Monthly Archives: March 2016

CartoTalk Anita Graser: QGIS for Cartography

We are very happy to host a CartoTalk by Anita Graser of the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) on Thursday, 28 April 2016.

Abstract: Since its founding fourteen years ago, QGIS has come a long way. Started as a mere data viewer, it now provides a vast array of GIS functionality, tool integration, extensible plugins, and—cartographic capability. Slighted in years past for its inability to make a “pretty” map, QGIS now provides a vast array of features for cartographers. This talk gives an overview of the current status of cartographic features in QGIS, discusses the most recent developments, and finally provides an outlook towards planned future developments.

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Anita Graser is a researcher at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology and an open source GIS advocate serving on the OSGeo board of directors and QGIS project steering committee. Her primary research interests focus on GIScience for mobility research questions, analyzing and visualizing spatio-temporal data. She currently teaches at the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt, and at UNIGIS Salzburg and the Technical University of Vienna. Furthermore, she publishes a popular blog on open source GIS at anitagraser.com and is author of Learning QGIS, and QGIS Map Design.

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 10:00
Forschungsgruppe Kartographie
Seminarraum 126

CartoTalk Irene Fellner: Indoor Navigation

We are very happy to host a CartoTalk by Irene Fellner of the Vienna University of Economy and Business (WU) on Thursday, 17 March 2016.

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Abstract: Indoor navigation systems have become a prominent area of interest in recent years. However, there are still some unresolved challenges in this context. In particular, the question in which way landmark-based indoor routing instructions can be generated automatically has not been addressed yet.

This talk introduces an Indoor Landmark Navigation Model (ILNM) which proposes an approach to generate indoor routing instructions including landmarks automatically, based on the information available in spatial indoor databases. The model consists of three phases: landmark identification, landmark selection and landmark integration.

In order to evaluate the ILNM, it was applied to the data of the Campus GIS of the Vienna University of Economics and Business. The application demonstrates that the ILNM basically produces correct route instructions including landmarks. A comparison to solely metric-based instructions shows that landmarks are important to increase the quality of indoor route instructions. However, the generated route instructions also disclose some gaps in the model and unresolved challenges of automatic indoor routing generation.

Irene Fellner is employed as a project manager at IT-Services of Vienna University of Economy and Business (WU) and was responsible for the development of an indoor navigation system („Campus GIS“) for the new campus of WU. She studied Commerce majoring in Computer Science at WU and completed the postgraduate UNIGIS MSc studies.

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 10:00
Forschungsgruppe Kartographie
Seminarraum 126

Save the date: CartoTalks in summer semester 2016

cartotalks_tuw_200pxWe are happy to announce the following CartoTalks for summer semester: 

Past

Aufnahmen vom #CartoSummit online verfügbar

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Auf Initiative der International Cartographic Association und der Firma ESRI fand vom 8.–10.Februar 2016 in Redlands, USA, ein Cartographic Summit statt mit der Idee, mögliche Entwicklungen der Zukunft der Kartographie auszuleuchten.

Zahlreiche KollegInnen aus verschiedensten Disziplinen trugen durch ihre Beiträge zum angedachten out-of-the-box thinking bei. Die Vorträge wurden mitgeschnitten und können unter esri.com/events/cartographic-summit/recordings nachgehört werden.

Welcome to the 5th intake of the International Master in Cartography

We are happy to welcome 21 students from all over the world at TU Vienna for the summer semester 2016. Countries of origin include China, Bosnia and Herzigowina, UK, Iran, Turkey, Bangladesh, Egypt, Kuwait, USA, Brazil, Ukraine, Poland and Namibia!

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After finishing their first semester at TU München, the students are now here with us for their second semester, before proceeding to TU Dresden. We wish them a fun and successful semester!

To find out more about the International Master in Cartography, please visit cartographymaster.eu.

Invitation to the 13th International Conference on Location-Based Services

lbs2016_logoWe are very pleased to invite you to the 13th International Conference on Location-Based Services (LBS 2016), which is organized by our Research Group on November 14–16, 2016.

Built on the success of previous conferences in this series, LBS 2016 aims to offer a platform for scholars, researchers, and industry/market operators from various disciplines and practice to meet, interact and exchange knowledge, experience, plans and ideas on how LBS can and could be improved and on how it will influence both science and society.

lbs2016_backgroundThe Call for Papers is currently open. Deadlines for submission are June 1 for full papers, July 1 for work in progress, and September 18 for showcases. High-quality submissions are intended to be published in the Journal of Location Based Services and in a book of the Springer series Lecture Notes on Geoinformation and Cartography.

More information can be found at lbsconference.org