Great student maps from Project Map Creation, summer semester 2018

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.

Spanish Civil War in the Basque Country by Iñigo Etxeandia Rodriguez
Spanish Civil War in the Basque Country by Iñigo Etxeandia Rodriguez (jpg, 2.2mb)

Butterflies in Taiwan by Yuan Pei-Lun
Butterflies in Taiwan by Yuan Pei-Lun (jpg, 1,7mb)

Go for Mikulov by Jarmila Fucikova
Go for Mikulov by Jarmila Fucikova (front | back, jpg, 2.0mb)

Moving Ice? by Mengyu Liang
Moving Ice? by Mengyu Liang (jpg, 1mb)

Road to final by Mohamed Ibrahim
Road to final by Mohamed Ibrahim (jpg, 2.2mb)

Almaty – City of Apples by Kikkarina Altynay
Almaty – City of Apples by Kikkarina Altynay (jpg, 1.1mb)

Hexagonal World Map by Mariana Vallejo Velazquez
Hexagonal World Map by Mariana Vallejo Velazquez (jpg, 1.3mb)

Pictorial Map of Bangladesh by Nuzhat Tabasum Nawshin
Pictorial Map of Bangladesh by Nuzhat Tabasum Nawshin (jpg, 1.9mb)

Argentina's World Heritage by Zarina Acero
Argentina’s World Heritage by Zarina Acero (jpg, 1.3mb)

World Map of Coffee by Elifcan Ozyildirim
World Map of Coffee by Elifcan Ozyildirim (jpg, 2.5mb)

Results from other classes might be added later.

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:
2017 | 2016 | 2015 | summer 2014 | winter 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Hike to Hermannskogel with students of the International Master of Cartography

On June 16, students of the International Master of Cartography were invited on a hike to Hermannskogel. The hill is not only the highest peak of Vienna but also a geodetic fundamental point. The small exhibition at Habsburgwarte gave some insights into its history as the kilometre zero of cartographic measurements in Austria-Hungary.


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Welcome to the 7th intake of the International Master in Cartography

We are happy to welcome 24 students of the International Master in Cartography at TU Vienna for the summer semester 2018. This intake’s students come from 20 countries: Argentina, Bangladesh, China, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Kenia, Kzakhstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey and the USA.

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

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

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.

Application for the Cartography M.Sc. is now open

We are one of the four partner universities offering the Erasmus Mundus Master of Science programme in Cartography. The application for the 2018 intake (program start: October 1) is open from January 1 to May 31, 2018.

The deadline for Erasmus Mundus scholarship applications is March 15, 2018. All details concerning the application procedures can be found here. Continue reading “Application for the Cartography M.Sc. is now open”

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.

khalidsway_overview

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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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).

Unsere Straßennamenkarte im Wien Museum

Plakat_Wien_von_oben

Wir freuen uns, dass unsere Karte Straßennamen in Wien in der aktuellen Ausstellung Wien von oben. Die Stadt auf einen Blick im Wien Museum zu sehen ist.

Die Ausstellung ist bis 17. September 2017 geöffnet. Empfehlung!

Wie können wir Wien als Ganzes fassen? Der Versuch, der immer größer werdenden Stadt visuell beizukommen, fasziniert seit Jahrhunderten – ob in Form von klassischen Panoramen, Vogelschauen oder Plänen. Doch diese befinden sich stets im Spannungsfeld zwischen Vollständigkeitsanspruch und Fragmentierung, zwischen Sichtbarmachung und Verdecken, zwischen Orientierung und Kontrolle. Sie bilden nie das „reale“ Territorium zur Gänze ab, sondern sind auch Modell, Bild oder Vision der Stadt.

In der Ausstellung werden nicht nur einige der ältesten, größten oder berühmtesten Pläne, Panoramen und Modelle Wiens gezeigt, sondern ebenso seltene thematische Karten oder künstlerische Zugänge und Designprodukte bis hin zu gegenwärtigen partizipativen Bestrebungen, „Mapping the City“ auf die Bedürfnisse minderprivilegierter Gruppen anzuwenden. Außerdem werden traditionsreiche, aber auch neue Aussichts­punkte der Stadt exemplarisch beleuchtet – von Stephansturm und Kahlenberg bis hin zum heutigen Hochhaus. Die Ausstellung soll BesucherInnen ermun­tern, die Stadt mit anderen Augen zu sehen und sich auch aktiv in deren Darstellung einzubringen.

Wien Museum