The Research Group Cartography at Vienna University of Technology was founded in 1971. It is one of the seven research groups that form the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation.
Main research activities and questions are on fundamental and methodological issues of cartographic communication processes, such as syntactical, semantic and pragmatic dimensions of cartographic presentation forms. The technological focus is on multimedia cartography, and especially web mapping, mobile internet and location-based services (LBS). Applied research is done on interactivity with maps, 3D presentation forms, deriving appropriate navigation support with means of maps and concepting online atlases.