TVIA: Tools for Visual Information Management in Geographical and Biomedical Applications


Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
--T.S. Eliot
, Choruses from The Rock

There is a fundamental gap between the geometric coordinates or pixels of raw data and the patterns, relations, and abstractions that go into a mental image or mental map. Whole industries are devoted to applying software technology to bridge this gap in diverse application areas. This project will exploit the extensive expertise and experience of the team members in order to focus on shared solutions for transforming image and geometric data into knowledge and information.

An Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IRIS) project, which is one of the National Centres of Excellence (NCE) of the Canada National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)


Project Principal Investigators

Industrial Partners

Staff and Students


Some research directions

Also see our project publications.

Map of Canada Molecular Scene Image Databases
Geographic Information Systems Molecular Scene Analysis Image Databases


Project documents


Page maintained by Jack Snoeyink snoeyink@cs.ubc.ca