Univ.Prof. Mag.rer.nat. Dr.rer.nat., head of group
Georg Gartner (born 1966) is a Professor for Cartography and Geo-Mediatechniques at the Research Group of Cartography at the Vienna University of Technology. He holds graduate qualifications in geography and cartography from the University of Vienna and the Vienna University of Technology, including a habilitation.
He served as Dean of Academic Affairs of the Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation of Technische Universität Wien from 1998 to 2004. He served as president of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) in the term 2011–2015 and is the current (2015–2019) past president of ICA. He has acted in several boards, including the Executive Board of the Austrian Geographic Society (ÖGG), as Vice-President of the Austrian Society for Surveying and Geoinformation (OVG), as member of the Editorial Board of The Cartographic Journal, the International Journal of Cartography and Kartographische Nachrichten.
He is editor of the book series Lecture Notes on Geoinforamtion and Cartography (Springer-Verlag) and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal on Location-based Services (Taylor & Francis). He has founded the Conference Series on Location-based Services. He was co-founder of the International Master programme on Cartography with TU München, TU Dresden and Universiteit Twente.
His main research interests lie in the role of modern cartography and applying LBS and interactivity to this role.