This Is Not an Atlas ‒ eine globale Sammlung widerständiger Karten

Über vier Jahre hat kollektiv orangotango sogenannte counter-cartographies – widerständige Kartierungen – aus der ganzen Welt zusammengetragen. Die Sammlung zeigt, wie kritische Karten gemacht und genutzt werden – als Teil von politischen Kämpfen, kritischer Wissenschaft, Kunst und Bildungsarbeit. Der kürzlich im Transcript-Verlag erschienene Atlas enthält auch einen Beitrag von Florian Ledermann zu einer Karte aus dem genderATlas.

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Workshop on Programming and Cartography in Berlin

The research group cartography is co-organizing the workshop “CODE/GEO/GRAPHIC” on the relationship of programming and cartography in Berlin on April 19, 2018.

In the workshop, we want to take a closer look at pieces of code used in cartographic projects. Participants are invited to present their experiences with programming for cartography and engage in an open discussion to identify research questions in an “unconference” format.

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The workshop will take place on April 19, 2018 at Technologiestiftung Berlin. Registration as a presenter or participant is still open, and free!

Orienteering event for students

On Friday 9 June the Research Group Cartography hosted an orienteering event at Karlsplatz. Orienteering requires navigational skills to navigate from point to point whilst moving at speed. Our participants were given a specially prepared orienteering map which they used to find 17 control points. In total, 104 national and international students from Cartography, Geodesy, and Urban Plannung joint the event along a 2.1 km course.

Find your result here! Congratulations to the three best orienteerers:

  1. Brandstätter Max:  16:50
  2. Falkenstein Antonia: 17:26
  3. Oberroither Alexander: 18:50

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A big thanks to the organizing team and to all the students for making the event so enjoyable and fun!

A cartographic field trip to Mürzzuschlag

Last week, the Research Group Cartography took the opportunity to visit the exhibition “Unschärfen und weiße Flecken – Kartografische Annäherung an urbane Räume” at Kunsthaus Mürz in Styria – open until 11 June 2017.

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The exhibition focuses on cartography as a critical method for presenting spatial experience and communication:

“Maps describe and represent parts of the space around us, they tell stories about the world. Each map is based on the fact that parts of reality are omitted, distorted or alienated. This produces blurring or white spots – which in turn open up space for imagination and appropriation.” (translated from Kunsthaus Mürz)

The group also went on a hike to the Mürztaler mountains, to Scheibenhütte at 1473m altitude.

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Photos courtesy of Markus Jobst, thx!

Call for papers for the 14th International Conference on Location-Based Services

We are pleased to announce the 14th International Conference on Location-Based Services (LBS 2018), taking place in Zurich from 15-17 January 2018.lbs2018

Built on the success of previous conferences in this series, LBS 2018 will offer a common ground to colleagues from various disciplines and practice where they can 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.

The Call for Papers is currently open:
12 Jul 2017 Submission of full & work-in-progress papers
29 Sep 2017 Notification of acceptance for full & work-in-progress papers
13 Oct 2017 Camera-ready full & work-in-progress papers
15 Nov 2017 Submission for showcases
22 Nov 2017 Notification of acceptance for showcases

The best accepted full and work-in-progress papers will be invited to submit an extended version to the Journal of Location Based Services.

More information can be found at lbsconference.org

Call for Maps: Einladung zur Einreichung von Beiträgen zur International Cartographic Exhibition

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Vom 2.–7. Juli 2017 findet in Washington, D.C., die 28. International Cartographic Conference (ICC) statt. In diesem Rahmen wird auch wieder die International Cartographic Exhibition organisiert – eine Ausstellung für digitale und analoge Karten aus aller Welt. Bis 19. Februar haben Sie die Möglichkeit, österreichische Beiträge für die Ausstellung zu nominieren!

Warum teilnehmen?

  • Sichtbarkeit Ihres Produkts bei über 1.500 Kartographie- und GIS-ExpertInnen aus aller Welt bei der International Cartographic Conference (ICC 2017)
  • Listung im online verfügbaren Ausstellungskatalog
  • Chance, einen ICA Map Award zu gewinnen. ICA Map Awards eignen sich hervorragend als Marketinginstrument. Die ausgezeichneten Beiträge werden im Anschluss außerdem als Map of the Month auf der ICA-Website gefeatured und erreichen auf diese Weise eine hohe Sichtbarkeit.

Alle Infos zur Nominierung finden Sie unter sites.google.com/view/callformaps-2017.

Ansprechpartnerin für die österreichischen Beiträge bei der ICC-Kartenausstellung ist dieses Jahr Manuela Schmidt.

13th International Conference on Location-Based Services

Thank you for participating in LBS 2016, the 13th Conference on Location-Based Services!

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From 14 to 16 November 2016, the conference was once again organized by the ICA Commission on Location-Based Services and the Research Group Cartography, taking place at TU Vienna. After its initiation at TU Vienna in 2002, the conference travelled around the world – with venues in Austria, China, Germany, and United Kingdom.

This year we were again priviledged to host more than 120 participants from 23 countries, contributing to the conference with high quality presentations and inspiring discussions. Thank you for making the conference such a memorable event again!

Photos of the event can be found at Google Photos.

A review of the event by the Viennese company indoo.rs can be found here: slaminfo.indoo.rs/lbs-vienna-2016-review

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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

200 cartographers will meet in Vienna

eurocarto_logoNext week will be a very busy week for our Research Group: We will host the 1st ICA European Symposium on Cartography (EuroCarto). From Tuesday to Thursday participants can expect a dense program of cartographic input. Feel free to scroll through the program on eurocarto.org.

Just before the conference, a meeting of representatives of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) will take place at TU Wien. All ICA commission chairs are invited to join and plan their activities for the next years. This will also include a meeting of the Working Group on the International Map Year (IMY).

On Wednesday, the consortium of the Cartography M.Sc. programme will meet to discuss the future of the Erasmus+ Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree.