TU Wien as UN-GGIM Academic Network Member

The Vienna University of Technology through Prof Georg Gartner was accepted as member of the Academic Network of the United Nations Committee on Experts of Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM).

UN-GGIM sets the agenda for the development of global geospatial information and promotes its use to address key global challenges. The role of the Academic Network is to support the aims and objectives of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management.

Mapping the future

Cartography is seen by many as attractive, relevant and modern. Because of that many cartographers argue that education and research in cartography is important. There are several indicators which could be used in this context, e.g. how many maps are produced, accessible and available. It is most interesting that the magazine Wired argues along the same lines …

Cartography is the new code. […] And as advanced satellites, digital mapping tools, and open-source geographical software progress, the demand for cartographers is projected to grow nearly 30 percent by 2024.