sensing
Spatial data infratructure
Spatial data science
Spatial data science


Andrea Ajmar, Ph.D., is an expert in the field of Spatial Data Science, geodatabase management and Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) development and implementation. He has a solid expertise in environmental management, gained during working experiences both for public and private sector: this expertise provided the correct user perspective, fundamental in the design of efficient and effective database structures and comprehensive SDI solutions. He was the responsible for the realization of UN WFP SDI, a dedicated infrastructure for emergency management in a complex distributed environment: high-availability and redundancy, federated database structures were therefore firstly introduced inside humanitarian organizations operating worldwide. He currently holds the position of fixed-term researcher at the Politecnico di Torino, with teaching positions in master's degrees and doctoral courses. It is part of the laboratory called SDG11Lab which aims to create a spatial data infrastructure capable of guaranteeing efficient access to data sources of general interest (e.g. satellite and airborne acquisitions, reference cartographic data, etc.) and to integrate them with specific thematic data, providing analysis, representation and visualization tools capable of responding to the needs of research teams.


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Scientific branch

CEAR-04/A - Geomatics
(Area 0008 - Civil engineering and architecture)

Research topics

  • Spatial Data Science techniques applied to transportation datasets


ERC sectors

PE10_14 - Earth observations from space/remote sensing
SH2_10 - Land use and regional planning
PE10_4 - Terrestrial ecology, land cover change
SH2_9 - Urban, regional and rural studies


Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

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Awards and Honors

  • BEST POSTER PAPER AWARD conferred by ISPRS (2008)


  • Effective member - Associazione Universitari di Cartografia e Topografia, Italia (2020-)
  • Vice-President - International Working Group on Satellite Emergency Mapping, Italia (2013-2014)
  • Secretary - ISPRS (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) ICWG IV/VIII - Updating and Maintenance of Core Spatial Databases, Stati Uniti (2008-2012)
  • Scientific Committee member - ASITA, Italia (2008-2012)
  • Effective member - Associazione Italiana di Cartografia, Italia (2003-2013)

Editorial boards

  • REMOTE SENSING (2019-2021), Guest Editor of magazine or editorial series


  • GISTAM 2020 (7/5/2020-9/5/2020), Program committee
  • GISTAM 2019 (3/5/2019-5/5/2019), Program committee


Collegi of the PhD programmes

  • URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 2022/2023 (39. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 2021/2022 (38. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 2019/2020 (36. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO

Collegi of the degree programmes



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Master of Science

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Research projects

Projects funded by competitive calls

Supervised PhD students

  • Sona Guliyeva. Programme in Urban And Regional Development (39th cycle, 2023-in progress)
  • Giulio Gabriele Pantaloni. Programme in Urban And Regional Development (39th cycle, 2023-in progress)
  • Majeeb Ur Rehman. Programme in Urban And Regional Development (39th cycle, 2024-in progress)
  • Qiurun Lu. Programme in Urban And Regional Development (38th cycle, 2022-in progress)
  • Michele De Chiaro. Programme in Beni Architettonici E Paesaggistici (37th cycle, 2021-in progress)


Last years publications

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