Jarosław Jasiewicz

Short bio

Dr. Jasiewicz works in the Faculty of Geography at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. He originally specialized in the stratigraphy of glacial deposits and their deformation, but later switched to his present concentration - the application of computer science methods, such as machine vision, data mining, and search and retrieval, to problems in geoscience and archaeology. He is a contributor of computer codes to the GRASS DEV Team, and is a big fan of using C, the GRASS environment, and the R environment for the development of robust and efficient computer codes.

  • email:  jarekj@amu.edu.pl

Scientific interests
Journal papers
Conference papers and abstracts

Scientific interests

  • Search and retrieval of landscapes (together with Space Informatics Lab team).
    This active project aims at constructing a search engine for finding similar patterns in categorical rasters. My contribution is the development of a similarity function for the land cover dataset (Jasiewicz and Stepinski 2012a and Stepinski et al., 2012c).
  • Machine vision and search and retrieval approaches in geomorphology (together with Tomasz Stepinski),
    This is my most oustanding geomorphometrical project which combine machine vision principles with geomorphometry. Paper (Stepinski and Jasiewicz 2011).
  • Data mining in geology (together with Tomasz Stepinski).
    This active project is devoted to knowledge discovery of dissection density patterns across the United States.
  • Spatial analysis in archaeology (together with Iwona Hildebrandt-Radke).
    We have developed a new method for analysis of ancient settlement preferences in lowland areas using a fuzzy apporach to show the general tendencies of this process (Jasiewicz, Hildebrandt 2009). We also have analysed broader trends in past settlement patterns using spatial point statistics (Jasiewicz and Hildebrand-Radke, 2011)
  • Computer-aided geomorphological cartography (together with Magdalena Ratajczak-Sznura).
    In this project we applied geomorphometrical features for map development (Ratajczak and Jasiewicz 2009).
  • Hydro-geomorphological analysis (Together with Markus Metz). This has been one of my biggest programming projects (Jasiewicz, Metz 2011). We produced a toolset of 10 GRASS GIS modules for hydro-geomorphological analysis. These modules parallel and extend the functionality of several popular tools such as TauDEM, JGRASS and RiverTools.
  • Fuzzy logic inference. This is a framework (written in C for GRASS GIS environment) prepared for fuzzy inference processes. No application work has been done yet (Jasiewicz 2011).
  • Geomorphometry of Poland: properties of postglacial and periglacial surface. This is my habilitation project.
  • WebGIS application (together with Michal Rzeszewski).
    This was predominantly an educational activity on my part (Rzeszewski and Jasiewicz 2009)


Journal papers


  • Luo, W., J. Jasiewicz, T. Stepinski, J. Wang, C. Xu, and X. Cang (2016) Spatial association between dissection density and environmental factors over the entire conterminous United States, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43 paper
  • J. Niesterowicz, T.F. Stepinski, J. Jasiewicz (2016) Unsupervised regionalization of the United States into landscape pattern types. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2015.1134796 paper, preprint


  • J.Jasiewicz, P. Netzel, T.F. Stepinski (2015) GeoPAT: A toolbox for pattern-based information retrieval from large geospatial databases, Computers & Geosciences, vol.80, pp.62-73, paper
  • TF Stepinski, J Niesterowicz, J Jasiewicz (2015) Pattern-based regionalization of large geospatial datasets using complex object-based image analysis. Procedia Computer Science, vol.51, pp. 2168–2177. paper
  • J. Jasiewicz and Sobkowiak-Tabaka, I., 2015 , A geo-spatial modeling with unbalanced data: an application of  of classification and regression trees (CART) to model a spatial pattern of the human activity during the Stone Age. Open Geoscience, 7, 289-307


  • J. Jasiewicz, P. Netzel, T.F. Stepinski (2014) Landscape similarity, retrieval, and machine mapping of physiographic units. Geomorphology 221, pp.104-112. paper, preprint
  • T.F. Stepinski, P. Netzel, J. Jasiewicz (2014) LandEx - A GeoWeb tool for query and retrieval of spatial patterns in land cover datasets. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 7(1), pp.257-266. paper, preprint


