Erik loves doing creative projects with software. He has a master’s degree in Computer Science from Twente University and a bachelor’s degree in Design from the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. He has been working in data visualization for almost ten years, first as employee in the Data Science department of TNO and as of recent as a freelancer.

Making data visual is Erik’s passion. It allows for the discovery of unexpected trends, patterns and outliers. It also makes data fun to play with and nice to look at.

Most of Erik’s work is screen-based such as in the form of interactive web sites. He also likes to build interactive installations, 3D prints and VR environments to let people experience data in an immersive way.

At AMS Institute, Erik is part of the Urban Data Science (UDS) Data Visualization team. The team helps projects with visualizing their data. Data visualization can support research by confirming a hypothesis or detecting interesting research directions. Another use of visualization is to present project results to the outside world in an accessible and aesthetically pleasing way.

““Let’s make everything visual.””

Erik Boertjes

Data Visualization Engineer

News

COVID-19 measures and traffic intensity

Smart Urban Mobility

A visualization of traffic intensity before, during and after intelligent lockdown measures in the Netherlands.

Event

Roboat VR Workshop by MIT

Smart Urban Mobility

21 & 22 May

VR provides new ways to create insights for research projects. In this workshop researchers from MIT will teach, among others, MSc MADE students how they can use VR as a tool to test the use cases of their research, with Roboat as topic at hand.

News

100 years of Dutch summers

Climate Resilient Cities

Summer returned to the Netherlands. Time for some summer reflections of 1901 – 2020, our data science team thought.

News

100 years of Dutch summers

Climate Resilient Cities

Summer returned to the Netherlands. Time for some summer reflections of 1901 – 2020, our data science team thought.

News

Amsterdam's urban dome 50 stories high

Climate Resilient Cities

During last July's heatwave, researchers from Wageningen University & Research and Amsterdam Institute for Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) launched weather balloons from Dam Square to map the height of the urban dome.

News

This is how the city awakes

Data are at the core of understanding the city. Did you ever imagine how the city is kept clean and safe, day in and day out?

Event

Citython 2020 Amsterdam

Oct 28 - Nov 6

Are you keen to work on Amsterdam's mobility challenges during a 10-day online hackathon that brings together an international group of creative and inquisitive minds? Read more on the three challenges at hand and how to join!

Event

Citython 2020 Amsterdam

Oct 28 - Nov 6

Are you keen to work on Amsterdam's mobility challenges during a 10-day online hackathon that brings together an international group of creative and inquisitive minds? Read more on the three challenges at hand and how to join!

News

COVID-19 measures and traffic intensity

Smart Urban Mobility

A visualization of traffic intensity before, during and after intelligent lockdown measures in the Netherlands.

News

COVID-19 measures and traffic intensity

Smart Urban Mobility

A visualization of traffic intensity before, during and after intelligent lockdown measures in the Netherlands.

Event

Roboat VR Workshop by MIT

Smart Urban Mobility

21 & 22 May

VR provides new ways to create insights for research projects. In this workshop researchers from MIT will teach, among others, MSc MADE students how they can use VR as a tool to test the use cases of their research, with Roboat as topic at hand.

Event

Roboat VR Workshop by MIT

Smart Urban Mobility

21 & 22 May

VR provides new ways to create insights for research projects. In this workshop researchers from MIT will teach, among others, MSc MADE students how they can use VR as a tool to test the use cases of their research, with Roboat as topic at hand.

Event

Roboat VR Workshop by MIT

Smart Urban Mobility

21 & 22 May

VR provides new ways to create insights for research projects. In this workshop researchers from MIT will teach, among others, MSc MADE students how they can use VR as a tool to test the use cases of their research, with Roboat as topic at hand.

Event

Roboat VR Workshop by MIT

Smart Urban Mobility

21 & 22 May

VR provides new ways to create insights for research projects. In this workshop researchers from MIT will teach, among others, MSc MADE students how they can use VR as a tool to test the use cases of their research, with Roboat as topic at hand.

News

100 years of Dutch summers

Climate Resilient Cities

Summer returned to the Netherlands. Time for some summer reflections of 1901 – 2020, our data science team thought.

News

Amsterdam's urban dome 50 stories high

Climate Resilient Cities

During last July's heatwave, researchers from Wageningen University & Research and Amsterdam Institute for Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) launched weather balloons from Dam Square to map the height of the urban dome.

News

100 years of Dutch summers

Climate Resilient Cities

Summer returned to the Netherlands. Time for some summer reflections of 1901 – 2020, our data science team thought.

News

Amsterdam's urban dome 50 stories high

Climate Resilient Cities

During last July's heatwave, researchers from Wageningen University & Research and Amsterdam Institute for Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) launched weather balloons from Dam Square to map the height of the urban dome.

News

This is how the city awakes

Data are at the core of understanding the city. Did you ever imagine how the city is kept clean and safe, day in and day out?

News

This is how the city awakes

Data are at the core of understanding the city. Did you ever imagine how the city is kept clean and safe, day in and day out?

News

This is how the city awakes

Data are at the core of understanding the city. Did you ever imagine how the city is kept clean and safe, day in and day out?

News

This is how the city awakes

Data are at the core of understanding the city. Did you ever imagine how the city is kept clean and safe, day in and day out?

Event

Citython 2020 Amsterdam

Oct 28 - Nov 6

Are you keen to work on Amsterdam's mobility challenges during a 10-day online hackathon that brings together an international group of creative and inquisitive minds? Read more on the three challenges at hand and how to join!

Event

Citython 2020 Amsterdam

Oct 28 - Nov 6

Are you keen to work on Amsterdam's mobility challenges during a 10-day online hackathon that brings together an international group of creative and inquisitive minds? Read more on the three challenges at hand and how to join!