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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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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

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.

Welcome to the 6th intake of the International Master in Cartography

We are happy to welcome 20 students of the International Master in Cartography at TU Vienna for the summer semester 2017. Students come from all over the world, including Albania, Austria, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Romania, Russia, and the USA.

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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 wish them a fun and successful semester!

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

Neu: genderATlas für die Schule

Im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Bildung (BMB) wurde 2016 eine Didaktisierung des genderATlas vorgenommen. Der daraus entstandene genderATlas für die Schule wurde letzte Woche per Bekanntgabeerlass an alle relevanten Schulen ausgesandt.

Screenshot aus dem neu entwickelten Beitrag VolksschullehrerIn – ein Frauenberuf?

Screenshot aus dem neu entwickelten Beitrag “VolksschullehrerIn – ein Frauenberuf?”. Der Beitrag enthält neben Kartendarstellungen auch ein Diagramm der historischen Entwicklung.

Ziel des genderATlas für die Schule ist es, Schüler/innen und Studierenden (Sek. I und v.a. Sek. II und PH) aktuelles und sehr anschauliches Informationsmaterial für eigenes forschendes Lernen zur Verfügung zu stellen. Der ATlas bietet insbesondere auch im Zusammenhang mit zu verfassenden wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten (z.B. der VWA in der AHS) ein sehr konkretes Instrument, da er vielfältige Rechercheimpulse, sowie Forschungsmethoden und -fragen bereit hält.

Den genauen Wortlaut des Bekanntgabeerlasses finden Sie hier.

Invitation to a master thesis presentation on February 1, 2017

We invite you to the master thesis presentation of Shuoyan Huang on the topic of Comparing mouse- and touch-based interaction for map search tasks on large screens.

  • Date: February 1, 2017, 10am (10:00 Uhr)
  • Place: Seminar room 126, Gußhausstraße, 1st floor

Be welcome!

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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