  • J. Jasiewicz and T.F Stepinski (2013) Geomorphons -a pattern recognition approach to classification and mapping of lanforms. Geomorphology 182, pp. 147-156. paper preprint
  • J. Jasiewicz and T.F. Stepinski (2013) Example-Based Retrieval of Alike Land-Cover Scenes From NLCD2006 Database, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 10(1), pp. 155-159. paper preprint


  • J. Jasiewicz  and I. Hildebrandt-Radke, (2011), Influence of the morphometrical features on the settlement pattern from the Neolithic to the Middle Ages in the Middle Obra region. In: Anthropogenic Pressure in the Neolithic and the Early Bronze Age on the Central European Lowlands, Hildebrandt-Radke I., Dörfler W., Czebreszuk J., Müller J. (red.). Bogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Poznań: 63-75. preprint
  • J. Jasiewicz and M. Metz, (2011), A new GRASS GIS toolkit for Hortonian analysis. Computers & Geosciences 37, 1162-1173 paper
  • J. Jasiewicz, (2011), A new GRASS GIS fuzzy inference system for massive data analysis, Computers & Geosciences 37, 1525-1531 paper


  • J. Jasiewicz and I. Hildebrandt-Radke, (2009), Using multivariate statistics and fuzzy logic system to analyse settlement preferences in lowland areas of the temperate zone: an example from the Polish Lowlands, Journal of Archaeological Science 36, 2096-2107.paper
  • M. Ratajczak  and J. Jasiewicz, (2009), Application of Free Open-Source software tools to automatic and semiautomatic classification of landforms of landforms in lowland areas, Geomorphologia Slovatica et Bohemica 1/2009, 43-52. paper
  • M. Rzeszewski and J. Jasiewicz, (2009), WebGIS - od map w internecie do geoprzetwarzania, w: Zwoliński, Z. (red.), GIS Platforma integracyjna geografii, Bogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Poznań, 23-32 (in Polish). preprint
  • J. Jasiewicz, (2009), Zastosowanie analiz geoinformacyjnych w badaniu dawnych procesów osadniczych, w: Zwoliński, Z. (red.), GIS Platforma integracyjna geografii, Bogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Poznań, 175-196 (in Polish)


  • J. Jasiewicz and I. Hildebrandt-Radke, (2007), Point pattern analysis as a way of examining settlement processes. An example of early-medieval settlement from the -middle-south part of Great Poland Lowland. In Makohonienko M., Makowiecki D., Czerniawska J (red.) Euroasian Perspectives on Environmental Archaeology. Annual Conference of the Association for Environmental Archaeology, Poznań, 173-177
  • J. Jasiewicz (2007), Weichselian red tills in the Gardno Phase End Moraine (Dębina Cliff) - criteria of distinction, origin and stratigraphic position, and implications for the origin and course of the Baltic Ice Stream, Eiszeitalter und Gegenwart, 56/4, 295-310 paper


  • J. Jasiewicz (2005), Stratygrafia glin morenowych i struktura glacitektoniczna gardnieńskiej moreny czołowej, Wyd. PTPN 161 pp. (in Polish) Stratigraphy and glaciotectonic structure of Gardno End Moraine)


Conference papers and abstracts


  • Jasiewicz, J., Czerniawska, J., 2015, Conditional hydrological simulations as a tool for analysis of denudational transformation of post-glacial plains In: Geomorphometry for Geosciences, Jasiewicz J., Zwoliński Zb., Mitasova H., Hengl T. (eds), 2015. Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań - Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation, International Society for Geomorphometry, Poznań, 103-107
  • Stepinski, T. F., P., Jasiewicz, J.,  Netzel, P.,  Niesterowicz, J., 2015, Doing Geomorphometry with Pattern Analysis In: Geomorphometry for Geosciences, Jasiewicz J., Zwoliński Zb., Mitasova H., Hengl T. (eds), 2015. Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań - Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation, International Society for Geomorphometry, Poznań, 141-144
  • Jasiewicz, J., Stach, F., Nowosad, J., 2015, Terrain misclassification problem – analysis using pattern simulation approach In: Geomorphometry for Geosciences, Jasiewicz J., Zwoliński Zb., Mitasova H., Hengl T. (eds), 2015. Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań - Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation, International Society for Geomorphometry, Poznań, 153-157
  • Kaźmierowski, C., Ceglarek, J., Cierniewski, J., Jasiewicz, J., Królewicz, S., Wyczałek, M.,  2015, Soil surface roughness quantification using DEM obtained from UAV photogrammetry. In: Geomorphometry for Geosciences, Jasiewicz J., Zwoliński Zb., Mitasova H., Hengl T. (eds), 2015. Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań - Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation, International Society for Geomorphometry, Poznań, 153-157
  • T.F Stepinski, J.Niesterowicz, J.Jasiewicz, (2015) Pattern-Based Regionalization of Large Geospatial Datasets Using COBIA, Sixth Workshop on Data Mining in Earth System Science (DMESS 2015) Reykjavik, Iceland, June 1-3 2015.
  • J. Niesterowicz, T. F. Stepinski, J. Jasiewicz (2015) Regionalization of the conterminous U.S. into hierarchical landscape pattern types. GeoComputation 2015, Dallas, Texas, May 20-23 2015. paper Best Paper Award.


