Author Archives: Florian Ledermann

Bachelor thesis presentations on Open Government Data and OpenStreetMap styling

On November 11, two students presented their bachelor theses: Mariela Nazlamova presented her work “Open Government Data in Austria. Analyzing the Potential of Cartographic Visualization of Spatial Administration Data” (supervised by Gartner and Ledermann), and Christopher Kmen presented his work on replicating the basemap.at map style for OSM data.

For Mariela, this was the last step in completing her studies at TU Wien – congratulations and best wishes for your future career!

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Short-term job in D3.js, #ddj, interactive web cartography

We are currently looking for someone who can bring experience with D3.js, JavaScript and SVG visualization to a project at at the research group cartography, TU Wien. The concrete task is to extend the genderATlas with new interactive maps and to contribute to the further development of the mapmap.js API and other components.

The project needs to be completed until mid-December and would be paid through a freelance consulting contract (“Werkvertrag”). There is a budget of ≈EUR 4.000 for an estimated workload of about a month (full-time), and a lot of room for bringing your personal interests and ideas to the project. If the project is successful, a longer-term employment in the course of 2017 may be possible.

Please not that this job requires basic knowledge of the German language in order to be able to follow discussions in meetings and working with the content! The nature of the project also requires you to be present in Vienna.

If you are interested, please send your CV and links to previous works and/or code by email to florian.ledermann@tuwien.ac.at until October 9 2016. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly.

Must haves:

  • Good Knowledge of JavaScript
  • Good Knowledge of HTML/CSS
  • Experience with D3.js
  • Basic Knowledge of SVG
  • Git/Github Basic Knowledge
  • An interest in “data driven journalism” and interactive maps
  • Feeling comfortable discussing issues of gender equality and feminism
  • Basic German skills!

Bonus:

  • Experience with Node.js and static site generators
  • Academic experience or interest

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