We are happy to announce a CartoTalk by Trias Aditya, from the Department of Geodetic Engineering at UGM, Indonesia.
Abstract: Haze problems over Sumatera and Kalimantan have been a prolonged issue to mainly firing of drained peatland. In addition to accelerating greenhouse emission threats, the peatfire has caused health problems and major economic losses. Peat forest conversion to agriculture land by utilizing drainage canals is one of main drivers to be restored. Water and peatland management are among the key targets for eliminating the trans-boundary haze problems. Surveying and mapping technologies such as Aerial Photos and LiDAR are required to support hydrological restoration plans in order to keep peatland in Sumatera and Kalimantan are still wet even in dry periods. Surveying and mapping activities are also required to support environmental monitoring to fight fires and canals’ development. Satellites and aerial imageries, such as satellite data and UAV, equipped with multi sensors suited to monitor haze problems, could be deployed to support haze monitoring. In addition to that, human sensors need to be activated to enable participatory monitoring. This apps will be offered to help community and decision makers fight peatfires while at the same time to support sustainable peatland management at community level. The research study presented in this talk combines LiDAR, satellite, field and crowd data to support community-based haze mitigation. Yet, in order to raise community awareness on haze issues from fires from the peatland, geospatial-based game application was initiated through gamification and design workshop. Data from two apps, geo-crowd and geo-game are gathered and analyzed into a decision-support dashboard.
Trias Aditya completed his Bachelor of Engineering in Geodetic Engineering from UGM (1998). He received his MSc in Geoinformatics from ITC (2003) and PhD in Geoinformatics from ITC/Utrecht University (2007). His research interests include Cartography, Geospatial Data Infrastructure, Interoperable Geospatial Information System for Land Administration, Disaster Management, and Peatland Management.
Dear colleagues and friends, we would like to thank you for the pleasant collaborations in 2016. We are looking forward to working with you in the upcoming year! Our best wishes for a pleasant holiday season and a prosperous New Year!
Happy holiday wishes from Wangshu, Edith, Violet, Georg, Manuela, Silvia, Florian, and Francisco!
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!
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!
Mit großer Bestürzung haben wir vom Ableben unser langjährigen Kollegin Ass.-Prof. Dipl. Ing. Dr. Mirjanka Lechthaler erfahren. Mika, wie sie von uns allen genannt wurde, war mit Herz und Seele Kartographin. Sie hat sich mit großer Hingabe den Aufgaben der wissenschaftlichen Kartographie gewidmet.
Unvergesslich ist ihr Engagement in der Lehre, mit der sie eine Vielzahl von Studierenden mit ihrer Begeisterung und ihrem Enthusiasmus anstecken konnte. Sie war in einer Vielzahl von Gremien an der TU Wien, auf Fakultäts- und auf Institutsebene tätig, immer mit ihrer positiven und gewinnenden Art für eine konstruktive Athmosphäre sorgend. In Zeiten großer Herausforderungen und Veränderungen der modernen Kartographie war sie immer eine felsenfeste Stütze.
Mika war eine besondere Kollegin. Aber viel mehr als das war Mika ein besonderer Mensch. Sie war authentisch, fröhlich, loyal, engagiert und an ihrem Umfeld, insbesondere an Menschen, interessiert.
Sie hat uns in vielerlei Hinsicht inspiriert.
Sie wird uns fehlen.
Both are enthusiastic about modern cartography and will work together with Florian Ledermann, Manuela Schmidt (who is back in the team as a Project Assistant by working part-time on a project with the Austrian Federal Railways) and the Chinese Scholarship Holder Wangshu Wang. The scientific team will be supported by Violet Derman (secretariat) and Edith Wandl (special tasks).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org until October 9 2016. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly.
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!
Experience with Node.js and static site generators
Our PhD student Wangshu Wang is looking for volunteers to participate in an indoor wayfinding experiment. The experiment will take place in two buildings (Albertina and TU Wien main building), each around 20 minutes.
Who can participate? You may be eligible to participate if you have never been to Albertina and are unfamiliar with TU Wien main building (Karlsplatz 13), and speak English and understand basic German.
Your benefits? Your benefits will be a free entry to Albertina and a small gift. In addition, all participants also have the chance to win one of three 20 € Amazon or Thalia vouchers.