Monthly Archives: July 2017

Another impressive student map: Khalid’s Way

We would like to present you another wonderful student project from this summer semester created within the class Thematic Cartography, a third semester bachelor class for Spatial Planning students. The map is called Khalid’s Way and was created by Jakob Listabarth. He describes his work in the following way:

This map tells the story of Khalid’s journey from Yemen to Austria. It shows merely one personal refugee-story out of the countless other ones, which we normally only hear about through statistics, in newspapers, or from television.

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Jakob Listabarth studies Spatial Planning at the Technical University of Vienna. Before that, he studied Information Design where he focused, among other things, on how to present facts in a more user-friendly way by using shapes and colours. Jakob’s passion is using his knowledge from both disciplines in order to tell socially relevant stories in an engaging way.

Congratulations on your impressive work, Jakob!

 
Enjoy some of the lovely details in the following images or download the map as PDF (2MB).
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Georg Gartner on air – talking about latest trends in cartography

The Austrian national radio station Ö1 invited Georg Gartner to discuss the latest trends in modern cartography. Listen to the interview at Punkt eins.

“Ohne Karten wären wir räumlich blind”, sagt der Kartograph und Geograph Georg Gartner. “Karten sind ein elementares Mittel der Kommunikation für Menschen, denn alles findet irgendwo statt, hat sozusagen einen Ortsbezug”.

 

Great student maps from Project Map Creation, summer semester 2017

As in former semesters, we would like to showcase a selection of extraordinary student projects from this summer semester. The following maps are results from the class Project Map Creation.

Africa - Official Languages and Ethnolinguistic Groups by Jessica Gosling-Goldsmith
Africa – Official Languages and Ethnolinguistic Groups by Jessica Gosling-Goldsmith (pdf, 1.6mb)

Sierra Madre Volcanic Chain Guatemala by Karen Byrne
Sierra Madre Volcanic Chain Guatemala by Karen Byrne

An illustrated overview of Aga Khan Park, Toronoto, Canada by Natasha Pirani
An illustrated overview of Aga Khan Park, Toronoto, Canada by Natasha Pirani

City of Vienna Attractions Map by Yunnan Chen
City of Vienna Attractions Map by Yunnan Chen

Roskilde Festival 2017 by Roar Gauslå Engell
Roskilde Festival 2017 by Roar Gauslå Engell

An der schönen blauen Donau by Maria Rühringer
An der schönen blauen Donau by Maria Rühringer

A huge thank you to all students for their hard work in this busy summer semester.
Enjoy the summer!

Results from earlier semesters can be found here:
2016 | 2015 | summer 2014 | winter 2014 | 2013 | 2012

genderATlas won a 1st prize at the International Cartographic Exhibition in Washington, D.C.

At the 28th International Cartographic Conference in Washington, D.C., USA, our atlas project genderATlas für die Schule won the first jury prize in the category educational cartographic products. The jury stated:

“A very well thought through mini-atlas that explores gender issues for women and men. This version specifically aimed at school children to promote understanding of equality and support research initiatives.”

We are extremely happy about this award! The atlas, which is a sub-project of the regular genderATlas was funded by the Bundesministeriums für Bildung (BMB) in 2016 and developed by a team around Elisabeth Aufhauser and Christiane Hintermann from Universität Wien. The technical implementation was done by Manuela Schmidt based on the prototype by Florian Ledermann. A huge thank you to everyone involved!

More about genderATlas für die Schule can be found here (German).

Farewell to the sixth intake of the International Master in Cartography

The sixth intake of the International Master Programme in Cartography has finished the “Vienna Semester” and is now heading to TU Dresden for the third semester. We organized a farewell session to review the semester and to showcase results of their hard work in this semester. 

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We wish them all the best!

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