Kaleb received a BSc. and BSc. Honours in Environmental and Geographical Sciences and Geographic Information Systems respectively from University of Cape Town, South Africa. He also earned a Master of Science in Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics from Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences in Germany. He joined the Department of Land and Spatial Sciences in 2011 as a lecturer, heading the Geoinformation Technology Section from 2016-2019. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Cartography, GIS and Remote Sensing Department in the Institute of Geography at University of Gottingen.
Ph.D. candidate Georg August University of Göttingen
M.Sc. Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics (HFT Stuttgart)
B.Sc. Environmental and Geographical Sciences (UCT)
B.Sc. Honours Geographical Information Systems (UCT)
Member of Geoinformation Society of Namibia
Member of Geo-Information Society of South Africa
Member of the American Geophysical Union
Member of International Association for Landscape Ecology (African Chapter)
Member of Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)
Water Resource Management,
Climate science and disaster risk management
Hydrological and Drought modelling.
Land Degradation Monitoring
Digital Elevation Models
Courses Currently Teaching
Geographic Information Systems
Land Information System
Spatial Data Infrastructure
Spatial Databases and Web Mapping
GIS Application Development
Community Development Activities
City of Windhoek Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA)
Ministry of Mines and Energy – Rundu Land Degradation Project
National Land Cover Classification Standard for Namibia – NSDI - Namibia Statistics Agency
Wyss, D., Negussie, K., Staacke, A., Karnagel, A., Engelhardt, M., and Kappas, M., (2022). A comparative analysis of MODIS-derived drought indices for Northern and Central Namibia. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 16 (May), 173–191.
Negussie, K.G., Wyss, D., Knox, N., Orti, M.V., Corral-Pazos-de-Provens, E., and Kappas, M., Evaluating SWAT Model for Streamflow Estimation in the Semi-Arid Okavango-Omatako Catchment, Namibia. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (Under Revision - 2022).
Orti, M.V., Negussie, K.G., (2019). Temporal statistical analysis and predictive modelling of drought and flood in Rundu–Namibia. Clim. Dyn
Orti, M.V., Negussie, K., Corral-Pazos-de-Provens, E., Höfle, B., Bubenzer, O., (2019). Comparison of Three Algorithms for the Evaluation of TanDEM-X Data for Gully Detection in Krumhuk. MDPI Remote Sens. 11, 1–22.
Negussie, K. G., (2015). Pothole Detection Using Dense Laser Range Data and Colour Images. HFT Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences. Stuttgart, Germany.
Negussie, K. G., Kunwar, U., & Hosta Mella, E. (2014). 3D Face Modelling Using Iterative Closest Point Algorithm with SR 4000 Range Camera. Turkish-German 3D Spatial Information Technologies Conference. Safranbolu, Turkey.
Negussie, K G., 2009 Towards applications and setting up of 3D GIS in South Africa. Honours thesis. University of Cape Town.
Negussie, K G., 2008 The Suitability of Geographical Information System Software for Crime Mapping and Analysis in the South African
Conference presentations & invited talks
Negussie, K.G., Wyss, D., Knox, N., Orti, M.V., Corral-Pazos-de-Provens, E., and Kappas, M., Evaluating SWAT Model for Streamflow Estimation in the Semi-Arid Okavango-Omatako Catchment, Namibia. Living Planet Symposium 2022, European Space Agency, Bonn, Germany
Negussie, K.G. (2019). Water Consumption Map of City of Windhoek using Open WebGIS Platform. AGSE 2019 International Conference: Digital Landscapes: Chances for Development, Stuttgart (Germany). Oral Presentation.
Negussie, K.G. (2019). Monitoring Catchment Behavior to determine climate change impacts over Okavango-Omatako River Basin, Namibia. Sixth International Soil and Water Assessment Tool, South East and East Asia Conference, Siem Reap (Cambodia). Oral Presentation.