  • J. Jasiewicz, P. Netzel and T.F. Stepinski (2014) Pattern-based approach to knowledge extraction from large geospatial datasets. GIScience 2014 Vienna, Austria, September 23-26 2014. preprint.
  • J. Jasiewicz, T.F. Stepinski, and P. Netzel (2014) Retrieval Of pattern-based information from giga-cells rasters - concept and new software. IGARSS 2014, July 13-18, 2014, Quebec, Canada. paper, poster
  • Jasiewicz, J., Sobkowiak-Tabaka, I., 2014 – Mapping past human activity using low representative site location datasets and elevation data,  Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2014 IEEE International, pp. 910-91
  • H. Mitasova, T.F. Stepinski, J. Jasiewicz, M. Neteler, S. Gebbert (2014) Analysis of Giga-size Earth Observation Data in Open Source GRASS GIS 7 - from Desktop to On-line Solutions. AGU 2014 Fall Meeting, San Francisco  December 15-19 2014.  Invited talk. abstract
  • P. Netzel, T.F. Stepinski, J. Jasiewicz, World Climate Classification and Search: Data Mining Approach Utilizing Dynamic Time Warping Similarity Function. AGU 2014 Fall Meeting, San Francisco  December 15-19 2014. abstract


  • Jasiewicz, J., Netzel, P., Stepinski, T. F., 2013 - Content-based landscape retrieval using geomorphons. In: Eds: Tang Guoan,Zhou Qiming,Helena Mitasova,Tomislav Hengl,Liu Xuejun,Li Fayuan, Proceedings to Geomorphometry 2013, Nanjing, O1-1-O1-5 paper, preprint.


  • J. Jasiewicz and T.F. Stepinski (2012) Query and Retrieval of Land Cover Patterns. IGARSS 2012. paper preprint
  • Jasiewicz, J., Stepinski, T. F., 2012, Machine vision approach to auto-generation of high resolution, continental-scale geomorphometric map from DEM. In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts Vol. 14, p. 3373.
  • Jasiewicz, J., Stepinski, T.F. 2012, Global Geomorphometric Map of Mars, Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 43, p. 1347
  • T.F. Stepinski, P. Netzel, J. Jasiewicz, J. Niesterowicz (2012) LandEx - A GeoWeb-based Tool for Exploration of Patterns in Raster Maps, presented in Sept. 2012 at GIScience 2012 Conference. paper, preprint


  • Stepinski, T., Ratatunga, T., Jasiewicz, J., 2011, Identifying Spatially Inhomogeneous Relationships Between Drainage Density and Its Controlling Variables, AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, San Francisco. p. 1248
  • T.F. Stepinski and J. Jasiewicz, (2011), Geomorphons - a new approach to classification of landform, in : Eds: Hengl, T., Evans, I.S., Wilson, J.P., and Gould, M.,, Proceedings to Geomorphometry 2011, Redlands, 109-112 paper. Watch a video of an actual presentation of this paper at the Geomorphometry 2011 conference.


  • Jasiewicz, J., 2009, Towards the topologically correct drainage network: integration between TAS GIS and GRASS GIS software GIS Ostrava 2009 25. - 28. 1. 2009, Ostrava,paper

Published on  August 18th, 2016